• Brandon Beachy completed a pain-free flat-ground throwing session from a distance of 90 feet on Tuesday. He will increase his distance over the next couple of days and then possibly throw off the mound during this weekend's series against the D-backs. Beachy was diagnosed with right elbow inflammation after feeling discomfort during what was supposed to be his final Minor League rehab start coming back from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery.
• Gonzalez said he is still hoping catcher Evan Gattis will not miss much more than two weeks while recovering from a strained right oblique muscle he sustained on June 17. Gattis is eligible to return from the disabled list on July 3. But as of Tuesday, he had not yet resumed baseball related activities.