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Twins option LaMarre to Triple-A Rochester

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have optioned outfielder Ryan LaMarre to Triple-A Rochester. LaMarre, who was signed to a minor league contract this offseason, appeared in 43 games for the Twins, hitting .263 (26-for-99) with five doubles, eight RBI and eight walks.

To replace LaMarre on the 25-man roster, the Twins will make a corresponding roster move prior to Tuesday night's game in Chicago.  
 

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have optioned outfielder Ryan LaMarre to Triple-A Rochester. LaMarre, who was signed to a minor league contract this offseason, appeared in 43 games for the Twins, hitting .263 (26-for-99) with five doubles, eight RBI and eight walks.

To replace LaMarre on the 25-man roster, the Twins will make a corresponding roster move prior to Tuesday night's game in Chicago.  
 

Minnesota Twins

Derrick Hall to receive ALSD Visionary Award tomorrow

The Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) has named Derrick Hall, Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO, its 2018 Visionary Award Winner, the sole individual recognized with an award at the ALSD Conference annually. Hall will be presented with the award tomorrow, June 25 at the ALSD Conference and Tradeshow in Atlanta. 
 
"I am honored to be named among the best in the sports business by ALSD," said Hall. "I am truly grateful for the support that our D-backs Team Players contribute daily to the Circle of Success. I am proud of their work to carry out the vision of making the D-backs not only the best place to work in all of sports but to ensure our fans always have an enjoyable experience."
 
Considered by many to be among the future leaders of the game, Hall has turned the D-backs into a model franchise within the sports industry and throughout the business world during his thirteen years at the helm of the club. Hall focuses the organization's efforts in five areas he has called the "Circle of Success" - fan experience, performance, community, culture and financial efficiency - each of which has seen tremendous success during his tenure.
 
The Arizona Republic named Hall one of 16 Arizonans to watch in 2016, citing his "positive influence [that] grows larger by the year" as someone who "works effortlessly to promote Metro Phoenix and the state." He was also named by Rise Global to its list of 100 Most Influential CEOs, a group that includes names such as Rupert Murdoch, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Tim Cook, Biz Stone, Marissa Mayer and Larry Ellison.
 
Among his most significant accomplishments during his tenure as President & CEO has been the opening of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the D-backs' Spring Training home in Scottsdale; hosting the 2011 Major League All-Star Game at Chase Field for the first time ever; three Postseason appearances; the positioning of the D-backs as one of the largest philanthropic entities in the Valley, having surpassed $50 million in charitable giving since the team's inception in 1998, including more than $6 million last season; and the creation of a corporate culture that led Yahoo! to deem the club as "the best workplace in sports."

The Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) has named Derrick Hall, Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO, its 2018 Visionary Award Winner, the sole individual recognized with an award at the ALSD Conference annually. Hall will be presented with the award tomorrow, June 25 at the ALSD Conference and Tradeshow in Atlanta. 
 
"I am honored to be named among the best in the sports business by ALSD," said Hall. "I am truly grateful for the support that our D-backs Team Players contribute daily to the Circle of Success. I am proud of their work to carry out the vision of making the D-backs not only the best place to work in all of sports but to ensure our fans always have an enjoyable experience."
 
Considered by many to be among the future leaders of the game, Hall has turned the D-backs into a model franchise within the sports industry and throughout the business world during his thirteen years at the helm of the club. Hall focuses the organization's efforts in five areas he has called the "Circle of Success" - fan experience, performance, community, culture and financial efficiency - each of which has seen tremendous success during his tenure.
 
The Arizona Republic named Hall one of 16 Arizonans to watch in 2016, citing his "positive influence [that] grows larger by the year" as someone who "works effortlessly to promote Metro Phoenix and the state." He was also named by Rise Global to its list of 100 Most Influential CEOs, a group that includes names such as Rupert Murdoch, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Tim Cook, Biz Stone, Marissa Mayer and Larry Ellison.
 
