Astros recalled OF Preston Tucker from Triple-A Fresno.
The addition of Carlos Gomez really cut into Tucker's playing time and the expected return of George Springer (wrist) on Friday means that he'll probably be mostly a pinch-hitter down the stretch. Tucker sports a .250/.302/.448 batting line with 12 homers over 79 games this season.
Nationals 1B/3B prospect Matt Skole launched two homers in Tuesday's win for Triple-A Syracuse.
He has five hits in his last two contests. Skole's batting average needs work (.231 across two levels this year) but his power stroke has returned with 19 homers and 80 RBI. The 26-year-old hasn't reached the 20-homer plateau since 2012. Including tonight's contest at Buffalo, he'll have six more games to get there.
Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Wednesday.
Josh Thole has been catching R.A. Dickey since his recall and will do so again Wednesday. Martin has been dealing with some minors bumps and bruises of late.
Royals RHP prospect Igor Feliz delivered six one-hit innings Tuesday in a win for Rookie-level Burlington.
Feliz has followed up a four-game losing streak with wins in each of his last two starts. He'a allowed just two hits in 11 scoreless innings over that stretch. His 3.32 ERA, down from 5.40 on August 2, is ninth-lowest in the Appalachian League.
Giants RHP prospect Jason Forjet spun eight shutout innings Tuesday in a win for High-A San Jose.
His 10 strikeouts were a season-high. Forjet set down 15 hitters in a row at one point. The 25-year-old hasn't allowed a run in his last three starts, going 3-0 in that span with 24 strikeouts and only five walks. Forget began the year in the bullpen but has made a seamless transition to the rotation with six wins and a 2.77 ERA in 14 starts.