Here are just a few quick notes and transactions from around the American League Central -- and an important reminder about teams playing above themselves from our friends at Beyond the Box Score:
Prince Fielder's hitting woes - Beyond the Box Score
Miguel Cabrera has been awesome for the Tigers this season, but his left-handed hitting counterpart, Prince Fielder, has been seriously lacking. What have been his offensive issues, and will they continue?
Royals beware: Regression spells trouble for certain contenders - Beyond the Box Score
What pitchers are likely to perform the worst down the stretch for their respective teams. More specifically, what starting pitchers are likely to perform worse than they have been down the stretch for teams in playoff contention?
Royals option Bueno after designating him for assignment Saturday.
Royals announce that LHP Francisley Bueno has been optioned to Triple-A Omaha this afternoon. He was DFA'd yesterday.
Royals bring catcher Salvador Perez after a 7-day stint on the DL following a minor concussion.
Brett Hayes designated for assignment.
Indians designate Mark Reynolds for assignment - MLB Daily Dish
The Indians designated the power hitting, strikeout-prone third baseman for assignment on Thursday.