Alvarez, sidelined with right shoulder inflammation, will start a rehab assignment at High-A Jupiter on Thursday. Alvarez had a solid spring, earning a 3.55 ERA and 11:3 K:BB ratio before being placed on the 15-day DL on March 31. It's uncertain how many rehab appearances he'll need, but the right-hander still appears on track for a mid-to-late May activation. When he returns, Alex Sanabia or Wade LeBlanc will likely be sent to the minors.
Capuano (strained calf) threw a bullpen session Wednesday and appears on track to be activated from the DL when he's eligible to return May 3. He is slated to throw a simulated game Sunday and will make one minor-league start before he rejoins the LA rotation. Capuano had just moved into the rotation, replacing Zach Greinke, when he was injured
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