Yasiel Puig (hamstring) will serve as the designated hitter for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday.
Puig still hadn't resumed running the bases as of Wednesday morning, so it will be interesting to find out how he fares on the basepaths should he reach base. Even so, it's a definite step in the right direction for the outfielder, who is on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain. There's still a chance Puig comes off the DL after his 15 days are up.
Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) played catch Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's start with an apparent injury.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal heard Strasburg left Tuesday with a "cramp" and that a chiropractor adjusted him Wednesday. Whatever the issue, it's promising that he was feeling good enough to throw a day after exiting. The Nationals are still trying to assess the issue, and his status for his next scheduled start is still very much up in the air.
Jake McGee (elbow) is scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Durham on Friday.
The southpaw will likely have at least two more appearances with the Rays' Triple-A affiliate before being activated. McGee hasn't thrown a pitch for the Rays yet this season after offseason elbow surgery. Still, the expectation is that he'll eventually regain the closer job once healthy.
Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will face live hitters Friday.
That's three days earlier than previously scheduled, a good sign for the lefty's recovery from a rotator cuff injury. Doolittle should be back sometime in May, barring any setbacks.
J.D. Martinez has been dropped to the sixth spot in the Tigers' lineup on Wednesday.
Martinez had hit fourth or fifth in all 26 of his previous starts this year, but he's in a deep slump and batting just .231/.259/.462 for the season. Yoenis Cespedes is batting fifth for the Tigers on Wednesday night.
Jose Iglesias (groin) is back in the Tigers' starting lineup on Wednesday night versus the White Sox.
Iglesias was unavailable Tuesday after leaving Sunday's game with tightness in his left groin. The dynamic young shortstop is batting ninth in his return to action Wednesday against White Sox ace Chris Sale.
Steve Pearce (illness) is available off the Orioles' bench on Wednesday night against the Mets.
O's manager Buck Showalter said Pearce would have drawn the start at DH if the game was in an American League park. Pearce was unavailable Tuesday due to the flu.
J.J. Hardy (shoulder) could join the Orioles on Thursday.
Hardy has been out all season with a left shoulder strain. He began a minor league rehab assignment Monday at Double-A Bowie and is 3-for-8 through two games. The 32-year-old shortstop had a disappointing offensive season in 2014, but he's still a pretty valuable fantasy commodity. Hardy tallied 25 homers and 76 RBI in 2013.