The Boston Red Sox made a slew of roster moves on Friday afternoon, putting outfielder Shane Victorino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the disabled list, activating catcher David Ross, pitcher Alfredo Aceves and infielder Jose Iglesias, and demoting Ryan Lavarnway.
Victorino missed the last three games with a left hamstring strain, as manager John Farrell had been hoping to keep Victorino off the DL.
His DL stint is retroactive to May 21.
With a home series against the Phillies coming up on Monday, it looks as if Victorino won't make it into the lineup.
Happ on DL
The Toronto Blue Jays moved pitcher J.A. Happ to the 60-day disabled list as the lefthander recovers from injuries after being hit in the head by a line drive earlier in this month.
Happ suffered a skull fracture and a sprained right knee when he fell to the ground in pain after being struck behind the left ear by a liner off the bat of Tampa Bay's Desmond Jennings on May 7.
Happ left the field on the stretcher and spent the night in hospital.
Happ also suffered minor hearing loss after the incident, but said his hearing is returning to normal.
If this wasn't Joe Blanton's last stand, it was probably the Angels righthander's second-to-last stand.
Blanton was 0-7 with a 6.62 earned-run average, third-worst in baseball, in his first nine starts and was tagged for a major-league-high 86 hits in 501/3 innings. He had one, maybe two more games to prove he was rotation-worthy.
Thursday night in Kauffman Stadium, Blanton pitched as if he belonged, holding the Kansas City Royals to two runs and seven hits in 61/3 innings of a 5-4 Angels victory .
Blanton seemed oblivious to the possibility of being demoted to the bullpen if he didn't turn things around.
"I've been doing this for a long time - why should I feel urgency now?" Blanton said. "All you can do is keep making pitches, regardless of what happens."
Teixeira suiting up
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira expects to play in his first game since hurting his right wrist in early March, suiting up for a minor-league game with double-A Trenton on Wednesday.
"If everything goes as planned, I'll leave [Tampa, Fla.], Tuesday and play in Trenton Wednesday and Thursday," Teixeira said Friday. "That's the plan right now." - Wire reports