Michael Bourn (hamstring) did some light running on the field Thursday.
Bourn will eventually progress to running the bases once he's comfortable. He'll be ready for a rehab assignment at that point, though it's still totally up in the air as to when that will come. The outfielder has been out since early July with a left hamstring strain.
Marlins released INF Miguel Tejada.
Tejada was inked to a minor league deal in May but played in only four games for Double-A Jacksonville before going down with a right shoulder injury. He was close to returning, but the Marlins decided to go ahead and cut the 40-year-old loose. Tejada remains unlikely to play in a major league game again.
Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) will be shut down for at least the next two weeks.
The Nationals haven't officially commented on the severity of Zimmerman's right hamstring strain, but it's been reported that it's a Grade 3 strain and he's likely out at least 6-8 weeks. He'll be re-evaluated in two weeks, but it's possible his season is over. The Nats traded for Asdrubal Cabrera Thursday to help shore up their infield situation.
Marlins designated LHP Donnie Joseph for assignment.
The Marlins needed to clear space on the 40-man roster after Thursday's trade with the Astros. Joseph was acquired via trade from the Royals last month after being designated for assignment. He didn't appear in a game for Miami.
Giants sent INF Tony Abreu outright to Triple-A Fresno.
Abreu cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. He can elect free agency if he wants and seems likely to do so given that he opted out of his deal earlier this month before being re-signed.
Dodgers sent LHP Scott Elbert outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Elbert had been designated for assignment, but he's cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The lefty has posted a 4.26 ERA over 15 rehab appearances while working his way back from elbow surgery.
Tyler Skaggs exited Thursday's start against the Orioles with tightness in his left forearm.
The good news is that it doesn't appear to be a serious ailment at the moment. Skaggs should be re-evaluated on Friday before it's determined how much time he'll miss, but the Angels could play it safe and DL him even if it's not a major injury.
Braves released RHP Luis Vasquez.
It was reported earlier Thursday that he was designated for assignment, but Vasquez has apparently already be cut loose. The righty held an 11.91 ERA over 11 relief appearances at Triple-A Gwinnett.