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Braves purchased the contract of LHP Donnie Veal from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Veal was removed from Atlanta's 40-man roster earlier this month after allowed four runs over 3 1/3 relief innings. He'll give the Braves another lefty reliever after they traded Eric Stults and Ian Thomas.
May 27 - 2:05 PM

Braves activated 3B Chris Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.

He had been slated to return on Thursday, but the Braves moved his arrival up a day following their trade with the Dodgers. Once the deal becomes official, Johnson will share third base with Juan Uribe. He's hitting .279/.347/.372 over 16 contests for Atlanta this season.
May 27 - 2:03 PM

Rays catching prospect Justin O'Conner cranked three hits Tuesday in a win for Double-A Montgomery.

He also scored three runs, doubling for the third time in as many games. O'Conner has struggled offensively, hitting .199 this season with 50 strikeouts in only 136 at-bats. Fortunately, he's been a stud behind the plate, throwing out 35 percent of would-be base stealers. Tampa Bay used its first-round pick on O'Conner back in 2010.
Source: MILB.com
May 27 - 2:01 PM

Angels designated RHP Chad Smith for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Smith was just acquired from the A's earlier this month after they had designated him for assignment.
May 27 - 1:59 PM

Erik Cordier has cleared waivers.

He has three days to decide whether to accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Sacramento. Cordier holds a 1.50 ERA with 20 strikeouts over 12 frames for Sacramento this season.
May 27 - 1:57 PM

Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Pomeranz played catch a few days after being placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder and is now ready for mound work, so it's safe to say the cortisone injection he received has worked. The left-hander could be ready for a rehab assignment before long.
May 27 - 1:53 PM

A.J. Griffin (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Thursday.

Griffin's recovery from Tommy John surgery suffered a minor setback when he was shut down for a bit with shoulder soreness, but he's now getting back on track. The right-hander could begin a rehab assignment soon.
May 27 - 1:50 PM

Yankees pitching prospect Luis Severino tied a career-high with nine strikeouts Tuesday in a win for Double-A Trenton.

Severino allowed three hits, two walks and two runs over five innings. The victory was his first since April 19, ending a five-start winless streak. Severino is now third in the Eastern League in strikeouts (48) and ninth in WHIP (1.11). With only 14 Double-A starts on his resume, the 21-year-old could use a little more seasoning before his next promotion.
Source: MILB.com
May 27 - 1:49 PM
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