Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Russell Martin (neck) isn't ready to play in back-to-back games yet.
He's been battling neck stiffness for the past week. "He's not 100% that's for sure," said Gibbons. "He's gutting it out, really is what he's doing. But you can tell he's favouring it." Josh Thole is getting the start Saturday but Martin should be back behind the plate Sunday with Marcus Stroman on the mound.
Carson Smith (elbow) is expected to be activated for Tuesday's series opener against the White Sox.
He hasn't allowed a run in his two rehab appearances for Double-A Portland. Smith missed about a month with a strained flexor tendon. He should eventually settle in as a setup man for closer Craig Kimbrel.
Diamondbacks purchased the contract of LHP Zac Curtis from High-A Visalia.
The D'Backs are scouring all levels of their organization in a search for a dependable left-handed reliever, and the 23-year-old Curtis is the next man up. He posted a 5.23 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 22/5 K/BB ratio over 10 1/3 innings at High-A.
Diamondbacks designated LHP Keith Hessler for assignment.
The 27-year-old hurler just joined the big league club on Monday, but allowed three runs on five hits over his three innings of work. It's unlikely that he'll generate much interest on waivers and should continue to function as organizational bullpen depth.
Jimmy Rollins is not in the White Sox starting lineup on Saturday.
It's nothing more than a day of rest for the 37-year-old shortstop. Tyler Saladino will once again fill in for him and bat second against Kevin Gausman and the Orioles on Saturday.
Chris Bassitt has been diagnosed with a partially torn UCL in his right elbow and could require Tommy John surgery.
It's another tough break for the Athletics who have been ravaged by injuries in their starting rotation. Bassitt will get a second opinion on Thursday to confirm the diagnosis, but it's very likely his 2016 season is over.
Phillies recalled RHP Colton Murray from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Murray will take the place of the injured Dalier Hinojosa in the Phillies bullpen. The 26-year-old hurler posted a 6.10 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 14/5 K/BB ratio across 10 1/3 innings at Triple-A. He'll be used in low-leverage situations.
Phillies placed RHP Dalier Hinojosa on the 15-day disabled list with a right hand contusion.
He'll be replaced in the Phillies bullpen for the time being by Colton Murray who was recalled from Triple-A on Saturday. Hinojosa is expected to only need around the minimum time on the disabled list.