Caleb Cotham (shoulder) is expected to make at least five rehab appearances for Double-A Pensacola before joining the Reds' bullpen.
He'll be with the team through at least July 11, meaning Cotham's return to the big leagues won't come until after the All-Star break. It's already a lost year for Cincinnati so there's no point in rushing Cotham back if he's not 100 percent. The 28-year-old pitched to an ugly 7.40 ERA over 23 appearances for the Reds before getting hurt.
Billy Hamilton (concussion) is back in the Reds' lineup Thursday against the Nationals.
This comes as quite a surprise after Hamilton took a ball to the face in center field Wednesday against the Cubs. He was placed in the league's concussion protocol but must have passed all his tests. He'll bat seventh Thursday against Nats left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Despite missing 14 games this year, Hamilton still ranks third in the NL with 19 steals.
Twins manager Paul Molitor wouldn't commit to Tommy Milone making another start.
Milone was unimpressive in Thursday's loss to the White Sox, allowing five earned runs in only 3 1/3 innings. Jose Berrios flirted with a no-hitter in his last start for Triple-A Rochester and could be ready for another shot at the major leagues. Milone holds an underwhelming 6.23 ERA in seven outings for the Twins this year.
Adam Warren is expected to join the Cubs' rotation as a spot starter Tuesday or Wednesday against the Reds.
Manager Joe Maddon wants to give his starters an extra day of rest heading into the All-Star break. Warren was sent to the minors last week to get stretched out and is scheduled to start Thursday night's game for Triple-A Iowa. Warren owns a mediocre 4.56 ERA in 25 relief outings for the Cubs this year.
Josh Reddick is not in the Athletics' starting lineup Thursday against the Giants.
He'll ride the pine with left-hander Madison Bumgarner getting the start for San Francisco. Reddick has gone 1-for-9 in two games since making his return from a fractured thumb. Jake Smolinski will start in right field and bat sixth in Thursday's series finale.
Mariners recalled C Mike Zunino from Triple-A Tacoma.
He's filling in for Steve Clevenger, who is out indefinitely with a broken hand. Zunino began this year in the minor leagues after hitting just .174 with 132 strikeouts in 350 at-bats for the Mariners last season. He's posted some impressive numbers at Triple-A this year but that certainly doesn't guarantee success at the major league level.
Mariners placed C Steve Clevenger on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right hand.
Clevenger suffered the injury during Wednesday night's loss to Pittsburgh. Mike Zunino was called up from Triple-A to take Clevenger's spot on the active roster. Clevenger was scheduled to meet with a hand specialist on Thursday. The team is still determining a timetable for his return.
Omar Infante will report to Rookie-level Danville "to get his legs back under him."
Infante hasn't played in a game since June 6, so he'll need a few days to shake off the rust. After that, he'll settle in at Triple-A Gwinnett. The veteran opened 2016 as the Royals' starting second baseman but was quickly passed over in favor of newcomer Whit Merrifield. He inked a minor league deal with Atlanta on Thursday after the Royals released him earlier this month.