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Vance Worley Headshot

Manager Don Mattingly said Worley will likely head to the bullpen once Jeff Locke (shoulder) is activated from the DL, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

With Locke nearing activation from the disabled list, it appears he will start in place of Worley on Thursday and take over for him in the rotation thereafter. He'll likely assume a long relief role in the bullpen with an opportunity at starts should another spot open up in the Marlins' rotation.
4:46 pm (EST)
Jeff Locke Headshot

Manager Don Mattingly said Locke (shoulder) could take Vance Worley's place in the starting rotation upon activation, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, Mattingly suggested that Worley would likely head to the bullpen if Locke joins the rotation. He compiled a 1.77 ERA and 22:2 K:BB across 20 innings (seven starts) between High-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville during his four-game rehab assignment. Should he get the ball Thursday, Locke would face Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks.
4:32 pm (EST)
Carter Capps Headshot

Capps (elbow) is expected to face live hitters at extended spring training this week, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The Padres pulled Capps off his rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso earlier this month to have him refine his mechanics at extended spring training. After apparently showing progress in that regard in the last couple of weeks, Capps will test himself against hitters once again as he prepares for an eventual return from the 60-day disabled list. Capps will likely need to head out on another rehab assignment at Triple-A and find some success in those appearances before the Padres would ask him to contribute for the big club.
4:31 pm (EST)
Jered Weaver Headshot

Weaver (hip) has been able to play catch since landing on the disabled list May 20, but remains without a firm timetable for a return, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "I don't think there's a hard and fast plan laid out for him at this time, but I don't think we're going to be far off trying to figure out what that plan is," Padres manager Andy Green said. "We were more trying to let his body rest for a week, play catch when he felt good and then start to ramp up activity in the training room and weight room as he's starting to feel better."

It doesn't sound like Weaver's bout with left hip inflammation is anything too worrisome, but the Padres aren't eager to expedite his rehab after he submitted a 7.44 ERA and allowed 16 homers over nine starts before hitting the DL. With the Padres owning the worst record in baseball and not expected to make up ground the rest of the season in the competitive NL West, it wouldn't be surprising if the 34-year-old was designated for assignment once he's healthy, as he wouldn't seem to have much of a future on a rebuilding team.
4:27 pm (EST)
Chris Coghlan Headshot

Coghlan will start in left field and bat ninth Monday against the Reds, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

It's the second straight starting nod in left field for Coghlan, who recorded a base hit across three at-bats Sunday against the Rangers. Coghlan is only hitting .224/.312/.299 on the season, but with Ezequiel Carrera struggling at the plate lately, manager John Gibbons could experiment with Coghlan in an everyday role in order to see if he can provide more of a spark at the bottom of the lineup.
4:21 pm (EST)
Danny Duffy Headshot

Duffy was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a Grade 1 oblique strain, Jeff Flanagan of MLB.com reports. He's expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks.

Duffy was roughed up in his start Sunday against the Indians, allowing six runs on nine hits and three walks over four innings, but there was no indication that he was dealing with any sort of physical issue during the outing. According to Flanagan, Duffy hurt himself when he stumbled toward first base while attempting to record an out, and though the left-hander was able to remain in the contest, exams afterward showed that he was dealing with a significant injury. With Duffy now likely out until after the All-Star break, the Royals will have two spots to fill in the rotation this week and potentially beyond, as Nate Karns (elbow) remains on the disabled list and is scheduled to miss his next turn Tuesday against the Tigers.
4:06 pm (EST)
Jeff Locke Headshot

Locke (shoulder) is finished with his rehab and is awaiting activation, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Locke is ready to rejoin the big club after making four minor-league rehab starts, compiling a combined 1.77 ERA and 22:2 K:BB across 20 innings with High-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville. He should return to a long relief role once he is activated.
4:04 pm (EST)
Alex Presley Headshot

Presley will start in center field and bat eighth Monday against the Royals.

Presley was added to the 40-man roster Sunday in place of the struggling Tyler Collins, who was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. Manager Brad Ausmus immediately inserted Presley into the starting nine, and the outfielder responded with a 1-for-3 showing at the dish. With Presley in the lineup for a second straight day, it appears he could settle into the strong side of a platoon with either JaCoby Jones or Mikie Mahtook in center field for the time being. Presley is a .253 lifetime hitter in the big leagues and doesn't offer much of an impact as a base stealer at this stage of his career, so there won't be much fantasy upside to mine here if he maintains a semi-regular role in the outfield.
3:58 pm (EST)
J.D. Martínez Headshot

Martinez (foot) will start in right field and bat fifth Monday against the Royals.

Martinez ended up exiting Sunday's game against the White Sox after experiencing some renewed soreness in his right foot, but that was for precautionary purposes more than anything. After receiving some treatment after the contest, Martinez is feeling well enough to man the field for the series opener and looks like a safe activation heading into the upcoming week. Despite opening the season on the disabled list with a sprained lisfranc ligament in the foot, Martinez hasn't missed a beat since returning from the disabled list in mid May, slashing .298/.452/.766 over 62 plate appearances.
3:52 pm (EST)
Brandon Moss Headshot

Moss is out of the lineup Monday against the Tigers, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Moss will hit the pine with the Royals matching up against a left-handed starter in Daniel Norris, allowing Jorge Soler to enter the lineup at DH. Moss should continue to handle the strong side of a platoon, but even in that capacity, he hasn't provided the sort of impact the Royals were expecting after signing him to a two-year deal in January. He's batting .157/.237/.382 over 114 plate appearances against right-handed pitching this season.
3:43 pm (EST)
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