Shane Robinson underwent season-ending surgery on Thursday to repair a slightly separated left shoulder.
Robinson injured the shoulder on an awkward slide into second base on Tuesday. His season concludes with an ugly .150/.227/.200 batting line over 47 games. Robinson will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Angels sent RHP Dane De La Rosa outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.
He's now off the 40-man roster. The team's main internal candidates to start on Saturday are already on the 40-man roster, so this move will undoubtedly lead to trade speculation.
Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that Daniel Murphy (calf) is "looking at quite a lengthy DL stint."
General manager Sandy Alderson also added that the MRI on Murphy's right calf showed "a significant issue," and it "could end up taking more than the minimum time on the disabled list." With just 28 games remaining in the season, it's certainly possible Murphy's year is over. Dilson Herrera was called up on Friday to take over at second base.
Reds manager Bryan Price said that Joey Votto (quad) had "some fairly significant discomfort" when fielding ground balls on Wednesday.
"He took a few ground balls (Wednesday)," Price said."It wasn't as good a result as we had hoped. There was still some fairly significant discomfort when he got lateral side-to-side so we had back off with that and stay with some strengthening and whatever the physical therapy protocols are. We hope when we get back there are some marked improvement. He took some light swings yesterday and he'll be able to gradually increase baseball workload based on how he feels." The Reds aren't ready to shut Votto down for the season and don't think his distal quad strain will be a chronic injury. However, with the club's playoff hopes dwindling, the odds of them bringing Votto back in the final month aren't good at this point. Fantasy owners certainly shouldn't be expecting to get him back.
Marco Gonzales will be recalled from Triple-A Memphis to start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Cubs.
Justin Masterson is getting the ball in the first game. Gonzales struggled in his three starts with the big club earlier this season, posting a 7.20 ERA. He's been great in the minors, though, putting up a 2.43 ERA and 117/27 K/BB ratio over 122 frames across three levels.