Giants purchased the contract of LHP Josh Osich from Triple-A Sacramento.
Osich has had a great year, putting up a 1.50 ERA and 37/11 K/BB ratio over 36 innings between Double- and Triple-A. He'll be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
Giants optioned RHP Michael Broadway to Triple-A Sacramento.
Broadway allowed three runs over 7 1/3 relief innings for the Giants. Josh Osich has replaced him in the bullpen.
Rays released LHP Andy Oliver.
Oliver has exercised the opt-out clause in his minor league contract. He posted a 3.86 ERA with 32 strikeouts over 28 innings at Triple-A Durham, but walks remained an issue for him with a whopping 24 free passes.
Colby Rasmus (illness) is hoping to return to the lineup on Saturday.
Rasmus was in the hospital from Sunday to Wednesday after developing an infection following a bug bite. He's feeling much better now, though, and is aiming to be back out there shortly.
Jimmy Paredes is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.
He's just getting some rest. Matt Wieters is in the designated hitter spot, with Caleb Joseph handling the catching duties.
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.