Carlos Gomez will test out his strained intercostal muscle on Monday.
The testing presumably will involve batting practice and perhaps other drills. While it's clear that Gomez isn't 100 percent and maybe not all that close, the outfielder has said that he'll "definitely" be ready for Tuesday's Wild Card Game against the Yankees.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Bud Black's name "has come up" in the Nationals' discussions about their managerial vacancy.
He adds that "it isn't known" how high Black's name is on their list of candidates, but Heyman expects the Nats to go after someone with managerial experience. It's been reported that Cal Ripken Jr. will be a candidate for the opening, and he did interview for the job when Matt Williams was hired, but it's hard to see Washington hiring a second straight skipper with zero experience. A friend of Black's told Heyman that while Black would prefer to stay on the West Coast, the Nationals' situation "would interest him." Black managed the Padres for nine seasons and was the National League Manager of the Year in 2010.
Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) threw a simulated game Monday and is confident he'll be available as a reliever for the ALDS should the Yankees advance.
He was only supposed to throw a bullpen session but apparently was feeling well enough to face hitters. Eovaldi has been on the shelf for the last four weeks with inflammation in his pitching elbow but appears to be healthy now and could prove to be a weapon out of the bullpen.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres will interview Diamondbacks third base coach Andy Green for their managerial vacancy.
The Padres announced on Sunday that interim manager Pat Murphy would not be retained. Green just finished his first season as a coach with the D'Backs, but he managed for three seasons in the minors and was named the Southern League Manager of the Year in 2013 and 2014. The 38-year-old was in the majors for parts of four seasons.
Robinson Chirinos (biceps) will be ready for the ALDS.
Chirinos missed much of September with a left biceps injury, but he got in a few games before the end of the regular season and will get a bunch more rest this week. The 31-year-old catcher posted a .762 OPS with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 78 games this season.