Buster Posey is not in the Giants starting lineup for Friday's matchup against Shelby Miller and the Diamondbacks.
It seems to be just a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop, which is disappointing for fantasy owners who had hoped for fireworks against Shelby Miller. Trevor Brown will start behind the dish and bat eighth for the Giants.
Alex Presley has elected free agency.
The veteran outfielder declined an outright assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs and will look for work elsewhere. He hit just .198/.271/.293 in 47 games with the Brewers.
Yu Darvish (shoulder) will make a minor league rehab start with Double-A Frisco on Monday.
Darvish is expected to throw 45 pitches in that outing against Northwest ARkansas. He'll need a couple of starts before he's ready to rejoin the Rangers rotation, which is expected to come after the All-Star break.
Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Friday that Zack Greinke is doubtful to make his next start on Tuesday.
Hale did say there was a possibility he could rejoin the rotation next weekend, missing just one start. Greinke was forced to leave Tuesday's outing due to tightness in his left oblique. The Diamondbacks will obviously take every possible precaution not to risk further aggravation. Zack Godley seems the most likely candidate to start in his place on Tuesday.
Padres transferred RHP Cesar Vargas from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The Padres needed to clear a 40-man roster spot for the addition of Jose Dominguez. Vargas is sidelined with a strained flexor tendon.
Padres activated LHP Buddy Baumann from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A El Paso.
Baumann is over his back injury but will remain at El Paso in spite of a 1.46 ERA during his rehab assignment. He should get a shot eventually.
Dexter Fowler (hamstring) may not be ready to return from the disabled list on Monday when first eligible.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicated that Fowler might not play at all during the series against the Reds that goes through July 6. Fowler has been out for nearly two weeks of action with a strained right hamstring. Albert Almora, Matt Szczur and Jason Heyward have handled center field in his absence.
Padres purchased the contract of RHP Jose Dominguez from Triple-A El Paso.
Dominguez has posted a 3.79 ERA and 36/25 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings for El Paso this season. The 25-year-old throws very hard but often has no clue where the ball is going.