Kris Medlen (shoulder) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Omaha.
Medlen, who is coming back from a Grade 1 strain of his rotator cuff, posted a 7.20 ERA and 8/2 K/BB ratio in five innings over two starts with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He appears on track to return in early July.
Royals optioned OF Brett Eibner to Triple-A Omaha.
The move clears a spot for Alex Gordon's return from the disabled list. Eibner is hitting .297 (11-for-37) with a homer and five doubles over 11 games with the Royals this season. He should get another chance at some point this summer.
Royals activated OF Alex Gordon from the 15-day disabled list.
Gordon has been sidelined since May 23 due to a broken scaphoid bone in his right hand, but he was cleared to return after batting .364 (8-for-22) with a homer, a double, and five walks over six minor league rehab games. He'll return to a .211/.319/.331 batting line over 42 games.
Braves recalled LHP Matt Marksberry from Triple-A Gwinnett.
He'll take Aaron Blair's spot on the active roster. Marksberry made one appearance with the Braves back in April and owns a 2.84 ERA and 25/14 K/BB ratio over 25 1/3 innings this season in Triple-A.
Braves optioned RHP Aaron Blair to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Blair gets the boot after being hammered for eight runs over 4 1/3 innings Friday against the Mets. He now owns a 7.99 ERA over 11 starts in the majors. Blair still offers promise for the long-term, but he has some work to do.