Brad Boxberger (oblique) is tentatively scheduled to throw off the mound Thursday.
Boxberger required core muscle surgery in February and suffered a left oblique strain in his season debut on May 31. He just resumed playing catch last week, so he's slowly ramping up his throwing program. It's been a nightmare first half for him, but he should be able to contribute out of the Rays' bullpen at some point after the All-Star break.
Brandon Guyer (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.
Guyer is 0-for-8 over two rehab games with High-A Charlotte. He played left field Monday for the first time since his hamstring injury. The plan calls for him to be evaluated Tuesday to see if he's ready to rejoin the Rays or needs another rehab game.
Ben Zobrist is 2-for-23 (.087) over his last seven games.
His average has tumbled from .316 to .295 in the process. Zobrist was held out of Saturday's lineup with a bruised left ankle, but he has been in there for the last two games.
Justin Smoak (knee) fouled out as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Rockies.
Smoak has been held out of action since last Wednesday with left knee soreness. That he was able to pinch-hit indicates that he's close to returning to the lineup.
Jason Kipnis (general soreness) went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in his return to the lineup Monday versus the Braves.
Kipnis got the day off Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with general soreness. It shouldn't be a lingering issue.