Among his most significant accomplishments during his tenure as President & CEO has been the opening of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the D-backs' Spring Training home in Scottsdale; hosting the 2011 Major League All-Star Game at Chase Field for the first time ever; three Postseason appearances; the positioning of the D-backs as one of the largest philanthropic entities in the Valley, having surpassed $50 million in charitable giving since the team's inception in 1998, including more than $6 million last season; and the creation of a corporate culture that led Yahoo! to deem the club as "the best workplace in sports."

Arizona Diamondbacks

Colorado Rockies recall right-handed pitcher Yency Almonte from Triple-A Albuquerque

Right-handed pitcher Bryan Shaw placed on the 10-day disabled list

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Yency Almonte from Triple-A Albuquerque and placed right-handed pitcher Bryan Shaw on the 10-day disabled list with a right calf strain.
 
•  Almonte, 24, was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque yesterday … was originally recalled on Thursday for his first stint on the Major League roster … made his Major League debut that evening, pitching a hitless inning of relief with a sacrifice fly … made his second appearance Friday and allowed two unearned runs on one hit and one walk with his first Major League strikeout … has made nine starts with Albuquerque this season, going 1-4 with a 6.27 ERA (33.0 IP, 23 ER) … in 109 career Minor League appearances, including 101 starts, has gone 36-34 with a 4.09 ERA (552.0 IP, 251 ER), 194 walks and 453 strikeouts … was acquired by the Rockies via trade with the Chicago White Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tommy Kahnle, Nov. 24, 2015 … originally selected by Los Angeles-AL in the 17th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Almonte Stats
 
•  Shaw, 30, will be making his first career stint on the disabled list … has made a Major League-leading 41 appearances in his first season with Colorado, going 3-5 with a 7.57 ERA (35.2 IP, 30 ER), 20 walks and 34 strikeouts … has allowed a career-high tying eight home runs … since 2012, leads MLB with 483 appearances … in 516 career relief appearances with Arizona (2011-12), Cleveland (2013-17) and Colorado (2018), has gone 26-33 with 11 saves, a 3.45 ERA (482.0 IP, 185 ER), 171 walks and 432 strikeouts. Shaw Stats
 
The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.
 

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Yency Almonte from Triple-A Albuquerque and placed right-handed pitcher Bryan Shaw on the 10-day disabled list with a right calf strain.
 
•  Almonte, 24, was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque yesterday … was originally recalled on Thursday for his first stint on the Major League roster … made his Major League debut that evening, pitching a hitless inning of relief with a sacrifice fly … made his second appearance Friday and allowed two unearned runs on one hit and one walk with his first Major League strikeout … has made nine starts with Albuquerque this season, going 1-4 with a 6.27 ERA (33.0 IP, 23 ER) … in 109 career Minor League appearances, including 101 starts, has gone 36-34 with a 4.09 ERA (552.0 IP, 251 ER), 194 walks and 453 strikeouts … was acquired by the Rockies via trade with the Chicago White Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tommy Kahnle, Nov. 24, 2015 … originally selected by Los Angeles-AL in the 17th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Almonte Stats
 
•  Shaw, 30, will be making his first career stint on the disabled list … has made a Major League-leading 41 appearances in his first season with Colorado, going 3-5 with a 7.57 ERA (35.2 IP, 30 ER), 20 walks and 34 strikeouts … has allowed a career-high tying eight home runs … since 2012, leads MLB with 483 appearances … in 516 career relief appearances with Arizona (2011-12), Cleveland (2013-17) and Colorado (2018), has gone 26-33 with 11 saves, a 3.45 ERA (482.0 IP, 185 ER), 171 walks and 432 strikeouts. Shaw Stats
 
The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.
 

Colorado Rockies

Marlins to host Pride at the Park, Venezuelan Heritage Day, Superhero Day and three fan giveaways during upcoming homestand

The Marlins will face the Diamondbacks, Mets and Rays from June 25-July 4

The Miami Marlins begin a 10-game homestand on Monday, with the opener of a four-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Miami will then host the New York Mets for a three-game series, beginning on Friday, June 29. The Marlins will conclude the homestand with a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays.  

