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  • TOR Starting Pitcher #29
    Yariel Rodríguez (back) will make a minor league rehab appearance on Sunday for Triple-A Buffalo.
    Blue Jays manager John Schneider added that Rodríguez will aim for roughly 30-35 pitches in his second rehab outing. The 27-year-old figures to return as a multi-inning reliever after hitting the injured list in late April due to back inflammation.
  • CLE Starting Pitcher #16
    Matthew Boyd (elbow) struck out seven and allowed one run (zero earned) over three innings on Tuesday in a minor league rehab start in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League.
    Boyd signed a minor league contract with the Guardians back in late June as he entered the final stages of his rehabilitation from last year’s Tommy John surgery. The 33-year-old southpaw figures to be an option for Cleveland as a versatile multi-inning relief weapon at some point in August.
  • OAK Center Fielder #1
    Esteury Ruiz (wrist) went 0-for-4 on Tuesday in a minor league rehab game in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League.
    Ruiz has been out since late May recovering from a left wrist strain. The 25-year-old speedster has underwhelmed this season to an alarming degree on the heels of last year’s 67-steal rookie season. There isn’t much of a roadblock to at-bats at the highest level, but the Athletics have been hesitant to give him an extended opportunity this season, even when he’s been healthy.
  • HOU Catcher #17
    Victor Caratini (hip) went 2-for-2 on Wednesday in a minor league rehab game in the Rookie-level Florida Complex League.
    Caratini kicked off a minor league rehab assignment earlier this week down in Florida and figures to be ready to return to Houston’s backup catcher role after the All-Star break. The 30-year-old backstop has been out since late June recovering from a left hip flexor strain.
  • OAK Third Baseman #31
    Abraham Toro (hamstring) went 1-for-3 on Monday in a minor league rehab game in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League.
    Toro has been out since late June recovering from a right hamstring strain and figures to be ready to return to Oakland’s infield rotation right after the All-Star break, barring any setbacks.
  • LAD Relief Pitcher #48
    Brusdar Graterol (shoulder) allowed one run over one inning on Tuesday in a minor league rehab appearance in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League.
    Graterol has made a pair of rehab appearances over the last week as he begins to ramp up towards a late-season return to the Dodgers’ bullpen mix. The hard-throwing 25-year-old reliever has been on the shelf since spring training due to right shoulder inflammation.
  • PIT Relief Pitcher #63
    Hunter Stratton (triceps) hurled a scoreless inning on Monday in a minor league rehab appearance in the Rookie-level Florida Complex League.
    Stratton has emerged as a reliable workhorse this season for the Pirates, making 29 relief appearances prior to hitting the injured list back in mid-June with a right triceps strain. The 27-year-old righty should be ready to rejoin Pittsburgh’s bullpen shortly after the All-Star break.
  • SEA Relief Pitcher #55
    Gabe Speier (shoulder) fired a scoreless inning on Monday in a minor league rehab appearance in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League.
    Speier is working his way back from a left rotator cuff strain that sent him to the injured list back in late May. The 29-year-old southpaw’s return should provide a lift to Seattle’s middle relief depth.
  • CHC Relief Pitcher #66
    Julian Merryweather (shoulder) fired a scoreless inning on Monday in a minor league rehab appearance in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League.
    Merryweather has gotten through three minor league rehab outings so far without any issues and figures to be ready to return to Chicago’s bullpen mix shortly after the All-Star break. The hard-throwing 32-year-old reliever has been out since mid-April due to a right shoulder strain.
  • CHC Left Fielder #40
    Mike Tauchman (groin) started a minor league rehab assignment this week in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League.
    Tauchman has been out since mid-June recovering from a Grade 2 left groin strain. The 33-year-old veteran outfielder is probably going to need at least a couple additional rehab contests in the upper minors to get back up to speed before returning to Chicago’s outfield mix.
  • SF Starting Pitcher #63
    Ethan Small (oblique) allowed one run on Tuesday in a minor league rehab appearance in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League.
    Small was acquired back in early February from the Brewers and has been on the shelf since mid-March due to a right oblique strain. The 27-year-old lefty just kicked off a minor league rehab assignment this week and figures to be ready to make his San Francisco debut at some point next month.