Jake Lamb (foot) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.
It's not clear how many rehab games he'll need, but Lamb has been sidelined for six weeks so it figures to be a handful. The 24-year-old has been on the disabled list since April 21 with a left foot injury. He was batting .414/.514/.690 with one homer and nine RBI through his first 10 games.
Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the Nationals fell to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Harper just missed out on his 19th home run of the year with his fourth-inning double. He scored immediately, though, on Tyler Moore's double. He has been held homerless in three consecutive games for just the second time since May 6. Harper is hitting .329/.470/.718 with 43 RBI and 43 runs scored.
Chris Colabello had one hit in five at-bats, extending his hitting streak to 12 games in Tuesday's victory over the Nationals.
The lone hit was an RBI single in the seventh inning, extending the Jays' lead to 5-3 and sparking a three-run frame. Colabello has been a revelation for the Jays in 108 plate appearances this season, batting .356/.402/.538 with four home runs, 14 RBI, and three stolen bases. Given his track record, we're not expecting him to maintain a .900 OPS -- or even .800 -- over the long haul.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed that Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will be sent to the bullpen when activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.
Pomeranz was up-and-down in his time in the rotation before going on the DL, posting a 4.40 ERA over eight starts. Kendall Graveman has pitched pretty well since rejoining the rotation and the A's have decided to stick with him. Pomeranz can be dropped in shallower fantasy leagues.
Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI as the Blue Jays topped the Nationals on Tuesday.
It was a rare offensive outburst from the outfielder, who entered Tuesday's game with a .321 slugging percentage. His first home run was a solo shot to break up a 0-0 tie in the second inning. His second put the Jays up 4-3 in the sixth inning. Pillar is up to four home runs on the season with 21 RBI and a .234/.273/.360 triple-slash line.
Tyler Clippard struck out two en route to his eighth save as the Athletics won 5-3 over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Clippard got a ground out from Nick Castellanos, then struck out James McCann and Anthony Gose to end the contest on 13 pitches. With Sean Doolittle back on the disabled list, Tyler Clippard will continue to close out ballgames for the A's, keeping his fantasy value intact. He's 8-for-9 in save situations with a 2.31 ERA and a 20/13 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings.
Matt Holliday's 45-game on-base streak ended on Tuesday after he was ejected from a game against the Brewers by home plate umpire Joe West.
Holliday disputed a called third strike that looked to be inside and "The Cowboy" eventually gave him the heave-ho after some arguing. It was the seventh inning and likely would have been the outfielder's last plate appearance, anyway. Holliday had reached base in every game this season, which was the longest streak in National League history.
Alfredo Simon, making his first start since May 22, took the loss after yielding four runs in 6 1/3 versus the Athletics on Tuesday.
Simon had been on the bereavement list since May 27. The right-hander was working on a shutout but faltered in the seventh inning allowing a run and leaving with the bases loaded. Reliever Angel Nesbitt came in with one out and immediately served up a grand slam to Ben Zobrist, charging three of the four runs to Simon. Simon, overall, gave up four hits, walked five, and struck out six. Considering the circumstances, we're happy to write this start off especially with the way he has pitched this season. He has a terrific 2.97 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and a 44/21 K/BB ratio over 63 2/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back over the weekend in Chicago against the White Sox.