Pedro Florimon Jr. left Thursday's game against the Tigers with a right index finger sprain.
It's not clear how long the malady might sideline the infielder. Eduardo Escobar took Florimon's spot at shortstop Thursday.
Will Middlebrooks left Thursday's game against the Indians after the fourth inning with lower back spasms.
Middlebrooks struck out the inning before, but it's not clear if he tweaked something during that at-bat or earlier. It's not clear at this point how serious the ailment is. The Red Sox should provide an update after the game.
Jeff Fletcher of the Orange Country Register reports that Tommy Hanson "could be weeks away" from rejoining the Angels' rotation.
Hanson has been away from the team since early May due to the death of his step-brother, and he's now in extended spring training trying to regain his stamina. It sounds like Halos fans will have to deal with Joe Blanton for a while longer.
Phillies placed 2B Chase Utley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 21, with a mild oblique strain.
General manager Ruben Amaro described the strain as "very mild," so, all things considered, it's pretty good news for the Phils. Amaro is hopeful that Utley will be ready when his two weeks are up, but it's possible he could be out as long as four weeks. Freddy Galvis will function as the primary second baseman while Utley is out. The team will make a corresponding move prior to Friday's game.
Shane Victorino (hamstring) did sprints and other drills prior to Thursday's game.
He's sitting out again Thursday, but the outfielder still seems likely to avoid the disabled list. "He's still day-to-day," Red Sox manager John Farrell said Thursday. "He's unavailable tonight. So, I think, we've used as a general rule of thumb, as we get to that halfway point of the potential of putting Shane on the [disabled list], we'll make a decision at that point, but we're no closer today to making a roster move.''
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Jered Weaver (elbow) will rejoin the rotation next week as long as his between-starts bullpen session goes well.
Weaver didn't make any minor league rehab starts, but he pitched a few times in extended spring training, including on Wednesday when he struck out nine over 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball. He seems likely to start either next Monday or Tuesday against the Dodgers, putting him in line for a two-start week.
Brett Myers (elbow) will make at least one more rehab start.
Myers' velocity was down on Wednesday in his second rehab outing with Double-A Akron, and he walked four while allowing three runs over 4 1/3 frames. Assuming his velocity comes back up the next time out, he could rejoin the Indians' rotation after that.
Christian Garcia (forearm) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend with Double-A Harrisburg.
Garcia has been shut down since the early part of spring training with a partial tendon tear in his right forearm, but he's ready to return to game action. The Nationals were planning to stretch him out as a starter prior to the injury, but he'll pitch in relief for the time being.