Indians purchased the contract of LHP Michael Roth from Triple-A Columbus.
Roth, who previously pitched in the majors with the Angels, had a 4.19 ERA and 70/37 K/BB ratio in 114 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A. The 25-year-old southpaw will provide some bullpen depth for Cleveland.
Red Sox transferred RHP Clay Buchholz from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot for Jean Machi on the 40-man roster and also rules Buchholz out until the early part of September. Of course, Buchholz estimated last week that he's likely about five or six weeks away from throwing off a mound as he recovers from a right flexor strain, so he's no sure thing to pitch again this season.
Red Sox claimed RHP Jean Machi off waivers from the Giants.
Machi was recently designated for assignment by the Giants after struggling to the tune of a 5.14 ERA over 33 appearances this season. The 33-year-old was a useful bullpen piece from 2013-2014, so the Red Sox will try to get him turned around.
Marlins placed INF Donovan Solano on the paternity leave list.
Solano can remain on paternity leave for 24 to 72 hours. Dee Gordon will take his place on the active roster.
Marlins activated 2B Dee Gordon from the 15-day disabled list.
Gordon only needed one minor league rehab game to prove that he was ready to go. The speedy second baseman has been out since July 12 with a dislocated left thumb. He returns to a .338/.359/.413 batting line to go along with 33 steals.
Athletics acquired RHP Aaron Brooks from the Royals in the Ben Zobrist deal.
Brooks doesn't miss many bats and has struggled in his limited opportunities in the majors, but he has excellent control and has pitched well in the Pacific Coast League over the past two seasons. The 25-year-old could be a useful depth arm for Oakland, but there's not a lot of upside here.
Athletics acquired LHP Sean Manaea and RHP Aaron Brooks from the Royals for INF/OF Ben Zobrist and cash considerations.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports hears that the Athletics sent $2 million to the Royals as part of the deal. Manaea is the big piece of the return for Oakland. The 23-year-old has dealt with an abdominal strain this season, but has big-time stuff and has put up a 3.23 ERA with 10.9 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 over his first 32 starts in pro ball.
Royals acquired INF/OF Ben Zobrist and cash considerations from the Athletics for RHP Aaron Brooks and LHP Sean Manaea.
The deal is official. Zobrist drew interest from a long list of contenders, but the Royals are going for it and paid the price to bring to bring him into the fold. The 34-year-old impending free agent has an .801 OPS over 67 games this season and can be used in the infield and the outfield. He should be a useful piece for Ned Yost and the first-place Royals.