Indians sent LHP T.J. House outright to Triple-A Columbus.
House was designated for assignment by the Tribe on September 20 and passed through waivers unclaimed. The left-hander spent the majority of the 2016 season in Triple-A, posting a 3.98 ERA in 12 starts and 21 relief appearances.
Alex Bregman (hamstring) is batting second for the Astros on Wednesday against the Mariners.
It will be the first start for Bregman since September 14, when he suffered a right hamstring strain while running the bases. Houston initially thought the 22-year-old top prospect might be done for the year, but he connected for a pinch-hit RBI single on Tuesday night to spark a big rally against Seattle and he will start at third base on Wednesday afternoon.
Alex Bregman (hamstring) smacked a pinch-hit RBI single Tuesday in the Astros' defeat of the Mariners.
It was the first plate appearance in nearly two weeks for Bregman, who had been sidelined since September 14 because of a right hamstring strain. The initial diagnosis came with a timetable of 4-6 weeks, suggesting he was finished for the remainder of the 2016 regular season, but the 22-year-old top prospect made a swift recovery and could even start a few games before all is said and done. Bregman has a cool .797 OPS with eight home runs, 33 RBI, and 31 runs scored through his first 48 major league games. Impressive stuff all around.
Tony Barnette (oblique) worked a scoreless sixth inning, earning a win, on Tuesday versus the Brewers.
Barnette gave up two singles but also struck out two batters in a clean sixth frame with the Rangers trailing 4-3. They would take the lead about 15 minutes later on a two-run double by Jonathan Lucroy. Barnette has been a terrific offseason find for Texas, boasting a 2.11 ERA in 59 2/3 innings of relief. He spent six years in Japan (2010-2015) reinventing himself after flaming out as a starter in the Diamondbacks' minor league system.
Tyler Holt (wrist) served as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement Tuesday at St. Louis.
Holt hasn't started a game since being scratched Friday with a sore left wrist, though it doesn't sound like the wrist is much of a problem anymore. He is slashing just .235/.327/.296 in 104 games (33 starts) this season as a utility outfielder.