Yankees acquired OF Jake Skole from the Rangers in exchange for cash considerations.
Skole, 23, was a first-round pick in 2010 but sports an ugly .228/.330/.331 batting line in parts of six minor league seasons. He's merely a depth guy for the Yanks.
Cardinals recalled OF Tommy Pham from Triple-A Memphis.
Pham batted .338/.402/.625 with five homers and six steals over 24 games for Memphis after returning from a quad injury. He's starting in center field Friday and could see some more time there until Matt Holliday (quad) returns from the disabled list an Randal Grichuk moves to center.
Cardinals optioned LHP Tim Cooney to Triple-A Memphis.
Cooney pitched well in a spot start Thursday, holding the Padres to two earned runs over six frames. It's possible he'll be back next week when the Cards need a starter during a doubleheader with the Cubs, although Tyler Lyons will also be under consideration then.
CC Sabathia's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Sunday to Wednesday.
Ivan Nova will move up to take the ball Sunday versus the Rays, while Sabathia will take on the A's the next time out. The Yankees think some extra rest might do the struggling Sabathia some good and the southpaw is also working on some mechanical stuff.
Yoenis Cespedes is batting second for the Tigers on Friday.
The Tigers finally moved Anthony Gose down in the order (to eighth) while moving up Ian Kinsler to the leadoff spot and Cespedes to the No. 2 hole. It's a nice little boost for Cespedes' fantasy value, as he has hit either fifth or sixth for most of the season.
MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports that Cuban outfielder Guillermo Heredia has been declared a free agent by major league baseball.
Heredia is now free to sign with a major league club and Sanchez said he's slated to have an open workout in the United States soon. The 24-year-old is ranked by Baseball America as the 11th-best Cuban prospect.
Royals purchased the contract of INF Dusty Coleman from Triple-A Omaha.
Coleman, 28, has hit .303/.383/.469 with seven homers and seven steals between Double- and Triple-A this season. He'll be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
Royals optioned INF Christian Colon to Triple-A Omaha.
Colon hasn't been playing much of late and has picked up just one hit in 16 plate appearances since the beginning of June. Dusty Coleman has replaced him on the roster.