Pirates recalled OF Daniel Ortiz from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.
David Freese was placed on the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move. The 27-year-old Ortiz will be making his major league debut. He was batting just .217/.266/.233 with zero homers and three RBI at Triple-A. He hit 17 home runs in each of the last two years in the minors. He will serve as bench depth for the Pirates.
Pirates placed 3B David Freese on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 25, with a strained right hamstring.
Freese hasn't played since straining his hamstring in Monday's game against the Cubs. The Pirates finally realized his leg wasn't healing fast enough to avoid placing him on the DL. Freese has been one of the club's best hitters in the early going, batting .321/.418/.536 with three home runs and 10 RBI. Outfielder Danny Ortiz was called up from Triple-A to take Freese's place on the roster.
Dodgers optioned RHP Josh Fields to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Fields heads to the minors to make room for LHP Grant Dayton, who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move. Fields has pitched well in two stints with the Dodgers this year, notching a 1.29 ERA with 12 strikeouts and just one walk in seven innings of work in nine appearances. It likely won't be long before he gets another opportunity in the majors.
Dodgers activated LHP Grant Dayton from the 10-day disabled list.
Dayton hit the disabled list on April 18th with an intercostal strain. The left-handed specialist returns to a 0.00 ERA in 6 1/3 innings of work prior to the injury. He notched a 2.05 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings as a rookie last year. Josh Fields was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Angels placed LHP Tyler Skaggs on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique injury.
He suffered the injury in the fifth inning of Friday's game against the Rangers. No word yet from the team regarding the severity of the injury or how long Skaggs will be out, although oblique injuries often lead to extended absences.
Giants transferred SS Brandon Crawford from the three-day bereavement list to the 10-day disabled list.
He was on the bereavement list due to a death in the family but was also suffering from a strained groin that will keep him sidelined for at least another week. His DL stint was backdated to April 26th.
Brett Gardner hit two home runs and plated four RBI as the Yankees thrashed the Orioles 12-4 on Saturday.
He got things started in a hurry, leading off the Yankees' half of the first inning with a solo blast off Ubaldo Jimenez. He got another chance in the second inning and took Jimenez deep again, this time with two runners aboard. Prior to today Gardner had not homered nor driven in a run this season. Maybe this game will jumpstart his engine. He is batting just .206/.325/.338 with two homers, 12 runs scored, four RBI and five stolen bases in 80 plate appearances.
Aaron Judge went 2-for-2 with two walks, drilled a two-run homer and scored four times in Saturday's thrashing of the Orioles.
The home run landed well beyond the bullpens in right center field and was his 10th longball of the season. Only Eric Thames and Ryan Zimmerman have more. Judge has been tearing the cover off the ball all April, now batting .301/.393/.767 with 22 runs scored and 20 RBI.