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include:

The Miami Marlins begin a 10-game homestand on Monday, with the opener of a four-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Miami will then host the New York Mets for a three-game series, beginning on Friday, June 29. The Marlins will conclude the homestand with a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays.  

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include:

•    Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Touch Tour  -- Thursday, June 28 vs. the Diamondbacks
•    Honorary Captain -- Friday, June 29 vs. the Mets
o   Make-A-Wish recipient Jordan S. from Tampa, Fla. will be at Marlins Park serving as honorary captain for the day.
•    Pride at the Park -- Friday, June 29 vs. the Mets
o   Fans who purchase the ticket package at Marlins.com/themes will receive an exclusive Pride at the Park hat. A portion of the proceeds will support Safe Schools South Florida. Following the game, a postgame party will take place in The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light, featuring a performance by DJ Citizen Jane.
•    Postgame Fireworks Presented by T-Mobile -- Friday, June 29 vs. the Mets
•    LYFE Brand Ticket Special -- Friday, June 29 vs. the Mets
o   The Marlins partnered with LYFE Brand for a special T-shirt collection, which is available exclusively as part of a special ticket offer.
•    Marlins Better Halves Tackle Box Auction -- Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 vs. the Mets
•    Billy The Marlin Giant Pool Float Giveaway, driven by AutoNation -- Saturday, June 30 vs. the Mets
•    Venezuelan Heritage Day -- Saturday, June 30 vs. the Mets
o   Fans who purchase the ticket package at Marlins.com/themes will receive an exclusive Venezuelan heritage jersey.
•    Superhero Day -- Sunday, July 1 vs. the Mets
•    Justin Bour Superhero Bobblehead Giveaway, presented by Pepsi -- Sunday, July 1 vs. the Mets
•    MLB Network Tote Bag Giveaway -- Wednesday, July 4 vs. the Rays
•    Honor Flight Reception -- Wednesday, July 4 vs. the Rays
o   Approximately 25 World War II, Vietnam, and Korean War veterans have been invited to Marlins Park for an Honor Flight reception.

For more information regarding all events, promotions and ticket specials taking place during this upcoming homestand, please see the attached file or visit Marlins.com/offers. Fans looking to purchase tickets for any special event can visit Marlins.com/themes.

Miami Marlins

Roster move

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes from Triple-A Indianapolis. 

To make room for Holmes on the 25-man active roster, right-handed pitcher Michael Feliz has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes from Triple-A Indianapolis. 

To make room for Holmes on the 25-man active roster, right-handed pitcher Michael Feliz has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Holmes went 6-3 with a 3.39 ERA (66.1ip/25er) and 71 strikeouts in 13 games (12 starts) this season with Indianapolis, including a 4-0 record and 0.71 ERA (25.1ip/2er) in his four starts this month. He also made one appearance earlier this season with the Pirates, making his Major League debut on April 6 vs. Cincinnati.  

Holmes will wear uniform #68.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Cubs roster moves for June 24

The Chicago Cubs today placed left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny on the 10-day disabled list with a back strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Justin Hancock from Triple-A Iowa. Additionally, the Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Cory Mazzoni from Triple-A. Right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell has been optioned to Iowa.
 
Both Hancock and Mazzoni will be available for the Cubs this afternoon as they conclude their four-game set against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.
 
Hancock, 27, joins the Cubs for the third time this season after posting no record and a 1.50 ERA (2 ER/12.0 IP) in nine relief outings during his first two stints with the club from May 9-27 and June 19-21, his first season on a big league roster. He has gone 2-2 with a 4.57 ERA (11 ER/21.2 IP) in 18 relief outings with Iowa this year, striking out 27 batters in 21.2 innings pitched, an average of 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings. 
 
The righthander was acquired by the Cubs from San Diego May 8, 2017 for outfielder Matt Szczur. Hancock combined to go 2-4 with four saves and a 4.46 ERA (19 ER/38.1 IP) in 33 relief outings between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa last year. He was a non-roster invitee to Chicago's major league spring training in 2018.
 
