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Corey Kluber (back) will head out on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, MLB.com reports.

Impact

Kluber is expected to throw 70 to 75 pitches in his first start for Columbus, and how he feels after that will determine his path going forward. If all goes well, look for Kluber to make a return to Cleveland's rotation in the first week of June.

Nate Jones (elbow) took part in a simulated game Monday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Impact

The fact that Jones was able to bounce back from throwing 24 pitches in a bullpen session Friday and throw in a simulated game on just two days of rest is an encouraging sign that he's almost ready to return. We'll have to wait and see if the White Sox decide to send him on a rehab assignment before we know the next step, but Jones could potentially return within the week.

A.J. Pollock (groin) has started light jogging and is progressing well according to manager Torey Lovullo, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Impact

Pollock is currently dealing with a Grade 1 groin strain. Even though that's the lowest severity possible, Pollock is projected to miss at least two weeks with the injury. There remains an outside chance that he can return this month, but a realistic outlook sees Pollock returning in the first couple weeks of June.

Adonis Garcia (Achilles) was able to run without problems Monday and could make his return when eligible Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Impact

This may have been one of those injuries where the club would have waited it out if the disabled list was still at 15 days like in previous years. Atlanta begins a road trip in San Francisco on Friday, and at this point, we should expect Garcia to be back in the lineup for the first game of that series.

Manager Torey Lovullo confirmed Randall Delgado will start Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Jack Magruder of FanRagSports.com reports.

Impact

Delgado will draw the spot start for Wednesday's series finale in place of the injured Taijuan Walker (hand). While the 27-year-old began his career as a starter, he transitioned to the bullpen a few years ago and hasn't started a big-league game since 2015. Delgado owns a 4.05 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 24:5 K:BB through 26.2 innings of relief (15 appearances) this season. It's unclear if Delgado will make more than one start, though that will likely be determined by his performance Wednesday.

Phil Hughes, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, was diagnosed with right biceps tendinitis, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Impact

This comes as a bit of a relief, as there was some initial fear that the injury was shoulder-related, and Hughes was forced to undergo season-ending surgery last July to relieve nerve pressure on his shoulder. He'll miss at least 10 days, and maybe longer, though it appears the 29-year-old avoided a more serious injury.

Emilio Pagan was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.

Impact

This will be Pagan's second stint with the big club this season, as he appeared in two games for the Mariners earlier in the season (allowing five runs through 2.2 innings). Despite his big-league struggles, Pagan does own a 3.24 ERA and 21:7 K:BB through 16.2 innings at Triple-A this season. Pagan replaced Chris Heston on the roster, though his stint could prove to be short with the Mariners in need of another spot starter over the weekend.

Mike Zunino was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.

Impact

Although Zunino slashed an impressive .293/.356/.707 with five homers and a 5:4 K:BB in 12 games with Tacoma after being demoted, this isn't necessarily anything new for the backstop. The 26-year-old owns a combined .267/.345/.524 triple slash across four seasons at Triple-A (153 games), but he has yet to post a batting average above .215 at the major-league level (five seasons, 374 games). He still offers some serious pop as a catcher, but that won't figure to matter if he can't make consistent contact; he owns a career 32.7 percent strikeout rate in the majors. Still, given the Mariners' other options at catcher, Zunino should be in line for the majority of the starts behind the dish.

Jose Iglesias is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Impact

Iglesias, who is slashing just .200/.226/.308, will head to the bench after starting the last five games for the Tigers. Dixon Machado will draw the start at shortstop in his stead, batting ninth.

James McCann is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Impact

Despite collecting hits in the past two games, McCann will head to the bench as the Tigers continue to ride the hot-hitting Alex Avila, who will draw the start behind the dish, batting second.

Warwick Saupold was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Monday.

Impact

The Australian right-hander has been solid as a starter in the minors, posting a 2.90 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in seven starts with the Mud Hens. He'll claim the spot of recently demoted pitcher Anibal Sanchez, although it's unlikely that Saupold will fill anything larger than a middle-relief role.

Justin Upton is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Impact

Upton will take a seat for the first time all month as the Tigers head south for a four-game series in Houston. Mikie Mahtook will draw the start in left field over Upton, while the 29-year-old will likely return to the lineup for Tuesday's contest.

Denard Span is sitting out of Monday's contest due to left thumb inflammation, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Impact

This explains why the veteran outfielder is sitting out of a matchup with a right-handed pitcher. Span said that the issue has been bothering him for about a week, so it doesn't seem to be anything terribly serious. He may need a day or two off to alleviate the problem, so consider him day-to-day for the time being. Gorkys Hernandez will likely see an uptick in playing time while Span is sidelined.

Victor Martinez was activated from the paternity list and is batting cleanup as the designated hitter Monday against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Impact

Martinez is back in the lineup after missing the last three games while on the paternity list. V-Mart, who is slashing .270/.228/.387 with 23 RBI through 137 at-bats this season, will face off against Brad Peacock in his return to the lineup.

Chris Iannetta is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Impact

Iannetta bashed a home run in his return from the disabled list Sunday, but he'll get the night off Monday likely in an effort to ease him back into action. Jeff Mathis will take over behind the dish for the night.

Dan Vogelbach was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.

Impact

Vogelbach only appeared in one game with the big club before being sent back to Tacoma, going 1-for-3 in Sunday's loss to the White Sox. The 24-year-old will continue to fine tune his swing at Triple-A while the Mariners stick with Danny Valencia and Taylor Motter at first base for the time being. The move clears room for Robinson Cano (calf) to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Yasmany Tomas is not in the lineup Monday against the White Sox, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Impact

Despite being in the midst of a six-game hit streak, Tomas will get the night off Monday. Reymond Fuentes will pick up a start in left field to replace him.

Brandon Drury is not in the lineup Monday against the White Sox, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Impact

Drury is slumping at the plate as of late (4-for-25 in his past seven games), so he'll get a night off to right the ship. Daniel Descalso will take a turn at the keystone in his stead.

Josh Ravin will likely be sent back to the minors when Logan Forsythe (toe) is activated from the disabled list Tuesday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

Impact

Nothing has been made official yet, but after Forsythe's rehab appearances over the weekend went off without a hitch, Ravin's demotion is inevitable. Once the move is made official, Ravin will dwell in the minors until the Dodgers require more bullpen depth again.

Hunter Pence (hamstring) ran sprints Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Impact

Pence anticipated a fairly short stint on the disabled list, but this marks the first time that he's been able to run since being sidelined. It's unclear how close he is to getting back to game action, but more information on that front should emerge in the coming days.