Tigers recalled OF J.D. Martinez from Triple-A Toledo.
Martinez has been raking at Triple-A, slashing .308/.366/.846 with an eye-popping ten home runs in 71 plate appearances to begin the season. The Tigers signed Martinez to a minor league deal on March 24, two days after he was released by the Astros.
Yankees optioned RHP Bryan Mitchell to Double-A Trenton.
Mitchell was up in the majors to provide bullpen depth behind Vidal Nuno in Sunday's spot start. The 23-year-old right-hander should get another look eventually.
According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, lefty Zach Braddock is working out for the Dodgers on Monday.
Braddock was released by the Padres at the end of spring training after failing to impress in camp. The 26-year-old southpaw owns a 4.41 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 51 career major league innings, and he hasn't made an appearance in a major league game since 2011.
Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Sunday that he hopes Jose Veras can eventually return to ninth-inning duties.
Veras has been bumped from the Cubs' closer job temporarily as he works through some early-season kinks. "We certainly want to make sure we give Jose a chance to get back into the role and try to find situations we can allow him to work," said Renteria. "We're going to do our very best that he gets into a comfort level." Pedro Strop, Hector Rondon, and Justin Grimm are forming a ninth-inning committee for now.
J.J. Hardy (hamstring) is not in the Orioles' starting lineup on Monday against the Red Sox.
Hardy suffered a mild strain of his right hamstring in Sunday night's game at Fenway Park and will sit out of Monday's early Patriots' Day tilt. The Orioles believe he will avoid a trip to the 15-day disabled list. The full Baltimore lineup for Monday: DH Nick Markakis, RF Nelson Cruz, 1B Chris Davis, CF Adam Jones, C Steve Clevenger, 3B Jonathan Schoop, SS Ryan Flaherty, 2B Steve Lombardozzi, LF David Lough. Wei-Yin Chen is the starting pitcher.