Andrelton Simmons (thumb) has begun baseball activities, per MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez.
That includes swinging a bat, playing catch, and fielding grounders. Simmons is just two weeks into his recovery from a UCL tear in his left thumb and will probably remain on the disabled list through much of June. The original timetable called for an absence of 6-8 weeks.
Hunter Pence (hamstring) is out of the Giants' starting lineup again on Tuesday versus the Padres.
Jarrett Parker will start in left field and bat seventh and Gregor Blanco will start in right field and bat eighth. Pence has been bothered since Saturday by hamstring discomfort. He remains day-to-day.
Robinson Chirinos (forearm) could be ready for activation from the 60-day disabled list when first eligible on June 9.
That comes from beat writer Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Chirinos was given a recovery timetable of 10-12 weeks when he underwent surgery for a broken right ulna on April 11. He'd be coming in two weeks ahead of that. It's a promising injury update for a Rangers team that needs promising injury updates.
Chris Young (forearm) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.
Young said it went well, and that he's planning for a simulated appearance Thursday or Friday. The veteran right-hander has been on the disabled list since May 12 with a forearm strain and he had a brutal 6.88 ERA over his first seven starts. He shouldn't be owned in standard fantasy formats.
Matt Garza (lat) is scheduled to throw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday.
If that goes smoothly, he'll throw live batting practice Saturday and continue ramping up from there. "No setbacks," Garza told reporters Tuesday. "I’m pumped." The 32-year-old right-hander expects to be ready to make his 2016 debut by the middle of June.