AL West Standings
- The Seattle Times reports that Franklin Gutierrez could rejoin the Mariners this Wednesday. He was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome earlier this season.
- Larry Stone of the Seattle Times writes that Mike Carp is making a strong case for a call-up.
- Joe Stiglich of the Oakland Tribune writes that Hideki Matsui will likely be on the bench for the upcoming A's-Giants series.
- Stiglich also noted that Dallas Braden's shoulder surgery, which was scheduled for Monday in New York, will be pushed back due to a cancelled flight.
- Nelson Cruz began an injury-rehab assignment in AA on Monday night, going 1 for 3 with a walk. He's been on the DL since May 4 due to strained right quadriceps.
- Athletics Nation wrote about the A's second base problem.
- Vernon Wells went on the DL with a pulled groin last week, and the Angels said they are uncertain about his "near-term future."