MINNEAPOLIS – The Seattle Mariners have reacquired first baseman Kendrys Morales in a trade with the Minnesota Twins for minor-league pitcher Stephen Pryor.
Morales spent under seven weeks with the Twins, who signed him to boost their lineup as a designated hitter but have used him often at first base with Joe Mauer injured. Morales hit .234 in 39 games with 11 doubles, one home run and 18 RBI.
Around the leagues
The Chicago White Sox placed Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Oakland designated right-hander Jim Johnson for assignment.
Kansas City traded Jimmy Paredes to Baltimore in exchange for cash considerations. Chuck Knoblauch was charged with misdemeanor assault after authorities in Houston say he hit and pushed his ex-wife. The New York Yankees acquired Chris Capuano from Colorado.
The Texas Rangers have promoted right-handed reliever Nate Adcock from the minors, a day after trading closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers, and signed right-hander Jerome Williams and plan to start him tonight against AL West-leading Oakland.