The Kansas City Royals began to steel themselves for the AL Central pennant race Friday, designating journeyman hurler Bruce Chen for assignment.
The St. Louis Cardinals activated catcher Yadier Molina from the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
The Cleveland Indians activated catcher Yan Gomes from the 7-day disabled list on Friday.
The Boston Red Sox have recalled right-handed pitcher Anthony Ranaudo from Triple-A Pawtucket to start Friday's series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.
A day after trading for pitcher Josh Outman, the New York Yankees selected his contract from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and designated pitcher Rich Hill for assignment.
The Oakland Athletics have decided to drop their protest of Thursday's game against the LA Angels of Anaheim.
The New York Mets placed second baseman Daniel Murphy on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained right calf.
Something isn't right with St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
The New York Yankees have acquired pitcher Josh Outman from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Jonny Venters has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday.