Phillies recalled infielder Freddy Galvis from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Galvis suffered the misfortune of fracturing his clavicle just three days after being sent down by the Phillies in May, and he missed a couple of months before returning in July. He hit .267/.322/.452 with three homers in 135 at-bats for Lehigh Valley. The Phillies will probably make him their top utilityman over Andres Blanco.
Phillies designated infielder Reid Brignac for assignment.
Brignac's glove isn't really good enough to carry his modest bat in a utility role. He hit .222/.300/.346 in 91 at-bats for the Phillies.
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that Bartolo Colon has gone on revocable waivers.
If Colon clears waivers, he could be traded to any team this year. If not, he can only be dealt to the team awarded the claim. That means every other team would have to pass on claiming him for the Angels to have a shot at him. One imagines the Mets would have had a better shot at getting him through waivers a week ago. Now that Garrett Richards is down, some AL team will probably claim him just to ensure the Angels can't get him.
Red Sox signed outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract through 2020.
Castillo passed his physical, and the signing was confirmed. He'll proceed to join a minor league team once he gets his work visa, and he should be up with the Red Sox in September. According to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, Castillo gets a $5.4 million signing bonus, $100,000 in 2014, $10.5 million each in 2015-17, $11 million each in 2018-19 and $13.5 million in 2020. The last year is voidable, allowing Castillo to become a free agent after 2019.
Tigers recalled RHP Buck Farmer from Triple-A Toledo.
Farmer is getting the start in the first game of today's doubleheader against the Twins. He'll likely be sent back down in between games.