A couple of key injuries and a slew of signings and roster adjustments made up the bulk of the big news this weekend, with Ryan Zimmerman, Adrian Beltre, Alex Cobb and Jurickson Profar all looking at time on the disabled list. We've got it all covered for you right here:
- The Minnesota Twins placed left fielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day DL (retroactive to April 7), according to Brain Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The team recalled Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester to replace Willingham, who has a hairline fracture on his wrist but won't require surgery.
- The Texas Rangers transferred second base prospect Jurickson Profar to the 60-day disabled list with a torn muscle in his right shoulder, according to Rangers Executive Vice President of Communications John Blake.
- The Washington Nationals were busy on Saturday, placing outfielders Denard Span and Jeff Kobernus on the 7-day and 60-day DLs, respectively. Span is diagnosed with a concussion after colliding with Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, while Kobernus fractured his left hand. The Nats also optioned Aaron Barrett to Triple-A Syracuse while recalling Steven Souza Jr. and Blake Treinen. (Via the Nats Twitter Account, and another post from the team)
- The Milwaukee Brewers recalled Rob Wooten from Triple-A Nashville and placed right-hander Brandon Kintzler on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 9, the team announced.
- Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day DL, the team announced, with infielder Zach Walters being recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.
- The Rangers placed third baseman Adrian Beltre on the 15-Day DL, the team announced.
- The Tampa Bay Rays placed right-hander Alex Cobb on the 15-day DL with a left oblique strain, the team announced. To fill the vacancy, the Rays recalled Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham.
- The Chicago Cubs recalled right-hander Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa after optioning left-hander Chris Rusin to Iowa after Saturday's game, the team announced.
- The Kansas City Royals optioned second baseman Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A Omaha, recalling left hander Danny Duffy, the team announced.
- The Houston Astros placed right-hander Scott Feldman on the bereavement list, recalling Paul Clemens from Triple-A Oklahoma City, the team announced.
- The Philadelphia Phillies recalled Jonathan Pettibone from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, sending Brad Lincoln down to take Pettibone's spot, the team announced. On Saturday, in his first start with the club, Pettibone went five innings and allowed just one earned run.
- The Oakland A's designated left fielder Sam Fuld for assignment while activating center fielder Craig Gentry from the 15-day DL, the team announced.
- The Tampa Bay Rays optioned Kevin Kiermaier to Triple-A Durham, selecting the contract of left-handed starter Erik Bedard, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin.
- The Cleveland Indians activated third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall from the paternity list, optioning shortstop Justin Sellers to Triple-A Columbus, the team announced.
- The Philadelphia Phillies recalled Luis Garcia from Triple-A Lehigh, optioning Justin De Fratus to Triple-A, the team announced.
- The Colorado Rockies activated Tyler Chatwood from the 15-day DL, optioning Charlie Culberson to Triple-A Colorado Springs to free a roster spot, according to the team's communications department. Chatwood took a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants in the Rockies' 5-4 loss on Sunday.
- The Los Angeles Angels made a host of moves on Sunday, optioning Matt Shoemaker and Dane De La Rosa to Triple-A Salt Lake while recalling Jose Alvarez and selecting Yoslan Herrera's contract from Triple A. The team also transferred left-hander Brain Moran to the 60-day DL (from the 15-day DL). (Via Angels Twitter account)
- Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester reportedly turned down a $70 million contract extension, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The deal, which Rosenthal writes was worth between $70 and $80 million over four years, was relatively low for a pitcher of Lester's caliber, considering the left-hander posted an ERA of 3.75 or lower in five of the past six seasons. The two sides will resume contract talks this offseason.
- The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to extend general manager John Mozeliak's contract through 2018, the team announced.
- The Seattle Mariners traded right-hander Hector Noesi to the Texas Rangers for a PTBN, according to Rangers Executive Vice President of Communications John Blake.
- San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford hit his first career walk-off home run in the Giants' 5-4, extra-inning victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
- Giancarlo Stanton, Brian McCann and Ben Zobrist all had multi-homer games this weekend, while Chase Utley extended his multi-hit streak to four games.
- Oakland A's starter Sonny Gray pitched seven innings of one-run ball on Saturday, keeping his ERA under one and improving to 2-0 on the season. Left-hander Scott Kazmir followed up Gray's performance with a gem of his own, surrendering just two hits over six scoreless innings on Sunday.
- Milwaukee Brewers starter Kyle Lohse pitched 8.2 dominant innings on Sunday, allowing only one run on four hits as he came one out shy of a complete game. The Brewers won the game, becoming the first team to reach 10 victories on the season.