Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals' lineup Monday.
It's Harper's first day off of the season, as he had started each of the team's first 18 games. The timing is unfortunate for his fantasy owners given that the day off comes at Coors Field. Adam Eaton will slide over to right field and Michael Taylor will get a start in center. The Nationals also have Jose Lobaton at catcher over Matt Wieters.
Nationals purchased the contract of RHP Jacob Turner from Triple-A Syracuse.
Turner will make a spot start on Monday in Colorado with Stephen Strasburg going on paternity leave. Needless to say, it's a situation to avoid for fantasy owners.
Brewers activated RHP Matt Garza from the 10-day disabled list.
Garza will make his eason debut on Monday against the Reds after missing the first few weeks of the season with a groin injury. He holds a 5.18 ERA over the last two seasons and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Jonathan Aro has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for a drug of abuse.
Aro is at Triple-A Tacoma in the Mariners' organization but had yet to pitch this season. He was removed from the 40-man roster over the winter.
Salvador Perez (neck) is back in the Royals' lineup Sunday.
Perez missed a couple games with a stiff neck. He's catching and batting fifth against Miguel Gonzalez and the White Sox.
Zach Britton (forearm) will throw a full bullpen session on Wednesday.
That's assuming he feels fine Tuesday following Monday's flat-ground session. The Orioles are saying Britton will be re-evaluated after Wednesday's bullpen session but they didn't indicate whether a short rehab assignment might be the next step or if he might just be activated. We'll know more in a few days.
Jake Odorizzi (hamstring) is on track to rejoin the Rays' rotation on May 1 in Miami.
Odorizzi threw a bullpen session over the weekend and will go through a four-inning simulated game on Tuesday. The right-hander says the strained left hamstring that put him on the disabled list is no longer an issue. Odorizzi posted a 4.15 ERA in his first 13 innings for the Rays before the injury.
Steve Delabar has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
Delabar is currently in the Indians' minor league system, although he hasn't pitched yet this season. The 33-year-old pitched briefly with the Reds last season but also spent time in the minors and Japan. Delabar hasn't had success in the majors since his All-Star season in 2013.