Zobrist said the swings felt fine and he expects to test it again on Tuesday. Barring a setback, the veteran will then make a decision on a minor league rehab stint. Zobrist has already been ruled out for the series against the Nationals, but a return by the end of the week is possible.
The Cubs used seven relievers behind starter Eddie Butler, and Edwards was first out of the gate in the sixth inning. With the three strikeouts, he now has 44 in just 31.1 innings this year. Edwards also has a sparkling 1.72 ERA and 0.83 WHIP, and he should continue to help fantasy owners with holds, strikeouts and solid ratios.
Contreras shined in his first ever game as a leadoff hitter, putting the Cubs on the board right away against Gio Gonzalez. Contreras doesn't profile as a typical leadoff hitter, but neither does Anthony Rizzo, who recently got some run in the spot. It appears manager Joe Maddon is willing to be creative with his lineup, and if this alignment works, Contreras could stick for a while.
The pair of knocks improved Owings' hit streak to a season-best 12 games, but the 25-year-old hasn't seen a dramatic spike in his fantasy production as a result. He's recorded multiple hits in only two of those 12 contests and is batting .292 over that span, which is right on par with his season-long average.
Though Gregor Blanco has occupied the larger portion of the timeshare in center field while A.J. Pollock (groin, quad) has been on the disabled list since mid-May, Fuentes picked up his fourth start in five games Monday. Fuentes has recorded only three hits in those contests, however, so it's difficult to get excited about his fantasy outlook, especially with Pollock potentially returning as soon as the upcoming weekend.
The lefty worked three innings in his first rehab start with the Arizona League Giants on Sunday, and then took batting practice on the field at AT&T Park on Monday. He will advance to the top minor-league affiliate for his next outing, but it sounds like Bumgarner will head down to High-A San Jose for a subsequent appearance, rather than go on the road with Sacramento. Bumgarner, who injured his shoulder in a dirt bike accident in April, is aiming to return after the All-Star break.
Manager Torey Lovullo gave several key regulars the day off in the series finale, which allowed Herrmann to slot in atop the lineup. Herrmann immediately made an impact with a lead-off blast in the first inning, and would plate another run in the second with a bases-loaded walk. Herrmann should continue to draw a handful of starts per week in the Diamondbacks' three-headed timeshare at catcher, but it may take an injury to Jeff Mathis or Chris Iannetta before he earns steady at-bats.
De La Rosa's start to the season was delayed until May while he recovered from stem-cell treatments to address a UCL sprain, but he looks plenty healthy now. After having mostly served as a starter in his last two seasons with the Diamondbacks, De La Rosa will now work exclusively in relief, a role he could thrive in thanks to his premium velocity. He's already ridden his upper-90s fastball to five strikeouts in three appearances with the Diamondbacks, who added him to the 40-man roster after he posted a 23:4 K:BB in 15.1 innings at Triple-A Reno. If De La Rosa can maintain that success over his subsequent games, he could end up settling into a key setup role.
A former independent-league pitcher, Smith works with a 95 mph fastball and a useful slider. He was limited to just appearance for Buffalo in April, due to an elbow injury, but has a 3.93 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 15:2 K:BB in 18.1 innings since returning. Look for him to work primarily in low-leverage situations initially.
With at least one hit in four of his last five starts, Mathis has shown some signs of life at the plate, but his career .196/.253/.307 batting line should temper any enthusiasm about adding him in NL-only leagues. The stolen base is even more of an anomaly than the two hits he notched Monday; it was Mathis' first since June 23, 2012.
After delivering the walk-off hit Sunday, Descalso continued to thrive in the series finale, finishing with his third multi-hit game in a row. Descalso is hitting .262 and has supplied 13 RBI and nine runs in June while serving as the Diamondbacks' primary left fielder with Yasmany Tomas (groin) sidelined. Once both Tomas and A.J. Pollock (groin, quad) are cleared to come off the disabled list, Descalso will likely see his opportunities dwindle considerably.
The home run was Guzman's third in as many games, and his ninth overall on the season. The 22-year-old didn't flash much power in his first exposure to the Pacific Coast League in the second half of last season, but he's made major strides in that regard in 2017 while dramatically trimming his strikeout rate and bumping up his walk rate.
Perez was moved to the DL after fracturing his (non-pitching) right thumb in his start Friday against the Blue Jays. Although Perez's injury isn't considered significant, he'll still need to wait a little bit for the soreness in his thumb to subside enough to wear a glove comfortably. Fortunately for the Rangers, they should be able to manage without Perez for a brief period, as Cole Hamels (oblique) was activated from the 60-day DL ahead of his start Monday and Andrew Cashner (oblique) likely isn't far behind.
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