Blake Beavan (shoulder) could begin playing catch later this week.
Beavan was diagnosed last week with a shoulder impingement after having to leave an outing. There's no timetable for his return. "A lot of times, it’s the bursa in your shoulder," Seattle trainer Rick Griffin explained. "It becomes inflamed. When that becomes inflamed, there isn’t enough room for your shoulder to move around normally. So it pinches. When you throw the baseball, especially when you follow through, you get a pinching sensation in their shoulder. So you have to get the inflammation quieted down."
James Paxton (lat) could begin playing catch by the end of this week.
"Paxton has started to do a lot of exercises in the swimming pool," Mariners trainer Rick Griffin said. "He’s doing exercises specifically for his (latissimus dorsi) strain. We’re working all of the muscles along his shoulder joint." The left-hander will be examined mid-week, at which point the M's hope he can begin some light throwing.
Taijuan Walker (shoulder) could begin playing catch by the end of this week.
Walker is tentatively scheduled to be examined by Dr. Edward Khalfaya on Wednesday and could gain clearance at that time to resume throwing. The righty was diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement after he had to be scratched from his last rehab outing when he couldn't get loose. Walker's stamina is already built up enough to rejoin the M's rotation, so it's all about how he feels at this point.
Michael Cuddyer (hamstring) remained out of the Rockies' lineup Sunday.
Cuddyer has now missed all three start of the weekend series against the Phillies. There's been no talk of a disabled list stint to this point, but obviously it will become an option if he doesn't recover in a hurry. Brandon Barnes is in right field Sunday in Cuddyer's place.
Shaun Marcum (thoracic outlet surgery) threw three innings in his most recent extended spring training appearance.
Marcum is progressing slowly but surely in his recovery from thoracic outlet surgery. The Indians have provided no timetable for the veteran right-hander's return. He has an opt-out clause for May 24 on his minor league contract.
Matt Kemp is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.
He's just the odd man out for this one in the Dodgers' crowded outfield. Andre Ethier is handling center field Sunday and is being flanked by Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig.
MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports that A.J. Ellis (knee) is "well ahead" of his projected 4-6 week timetable.
Ellis is already doing workouts in full catcher's gear just 12 days removed from surgery to repair the medial meniscus in his left knee. He wasn't expected back until mid-May at the earliest, but it's sounding like he could beat that timetable.
Skip Schumaker (shoulder) is nearing a rehab assignment.
Schumaker took batting practice on the field Friday for the first time since dislocating his left shoulder. The one hurdle he has yet to clear is trying out some diving, though he thinks it "might be more mental than physical." Schumaker seems likely to return at the beginning of next month.