After a Wednesday that saw several players across the majors go down due to injury, including Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, Thursday cooled down a bit in that regard. Let's take a look at what made the most noise in the majors on April 10:
- The Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 15-day DL, the team announced. Diagnosed with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, Garcia will undergo season-ending surgery. The Sox also announced they recalled outfielder Jordan Danks from Triple-A Columbus to fill the vacancy.
- Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has a mild Grade 1 strain, according to an MRI exam done on his left quadriceps muscle. (Via the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant.) General manager Jon Daniels, who broke the news, also noted that the team would give its starting third baseman a few days before determining whether or not a DL move is necessary.
- One day after making a successful start for the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night, Trevor Bauer has been optioned to Triple-A Columbus, as expected.
- The Indians also placed third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall on the paternity list, the team announced, recalling Justin Sellers from Triple-A Columbus to take his spot. Sellers, a 28-year-old utilityman, can play a variety of infield positions, including shortstop, third base and second base, but he owns a .199/.278/.301 career slash line.
- The Kansas City Royals secured outright waivers for utility infielder Pedro Ciriaco, the team announced. Ciriaco reportedly accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha. In 137 plate appearances with three teams last season, he posted a .224/.279/.336 slash line.
- The Texas Rangers re-signed catcher Chris Gimenez to a minor league contract, according to Rangers Executive Vice President of Communications John Blake. Gimenez spent the majority of last season at Triple-A, where he posted a .224/.350/.305 slash line.
- The Kansas City Royals traded 24-year-old Venezuelan outfielder Gorkys Hernandez to the White Sox, according to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. The Royals will reportedly receive cash considerations, and Hernandez will report to Triple-A Charlotte.
- The San Francisco Giants sent Jeremy Affeldt on a rehab assignment to High-A San Jose. CSN Bay Area's Amy Gutierrez reported he could be activated within a week, according to manager Bruce Bochy.
- The Toronto Blue Jays sent left-hander J.A. Happ on a rehab assignment to Triple-A Buffalo, according to the Bisons Twitter account. Happ posted a 4.56 ERA in 18 starts last season, with his time cut short due to a head injury obtained when he was struck by a line drive.
- Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn played a rehab game in Double-A Akron, finishing the game 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts and a walk.
- Justin Upton and Jose Abreu each hit a pair of homers on Thursday night. The Braves fell to the Mets 6-4 despite Upton's offensive explosion, and the White Sox beat the Indians 7-3.