Yes, our next MLB commissioner was named, but there was a lot more. Let's check it out (and remember to click through the provided links for the full story).
A's: Jed Lowrie was placed on the DL with a fractured finger.
Braves: Lefty Luis Avilan was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Cubs: Dan Straily is going to be recalled from the minors to start Saturday, causing many to say Edwin Jackson's job is in jeopardy (suntimes.com).
Mets: The club re-signed veteran Bobby Abreu to a minor-league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Pirates/Indians: The Pirates acquired John Axford from the Indians.
Braves: Justin Upton left Thursday's game early due to a hamstring issue (ajc.com).
Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez is throwing, but not swinging a bat yet (dodgers.com).
Mets: Matt Harvey needs to settle down as he hurries to return from Tommy John surgery, manager Terry Collins told him.
Nationals: Jayson Werth has a shot to return during the weekend series (nationals.com).
Orioles: Dylan Bundy has been placed on the minor-league DL with a lat strain and his season may be over -- which isn't as bad as it sounds, considering the minor-league season ends in less than three weeks (baltimoresun.com).
Padres: Andrew Cashner threw 63 pitches in a Triple-A rehab start (padres.com).
Pirates: Jordy Mercer left Thursday's game due to right forearm tightness (pirates.com).
Rays: Wil Myers is close to coming back from his broken wrist (raysbaseball.com).
Reds: Brandon Phillips will begin his rehab stint Friday, but Homer Bailey is headed to the DL.
Cubs: GM Jed Hoyer says the focus moving forward is frontline pitching (Mark Gonzales via Twitter).
Royals: Billy Butler really wants to stick around, even if the Royals don't pick up his 2015 club option, which is $12.5 million. (Fox Sports Kansas City)
Wrigley Field: As expected, the rooftops are suing the city of Chicago in order to try and block some aspects of the renovation process (chicagobusiness.com).