Tigers recalled RHP Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo.
Putkonen will provide some needed depth for the Detroit bullpen, which got heavy use this weekend in Texas. The right-hander will operate as a mid-to-long reliever.
Tigers optioned RHP Evan Reed to Triple-A Toledo.
Reed allowed four hits and one earned run in four relief innings during his short stay with Detroit. The right-hander will probably get another try later this summer.
Oscar Taveras (ankle) is expected to return to action at Triple-A Memphis by the middle of this week.
Taveras injured his right ankle last Sunday while attempting to steal second base. X-rays taken in the immediate aftermath showed no structural damage, but the Cardinals have been playing it safe with their top prospect. Taveras, 20, was batting .317 with an .831 OPS through his first 31 games this season for the Memphis Redbirds. He should reach the major league level at some point in 2013.
John Danks (shoulder) went 4 2/3 innings Saturday in his third minor league rehab start.
If everything checks out with the left-hander early this week, he should be cleared to join the White Sox starting rotation on Friday night against the Marlins. Danks has been on the shelf all year and makes for a decent waiver stash right now in AL-only fantasy leagues. Since he's coming off shoulder surgery and still rebuilding his arm strength, it might not be wise to trust him right out of the gate in standard mixed formats. Even against Miami.
Gordon Beckham (hand) tallied three hits Sunday in his second rehab game with Triple-A Charlotte.
Beckham went 2-for-4 on Saturday in his rehab debut and is looking ready to rejoin the White Sox. But since he's been out so long -- over five weeks -- the second baseman will likely remain on the farm until Friday.
Andrew Brown has been placed on the disabled list with Triple-A Las Vegas.
Brown suffered an oblique injury Sunday and is out indefinitely. He was considered the top candidate to replace the struggling Ike Davis, but is now looking at missing extended time. Mets GM Sandy Alderson insists that a demotion for Davis is "not imminent."
David Murphy went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in Sunday night's win over the Tigers.
With Ian Kinsler on the DL, the Rangers are using Elvis Andrus as their leadoff hitter and Murphy in the No. 2 spot. It's not exactly a deserved promotion after Murphy posted a .170/.215/.295 batting line in April, but there's not any other current options. Murphy appears to be finally healthy after missing time last week with a lower back injury.
Derek Holland allowed four runs on eight hits and lasted just 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision on Sunday night against the Tigers.
It was the first time Holland hasn't gone at least five innings in a start this season. He gave up three walks and managed to finish with six strikeouts, but couldn't overcome a pair of home runs to Miguel Cabrera. After settling for two straight no-decisions, Holland will look to get back in the win column in his next start Saturday vs. the Mariners.