Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that Clayton Kershaw is heading to Los Angeles to visit a back specialist.
Kershaw, who has been battling lower back discomfort for weeks, is hopeful that he'll make his scheduled start against the Rockies on Friday. If he's forced to miss any significant amount of time, it could be devastating to the Dodgers and fantasy owners alike.
D.J. LeMahieu (knee) said Tuesday that he's feeling much better and expects to return to the starting lineup on Wednesday.
LeMahieu was forced to leave Sunday's game with a left knee contusion and sat out on Monday as a precautionary measure. It's likely that Daniel Descalso will fill in again on Tuesday against JA Happ and the Blue Jays.
Trevor Story will test out his injured finger by throwing during batting practice on Tuesday, and if all feels well he'll be in the Rockies starting lineup.
Otherwise, he'll get another day of rest with Cristhian Adames likely in his stead. Story sustained a bruised right middle finger when he was drilled by a pitch in the ninth inning on Sunday.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Tuesday that Anibal Sanchez will continue to work out of the bullpen.
Sanchez made a spot start in place of Michael Fulmer over the weekend where he was blasted by the Cleveland Indians. He'll continue to work out of his funk in a middle or long relief role for the Tigers.
Stephen Strasburg (back) threw a successful bullpen session on Tuesday.
The star right-hander was pleased with how everything went and felt afterwards. The Nationals will continue to play things cautiously with his recovery and he's unlikely to return from the disabled list when first eligible on Friday. Barring any further setbacks though, a return next week seems plausible.
Justin Turner (hamstring) is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Tuesday.
Turner was removed from Monday night's game due to a hamstring cramp and is likely sitting out again as a precautionary measure. Chris Taylor is starting in his place at the hot corner and will bat eighth against Chase Anderson and the Brewers.
Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.
While he has been on fire at the dish since his return, he'll get a breather against Chase Anderson on Tuesday. Howie Kendrick is starting in left field and batting second for the Dodgers.
Yankees recall RHP Conor Mullee from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The 28-year-old hurler has only appeared in one game with the Yankees this season, walking three batters in his lone inning of work. At Triple-A, he sported a ridiculous 0.52 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 45/10 K/BB ratio across 34 1/3 innings. He'll function in middle relief.