Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed Friday that Brandon Maurer will be recalled to start on Sunday in Miami.
Maurer began the season in Triple-A Tacoma's bullpen but was moved into the rotation last week and boasts a 2.16 ERA with a whopping 17 strikeouts over his first 8 1/3 innings. He only went two innings in his lone start for Tacoma, so his pitch count will obviously be limited Sunday.
Jason Giambi (rib) won't be activated from the disabled list until Monday.
He was originally supposed to be activated Friday, but the Indians have decided to give him a few more rehab at-bats while also allowing them to delay a roster decision. Giambi has been out with a broken rib.
Red Sox recalled INF Brock Holt from Triple-A Pawtucket.
He's taking Ryan Roberts' spot on the roster. Holt was up briefly earlier this month but didn't see any action.
Red Sox designated INF Ryan Roberts for assignment.
That didn't take long. Roberts was brought in on a one-year deal a week and a half ago but has been given the boot after picked up just two singles in 19 at-bats. Jonathan Herrera and Brock Holt will handle third base until Will Middlebrooks (calf) returns.
Red Sox prospect RHP Teddy Stankiewicz turned in his best start of the season Thursday, throwing six scoreless innings with three hits and three strikeouts for Low-A Greenville.
A second-round draft pick by Boston last June, Stankiewicz was shelled in his season debut for Greenville, allowing five earned runs on eight hits in four innings. However, the 20-year-old right-hander has been sharp in his last two rotation turns, combining for 11 scoreless innings and a 7/3 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Overall, Stankiewicz has posted a 3.00 ERA through his first 15 innings on the year.
Angels recalled RHP Josh Wall from Triple-A Salt Lake.
He's replacing Jose Alvarez in the bullpen. Wall held a 2.16 ERA with seven strikeouts over 8 1/3 relief frames at Triple-A before the promotion. He'll work in middle relief.
Angels optioned LHP Jose Alvarez to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Alvarez was up for less than a week and was unscored upon in two-thirds of an inning. He's being replaced in the bullpen by Josh Wall.
Indians prospect RHP Adam Plutko allowed an unearned run on one hit and two walks in four innings on Thursday for Low-A Lake County.
The 22-year-old right-hander struck out a season-high eight batters in the outing. The Indians drafted Plutko in the 11th round last June out of UCLA, but held him back from making his professional after long and strenuous college season. Through his first three starts this year for Lake County, Plutko owns a 2.84 ERA and 17/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 12 2/3 innings. Even though he lacks a high ceiling, Plutko's deep arsenal and advanced command could make him a solid back-end starter for the Tribe in the next couple years.