Frank Viola, trying to get back to the majors after elbow surgery, pitched six hitless innings Tuesday night for Cincinnati's triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis. Viola, 35, who struck out six and walked one, got the victory in a 2-1 victory over New Orleans. He threw 81 pitches, 47 for strikes.
The Baltimore Orioles put Ben McDonald back on the 15-day disabled list after it was determined that the right-hander still has tendinitis in his pitching shoulder. . . . The Boston Red Sox put Dave Hollins on their active roster and designated Chris Donnels for assignment.