Mark Ellis (quad) could be activated prior to Sunday's game.
He was scheduled to remain on his rehab assignment through the weekend, but Luis Cruz is dealing with an elbow issue, so the Dodgers need some infield depth. Ellis was batting .342/.363/.452 with a pair of homers before landing on the disabled list.
Aramis Ramirez (knee) is not in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.
He's now sat out two of the last four games. Ramirez has five hits -- including two three-run homers -- in the two games he has played during the stretch, but his left knee remains a problem and manager Ron Roenicke anticipates it being one for a while longer. At this point, it doesn't appear that a trip to the DL is in the plans, but A-Ram will continue to see regular days of rest.
Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.
Ellsbury had played every inning of every game to this point, so the club finally decided to give him a breather. The outfielder is batting just .189/.268/.230 in May. Shane Victorino is handling center field Sunday, while Daniel Nava is in right.
Shane Victorino (back) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.
Victorino sat out the last two games after his back tightened up on him, but he's ready to give it a go. He's starting in center field with Jacoby Ellsbury getting a day off.
Stephen Drew (back) is sitting out for the second straight game Sunday.
Drew was able to play through a minor back issue on Friday, but the Red Sox don't want to push him. He should be ready to roll again soon. Pedro Ciriaco is getting another start at shortstop.
Zack Cozart was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to illness.
He should be fine in a day or two. Cesar Izturis is taking Cozart's place at shortstop.
Michael Cuddyer (neck) expects to be activated from the disabled list on Friday when first eligible.
Cuddyer said he is feeling much better after receiving an epidural on Tuesday to relieve the stiffness and soreness in his neck. He resumed baseball activities Saturday, throwing and hitting in the cage. It's possible he'll go out on a short rehab assignment, though that's not a given.
Troy Tulowitzki does roughly two hours of pregame and postgame maintenance on his left leg every day.
The maintenance includes massages and strengthening exercises before the game and sitting in the ice tub and a routine with exercise bands after the game. Tulo admits that his nagging left groin ailment leaves him "not capable" of playing every day. The injury bothers the shortstop most when he's running, particularly when he lunges to first base and sometimes when he breaks out of the batter's box. The Rockies are doing their best to manage the condition, and assistant general manager Bill Geivett admits that the club is "being overly cautious." Tulo has started 34 of the team's first 42 games and will probably continue to play at a similar pace. He's been awfully productive, hitting .341/.413/.605 with eight homers and 35 RBI, but obviously the groin issue remains a long-term concern.