Brewers' Chris Capuano: Dealing with elbow inflammation
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(5/26/2016) Capuana's elbow injury is currently being classified as elbow inflammation, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Capuana initially felt the pain in his elbow during is May 20 outing, and felt it again after pitching against the Braves on Wednesday. It is a bit troublesome to hear that the left-hander experienced the same sensation during his second Tommy John recovery, although he did say no tests thus far have pointed toward ligament damage. He'll likely take some anti-inflammatories in the coming days and possibly even undergo an MRI when the club returns to Milwaukee, but it seems that Capuana has avoided a major injury this time around.

Cubs' CJ Riefenhauser: Outrighted off 40-man roster Thursday
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(5/26/2016) Riefenhauser cleared waivers and was outrighted off the 40-man roster Thursday, Carrie Muskat of reports.

Riefenhauser has some major league experience, but that's about all he has going for him this season. With the I-Cubs, the 26-year-old is sporting a 7.30 ERA through 12.1 innings pitched, leading the Cubs to boot him from the 40-man roster. After no teams claimed him, the left-hander will likely act as organizational pitching depth going forward.

Braves' Chris Withrow: Recalled from Triple-A on Thursday
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(5/26/2016) Withrow was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports.

The Braves needed reinforcements for their bullpen after Casey Kelly, who was previously scheduled to start Saturday, was forced to fire 77 pitches in relief during Wednesday's 13-inning marathon match with the Brewers. Withrow has been lights out for the Triple-A squad, not allowing a run and striking out 10 batters in 8.1 innings out of the bullpen, making him a clear callup candidate. He'll likely work in lower-leverage situations until the Braves are in need of a fifth starter again. To make room for him on the roster, starting pitcher Casey Kelly was optioned to Triple-A.

Brewers' David Goforth: Recalled from Triple-A on Thursday
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(5/26/2016) Goforth was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday.

Goforth has been putting up solid numbers out of the Sky Sox bullpen, making him a clear candidate for promotion when Chris Capuana (elbow) was placed on the disabled list. Goforth will likely slot into a middle relief role and mainly pitch in lower-leverage situations, especially if he can't improve his 7.20 major league ERA he holds from his first stint with the parent club.

Brewers' Chris Capuano: Placed on DL Thursday
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(5/26/2016) Capuana was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to left elbow soreness.

It's unclear when the ailment cropped up, as he was able to finish the lone inning he threw in during Wednesday's contest. The left-hander has undergone two Tommy John surgeries during his career, so naturally there is some concern over this ailment, but it's currently unclear what the problem actually is this time around. A clearer timetable should become available once the severity of this injury is determined. Right-hander David Goforth was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take his place in the Brewers bullpen.

Marlins' Bryan Morris: Considering back surgery
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(5/26/2016) Morris is considering undergoing back surgery to heal the herniated disc in his back which would likely put him out for the season, Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Morris was placed on the disabled list earlier in the day Thursday, and although his back ailment could keep him on the shelf for a while, surgery would probably force him to wait to return until 2017. The 29-year-old hasn't made a decision yet, but his status for the rest of the season will likely be dependent on if he has surgery or not, a choice that could be made sometime within the next week.

Padres' Matt Thornton: Could return as early as Friday
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(5/26/2016) Thornton (Achilles) could return to the Padres as early as Friday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Thornton was roughed up a bit in his most recent rehab appearance, giving up two runs on two hits in an inning with High-A Lake Elsinore, but his Achilles is feeling much better and is even holding up through PFP during games. No official move has been made yet, but it seems as if the veteran left-hander is very close to making his debut in the Padres bullpen.

Dodgers' Luis Avilan: Optioned to Triple-A on Thursday
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(5/26/2016) Avilan was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.

Avilan pitched well in his lone appearance since being called up Monday, but it seems the Dodgers are clearing a path for when they call up top prospect Julio Urias from Triple-A. Avilan will likely continue to shuttle between Triple-A and the majors throughout the season, so he could be back in the major league bullpen fairly soon if Los Angeles needs more pitching help at the big league level.

Giants' Josh Osich: Surrenders two-run homer Wednesday
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(5/26/2016) Osich surrendered a two-run homer Wednesday. He walked one and struck out two in the extra-inning win over San Diego.

Osich has now given up three runs over his last three appearances, seeing his ERA rise from 1.84 to 3.31 over that span. His combination of sub-par control (3.31 BB/9) and susceptibility to the long ball (1.65 HR/9) make him a risky middle-relief option.

Marlins' Nick Wittgren: Replaces Bryan Morris in bullpen
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(5/26/2016) Wittgren was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans Thursday, Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel reports.

Wittgren will replace reliever Bryan Morris in the bullpen while he is on the disabled list with a herniated disc in his lower back. Wittgren posted a 3.18 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 5.2 innings during his two stints in the majors this season.

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