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Joey Votto is not in the Reds starting lineup for Friday night's showdown against Carlos Rodon and the Giants.

May 27   4:31 PM

It looks like just a routine day of rest for the hot-hitting Votto against a tough opposing southpaw. Mike Moustakas will slide over and start at first base in his absence while Tommy Pham functions as the team's designated hitter. Even with his recent hot streak, Votto is still hitting just .156/.314/.271 with two homers and nine RBI in 29 games this season.

DJ LeMahieu was held out of the Yankees lineup for the fourth consecutive game on Friday.

May 27   4:31 PM

LeMahieu is still recovering from discomfort in his left wrist. He received a cortisone shot earlier in the week and is still expected to return at some point over the weekend. The 33-year-old is hitting .250/.329/.375 with three homers, 17 RBI and one stolen base in 39 games this season.

Rockies activated RHP Robert Stephenson from the COVID-19 injured list.

May 27   4:13 PM

Stephenson only missed a few days this time while on the COVID-19 injured list for the second time. He holds a 4.35 ERA and 9/6 K/BB ratio over 10 1/3 frames this season.

Rockies optioned RHP Justin Lawrence to Triple-A Albuquerque.

May 27   4:13 PM

Lawrence has fanned 20 in 14 2/3 innings this season, but he's also walked 12 and has a 5.52 ERA. He'll get another chance eventually.

Yankees transferred 3B Josh Donaldson to the 10-day injured list, retroactive to May 24, with right shoulder inflammation.

May 27   4:13 PM

Donaldson had been on the COVID-19 injured list. Now he'll miss at least another week's worth of games while tending to a shoulder injury. In 37 games this season, Donaldson is hitting .238/.349/.415 with five homers, 15 RBI and a 36/20 K/BB ratio. Marwin Gonzalez has been filling it at third base in his absence and should continue to do so.

Mets placed OF Travis Jankowski on the 10-day injured list with a fourth metacarpal fracture on his left hand.

May 27   3:57 PM

Jankowski underwent surgery on Friday to repair the injury. The Mets didn't reveal a timetable for the outfielder's return, but obviously it's going to be a long while.

Mets recalled RHP Yoan Lopez from Triple-A Buffalo.

May 27   3:57 PM

Lopez still needs to serve a three-game suspension for intentionally throwing at Kyle Schwarber in a game earlier this month. He has allowed three runs over three innings during his brief time with the Mets this season.

Mets recalled RHP Steve Nogosek from Triple-A Syracuse.

May 27   3:57 PM

Nogosek has pitched well with the big club this season with 5 2/3 scoreless relief innings. He will operate in middle relief.

Reds optioned RHP Jared Solomon to Triple-A Louisville.

May 27   3:25 PM

Solomon has allowed two runs over 4 2/3 relief innings this season. He'll be back eventually.

Reds optioned INF Colin Moran to Triple-A Louisville.

May 27   3:25 PM

It's surprising that Moran even has an option left, but the Reds will use it since he wouldn't be playing much with Joey Votto back in the fold. Moran has driven in 22 runs over 34 games this season, though he has just a .635 OPS.

Reds transferred LHP Justin Wilson to the 60-day injured list.

May 27   3:25 PM

The move frees up a 40-man roster spot. Wilson is now not eligible to return until late June.

Spencer Torkelson is absent from the Tigers' lineup Friday.

May 27   3:09 PM

Harold Castro will handle first base. Torkelson has actually been decent at the plate over the last week or so but is coming off back-to-back hitless games.

Mariners purchased the contract of LHP Roenis Elias from Triple-A Tacoma.

May 27   3:09 PM

Elias made one appearance for the M's earlier this month and is now back for another go-round. He's taking Drew Steckenrider's spot in the bullpen.

Mariners designated RHP Riley O'Brien for assignment.

May 27   3:09 PM

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Roenis Elias. O'Brien had been acquired from the Reds last month after Cincinnati designated him for assignment, and he'll now go through the waiver process again.

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Graham Ashcraft from Triple-A Louisville.

May 27   3:09 PM

Ashcraft was up for his major league debut last weekend but technically still needs to be added to the 40-man roster since he was replacing a COVID-19 IL player then. The right-hander will start Friday against the Giants.

Reds activated LHP Ross Detwiler from the bereavement list.

May 27   3:09 PM

Detwiler was away for a week. He'll return to a middle relief role.

Twins placed OF Gilberto Celestino on the COVID-19 injured list.

May 27   2:51 PM

It's not clear whether or not Celestino has tested positive. Danny Coulombe is back from the IL to take his roster spot.

Twins activated LHP Danny Coulombe from the 15-day injured list.

May 27   2:51 PM

Coulombe missed a couple weeks of action with a hip malady but is now ready to rejoin the Twins' relief corps. He has allowed just one earned run in 12 innings this season.

Jahmai Jones underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Friday.

May 27   2:24 PM

Jones has been at Triple-A Norfolk all season but hadn't played in nearly three weeks. He would have been a good bet to make it up to the big club eventually but now will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.

Blake Treinen (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing.

May 27   2:03 PM

Details about Treinen's shoulder ailment have been scarce, but he's been shut down for nearly six weeks already and it doesn't appear him resuming a throwing program is imminent. “I’m just working on getting healthy,” he said. “I’m doing the right steps. We have a lot of good people putting me in position to get back as quick as possible.”

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