Paul Konerko (hand) could be available to play Wednesday.
If he's not ready Wednesday, he thinks he'll "certainly" be available Friday. Konerko hit 30 pitches in extended batting practice Tuesday. "It’s pretty much ready to go," Konerko said. "I’ve got to get more baseball activity in. I didn’t hit for 10-12 days or take any ground balls, any of that. Now it’s just kind of getting that stuff in. I don’t see any reason why I can’t be available as early as (Wednesday), but certainly Friday."
Chris Dickerson has elected free agency.
He had been removed from the Indians' 40-man roster last week. Dickerson will seek another minor league deal over the offseason.
Hanley Ramirez was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a right elbow strain.
It's not clear how the ailment popped up or how long he might be sidelined, but the Dodgers should provide more on his status later Tuesday. Justin Turner took Ramirez's spot at shortstop.
Padres manager Bud Black said Tuesday that the next 3-4 days are "critical" for the future status of Tyson Ross.
Ross's next scheduled start has been pushed back indefinitely due to what has only been described as "general soreness." The Padres have not yet shut him down, as they want to see how he reacts to treatment. Ross has already easily set a career high with 195 1/3 innings, so don't be surprised if the Pads ultimately decide to shut him down.
Seth Smith was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a sore hamstring.
It sounds like a minor issue, as Smith could be available to pinch-hit. Consider him day-to-day.