Hancock is 28-35 with four saves and a 3.97 ERA (239 ER/541.2 IP) in 167 career minor league appearances, including 90 as a starter, in eight minor league seasons in the Padres and Cubs organizations. He was originally selected by San Diego in the ninth round of the 2011 Draft out of Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill. 
 
Mazzoni, 28, also joins the Cubs for the third time this season, as he has gone 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA (1 ER/7.2 IP) in seven relief outings during his previous stays on May 7 and from May 30-June 11. He has gone 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA (11 ER/25.2 IP) in 17 relief appearances with Iowa this season. The righthander has made 21 career major league relief appearances with San Diego (2015, 2017) and the Cubs (2018), going 1-0 with a 12.21 ERA (33 ER/24.1 IP).
 
Overall, Mazzoni is 30-17 with nine saves and a 3.79 ERA (165 ER/391.2 IP) in 133 career minor league appearances, 53 as a starter. Mazzoni was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on November 6, 2017 from the San Diego Padres, was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 27 and claimed off waivers again by the Cubs on March 29.
 
Mazzoni is a native of Evans City, Penn. and was originally selected by the New York Mets in the second round of the 2011 Draft out of North Carolina State University.
 
Farrell, 27, is 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA (10 ER/20.0 IP) in 13 outings (one start) with the Cubs this season and 0-2 with a 4.94 ERA (13 ER/23.2 IP) in five starts with Iowa.
 
Zastryzny, 26, is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA (1 ER/5.1 IP) in five relief outings with the Cubs this year and 2-1 with a 3.97 ERA (15 ER/34.0 IP) in 17 relief appearances with Iowa.

The Chicago Cubs today placed left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny on the 10-day disabled list with a back strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Justin Hancock from Triple-A Iowa. Additionally, the Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Cory Mazzoni from Triple-A. Right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell has been optioned to Iowa.
 
Both Hancock and Mazzoni will be available for the Cubs this afternoon as they conclude their four-game set against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.
 
Hancock, 27, joins the Cubs for the third time this season after posting no record and a 1.50 ERA (2 ER/12.0 IP) in nine relief outings during his first two stints with the club from May 9-27 and June 19-21, his first season on a big league roster. He has gone 2-2 with a 4.57 ERA (11 ER/21.2 IP) in 18 relief outings with Iowa this year, striking out 27 batters in 21.2 innings pitched, an average of 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings. 
 
The righthander was acquired by the Cubs from San Diego May 8, 2017 for outfielder Matt Szczur. Hancock combined to go 2-4 with four saves and a 4.46 ERA (19 ER/38.1 IP) in 33 relief outings between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa last year. He was a non-roster invitee to Chicago's major league spring training in 2018.
 
Hancock is 28-35 with four saves and a 3.97 ERA (239 ER/541.2 IP) in 167 career minor league appearances, including 90 as a starter, in eight minor league seasons in the Padres and Cubs organizations. He was originally selected by San Diego in the ninth round of the 2011 Draft out of Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill. 
 
Mazzoni, 28, also joins the Cubs for the third time this season, as he has gone 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA (1 ER/7.2 IP) in seven relief outings during his previous stays on May 7 and from May 30-June 11. He has gone 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA (11 ER/25.2 IP) in 17 relief appearances with Iowa this season. The righthander has made 21 career major league relief appearances with San Diego (2015, 2017) and the Cubs (2018), going 1-0 with a 12.21 ERA (33 ER/24.1 IP).
 
Overall, Mazzoni is 30-17 with nine saves and a 3.79 ERA (165 ER/391.2 IP) in 133 career minor league appearances, 53 as a starter. Mazzoni was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on November 6, 2017 from the San Diego Padres, was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 27 and claimed off waivers again by the Cubs on March 29.
 
Mazzoni is a native of Evans City, Penn. and was originally selected by the New York Mets in the second round of the 2011 Draft out of North Carolina State University.
 
