Cubs recalled RHP Dallas Beeler from Triple-A Iowa.
Beeler is making a spot start for the Cubs on Tuesday against the Rockies. He's not a good streamer.
Cubs optioned RHP Yoervis Medina to Triple-A Iowa.
Medina gets the boot to open a roster spot for Dallas Beeler, who is starting for the Cubs on Tuesday against the Rockies. Medina should get another shot soon.
Nationals activated 1B Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list.
Zimmerman missed over a month and a half with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He went 1-for-15 on his rehab assignment and is batting just .209/.265/.346 in 234 plate appearances this season for the Nationals.
Nationals activated OF Jayson Werth from the 60-day disabled list.
Werth is in the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday night for the first time since mid-May. He missed over two months with a pair of small fractures in his left wrist. The veteran outfielder hit well on his lengthy minor league rehab assignment and should be safe for immediate activation in fantasy leagues.
Randal Grichuk (groin) is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.
Grichuk is still nursing a groin injury, though an MRI taken Monday showed nothing serious. Peter Bourjos will start in center field against the Reds and Mike Leake.
Yadier Molina (illness) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds.
Molina made an early exit from Monday's game because he wasn't feeling well. It obviously wasn't anything major. He is batting fifth versus righty Mike Leake.
Royals designated RHP Joe Blanton for assignment.
The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Johnny Cueto. Blanton had a 3.89 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 40/7 K/BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings (four starts, 11 relief appearances) this season for Kansas City. He is 34 years old but will probably draw interest on waivers.
Mike Trout is not in the Angels' lineup Tuesday.
Trout tweaked his left wrist Sunday afternoon on a diving catch, though he also went 4-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in that same game. It's obviously not a serious issue. Daniel Robertson will start in center field Tuesday night against the Astros.