Ketel Marte (thumb) is expected to be activated from the disabled list next Monday.
That's the first day he's eligible. Marte, who has been out since May 21 with a left thumb sprain, will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday. He's expected to play a total of five games through Saturday before rejoining the Mariners. The 22-year-old was batting .276/.307/.378 with five steals in 40 games prior to the injury.
Leonys Martin (hamstring) took batting practice Tuesday.
Martin landed on the disabled list last week with a strained left hamstring, but he's making quick progress. He should be ready to return when he's first eligible on June 10.
Indians recalled RHP Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A Columbus.
Armstrong, 25, owns a 2.50 ERA and 30/17 K/BB ratio over 18 innings this season in Triple-A. He'll give the Indians a fresh arm in their bullpen.
Indians optioned LHP Ryan Merritt to Triple-A Columbus.
Merritt shined in his major league debut Monday against the Rangers, allowing just one hit over 4 1/3 scoreless innings. Unfortunately, his reward is a return trip to the minors.
Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.
D'Arnaud, who has been out since late April with a strained right rotator cuff, resumed baseball activities last week in Florida. The big test will be game action. Assuming he can avoid setbacks, the Mets could send Kevin Plawecki to Triple-A upon his return and keep Rene Rivera as the backup.
Brewers claimed RHP Neil Ramirez off waivers from the Cubs.
Ramirez was designated for assignment 10 days ago and he'll end up staying in the division. The 27-year-old has walked eight batters in just 7 2/3 innings in the majors this season and has an injury history, but he's a worthwhile flyer for a rebuilding team.
According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca, Cuban outfielder Alexei Bell requested his unconditional release from the Quintana Roo Tigres in Mexico.
Bell was batting .171 (6-for-35) with one homer and two doubles over nine games in the Mexican League. The 32-year-old was reportedly declared a free agent last week and is free to sign with any team. He will now work out privately for teams instead of showcasing himself in game action.
Colby Rasmus is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
He'll take a seat against left-hander Patrick Corbin. Carlos Gomez is back in center field Tuesday while Jake Marisnick will start in left.