Joakim Soria (oblique) is schedule to throw off flat ground once again on Saturday.
Soria has begun to progress in his recovery from a strained oblique, but still isn't close to returning to the Tigers bullpen. His chances of usurping the closer's role from Joe Nathan are dwindling with each passing day.
Anthony Rizzo (back) remains out of the Cubs starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Rizzo was pulled from Tuesday's game due to tightness in his lower back and has yet to progress enough to return to the lineup. Chris Valaika will once again draw the start at first base in his place.
Jacoby Ellsbury (ankle) is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.
Ellsbury was still hobbling around the clubhouse on Saturday after injuring his left ankle while sliding into home plate in the ninth inning on Friday. With an off day scheduled on Monday, the team may just opt to play things cautiously and rest him on Sunday as well to avoid further aggravation.
Tigers purchased the contract of RHP Kyle Ryan from Triple-A Toledo.
The 22-year-old right-hander will make his major league debut on Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader against the White Sox in Chicago. Across two minor league levels, he registered a 3.95 ERA and 98/37 K/BB ratio over 159 2/3 innings. He's likely to head back to Triple-A afterwards, regardless of how his outing turns out.
White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Chris Bassitt from Double-A Birmingham.
The 25-year-old hurler will be making his major league debut in the nightcap of Saturday's twinbill against the Tigers. He's done a terrific job at Double-A this season, compiling a 1.56 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 36/14 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings. He could be worth a gamble as a streaming option in AL-only formats.