Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard
is on track to be activated from the disabled list Monday to start against the Mariners, MLB.com reports. Richard has been out since May 5 with an intestinal virus.
"He came out of his bullpen fine," Padres manager Bud Black told MLB.com. "It looks as if Clayton is tracking toward Monday."
"I'm definitely excited to be back with the team and I'm ready to pitch when I get the opportunity to," Richard said. "Everything has been going well, and I've been feeling good. That's the reason for everything, to start feeling better, and it feels good to be on the right track."
Edinson Volquez's start has been pushed back to Tuesday.
Nate Eovaldi allows one run in rehab start
, SP, MIA
Marlins pitcher Nate Eovaldi
began a rehab assignment by allowing one earned run on four hits in five innings for Class A Jupiter, striking out five and walking none.
Eovaldi is on the 60-day disabled list after suffering inflammation in his right shoulder during spring training.
Scott Atchison begins rehab with perfect ninth inning
, RP, NYM
Mets relief pitcher Scott Atchison
threw a perfect ninth inning for Class A St. Lucie in the first game of his rehab assignment Saturday.
Atchison was placed on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation May 14. He has a 4.50 ERA and six strikeouts in 18 innings.
Carlos Ruiz feeling good about rehab
, C, PHI
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz
, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, is happy with his progress in rehab
, the Philadelphia Inquirer
"I feel good and have been feeling better each day," Ruiz said Saturday. "But I also want to be careful and not do too much."
Ruiz took some swings in the batting cage Friday under the supervision of trainer Scott Sheridan. He is expected to return in mid-June.
Jeurys Familia throws perfect inning in first rehab appearance
, RP, NYM
Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia
threw a perfect eighth inning for Class A St. Lucie in his first rehab appearance, striking out one. He hadn't pitched since May 9 due to biceps tendinitis.
Familia has a 3.48 ERA and seven strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings with the Mets this season.
Dodgers infielder Jerry Hairston
could return to the lineup Sunday if everything goes well with Saturday's rehab game, MLB.com reports.
"We'll get Jerry back fairly soon here," manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com Saturday afternoon. "He'll play another day and then we'll make a decision. He says he's ready and medical is basically saying one more day."
Hairston is recovering from a groin strain and tendinitis in his left knee.
John Gast leaves game with shoulder tightness
, SP, STL
Cardinals starting pitcher John Gast
left Saturday's start in the second inning with shoulder tightness, the team announced. He faced one batter in the second inning before leaving.
Gast gave up an earned run on a hit and two walks Saturday, giving him a 5.11 ERA.
J.J. Putz playing catch at 90 feet
, RP, ARI
Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Saturday that relief pitcher J.J. Putz
has been playing catch at 90 feet and doing strengthening exercises, FOX Sports Arizona reports. The team "will proceed with caution" during Putz's rehab after he was placed on the disabled list with a strained elbow.
Donovan Solano could resume baseball activities Monday
, 2B, MIA
Marlins manager Mike Redmond indicated Saturday that second baseman Donovan Solano
, who has been out since May 7 with an intercostal strain, could resume baseball activities at extended spring training Monday
, the Palm Beach Post
"If he starts hitting on the field (next week), he’s probably maybe another week away from starting to play some games, if everything goes well," Redmond told the Palm Beach Post.
Solano has hit .278/.333/.324 with a home run and stolen base in 108 at-bats.
Cardinals 'backing off' Chris Carpenter's rehab
, SP, STL
Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter
was scheduled to face batters Tuesday, but the team is "backing off" his rehab as he didn't feel right after his latest bullpen, MLB.com reports.
The best-case scenario for Carpenter's return is July, his this latest setback could cost him that target.