Farrell, 27, is 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA (10 ER/20.0 IP) in 13 outings (one start) with the Cubs this season and 0-2 with a 4.94 ERA (13 ER/23.2 IP) in five starts with Iowa.
 
Zastryzny, 26, is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA (1 ER/5.1 IP) in five relief outings with the Cubs this year and 2-1 with a 3.97 ERA (15 ER/34.0 IP) in 17 relief appearances with Iowa.

Chicago Cubs

Twins option Romero to Triple-A Rochester

Busenitz recalled from Triple-A Rochester

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have optioned right-handed pitcher Fernando Romero to Triple-A Rochester. Romero made 10 starts for the Twins, going 3-3 with a 4.38 ERA (51.1 IP, 25 ER), 19 walks and 44 strikeouts.

To replace Romero on the 25-man roster the Twins have recalled right-handed pitcher Alan Busenitz from Triple-A Rochester. Busenitz, who pitched in four games for the Twins in April, appeared in 15 games for the Red Wings recently, going 2-0 with a 1.05 ERA (25.2 IP, 3 ER), four walks, 29 strikeouts and two saves.  
 

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have optioned right-handed pitcher Fernando Romero to Triple-A Rochester. Romero made 10 starts for the Twins, going 3-3 with a 4.38 ERA (51.1 IP, 25 ER), 19 walks and 44 strikeouts.

To replace Romero on the 25-man roster the Twins have recalled right-handed pitcher Alan Busenitz from Triple-A Rochester. Busenitz, who pitched in four games for the Twins in April, appeared in 15 games for the Red Wings recently, going 2-0 with a 1.05 ERA (25.2 IP, 3 ER), four walks, 29 strikeouts and two saves.  
 

Minnesota Twins

D-backs recall Braden Shipley from Triple-A Reno

Optioned Jake Barrett to Reno following yesterday's game

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Braden Shipley from Triple-A Reno. Following yesterday's game, the D-backs optioned RHP Jake Barrett to Reno.
 
Shipley, 26, is in his third stint with the D-backs this season. He has made 2 scoreless appearances (3.0 IP), both vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, on June 11 (1.2 IP) and June 12 (1.1 IP). Additionally, he was 3-4 with 1 save and a 6.40 ERA (32 ER in 45.0 IP) in 13 games (6 starts) with Reno, having been used exclusively out of the bullpen since May 22.
 
The 6-1, 195-pounder went 0-1 with a 5.76 ERA (16 ER in 25.0 IP) in 10 games (3 starts) for Arizona in 2017. In 25 career Major League games (14 starts) over parts of 3 seasons with the D-backs (2016-18), he is 4-6 with a 5.23 ERA (57 ER in 98.0 IP). 
 
Barrett, 26, has posted a 5.06 ERA (3 ER in 5.1 IP) in 5 outings with Arizona in 2018. He allowed 1 run in 1.0 inning in yesterday's 7-2 win @ PNC Park.

The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Braden Shipley from Triple-A Reno. Following yesterday's game, the D-backs optioned RHP Jake Barrett to Reno.
 
Shipley, 26, is in his third stint with the D-backs this season. He has made 2 scoreless appearances (3.0 IP), both vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, on June 11 (1.2 IP) and June 12 (1.1 IP). Additionally, he was 3-4 with 1 save and a 6.40 ERA (32 ER in 45.0 IP) in 13 games (6 starts) with Reno, having been used exclusively out of the bullpen since May 22.
 
The 6-1, 195-pounder went 0-1 with a 5.76 ERA (16 ER in 25.0 IP) in 10 games (3 starts) for Arizona in 2017. In 25 career Major League games (14 starts) over parts of 3 seasons with the D-backs (2016-18), he is 4-6 with a 5.23 ERA (57 ER in 98.0 IP). 
 
