Royals activated OF Norichika Aoki from the 15-day disabled list.
Aoki is hitting leadoff and is in right field on Friday against the Tigers. He batted just .263/.326/.324 over 68 games before going down with a groin injury and might not receive regular playing time once Alex Gordon (wrist) returns.
Rays placed LHP Jake McGee on the paternity leave list.
Jake McGee and wife, Morgan McNally, welcomed their daughter, Rowen Beth, on Thursday. He's expected back on Sunday.
Rays activated SS Yunel Escobar from the 15-day disabled list.
Escobar missed the last couple weeks with right shoulder soreness. He returns to a disappointing .244/.322/.328 batting line with four homers and 22 RBI over 77 games.
Indians sent RHP Mark Lowe outright to Triple-A Columbus.
Lowe had been designated for assignment earlier this week, but he's cleared waivers and decided to remain in the organization. He's allowed seven runs -- three earned -- over seven innings of work with the Indians this season.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that teams checking with the Diamondbacks regarding Wade Miley have been told that he's unavailable.
Miley is under club control through 2017 and the D'Backs don't want to give him up. Arizona has also told teams that Paul Goldschmidt, Patrick Corbin, Chris Owings, A.J. Pollock, Archie Bradley, Brandon Shipley and probably Brad Ziegler and Mark Trumbo are also unavailable.
Cardinals transferred LHP Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears room on the 40-man roster for the return of Joe Kelly. Garcia will undergo season-ending thoracic outlet syndrome surgery on Friday.
Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis.
He's clearing room for the return of Joe Kelly. Lyons was blasted for four runs -- one earned -- over three relief innings Thursday. He'll return to Memphis' rotation.
Cardinals activated RHP Joe Kelly from the 60-day disabled list.
Kelly will rejoin the Cardinals' rotation on Friday in Milwaukee. The right-hander has been sidelined since mid-April with a severe hamstring strain but has been cleared to return after making a couple rehab starts. He only threw 72 pitches in his last rehab outing, so the Cards would probably be thrilled to get six innings out of him Friday.