Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Brandon Beachy (elbow) is a candidate to start on Saturday versus the Brewers.
Making his way back from a second Tommy John surgery, Beachy holds a 2.41 ERA over five rehab starts and went six innings and threw 92 pitches in his last outing on Monday for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Mattingly said the righty touched 93 mph on the radar gun in the start, so it appears he's ready. The Dodgers have been seeking back-of-the-rotation help all season, so it would be a huge lift if Beachy can be even close to his pre-op form.
Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday.
He was in the original lineup but was scratched due to what was simply referred to as a manager's decision. Chris Stewart will catch in Cervelli's place.
Josh Hamilton (hip) returned to the Rangers' lineup Tuesday.
Hamilton hadn't played since Friday due to what the team referred to has a groin issue but he says is more a right hip injury. His left hamstring also still isn't 100 percent yet, but Hamilton will try to gut it out for a few games before the All-Star break.
Juan Lagares is not in the Mets' lineup Tuesday.
It looks to be a routine day off. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in center field in Lagares' place.
Michael Cuddyer is absent from the Mets' lineup Tuesday.
Cuddyer returned to action on Sunday after missing four starts with a sore left knee. Manager Terry Collins said the knee is bothering Cuddyer again, although he's well enough to play. The Mets are just being cautious here. John Mayberry is in left field in Cuddyer's place.
Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.
It looks to be a simple day of rest. Andrew Susac is behind the plate Tuesday.
Giants activated OF Hunter Pence from the 15-day disabled list.
Well, that's a nice surprise. Manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Pence could return before the All-Star break following a successful batting practice session, and, as it turns out, he's back a day later. The outfielder missed a month of action with tendinitis in his left wrist.
Dodgers recalled LHP Ian Thomas from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Thomas has posted a 6.48 ERA over six relief appearances in the majors this season. He won't be used in high-leverage situations.