Dragic was hit in the face during Thursday's game, but the extent of his injury is unknown. The Heat should update his status soon.
It's been a long recovery for the Pirates infielder, but he is on the cusp of returning. Pittsburgh optioned Jason Rogers to Triple-A on Wednesday, which was likely a precursor to activating Kang. It's likely that Kang will be eased into action and get plenty of days off in the early going, but he needs to be activated in all formats. Kang batted .287 with 15 home runs during his rookie year.
Fien was waived alongside Tommy Milone today. After serving as a setup man for the past couple of seasons for the Twins, Fien was downgraded to a long relief and middle relief role. The 32-year-old right-hander had a nightmarish start to his 2016 season, allowing 12 earned runs and a batting average of .350 in just 13.2 innings pitched. The Twins roster moves today should free up room for Ervin Santana and Kyle Gibson, who both are close to returning from injury.
Millone got off to a very slow start with the Twins this season, having posted a 5.79 ERA over his five starts. He was replaced by Alex Meyer in the rotation, and then had a disastrous relief appearance where he allowed three earned runs in three and 1/3 innings. Milone cannot reject a minor league assignment if he ends up clearing waivers.
Richards did not throw his normal bullpen session between starts this week, and only threw 79 pitches in his outing last Sunday. He saw a doctor on Sunday and he is being re-evaluated by another doctor today. Richards has re-iterated that nothing is hurt, but he isn't feeling 100 percent. Cory Rasmus will start tonight in his place.
If all goes well in his Triple-A appearance on Sunday, Kottos could be activated from the disabled list. Kottos has been throwing bullpen sessions throughout the week, and now is finally ready for a rehab appearance. The Giants reliever was doing a solid job before getting hurt, posting a 1.49 ERA in eight apperances. Kottos has been out since April 19th due to a flexor strain in his elbow.
The fact that d'Arnaud has resumed hitting is a good sign, but it still looks as though he will not be ready to play once his 15 days are on the disabled list are up. d'Arnaud still has not been able to throw yet, and until he is able to resume throwing, it'll be tough to gauge when he's going to be ready to play. Kevin Plawecki should still see plenty of action in d'Arnaud's absence.
This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise as the Mets bullpen doesn't currently have a vacancy for Edgin. Terry Collins said that Edgin won't return to the major league club until he can pitch on consecutive days, which he cannot do right now. It could be quite some time before the left-handed reliever appears again for the Mets.
Pagan, who hasn't played since May 1, strained his hamstring while running the bases against the Mets. It appears as if his return is still a little ways away, and Mac Williamson and Gregor Blanco should continue to see time in Pagan's absence. Pagan was off to a hot start this season before getting hurt, hitting .315 with 2 home runs and 13 RBI.