Marlins purchased the contract of LHP Raudel Lazo from Double-A Jacksonville.
Lazo, 26, earned the promotion after putting up a 1.96 ERA and 44/9 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings between High- and Double-A this season. The Cuban defector will be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
Josh Hamilton isn't giving up hope of regaining his spot as the Rangers' regular left fielder by the end of the season.
Hamilton was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, but he's limited to pinch-hitting duties for the time being because of ongoing soreness in his left knee. However, he still thinks there's a chance the condition of his knee improves enough to allow him to return to left field. "I know I can make an impact pinch hitting, but at the same time I can be more a bigger impact if I had four at-bats in a game," said Hamilton. "I haven’t flipped that switch yet to say OK, this is going to be my role. Probably over the next week I’ll continue to try to figure some things out with the knee." For now, the Rangers are going with Will Venable as their regular left fielder, with Joey Gallo also possibly in the mix.
George Springer (wrist) will be activated from the disabled list as soon as Friday.
Springer will talk to Astros manager A.J. Hinch on Thursday after what could be his final rehab game with Double-A Corpus Christi. Assuming he tells the skipper that his wrist feels fine, he should be back in the Astros' lineup on Friday. Springer has four hits in 16 at-bats in his first four rehab games with Corpus Christi. He's been sidelined since early July with a fractured right wrist.
Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Ross Ohlendorf from Triple-A Round Rock.
Ohlendorf has battled a groin issue for much of the season but re-signed with the Rangers last month after being released. He'll be used in low-leverage situations.
Rangers recalled RHP Luke Jackson from Triple-A Round Rock.
Jackson was up with the big club last month but didn't make an appearance. The 24-year-old will be used in long relief.