Carlos Zambrano struck out six over seven scoreless inning for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
Big Z permitted five hits and walked one. The veteran righty now holds a 0.95 ERA over five starts in the minors and could be added to the Phillies' rotation this weekend. Jonathan Pettibone would lose his rotation spot is Zambrano is called up.
The Rockies are hoping that Jorge De La Rosa (finger) will be ready to make his next scheduled start on Sunday.
De La Rosa is dealing with a bruised left thumb, which he suffered during Monday's start. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but he'll be monitored over the next few days. "We'll see, but hopefully with five days, he'll be fine," manager Walt Weiss said.
Padres signed OF Ben Francisco to a minor league contract, assigned him to Triple-A Tucson.
Francisco was released by the Yankees earlier this month after batting just .114/.220/.182 in 50 plate appearances. He'll provide some depth in the minors.
David Price (triceps) said he felt "great" during a bullpen session Tuesday.
The Rays are expected to set his rehab schedule on Wednesday. The club had thought that Price would need three rehab starts before returning, but he's looked better than expected and might not need that much time.
Red Sox recalled C Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Pawtucket.
He'll provide catching depth while David Ross is out. Lavarnway has two hits in eight at-bats for the Red Sox this season.
Red Sox recalled RHP Alex Wilson from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Wilson holds a 2.61 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 17 appearances with the Sox this season. He could be sent back down on Saturday when the team needs a starter.
Red Sox placed C David Ross on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion.
Ross is having a recurrence of concussion symptoms that originally started back in mid-May. He should be considered out indefinitely. Ryan Lavarnway has been recalled to provide depth behind the plate.
Red Sox placed RHP Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 9, with a strained neck.
Buchholz was able to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday, but evidently he's still not feeling well enough to make his start on Saturday. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be out. The Red Sox are expected to call up Allen Webster to start over the weekend.