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Cubs designated 1B/OF Efren Navarro for assignment.

The Cubs needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Chris Gimenez, and it was Navarro getting the axe. There's a chance that he could pass through waivers unclaimed and continue to provide minor league depth for the Cubs.
May 26 - 4:03 PM

Angels recalled RHP Jaime Barria from Triple-A Salt Lake.

He'll start for the Halos on Saturday against the Yankees. The 21-year-old right-hander has exelled in five starts with the Angels this season, registering a 2.13 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 20/7 K/BB ratio over 25 1/3 innings. Even with as good as he has been, he isn't a recommended streaming option against a powerhouse Yankees' offense in Yankee Stadium.
May 26 - 3:58 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Iowa.

The 35-year-old backstop had an opt-out clause in his contract that he could exercise if he was not on the major league roster by June 1. He has struggled with the bat at Triple-A Iowa this season, hitting just .224/.316/.276 with no homers and seven RBI in 136 plate appearances. He's irrelevant from a fantasy perspective.
May 26 - 3:55 PM

Cubs optioned C Victor Caratini to Triple-A Iowa.

The 24-year-old has done a respectable job this season, slashing .262/.304/.308 with four RBI in 69 plate appearances. He had options remaining though, and the club didn't want to lose Chris Gimenez who had a June 1st opt-out clause in his contract.
May 26 - 3:52 PM

Matt Davidson (back) was scratched from the White Sox' starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Tigers.

Davidson was set to return after missing the previous three gamesdue to back stiffness, but he didn't feel right after taking batting practice on the field prior to the game. Jose Rondon has replaced him in the White Sox' lineup and will bat cleanup against Francisco Liriano and the Tigers.
May 26 - 3:10 PM

Indians designated RHP Oliver Drake for assignment.

Rather than fix the ills in the Indians' bullpen, Drake contributed to the debacle, posting a 12.46 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 4/1 K/BB ratio in 4 1/3 innings. Given his poor performance, there's a chance he could pass through waivers unclaimed and remain with the Indians.
May 26 - 3:08 PM

Indians recalled RHP Ben Taylor from Triple-A Columbus.

He'll bring a fresh arm to what has been a miserable bullpen for the Indians this season. Taylor has made three appearances with the Tribe this season, posting a 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 5/1 K/BB ratio over 3 1/3 innings. He'll function in middle relief.
May 26 - 3:06 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Carlos Ramirez from Triple-A Nashville.

Ramirez was claimed off of waivers from the Blue Jays earlier in the week. He owns a terrific 2.84 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 17/8 K/BB ratio over 19 innings at the big league level for his career. He's an intriguing arm that could eventually work his way into a setup gig if he pitches well.
May 26 - 2:42 PM

Athletics placed RHP Santiago Casilla on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

The right-hander has dealt with various shoulder issues over the years, so this is a troubling development. He owns a solid 3.32 ERA over 21 2/3 innings out of the A's bullpen this season. At the moment, there's no clear timetable for his potential return.
May 26 - 2:39 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Chris Bassitt from Triple-A Nashville.

The 29-year-old hurler hasn't appeared in the big leagues since the 2016 season. He has struggled at Triple-A Nashville this season, posting a 6.35 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 28 1/3 innings. He'll work in middle relief for the A's.
May 26 - 2:38 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Josh Lucas to Triple-A Nashville.

Lucas has registered a 3.12 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8/5 K/BB ratio over 8 2/3 innings with the big league club. He's a victim of the Athletics needing a fresh arm in the bullpen. Lucas should get another chance with the A's in relatively short order.
May 26 - 2:36 PM

Pirates' manager Clint Hurdle said Saturday that Ivan Nova is dealing with a sprained ligament in his right index finger.

There's a chance that Nova will hit the disabled list because of the issue. In that event, Nick Kingham would start in his place on Tuesday. Nova has the finger taped up and is currently getting treatment, but he remains hopeful that he'll be able to make his scheduled start.
May 26 - 1:52 PM

Mark Trumbo reported significant improvement in his knee on Saturday and is now expected to avoid the disabled list.

Trumbo had an injection in his knee on Friday, but didn't need to have it drained to relieve the swelling. It's much more likely that he'll be ready to go in a few days than it is he'll require a trip to the disabled list now.
May 26 - 1:39 PM

Blue Jays activated LHP Jaime Garcia from the 10-day disabled list.

He'll rejoin the Jays' rotation on Saturday against the Phillies. Garcia was expected to be sidelined well into June, but has made a quick recovery from inflammation in his left shoulder. The 31-year-old hurler owns a troublesome 6.28 ERA across 38 2/3 innings in his eight starts with the Jays this season.
May 26 - 1:37 PM

Blue Jays optioned OF Dalton Pompey to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 25-year-old has struggled in his limited action with the Jays this season, slashing .200/.273/.200 with six strikeouts in 10 at-bats. He'll get another chance with the Jays' the next time they need an extra outfielder.
May 26 - 1:32 PM


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