Braves' Mauricio Cabrera: Rehab assignment set
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(4/26/2017) Cabrera is set to begin his minor-league rehab assignment with High-A Florida Friday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

Cabrera will throw one inning Friday and hopefully toss two more in his next outing barring any setbacks. If all goes well in Florida, the 23-year-old will then head to Triple-A Gwinnett where he'll get his footing before returning to the Braves' bullpen.

Nationals' Koda Glover: Eying activation when eligible
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(4/26/2017) Glover (hip) is expecting to be activated from the 10-day disabled list once eligible, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Glover was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement earlier Wednesday, though he said he is "extremely confident" that he'll be ready to go once his 10 days are up. He's allowed four runs and struck out six through 8.2 innings this season, collecting two saves in the process. Shawn Kelley should take over the bulk of closing duties while Glover is sidelined.

Rangers' Walker Weickel: Agrees to minor-league deal with Rangers
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(4/26/2017) Weickel signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Weickel hasn't played higher than High-A ball in his five-year career, accumulating a combined 5.42 ERA through 260.2 innings over that time. He'll head straight to extended spring training, and he'll likely find himself in the lower minors when reassigned.

Padres' Kevin Quackenbush: Sent back to minors
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(4/26/2017) Quackenbush was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

Quackenbush gave the Padres three scoreless appearances before being sent back to El Paso, striking out seven across four innings while allowing five hits. He should remain one of the Padres' top relief options in Triple-A should the team need any bullpen help in the future.

Nationals' Matt Grace: Promoted to Nationals
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(4/26/2017) Grace was added to the Nationals' 25-man roster Wednesday, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

Grace will take the roster spot of Koda Glover (hip), who was placed on the disabled list earlier Wednesday. He's sitting on a 5.62 ERA through eight innings at Triple-A this season, though he has struck out 10 batters during that span. The 28-year-old will provide a needed bullpen arm for the Nationals, who deployed five different relievers during Tuesday's 15-12 victory over the Rockies, though he'll likely head back to Syracuse when Glover is activated.

Nationals' Koda Glover: Heads to DL
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(4/26/2017) Glover was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

This is the same hip that ended Glover's 2016 campaign prematurely, so it will definitely be something the Nationals will proceed cautiously with. Glover has allowed four runs through 8.2 innings this year, with two of those runs coming in his last appearance before hitting the DL. He hasn't been given a timetable for return yet, though one should be available once the Nationals release more on his status. Shawn Kelley should see the bulk of save opportunities while Glover is sidelined.

Diamondbacks' Zack Godley: Officially promoted
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(4/26/2017) Godley was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.

This was simply procedural, as Godley is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Padres in place of the injured Shelby Miller (forearm). He's pitched well in the minors so far this year, but given his track record in the majors (5.34 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across two seasons), it would likely be unwise to expect much out of him.

Cardinals' John Gant: Could be taking next step in rehab
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(4/26/2017) Gant (groin) has progressed to the point in his rehab where the team believes he can "start pushing" on his activity level, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The 24-year-old has been on the disabled list since just before Opening Day after an impressive spring that included a 1.50 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 12.0 innings of work. The Cardinals bullpen has been solid thus far, meaning that Gant is still likely destined to start the campaign in Triple-A Memphis once he's healthy enough to pitch. He last saw game action in a March 25 spring tilt versus the Marlins, when he exited with the groin tightness that's led to his prolonged absence.

Mets' Seth Lugo: Poised to begin mound work
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(4/26/2017) Lugo (elbow) is ready to resume throwing off a mound,'s Anthony DiComo reports.

Lugo has been limited to long toss on flat ground lately, and after increasing his distance to 120 feet, the Mets will likely clear him to advance to the next phase of the recovery process. The Mets are still inclined to tread cautiously with the right-hander, who has been sidelined with a partial UCL tear, so he'll likely gradually increase his pitch counts in bullpen sessions before he's cleared to face hitters. The team doesn't have an official timetable for Lugo's return, but given the nature of his injury and where he's at in his recovery, he'll likely remain out for another couple of weeks or longer.

Rockies' Chad Qualls: Activated from DL
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(4/26/2017) Qualls (forearm) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

Qualls opened the season on the DL due to the forearm strain, but after completing a six-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque, the Rockies felt comfortable signing off on his return to the big club. He's expected to work in the middle innings for the Rockies, but doesn't figure to be deployed as one of the primary setup men to closer Greg Holland.

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