Indians optioned INF Zach Walters to Triple-A Columbus.
Cleveland acquired Walters from the Nationals for Asdrubal Cabrera earlier in the day. Instead of giving Walters an immediate shot at Cabrera's old at-bats, the Tribe will roll with Mike Aviles at shortstop for now. Aviles won't hold Walters off for long. The 24-year-old switch-hitter boasts a .820 OPS in 887 plate appearances over the past three seasons at Triple-A.
Braves transferred RHP Gavin Floyd from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot for the Braves' new additions. Floyd underwent season-ending surgery in June to repair a fractured olecranon in his right elbow.
Indians recalled RHP Austin Adams from Triple-A Columbus.
In light of the Justin Masterson trade, the Indians bring back Adams to function as an additional arm in the bullpen. The 27-year-old has been excellent this year at Triple-A, but will only be entrusted with low-leverage situations in the bigs.
C.J. Wilson (ankle, hip) is penciled in to rejoin the Angels' rotation Saturday against the Rays.
Wilson has been sidelined since early July with a right ankle sprain and hip tightness, but he made it through a minor league rehab start Monday with no issues. The 33-year-old southpaw owns a 4.33 ERA and 107/48 K/BB ratio in 116 1/3 innings this season, but there's reason to expect better if he's back to full health.
Diamondbacks recalled OF Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Reno.
Kieschnick has already had a couple of stints with the D-Backs this year and he's back now that Gerardo Parra has been traded to the Brewers. The 27-year-old is strictly bench depth and doesn't figure to be fantasy relevant.
The Padres didn't trade Joaquin Benoit before Thursday's non-waiver trading deadline.
Great news for Benoit owners, as the 37-year-old remains San Diego's closer. It wouldn't be a surprise, however, if Benoit is moved in a waivers trade in August. The reliever is under contract for $8 million next season and has an $8 million vesting option in 2016. Those numbers are reasonable enough that a contender won't blink an eye, and likely prohibitive enough for non-contenders to pass on him during the waiver process.
Diamondbacks purchased the contract of INF Andy Marte from Triple-A Reno.
Back in the majors for the first time since 2010, the former top prospect was batting .330/.384/.513 with 13 home runs and 62 RBI over 102 games this season in Triple-A. Now 30 years old, Marte could get semi-regular playing time at third base now that Martin Prado is with the Yankees, at least in the short-term, but we're not expecting much of anything in fantasy leagues.
Cubs acquired C Victor Caratini from the Braves for LHP James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio.
Caratini, a second-round pick in 2013, owns a .283/.377/.415 batting line with six home runs and 67 RBI over his first 145 professional games. The 20-year-old was ranked as the team's No. 8 prospect by Baseball America coming into the year, but he was somewhat expendable for the Braves due to the presence of Evan Gattis and Christian Bethancourt. He could turn into something interesting for Chicago, but he's still likely a couple of years away, especially considering he's still adjusting to being a full-time catcher.