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Cardinals recalled C Ed Easley from Triple-A Memphis.

Easley was up briefly with the big club earlier this season but didn't receive an at-bat. His stay this time around is also likely to be short, as Jon Jay (wrist) is due back from the disabled list Friday.
May 27 - 2:34 PM

Cardinals placed 1B Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

It's not clear at this point how severe the strain is, so a timetable for Adams' return isn't known at the moment. It certainly figures to be more than a minimum stay on the DL, though, and could be a rather lengthy one. Mark Reynolds will handle first base in the meantime.
May 27 - 2:33 PM

Astros shortstop prospect Carlos Correa broke an 0-for-8 slump by belting his third homer Tuesday for Triple-A Fresno.

Correa also gunned down a runner at home plate. The 20-year-old has shown he belongs by hitting .283 in his first 14 games at Triple-A. He's hitting second in a potent Fresno lineup and looks poised to be a big-time contributor. The Astros have done fine without him this season but there's certainly a chance Corra could play at the big league level this season.
May 27 - 2:31 PM

Ike Davis (quad) will take batting practice on the field Thursday.

It will be his first bit of baseball activity since he landed on the disabled list a couple weeks ago with a Grade 2 strain in his left quad. Obviously running is going to be a bigger test for Davis and it's not clear when he might be able to do that.
May 27 - 2:25 PM

Rangers catching prospect Jorge Alfaro slammed his fourth home run of the year Tuesday in a win for Double-A Frisco.

Alfaro also homered in Monday night's contest. He's hit .333 during his five-game hitting streak. The 21-year-old got off to a hot start (.328 average in April) but has cooled off considerably in the month of May (.233 in 86 at-bats). He's done a lot of his damage against left-handers, batting .429 with two homers in 21 at-bats.
May 27 - 2:22 PM

Orioles designated OF Alejandro De Aza for assignment.

He played really well for the O's last year down the stretch of the regular season and in the playoffs, but they've decided to cut him loose after his slow start in 2015. De Aza, who batted leadoff for Baltimore on Opening Day, has hit just .214/.277/.359 over 30 games this season and was seeing his playing time dwindle. He's making $5 million this season, which means he'll almost surely clear waivers.
May 27 - 2:15 PM

Braves infield prospect Elmer Reyes has been charged with kidnapping and rape following an incident that allegedly occurred over the weekend in Ohio.

Reyes, who plays with Triple-A Gwinnett, allegedly forced himself upon a woman in a hotel room after Friday’s game against Triple-A Columbus. The 24-year-old is free on bond and is scheduled for a June 2 court appearance.
May 27 - 2:13 PM

White Sox third base prospect Matt Davidson extended his hitting streak to five Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Charlotte.

Davidson mashed a solo home run, his second in as many games. He also drew a bases loaded walk. The 24-year-old has driven in at least one run in each of his last four appearances. Davidson is still hitting just .237 for the year including a dismal .219 in 96 May at-bats. He played 31 games for the White Sox in 2013 but hasn't been back to the big leagues since.
May 27 - 2:09 PM

Braves purchased the contract of LHP Donnie Veal from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Veal was removed from Atlanta's 40-man roster earlier this month after allowed four runs over 3 1/3 relief innings. He'll give the Braves another lefty reliever after they traded Eric Stults and Ian Thomas.
May 27 - 2:05 PM

Braves activated 3B Chris Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.

He had been slated to return on Thursday, but the Braves moved his arrival up a day following their trade with the Dodgers. Once the deal becomes official, Johnson will share third base with Juan Uribe. He's hitting .279/.347/.372 over 16 contests for Atlanta this season.
May 27 - 2:03 PM

Rays catching prospect Justin O'Conner cranked three hits Tuesday in a win for Double-A Montgomery.

He also scored three runs, doubling for the third time in as many games. O'Conner has struggled offensively, hitting .199 this season with 50 strikeouts in only 136 at-bats. Fortunately, he's been a stud behind the plate, throwing out 35 percent of would-be base stealers. Tampa Bay used its first-round pick on O'Conner back in 2010.
May 27 - 2:01 PM

Angels designated RHP Chad Smith for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Smith was just acquired from the A's earlier this month after they had designated him for assignment.
May 27 - 1:59 PM

Erik Cordier has cleared waivers.

He has three days to decide whether to accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Sacramento. Cordier holds a 1.50 ERA with 20 strikeouts over 12 frames for Sacramento this season.
May 27 - 1:57 PM

Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Pomeranz played catch a few days after being placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder and is now ready for mound work, so it's safe to say the cortisone injection he received has worked. The left-hander could be ready for a rehab assignment before long.
May 27 - 1:53 PM

A.J. Griffin (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Thursday.

Griffin's recovery from Tommy John surgery suffered a minor setback when he was shut down for a bit with shoulder soreness, but he's now getting back on track. The right-hander could begin a rehab assignment soon.
May 27 - 1:50 PM

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