Barrett, 26, has posted a 5.06 ERA (3 ER in 5.1 IP) in 5 outings with Arizona in 2018. He allowed 1 run in 1.0 inning in yesterday's 7-2 win @ PNC Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Dodgers reinstate Clayton Kershaw

The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw from the 10-day disabled list (lower back strain) and optioned left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore to Triple-A Oklahoma City. 

Kershaw, who will make his ninth start of the season tonight against the Mets at Citi Field, missed the last 18 games due to a lower back strain, which occurred in his last start on May 31 against the Phillies, where he allowed just one run on four hits and struck out five in 5.0 innings. Despite starting the season going 1-4 in eight starts, the Dodger ace has posted a 2.76 ERA (15 ER/49.0 IP) and has held hitters to a .233 average. The southpaw has also struck out 53 batters against just 11 walks in 49.0 innings, while posting a 1.12 WHIP. In the 18 games that Kershaw missed, the Dodgers went 13-5 during that span.

The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw from the 10-day disabled list (lower back strain) and optioned left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore to Triple-A Oklahoma City. 

Kershaw, who will make his ninth start of the season tonight against the Mets at Citi Field, missed the last 18 games due to a lower back strain, which occurred in his last start on May 31 against the Phillies, where he allowed just one run on four hits and struck out five in 5.0 innings. Despite starting the season going 1-4 in eight starts, the Dodger ace has posted a 2.76 ERA (15 ER/49.0 IP) and has held hitters to a .233 average. The southpaw has also struck out 53 batters against just 11 walks in 49.0 innings, while posting a 1.12 WHIP. In the 18 games that Kershaw missed, the Dodgers went 13-5 during that span.

Liberatore, 31, has made 17 relief appearances with Los Angeles this season, going 2-1 with a 2.77 ERA (4 ER/13.0 IP) and has limited the opposition to a .227 average. 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers

Red Sox recall infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket

Club options left-handed pitcher Robby Scott to Pawtucket

Prior to Saturday's game against the Seattle Mariners, the Boston Red Sox recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room for Lin on the 25-man roster, the club optioned left-handed pitcher Robby Scott to Pawtucket.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Prior to Saturday's game against the Seattle Mariners, the Boston Red Sox recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room for Lin on the 25-man roster, the club optioned left-handed pitcher Robby Scott to Pawtucket.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Lin, 24, is making his second appearance with the major league club this season, having gone 6-for-32 (.188) with two doubles in 14 games for Boston from April 10-May 3. He was batting .188 for the PawSox through May 22, but he has since raised his batting average to .299 by going 40-for-116 (.345) with 10 doubles and three home runs in his last 28 games, hitting safely in 25 of those, including in 16 consecutive games from May 27-June 14. Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 21 prospect in the Red Sox organization, Lin has spent his entire professional career in the Boston system since signing as an international free agent in June 2012. In 39 major league games since his 2017 debut, the infielder has hit .239 (21-for-88) while making 13 starts at shortstop, six at third base, and five at second base.

Scott, 28, was recalled by the Red Sox on June 19 and made his lone major league appearance of the season that night at Minnesota, allowing two runs in 0.1 innings pitched. He has made 24 relief appearances for the PawSox this season, posting a 1.48 ERA (4 ER/24.1 IP) with 36 strikeouts, a 1.03 WHIP, and a .187 opponent batting average. Twenty of his 24 appearances have been scoreless, including 13 of his last 14. Since May 5, Scott has posted a 0.61 ERA (1 ER/14.2 IP) while holding opponents to a .137 batting average (7-for-51) and zero home runs. Signed by the Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent in 2011, he is 3-2 with a 3.64 ERA (17 ER/42.0 IP) in 65 career major league relief appearances (2016-18), having made his first career Opening Day roster with Boston in 2017.

Boston Red Sox

Rockies recall infielder Pat Valaika from Triple-A Albuquerque

Right-handed pitcher Yency Almonte optioned to Triple-A

The Colorado Rockies announced Saturday that they have recalled infielder Pat Valaika from Triple-A Albuquerque and have optioned right-handed pitcher Yency Almonte to Triple-A.
 
