Erik Goeddel (elbow) began a minor league rehab assignment with High-A St. Luice on Sunday.
Goeddel has been on the shelf since June 12 with a strained right elbow. Prior to his injury, he had registered a 1.96 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 23/7 K/BB ratio over 23 innings with the Mets.
Pirates OF prospect Willy Garcia notched four hits including a homer and two doubles in Saturday's game for Triple-A Indianapolis.
It was Garcia's first four-hit game of the season. Garcia began the year on a torrid hot streak for Double-A Altoona but has slowed down a bit since coming to Triple-A (.248 AVG in 145 at-bats). The 22-year-old has followed up last year's 18-homer campaign with just eight blasts in 2015. Though talented, Garcia remains a work in progress.
Carter Capps was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Padres with right elbow stiffness.
The injury is believed to be minor, and the Marlins are listing the hard-throwing right-hander as day-to-day. He owns an outstanding 1.16 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 58/7 K/BB ratio in just 31 innings on the season.
Kris Bryant left Sunday's game against the Brewers with an apparent injury to his head/neck area.
Bryant injured himself on a head-first slide into second base. He was able to walk off the field under his own power and looked to be OK, so perhaps the Cubs were just being cautious here. They should offer more on the third baseman's status later Sunday.
Indians SS prospect Ronny Rodriguez launched a pair of solo home runs Saturday in a win for Double-A Akron.
Rodriguez has hit .517 over his seven-game hitting streak with four homers and eight RBI. The 23-year-old seems to have turned a page. After hitting .247 in his first two seasons with Akron, Rodriguez has improved his average to .306 this year with career-highs in slugging (.565) and OPS (.887).
Athletics 3B prospect Renato Nunez belted four hits Saturday in a win for Double-A Midland.
He's raised his batting average from .258 to .270 over the last three games. The 21-year-old has crushed 62 homers since the start of 2013 including 14 this season. Nunez has done a much better job in the second half, hitting .328 with a .527 slugging percentage. He only hit .228 in 184 first half at-bats.
Nationals SS prospect Osvaldo Abreu collected four hits in Saturday's game for Low-A Hagerstown.
Saturday was his second four-hit game of the year. Abreu leads the South Atlantic League in doubles (30) and is fifth in runs scored (60). The 21-year-old has 24 steals on 34 attempts this season and is hitting .346 with a .500 slugging percentage since the All-Star break.
Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will throw a simulated game this week.
It's expected to be his final step before beginning a rehab assignment. Doolittle should need more than a few rehab outings given that he's been limited to just one appearance this season.