MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for April 29

Hisashi Iwakuma's return to the rotation could be very soon.
Hisashi Iwakuma's return to the rotation could be very soon. (USATSI)

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Our nightly update will only include injuries this time around. There wasn't anything of significance to pass along other than injury updates in stuff we cover in these roundups. So let's dive right in.

As always, this is just a quick-hitter format. For the full story on any given item, just click on the links provided.

INJURY UPDATES

Astros: Scott Feldman threw a bullpen session for the first time since hitting the DL and felt no pain (Ultimate Astros).

Athletics: A.J. Griffin will have Tommy John surgery.

Braves: Mike Minor will rejoin the rotation Friday.

Cardinals: Jason Motte (via Derrick Goold) and Jaime Garcia (Goold) will each begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

Diamondbacks: Top pitching prospect Archie Bradley has hit the minor-league DL with a flexor strain.

Dodgers: They recalled reliever Paco Rodriguez and optioned infielder Carlos Triunfel, which seems to signify that they aren't worried about Hanley Ramirez needing more time off with his injured thumb (MLB.com).

Giants: Matt Cain cut his right index finger and had to miss his start Tuesday.

Indians: Jason Kipnis left Tuesday's game with an abdominal strain, the club announced. It was a late game and no further word was available as to the severity.

Mariners: Hisashi Iwakuma is set to pitch again Friday and the Mariners have a spot open in their rotation for Friday. The club hasn't yet decided if they'll use him in the majors or if he needs more of a tuneup in his rehab stint (MLB.com).

Orioles: Chris Davis has received a platelet-rich plasma injection for his oblique injury in an attempt to speed up the healing process (MLB.com). Also, a rainout appears to have prevented the activation of Manny Machado from the DL.

Rangers: Neftali Feliz is still a week to 10 days away from returning to game action in the minors (dallasnews.com).

Reds: Aroldis Chapman is set for his rehab assignment.

Tigers: Alex Avila is dealing with back spasms (MLB.com). Anibal Sanchez's blister is making progress and no longer looks "gross." (MLB.com)

Yankees: Michael Pineda will miss three to four weeks with a teres major muscle injury. Jacoby Ellsbury also has a hand injury, but he's listed as day to day.

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