The Padres acquired the rights of catcher Yenier Bello from the Joplin Blasters of the independent American Association.
The Braves signed Bello out of Cuba last year, but he was given his release this spring. The 30-year-old will provide some organizational depth behind the plate.
Jerry Sands has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Columbus.
Sands cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Indians last week. The 27-year-old will continue to provide outfield depth in the minors.
ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Brewers are not willing to trade Jonathan Lucroy.
The Brewers look like obvious sellers at the moment, with names like Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza likely to be dealt. Lucroy would obviously net a bigger return than either of them, but the Brewers see him as a core player. The 28-year-old is making $3 million this season and $4 million next year while his contract includes a $5.25 million club option for 2017.
The Blue Jays are calling up Chris Colabello from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca.
The corresponding roster move isn't yet known. Colabello, 31, is batting .337 with five home runs and a .975 OPS over his first 23 games in Triple-A this season. He's capable of playing first base and the outfield.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that David Wright (hamstring) is not back to 100 percent yet.
Wright ramped up some baseball activities last week, but he's not running at 100 percent and the Mets won't have a clear timetable for his return until he does. "It’s just hard to say," said Alderson. "He could be a week away, could be 10 days away. Until he gets into a game situation and feels confident with the leg, we’re not going to know." There was some talk about him returning this weekend, but now it appears that the best-case scenario is sometime next week. Daniel Murphy will continue to play third base during his absence while young Dilson Herrera will play second.
Matt Carpenter (lightheadedness) went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in his return to the lineup Monday against the Cubs.
Carpenter left Sunday's game after seven innings due to lightheadedness, but it's not a long-term concern. The 29-year-old is off to a great start this season, batting .347/.412/.624 with four home runs and 16 RBI.
Coco Crisp (elbow) went 1-for-5 with a double Monday in his second minor league rehab game with High-A Stockton.
The original plan called for Crisp to rest Tuesday before being reevaluated. He could join the A's later this week. The veteran outfielder has been sidelined since right elbow surgery on April 3.
Santiago Casilla worked a scoreless ninth inning for his eighth save as the Giants enjoyed a 2-0 win over the Padres on Monday.
Casilla worked around a one-out Brandon Belt fielding error, which allowed Justin Upton to reach safely and bring the tying run to the plate. He struck out Yangervis Solarte, then got Jedd Gyorko to fly out to right field to end the game. Casilla is 8-for-10 in save situations thus far with a 2.13 ERA and a 9/4 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings.