Shae Simmons (elbow) is expected to join the Braves within the next two weeks.
Simmons has tallied seven strikeouts in three innings at Triple-A Gwinnett since he was activated off the disabled list and optioned on May 16. The right-hander is on his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He could quickly move into a high-leverage role in the pathwork Atlanta bullpen.
Max Kepler has been placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Rochester with a left groin strain.
That injury typically requires at least three weeks of recovery time, unless it's a very minor strain. Kepler is hitting .275/.361/.451 in 119 plate appearances this season with the Twins' Triple-A affiliate. He hit .167/.286/.333 with five strikeouts in 14 plate appearances last month for the major league club.
Yan Gomes is out of the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the White Sox.
Chris Gimenez will start at catcher and bat eighth versus Chicago lefty Chris Sale. Gomes has six home runs and 21 RBI in 34 games this season, but he's sitting on a rough .173/.207/.362 overall batting line.
Andrew Susac (shoulder) is back in the lineup with Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday night.
It'll be his first game at Triple-A since April 26, when his shoulder began barking. Susac is serving as organizational catching depth for the Giants this year with Trevor Brown working as Buster Posey's backup.
Wil Myers is not in the Padres' starting lineup Tuesday versus Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija.
AJ Cassavell of MLB.com notes that Myers had his troublesome left wrist wrapped following Monday's walkoff loss in San Francisco. The absence Tuesday night could be related. Myers got off to a nice start this season, but he's hitting just .218/.227/.345 with one walk and 17 strikeouts over 87 at-bats in May.
Yasmani Grandal (ankle) is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Reds.
Grandal missed a few games after fouling a ball off his right ankle on Saturday. He's starting at catcher and batting eighth Tuesday night against Reds righty Daniel Wright. It will be Winkler's major league debut.
Andrelton Simmons (thumb) has begun baseball activities, per MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez.
That includes swinging a bat, playing catch, and fielding grounders. Simmons is just two weeks into his recovery from a UCL tear in his left thumb and will probably remain on the disabled list through much of June. The original timetable issued May 12 called for an absence of 6-8 weeks.
Hunter Pence (hamstring) is out of the Giants' starting lineup again on Tuesday versus the Padres.
Jarrett Parker will start in left field and bat seventh and Gregor Blanco will start in right field and bat eighth. Pence has been bothered by hamstring discomfort since Saturday, though he did hit a walkoff bloop double on Monday night against the Padres. He remains day-to-day.