BOSTON RED SOX – Activated 1B Mike Napoli from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF-1B Alex Hassan to Pawtucket (IL).
KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Sent LHP Bruce Chen to Omaha (PCL) for a rehab assignment.
MINNESOTA TWINS – Agreed to terms with 1B/DH Kendrys Morales on a one-year contract. Designated OF Jason Kubel for assignment.
NEW YORK YANKEES – Assigned RHP Alfredo Aceves outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Sent C Francisco Cervelli to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with RHP Luis Ayala on a minor league contract.
CHICAGO CUBS – Sent LHP Zac Rosscup to Iowa (PCL) for a rehab assignment.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Placed RHP Tyler Thornburg on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Recalled RHP Mike Fiers from Nashville (PCL).
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Placed RHP Mike Adams on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Selected the contract of RHP Ken Giles from Lehigh Valley (IL).
PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Placed RHP Gerrit Cole on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled LHP Jeff Locke from Indianapolis (IL).