Rangers purchased the contract of 3B Joey Gallo from Double-A Frisco.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels made the surprising announcement Monday, with Adrian Beltre (thumb) expected to miss the next 2-3 weeks. The 21-year-old Gallo was batting .314/.425/.636 with nine home runs and 31 RBI over 34 games this season in Double-A and possesses immense raw power, but strikeouts have been an issue for him in the minors and he's no sure thing have immediate success. He makes for a fine flier in most fantasy leagues based on upside alone, but the expectation is that he'll be send right back down to the minors when Beltre is ready to return. It should be a fun sneak preview at the very least.
Rangers placed 3B Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 1, with a sprained left thumb.
Beltre suffered a lacerated and dislocated left thumb when he attempted to break up a double play during Sunday's game. He's expected to miss 2-3 weeks. Top prospect Joey Gallo is being called up from Double-A and will fill in at third base.
Rays designated RHP Ernesto Frieri for assignment.
The Rays bought low on Frieri over the winter in hopes that he would show his old form, but he posted a mediocre 4.63 ERA and 19/11 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings while allowing six home runs. He has an $800,000 guarantee with Tampa Bay.
The Dodgers are expected to call up left-hander Ian Thomas on Tuesday.
He'll serve as the 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies. Thomas, who was recently acquired from the Braves in the Juan Uribe deal, has a 3.94 ERA and 18/11 K/BB ratio over 16 innings in the majors.
Juan Nicasio will start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies.
Nicasio has a solid 1.29 ERA and 28/11 K/BB ratio in 21 innings this season, but he hasn't thrown more than 38 pitches in an appearance this season. In other words, look for this to be a bullpen game for the Dodgers.
Rajai Davis is expected to be placed on the paternity leave list Tuesday.
Davis has left the team in order to be present for the birth of his second child. He can be away from the team for 24 to 72 hours. Daniel Fields is set to be called up to replace him on the active roster.
The Tigers are expected to promote outfielder Daniel Fields from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Rajai Davis is expected to be placed on the paternity leave list. Fields, 24, is batting .271/.394/.486 with three home runs, 21 RBI, and nine stolen bases over 48 games this season in Triple-A. He'll be making his major league debut.
Jenrry Mejia is slated to return to the United States in about 10 days to begin a throwing program.
Mejia was placed on the disabled list in early April due to right elbow inflammation before being handed an 80-game PED suspension. He'll be eligible to return on July 7 and Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that they'll find a spot for him in their bullpen.