Yasiel Puig (hand) is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Pirates.
It'll be the fourth straight game that Puig has missed. He took a Joe Kelly pitch off his left hand on Saturday and is still sore. Multiple X-rays have been taken and the results were negative. Puig remains day-to-day.
Astros recalled 1B Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Krauss batted just .173 with a .581 OPS in 39 games with the Astros earlier this season. The 26-year-old is doubtful to hold fantasy relevance in his second look.
Astros placed OF George Springer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.
Springer also has a knee issue and wasn't making enough progress in his workouts. The hope is that he'll be ready as soon as his 15-day stint is over. Springer, 24, boasts an .804 OPS, 20 home runs, and 51 RBI through his first 78 games at the major league level.
Twins recalled RHP Ryan Pressly from Triple-A Rochester.
Pressly has registered a promising 2.98 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 63/21 K/BB ratio in 60 1/3 innings this season at Triple-A. He should do well in a middle relief role.
Twins designated RHP Matt Guerrier for assignment.
Guerrier had a 3.86 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 12/10 K/BB ratio in 28 innings out of the Minnesota bullpen. The 35-year-old right-hander could draw interest on waivers.
Carlos Martinez is moving back to the bullpen.
Shelby Miller is going to take his rotation spot on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Martinez has fantastic raw stuff and massive upside, but the 22-year-old right-hander owns an ugly 4.57 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season.
Shelby Miller will start fort the Cardinals on Saturday at Wrigley Field.
Carlos Martinez is being moved back to the bullpen. Miller has not been good this season, but Martinez had gone just four innings in back-to-back starts. The Cardinals are expected to acquire a starter at the deadline, so both pitchers could be relievers by August.
Anthony Swarzak was superb in a spot start Wednesday, holding the Indians to one run on two hits and a walk while striking out three in a 3-1 victory.
Swarzak, who was starting in place of Kyle Gibson (back) hadn’t thrown more than 52 pitches in an outing this season, but he was able to get his pitch count up to 74 Wednesday. He lowered his ERA for the year to 4.10 with the fine showing. Swarzak will be unavailable for a few days before likely returning to a long relief role, though it’s possible he’s earned another start if Gibson doesn’t recover as hoped.