Michael Brantley (shoulder) said he is "very confident" he can still impact the Indians this season.
Brantley has been hitting in the cage for the past couple of days and is apparent feeling good. He underwent surgery earlier this month to remove scar tissue from his right biceps tendon, near the right shoulder that required major surgery last November. The star outfielder has been limited to 11 major league games in 2016.
According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Padres are making progress on an Andrew Cashner trade.
Morosi says a deal could be finalized before Cashner's scheduled start Tuesday night in Toronto. There's known to be interest from the Marlins, Orioles, and Rangers. Cashner, 29, holds a 4.79 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 61/27 K/BB ratio in 73 1/3 innings this year with San Diego. He can become a free agent in the offseason.
Cubs OF prospect Eloy Jimenez reached base six times in Monday's doubleheader for Low-A South Bend.
Jimenez went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBI as the Cubs defeated Peoria for the doubleheader sweep. The 19-year-old has been a dominant force this season, leading the Midwest League in RBI (64), slugging percentage (.522) and OPS (.892). He's also second in doubles (30), second in hits (112), second in batting average (.330), second in total bases (177) and fifth in home runs (11). Jimenez was offered up as part of the Aroldis Chapman trade but the Yankees wanted Gleyber Torres instead.
Rangers recalled RHP Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock.
Martinez will start Tuesday night against the Athletics. He owns a rough 6.45 ERA in four starts and two relief appearances this season at the major league level.
Rangers designated RHP Kyle Lohse for assignment.
Lohse allowed 13 earned runs in two starts with Texas. He'll probably pass through waivers unclaimed, at which point the veteran right-hander can either elect to become a free agent or accept a spot back at Triple-A.
Orioles activated OF Hyun Soo Kim from the 15-day disabled list.
Kim is starting in left field and batting second Tuesday night against the Rockies after missing the last 15 days with a strained right hamstring. He returns to an impressive .329/.410/.454 batting line.
Orioles activated RHP Ubaldo Jimenez from the paternity leave list.
Jimenez was away from the O's for three days as his wife gave birth. He could start Thursday against the Twins, but if that doesn't happen it's back to long relief.
Ryan Vogelsong (eye) will make another rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Indianapolis.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said he's hoping Vogelsong can go seven innings, or around 90-95 pitches. The veteran right-hander yielded two unearned runs over four innings last Wednesday at Triple-A Indy, throwing 60 pitches. He's been sidelined since taking a Jordan Lyles pitch to the face on May 23.