The Baltimore Orioles purchased the contract of Jair Jurrjens from Triple-A Norfolk, and the right-hander will start against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Orioles optioned reliever Alex Burnett to Norfolk, placed outfielder Nolan Reimold on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and recalled right-hander Jake Arrieta.
Jurrjens was signed to a minor-league deal in spring training. He went 4-1 with a 3.14 ERA in eight starts for Norfolk. He is 53-37 with a 3.62 ERA in 126 major-league games.
The Orioles needed an extra arm in the rotation because starters Miguel Gonzalez and Wei-Yin Chen are on the disabled list. Second baseman Brian Roberts was moved to the 60-day DL.
Yankees pick up infielder
The New York Yankees acquired infielder Reid Brignac from the Colorado Rockies for cash, adding a lefty bat to the group of backups filling in for the team’s injured stars. New York designated shortstop Alberto Gonzalez for assignment.
Around the leagues
The St. Louis Cardinals placed left-hander Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain and recalled reliever Mitchell Boggs from Triple-A Memphis. … The Oakland Athletics activated outfielder Chris Young from the disabled list and designated first baseman Daric Barton for assignment. … The Houston Astros activated second baseman Jose Altuve from the bereavement list and optioned infielder Jake Elmore to Triple-A Oklahoma City. … The Colorado Rockies recalled right-handed pitcher Tyler Chatwood from Triple-A Colorado Springs and optioned right-hander Rob Scahill to Colorado Springs. He went 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts earlier this season for Colorado. Chatwood was 2-1 with a 3.14 ERA, five walks and 29 strikeouts in five starts for Colorado Springs. … The Atlanta Braves placed left-hander Eric O’Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow strain and called up right-hander Cory Rasmus from Triple-A Gwinnett. … The San Francisco Giants recalled right-handed pitcher Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno. The Giants had a roster spot available after optioning infielder-outfielder Brett Pill to Triple-A on Friday night. … The Cincinnati Reds optioned left-hander Tony Cingrani to Triple-A Louisville and recalled infielder Neftali Soto from Louisville.