The Red Sox have yet determine if Franklin Morales (back, pectoral) will be activated this weekend or receive one more rehab start in the minors.
Morales, on the disabled list since the beginning of the season, is close to being activated after throwing five innings Thursday in his latest rehab game with Double-A Portland. The Red Sox are expected to use him as a reliever upon his return.
Rangers transferred LHP Matt Harrison from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot for the recently-claimed Joe Benson. Harrison underwent a second back surgery in late April and is expected to be sidelined at least another two months.
Rule 5 pick Angel Sanchez cleared waivers and was declined when offered back to the Angels.
Sanchez will likely remain in the White Sox organization and be sent outright to Triple-A Charlotte. The 29-year-old utility infielder is currently on disabled list with a lower back strain.
Rangers claimed OF Joe Benson off waivers from the Twins; assigned him to Double-A Frisco.
Benson struggled mightily at Triple-A Rochester this season, batting just .192 with one home run in 42 games. The Twins no longer viewed Benson as worthy of a 40-man roster spot and needed to clear room for Saturday's starter P.J. Walters.
Stephen Drew is not in Saturday's lineup against the Indians.
Drew is hitless in his last 17 at-bats since returning from a back injury, so the Red Sox are hoping that the day off can get him back on track. Jose Iglesias is starting at shortstop in his place.
Yankees placed OF Curtis Granderson on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured fifth metacarpal of his left hand.
Granderson suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning of Friday night’s game. It's a troubling development for the Yankees, who will now be forced to give extended playing time to Ichiro Suzuki and Brennan Boesch. Granderson is expected to miss a minimum of four weeks.
Yankees recalled OF Brennan Boesch from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Boesch will replace Curtis Granderson on the active roster. He batted just .209 with a .244 on-base percentage through 20 games with the Yankees prior to being sent down earlier this month.
Orioles placed RHP Pedro Strop on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 24, with a lower back strain.
The move clears a spot on the 25-man roster for Steve Johnson. Strop has a 6.11 ERA with 14 walks over 17 2/3 innings with the Orioles.