Neil Ramirez is still feeling soreness in his ailing right shoulder.
The update on Ramirez was actually revealed by Justin Grimm, who had been rehabbing with him. "His shoulder is still barking," Grimm said. "They're just going to more slow play it and wait for it to go away. Hopefully we'll get him back soon and take off." Ramirez has been out since mid-April with shoulder inflammation.
Cubs released LHP Phil Coke.
Coke is now free to sign elsewhere after the Cubs designated him for assignment last week. He's reportedly already received interest from multiple clubs.
Kirby Yates (pectoral) will appear in an extended spring training game on Thursday.
It will be his first game action since going down with a right pectoral strain at the end of last month. Yates could rejoin the Rays' bullpen in a couple weeks if all goes well.
In addition to Alberto Callaspo, the Dodgers will acquire Eric Stults, Ian Thomas, and Juan Jaime from the Braves in the trade that sends Juan Uribe and Chris Withrow to Atlanta.
The deal just needs to be approved by the commissioner's office before it's finalized, which should occur at some point on Wednesday. Stults gives the Dodgers a bit more rotation depth while they deal with injuries, but it's a trade that, as a whole, doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense for L.A.
Brett Lawrie (back) went 0-for-4 at the plate in his return to the lineup Tuesday.
Lawrie had missed the last three games with back tightness. The third baseman sports a pedestrian .272/.303/.355 batting line this season.
Asdrubal Cabrera (groin) drew an intentional walk as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.
Cabrera hasn't started the last two games due to a minor groin strain. He expects to be back in the lineup on Friday.
Matt Shoemaker hurled seven scoreless innings but got a no-decision as the Angels lost 4-0 in 10 innings on Tuesday.
Shoemaker was locked in a pitcher's duel with opposing starter Odrisamer Despaigne. The right-hander allowed only four hits -- all singles -- along with a walk and six strikeouts. He's had a forgettable 2015 campaign, carrying a 5.44 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP and a 48/10 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings, but he has plenty of time to turn things around. He has allowed 13 home runs, a rate of more than two per nine innings, which is not something he is likely to sustain over the long haul. Shoemaker will take on the Tigers in a home start next.
Matt Joyce went 0-for-3 in Tuesday's 10-inning loss to the Padres.
Joyce, despite getting almost all of his playing time this season against right-handed pitching, has struggled through the first two months. Tuesday's outing moves his triple-slash line down to .172/.246/.258. His struggles may prompt the Angels to acquire an outfielder leading up to the trade deadline in July.