Eric Hosmer is back in the Royals' lineup Wednesday.
Manager Ned Yost had indicated a desire to sit Hosmer until at least Thursday, but the first baseman has evidently talked his way back into the lineup a day early. Hosmer missed two games due to a bruised right hand, an ailment that was a result of a hit by pitch Sunday.
Rafael Furcal (hamstring) has yet to resume baseball activities.
Furcal has been on the shelf since mid-June following another hamstring injury. The veteran infielder is no safe bet to return at all this season.
Derek Dietrich (wrist) has yet to resume baseball activities.
Dietrich has already missed three weeks with a strained right wrist and obviously he's not close to returning. The Marlins have been going with Jordany Valdespin at second base with both Dietrich and Rafael Furcal (hamstring) out.
Kevin Gregg (elbow) has yet to resume throwing.
Gregg is eligible to return early next week but isn't expected to be ready at that time. The veteran reliever was placed on the disabled list shortly after the All-Star break with soreness in his pitching elbow.
Scooter Gennett (quad) is not in the Brewers' lineup Wednesday.
Gennett exited Tuesday's game against the Reds with right quad tightness. There's been no indication to this point that a stint on the disabled list might be required, but he could need a few more days to recover. Rickie Weeks is getting a rare start versus a right-hander Wednesday.
Ryan Hanigan (oblique) has resumed throwing but has yet to do any rotational work.
Players are usually about 10 days away from returning from an oblique injury once they do begin rotational work, so it appears Hanigan won't be back before the end of the month. The Rays will continue to use Jose Molina as their primary catcher while Hanigan is on the shelf.
Wil Myers (wrist) has begun some light throwing and is swinging with a Speed Hitter device.
Myers is aiming to rejoin the Rays' lineup in mid-August as he works his way back from a fractured right wrist. The reigning American League Rookie of the Year was hitting just .227/.313/.354 over 53 games prior to the injury.
Asdrubal Cabrera (back) remained out of the Indians' lineup Wednesday.
He's missed the last two games after exiting Monday's contest with back spasms. The Indians have called up Jose Ramirez to provide protection for Cabrera, who is considered day-to-day.