• Valaika, 25, will be making his third stint on the Rockies' active roster, having been optioned most recently on May 26 … batted .211 (16-for-76) in his most recent stint with Albuquerque with eight runs, two doubles, one triple, five home runs, 15 RBI, five walks and 17 strikeouts … on the season with the Rockies, is batting .120 (9-for-75) with two runs scored, four doubles, one RBI, six walks and 22 strikeouts across 37 games with 16 starts … was a member of his first career Opening Day roster before being optioned to Triple-A for the first time on May 8 … in parts of three seasons with Colorado (2016-18), the Valencia, Calif., native has hit .221 (61-for-276) with 33 runs scored, 16 doubles, 14 home runs, 43 RBI, 13 walks and 83 strikeouts in 160 career games played with 47 starts. Valaika Stats
 
• Almonte, 24, was recalled on Thursday for his first stint on the Major League roster and made his Major League debut that evening, pitching a hitless inning of relief with a sacrifice fly … made his second appearance last night and allowed two unearned runs on one hit and one walk with his first Major League strikeout … has made nine starts with Albuquerque this season, going 1-4 with a 6.27 ERA (33.0 IP, 23 ER) … in 109 career Minor League appearances, including 101 starts, has gone 36-34 with a 4.09 ERA (552.0 IP, 251 ER), 194 walks and 453 strikeouts … was acquired by the Rockies via trade with the Chicago White Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tommy Kahnle, Nov. 24, 2015 … originally selected by Los Angeles-AL in the 17th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Almonte Stats
 
The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.
 

The Colorado Rockies announced Saturday that they have recalled infielder Pat Valaika from Triple-A Albuquerque and have optioned right-handed pitcher Yency Almonte to Triple-A.
 
• Valaika, 25, will be making his third stint on the Rockies' active roster, having been optioned most recently on May 26 … batted .211 (16-for-76) in his most recent stint with Albuquerque with eight runs, two doubles, one triple, five home runs, 15 RBI, five walks and 17 strikeouts … on the season with the Rockies, is batting .120 (9-for-75) with two runs scored, four doubles, one RBI, six walks and 22 strikeouts across 37 games with 16 starts … was a member of his first career Opening Day roster before being optioned to Triple-A for the first time on May 8 … in parts of three seasons with Colorado (2016-18), the Valencia, Calif., native has hit .221 (61-for-276) with 33 runs scored, 16 doubles, 14 home runs, 43 RBI, 13 walks and 83 strikeouts in 160 career games played with 47 starts. Valaika Stats
 
• Almonte, 24, was recalled on Thursday for his first stint on the Major League roster and made his Major League debut that evening, pitching a hitless inning of relief with a sacrifice fly … made his second appearance last night and allowed two unearned runs on one hit and one walk with his first Major League strikeout … has made nine starts with Albuquerque this season, going 1-4 with a 6.27 ERA (33.0 IP, 23 ER) … in 109 career Minor League appearances, including 101 starts, has gone 36-34 with a 4.09 ERA (552.0 IP, 251 ER), 194 walks and 453 strikeouts … was acquired by the Rockies via trade with the Chicago White Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tommy Kahnle, Nov. 24, 2015 … originally selected by Los Angeles-AL in the 17th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Almonte Stats
 
The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.
 

Colorado Rockies

A's Recall OF Nick Martini from Triple-A Nashville

Chris Bassitt and Danny Coulombe optioned to Triple-A Nashville

The Oakland A's have made the following roster moves:

•   Nick Martini, OF, recalled from AAA Nashville
•   Chris Bassitt, RHP, optioned to AAA Nashville
•   Danny Coulombe, LHP, optioned to AAA Nashville

The Oakland A's have made the following roster moves:

•   Nick Martini, OF, recalled from AAA Nashville
•   Chris Bassitt, RHP, optioned to AAA Nashville
•   Danny Coulombe, LHP, optioned to AAA Nashville

Martini, 27 (28 on June 27), was hitting .360 (50-for-139) with 24 runs, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, 23 RBI with a .437 on-base percentage and a .511 slugging mark in his last 34 games with Nashville. This is his second stint with Oakland after being selected from Nashville from June 6-8, appearing in three games before being optioned. On the season, he's hitting .305 (67-for-220) with 38 runs, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 33 RBI and a .417 on-base percentage in 61 games in AAA.

