Catching up on some minor strikes across the recreation:
- The Reds reinstated outfielder Jake Fraley from the 60-day injured listing earlier than tonight’s contest in opposition to the Orioles. He assumed the roster spot vacated final evening when Cincinnati traded Tyler Naquin to the Mets. Fraley, picked up from the Mariners as a part of the Spring Coaching deal that despatched Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suárez to Seattle, has been restricted to only 15 video games in Cincinnati to date. The 27-year-old has misplaced a lot of the season battling knee and toe accidents. Fraley hit .210/.352/.369 in 265 plate appearances with Seattle final season, and the chance of an upcoming Tommy Pham commerce ought to clear enjoying time within the nook outfield down the stretch.
- Mets infielder Travis Blankenhorn cleared outright waivers, based on his transactions log at MLB.com. New York had designated the left-handed hitter for project earlier this week, after he’d made only one appearances. Blankenhorn has now reached the large leagues in every of the final three years, however he has solely 31 plate appearances to his identify. Having been outrighted earlier than in his profession, he had the fitting to refuse an project in favor of free company. He performed with Triple-A Syracuse final evening, nevertheless, indicating he’s accepted the project and can attempt to play his means again to the majors in Queens.