BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Optioned RHP Preston Guilmet from Norfolk (IL). Designated RHP Ramon Ramirez for assignment. Recalled RHP Kevin Gausman from Aberdeen (NYP).
BOSTON RED SOX – Optioned LHP Tommy Layne to Pawtucket (IL).
CLEVELAND INDIANS – Placed OF Michael Bourn on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of OF Tyler Holt from Columbus (IL).
KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Optioned RHP Casey Coleman to Omaha (PCL). Agreed to terms with LHP Scott Downs on a one-year contract.
NEW YORK YANKEES – Designated OF Alfonso Soriano for assignment. Traded LHP Vidal Nuno to Arizona for RHP Brandon McCarthy. Selected the contract of RHP Bruce Billings from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
CHICAGO CUBS – Recalled LHP Chris Rusin and RHP Blake Parker from Iowa (PCL).
CINCINNATI REDS – Placed C Brayan Pena on paternity leave. Recalled C Tucker Barnhart from Louisville (IL).
COLORADO ROCKIES – Placed RHP Nick Masset on the 15-day DL. Designated RHP Raul Fernandez for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Brooks Brown from Colorado Springs (PCL).
LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Sent OF Carl Crawford to Albuquerque (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Placed SS Erisbel Arruebarrena on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Recalled INF Carlos Triunfel from Albuquerque.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Placed SS Clint Barmes on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 30. Recalled INF Michael Martinez from Indianapolis (IL).