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Injury updates: Kershaw, Hill, Madson

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Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill, Dodgers
Kershaw, who has been on the disabled list with left biceps tendinitis since May 6, threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday. According to manager Dave Roberts, the three-time National League Cy Young Award winner will throw another bullpen session before the next step toward his return to the mound is determined.

Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill, Dodgers
Kershaw, who has been on the disabled list with left biceps tendinitis since May 6, threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday. According to manager Dave Roberts, the three-time National League Cy Young Award winner will throw another bullpen session before the next step toward his return to the mound is determined.

"Really good intensity. Fastball, slider, curveball, change. He used his entire mix," Roberts said. "It was really encouraging."

Meanwhile, Hill was placed on the 10-day DL before Sunday's series finale at Washington. The left-hander exited Saturday's start after only two pitches due to a blister popping on the middle finger of his pitching hand. Blisters have been a recurring issue for Hill.

Roberts said the balance between keeping Hill's finger off a baseball, but maintaining his arm strength would be "quite the process," and that it could be about four weeks before Hill is back on a Major League mound. More >

Ryan Madson, Nationals
Madson was placed on the 10-day DL (retroactive to May 17) with a strained pectoral muscle and is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday. The right-hander hasn't pitched since May 13, due in part to weather postponements, so it's unclear how the injury developed. Though he has a 4.19 ERA this season, his FIP is 2.16. More >

Khris Davis, Athletics
Davis exited Sunday's 9-2 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto in the fourth inning with a strained right groin. He appeared to sustain the injury during a check-swing before jogging slowly to first base on a double-play grounder.

Manager Bob Melvin said he didn't yet know of any return timetable for Davis, who is slashing .238/.310/.503 with 13 homers. Davis will be evaluated before Tuesday's home series opener vs. Seattle. More >

Video: OAK@TOR: Davis exits game with leg injury in the 4th

Miguel Cabrera and Jordan Zimmermann, Tigers
Cabrera has been sidelined with a strained right hamstring, but took multiple rounds of batting practice Saturday before resting prior to Sunday's series finale against the Mariners at Safeco Field. Manager Ron Gardenhire said the plan is for the veteran slugger to take another round of BP on Monday in Minnesota.

"He hasn't run the bases or anything like that. So we've got to get him out on the bases," Gardenhire said. "We've got to get him fielding ground balls. He took some ground balls [Saturday], a little bit ...10 or 15 ground balls. Not really doing much movement. Just standing, infield-in type thing.

"There's things he has to get done to prove to himself and everybody else that he can really get out there and play the game, and dive around and all those things."

Cabrera is hitting .323/.407/.516 with three home runs in 26 games.

Zimmermann, who went on the DL with a right shoulder impingement, is slated to throw a couple of bullpen sessions this week, followed by one rehab start before returning to Detroit's rotation. More >

Nelson Cruz, Mariners
Seattle's slugging designated hitter sat out of Sunday's series finale against Detroit with a sore elbow after being hit by a pitch on Saturday. It was the third time Cruz has been hit by a pitch in his last 11 plate appearances, and he also missed time with a sprained ankle earlier in the season.

Manager Scott Servais said he hopes that with an off-day on Monday, Cruz, who is hitting .228/.319/.441 with seven homers in 34 games, will be ready to go Tuesday when the Mariners open a three-game road trip to Oakland. More >

Avisail Garcia and Carlos Rodon, White Sox
Garcia's return from a strained right hamstring will likely be closer to the end of June, according to the White Sox. He'll be receiving PRP injections and have limited rehab activity over the next three weeks. In 18 games this season, the right fielder is slashing .233/.250/.315 with a home run. He was an All-Star for the first time last season.

