The tendinitis in Adrian Gonzalez's right forearm has remained an issue during the first month of the season.
Gonzalez showed up to spring training with the issue and was shut down for two weeks in hopes that it would dissipate. It improved enough for him to participate in the World Baseball Classic, but clearly the ailment is still nagging him. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts admitted that the fact that Gonzalez has never been on the disabled list in his career is a "factor" in why the club hasn't considered placing him on the DL to this point. The team eventually could reconsider if Gonzalez (.250/.341/.319) doesn't improve, but Roberts said Thursday that he thinks Gonzalez's injury is "getting better" and the first baseman is "getting more extension with that lead arm." The club has Cody Bellinger as an option at first base should Gonzalez ultimately wind up on the DL.
Xavier Cedeno (forearm) will not require surgery after receiving a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.
Andrews concurred with Rays team doctor Koco Eaton's plan for rest and rehab. Cedeno is still going to miss a significant period of time, but at least he doesn't need season-ending surgery.
Colby Rasmus (hip) isn't expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.
He had been pegged for a return this weekend, but Rasmus is just 1-for-19 so far on his rehab assignment so the Rays will give him a little more time to get his swing in order. Rasmus will see time in left field and the designated hitter spot once he's activated.
Chris Tillman (shoulder) has joined the Orioles in New York.
The Orioles still need to decide whether Tillman will rejoin their rotation on Tuesday in Boston. Tillman struggled in his three rehab starts and was sitting in the upper-80s in Thursday's outing, so it's possible the O's will have him make another tune-up start.
Jarred Cosart (hamstring) will throw another bullpen session this weekend.
If it goes well, the Padres could decide to activate him. With Luis Perdomo back, Cosart seems likely to head back to the bullpen once activated.
Carter Capps (elbow) allowed five runs on three hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning in his last rehab appearance with Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.
Capps has been hit-or-miss on his rehab assignment to say the least, tossing five no-hit innings over five appearances but allowing a whopping nine runs over his other two games. It's not terribly surprising, as command can waver for a guy making his way back from Tommy John surgery. Capps should be activated pretty soon, but his inconsistency combined with Brandon Maurer's nice start should make fantasy owners pump the brakes on Capps taking over the Padres' closer job anytime soon.
The Royals plan to keep Jorge Soler (oblique) on his rehab assignment through May 10.
That's when the allotted 20-day period runs out. "His rehab assignment runs through May 10," general manager Dayton Moore said Thursday. "And at this point in time, we fully expect to utilize that period of time for him to get some at-bats and get caught up." It had been looking like Soler could be activated as soon as this weekend, but apparently his fantasy owners will have to wait a while longer. Soler is batting .250/.348/.550 with two homers in his first six rehab contests.
David Paulino (elbow) is on a throwing program but has yet to begin appearing in games.
Paulino did throw a live batting practice session Thursday and "felt good," according to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow. The young right-hander has been dealing with a bone bruise in his right elbow since mid-March. He's likely to be assigned to Triple-A Fresno once he's game-ready.