Braves designated RHP Nick Masset for assignment.
The 33-year-old right-hander owns a 3.60 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 18/8 K/BB ratio across 25 innings with the Marlins and Braves this season. He could generate interest on waivers from team's desperate for bullpen help.
Roberto Osuna got the final four outs of Sunday's 10-5 win against the Tigers, snagging his third save.
Osuna entered with runners on first and second with two outs in the eighth inning and struck out Rajai Davis to end the threat. In the ninth, he worked around a leadoff single to end the game quietly. Osuna has been the Jays' most reliable arm in the bullpen, getting credit for seven holds along with three saves in four opportunities while sporting a 2.13 ERA and a 43/10 K/BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings. He seems to be the Jays' current favorite for saves but that will change if the club makes a trade in the next three and a half weeks.
Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
Kemp's single was one of just three that Padres compiled as a team, and the only one to do any damage, as it brought a run home against Lance Lynn in the third inning. That run would be the only one scored in the losing effort. Kemp's currently posting the worst batting average of his career and is hitting just .241/.282/.359 with six homers and 42 RBI. Last season, he slashed .287/.346/.506 for the Dodgers.
Tigers recalled LHP Ian Krol from Triple-A Toledo.
While Krol owns a spectacular 0.89 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 22/9 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings at Triple-A, he simply has not been able to get the job done at the big league level this season. He'll work in middle relief for the Tigers.
Rangers manager Jeff Bannister said Sunday that the team has not considered placing Josh Hamilton (groin) on the disabled list.
Hamilton is considered day-to-day with a groin strain. He underwent a precautionary MRI on Saturday that appears to have confirmed there was no serious ailment, and the slugger should be able to rejoin the Rangers lineup in a couple of days.
Marlins RHP prospect Jose Urena threw a shutout Saturday in his return to Triple-A New Orleans.
He was optioned to New Orleans Thursday to make room for Jose Fernandez. Urena allowed just five hits and one walk over nine brilliant innings. The 23-year-old hasn't been a big strikeout pitcher this season (26 Ks in 46 1/3 minor league innings) but he's held opponents to a paltry .221 average in 163 at-bats. He should get another chance with the Marlins later this year.
Lance Lynn turned in a superb game in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Padres, fanning eight and allowing just one run over seven innings.
The Padres managed just three hits off of Lynn, all singles. A Matt Kemp RBI single in the third inning was the only smudge on his line. With a 2.53 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 97/30 K/BB ratio over 92 1/3 innings, Lynn's numbers are among the best in the NL. He'll try to keep things moving in the right direction when he faces the Pirates in a road start next time he toes the rubber.
Tigers optioned RHP Drew VerHagen to Triple-A Toledo.
The young right-hander struggled in Sunday's outing against the Blue Jays, allowing a pair of runs and walking four in his lone inning of work. The Tigers will continue to audition any live arms that they can find as struggle to find consistent performers in their bullpen.