Dodgers director of player development Gabe Kapler said Tuesday that the club will decide within "a couple more days" which minor league affiliate to assign Hector Olivera to.
Olivera's contract with the Dodgers finally became official two weeks ago and he's been working out at extended spring training, playing both second and third base. "He clearly can handle either position," Kapler said. "He’s very athletic, takes very professional at-bats." The Dodgers aren't setting a timetable for when Olivera might join the major league roster, but he should be up at some point this season.
Pablo Sandoval is not in the Red Sox' lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader.
He should be back in there for the nightcap. Brock Holt is at third base in the first game.
Danny Duffy (biceps) will throw a simulated game on Thursday.
Duffy resumed throwing from a mound last Friday and is ready to take the next step. He'll likely be physically ready to rejoin the Royals before long but probably isn't a given to be re-inserted into their rotation.
Kris Medlen (elbow) will throw a three-inning simulated game on Thursday.
Medlen threw his second two-inning sim game last Saturday. "It’s felt great," Medlen said. "The first time I threw there was a little soreness the next day." Once he's built up to five innings, the right-hander will begin a rehab assignment.
A.J. Griffin (elbow) allowed just one hit while striking out three over three scoreless frames in his first rehab start with High-A Stockton.
Griffin had to be shut down a bit after developing some shoulder soreness, but he's back on track now. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, the right-hander figures to need a full 30 days on a rehab assignment, putting him on pace to rejoin the A's rotation in early July.
Mets activated RHP Dillon Gee from the 15-day disabled list.
He'll rejoin the rotation on Wednesday in San Diego as the Mets go to a six-man rotation. Gee holds a 3.86 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over five starts this season and has missed the last month with a strained groin.
Mets optioned INF Danny Muno to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Muno has one hit in 15 at-bats over a couple stints with the big club this season. He'll return to a .280/.354/.400 line at Las Vegas.
Brewers recalled 1B/OF Shane Peterson from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Peterson has hit .320/.387/.523 with seven homers and 27 RBI at hitter-friendly Colorado Springs this season. He'll give the club some outfield depth with Khris Davis (knee) out.