Sergio Romo (elbow) has stretched his flat-ground throwing to 90 feet.
And he's experienced no issues thus far. Romo landed on the disabled list April 14 with a right flexor strain and will probably continue to be eased along in his rehab. We wouldn't expect him to be an option for the Giants' bullpen again until sometime after mid-May.
George Kontos (elbow) threw 40 pitches off a bullpen mound Tuesday and felt fine.
He'll make a simulated appearance on Friday and should then be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. Kontos has been out since April 19 with a flexor strain.
Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Steve Johnson from Triple-A Tacoma.
Johnson will join the Seattle bullpen Tuesday in place of Tony Zych, who is battling rotator cuff tendinitis. Johnson has an 8.14 ERA over his last 21 innings at the major league level dating back to 2013.
Mariners placed RHP Tony Zych on the 15-day disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis.
Zych was rocking a 3.00 ERA and 19 strikeouts through 12 innings this season out of the Mariners' bullpen, and he boasts a 2.67 ERA in 30 1/3 career major league frames. It's not clear when the 25-year-old right-hander might be able to pitch again. Steve Johnson got the callup from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday to provide relief depth.
Joe Kelly (shoulder) is expected to make a rehab start Friday with Triple-A Pawtucket.
Kelly will make at least two starts in the minors before the Red Sox consider bringing him back. The right-hander owns a brutal 9.35 ERA and 2.77 WHIP in three outings this season for Boston and landed on the disabled list April 19 with a shoulder impingement. He's not worth stashing in a standard fantasy league.
Ervin Santana (back) is on track to return from the disabled list Saturday versus the White Sox.
Santana made it through a 30-pitch simulated game Tuesday without issue. The right-hander has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 26 because of a lower back strain. He had a 3.15 ERA and 18 strikeouts over his first 20 innings spanning four starts.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday that Alex Avila (hamstring) is close to rehab games.
Avila has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 24 because of a right hamstring. It sounds like the catcher could be ready for activation early next week.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Carl Crawford will not get any starts in Tampa Bay.
Roberts wants to keep the veteran outfielder off the Tropicana Field turf, and the Dodgers' next three games will be on the Rogers Centre turf in Toronto. It could be a very light week for Crawford.