Tigers sent RHP Josh Zeid outright to Triple-A Toledo.
The move clears a 40-man roster spot for one of the Tigers' September callups. Zeid, 28, owns a 5.21 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and 42/19 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 major league frames.
Tim Lincecum underwent season-ending surgery early Thursday morning on his hip.
His recovery timetable is unclear at this point. Lincecum will enter free agency after making zero starts in the second half of the 2015 season, and with a 4.68 ERA over his last four years with San Francisco. The two-time Cy Young Award winner will almost certainly have to settle for a one-year, incentive-laden contract on the open market this winter.
Cardinals GM John Mozeliak acknowledged Wednesday that any contract talks with Jason Heyward will likely have to wait until after the World Series.
"In terms of when we can actually engage, it's really going to be this offseason," the Cardinals general manager told KMOX. It's a no-brainer for Heyward to test the free agent market at this point and he's going to cash in big as a 26-year-old with a range of high-level skills. Heyward is batting .292/.349/.441 in 128 games this season for first-place St. Louis and has continued to play Gold Glove defense in the outfield. He'll have many aggressive, deep-pocketed suitors.
Giovanni Soto is expected to be called up Friday.
Soto has a cool 2.68 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 51/29 K/BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings this season at Triple-A Columbus. The 24-year-old lefty will get some work in mid-relief. Michael Martinez is also being called up, for infield depth.
Giants GM Bobby Evans confirmed Thursday that Tim Lincecum (hip) is done for the season.
And it's likely that the impending free agent right-hander will need surgery for his degenerative hip condition. "He won't be able to come back this season. That's evident," Evans said Thursday morning. Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner with San Francisco, hasn't appeared in a game since June 27. He made only 15 starts this season.