Danny Espinosa has been playing with a small fracture in his right wrist for the past month.
It's actually a loose bone chip in his hand. The injury stems from when he was hit by a pitch from Paul Maholm on April 14 and certainly explains his struggles. Espinosa hopes to avoid a trip to the disabled list and possible surgery, but the Nationals plan to rest him for a few days. Steve Lombardozzi will fill in at second base for the time being.
Phillies transferred RHP Roy Halladay from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot for Michael Martinez on the 40-man roster. It won't have any impact on Halladay's timeline, as he had shoulder surgery earlier this month and is unlikely to make it back until late August at the earliest.
Mike Olt has experienced improvement with his vision problem.
Olt was placed on the disabled list with Triple-A Round Rock earlier this month due to a nagging eye issue, but symptoms have improved following eye drops and medication. He's scheduled to head to Surprise, Arizona to begin workouts and will eventually make his way back to Triple-A. There's no timetable for his return, though. Olt was hitting just .139 (10-for-72) with one home run and 32 strikeouts in 20 games prior to being placed on the disabled list.
Jeurys Familia (biceps) is close to beginning a minor league rehab assignment.
Familia, out since May 8 with right biceps tendinitis, is scheduled to pitch at the team's complex in Port St. Lucie on Saturday. If all goes well, he'll begin an official rehab stint with Triple-A Las Vegas. He should get another chance in the major league bullpen before long.
Yankees optioned RHP Dellin Betances to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Betances was called up from the minors last week, but didn't throw a pitch during his time with the big club. He'll return to a 5.40 ERA over 28 1/3 innings in Triple-A.
Yankees activated RHP Ivan Nova from the 15-day disabled list.
While Nova is back, it's not clear what his role will be initially. For what it's worth, he's listed among the relievers for Friday's game. Nova has been sidelined since late April with right triceps inflammation.
Chris Stewart (groin) is back in the Yankees' starting lineup Friday against the Rays.
Stewart injured his left groin on an awkward slide into third base last Thursday, but managed to avoid a stint on the disabled list. Austin Romine will move back into a backup role.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Royce Ring has signed with the independent league Long Island Ducks.
Ring hasn't appeared in a major league game since the 2010 season but pitched well in limited duty last year in the minors with the Rockies. Obviously, the 32-year-old isn't close to putting on a big league uniform again.