Mariners left-hander James Paxton was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday due to a strained tendon in the middle finger of his pitching hand, an injury sustained during Thursday night's 5-3 loss to the Indians.
Jedd Gyorko was in the lineup Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates and that is news in itself. As an everyday player in 2013 he paced the Padres with 63 RBIs and all Major League rookies with 23 home runs.
Rockies right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis took a perfect game into the seventh and no-hitter into the eighth as the Rockies defeated the Phillies, 4-1, at Citizens Bank Park.
The transition of Pedro Alvarez from third base to first base is still a work in progress, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Friday night, hours before his club played the Padres in the second game of a four-game set at Petco Park.
In the state of flux that is the Reds' rotation lately, Johnny Cueto isn't quite ready to resume starting yet, Jason Marquis won't be starting for the time being and three rookies will be part of the mix.