Robinson Cano is not in the Mariners starting lineup for Thursday's contest against the Indians.
He'll take a seat against tough right-hander Corey Kluber in favor of Brad Miller. Look for the slumping second baseman to return to his regular spot in the lineup on Friday.
Tigers optioned INF Dixon Machado to Triple-A Toledo.
Machado was only with the club for a few days as infield depth, and he'll return to Toledo to make room on the roster for Thursday's starter Buck Farmer. He should get another opportunity with the big league club before the end of the season, but remains irrelevant in most fantasy leagues.
Justin Masterson (shoulder) is scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday.
He'll work three innings in the ballgame. The veteran right-hander has been working with new pitching coach Carl Willis while rehabbing in recent weeks, so it will be interesting to see how he performs once he's able to rejoin the Red Sox rotation.
Angels designated 1B Marc Krauss for assignment.
Krauss hit just .143/.211/.286 during his brief time with the Angels before he was sent down in favor or Kirk Nieuwenhuis. He could attract some interest on waivers.
Angels purchased the contract of OF Alfredo Marte from Triple-A Salt Lake.
He'll take the place of the injured Collin Cowgill on the Angels roster, and could see time in the outfield against left-handed pitching. He was on fire at the dish at Salt Lake, slashing .343/.401/.540 with four homers and 32 RBI through 37 contests.
Angels placed OF Collin Cowgill on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist.
The 29-year-old outfielder sustained the injury during batting practice on Sunday, just after getting over a back ailment. He should be ready to rejoin the Angels at some point in mid-June.
Red Sox designated INF Jeff Bianchi for assignment.
With Eduardo Rodriguez, Robbie Ross, and Carlos Peguero all joining the team on Thursday, Bianchi gets the boot. The 28-year-old was just called up from Triple-A on Sunday and didn't get a plate appearance. There's a decent chance he'll pass through waivers unclaimed.
Grant Green will start at first base Thursday against the Tigers.
Meanwhile, Albert Pujols will serve as the designated hitter and Matt Joyce will start in left field. The newly-acquired Kirk Nieuwenhuis is on the bench. This will be Green's first career start at first base, though he has made three previous appearances at the position.