Alberto Gonzalez has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Gonzalez was outrighted to Triple-A after he passed through waivers unclaimed earlier this week. The Yankees will be happy to keep him around as infield depth.
Austin Jackson (hamstring) is unlikely be activated from the disabled list when he's eligible Monday.
Jackson landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a strained left hamstring, but we haven't heard much about his progress. That's probably because there's little to update, as Chris Iott of MLive.com hears that he isn't currently doing any physical activity. Fantasy owners will have to hope that changes real soon.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the White Sox have placed infielder Angel Sanchez (back) on waivers.
Sanchez, a Rule 5 pick, has been on the disabled list for a little over a month with a lower back strain and is seven games into a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. If he goes unclaimed, he will be offered back to the Angels.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons confirmed Thursday that Sean Nolin will start Friday against the Orioles.
Nolin, a sixth-round pick in 2010, has posted a 1.17 ERA and 16/5 K/BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings (three starts) this season at the Triple-A level. But the 23-year-old left-hander isn't really regarded as a top prospect and should be ignored in most standard fantasy leagues.
Phillies recalled RHP Michael Stutes from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Stutes has a 3.33 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 25/11 K/BB ratio in 27 innings this season at the Triple-A level. The right-hander should do fine in a middle relief role for Philly.
Michael Pineda (shoulder) threw five innings Thursday in a start at extended spring training.
Pineda's fastball sat near 93 mph all afternoon and he reported no issues with his surgically-repaired shoulder. The right-hander is expected to make one more start at the Yankees' spring complex before heading out on a minor league rehab assignment. He should be stashed right now in leagues with big roster allotments.
Carlos Zambrano allowed one (unearned) run over four innings Thursday at extended spring training.
Zambrano was also good in his first extended spring training start last week, striking out five batters over two scoreless innings. He yielded four hits and a walk on Thursday while fanning four. The right-hander could be an option for the Phils sooner than expected.
Indians recalled LHP Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus.
Barnes has an ugly 5.74 ERA and 19/8 K/BB ratio in 15 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. The left-hander will serve as a middle reliever for the Indians.