Mark Teixeira (neck) will take batting practice Sunday.
If it goes well, he could be back in the lineup Monday. Teixeira hasn't played since Tuesday due to neck injury that's bothered him throughout May.
Royals recalled C Tony Cruz from Triple-A Omaha.
He's not replacing Salvador Perez (quad) on the roster, which is a good sign for the All-Star. Cruz will serve as a third catcher with Perez likely unavailable for a bit.
Royals optioned RHP Peter Moylan to Triple-A Omaha.
Moylan holds a 2.45 ERA on the season but had been scored upon in two out of his last three appearances. He'll surely get another shot at some point.
Jimmy Rollins is not in the White Sox' lineup Sunday.
Rollins has been on the bench for two straight games and four out of the last seven contests. He's hitting only .231/.288/.343 for the season. Tyler Saladino is at shortstop.
Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.
It's noteworthy because the Phils are facing a right-hander (John Lackey). Howard is batting only .154/.219/.346 and could start losing more and more playing time to Tommy Joseph. Philly also has Andres Blanco at second base over Cesar Hernandez.
Pedro Alvarez is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.
Alvarez has been benched in three of the last four games, and all three times the opponent has had a righty on the mound. The O's are going with Mark Trumbo as their designated hitter and Hyun-soo Kim and Nolan Reimold in left and right field, respectively.
Michael Brantley (shoulder) admitted Saturday that it's "going to take a little bit of time" before he returns.
Indians manager Terry Francona added that the club is taking a more "conservative" approach with Brantley now after it appears they brought him back from the disabled list too soon late last month. "We didn't put a timetable (on Brantley's return) because there isn't one," said Francona. "It's how he feels." Brantley took dry swings and hit off a tee Friday, but he hasn't been cleared to swing a bat in consecutive days yet.
Michael Saunders is absent from the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.
It's a routine day off. Ezequiel Carrera is left field. Russell Martin is also on the bench, as Josh Thole is catching R.A. Dickey, as usual.