- The New York Yankees transferred right-handed starter Ivan Nova from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL after Nova elected to undergo Tommy John surgery, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. In a series of moves, the Yankees also optioned right-hander Preston Claiborne and infielder Dean Anna to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, recalled right-hander Shane Greene and purchased the contract of right-hander Bruce Billings.
- 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)
- 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 Milwaukee Brewers optioned Alfredo Figaro to Triple-A Nashville, activating right-hander Brandon Kintzler from the 15-day DL, the team announced.
- 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.
- The Minnesota Twins claimed center fielder Kenny Wilson off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays, according to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger. Wilson was optioned to Double-A New Britain.
- Rehab assignments: Jake Elmore (SS, Oakland Athletics, Triple-A Sacramento), Jhoulys Chacin (RHP, Colorado Rockies, Triple-A Colorado Springs)
- Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber pitched a complete game, limiting the Kansas City Royals to just one unearned run on four hits with 11 strikeouts.
- 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.