Madison Bumgarner will not require surgery on his injured left shoulder.
That's the initial evaluation anyway, after a round of tests overseen by Dr. Kenneth Akizuki. Bumgarner is hoping to begin rehab activities in 4-5 days but probably won't be ready to resume throwing off a mound for two months. The ace left-hander suffered a strained AC joint and a rib cage bruise last Thursday in a dirt-bike accident.
Denard Span (shoulder) could return to the Giants' lineup Thursday.
Span banged his right shoulder Saturday when he crashed into the outfield wall, but it's nothing overly serious. He's hitting .200/.245/.280 on the young season.
An MRI on Matt Cain's right hamstring came back clean.
Cain was lifted from Monday's game against the Dodgers with tightness in his right hamstring, but the veteran starter is expected to take his next turn in the Giants' rotation this weekend against the Padres. He's been pretty good this year, but there are better streaming options in mixed fantasy leagues.
Brandon Crawford will be away from the Giants on Wednesday and Thursday to attend funeral services for his sister-in-law.
Crawford could return Friday, so the Giants haven't decided whether they're going to place him on the three-day bereavement list. There should be something more official in the next 24 hours.
Ryan Rua has taken over starting left field duties for the Rangers.
"We have given [Jurickson] Profar a long enough look, now we are going to give Rua an opportunity," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Tuesday. "He is moving over from a platoon and we're giving him bulk at-bats together. We are trying to get a guy and see if he can spark. It wasn't happening on the other end." Beyond the stated Profar impact, this also means less playing time for Delino DeShields. It's not a fruitful position for fantasy owners.
Rays pitching prospect Taylor Guerrieri has no structural damage in his right elbow.
Guerrieri is probably still going to miss a couple of months, but rest and rehab should do the trick for the 2011 first-round pick. He's posted promising numbers in the minors when healthy, but 2016 was his first season of more than 80 innings. Guerrieri had Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in 2013.
C.J. Cron is out of the Angels' starting lineup again on Tuesday.
Cron was also benched Monday. He's batting just .203/.259/.226 through 59 plate appearances this season, with zero home runs and two RBI in 15 games. Jefry Marte will start at first base and bat fifth Tuesday night against Athletics right-hander Jesse Hahn.
Dodgers designated RHP Joe Gunkel for assignment.
The move clears a 40-man roster spot for 1B/OF prospect Cody Bellinger, who's making his major league debut on Tuesday night against the Giants. Gunkel was acquired from the Orioles on April 10 in a minor trade. He's a 25-year-old with a 4.07 career ERA at Triple-A.