Blue Jays activated LHP Aaron Loup from the 15-day disabled list.
Loup has looked strong on his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo and is ready to return to a setup role in the Blue Jays bullpen. He has missed the entire season to date due to a flexor strain in his pitching elbow.
Blue Jays placed SS Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps.
Tulowitzki tweaked his injured quad while running to first base during Friday's game against the Red Sox. Darwin Barney will handle most of the action at shortstop while he's sidelined.
Royals optioned LHP Brian Flynn to Triple-A Omaha.
The 26-year-old southpaw continues to shuffle back and forth between the Royals and Triple-A whenever the big league club needs an extra arm. Flynn owns a 4.91 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 6/4 K/BB ratio over 7 1/3 innings with the Royals.
Royals activated RHP Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list.
The veteran right-hander will work out of the bullpen, at least initially, upon his return. He registered a troublesome 6.88 ERA in his seven starts before hitting the disabled list, so he'll have to prove his worth in long relief before he gets another shot at the starting rotation.
Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.
Tulowitzki tweaked his injured quad on Friday and underwent a precautionary MRI on Saturday. He's considered day-to-day. Darwin Barney will start in his place and bat eighth against Rick Porcello and the Red Sox.
Tommy Joseph is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Saturday.
He's inexplicably on the pine while the slumping Ryan Howard starts at first base and hits cleanup. Joseph is hitting .290/.294/.516 with two homers and four RBI in his first 31 at-bats.
Ryan Hanigan (neck, illness) is available off of the bench on Saturday.
The veteran backstop was unavailable on Friday due to a neck issue and an illness that he has been battling.
Blake Swihart is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Blue Jays.
Swihart has been a fixture in left field since his recall from Triple-A, but he'll get a breather on Saturday. Chris Young will start in his place and bat eighth.