Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has considered moving Archie Bradley to the starting rotation.
Bradley has been a starter for his most of his career but has thrived out of the pen this year, registering a 1.26 ERA over 14 1/3 innings. The Diamondbacks are looking to replace Shelby Miller, who could be headed for Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with a torn UCL in his pitching elbow. Bradley is 10-12 with a 5.18 ERA over 34 major league starts.
Buddy Boshers will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.
He'll take the roster spot vacated by Hector Santiago, who will be away from the team while he attends his grandmother's funeral. Under normal circumstances the Twins would have to keep Boshers in the minors for at least 10 days (he was optioned to Rochester after Sunday's game), but that rule is being waived because Santiago is going on the bereavement list. Boshers tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in his only outing for the Twins this year.
Jim Adduci left Thursday's game against the Mariners due to calf tightness.
He exited in the ninth inning after going 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Mike Mahtook took his place in right field for the final inning. Consider Aducci day-to-day.
Diamondbacks transferred RHP Shelby Miller from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Miller is weighing Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with a partially torn UCL in his right elbow. The other option would be to undergo stem cell treatment, a procedure Garrett Richards went through last season when he suffered the same injury. That decision will come in the next few days. Regardless of what he chooses, Miller is a long shot to return this year.
Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics' lineup Thursday against the Angels.
He's just getting a breather. Josh Phegley will spell him behind the plate and eighth against Halos right-hander Ricky Nolasco. Vogt hasn't done much this year, hitting just .222 with one homer and three RBI over 54 at-bats.
Daniel Murphy went 3-for-6 with a homer, three RBI and three runs scored as the Nationals crushed the Rockies 16-5 on Thursday.
The Nationals have scored 42 runs the last three days, with Murphy knocking in 11 of those. He's tied with teammate Bryce Harper for the major league lead with 25 RBI. It helps that he's hitting behind Bryce Harper.
Diamondbacks purchased the contract of LHP T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Reno.
Shelby Miller (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL in the corresponding move. McFarland hasn't allowed a run over 11 innings for Reno this year. He'll work as a left-hander specialist.
Gio Gonzalez won after allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings Thursday against the Rockies.
Gonzalez improved to 3-0 with a 1.62 ERA through five starts. He could be considered a sell-high candidate at this point; his strikeout rate is down and his velocity isn't what it was a few years ago. He can remain decent, but the hot start seems like a mirage.