Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is hoping to return to the Braves' lineup before the end of the week.
Out with a bone bruise in his right thumb, Simmons was able to throw and field ground balls prior to Tuesday's game but has yet to resume swinging a bat. "(Trainer Jeff Porter) says if you see a bat in his hands, hit him over the head with it," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "But he’s getting better."
Rockies sent LHP Aaron Laffey outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.
He predictably cleared waivers after being removed from the 40-man roster. Laffey will stick around as a depth guy.
Cubs sent C Taylor Teagarden outright to Triple-A Iowa.
He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. Teagarden will stick around for organizational depth but isn't going to be needed unless injuries strike.
Tigers recalled LHP Matt Boyd from Triple-A Toledo.
Boyd will make his Tigers debut on Wednesday against the Royals. The young southpaw was knocked around in two starts earlier this season but boasts a 1.65 ERA in 19 outings between Double- and Triple-A. He's worth a shot in AL-only leagues.
Mike Moustakas (knee) had a single in four plate appearances in his return to action Tuesday.
Moustakas hadn't played since having to leave Saturday's game following a hit by pitch in his knee. He should be OK moving forward.
Pablo Sandoval (forearm) belted a solo homer in one of his four plate appearances in his return to the lineup Tuesday.
Sandoval hadn't started since last Thursday due to a bruised left forearm. He's hitting a disappointing .259/.305/.385 with nine longballs and 35 RBI this season.
Nelson Cruz hit a homer in his fifth straight game as the Mariners cruised past the Rockies 10-4 on Tuesday.
Cruz hit a 463-foot bomb in the seventh inning, giving him 31 home runs on the year. It was also his fifth consecutive multi-hit game, raising his overall line to .323/.387/.597. Cruz continues to be ranked among the league leaders in a number of offensive categories, having 67 RBI and 57 runs scored through 106 games.
Nick Hundley went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.
Hundley took Mariners starter Vidal Nuno deep in the fourth inning for his ninth home run of the season. The move to the Rockies has definitely aided Hundley's offense, as he's now hitting .303/.343/.472 with 39 RBI and 40 runs scored on the season.