5/6 Veras begins rehab
Cubs reliever Jose Veras has joined Double-A Tennessee to begin his rehab assignment. Veras, 33, was placed on the disabled list April 25 with a strained left oblique. He had a 15.88 ERA (10 ER in 5 2/3 IP) in six appearances.
The Smokies face off against Birmingham on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. ET. Right-hander Matt Loosen (2-2, 4.32) is expected to take the hill for Tennessee, while Birmingham is expected to counter with righty Chris Beck (2-4, 5.06).