Cardinals recalled INF Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis.
Garcia will give the Cardinals infield depth while Matt Carpenter spends the weekend away on paternity leave. Garcia has a cool .811 career OPS in the major leagues and he's 6-for-10 with St. Louis in 2016, but the 26-year-old isn't going to play enough to carry fantasy relevance.
Cardinals placed 3B Matt Carpenter on the paternity leave list.
Carpenter's wife went into labor with the couple's first child ahead of Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Cubs. He could miss the Cardinals' entire four-game series in Washington, D.C. Greg Garcia was called up Thursday in a corresponding roster move to provide infield depth.
Logan Forsythe (shoulder) took grounders Wednesday.
It's a nice first step for the rehabbing second baseman, who's been on the disabled list since May 14 with a fracture in his left shoulder blade. Forsythe told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that he's aiming to return during the Rays' next homestand (June 10-19). He was mashing at a .308/.398/.523 clip with four home runs and 12 RBI in 29 games before the injury.
Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Shelby Miller is dealing with discomfort in a finger on his right hand.
Miller jammed the finger against the pitching mound in San Diego during a start at Petco Park back in April. He's still scheduled to take his next turn Sunday at home against the Padres, but a disabled list stint may be coming (whether he actually needs it or not) if things go poorly in that outing. Miller has a hideous 7.09 ERA, 1.86 WHIP, and 30/29 K/BB ratio through his first 45 2/3 innings with Arizona.
Marlins recalled RHP Nick Wittgren from Triple-A New Orleans.
Wittgren will give the Fish some much-needed bullpen depth while setup man Bryan Morris recovers from a herniated disc in his back. Wittgren has allowed five hits, four walks, and two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings this season at the major league level.
Marlins placed RHP Bryan Morris on the 15-day disabled list with a lumbar disc herniation.
Nick Wittgren has been called up from Triple-A New Orleans in a corresponding roster move. Morris also dealt with back problems in 2015 and doesn't carry an exact recovery timetable. It could be a while. He had registered a 3.06 ERA through 17 2/3 innings this year out of the Miami bullpen.
Christian Yelich (back) is out again Thursday.
This will be the fifth game in a row that Yelich has missed with what the Marlins originally labeled back spasms. It's probably something a little more serious than that. Derek Dietrich is starting in left field in a very patchwork lineup for the Fish on Thursday afternoon against the Rays.
Giancarlo Stanton (side) is out of the Marlins' starting lineup Thursday versus the Rays.
Stanton also sat out Wednesday after complaining of soreness in his right side. He has been struggling offensively since a collision with teammate Marcell Ozuna on May 15 in Washington, D.C. All of this seems related.