The Brewers have reached agreement with free agent right-hander Matt Garza on a four-year, $52 million contract, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
David Ortiz (back) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday night against the Angels.
Red Sox activated OF Allen Craig from the 15-day disabled list.
Brandon McCarthy pitched his fourth career shutout Thusday, allowing four hits and striking out eight in a 3-0 win over the Astros.
Buster Posey (hip) will be back in the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday against the Cubs.
Javier Baez will play shortstop for the Cubs while Starlin Castro is on the bereavement list.
Cubs placed SS Starlin Castro on the bereavement list.
Cubs placed RHP Edwin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain.
Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) did some light throwing on Thursday afternoon.
According to ESPN's Jim Bowden, the Rangers will not be trading left-handed reliever Neal Cotts.
According to Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs, the Astros could still strike a deal with No. 1 pick Brady Aiken.
Chad Qualls (back) is believed to be unavailable for Thursday's series finale against the Yankees.