Orioles recalled 3B Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk.
Valencia has had a big year for Norfolk, batting .306 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 40 games. He went deep seven times over his past 10 contests. Valencia figures to see some at-bats in the DH spot.
Willie Bloomquist (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment midway through the week.
Bloomquist has been playing games at extended spring training and hasn't had any recent setbacks. He should be ready for activation before the end of the month.
Jason Kubel (quad) will return to the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.
Kubel still isn't totally over his left quad injury, so the club is taking it easy with him. He might continue to see more days off than normal as he tries to put the malady behind him.
Adam Eaton (elbow) played five innings in center field for High-A Visalia on Friday.
It's the first time he's played the field during his rehab assignment, as he had been limited to DH duty. Eaton was scheduled to play the field again on Saturday before being re-evaluated by the Diamondbacks. He should be activated before the end of the month. Manager Kirk Gibson said he's "not really worried about" finding enough playing time for all the members of a deep group of outfielders. "If we have guys, we’ll find places for them to play," the manager added.
Daniel Hudson (elbow) gave up two runs on five hits over four innings in an extended spring training game on Friday.
It's the first time since last year's Tommy John surgery that Hudson has faced hitters wearing a different uniform. The D'Backs says the righty's fastball sat in the 91-93 mph range, which is obviously a good sign. "The light at the end of the tunnel is getting a little bit brighter now," Hudson said. Hudson will appear in another extended spring game next week and doesn't appear far off from a rehab assignment. He could be back as soon as late June if all goes well, though the big club doesn't currently have room for him in the rotation.
Twins activated RHP Cole De Vries from the 15-day disabled list, optioned him to Triple-A Rochester.
De Vries is over his forearm ailment, but the Twins aren't ready to add him to the rotation yet. However, with much of their starting five struggling, it might only be a matter of time before he gets a shot.
Michael Morse went 0-for-4 at the plate in his return to action Saturday.
Morse was scratched from Friday's game with irritation in one of his eyes, but he'll be fine. The outfielder is batting .254/.316/.493 with 10 homers this season.
Maicer Izturis went 1-for-4 with a single in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.
Izturis isn't walking or making contact this season, and you already know his swing is punchless. Toronto was hoping for more than a .218/.242/.331 slash line when they signed Izturis from the Angels over the winter to a three-year, $9 million deal and the Jays recently sat him in three of four games.