News and Notes:
- Former Pirates pitching prospect turned infield prospect Stetson Allie will begin his third base career in rookie ball in the Gulf Coast League with the GCL Pirates.
- The Cubs have signed 15 of their 42 picks from this month's draft. Their first round pick, outfielder Albert Almora, who was taken with the No. 6 pick, however, isn't among them.
- Injured Cubs catcher Geovany Soto is on schedule to be activated on Monday if his weekend at Triple-A Iowa goes as planned.
- Koyie Hill has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Iowa. Hill was designated for assignment on Thursday by the Cubs.
- Bud Norris has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Astros and left-hander Dallas Keuchel has been called up to make Sunday's start. Keuchel will be making his major league debut with the start.
- The Cincinnati Enquirer has an update on the slew of injured Reds.
|Away||Home||Time||Away Probable||Home Probable|
|Brewers||Twins||1:10||Zach Greinke (7-2)||Nick Blackburn (3-4)|
|Astros||Rangers||2:05||Dallas Keuchel (0-0)||Colby Lewis (5-5)|
|Royals||Cardinals||1:15||Luis Mendoza (2-3)||Adam Wainwright (5-7)|
|Red Sox||Cubs||7:00||Franklin Morales (0-1)||Paul Maholm (4-5)|
|Pirates||Indians||12:05||Brad Lincoln (3-2)||Jeanmar Gomez (4-5)|
|Reds||Mets||12:10||Johnny Cueto (7-3)||Chris Young (1-0)|