Trevor Plouffe (rib) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Monday.
Plouffe took batting practice with no issues Friday, clearing the way for his return to game action. He figures to be ready for activation by the end of next week if all goes well.
Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Friday.
He hasn't played in a week due to a strained hamstring and a disabled list stint could be in the offing. Andrew Toles is handling right field.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers are "all over" Vincent Velasquez, but a trade is "unlikely."
Rosenthal says the Rangers have done extensive background work on Velasquez and other cost-controlled starters. However, a trade for Velasquez, not surprisingly, looks like a big long-shot. The Phillies have the young right-hander under control through 2021.
Luke Hochevar is expected to undergo season-ending surgery to repair thoracic outlet syndrome.
He'll receive a second opinion first but is expected ultimately to go under the knife. The Royals have a $7 million club option on Hochevar for next season, but they'll surely exercise a $500,000 buyout instead.
Jhonny Peralta (thumb) is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, the first day he's eligible.
Peralta is not expected to go out on a rehab assignment, as he'll just rehab his thumb with some baseball activities over the weekend. The veteran infielder has been out of action with soreness in his surgically-repaired left thumb.