Dodgers avoided arbitration with RHP Ronald Belisario by agreeing to a one-year, $1.45 million contract.
Anthony Rizzo's first-inning, two-run home run was the deciding factor in the Cubs' win over the Giants on Thursday -- a game resumed from Tuesday.
Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com reports that the Red Sox and Tigers "appear to be the front-runners" for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) should be activated "within a day or two" of when he's first eligible on August 30.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly reiterated Thursday that Hanley Ramirez (oblique) should be activated on Sunday, the first day he's eligible.
Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session Thursday.
An MRI on Salvador Perez's right knee came back negative.
Angels acquired 2B Gordon Beckham from the White Sox for a player to be named later or cash.
Angels placed RHP Garrett Richards on the 60-day disabled list with a torn left patellar tendon.
Alex Cobb limited the Tigers to two hits over seven innings for the win as the Rays beat the Tigers 1-0 on Thursday despite getting one-hit.
Will Middlebrooks (hamstring) is out again Thursday.
Mike Napoli is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Thursday due to back spasms.