Left-hander Robbie Ray will make his major-league debut Tuesday in Detroit against the Houston Astros, the Detroit Tigers announced Wednesday.

Ray, 22, was acquired this offseason from the Washington Nationals as part of the trade that sent starter Doug Fister to Washington, and will start in place of injured starter Anibal Sanchez.

Sanchez is on the disabled list with a laceration on his right middle finger.

In five starts for Triple-A Toledo, Ray is 3-2 with a 1.59 ERA.

He will need to be added to the 40-man roster.

ON WAY TO RECOVERY — Chicago White sox manager Robin Ventura said left-handed pitcher Chris Sale is “feeling better” but a rehab start is a possibility if his recovery continues to be extended. Sale has been on the disabled list since April 22 — retroactive to April 18 — with a flexor muscle strain in his left arm. Ventura also said right-handed pitcher Felipe Paulino (right rotator cuff inflammation) will have a rehab assignment coming up “pretty soon.”

AROUND THE LEAGUE — The Los Angeles Dodgers swapped catchers selecting the contract of Miguel Olivo from Triple-A Albuquerque and sending down Tim Federowicz. The Dodgers moved right-hander Chad Billingsley to the 60-day disabled list. Regular catcher A.J. Ellis has been on the disabled list with a knee injury since early April. ... The St. Louis Cardinals said Jim Edmonds, Willie McGee, Mike Shannon and Marty Marion will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in August. ... Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza was removed from a game against the Cardinals with a bruised right thumb. .... Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila missed his second straight game with back spasms. ... Oakland Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin underwent elbow ligament replacement surgery.

RAIN PROBLEMS — The Seattle Mariners’ game at the New York Yankees on Wednesday night was postponed because of heavy rain. It was rescheduled for June 2. The storm also washed out scheduled night games in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Boston. A pregame ceremony to honor hall of fame broadcaster Bob Wolff was moved from Wednesday to tonight, The Yankees said. Guinness World Records plans to recognize Wolff for having the “Longest Career as a Broadcaster.” He’s been heard on all major networks.