Braves signed C Michael McKenry to a minor league contract.
McKenry elected free agency after being removed from the Cardinals' 40-man roster and quickly caught on with a new club. A.J. Pierzynski's name has been brought up in trade rumors, so perhaps McKenry will get a shot to replace him.
Ezequiel Carrera (Achilles) went 0-for-5 at the plate in his return to the lineup Saturday.
Carrera missed a few days of action with a sore Achilles. With Jose Bautista (toe) due back Monday, Carrera's time in the starting lineup is about to come to an end.
Padres outfield prospect Manuel Margot was pulled from a game at Triple-A El Paso in the fourth inning Saturday.
Margot was spotted in the dugout and he isn't believed to be injured. The speculation is that he could be headed to the Padres to replace Melvin Upton, who appears likely to be traded at any moment. Margot is a top-50 prospect who's batting .306/.356/.434 with four homers and 24 steals for El Paso. He's worth a speculative add in mixed leagues.
Chad Kuhl left his start for Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday with right biceps discomfort.
It's unwelcome news at any time, but especially after Tyler Glasnow exited his start with the big club on the same day with a shoulder issue. How long Kuhl will be sidelined isn't known at this point, but it's fair to assume that he won't be starting for the Pirates for a while.
Red Sox recalled RHP Joe Kelly from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Kelly tossed five scoreless innings with a 9/1 K/BB ratio since being moved to Pawtucket's bullpen. A relief role is probably where he's belonged all along, and he could be a weapon out of the 'pen.
Tyler Anderson turned in a quality start at Coors Field, yielding three runs in six innings to help the Rockies beat the Braves 8-4 on Saturday.
The rookie continues to impress. He struck out six batters, walked one and gave up eight base hits, none of which left the yard. It was his seventh start since being called up, and five of them have come at Coors Field. He is 3-3 with a 3.56 ERA. He has a 41/10 K/BB ratio in 48 innings. Perhaps most impressively, he has given up only four home runs, and two of those came on the road.
Matt Wisler took a beating at Coors Field on Saturday, giving up six runs in 5 1/3 innings and earning his 10th loss of the season.
Good things rarely happen for pitchers in Denver and today was no exception. Wisler allowed seven baserunners and six of them scored. He gave up five hits and two walks while fanning three. The bad game lowers his record to 4-10 with a 4.92 ERA. As a mediocre pitcher on a team that rarely gives him much run support, Wisler is only an option for desperate fantasy owners. On the other hand, he is only 23 years old and is holding his own in the major leagues already, so maybe he will be a good fantasy pitcher in a few years.
Miguel Sano went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI as the Twins outlasted the Red Sox 11-9 on Saturday.
Sano had three of the team's 19 hits, including his solo home run in the eighth inning. The dinger was his 15th of the season and his fourth in the month of July. It has been a good month all around for the 23-year-old, who is hitting .251/.349/.474 in his first full season in the bigs.