Kendrick left Friday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals after one inning due to right shoulder inflammation. Kendrick, who came in 4-11 with a 6.37 ERA, gave up a leadoff home run to Matt Carpenter and trailed 2-0 after one inning.
Analysis: Kendrick has allowed a major league-high 26 home runs this season. He has given up 14 runs in his last three starts covering 10 1/3 innings. Left-hander Aaron Laffey replaced Kendrick on the mound.
Leake will make his San Francisco Giants' debut when the right-hander starts their series finale Sunday at Texas. Acquired from the Cincinnati Reds late Thursday night, Leake is replacing 40-year-old Tim Hudson in the Giants rotation. Hudson was placed Friday on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain.
Analysis: San Francisco sent two prospects to Cincinnati for the 27-year-old Leake, who allowed only two earned runs winning his last four starts for the Reds. He threw eight scoreless innings in a win at St. Louis on Tuesday and is 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA in 21 starts this season.
The Texas Rangers have activated newly acquired left-handed reliever Jake Diekman and catcher Bobby Wilson.
Analysis: Diekman and Wilson were available for Friday night's series opener against the San Francisco Giants, as was catcher/first baseman Chris Gimenez after his contract was selected from Triple-A Round Rock. Diekman was part of the trade that also brought ace left-hander Cole Hamels from Philadelphia.
The Texas Rangers have activated newly acquired catcher Bobby Wilson and left-handed reliever Jake Diekman.
Analysis: Wilson and Diekman were available for Friday night's series opener against the San Francisco Giants, as was catcher/first baseman Chris Gimenez after his contract was selected from Triple-A Round Rock.
Severino will make his next start with the New York Yankees.
Analysis: Manager Joe Girardi says the 21-year-old Severino will start at home next week against Boston, but didn't specify when he would get the ball. Severino is lighting it up in the minors, going 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He made his last start on Wednesday, striking out 10 while allowing three hits in six scoreless innings. Fantasy players should immediately jump on the Dominican's bandwagon.
Tabata was sent to the Dodgers in a deal that included Pittsburgh and Seattle.
Analysis: Tabata, who Los Angeles assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, never lived up to expectations after signing a $21-million contract in 2011. He spent most of the last two seasons bouncing back and forth between Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis, his most notable contribution this season breaking up Max Scherzer's perfect game when the Washington ace dinged Tabata in the left elbow with two outs in the ninth inning on June 20.