Jerome Williams will be called up from Triple-A Round Rock to start Friday against the Blue Jays.
Williams, who signed a minor league deal with the Rangers two weeks ago, posted an ugly 6.04 ERA and 38/16 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 innings with the Astros earlier this season. He's not a fantasy option.
Rougned Odor had two of the Rangers' five hits Thursday in the loss to the Yankees.
One was a double. Odor is 9-for-23 (.391) with a 3/2 K/BB ratio since the All-Star break. In 169 at-bats in the first half, he struck out 31 times and walked just six times.
Scooter Gennett (quad) is out of the Brewers' lineup again Thursday.
Gennett left Tuesday's game due to right quad tightness and will now miss his second straight start. He might have to sit for another couple of days. Rickie Weeks is starting at second base again Thursday and will bat fifth against Dillon Gee.
Curtis Granderson is back in Thursday's lineup against the Brewers.
Granderson missed the previous two games due to illness, but he's ready to give it a go. He'll bat leadoff against Matt Garza.
White Sox recalled RHP Andre Rienzo from Triple-A Charlotte.
Rienzo owns an ugly 5.87 ERA and 1.61 WHIP over 24 appearances with the White Sox this season. He figures to pitch in long relief.
White Sox placed RHP Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
This comes on the heels of Putnam allowing one unearned run on two hits and two walks over one inning of work Wednesday against the Royals. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, but Jacob Petricka is now the clear favorite for save chances in Chicago.
Marcus Stroman allowed just one hit over seven innings and combined with two relievers on an 8-0 shutout the Red Sox on Thursday.
Showing once again how huge momentum is in baseball, the Jays ended up winning three straight over Boston after getting crushed 14-1 in Monday's season opener. The Red Sox's lone hit today was Shane Victorino's flare single in the seventh. However, even if that didn't drop in, it's unlikely Stroman would have had a chance to go for the no-no; he was at 97 pitches after seven innings and the Jays are being careful with him. The rookie is now 6-2 with a 3.21 ERA.
David Ortiz is day-to-day with spasms in his upper middle back.
Ortiz left Thursday's game against the Blue Jays in the ninth inning after tweaking his back on a swing. However, it doesn't sound like a major concern.