Pablo Sandoval was scratched from the Red Sox' lineup Friday due to mid-back tightness.
Sandoval had to cut his batting practice short when his back stiffened up on him. It's probably safe to call him day-to-day. Travis Shaw has replaced him at third base.
The Royals are hoping to get Alex Rios and Kevin Herrera back late next week.
Both players are away from the club while battling chicken pox, but they've experienced improvement with their symptoms of late. The Royals certainly won't take any chances in bringing them back too soon.
Indians recalled LHP Giovanni Soto from Triple-A Columbus.
Soto has a 2.68 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 51/29 K/BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings this season at Columbus. He'll operate in middle relief.
Indians purchased the contract of INF/OF Michael Martinez from Triple-A Columbus.
Martinez has hit .289/.344/.424 for Columbus this season. He'll operate in a utility role the rest of the way.
Tony Sipp has been sent for tests due to an oblique/back injury.
Losing Sipp would be a blow for the Astros, as he's been terrific this season with a 2.14 ERA and 50/13 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 frames. More should be known on his status later this weekend.