Nats lose Mattheus, Giants Vogelsong breaks hand
The Washington Nationals will be without reliever Ryan Mattheus after learning that the right-hander broke his pitching hand punching a locker in frustration following his rocky outing Sunday. The news came on the same night that the Giants lost starter Ryan Vogelsong to a fractured right hand. Vogelsong is scheduled for surgery and expected to miss four to six weeks.
Carlos Ruiz sidelined, Howard day to day
Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and first baseman Ryan Howard is day to day with a sore left knee. Ruiz has a Grade 2 hamstring strain. He has played in 16 games and is hitting .235 with two RBIs. Howard has had symptoms for the past couple of weeks and is hitting .179 in 16 games this month.
Braves put O'Flaherty on disabled list
The Atlanta Braves placed relief pitcher Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. O'Flaherty is dealing with an elbow strain. The left-hander has compiled a 3-0 record and a 2.50 earned run average over 19 appearances this season and becomes the second key member of the Atlanta bullpen to land on the DL in as many days. Jordan Walden was shelved on Friday due to inflammation in his right shoulder.
Anderson has stress fracture
Oakland Athletics pitcher Brett Anderson won't return to action for at least another month. The 25-year-old was diagnosed with a navicular stress fracture in his right foot after undergoing CT and bone scans on Thursday which revealed the damage. He will be re-evaluated in four weeks. Anderson had been placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 1 with a sprained right ankle initially suffered during an April 19 start against Tampa Bay. He has gone 1-4 with a 6.21 earned run average in six games this season.
Royals place Jarrod Dyson on DL
The Kansas City Royals place outfielder Jarrod Dyson on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle and recalled outfielder David Lough from Triple-A Omaha. Dyson injured himself on Wednesday when attempting to rob the Angels' Mike Trout of a home run. Dyson is batting .268 with one homer and eight runs batted in through 18 games this season.
Rays put Price on disabled list
The Rays have placed left-hander David Price on the 15-day disabled list with a left triceps strain. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner left Wednesday's start with triceps tightness. Price, 27, is visiting the DL for the first time in his career. Although he's gone 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA in his first nine starts, Price remains one of the best left-handed pitchers in baseball. He'd thrown at least 200 innings every year since becoming a full-time big leaguer in 2010.
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Andy Pettitte, Chris Stewart hurt
Andy Pettitte left the New York Yankees' game against Seattle on Thursday after injuring a back muscle near his left shoulder. New York said Pettitte hurt his trapezius muscle. Catcher Chris Stewart also departed the game with a left groin injury. Twelve Yankees already have been on the disabled list this year, costing a total of 332 games.
Rangers place Ogando on disabled list
Texas Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of tendinitis in his right biceps. The move Thursday came a day after Ogando, with 3.08 ERA, allowed two runs over six innings in a victory at Oakland, in his ninth start of the season. Ogando is on the disabled list for the second time in his career. He missed a month last season because of a strained right groin.
Santos to undergo elbow surgery
Right-hander Sergio Santos will have surgery this week to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow and is expected to be sidelined about six weeks. Santos was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 14 with soreness in his triceps. He is 0-1 with 2.08 ERA in five games this season. Meanwhile, outfielder Melky Cabrera will undergo tests to determine the cause of persistent soreness in his legs, particularly his left hamstring. Right-hander Brandon Morrow, who has not pitched since May 5 because of a sore neck, will miss another turn in the rotation.
Austin Jackson heads to disabled list
Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson has been put on the 15-day disabled list because of a pulled right hamstring. It is retroactive to Sunday, when Jackson missed a game against Cleveland following the injury. Jackson is hitting .272 with a team-high five steals.