Reds signed LHP Manny Parra to a one-year, $1 million contract.
White Sox activated 2B Gordon Beckham from the 15-day disabled list.
Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon versus the Pirates.
Bobby Abreu is starting in right field for the Mets in Thursday's series-finale against the Cardinals.
Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times suspects Joe Smith will soon take over as the Angels' closer.
Zack Greinke punched out 11 Phillies while surrendering two runs over seven innings in a 5-2 victory on Wednesday.
Chris Colabello went 2-for-6 with a home run and four runs batted in as the Twins beat the Rays in 12 innings on Wednesday.
Francisco Rodriguez struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning, earning his ninth save of the season as the Brewers defeated the Padres 5-2 on Wednesday.
Kyle Lohse had another fine outing, holding the Padres to two runs (one earned) in seven innings as the Brewers took the victory on Wednesday.
Adam LaRoche went 3-for-5 and sent the Nationals to a 5-4 victory over the Angels on Wednesday with a walk-off RBI single.
Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored as the Reds defeated the Pirates on Wednesday. More impressively, he stole two bases in the effort as well.
Mariners optioned INF Nick Franklin to Triple-A Tacoma.