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Gerardo Parra (L) Headshot

Parra hasn't played the past two days due to a bruised right calf, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

It was surprising to see Parra miss two consecutive games given how well he's been hitting as of late, but this injury explains it. The Rockies don't expect him to hit the disabled list, but he should be considered day-to-day for the time being. Carlos Gonzalez will continue to pick up starts in right field until Parra is back in action.
4:22 pm (EST)
Daniel Norris (L) Headshot

Norris (groin) was pulled in the first inning of his rehab start Sunday with Triple-A Toledo due to an apparent injury, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

Norris was targeting 90 pitches for his second rehab outing with Toledo, but that plan never came to fruition after he faced just six batters and tossed 32 pitches before a team trainer visited the lefty on the mound and the decision was made to remove him from the contest. It's unclear if Norris' setback has any relation to his existing groin injury, but the Tigers should provide more clarity on the situation in the coming days. While Norris has been sidelined since July 5, the Tigers have been using Matt Boyd as their fifth starter, and he's thus far pitched adequately enough to stake his claim to a rotation spot even after Norris is activated from the 10-day disabled list.
4:13 pm (EST)
Robinson Chirinos (R) Headshot

X-rays on Chirinos' ankle came back negative Sunday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The backup catcher was forced out of Sunday's contest after spraining his ankle in the fourth inning, but it seems like there isn't a more serious injury at hand. Chirinos should be considered day-to-day for now, and Jonathan Lucroy will likely take most of the reps behind the plate for the next few days.
4:11 pm (EST)
Brandon McCarthy (R) Headshot

McCarthy (finger) tossed a 42-pitch bullpen session Sunday, but it has yet to be officially determined if he'll make his next start Tuesday against the Twins, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Before deciding whether McCarthy will make his next turn, the Dodgers' brass will likely check back in with the right-hander Monday to see if the blister on his finger is presenting any discomfort when he throws. If the Dodgers opt to push McCarthy back in the pitching schedule or deploy him out of the bullpen this week, Kenta Maeda would likely move up a day to make the Tuesday start.
3:57 pm (EST)
Pete Kozma (R) Headshot

Kozma cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock.

Kozma was designated for assignment just a few days ago, but his lack of hitting at the big-league level deterred the other clubs in the league from plucking him off waivers. He'll remain in the Rangers organization as an organizational depth piece moving forward.
3:53 pm (EST)
Brock Stewart (R) Headshot

Manager Dave Roberts said prior to Sunday's game against the Nationals that Stewart is feeling under the weather due to an upper-respiratory condition, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

It seems that Stewart's illness is being passed around the Dodgers' clubhouse, as Kenley Jansen was sick last week, Justin Turner was forced to sit out Saturday while battling bronchitis, and Rich Hill is still getting over a respiratory issue of his own. In Stewart's case, the Dodgers don't believe it's anything significant and he could be available out of the bullpen Sunday, though Roberts might prefer to avoid using the right-hander if possible.
3:52 pm (EST)
Melky Cabrera (B) Headshot

Cabrera was taken out of Sunday's game against the Royals in the fifth inning due to a bruised left foot, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

The incident stemmed back to when the outfielder fouled a ball off his foot in the third inning, so given that he was able to play the field a couple times before being removed is certainly a good sign for him moving forward. Consider Garcia day-to-day for the time being. Alex Hanson took over for him in left field to finish out the contest.
3:44 pm (EST)
Adrián González (L) Headshot

Gonzalez (back) took regular batting practice Sunday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

Gonzalez reportedly looked very good during the pregame hitting session, spraying numerous balls into the concourse beyond the outfield wall. This is a good sign as he hopes to begin a rehab assignment within the next week or so.
3:37 pm (EST)
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