David Dahl
Rockies' David Dahl: No timetable for return
David Dahl, LF, COL
1:41 PM
News: Dahl (ribs) still has no timetable for his return, the Denver Post reports.

The Rockies' left fielder has been on the DL since early spring training and doesn't appear to be nearing an imminent return. Dahl's ribs are gradually improving and he hasn't suffered a recent setback, but the slow progress over the last month isn't ideal as the All-Star break looms.

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Rusney Castillo
Red Sox's Rusney Castillo: Bound for 7-day DL
Rusney Castillo, RF, BOS
1:34 PM
News: Castillo will be placed on the 7-day disabled list with a groin strain, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Castillo suffered the injury during Wednesday's Triple-A game, leaving the game after singling in his second at-bat. The good news is that the injury is minor, so he should be back on the field after a few days of rest, but it puts an unexpected halt to a very productive season for the outfielder. Heading into Thursday, the 29-year-old is slashing .311/.348/.496 with nine home runs, yet remains organizational depth behind a well-established Red Sox outfield.

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Adam Moore
Indians' Adam Moore: Hits DL with quad injury
Adam Moore, C, CLE
12:58 PM
News: Moore was placed on the 7-day disabled list Friday for Triple-A Columbus with a right quad injury.

The injury may explain Moore's recent skid at the plate following his solid start to the season. The 33-year-old is hitting just .114/.205/.200 over his last 11 games after batting .295 with nine RBI in May. It's unclear as to the severity of the ailment at this point, but anything extensive would certainly put a damper on an otherwise productive year.

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Dilson Herrera
Reds' Dilson Herrera: Placed on Triple-A DL
Dilson Herrera, 2B, CIN
12:34 PM
News: Herrera (concussion) has been placed on Triple-A Louisville's DL, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

As always with concussions, there's no return date set in stone yet. As mentioned by Enquirer writer Zach Buchanan, Herrera is out of options after this season, so if he can recover from this concussion look for him to get more than a September callup, just so that the Reds can get a better idea of whether to keep him on the 40-man roster.

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Tommy Milone
Mets' Tommy Milone: Moves to 60-day DL
Tommy Milone, SP, NYM
12:24 PM
News: Milone (knee) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Michael Baron of SportsNet New York reports.

The 30-year-old went on the DL in late May with a sprained left knee and looks to have made little headway in his recovery. Milone's move to the 60-day DL opens a place on the 40-man roster for right-hander Chasen Bradford as the Mets continue their search for pitching options.

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Aaron Barrett
Nationals' Aaron Barrett: Set to resume throwing in July
Aaron Barrett, RP, WAS
10:43 AM
News: Barrett is set to begin throwing a baseball again in the second week of July, a full year after his second elbow surgery, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

There's no guarantee Barrett will ever get back to the majors after his gruesome injury -- the right-hander snapped his humerus bone throwing a pitch as he was rehabbing from Tommy John surgery -- but the Nats signed him to a two-year minor-league deal this offseason and are willing to be patient with his recovery. If he avoids a setback once he begins his throwing program again, he could compete for a bullpen spot with Washington next spring.

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Bud Norris
Angels' Bud Norris: Set to throw in near future
Bud Norris, RP, LAA
10:43 AM
News: Norris (knee) is expected to resume throwing sometime over the weekend or soon after, and he's hoping to be activated from the 10-day disabled list sometime next week, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

The right-hander's injury doesn't appear to be seriously enough to keep him on the sidelines for long. He's eligible to return June 30. In the meantime, the recently activated Cam Bedrosian and Huston Street are options to close, with the former holding a slight advantage while Street gets back into form. Upon his activation, Norris would justifiably be the first choice to save games, but manager Mike Scioscia has a somewhat erratic history post-Francisco Rodriguez when deciding on closers and may change his mind. This situation eventually could frustrate fantasy owners unless one or two of the relievers winds up injured again or traded.

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Brad Boxberger
Rays' Brad Boxberger: Set for MLB return Friday
Brad Boxberger, RP, TB
10:19 AM
News: Boxberger (back) is expected to rejoin the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The right-hander scuffled a bit in his Wednesday rehab appearance for Triple-A Durham (one run on four walks in two-thirds of an innings). Boxberger is not in a position to steal saves away from the reliable Alex Colome but may eventually climb back into an important setup role. The Rays probably will install him into low-leverage spots initially, though.

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Jake Diekman
Rangers' Jake Diekman: Targeting late July return
Jake Diekman, RP, TEX
10:14 AM
News: Diekman (abdomen) is expected to resume a throwing program next week and is targeting a return to the Rangers shortly after the All-Star break, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Per doctors' recommendations, Diekman has been resting easy since undergoing his third and final surgery June 9 to address ulcerative colitis. After enduring no complications during the surgery, it appears Diekman is nearly ready to work out on a regular basis again. Once he begins the throwing program, Diekman believes he'll need about three weeks to get back to full strength, tentatively putting him on track for activation from the 60-day disabled list in late July. With a 3.40 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 26 holds in 53 innings last season, Diekman was a key part of the bridge to former closer Sam Dyson and would likely assume a similar setup role upon coming off the DL.

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Dexter Fowler
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Expected to be ready Friday
Dexter Fowler, CF, STL
9:59 AM
News: Fowler (quadriceps) is expected to be available for Friday's game against the Pirates, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Fowler was kept out of action Thursday and, if tests prove him ready, he'll be available for the first game of the weekend series. St. Louis does want to be cautious, however, because of his previous leg injury this year. With that in mind, his availability might not necessarily mean a start. His owners should check if he's starting before leaving him in their lineups.

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