There is no good time for a player to head to the disabled list, but a couple of contenders lost some important pieces to injury, in particular the Cardinals and Yankees, as they are amidst playoff pushes. To get you all caught up on the goings-on from Wednesday, here are all of the transactions from yesterday organized by team.
Atlanta Braves optioned LF Michael Reed to Gwinnett Stripers.
Atlanta Braves selected the contract of C Chris Stewart from Gwinnett Stripers.
Chicago Cubs activated 2B Daniel Murphy.
Chicago Cubs placed SS Addison Russell on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to August 20, 2018 with a sprained left middle finger.
Chicago White Sox placed 1B Jose Abreu on the 10-day disabled list due to lower abdominal and groin surgery.
Chicago White Sox recalled 2B Jose Rondon from Charlotte Knights.
Chicago White Sox selected the contract of RHP Ryan Burr from Charlotte Knights.
Chicago White Sox traded LHP Luis Avilan to Philadelphia Phillies for RHP Felix Paulino.
Cleveland Indians activated DH Edwin Encarnacion from the 10-day disabled list.
Cleveland Indians placed CF Rajai Davis on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to August 20, 2018 with a non-baseball medical condition.
Houston Astros sent C Brian McCann on a rehab assignment to Corpus Christi Hooks.
Houston Astros sent RHP Chris Devenski on a rehab assignment to Corpus Christi Hooks.
Milwaukee Brewers activated RHP Matt Albers from the 10-day disabled list.
Milwaukee Brewers optioned CF Keon Broxton to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
Milwaukee Brewers sent RHP Zach Davies on a rehab assignment to Biloxi Shuckers.
New York Yankees
New York Yankees claimed C Chris Rabago off waivers from Colorado Rockies.
New York Yankees optioned C Chris Rabago to Trenton Thunder.
New York Yankees placed LHP Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis.
New York Yankees recalled RHP Chance Adams from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
Philadelphia Phillies designated RHP Jose Taveras for assignment.
Philadelphia Phillies optioned RHP Yacksel Rios to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Philadelphia Phillies recalled RHP Zach Eflin from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
San Francisco Giants sent RHP Jeff Samardzija on a rehab assignment to Richmond Flying Squirrels.
Seattle Mariners designated LHP Ross Detwiler for assignment.
Seattle Mariners recalled RHP Nick Rumbelow from Tacoma Rainiers.
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals activated 1B Matt Adams.
St. Louis Cardinals activated SS Yairo Munoz from the 10-day disabled list.
St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Daniel Poncedeleon to Memphis Redbirds.
St. Louis Cardinals placed LF Marcell Ozuna on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
Washington Nationals activated RHP Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list.
Washington Nationals optioned SS Adrian Sanchez to Syracuse Chiefs.
Washington Nationals sent RHP Joe Ross on a rehab assignment to Harrisburg Senators.