Bassitt, 29, made three starts with Oakland, going 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA (7 er, 16.1 ip) with 13 strikeouts in four stints in the Majors. In 10 games, including seven starts with AAA Nashville this season, he is 2-3 with a 6.10 ERA (26 er, 38.1 ip) with 40 strikeouts. 

Coulombe, 28, was the 26th man for Oakland in the second game of yesterday's doubleheader. He was 1-1 with a 4.56 ERA (12 er, 23.2 ip) with 26 strikeouts in 26 relief appearances during three stints with Oakland. He has only appeared in two games with AAA Nashville this season.

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White Sox return Thyago Vieira to Triple-A Charlotte

Following Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader vs. the Oakland Athletics, the Chicago White Sox returned right-handed pitcher Thyago Vieira to Class AAA Charlotte.

Vieira, 25, served as the 26th man for the second game but did not pitch. He is 0-2 with a 4.40 ERA (15 ER/30.2 IP), 42 strikeouts and four saves in 26 relief appearances with Charlotte this season.

Following Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader vs. the Oakland Athletics, the Chicago White Sox returned right-handed pitcher Thyago Vieira to Class AAA Charlotte.

Vieira, 25, served as the 26th man for the second game but did not pitch. He is 0-2 with a 4.40 ERA (15 ER/30.2 IP), 42 strikeouts and four saves in 26 relief appearances with Charlotte this season.

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White Sox add Thyago Vieira from Triple-A Charlotte

The Chicago White Sox have added right-handed pitcher Thyago Vieira "tea-AH-go vee-AIR-uh" from Class AAA Charlotte to serve as the 26th man on the active roster for the second game of Friday's doubleheader vs. Oakland.

Vieira, 25, is 0-2 with a 4.40 ERA (15 ER/30.2 IP), 42 strikeouts and four saves in 26 relief appearances with Class AAA Charlotte this season. He owns a 1.69 ERA (2 ER/10.2 IP) over his last nine outings.The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Vieira has limited opponents to a .219 (25-114) average, including a .182 (12-66) mark by right-handers, and has averaged 12.3 strikeouts per 9.0 IP.

The Chicago White Sox have added right-handed pitcher Thyago Vieira "tea-AH-go vee-AIR-uh" from Class AAA Charlotte to serve as the 26th man on the active roster for the second game of Friday's doubleheader vs. Oakland.

Vieira, 25, is 0-2 with a 4.40 ERA (15 ER/30.2 IP), 42 strikeouts and four saves in 26 relief appearances with Class AAA Charlotte this season. He owns a 1.69 ERA (2 ER/10.2 IP) over his last nine outings.The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Vieira has limited opponents to a .219 (25-114) average, including a .182 (12-66) mark by right-handers, and has averaged 12.3 strikeouts per 9.0 IP.

A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Vieira was acquired by the White Sox from Seattle on November 16, 2017 in exchange for international signing pool money.

He has gone 14-21 with a 4.56 ERA (163 ER/321.2 IP) and 280 strikeouts in 175 games (28 starts) over eight minor-league seasons. Vieira has made one major-league appearance, throwing 1.0 scoreless IP with the Mariners on August 14, 2017 vs. Baltimore.

Vieira, who will wear uniform No. 50, will join Andre Rienzo (2013-14) as the only natives of Brazil to play for the White Sox.

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Angels recall RHP Deck McGuire, option RHP Eduardo Paredes

The Angels made the following transactions Friday:

·         RHP Deck McGuire - Recalled from Salt Lake

The Angels made the following transactions Friday:

·         RHP Deck McGuire - Recalled from Salt Lake

·         RHP Eduardo Paredes - Optioned to Salt Lake

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