Danny Duffy (biceps) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.
Duffy played catch on Tuesday and evidently felt well enough to resume mound work in a few days. Even though he appears to have made a rapid recovery, he still seems likely to need a rehab assignment before returning, especially with Jason Vargas having returned and Chris Young pitching well.
Jordan Lyles (toe) has been cleared to start on Sunday versus the Phillies.
Lyles had a start pushed back due a sprain in his left big toe, but he's already feeling much better. The right-hander sports an ugly 5.10 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 28/19 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 innings this season for the Rockies.
Tigers recalled LHP Kyle Ryan from Triple-A Toledo.
Ryan will make a spot start on Wednesday against the A's with Alfredo Simon going on the bereavement list. The left-hander holds an unappealing 4.67 ERA over nine starts at Toledo this season and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Tigers placed RHP Alfredo Simon on the bereavement list.
Simon has returned to his native Dominican Republic to be with his father, who is ill. The Tigers aren't sure when Simon will be back, but he seems likely to be ready for his next start. Kyle Ryan will fill in Wednesday.
Nick Hundley is not in the Rockies' lineup Wednesday.
It's simply a routine day off. Michael McKenry is at catcher in Hundley's place.
Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Wednesday.
It's just a day of rest. Cameron Rupp is catching in Ruiz's place.
Brandon Phillips (toe) remained out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday.
Phillips recently aggravated a turf toe issue that initially cropped up a couple weeks ago. The Reds are hoping he'll be ready to play Friday after Thursday's off day. Skip Schumaker is filling in at second base Wednesday.
Rays released RHP Grant Balfour.
Balfour exercised the opt-out deal in his contract that was agreed upon when he re-signed with the Rays at the beginning of this month. The veteran reliever struck out 11 while posting a 2.79 ERA over 9 2/3 innings for Triple-A Durham. He shouldn't have an issue catching on elsewhere quickly, though it remains to be seen whether he'll be able to land a major league contract.