Julio Urias is returning to the Dodgers' rotation.
He'll fill in this time for Alex Wood, who is headed to the disabled list with a left triceps strain. Urias struggled in his major league debut last Friday against the Mets, but it looks like he'll face the light-hitting Braves in his second audition with Dodgers. The stud southpaw is worth another shot in eligible fantasy leagues.
Alex Wood is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a left triceps injury.
Wood apparently suffered the injury near the end of his five-inning start Monday against the Cubs. Julio Urias is going to take his spot in the rotation this weekend versus the Braves -- a nice matchup for the young lefty. Wood had registered a decent 3.99 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 62/19 K/BB ratio over 56 1/3 innings (10 starts) this season for Los Angeles.
Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) could join the Reds' rotation next week against the Cardinals.
He struck out seven batters over four innings of one-run ball Monday in his second rehab start with Triple-A Louisville. DeSclafani will make one more minor league appearance on Saturday before possibly taking the ball for the Reds next Thursday versus St. Louis. The right-hander has been out all season with an oblique strain. He was a popular fantasy sleeper before the injury and is worth a stash in deeper leagues.
Mike Minor is experiencing fatigue in his rotator cuff and will be examined by Royals doctors.
Royals manager Ned Yost told reporters Tuesday that it's nothing serious, but there's no way of saying that for sure until Minor undergoes some tests. Minor missed the entire 2015 season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He is currently on the 60-day major league disabled list.
Kenta Maeda has some residual swelling in his right hand and might not pitch Thursday.
Maeda was struck in the hand by a comebacker in his last start Saturday against the Mets. X-rays turned up negative, but even a little swelling can affect the right-hander's delivery. Maeda was lined up to start Thursday's series finale at Wrigley Field.
Jose Reyes (suspension) will join Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday for a rehab assignment.
Reyes has been getting into baseball shape for the last two weeks at the Rockies' spring training complex in Arizona and can begin playing in live games June 1, when his domestic violence suspension officially comes to an end. The veteran shortstop is expected to spend two weeks in the minor leagues. Beyond that, it's not exactly clear what the plan is.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful Angel Pagan (hamstring) will be ready for activation from the disabled list when first eligible.
That would be June 8. Pagan has been pretty productive this season when healthy, but left hamstring problems have limited the veteran outfielder to 35 games. Jarrett Parker and Gregor Blanco have been sharing left field duties for San Francisco lately.
Sergio Romo (elbow) will be shut down 4-5 days.
Romo began experiencing arm fatigue last week after beginning a minor league rehab assignment and he had to be scratched from an appearance Monday night at High-A San Jose. A followup MRI on his right elbow showed no structural damage, so the Giants are optimistic Romo can restart his rehab assignment this weekend. He's been out since mid-April because of a flexor strain.