Zach Putnam RP CWS 35 Mins

White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Zach Putnam from Triple-A Charlotte.

Putnam will take over the bullpen spot left vacant by left-hander Donnie Veal, who was designated for assignment on Thursday after a brutal start to the season. Putnam had fanned 11 batters in six innings at Triple-A.

Donnie Veal RP CWS 37 Mins

White Sox designated LHP Donnie Veal for assignment.

Veal had allowed six hits, seven walks, and five earned runs in six innings this season for the White Sox. The 29-year-old left-hander will likely clear waivers.

Angel Pagan CF SF 38 Mins

Angel Pagan is out of the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday because of minor knee soreness.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reports that Pagan is "playable" but that he wanted to practice caution here in mid-April. Pagan should return to action Friday.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 40 Mins

Brandon Crawford (hamstring) is not in the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday against the Dodgers.

Crawford also missed Wednesday's game with tightness in his right hamstring, but he was able to take grounders on Thursday afternoon and is aiming to return Friday.

Chase Headley 3B SD 45 Mins

Chase Headley (biceps) is out of the Padres' starting lineup again on Thursday versus the Rockies.

Headley is considered day-to-day with a right biceps strain. Alexi Amarista is playing third base.

Hanley Ramirez SS LAD 1 Hr

Hanley Ramirez (hand) is hoping to start Friday.

Ramirez was held out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Thursday after taking a pitch off his left hand on Wednesday night. X-rays were taken and turned up negative. Justin Turner is playing shortstop Thursday.

Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 1 Hr

Mark Teixeira (hamstring) played three innings at extended spring training on Thursday afternoon.

Teixeria is eligible to return from the disabled list on Sunday and told George King III of the New York Post that he will be "disappointed" if the Yankees don't activate him. He's been out since April 5 with a hamstring strain.

Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 2 Hrs

Jason Kipnis was ejected from Thursday's game against the Tigers after a third-inning swinging strikeout.

Kipnis was angry about a low-in-the-zone called strike earlier in the at-bat. He fanned with bases loaded and also grounded into a doubleplay in the first inning. Mike Aviles came on to play second base. It was the first ejection of Kipnis' major league career.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 Hrs

Clayton Kershaw (back) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session on Thursday afternoon.

Kershaw worked in some breaking balls and finished the session with "a couple lively fastballs," according to's Ken Gurnick. The ace left-hander should begin facing live hitters by early next week and is on track to rejoin the Dodgers around mid-May.

Matt Harrison SP TEX 2 Hrs

Matt Harrison (back) is expected to make a few more minor league rehab starts.

Harrison was not happy with himself after allowing three runs on six hits and three walks over 3 1/3 innings Monday at Double-A Frisco. He'll pitch again for Frisco on Saturday and could make one or two more rehab starts after that. The left-hander won't be back until May.