HOUSTON ASTROS — Activated OF Yordan Alvarez from the paternity list and C Martin Maldonado from the bereavement list. Sent RHP Francis Martes outright to Sugar Land (Triple-A East). Optioned RHPs Ralph Garza, Jr. and Peter Solomon and C Garrett Stubbs to Sugar Land.
NEW YORK YANKEES — Optioned SS Tyler Wade to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A East).
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Designated LHP Ryan Buchter for assignment.
CHICAGO CUBS — Signed C Robinson Chirinos to a one-year, major league contract.