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CB Cortland Finnegan (hamstring) has been out since Sept. 26th, practiced again Thursday. Coach Jeff Fisher optimistic he''ll play vs. Seattle.

Brandon Beachy will make his fourth rehab start Monday with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Beachy hasn't pitched since 2013 and is still recovering from Tommy John surgery and won't be back until after the All-Star break. He has been solid in his rehab appearances with one run allowed on six hits with three walks and one strikeout in five innings on 80 pitches in his last start. It looks like Beachy is getting back into a groove as hitters are just 9-for-37 against him in Triple-A. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Khris Davis will rejoin the team on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Davis has missed over five weeks with a torn right meniscus. He's ready to get back into action but after five rehab games he's getting some extra rest before getting thrust back into the lineup. Before the injury, Davis was hitting .250/.337/.446 with 16 RBI and 16 runs scored. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday followed by a simulated game on Saturday.

Morrow threw a 40-pitch bullpen session on Saturday. After his simulated game he is slated for a rehab start which will go a long way in determining his future status. He owns a 2.73 ERA in 33 innings this year. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Tom Gorzelanny has cleared waivers and will accept his assignment with Triple-A Toledo.

Gorzelanny was DFA'd along with Joba Chamberlain on Friday, replaced by Jeff Ferrell and Drew VerHagen on the roster. He has a 6.75 ERA and 1.96 WHIP this season with 7.1 K/9 and a dismal 5.6 BB/9 rate. Even if he does land on another big league club, he can't be counted on for any fantasy value. Especially since one of his strengths is pitching to lefties, but they are slashing .273/.380/.419 against him this year. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Dale Thayer (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

This session will determine whether the Padres will activate Thayer--who has been on the DL since June 24 with a right shoulder strain--or if he will need another rehab stint. Thayer was 2-2 with a 3.41 ERA in 29 innings before the injury. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Roberto Osuna (back) is available out of the bullpen Monday.

Osuna was complaining about some lower back pain after coming on in relief Sunday, but says he will be available if needed. Osuna has been outstanding this year and could be the solution to the Blue Jays' closer issue. He owns a 2.02 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings and is in the top 30 of the majors in strikeout rate with a 43:10 K/BB ratio. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Felix Doubront will start on Tuesday unless he is needed out of the bullpen on Monday.

Doubront was added to the roster on Friday and allowed one run through 2 1/3 innings in relief of Drew Hutchison. If he makes the start against the White Sox tomorrow he is a solid option as the Southsiders are only hitting .221/.268/.305 against lefties this year. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Dodgers transfer LHP Paco Rodriguez to the 60-day disabled list.

This move allows the Dodgers to bring up Eric Surkamp for tonight's bullpen game. Rodriguez, who last pitched for the Dodgers on May 29, will be out at least 8-10 weeks until September after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs in his left elbow. He pitched four scoreless innings in a recent rehab assignment but suffered a setback and will now be sidelined even longer than expected. He has a 2.61 ERA in 10 1/3 innings.  Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Dodgers select contract of LHP Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The Dodgers need the extra arm for their bullpen game tonight. Surkamp owns a 2.81 ERA with a 30:9 K/BB in 25 2/3 innings for Triple-A Charlotte. He might be solid tonight but is of no fantasy consideration and will probably be sent back down following tonight's action. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Dodgers option LHP Daniel Coulombe to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Coulombe cannot be trusted to be any type of viable fantasy option. This is the sixth time he's been sent down to the minors this year. He has only pitched in five games and will be up and down all summer. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Yimi Garcia will start for the Dodgers on Monday.

Tonight is a bullpen game for the Dodgers so don't look too far into Garcia's start--who isn't a consistent fantasy option anyway. This is Garcia's first start since 2011. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Update: Lorenzo Cain is not in Monday's lineup due to a hamstring injury.

It looks like Cain will be out until the All-Star break as he nurses this injury. Manager Ned Yost believes he will be back in time to participate in the Midsummer Classic and he won't need a DL stint. Jarrod Dyson will start in center field for Cain. Analysis: Zack Carpenter


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