Mets purchased the contract of C Johnny Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Mets plan to carry three catchers for the time being. Monell is batting .397/.455/.638 with four homers at Las Vegas this season.
Royals activated RHP Greg Holland from the 15-day disabled list.
Holland has been on the shelf since April 18 with a pectoral strain but threw a simulated game over the weekend and is ready to go. He'll slide back into his closer's role, pushing Wade Davis to the eighth inning.
Matt Carpenter hit a three-run homer and collected four RBI in all as the Cardinals came back to defeat the Cubs 7-4 on Tuesday.
The Cardinals trailed 4-1 when Carpenter stepped to the dish with two runners on in the fifth inning, but he pulled an inside pitch into the right field bleachers for his fifth homer of the year. Carpenter later added an RBI sacrifice fly. The superlatives have all been used to describe Carpenter's 2015 season to date, as he's now hitting .346/.412/.644 with 20 RBI and 23 runs scored to go with his five dingers.
James Paxton held the Angels to two runs over seven innings in a no-decision as the Mariners were handed a 5-4 walk-off loss by the Angels on Tuesday.
Paxton was quite strong, unarguably pitching his best game of the season. His only mistake occurred in the first inning when Albert Pujols took him deep for a two-run home run. Overall, the lefty gave up four hits and three walks while striking out four. Paxton mostly sat around 93 MPH with his fastball, but maxed out at 97 MPH. He lowered his ERA to 5.08 and sports a 1.34 WHIP with a 30/11 K/BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings. The Padres await him in a home start next.
Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Rizzo had a double to go along with two singles. He also walked in the game, reaching in four of his five plate appearances. The first baseman has been a monster offensively through the season's first month-plus, batting .333/.473/.552 with four homers, 12 RBI, 21 runs scored and seven stolen bases to boot.