David Buchanan is expected to be recalled to start on Saturday in San Francisco.
Buchanan pitched for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday but was pulled after 40 pitches so that he'd be available for Saturday. The righty just returned to action two weeks ago after missing over a month with an ankle injury. He posted an 8.76 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in five starts earlier this season with the Phillies.
Rob Scahill (forearm) hopes to resume playing catch this weekend.
Scahill landed on the disabled list late last month with right forearm tightness. It's sounding like he could be ready to return before the end of the month.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Tuesday that Gerardo Parra will remain the club's starter in left field following Khris Davis' return from the disabled list.
It's no surprise, as Parra has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball with a .403/.438/.653 batting line over his last 18 games. Davis started in left on Tuesday but will likely be limited to the occasional start versus southpaws going forward. Of course, it could all be a moot point later this month, as Parra is likely to be traded to a contender.
Tim Hudson (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
It's his first time throwing from a mound since he was placed on the disabled list last week with a shoulder strain. When Hudson will be ready to return isn't known, and he might not have a rotation spot waiting for him when it happens.
Nori Aoki (leg) is expected to be ready for activation from the disabled list within two weeks after the All-Star break.
Aoki suffered a small fracture of his right fibula late last month. He hasn't resumed baseball activities yet, but it should be a quick turnaround once he does.
Jeff Baker exited Tuesday's game versus the Red Sox with a left oblique injury.
The Marlins are calling him day-to-day for now, but it's an ailment that usually leads to a disabled list stint. It's worth noting, though, that Baker strained his other oblique earlier this season and didn't go on the DL.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro on Tuesday indicated that Cesar Hernandez will remain the club's second baseman even after Chase Utley (ankle) returns from the disabled list.
"Not for me he's not," Amaro said when asked if Utley would still be the everyday second baseman when he returns. "Cesar Hernandez is our best second baseman." It's hard to argue with the GM given what Utley did before hitting the DL and what Hernandez has done this season, but it's still a little surprising to hear Amaro be so blunt. There remains no timetable for Utley's return.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Tuesday that pitching prospect Aaron Nola could be called up not long after the All-Star break.
There had been some speculation that Nola could be promoted to make his major league debut on Saturday, but Amaro says that won't happen. The young righty has looked ready for the majors for a while now and is most certainly a better option than what the Phillies have been throwing out there, but the club isn't ready to give him a shot just yet. Nola boasts a 1.97 ERA between Double- and Triple-A this season.