Orioles optioned RHP Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk.
Arrieta was called up from the minors over the weekend, but didn't make an appearance with the club. He's slated to pitch as a starter in Triple-A. Kevin Gausman will replace him on the active roster.
Adam Jones will serve as the designated hitter for the third straight game Thursday.
Jones is currently dealing with some groin soreness, so Orioles manager Buck Showalter continues to exercise caution. Chris Dickerson will start in center field again Thursday.
Salvador Perez (hip) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Angels.
Perez suffered a deep right hip bruise Monday when he slid into a barrier while attempting to catch a foul ball, but fortunately an MRI ruled out any structural damage. It shouldn't be an issue moving forward.
Mark Teixeira (wrist) could begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Trenton.
Teixeira has participated in simulated games this week without incident and took batting practice Thursday in Tampa. The 33-year-old was originally aiming to return from the disabled by May 31, but he may need a few extra days to shake the rust. Still, he's making fine progress.
Royals recalled RHP Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha.
He'll replace Kelvin Herrera on the active roster. Coleman, 27, had an excellent 1.03 ERA and 30/9 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings in Triple-A this season and could work his way into the late innings.
Royals optioned RHP Kelvin Herrera to Triple-A Omaha.
It wasn't too long ago that Herrera was threatening Greg Holland for the closer role, but he has struggled to keep the ball in the ballpark this season, surrendering eight home runs in just 20 1/3 innings. He'll attempt to straighten things out in the minors.
Joba Chamberlain (oblique) is scheduled to throw two inning Saturday in extended spring training.
Chamberlain pitched a scoreless inning for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre over a week ago, but the Yankees didn't think he was ready yet. However, if all goes well, there's a chance he could be activated late next week. The 27-year-old has been sidelined since April 27 with a strained oblique.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that Kevin Youkilis (back) is "maybe a week" away from being activated.
Youkilis, out since April 27 with a lumbar spine strain, took six at-bats Wednesday in a simulated game. It's not clear if he'll go out on a brief rehab assignment, but he's getting close.