Mariners placed RHP Hisashi Iwakuma on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lat muscle.
Iwakuma was scheduled to start on Sunday, though it's unclear at the moment who will fill in for him. He posted a troublesome 6.61 ERA and 1.40 WHIP awhile allowing five home runs over 16 1/3 innings in his first three starts. The M's hope to have him back in the rotation in late-May.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Angels would not receive a player in return in the rumored Josh Hamilton deal, it would strictly be for cash considerations.
It looks like it will be a move strictly to get Hamilton out of Los Angeles and back in Texas where he flourished in the past. The Rangers are expected to pay less than $15 million of the $80 million remaining on Hamilton's deal through the 2017 season. Rosenthal cautions that there are still several hurdles to clear and the talks could still fall apart, it isn't yet a done deal.
Jake Marisnick was scratched from the Astros starting lineup on Friday due to right leg discomfort.
Marisnick will also sit out on Saturday as a precautionary measure. The young outfielder felt something while running the bases in Wednesday's contest. Robbie Grossman is getting the start in his place on Friday and batting ninth against the Athletics.
Dodgers sent RHP Daniel Corcino outright to Double-A Tulsa.
Corcino was designated for assignment on Wednesday to make room on the 40-man roster for Xavier Cedeno, but he passed through waivers unclaimed and will remain as organizational depth for the Dodgers.
Josh Johnson (elbow) threw a successful 40-pitch bullpen session on Friday.
Johnson was able to use all of his pitches and reported feeling good afterwards. He'll repeat the process on Monday or Tuesday, and if all goes well could then be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment.
Dodgers purchased the contract of RHP Sergio Santos from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Santos joined the team in San Diego on Friday and is in uniform for their series-opener against the Padres. He had an opt-out clause in his contract if he wasn't on the big league roster before May 1 which he was expected to utilize. Santos will work in mddle relief for the Dodgers.
Dodgers designated LHP Xavier Cedeno for assignment.
The 28-year-old southpaw was just acquired by the Dodgers from the Nationals on Wednesday for cash considerations, but it appears as though they believe the roster spot could be better utilized with Sergio Santos. He could attract some interest on waivers.
Dodgers optioned RHP Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Oklahoma City
Bolsinger pitched well in a spot start on Thursday, taking a no-decision after 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball against the Giants. He could get the another opportunity the next time the Dodgers need a spot starter.