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American League

DETROIT TIGERS – Optioned RHP Corey Knebel to Toledo (IL). Recalled LHP Blaine Hardy from Toledo.

MINNESOTA TWINS – Placed 3B Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Pedro Florimon from Rochester (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Traded OF Michael Taylor to the Chicago White Sox for RHP Jake Sanchez.

National League

MIAMI MARLINS – Sent LHP Brad Hand to New Orleans (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Placed RHP Nathan Eovaldi on paternity leave. Recalled RHP Sam Dyson from New Orleans.

NEW YORK METS – Acquired LHP Blake Taylor from Pittsburgh to complete an earlier trade, and assigned him to the GCL Mets.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Optioned INF Michael Martinez to Indianapolis (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Vance Worley from Indianapolis.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Optioned OF Randal Grichuk to Memphis (PCL). Selected the contract of LHP Nick Greenwood from Memphis. Agreed to terms with LHP Austin Gomber and RHP Tyler Bray on minor league contracts.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Placed RHP Nick Vincent on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Selected the contract of RHP Blaine Boyer from El Paso (PCL).

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