Marcus Stroman delivered a strong performance in a no-decision against the Indians on Friday, scattering just five hits over 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball.
Stroman punched out six on the afternoon and issued only one walk. The only blemish on his day was an RBI single by Jason Kipnis in the second inning. The right-hander has been highly inconsistent this season, but continues to show flashes of his dominant potential. He'll look to further improve upon his 5.08 ERA and 1.39 WHIP when he takes on the Royals at home on Wednesday.
Felix Hernandez (calf) threw a successful 43-pitch bullpen session on Friday.
The veteran right-hander came away from the session very pleased. He'll throw a simulated game next week, and if all goes well he'll then be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. He's expected to make two starts in the minor leagues before rejoining the M's rotation after the All-Star break.
D.J. LaMahieu (knee) expects to return to the Rockies starting lineup on Saturday.
The infielder has been out of the starting lineup since sustaining a left knee contusion on Sunday. He is available to pinch-hit on Friday night.
Trevor Story is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Friday.
It's unclear if his absence is again related to his finger injury, or if manager Walt Weiss just wanted to give him another day off. Cristhian Adames is once again starting in his place and will bat second for the Rockies against Bud Norris and the Dodgers on Friday.
Dodgers purchased the contract of OF Will Venable from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Venable had just been outrighted to Triple-A last week, but he's needed back to provide depth in the outfield with Joc Pederson heading to the disabled list. He could be worth a look in NL-only formats where you can skim him against right-handed pitching.