Omar Infante (back) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha Friday.
Infante has been out since May 6 with back issues, but appears close to returning. A career .279 hitter, Infante is prone to the occasional hot streak which makes him a worthwhile own in deeper mixed leagues. While overall he is nothing special, he is one of those players that won't kill you if you need a fill-in in shallower leagues going forward. ANALYST: David Kerr
Yankees grant RHP Scott Baker his unconditional release.
Baker was enjoying a serviceable career when he was with the Twins, but Tommy John surgery in 2012 derailed his career. He has yet to return to that form he exhibited when he was a starter in Minnesota and the Yankees have released the 33-year old. Baker could get signed by a team who believes that they can jump start his spiraling career. Analysis: Colby Conway