Athletics purchased the contract of INF Andy Parrino from Triple-A Nashville.
Parrino was batting .273/.369/.432 with four homers for Nashville. He'll serve as a utility infielder for the A's.
Athletics placed RHP Edward Mujica on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb.
Mujica suffered the injury Thursday when he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of the Rays' Bobby Wilson. It's unclear at this point how long he's expected to be sidelined.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Henderson Alvarez has been pitching through a "90 percent tear" of his right ulnar collateral ligament "for years."
This is the first we've heard about a UCL issue for Alvarez, although he had a brief elbow problem last season and there were whispers when he went on the disabled list last month that he had an elbow injury in addition to a shoulder ailment. There have been some that have pitched through ligament damage in the past, although it's hard to imagine anyone pitching with as much of a tear that Alvarez apparently has. It certainly makes him a medical red flag moving forward.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Braves inquired on Jonathan Lucroy but were told he was not available.
The Brewers are going to be sellers prior to the trade deadline, but one guy they appear intent on keeping is Lucroy, who is under team control cheaply through 2017. Heyman adds that the Braves have been "disappointed" by the play of Christian Bethancourt, who is batting just .190/.215/.286 and hasn't been as good as expected defensively.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays inquired on Cole Hamels but were told the lefty would not waive his no-trade clause to go to Toronto.
It's not clear whether talks ever really got going, but it's a moot point with Hamels apparently not willing to play in Canada. The Blue Jays are one of 20 clubs on the left-hander's limited no-trade list. Although Toronto can be crossed off as a potential landing spot for Hamels, the southpaw remains a good bet to be dealt prior to the July 31 deadline.