Marco Gonzales
Cardinals' Marco Gonzalez to start rehab assignment on Friday
Marco Gonzales, SP, STL
8:13 PM
News: Cardinals pitcher Marco Gonzalez will begin pitching in games on Friday, general manager John Mozeliak said, per

Gonzalez has been sidelined with a pectoral injury and shoulder impingement since May. 

Mozeliak said Gonzalez would pitch for Class A Palm Beach and gradually increase his workload to 100 pitches by the end of the month. 


Brandon Morrow
Padres' Brandon Morrow to throw bullpen session on Tuesday
Brandon Morrow, SP, SD
5:37 PM
News: Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday, per U-T San Diego.

Morrow has been on the 60-day disabled list from a shoulder injury that has sidelined him since May 3. 

Assuming everything goes well, Morrow will throw a simulated game for the team on Saturday. 


Jake Arrieta
Cubs to start Jake Arrieta, Dallas Beeler in Tuesday doubleheader
Jake Arrieta, SP, CHC
4:57 PM
News: The Cubs announced Monday starting pitcher Jake Arrieta will start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. The Cubs will recall Dallas Beeler from Triple-A Iowa to start the second game.

Tim Cooney
Cardinals tab Tyler Lyons, Tim Cooney for doubleheader Tuesday
Tim Cooney, SP, STL
4:42 PM
News: Cardinals starting pitcher Tyler Lyons will be recalled from Triple-A Memphis to start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. Tim Cooney, who was recalled Sunday, will start the second game of the doubleheader.

Lyons is 2-0 with a 5.09 ERA in five starts with the Cardinals in 2015. Cooney has no record and a 5.40 ERA through two starts.


Josh Smith
Reds option Josh Smith back to minors after making three starts
Josh Smith, SP, CIN
2:55 PM
News: The Reds optioned starting pitcher Josh Smith to Double-A Pensacola on Monday

The right-hander made three starts for Cincinnati. He went 0-2 with a 7.30 ERA in the first three starts of his MLB career. He walked 13 batters and had eight strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings.


Matt Garza
Brewers SP Matt Garza heads to DL due to shoulder tendinitis
Matt Garza, SP, MIL
2:42 PM
News: Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday due to right shoulder tendinitis, the team announced. Tyler Cravy is now scheduled to start in Garza's place Tuesday against the Braves.

Garza is having a tough season. He is 4-10 with a 5.55 ERA through 17 starts. He is winless in his last five starts and has a 7.88 ERA in his last four starts.

He said his shoulder has been bothering him for a while, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He added, however, he is confident he will only miss one start and be able to return to the rotation after the All-Star break.

Garza said he has had no prior shoulder issues in his career.


Jon Gray
Rockies GM: We will continue to exercise patience with Jon Gray
Jon Gray, SP, COL
2:11 PM
News: With the Rockies in last place in the NL West and their chances of making the playoffs fading, calling up starting pitcher prospect Jon Gray could be an option to provide a spark and keep them in the playoff hunt. It seems Rockies manager Walt Weiss would be in favor of it.

"At some point, especially if we're in striking distance, yeah, you want to use all your weapons, absolutely," Weiss said of bringing up Gray, per The Denver Post. "No, I don't think it's early."

However, general manager Jeff Bridich isn't as eager to bring up the 2013 first-round pick, who has has logged 252 innings in the minors.

"Jon Gray is doing a great job right now of learning lessons and evolving at the Triple-A level," Bridich said. "So there are things that he needs to do and will continue to do. And we'll continue to exercise patience with him."

The top-100 prospect is 3-5 with a 4.88 ERA in 16 outings (15 starts) at Triple-A this season. He is 3-2 with a 3.47 ERA in his last 12 games.


Jameson Taillon
Pirates hopeful prospect Jameson Taillon can pitch in September
Jameson Taillon, SP, PIT
12:25 PM
News: Pirates premier pitching prospect Jameson Taillon could return to action in September if his recovery from hernia surgery, which he is scheduled to undergo this week, goes smoothly.

"We'll see how the recovery goes," general manager Neal Huntington told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It is two months-ish. I mean, we have been told it is roughly two months until he is ready to compete."


Jerome Williams
Phillies SP Jerome Williams set to rehab with Double-A team
Jerome Williams, SP, PHI
9:34 AM
News: Phillies starting pitcher Jerome Williams (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Reading, the team announced Monday.

Prior to going on the disabled list in mid-June, the veteran right-hander had a 3-7 record and 6.43 ERA. He had been particularly bad over his last nine starts, going 1-6 with an 8.06 ERA.


Matt Harvey
Mets manager Terry Collins reacts to Matt Harvey's complaints
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM
12:12 AM
News: After a 4-3 loss on Sunday, Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey put some of the blame over his recent struggles on the team's six-man rotation. On Sunday, manager Terry Collins fired back and told Harvey to get over it, per

Collins ultimately said that Harvey and the other pitchers need to "get over it"

"They've got to," Collins said. "Matt knows that. I know he's frustrated by it, and he and I have talked about it. But you've got to come up and be creative between starts. I certainly understand it. I certainly do understand it. He's a tremendous competitor and he wants to be out there as much as he can on a regular basis. I guess the easiest way for me to say it is, 'Matt, we'll go back to a five-man, but I hope you enjoy watching the rest of the season sitting on the bench in September when we need you.' So we've got to make the adjustment."


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