Yoenis Cespedes (leg) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.
It's his first start in a week due to a bruised thigh, although he had a big pinch-hit homer on Wednesday. Cespedes is batting .300/.373/.683 with six homers and 17 RBI this month.
Pedro Alvarez is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.
He's getting a day off with the White Sox throwing southpaw Carlos Rodon. Mark Trumbo is in the designated hitter spot, and Joey Rickard and Nolan Reimold are in the corner outfield spots.
Diamondbacks designated RHP Matt Buschmann for assignment.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly claimed Edwin Escobar. Buschmann allowed one run over 4 1/3 innings during his time with the big club earlier this month.
Christian Vazquez is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.
It's just a routine day off. Ryan Hanigan is behind the plate in Vazquez's place.
Devin Mesoraco is absent from the Reds' lineup Friday.
It's been a rough start to the season for Mesoraco, who is hitting only .140/.218/.160 with no homers and one RBI. Tucker Barnhart is behind the plate.
Diamondbacks claimed LHP Edwin Escobar off waivers from the Red Sox.
He had been designated for assignment last week. Escobar is unscored upon at the Triple-A level this season and should get a shot with the big club before long.
Dodgers signed OF Antoan Richardson to a minor league contract.
Richardson was released by the Pirates earlier this month after going 1-for-16 at the plate for Triple-A Indianapolis. The 32-year-old will provide organizational depth.
The Angels are expected to recall Cam Bedrosian prior to Friday's game in Texas.
He'll take Huston Street's (oblique) roster spot. Bedrosian holds a 5.76 ERA and 56/33 K/BB ratio over 54 2/3 innings at the big league level since 2014.