Cubs designated RHP Gonzalez Germen for assignment.
Germen posted a 3.78 ERA in 24 relief outings for Triple-A Iowa and also had a brief stint with the Cubs in April. The 27-year-old has now been designated for assignment four times since December.
Cubs transferred 2B Tommy La Stella to the 60-day disabled list.
He's been out with an oblique injury since April 8. With Addison Russell settled in at second base, La Stella probably won't see much playing time when he comes back.
Rockies optioned RHP Justin Miller to Triple-A Albuquerque.
The Rockies needed to make room for John Axford. Miller made three appearances during his five-day stint with Colorado, holding opponents scoreless over 2 2/3 innings. The 28-year-old will continue to bounce back and forth between Albuquerque and Colorado.
Rockies activated RHP John Axford from the 7-day family emergency list.
Axford should immediately resume his role as closer. This year he's converted 13-of-14 save chances while posting a respectable 2.42 ERA. The Rockies sent Justin Miller to Triple-A Albuquerque to open up a roster spot.
Orioles optioned 2B Ryan Flaherty.
The Orioles needed to make room for Jonathan Schoop. Flaherty could return to the roster as soon as Monday. That's when the O's are expected to place Nolan Reimold on the paternity list. Usually when someone gets sent down they have to stay in the minors for a minimum of 10 days, but that doesn't apply to players on paternity leave.
Nolan Reimold is expected to go on the paternity list after Sunday's game.
He can be away from the team for up to three days. The 31-year-old has played sparingly this year, making just 38 at-bats over 16 games. The 10-day minor league rehab window doesn't apply to players on paternity leave. That allows Ryan Flaherty to take Reimold's roster spot even though he was just optioned on Saturday.
Orioles activated Jonathan Schoop (knee) from the 15-day disabled list.
He rejoined the Orioles in Chicago Saturday after completing a 10-game rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie and High-A Frederick. The 23-year-old hit .259 in nine games before a sprained PCL sent him to the disabled list in mid-April. Ryan Flaherty was optioned in the corresponding roster move.
Rangers optioned RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez to Triple-A Round Rock.
The Rangers don't need him now that Matt Harrison is off the disabled list. Though it didn't last as long as he hoped, Gonzalez's first stint in the big leagues was a success. In seven starts, the right-hander posted a 3.74 ERA while limiting opponents to a .220 batting average. He even threw a shutout June 5 at Kansas City. He'll be back with Texas at some point this year.