The Brewers announced on Tuesday that pitcher Alec Asher was claimed off waivers from the Dodgers. He will report to Triple-A Colorado Springs. The club also announced that outfielder Christian Yelich was activated from the 10-day disabled list and pitcher Jorge Lopez was optioned to Triple-A.
Asher, 26, was pitching at Triple-A Oklahoma City for the Dodgers. He made one start in which he yielded two runs (one earned) on three hits with one strikeout in three innings. Across parts of three seasons in the majors with the Phillies and Orioles, Asher owns a career 5.55 ERA across 116 2/3 innings.
Yelich had been dealing with a strained right oblique. He is not in Tuesday’s starting lineup against the Reds.
The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.
In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.
The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.