Braves signed RHP Dale Thayer to a minor league contract.
Thayer opted out of his minor league contract with the Dodgers in early May after opening the season with a 6.75 ERA in eight innings at Triple-A Albuquerque. He'll act as organizational bullpen depth for Atlanta.
Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that David Wright (neck) may need a disabled list stint.
Wright is out of the Mets' starting lineup again on Monday due to renewed neck discomfort, and he's apparently not making much progress. Ty Kelly is starting at third base and Wilmer Flores is starting at first base Monday afternoon against the White Sox. Wright was limited to 38 games in 2015 after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis. He's appeared in 37 games this year.
Phillies manager Pete Mackanin stated Sunday night that he plans to get Tommy Joseph more playing time, at the expense of slumping first baseman Ryan Howard.
Joseph has 10 hits -- including three homers -- through his first 35 at-bats at the major league level. "We brought Joseph up here for a reason, to get a look at him," Mackanin said. "I can’t let him stagnate on the bench like (Darin) Ruf ended up doing, so he’s going to face some right-handed pitchers to keep his timing."
David Wright (neck) remains absent from the Mets' starting lineup Monday versus the White Sox.
Wright is still dealing with some neck discomfort, so Ty Kelly will start at third base and bat eighth against White Sox lefty Jose Quintana. Wilmer Flores is starting at first base and hitting fifth.
Michael Conforto is out of the Mets' starting lineup Monday afternoon against the White Sox.
Curtis Granderson is also on the bench with Chicago throwing left-hander Jose Quintana. Yoenis Cespedes will start in left field, Juan Lagares will start in center, and Alejandro De Aza is in right.
White Sox optioned RHP Tommy Kahnle to Triple-A Charlotte.
Kahnle gave up two hits and two walks without recording an out Saturday in a crushing loss to the Royals. Chicago's bullpen surrendered seven runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to fall 8-7.
White Sox recalled OF J.B. Shuck from Triple-A Charlotte.
Shuck will start in center field and bat fifth for the White Sox on Monday afternoon against Mets right-hander Matt Harvey. Shuck is a .262/.311/.332 career hitter in 860 plate appearances at the major league level and can go on being ignored in standard fantasy formats.
Ketel Marte (thumb) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment this week.
Marte was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 22 with a sprained left thumb. He expects to be activated when first eligible and would seem to be on track to meet that goal. "He’s swinging the bat," Mariners skipper Scott Servais said Sunday. "I think he’s going to hit in the cage with the actual BP thrower (early this week). ... That’ll kind of be the last test. If he gets through that, he’ll be ready to go out on the rehab after."