After a largely uneventful day of transactions across the majors, the big news dropped late on Tuesday evening: Houston Astros prospect George Springer is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma on Wednesday. In addition, a few significant players, namely Michael Bourn and Brian Wilson, were activated from the 15-day DL, and some lesser-known names got placed on the disabled list. We have it all covered for you right here:
- The New York Yankees placed Francisco Cervelli on the 60-day DL with a right hamstring strain, the team announced, after the catcher was injured while running out a fielder's choice on Tuesday against the Cubs. Cervelli's type of injury, a Grade 2 strain, typically requires four to six weeks of recovery, though being placed on the 60-day DL means the Yankees catcher will be out until mid-June.
- The New York Mets placed center fielder Juan Lagares on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring, the team announced. In a corresponding move, the Mets recalled outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas.
- The Yankees recalled catcher J.R. Murphy and selected the contract of Scott Sizemore from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace injured catcher Francisco Cervelli, the team announced in a series of tweets.
- The Cleveland Indians optioned Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A Columbus to make room for center fielder Michael Bourn, who the team activated from the 15-day DL, the team announced.
- The Toronto Blue Jays made a series of moves on Tuesday, sending Jeremy Jeffress outright to Triple-A Buffalo and designating right-hander Marcus Walden for assignment. In a corresponding move, the Jays also selected the contract of middle infielder Munenori Kawasaki, the team announced in a series of tweets.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers activated right-handed reliever Brian Wilson from the 15-day DL, optioning left-hander Paco Rodriguez to Triple-A Albuquerque, according to the team's Twitter account.
- The St. Louis Cardinals activated second baseman Mark Ellis from the 15-day DL, sending shortstop Pete Kozma to Triple-A Memphis to free a roster spot, the team announced.
- The Houston Astros are expected to promote top outfield prospect George Springer, as reported by FOX 26's Mark Berman. Springer made a lot of noise in the minors last season after he finished just three homers shy of a 40-40 season, on top of his .303 average and 108 RBI. The consensus is that Springer is big league ready in just about every facet of the game, which caused some to question the motive behind the Astros' decision to keep their young outfielder at Triple-A to begin the season. Should the report prove to be true, the wait will end on Wednesday.
- San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson might need Tommy John surgery, as reported by Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan. The right-hander underwent TJ surgery back in 2007, and he has yet to appear in a game this season. Johnson will likely visit Dr. James Andrews later this week for a second opinion, with additional information likely to surface in the coming days.