Devin Mesoraco remains out of the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.
It sounds as though Reds manager Bryan Price wanted to give his young backstop a few days off to clear his head after starting the season in a .140/.218/.160 funk with only one RBI. Tucker Barnhart is behind the plate again on Saturday and batting seventh for the Reds against Francisco Liriano and the Pirates.
Carlos Gomez is dealing with soreness in his left rib cage and is expected to miss a few games.
X-rays have already ruled out a fracture, but he's sore enough that he isn't able to give it a full go. Gomez sustained the injury diving for a ball in the outfield during the ninth inning on Friday.
Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.
Martin has been battling a stiff neck off and on for the past week, so he'll take a seat again on Saturday. Josh Thole will get the start behind the dish on Saturday and will bat ninth against opposing right-hander Chris Archer.
Giants designated RHP Ian Gardeck for assignment.
This was done as a procedural move to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Vin Mazzaro who had his contract purchased on Saturday. Gardeck will miss the entire 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Giants optioned RHP Michael Broadway to Triple-A Sacramento.
The 29-year-old right-hander struggled in his four appearances with the big league club, allowing seven runs over his 5 1/3 innings of work (11.81 ERA). He'll continue to provide bullpen depth at the Triple-A level.
Giants purchased the contract of RHP Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A Sacramento.
The 29-year-old right-hander will provide depth in the Giants bullpen with his ability to work multiple innings. He compiled a 0.64 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 9/4 K/BB ratio across 14 innings at Triple-A Sacramento.
Pirates optioned RHP Rob Scahill to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Scahill became the odd-man out in the Pirates bullpen with Jared Hughes returning from the disabled list on Saturday. Scahill appeared in eight games for the Pirates, compiling a 6.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 5/3 K/BB ratio across six innings. He should get another opportunity with the big league club this summer.
Pirates activated RHP Jared Hughes from the 15-day disabled list.
The right-hander has been sidelined since the spring with a strained lat, but is now fully recovered and ready to go. He'll work in his traditional middle relief role for the Pirates.