Mets recalled LHP Sean Gilmartin from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Gilmartin has made one scoreless relief appearance over two separate stints with the Mets this season. The club plans to use him out of the bullpen, although it's possible he could be needed to start if Noah Syndergaard (biceps) winds up on the disabled list.
Yankees designated INF Pete Kozma for assignment.
He's no longer needed with Didi Gregorius (shoulder) back from the disabled list. Kozma should clear waivers and stick around in the organization as depth.
Yankees activated SS Didi Gregorius from the 10-day disabled list.
Gregorius missed almost the entire first month of the season with a strained right shoulder that he suffered during the World Baseball Classic, but he played in some rehab games with no issues. He'll resume his role as the Yankees' everyday shortstop.
Lucas Duda (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment on Friday.
Duda is eligible for activation on Sunday and should be ready at that time after recovering from a hyperextended left elbow. The Mets need him with Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) headed to the disabled list.
Mets placed OF Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
It's no surprise, of course, as Cespedes had to exit the field with assistance after aggravating his left hamstring injury. Cespedes was slated to undergo an MRI on Friday, but the Mets have yet to reveal how long they think the slugger might be sidelined. Michael Conforto will play every day with Cespedes on the shelf.
Albert Almora is starting in center field and batting ninth for the Cubs on Friday in Boston.
With the designated hitter spot available, the Cubs are able to fit another one of their position player pieces into the puzzle. Kyle Schwarber will be the DH Friday.
Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press writes that the possibility of the Tigers making a closer change "does not appear to be in the near future, if at all."
Francisco Rodriguez holds a 6.23 ERA on the season and has blown two saves, while setup man Justin Wilson has thrown 9 2/3 scoreless innings with a 15/3 K/BB ratio. K-Rod is 35 and has seen his fastball velocity dip into the upper 80s, but he did save 44 games last season and manager Brad Ausmus appears likely to stick with him for a while longer. "I think people have short memories," Ausmus said. "This guy did a pretty good job for us last year. Early on, people were worried because the velocity was down. Well, the velocity is back. But at some point, he does have to pitch the way he pitched last year, because he did an outstanding job for us last year and in a city that has been looking for a closer that was consistent for a long time, he was that."
Mike Morin (neck) has yet to resume a throwing program.
Morin is a week removed from being placed on the disabled list with a stiff neck. He's eligible to return soon but obviously won't be ready in the next few days.