Daniel Norris (oblique) played catch Tuesday and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said the lefty is "actually a little ahead of schedule."
There had been some fear that Norris' strained oblique would end his season, but it's looking like there's a good chance he'll make it back for a couple starts. Norris holds a 5.06 ERA over four starts since arriving with the Tigers via trade.
Aaron Barrett (elbow) likely needs Tommy John surgery.
He's being evaluated by Dr. James Andrews to see if there's another elbow procedure he might be able to have instead, but it looks like he'll have to have Tommy John. The surgery would keep him out until the 2017 season.
D.J. LeMahieu finished 2-for-4 with a solo homer Tuesday in the Rockies' loss to the Diamondbacks.
LeMahieu belted a solo shot off Patrick Corbin in the second inning and added a single in the fifth. The home run was just the sixth this season for the 27-year-old second baseman, who boasts a .313/.372/.412 overall batting line.
Chris Bassitt (shoulder) doesn't need an MRI after all and hopes to rejoin the Athletics' rotation before long.
Bassitt was scratched from a scheduled start Tuesday with a sore right shoulder, but the feeling is that a little rest an strength work will get him over the hump. It's great news for a guy who's been a pleasant surprise for Oakland this season.
Yohan Flande allowed two earned runs over five innings Tuesday as the Rockies dropped the first game of a doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.
Arizona racked up five hits and three walks in five innings against Flande and then lit up Rockies reliever Miguel Castro in the sixth and seventh. Flande has a 4.04 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in seven starts and eight relief appearances this season for Colorado.