Mike Trout went 3-for-5 with a double, two home runs, and four runs batted in as the Angels defeated the Indians on Tuesday.
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.
Justin Verlander (shoulder) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session on Thursday morning.
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) is scheduled to face live hitters on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk on Wednesday for Triple-A Iowa.
According to MLB.com's Corey Brock, closer Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) may need a disabled list stint.
Lance Lynn silenced the Reds on Wednesday, tossing seven shutout innings to earn his 14th win of the season.