Scott Van Slyke
Dodgers' Scott Van Slyke: Will resume baseball activities this week
Scott Van Slyke, LF, LAD
4:57 PM
News: Van Slyke (back) has been cleared to participate in baseball activities and will do so this week according to manager Dave Roberts on Wednesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Van Slyke was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 12 following a lower back injury that occurred during a game on April 9. He is expected to return sometime in early June barring any setbacks, and will look to rediscover his 2014 form (.297/.386/.524 in 98 games) after having a disappointing season last year. His injury has not caused the Dodgers many issues due to their loaded outfield group, but Van Slyke provides added depth and a decent bat against southpaws.

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Tom Murphy
Rockies' Tom Murphy: Could rejoin Triple-A squad soon
Tom Murphy, C, COL
3:47 PM
News: Murphy (oblique) is playing games at extended spring training and could rejoin the Triple-A squad soon, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Murphy hasn't been able to appear in a game yet with Triple-A Albuquerque due to the oblique strain, but it appears that he's progressed very well through the rehab process. Unfortunately, he may be locked in the minors for the time being despite his upper-prospect status due to the success of major league backup catcher Tony Wolters.

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Tyson Ross
Padres' Tyson Ross: Completes first step of rehab process
Tyson Ross, SP, SD
3:27 PM
News: Ross (shoulder) completed his first set of stabilization exercises and is working on strengthening his entire arm, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

This progression means that Ross is done with the first step of his rehab process. Although the progress is nice, the right-hander is not close to throwing again and still has no timetable for return. A possible return date should become clearer once he begins the throwing portion of his rehab process.

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Cory Spangenberg
Padres' Cory Spangenberg: Progresses to running and taking batting practice
Cory Spangenberg, 2B, SD
3:15 PM
News: Spangenberg (quadriceps) progressed to running and taking batting practice in his rehab process, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

Manager Andy Green stated that he and Yangervis Solarte are making slow progress, but it's promising that some progress is being made after Green stated that they were not close to returning last week. There's still no timetable for Spangenberg to play in rehab games, so it will probably be a good amount of time before the 25-year-old returns to San Diego.

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Jean Segura
Diamondbacks' Jean Segura: Remains out with hip issue
Jean Segura, 2B, ARI
2:51 PM
News: Segura (hip) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

Although there was some speculation that Segura may return to the lineup Wednesday, the Diamondbacks decided to give him another day to rest his ailing hip. Phil Gosselin will take his spot at second base once again.

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Yangervis Solarte
Padres' Yangervis Solarte: Progresses to running and taking batting practice
Yangervis Solarte, 3B, SD
2:45 PM
News: Solarte (hamstring) has progressed to running and taking batting practice in his rehab process, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

Manager Andy Green said that both he and Cory Spangenberg are making slow progress in their rehab, but this is still an improvement from last week when it was reported that Solarte was not close to returning. That being said, there still is no timetable for the 28-year-old to begin a rehab assignment, so there's still a ways for him to go in his recovery.

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Hector Olivera
Braves' Hector Olivera: Paid leave extended
Hector Olivera, 3B, ATL
1:47 PM
News: Olivera (suspension) had his paid leave extended again Wednesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Major League Baseball needed more time to investigate the situation surrounding Olivera, so he'll get some more time on paid leave as a result of this. That being said, there's a decent chance that the 31-year-old could be suspended after commissioner Rob Manfred is done investigating, meaning that Olivera will miss even more time than he already has a result of the investigation.

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Justin Bour
Marlins' Justin Bour: Out of lineup Wednesday
Justin Bour, 1B, MIA
1:27 PM
News: Bour (finger) is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Bour dislocated his left pinky finger in Tuesday's contest and it appears that it hasn't healed enough to get him back into the lineup for Wednesday's matchup. He'll remain day-to-day with his next opportunity to return coming Thursday for the series finale against Arizona. Derek Dietrich will fill in for him at first base Wednesday.

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Antonio Senzatela
Rockies' Antonio Senzatela: Throws 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday
Antonio Senzatela, SP, COL
12:13 PM
News: Senzatela (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Senzatela was placed on the disabled list last week due to right shoulder soreness, but the Rockies think the injury is fairly minor. That being said, there is still no timetable for his return, but it appears the right-hander is making steady progress through his rehab process.

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Anthony DeSclafani
Reds' Anthony DeSclafani: Remains shut down
Anthony DeSclafani, SP, CIN
11:45 AM
News: DeSclafani (oblique) remains shut down while on rehab at Low-A Dayton, MLb.com reports.

DeSclafani experienced a setback during a rehab start Friday and departed the game with discomfort in his oblique. The right-hander doesn't believe he'll miss too much more time, however. "I'll be doing stuff again soon," DeSclafani said. "I need to get over this, over the hump with this thing. I'm not back to square one by any means. It's just making sure I don't go back to square one and being cautious with it." DeSclafani is yet to resume throwing of any kind since the setback, so at this point it's difficult to pinpoint when he might be able to return to Cincinnati. Once the discomfort subsides, he'll presumably require at least another couple of rehab appearances.

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