Collin McHugh has been shut down for the season due to his innings workload.
Between the majors and minors, McHugh has tossed a career-high 173 2/3 innings this season. That's only 8 1/3 more than he threw in 2013 and four more than he threw in 2012, but the Astros have obviously decided it's enough. McHugh was one of the biggest breakout surprises this season, posting a 2.73 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 157/41 K/BB ratio over 154 2/3 big league innings.
The Padres are unsure whether Odrisamer Despaigne (lat) will be able to make his final start of the season.
Despaigne is nursing a sore right lat. He's responded well to treatment and will play catch Monday, but the Pads might ultimately decide not to push him. Despaigne holds a 3.36 ERA over 16 starts with San Diego.
Howie Kendrick (hamstring) is not in the Angels' lineup Monday.
Kendrick tweaked his left hamstring during Sunday's game. The Angels consider the ailment minor, but they'll play it cautiously with him this week with the AL West already wrapped up. Gordon Beckham is at second base in Kendrick's place Monday.
Joe Wieland will start on Wednesday against the Rockies in place of the injured Tyson Ross (forearm).
Wieland finally made it back this month after a pair of elbow surgeries but has struggled with a six runs and 13 hits allowed over six frames. His pitch count will be limited and he's not someone to consider in fantasy leagues.
Tyson Ross will be shut down for the season after being diagnosed with a slight strain of flexor muscles in right forearm.
The Padres' doctors aren't overly concerned about the injury, but there's obviously no reason for them to allow Ross to make another start. A first-time All-Star in 2014, Ross' season ends with a 2.81 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 195/72 K/BB ratio over 195 2/3 innings. Joe Wieland will start for the Padres on Wednesday versus the Rockies.