Clayton Kershaw (back) played catch prior to Sunday night's game, but there is still no definite timetable for his return.
While we'd like to take the "no news is good news" approach here, we have to update you bitter, irate Kershaw owners out there. We're not trying to rub it in at all that you used a first round pick on a starting pitcher. Seriously, we're not. As we said, there's still no timetable for Kershaw's return. Some estimates have him at least a month away, but we'll just have to wait and keep tracking his progress. Tough to sell him, but surely there's someone in your league willing to trade based on name alone.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs lineup on Monday.
Manager Joe Maddon has made it abundantly clear that Schwarber isn't going anywhere, even when Miguel Montero completes his rehab assignment. Monday night simply appears to be regular rest for the young backstop, so David Ross is catching instead and batting seventh. On FanDuel, Ross is listed at a very affordable $2,200, so he might worth a look in daily formats considering the starting nod tonight. Analysis: Dom Murtha
David Amerson suffered a shoulder injury in Monday's practice.
This is not a good sign for the young corner, who regressed mightily last season, grading out as one of the worst CB's in the league last season. If he wanted to get back in the coaching staff's favor, training camp was going to be the place to do it, but unfortunately he was injured on Monday afternoon. The good news here is that the injury doesn't seem to be too serious, so he might have a chance to prove himself going forward. Analysis: Dom Murtha