Matt Albers underwent surgery for his finger injury and will be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks.
Albers was placed on the disabled list April 25 and his finger hadn't improved much over the last 10 days. The righty reliever can be ruled out until mid-June.
Marco Gonzales (pectoral) is scheduled to return to the Triple-A Memphis rotation on Saturday.
Gonzales has been on the shelf since April 22 with a sore left pectoral muscle. If he pitches well on Saturday, the Cardinals might go ahead and insert the 23-year-old left-hander into their starting rotation next week. There's a vacancy with Adam Wainwright (heel) ruled out for the remainder of the 2015 season, and Gonzales is capable of providing a good amount of fantasy production in that spot.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times confirms that Alex Cobb has a partial ligament tear in his right elbow.
Cobb is going to try to pitch through it, but pitchers who suffer torn elbow ligaments almost always wind up undergoing Tommy John surgery. Cobb, 27, posted a 2.87 ERA, 1.136 WHIP, and 149/47 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings last season. It's obviously a really bad situation for the Rays, who are off to a decent start in 2015.
Jaime Garcia (shoulder) could begin a minor league rehab assignment on Sunday.
Garcia made it through another extended spring training game Tuesday without issue. There's an opening in the Cardinals' rotation with Adam Wainwright ruled out for the season because of a ruptured Achilles tendon, but Marco Gonzales looks like the better bet to fill it. Garcia hasn't been able to stay discomfort-free for an extended period of time.
Tyler Flowers (flu) is available off the bench Tuesday.
And it sounds like he'll be able to return to the starting lineup Wednesday. Flowers has a case of the flu.
Greg Holland (pectoral) will be activated Wednesday.
The initial plan called for Holland to be activated Tuesday, but the Royals will give their closer one extra day of rest before throwing him back into the fire. Holland has been on the shelf since April 18 with a pectoral strain. He'll push Wade Davis back into a setup role.
Cubs placed OF Chris Denorfia on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Denorfia suffered the injury while running the bases in Monday's loss to the Cardinals. The 34-year-old outfielder will likely be out for the next three weeks.
Cubs recalled RHP Anthony Varvaro from Triple-A Iowa.
Varvaro was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox over the weekend and could be an asset for the Cubs in middle relief. The 30-year-old righty had a career ERA below 3.00 before his rough first month with Boston.