Rodon is nearing completion of his rehab from arthroscopic left shoulder surgery last September. He will start for Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday after giving up one run on three hits over five innings and striking out six in a start for Class A Kannapolis on Saturday. More >

Derek Fisher, Astros
Houston placed Fisher on the 10-day DL retroactive to Saturday with gastrointestinal discomfort. He said he had a poor "reaction to something" a few days earlier, but feels he will return to action soon. The 24-year-old outfielder is hitting .176/.222/.419 with four home runs in 36 games. More >

Joe Mauer, Twins
Mauer left Friday's game against the Brewers in the fifth inning due to neck stiffness. He went 0-for-2 before exiting. Mauer is slashing .283/.404/.355 with seven doubles and a home run in 38 games this season. More >

Steven Souza Jr., D-backs
Souza was removed from Friday's 3-1 loss to the Mets with right pectoral soreness and will undergo an MRI on Saturday. Souza missed the beginning of the season with a right pectoral strain. He is hitting .167/.239/.190 with one extra-base hit in 13 games this season, his first with Arizona. More >

Nicky Delmonico, White Sox
Delmonico left Chicago's game against Texas on Friday night after getting hit by a 1-2 pitch from Rangers starter Matt Moore in the second inning. Delmonico was diagnosed with a fracture of the third metacarpal in his right hand and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Delmonico, 25, was hitting .226/.331/.304 in 36 games. More >

Video: TEX@CWS: Delmonico leaves game with fractured hand

Paul DeJong, Cardinals
The Cardinals' list of significant injuries got even longer on Friday. DeJong has a fracture in his left hand after being hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of Thursday's game against the Phillies.

DeJong needs surgery to repair his broken left pinkie finger, which he will undergo on Friday night. Only after that will the Cardinals determine a potential timetable for their starting shortstop's return.

DeJong was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Friday along with reliever Matt Bowman, who is dealing with blisters on his right index and middle fingers. St. Louis now has 10 players on the DL, seven of whom have been placed on it in the last 10 days. More >

Zach Britton, Orioles
The Orioles closer threw 30 pitches during batting practice on Friday, as he continues his recovery from surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon. The 30-year-old left-hander is eligible to come off the 60-day DL on May 28 and will likely go on a Minor League rehab assignment shortly thereafter.

Britton had one of the most dominant seasons for a reliever in MLB history when he posted a 0.54 ERA with 47 saves for Baltimore in 2016. In 38 appearances before sustaining the injury last season, he had a 2.89 ERA with 15 saves over 38 appearances. More >

Starling Marte, Pirates
Marte has been placed on the 10-day DL with a right oblique strain, the Pirates announced Friday.

Marte initially suffered the injury on Tuesday, when he had to exit Pittsburgh's game against the White Sox. At the time, the Pirates termed his injury "right side discomfort," but Marte said Wednesday it was an oblique issue. He had not, however, expected the injury to send him to the DL.

Marte will be eligible to return on May 26, so the Pirates will hope to have him back for the majority of a tough stretch of games from May 25-June 13 against the Cardinals, Cubs, Dodgers and D-backs. More >

Jimmy Nelson, Brewers
The Milwaukee right-hander got encouraging news on his pitching shoulder Friday as he continues to work his way back from surgery to repair his labrum, rotator cuff and shoulder capsule. Nelson had experienced some discomfort in the area recently, but the surgeon who performed the procedure said the shoulder is healing nicely.

"That's a big sigh of relief there," Nelson said. "When you're on the DL and you start feeling an ache or pain, as an athlete or a person, period, your knee-jerk reaction is to start filing through scenarios in your head. Obviously, worst-case scenario is he would have had to go back in there to clean something up. That wasn't even an idea he threw out there. He was plenty pleased with how well it had healed and how strong it was."

Nelson, who will now have to work his way back to throwing on flat ground from a distance of 150 feet, posted a 3.49 ERA in 29 starts for the Brewers in 2017. More >

Juan Lagares, Mets
The Mets got a rough piece of news regarding their center fielder on Friday. Lagares is now expected to miss the rest of the 2018 season due to the toe injury he sustained while making a catch at the wall in Wednesday's game at Citi Field.

Lagares tore a ligament in his left big toe when he banged it against the wall. An MRI taken at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery revealed a complete tear of Lagares' big toe plantar plate. More >

Video: TOR@NYM: Lagares crashes into the wall for the catch