UPDATES & NEWS
Masahiro Tanaka is playing catch again on the field Friday with Larry Rothschild.
Playing catch is all well and good but the real progress in his recovery won't be seen until he starts throwing from a mound. Right now, this is all just preliminary work but nothing that will help us see if he is really going to be able to pitch through a partial tear of the UCL.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva