The Blue Jays are hoping that Devon Travis (shoulder) will be ready to begin a rehab assignment this weekend.
Travis took some grounders on Wednesday and his left shoulder felt fine. The Jays think he'll be ready for activation from the disabled list next Monday, but they'll just have to wait and see how he recovers over the next few days.
Kurt Suzuki is not in the Twins' lineup Wednesday.
It's just a day of rest. Chris Herrmann is behind the dish in Suzuki's place.
The Reds are shooting for Sunday against the Nationals for Johnny Cueto's (elbow) return to the rotation.
Cueto will play catch Wednesday before throwing a bullpen session Friday. If he feels good the next day on Saturday, he's expected to be cleared to take the ball Sunday. Cueto was cleared of any structural damage in his right elbow and the Reds hope he'll be fine after what would be 11 days of rest in between starts.
Doug Fister (elbow) will resume a throwing program on Wednesday.
He'll first play catch from 60 feet before progressing to long-toss and then a bullpen session. The Nationals aren't setting a timetable for his return, but obviously they'll be careful after Fister was diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain. "The longer he’s off, the longer it will take tot get back," manager Matt Williams said. "But if he feels okay, it can be a fairly aggressive program to get throwing. They’ll start him 60 [feet], get him long toss, he’ll do flat ground, he’ll do bullpen, and be ready to go. It’s unclear at this point, but if he gets back in there and starts throwing, it’s a good sign."
Jayson Werth is still having trouble rotating his ailing left wrist.
Therefore, he has obviously yet to be cleared to resume swinging a bat and it's unclear when that might happen. "They’re treating him aggressively like they have been," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "He’s got fairly good grip strength, but the rotation of it and turning that over is not good." X-rays and an MRI on Werth's wrist came back clean, but he has a history of injuries with the wrist so the Nats will be cautious. It doesn't sound like he'll be returning anytime soon.
Rusney Castillo is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.
Off to a 3-for-15 start at the plate, Castillo now been benched two out of the last three games. Brock Holt is in right field.
Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.
He's just resting with it being a day game after a night game. Chris Stewart is behind the dish in Cervelli's place.
Danny Duffy (biceps) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.
Duffy played catch on Tuesday and evidently felt well enough to resume mound work in a few days. Even though he appears to have made a rapid recovery, he still seems likely to need a rehab assignment before returning, especially with Jason Vargas having returned and Chris Young pitching well.