Rich Hill (groin) allowed one run in three-plus innings Monday in a minor league rehab start with High-A Stockton.
Hill struck out six and walked none while throwing 44 out of 66 pitches for strikes. The A's have yet to make an official decision, but he could potentially be cleared to make his return this weekend against the Pirates. Hill has been sidelined for about a month with a right groin strain.
Matt Holliday doubled and launched a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Royals.
Holliday's two-run shot off of Danny Duffy in the first inning went to dead center and just cleared the wall. While his .258 average and .329 on-base percentage have been disappointing, Holliday has had a nice bounce-back in the power department with a .500 slugging percentage and 15 longballs.
Aledmys Diaz (eye) will go to the hospital Monday night for further testing.
Diaz struck above the right eye by a foul ball in the ninth inning Monday versus the Royals, but the Cardinals don't believe he suffered a fracture to his orbital bone. Still, they'll sent him for more tests to be on the safe side. The Cardinals should have an update on his status Tuesday.
Blake Snell didn't pitch well Monday against the Red Sox but was credited with a win, anyway, yielding four runs over 5 1/3 frames in a 13-7 victory.
Only one of the eight hits Snell surrendered went for extra bases, but he also issued four free passes. The young left-hander was given his first major league win with the Rays' offense going off against Eduardo Rodriguez and the Red Sox' bullpen. Snell holds a 3.54 ERA over his first four big league starts but has walked 11 over 20 1/3 frames and has a 1.77 WHIP. He'll try to bounce back against Detroit over the weekend.
Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) will throw a simulated game on Wednesday.
Papelbon struck out one batter in a perfect inning Monday in a minor league rehab appearance with High-A Potomac. Assuming all goes well Wednesday, he should be cleared to rejoin the Nationals' bullpen.