Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said A.J. Burnett (calf) "has been nowhere near a mound" since being placed on the disabled list.
Burnett hasn't pitched since June 8, and it appears he's not terribly close to being activated. "We're working on flexibility, mobility and strengthening," Hurdle said. "That's not to say that can't change in another 24 hours with A.J. He's really tried to not do some things at all and do a lot of things. As far as his rehab goes, he didn't want to do anything as far as moving around other than strengthening, loosening and working on the flexion part of it."
Mike Zagurski has elected free agency.
Zagurski cleared waivers after being designated for assignment, but he's decided to look for an opportunity elsewhere. He posted a 15.00 ERA in six games for the Pirates.
Jeanmar Gomez (forearm) struck out four over five hitless innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis Wednesday.
He walked one batter, needing just 52 pitches to cover the five frames. Gomez allowed one earned run over three frames in his first rehab start. The righty appears to be ready to be activated and seems likely to return to the Pirates' rotation given the team's injuries.
Wilkin Ramirez (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Fort Myers on Thursday.
Ramirez was cleared after passing a concussion test. He's been out since late May and would figure to need a handful of games before being activated.
Manny Ramirez's agent, Barry Praver, told FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi Wednesday that his client would like to return to Major League Baseball.
Ramirez has been taken off the roster of the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League after batting .352/.422/.555 with eight home runs and 43 RBI in 206 plate appearances. There's been speculation that the 41-year-old could go to Japan, but his first choice would surely be to return to the states. Whether anyone would have interest in him remains to be seen.
Mets manager Terry Collins plans to play new acquisition Eric Young Jr. often.
"We'll probably play him quite often to see what he brings to the table," Collins said. "We're hoping he brings something that we haven't had since Jose [Reyes]." Young was in center field and hitting leadoff on Wednesday in his first game with the Mets. Fantasy owners in need of steals should scoop him up.
Chris Perez (shoulder) will be re-evaluated after a bullpen session on Friday.
Perez had been scheduled for activation that day, but that's been pushed back after he allowed three homers and five runs in a rehab appearance Tuesday. He's feeling fine physically, but the Indians want him to work on his mechanics, as they think he was coming open a little too soon in his delivery. Vinnie Pestano will continue to close for the Tribe for now.
Michael Morse is back in the Mariners' lineup Wednesday.
Morse sat out Tuesday due to his nagging right quad injury. He's been playing first base lately in order to limit his running, which means Justin Smoak is on the bench.