Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.
Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout, Angels
Ohtani took another step toward returning to a Major League mound Monday, throwing 29 pitches during a simulated game in Arizona. The Angels confirmed to reporters that "all went well" during Ohtani's session.
Ohtani has not pitched for the Angels since June 6 because of a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, but his progress so far has stoked optimism within the organization that he'll be able to return to the mound before the end of the season. Prior to the injury, Ohtani logged a 3.10 ERA with 61 strikeouts over 49 1/3 innings. More >
The Angels aren't expecting Trout to rejoin the club until they return to Southern California for their next homestand. Trout has been in New Jersey mourning the loss of his brother-in-law, Aaron Cox, a former Minor League pitcher for the Angels who passed away on Wednesday. More >
George Springer, Astros
Springer was scratched from Monday's starting lineup vs. the Mariners in Seattle due to left quad soreness, but was available to come off the bench. The outfielder is also dealing with a sore left thumb after coming off a DL stint due to a left thumb sprain.
"That, for me, is non-negotiable," manager AJ Hinch said. "We're going to take him out of the lineup and I can utilize him in a one at-bat scenario more so than risk having any more irritation. Something bothered him his last at-bat [on Sunday in Oakland]. He's not really sure what happened. We don't think it's significant, but enough for us to have an excuse to get him out of the lineup. It helps his thumb, it helps his leg. I'll use him in a critical at-bat if the situation warrants it." More >
Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Austin Romine and Didi Gregorius, Yankees
Judge was hoping to start taking dry swings this past weekend, but he revealed after Sunday's game that he's yet to progress to hitting drills due to lingering pain in his fractured right wrist.
"It's still fractured," Judge said of his wrist. "It usually takes four to six weeks for that kind of thing to heal, so we're waiting for that six weeks."
On a positive note, the Yankees may be close to getting Sanchez back in their lineup, as the backstop could be sent on a Minor League rehab assignment as soon as Wednesday, manager Aaron Boone said. Sanchez has ramped up his baseball activity without issue in recent days.
Meanwhile, New York received good news regarding another one of its catchers Monday, as Romine passed additional tests after clearing concussion protocol Saturday, when he was struck in the mask by a foul ball.
As for Gregorius, the Yankees are waiting to see if the shortstop will need to join Judge and Sanchez on the DL after suffering a bruised left heel Sunday. More >
Video: TOR@NYY: Gregorius gets RBI, leaves with heel injury
Chris Sale and Christian Vazquez, Red Sox
The Red Sox haven't yet initiated a throwing program for Sale, who is on the DL with mild inflammation in his left shoulder for the second time this season.
"He's working out, getting treatment. He hasn't thrown yet, but he's in good spirits," said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. "I talked to him a little bit before our meeting today and he's feeling good."
Vazquez, meanwhile, has ramped up his rehab program, catching bullpen sessions and hitting soft toss, according to Cora. The backstop fractured his right pinkie finger on a headfirst slide July 8. More >
Edwin Encarnacion, Leonys Martin and Trevor Bauer, Indians
Encarnacion (right hand) progressed to taking regular batting practice Monday and could be activated later this week, though it likely won't be Tuesday, when he is first eligible to come off the DL.
"My guess is it'll be mid-week," manager Terry Francona said. "I'd probably stay just with that right now. I think that's pretty obvious that it'll be coming up here pretty soon."
Francona also reiterated Monday that there is no timetable for the return of Martin, who was released from the hospital Sunday after battling a life-threatening bacterial infection.
And though Bauer (fractured right fibula) resumed throwing from a standing position Sunday, Francona said the right-hander will have his workouts closely monitored to make sure he's not doing too much too soon. More >
Video: Heyman talks Encarnacion, Bauer, Mets' GM, Realmuto
Chris Archer, Pirates
Archer exited his start vs. the Braves at PNC Park on Monday after four innings due to left leg discomfort. The right-hander was removed from the contest as a precaution, and the discomfort may have stemmed from an awkward swing at the plate in the third. Archer gave up a run on five hits, walking one and striking out three over 76 pitches. Since being traded to Pittsburgh from the Rays, he's posted a 4.91 ERA over four starts. More >
JT Chargois, Dodgers
Chargois exited his relief appearance Monday night against the Cardinals after pitching to one batter due to neck discomfort. Following Los Angeles' 5-3 loss, manager Dave Roberts indicated Chargois may need to be placed on the DL. The right-hander has a 3.45 ERA in 38 appearances this season. More >
Aaron Sanchez, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Brandon Drury, Blue Jays
Sanchez, who was scheduled to make a rehab start with Double-A New Hampshire on Monday night, could be a candidate to start for the Blue Jays on Saturday vs. the Phillies. The right-hander has been out since late June with a right index finger contusion.
Toronto could also get Gurriel (left knee sprain, left ankle sprain) back during their series against Philadelphia, manager John Gibbons said. The infielder's rehab assignment was transferred to Triple-A on Monday.
Drury (fractured left hand), meanwhile, is scheduled to be re-examined next week to determine the next step in his rehab process. The infielder is now wearing a removable splint after shedding his hard cast. More >
Mark Trumbo, Orioles
Trumbo, who is dealing with right knee inflammation, was placed on the 10-day DL on Monday. The slugger said the knee issue first cropped up in May.
"Most days are pretty rough, though. I'm not able to really run too well," he said after the Orioles' 8-0 loss to the Indians on Sunday. "I guess I worry about not being able to help the team, especially costing someone a hit, or just being kind of a nothing out there on the bases right now." More >
Yu Darvish, Cubs
Darvish, who has been sidelined since May 20 with right triceps tendinitis, exited his rehab start for Class A South Bend on Sunday after just one inning. He allowed one hit, struck out one and walked one in 19 pitches before reportedly leaving with the trainer before the start of the second inning. More >
Video: CHC@PIT: Darvish exits rehab start after 1 inning
Stephen Strasburg, Kelvin Herrera and Sean Doolittle, Nationals
Strasburg will return from the disabled list Wednesday against the Phillies. It will be his first start in the Majors since July 20, after he landed on the DL with a pinched nerve in his neck.
Strasburg threw a simulated game on Wednesday in St. Louis, extending himself to about 70 pitches in a little more than four innings. After passing that test and throwing a bullpen on Saturday, the Nats determined he will not need a Minor League rehab assignment in order to build stamina.
Manager Dave Martinez did not commit to any pitch count restrictions for Strasburg on Wednesday, even though he has only made one start -- on July 20 against the Braves -- since he first landed on the DL on June 10. A shoulder injury and the neck injury have limited Strasburg to just 14 starts this season, in which he has posted a 3.90 ERA.
Martinez said he was hopeful Herrera would be healthy enough to be activated from the DL on Tuesday. Doolittle felt "OK, not great" after testing his foot during a bullpen session last week. He had been altering his mechanics to be able to throw, but the Nats will want the stress reaction in his left foot to be completely healed before he returns to the mound. More >