Justin Maxwell (hand) expects to begin a minor league rehab assignment next Wednesday with Class A Quad Cities.
Maxwell, who fractured his left hand on month ago, took 20 swings in the cage on Friday without discomfort. He's likely looking at a return in early June.
P.J. Walters will start against the Tigers on Saturday.
That was the assumption already, but it's now official. Walters had a solid 3.31 ERA with 46 strikeouts over 54 1/3 innings this season with Triple-A Rochester, but he can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Andy Pettitte (trapezius) played catch Thursday and Friday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday.
Pettitte was placed on the disabled list last week with a strained trapezius muscle, but he's currently throwing without any discomfort. The veteran left-hander expects to throw a simulated game rather than go out on a minor league rehab assignment. Either way, he should return around when he's first eligible on June 1.
Trevor Plouffe passed an imPACT concussion test on Thursday.
Plouffe took a knee to the head Tuesday night when he tried to break up a double play and was placed on the 7-day disabled list because of his initial wooziness. However, he has already done some cardio work and should return right around when he's first eligible.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said Friday that he's sticking with Fernando Rodney at closer.
In fact, Maddon said that there hasn't even been a discussion about a possible change. Rodney has a 5.40 ERA to go along with four blown saves and 17 walks in 18 1/3 innings this season, but he is going to get every chance to pitch out of his funk. Joel Peralta would be the likely alternative if he continues to falter.
Ross Detwiler (back) played catch Thursday and will throw a bullpen session Saturday.
Detwiler left his start on May 15 with lower back spasms, but managed to avoid a stint on the disabled list. Barring any setbacks, he will return to the rotation Tuesday against the Orioles.
Brewers activated LHP Tom Gorzelanny from the 15-day disabled list.
Gorzelanny has been sidelined since May 7 due to left shoulder tendinitis. He returns to a 2.30 ERA and 10/8 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings.
Brewers placed RHP Hiram Burgos on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 22, with a right shoulder impingement.
The move clears a spot for Tom Gorzelanny's return from the disabled list. The severity of Burgos' injury isn't yet clear and the Brewers haven't announced who will start in his place Monday. The rookie right-hander has a 6.44 ERA and 18/11 K/BB ratio in 29 1/3 innings over six starts this season.