Cardinals transferred LHP Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears room on the 40-man roster for the return of Joe Kelly. Garcia will undergo season-ending thoracic outlet syndrome surgery on Friday.
Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis.
He's clearing room for the return of Joe Kelly. Lyons was blasted for four runs -- one earned -- over three relief innings Thursday. He'll return to Memphis' rotation.
Cardinals activated RHP Joe Kelly from the 60-day disabled list.
Kelly will rejoin the Cardinals' rotation on Friday in Milwaukee. The right-hander has been sidelined since mid-April with a severe hamstring strain but has been cleared to return after making a couple rehab starts. He only threw 72 pitches in his last rehab outing, so the Cards would probably be thrilled to get six innings out of him Friday.
Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday night and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under two ounces.
Soto was pulled over for speeding before the marijuana was discovered. He is free on a $500 bail. The Rangers declined to comment on the arrest other than to say they're "aware of the situation." Soto is currently on a rehab assignment as he works his way back from knee surgery.
Reds recalled RHP Curtis Partch from Triple-A Louisville.
The Reds' bullpen has thrown 15 innings over the last two days, so they needed reinforcements. Partch has tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings during his brief time with the Reds this season.
Reds recalled RHP Carlos Contreras from Triple-A Louisville.
Contreras has allowed one run over 4 1/3 relief innings for the Reds this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
Reds placed 2B Brandon Phillips on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 10, with a torn ligament in his left thumb.
Phillips will undergo surgery and is expected to be sidelined around six weeks. Ramon Santiago is at second base for the Reds Friday and should see the bulk of the starts there unless the club acquires someone that's currently outside the organization.
Reds optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Triple-A Louisville.
Barnhart has hit only .152/.222/.242 in 12 games for the Reds this season. The club is only going with two catchers even though Brayan Pena is expected to see the bulk of the starts at first base with Joey Votto (quad) out.