Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said that prospect outfielder Andrew Benintendi wasn't a consideration to be called up Friday.
Chris Young was placed on the disabled list Friday and the Red Sox called up Bryce Brentz instead. Dombrowski said that they are pleased with Benintendi's defense and baserunning and that it could play in the majors right now, but that he isn't quite ready offensively. The 21-year-old is batting .246/.297/.397 over 32 games since his promotion to Double-A Portland last month, but he has swung the bat much better recently. It might not be long before he forces the issue.
Mariners transferred RHP Tony Zych from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Zych suffered another setback with his right rotator cuff earlier this month and doesn't appear to close to returning to the Mariners' bullpen.
Trevor May (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Rochester.
May is scheduled to throw an inning on Sunday. The Twins might want to see him pitch on back-to-back days before activating him. The 26-year-old has been sidelined for about two weeks with back spasms.
Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Donn Roach from Triple-A Tacoma.
Roach has posted a 4.26 ERA with 5.0 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 over 14 starts this year in Triple-A. The 26-year-old will provide some long relief help.
Mariners placed RHP Adrian Sampson on the 15-day disabled list with a right flexor bundle strain.
Sampson was set to start Thursday against the Tigers, but he had to leave after a couple of warm-up pitches due to what was termed as right elbow discomfort. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined.
Mariners recalled LHP David Rollins from Triple-A Tacoma.
Rollins made one appearance with the Mariners earlier this month and owns a shiny 2.05 ERA and 26/1 K/BB ratio over 30 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season. He'll serve as bullpen depth this weekend versus the Cardinals.
Mariners optioned RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma.
Wilhelmsen signed a one-year deal with the Mariners this week and will remain with the organization after passing through optional waivers. The veteran right-hander figures to join the major league bullpen relatively soon.
Mariners optioned OF Nori Aoki to Triple-A Tacoma.
It's a surprising move, but Aoki has proven to be a big disappointment this season by batting just .245/.323/.313 across 67 games. According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, the Mariners want him to work on hitting left-handed pitching in the minors.