Cubs purchased the contract of OF Ryan Kalish from Triple-A Iowa.
He'll replace the injured Matt Szczur (hamstring) on the active roster. Kalish, now 28, was batting .368/.471/.509 through 20 games in Triple-A this season. He'll mostly function as a lefty bat off the bench, but he could see a couple of starts mixed in.
Rays SS prospect Daniel Robertson ended a three-game hitless streak by providing four hits Monday in a win for Triple-A Durham.
Robertson had been just six for his last 29 before Monday's explosion. The 22-year-old finished a home run shy of the cycle. He also scored twice while plating four runs. Robertson earned his promotion to Triple-A this year by hitting .274 across 299 at-bats for Double-A Montgomery in 2015. He homered 15 times in 2014 but has only logged five round-trippers since then.
Cubs placed OF Matt Szczur on the 15-day disabled list with a mild right hamstring strain.
It's too bad, as Szczur was off to a nice start this season, batting .367/.441/.600 with two home runs and 10 RBI over 21 games. Ryan Kalish will take his place on the active roster.
Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) has progressed to land-based jogging.
Or, you know, jogging. The Indians are taking it easy with him, so most of his rehab has been restricted to pool work for now. Carrasco strained his left hamstring late last month and will likely be sidelined until the end of May or early June.
Randal Grichuk is back in the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.
Grichuk didn't start Monday's game, but he came off the bench and went 2-for-2 with a homer. Hopefully that will get him going. He's still batting just .200/.278/.413 through 24 games this season.
Jon Moscot (shoulder) has been scratched from Tuesday's start against the Giants.
Moscot has been dealing with a shoulder issue of late, so John Lamb has been activated from the disabled list and will start in his place. It's unclear if a stint on the disabled list will be necessary.
Giants 1B prospect Chris Shaw stretched his hitting streak to nine games by launching his fourth home run Monday in a win for High-A San Jose.
Shaw has hit an impossible .486 during the streak, raising his average from .277 to .366. He's now third in the California League in average, third in OPS (1.058), fourth in slugging (.634), fourth in on base percentage (.424) and sixth in runs scored (18). He also leads the league with 10 doubles. San Francisco selected Shaw in the first round of the 2015 draft following a successful college career at Boston College.
Zach Britton (ankle) will play catch Tuesday and could return this week.
Britton sprained his left ankle Saturday while trying to field an Adam Eaton bunt, but X-rays and an MRI both revealed no structural damage. He should be back soon, but Darren O'Day could vulture a save chance or two this week, so he's worth stashing for now in fantasy leagues.