ASTROS: Assigned P Brandon Backe and P Mike Gallo to Triple-A New Orleans. Purchased contract of P Jared Fernandez from New Orleans.
ATHLETICS: Signed C Tom Wilson to minor league contract.
BRAVES: Placed P Paul Byrd on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26, with right elbow injury. Placed C Eli Marrero on 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, with strained abdominal muscle. Placed P Armando Alamanza on 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Optioned P Trey Hodges and IF Wilson Betemit to Triple-A Richmond. Assigned P Tim Drew, P Ryan Glynn, C Joe DePastino, C Lee Evans, IF Jorge Velandia and OF Damon Hollins to Richmond.
BREWERS: Purchased the...