Athletics recalled RHP Zach Neal from Triple-A Nashville.
Neal will start for the A's on Wednesday afternoon against the Mariners. He has a 2.53 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 21/4 K/BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level, but the 27-year-old isn't the most attractive fantasy streaming option versus Seattle. This might just be a spot start.
Athletics activated 2B Jed Lowrie from the 15-day disabled list.
Lowrie wound up missing exactly 15 days with a bruised right shin. The second baseman returns Wednesday to a cool .302/.341/.345 batting line with 17 RBI in 32 games.
Matt Carpenter is out of the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday because his wife is about to have a baby.
It seemed odd that the Cards would rest their best left-handed hitter against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. Now we have a good reason for the absence. Ruben Tejada is starting at third base and batting eighth in the afternoon tilt at Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong will take a turn at leadoff.
Angels recalled INF Kaleb Cowart from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Cowart was hitting .303/.352/.454 with two home runs and three stolen bases in 39 games this season at the Triple-A level. But the infielder batted just .174/.255/.283 last year at the major league level and can remain ignored in standard fantasy formats.
Angels designated LHP Lucas Luetge for assignment.
The left-hander did not get an appearance in his three-day stay at the major league level. Luetge had a 2.33 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 19 1/3 innings at Triple-A before his callup. He could draw interest on waivers.
Cardinals acquired OF Jose Martinez from the Royals for cash considerations; optioned him to Triple-A Memphis.
Martinez was designated for assignment by Kansas City on May 18. He won the Pacific Coast League batting title in 2015, slashing .384/.461/.563 in 98 games, but the 27-year-old career minor leaguer hasn't been able to keep that pace this season. Martinez will operate as organizational outfield depth for St. Louis.
Jhonny Peralta (thumb) will shift his rehab assignment to Double-A Springfield this weekend.
Peralta is 3-for-10 through four rehab games with Low-A Peoria. He'll play one more game for Peoria on Wednesday night and then take Thursday off before reporting to Springfield on Friday. The veteran shortstop is on track to join the Cardinals next week. He probably won't play every day out of the gate as manager Mike Matheny tries to keep Aledmys Diaz active and producing at a high rate.
Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) has reported to the Mets' spring training facilities in Florida.
And the plan calls for d'Arnaud to resume full baseball activities on Thursday, per assistant general manager John Ricco. The 27-year-old catcher has been on the disabled list since April 26 with a strained right rotator cuff and remains without an exact timetable for activation. If he can avoid setbacks, it's possible we'll see him return in late June. But that's really just a guess.