Angels released LHP Rich Hill.
Hill was designated for assignment by the Angels last week after failing to record an out in two relief appearances. The 34-year-old can now sign with a new team and should be able to find work somewhere because he's a lefty.
Mets right-handed pitching prospect Gabriel Ynoa struck out nine batters as part of a seven-inning shutout, scattering four hits for Double-A Binghamton on Wednesday.
The Binghamton Mets and Portland Sea Dogs played a pair of seven-inning games on Wednesday to make up for a rainout on Tuesday, and Ynoa went the distance for Binghamton, throwing 66 of his 98 pitches for strikes (67.3 percent). The 21-year old Dominican Republic-native has the potential to be a solid No. 3 pitcher with a low-90s fastball, a hard-breaking slider, and an improving change-up. He also throws a well-below-average curve ball that will be no more than a "show me" pitch. He could see time with the Mets in 2015.
Giants activated INF Ehire Adrianza from the 15-day disabled list.
Adrianza wound up missing close to three weeks with a strained right hamstring. The 24-year-old utility infielder is a .215/.260/.301 career hitter in the majors.
Giants optioned OF Juan Perez to Triple-A Fresno.
Perez has batted just .156/.208/.267 in 50 plate appearances this season at the major league level. Ehire Adrianza (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Rangers outfield prospect Nick Williams went 4-for-5 with two doubles, one triple, and a walk for High-A Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, raising his season line to .326/.376/.543.
Williams has hit .394/.452/.788 with seven doubles, two triples, and five home runs in 16 games since returning from a hamstring injury. His strikeout totals are much too high (79 in 292 plate appearances, which is 27.1 percent), but he has continued to hit very well in the High-A Carolina League. Williams could see time with Double-A Frisco, where his ultra-aggressive approach would need to be toned down in order to achieve success.
Mariners recalled LHP Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma.
Luetge has posted a 3.40 ERA and 44/19 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He made three appearances with the M's earlier this year and is now back to help out in a left-handed relief role.
Mariners optioned RHP Stephen Pryor to Triple-A Tacoma.
Pryor walked two and allowed a run in a relief appearance with the Mariners on Wednesday night against the Twins. He was up in the majors for less than 24 hours.
Kendrys Morales drove in three runs against his former team to help the Twins thump the Mariners 8-1 on Wednesday.
Morales had an RBI double in the first, a sacrifice fly in the second, and ended up on second on Logan Morrison's error in the fourth, a miscue which allowed a pair of runners to cross the plate. Morales his hit safely in each of the first three games of this series; perhaps returning to Seattle has finally awoken his bat. The veteran is now slashing a meager .232/.254/.321 with one homer and 14 RBI in 29 games for the Twins.