Friday's on-field action was dominated by Yu Darvish, who lost a no-hitter against the defending World Series champion Red Sox with two outs in the ninth. David Ortiz pulled a seeing eye single through the infield shift. Had Darvish completed the no-hitter, it would have come with a controversial error call.
Here is a recap of Friday's non-near-no-hitter news from around the league.
RUMORS & TRANSACTIONS
OF Manny Ramirez: Manny continues to look for an MLB job despite having been out of the league since 2011. (Jon Heyman)
Orioles: GM Dan Duquette acknowledged making long-term contract offers to Chris Davis and Matt Wieters, both of whom can be free agents after next season. “I like Chris and Matt on the ballclub, but having said that, we've already made that effort, and I'm not really going to be discussing that this year during the season with those players," said Duquette. (ESPN)
Phillies: RHP Shawn Camp elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster, the team announced.
Twins: Activated OF Aaron Hicks (concussion) off the 7-day DL, the team announced. 1B/OF Chris Parmelee was also called up. OF Kenny Wilson was designated for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot for Parmelee.
Astros: C Jason Castro (hand) hopes to return to the lineup on Saturday. He has not played since Wednesday after being hit with a backwing (Houston Chronicle) ... RHP Matt Albers (shoulder) had his simulated game cancelled due to discomfort. (Houston Chronicle)
Athletics: OF Coco Crisp (neck) is likely to undergo an MRI. He hurt himself crashing into the wall earlier this week (Bay Area News Group) ... RHP Ryan Cook was placed on the 15-day DL with a right forearm strain, the team announced.
Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder inflammation) played catch for the first time since landing on the DL (Los Angeles Times) ... 3B Juan Uribe (hamstring) was held out of Saturday's lineup and is day-to-day (MLB.com) ... C A.J. Ellis (knee surgery) caught seven innings in an extended spring training game. (True Blue LA)
Rays: RHP Alex Cobb (oblique) felt "real good" during a three-inning simulated game (Tampa Bay Times) ... SS Yunel Escobar left Friday's game with a thumb contusion and is day-to-day, the team announced.
Reds: LHP Aroldis Chapman is likely to be activated off the DL on Saturday, manager Bryan Price announced ... C Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) is likely to be activated off the DL on Sunday. (Cincinnati Enquirer)
Pirates: Major League Baseball upheld the suspensions for both C Russell Martin (one game) and OF Travis Snider (two games) following their appeal, it was announced. The suspensions stem from the team's recent brawl with the Brewers.