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  • Nate Pearson RP | TOR

    Blue Jays' Nate Pearson: Begins rehab assignment

    Pearson (illness) threw 30 pitches in a rehab appearance with Single-A Dunedin on Thursday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Pearson completed 1.2 innings and allowed one earned run on one hit and a walk while striking out one. He sat at 95 mph with his fastball and hit 97, which is down from the last two seasons. That's not a major reason for concern yet, as Pearson is ramping up after being sidelined for the entire season by mononucleosis. It's unclear how many more rehab appearances he may need, as he is projected to fill a long-relief role once activated.

  • Paul Campbell RP | MIA

    Marlins' Paul Campbell: Shifts to 60-day injured list

    Campbell (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Campbell was placed on the injured list April 20 due to a right elbow strain. Thursday's transaction was made to open a spot on the 40-man roster and rules Campbell out until at least late June.

  • Joe Dunand 2B | MIA

    Marlins' Joe Dunand: Headed back to Jacksonville

    Dunand was optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville on Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Dunand was recalled Sunday to provide infield depth as the Marlins faced a number of injuries. However, Joey Wendle (hamstring) was activated Thursday, which alleviated the need for Dunand. Across 11 plate appearances with Miami this season, Dunand has three hits and a home run.

  • Taylor Ward RF | LAA

    Angels' Taylor Ward: Progress lacking

    Ward (shoulder) will be unable to play in the outfield until at least Saturday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Ward has been out of the lineup for the last five games, but the team is resistant to putting him on the injured list because he is capable of pinch-hitting. The primary issue is Ward's fit in the lineup while he cannot play defense, as Shohei Ohtani occupies the designated hitter role. Per Sam Blum of The Athletic, Ward did not make progress Thursday and is not currently throwing in any capacity.

  • Casey Mize SP | DET

    Tigers' Casey Mize: Nearing throwing program

    Mize (elbow) hopes to begin a throwing program this weekend or early next week, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Mize made a rehab start at Triple-A Toledo but returned to Lakeland afterward to slow down his rehab program. The right-hander has been limited to plyo throws since heading to Lakeland, so he'll presumably need some time to build back up once he resumes his throwing program. While manager A.J. Hinch is encouraged that Mize is feeling good after slowing down his rehab program, the team won't have a better idea of the righty's status until he begins his throwing program.

  • Andrew Heaney SP | LAD

    Dodgers' Andrew Heaney: Progress continues

    Heaney (shoulder) could face hitters at extended spring training Sunday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Heaney threw three simulated innings Thursday and suffered no setbacks. Sunday would mark the first time that he has faced live hitters since hitting the injured list April 20. While there's no clear timetable for Heaney's return, he appears to be making steady progress.

  • Tony Gonsolin SP | LAD

    Dodgers' Tony Gonsolin: Start pushed to Saturday

    Gonsolin will start Saturday against Arizona, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Gonsolin was originally slated to start Friday, but the Dodgers have opted to give him an extra day of rest. The team has not announced Friday's starter, but Ryan Pepiot appears to be a likely candidate.

  • Victor Reyes RF | DET

    Tigers' Victor Reyes: Resumes running

    Manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday that Reyes (quadriceps) has resumed running, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    Reyes landed on the 10-day injured list with a right quadriceps strain May 16, and he'll spend more than the minimum amount of time on the shelf. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return to game action or whether he'll require a rehab assignment prior to rejoining the Tigers.

  • Max Muncy 3B | LAD

    Dodgers' Max Muncy: May land on IL

    Muncy could be placed on the injured list due to ongoing pain in his arm, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

    Muncy suffered a partially torn UCL in the final days of the 2021 regular season. He declined to undergo surgery during the offseason, instead opting for rehab. While Muncy has avoided the injured list -- or even a notable number of missed games -- early in the campaign, he has managed just a .150/.327/.263 line across 168 plate appearances. A stint on the injured list could allow Muncy to overcome the lingering pain and reset after his early struggles. He was held out of Thursday's lineup, with Edwin Rios entering the lineup as the designated hitter.

  • Will Vest RP | DET

    Tigers' Will Vest: Rejoins team

    Vest (illness) cleared the league's health and safety protocols and rejoined the team Thursday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Although Vest is no longer isolating from the team, he remains on the COVID-19 injured list ahead of the Tigers' four-game series against Cleveland. The right-hander is expected to ramp up his workload and pitch in a rehab game prior to rejoining Detroit's bullpen, but it seems likely he'll be activated at some point next week.

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