Lewis Brinson
CF MIL
1 hour ago

Brinson (hamstring) was activated from the DL at Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The toolsy young outfielder picked up right where he left off with Colorado Springs before suffering the hamstring strain (18-for-46, .391 average), smacking a home run on the second pitch he saw Tuesday night. It was his 13th homer on the year and second since coming over from Texas in the Jonathan Lucroy trade. A September call-up doesn't seem completely out of the question if Brinson can finish strong over the next two weeks although he's not on the 40-man roster.

Oliver Perez
RP WSH
2 hours ago

Perez (back) was deemed available for Tuesday's game by manager Dusty Baker, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty hasn't pitched in nearly a week due to lingering back stiffness, but evidently he showed enough on the side in recent days to gain clearance from the training staff. Perez has racked up 12 holds this year but has earned just two holds since the All-Star break, the last of which came back on July 28.

DTDJon Niese
P NYM
2 hours ago

Niese left Tuesday's game in the first inning with left knee pain, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

While he was able to convince the training staff he could give it a go despite lingering knee soreness, Niese only made it four batters into Tuesday's outing before the discomfort became too much. Robert Gsellman replaced Niese on the mound and could be in line for a spot start this weekend if Niese isn't cleared to take his next turn.

15DMac Williamson
LF/RF SF
2 hours ago

Williamson (shoulder) still isn't 100 percent healthy according to manager Bruce Bochy, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

The shoulder has flared up on Williamson as he's tried to push through a minor league rehab assignment and thus the team was forced to turn elsewhere to replace Gregor Blanco (shoulder) on Tuesday. Gorkys Hernandez got the call from Triple-A Sacramento, and it's uncertain if Williamson will be ready to go by the time rosters expand Sept. 1.

DTDJon Niese
P NYM
2 hours ago

Niese left Tuesday's game against the Cardinals in the first inning with an apparent injury, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He faced four batters before leaving the field with a team trainer (21 pitches). It wasn't obvious what was ailing Niese, but he came into the game battling knee soreness and this is presumably related. Robert Gsellman replaced Niese on the mound with one out in the first inning.

60DChris Heston
SP SF
2 hours ago

Heston (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A San Jose on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander has been sidelined for nearly two months due to an oblique injury and Tuesday's rehab start figures to be just one of several. Still, Heston appears to have a good chance to return in September and he could ultimately step into a starting role with the likes of Jake Peavy and Matt Cain (back) failing to get it done at the back end of the rotation.

DTDMarcus Semien
SS OAK
3 hours ago

Semien is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

He is listed on the lineup card as a reserve but Semien is not with the team Tuesday, according to Joe Stiglich of CSN California, after Semien and his wife welcomed a son into the world Monday night. The A's are expected to move Semien to the paternity list Wednesday but he should be back for Friday's series opener in St. Louis.

Lucas Giolito
SP WSH
3 hours ago

Giolito left his start for Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday after one inning, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was no immediate word of an injury, so it seems the Nats decided to pull Giolito in order to keep him available as an option to start Saturday in place of Stephen Strasburg (elbow). When discussing possible replacements for Saturday, manager Dusty Baker named Giolito and A.J. Cole as the top candidates. An official announcement may not come until later in the week.

60DAlex Wood
SP LAD
3 hours ago

Wood (elbow) remains confident he will pitch before the end of the regular season, David Vassegh of 570 AM Los Angeles reports.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander was cleared to resume throwing on flat ground Monday, just a little over a month after undergoing an elbow debridement procedure. He still has a long way to go in his recovery, but it sounds like the Dodgers will try to expedite Wood's return by preparing him for a bullpen role rather than a return to the starting rotation.

Bud Norris
P LAD
3 hours ago

Manager Dave Roberts confirmed Tuesday that Norris will remain in the Dodgers' starting rotation, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris came on in relief during Monday's win over Cincinnati, leading to some uncertainty as to his role moving forward, but Roberts said Norris was just getting his normal between-starts work in. Norris was knocked around for six runs in 3.2 innings Friday in his return from the DL, but he's been excellent in five starts at Dodger Stadium to this point (1.59 ERA, .165 BAA).