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MLB Daily Dish April 25: Ivan Nova, Mark Trumbo, Shane Victorino, Erasmo Ramirez

Each weekday morning, we'll provide you with a recap of everything you need to know transaction-wise from yesterday in the baseball world. Injuries, rumors, signings and more–you'll find them all right here.

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  • The Arizona Diamondbacks placed right fielder Mark Trumbo on the 15-day DL with a stress fracture in his left foot, retroactive to April 22, the team announced. The DBacks recalled outfielder Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Reno to replace the injured Trumbo, who will likely miss significant time with his injury.
  • The Chicago Cubs made a series of moves on Thursday. The team placed center fielder Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day DL with a left hamstring strain and optioned Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa, recalling Zac Rosscup and Neil Ramirez to fill the two roster vacancies. (Via a team announcement)

Roster Moves

  • The Boston Red Sox activated right fielder Shane Victorino from the 15-day DL and optioned Alex Wilson to Triple-A Pawtucket, according to a team announcement. Victorino went 1-for-5 and scored a run in his first game back on Thursday night.
  • The Seattle Mariners optioned Erasmo Ramirez to Class-A High Desert while purchasing the contract of Cole Gillespie from Triple-A Tacoma, the team announced. In addition, infielder Nick Franklin was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • The Chicago White Sox activated second baseman Gordon Beckham from the 15-day DL and optioned Charlie Leesman to Triple-A Charlotte, via a team announcement. Beckham, who posted a .694 OPS in 408 plate appearances last season, will have to compete with current second baseman Marcus Semien for playing time.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-hander Brandon Cumpton from Triple-A Indianapolis, optioning right-hander Jared Hughes to Triple-A in a corresponding move, the team announced. Cumpton started Thursday night's game, allowing a pair of runs on four hits over seven strong innings.



  • Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a pair of homers, registering three hits along with two walks and four RBI as Oakland clobbered the Houston Astros, 10-1.