Jonathan Lucroy had two hits in the Brewers' loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.
The Brewers managed just seven hits in the shutout, but the veteran backstop recorded his first multi-hit game since returning from a fractured left big toe. Lucroy may be given a day off Wednesday after catching both of his first two games off the disabled list, but he appears to be healthy and should return to being a productive catcher moving forward.
Salvador Perez was removed from Tuesday's game against the Indians after taking a foul tip off his mask.
The Royals are calling his exit precautionary, but you never know when you're dealing with a potential concussion. Perez will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
Mark Reynolds had the only RBI in the Cardinals' win over the Brewers on Tuesday.
It was the second straight low-scoring affair between the two teams, with Reynolds' RBI single in the second inning plating the lone run in the game. Reynolds finished 1-for-3 in the contest. The veteran was performing well in a part-time role before Matt Adams' injury, and he's moved into an everyday gig with Adams sidelined. Reynolds is hitting .261/.325/.391 on the year.
Randal Grichuk went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.
Grichuk doubled and scored in the bottom of the second inning, the only run either team scored in the game. The outfielder is batting .299/.329/.567 with nine RBI and seven runs scored through 23 games, and he's forced his way into a platoon role in right field with his recent hitting.
An MRI revealed that Samuel Deduno does not need surgery on his ailing right hip.
There's no timetable for his return, but he'll begin a rehab program soon. The swingman holds a 6.86 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 17/9 K/BB ratio over 21 innings this season.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman revealed Tuesday that Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) is tentatively 3-4 weeks away from a return.
Ellsbury has already been on the shelf for two weeks and evidently hasn't made much progress with his right knee sprain. The outfielder has yet to resume baseball activities and it's not known when he might be cleared to do so. Chris Young has been the biggest beneficiary of extra at-bats while Ellsbury has been sidelined.
Tyler Cravy had a good showing in his MLB debut but didn't leave with much to show for it, holding the Cardinals to one run over seven innings in a loss.
Cravy scattered four hits and two walks in his debut, striking out six. It was a strong outing for the 17th-round pick in the 2009 draft. Cravy almost certainly earned another turn in the rotation with his showing. He's on track to face the Pirates early next week.
An MRI on J.J. Hardy's left side came back negative.
The worry was that he might have a strained oblique, but that's not the case. Hardy is considered day-to-day for the time being.