Shin-Soo Choo listed as day-to-day
Shin-Soo Choo will likely avoid the disabled list after an MRI exam showed that the he did not have a high left ankle sprain. The Texas left fielder is day-to-day, and is not expected to play until Friday against the Seattle Mariners at the earliest. The Rangers already have 11 players on the disabled list and come into Tuesday's contest with 12-8 record, 1.5 games back of the Athletics.
Cuddyer hits 15-day DL
The Rockies announced that outfielder Michael Cuddyer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. An MRI confirmed the strain but nothing more extensive. The move was made retroactive to April 18. Cuddyer, the 2013 NL batting champ, is batting .317, with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 16 games this campaign.
Ch. Sox 22.4.14
Chris Sale placed on 15-day DL
The White Sox placed their ace Chris Sale on the disabled list with a flexor muscle strain in his left elbow. It is the first time in the 25-year-old's career that he has hit the disabled list and the first time he has had any issues with his elbow. Sale is 3-0 with a 2.31 ERA. Forearm discomfort is often the first indicator of damage to the ulnar collateral ligament, and subsequent Tommy John surgery in a worst-case scenario, but Sale underwent an MRI that showed no ligament damage, and the White Sox are optimistic for a quick return.
NY Yank. 21.4.14
Ivan Nova has elbow ligament tear
Ivan Nova has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, an injury that often requires Tommy John surgery. The New York Yankees right-hander left Saturday's game against Tampa Bay in the fifth inning. An MRI after the game revealed the injury and Nova was placed on the 15-day disabled list. If he needs elbow-ligament replacement surgery he could be sidelined more than a year.
Hardy exits with right hamstring strain
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who left Sunday's game with a strained right hamstring, said following the game that he doesn't know the severity of the injury. The Orioles said that Hardy is considered day-to-day, but Hardy said he was told by manager Buck Showalter that he won't play in Monday's Patriots Day game at Fenway Park. Hardy has already missed six games this season with lower back spasms.
Rangers place Adduci on DL
The Texas Rangers put outfielder Jim Adduci on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a fractured left little finger. Adduci was injured when he slid headfirst into second base Friday night in a 12-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. He stayed in the game and added two hits after that in his first start of the season, and thought he had just jammed his finger until he woke up Saturday. 'I didn't even know he was hurt,' manager Ron Washington said, lightheartedly adding, 'Maybe he broke it in his sleep.'
Scheppers out with elbow inflammation
The Texas Rangers placed pitcher Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. Scheppers has struggled during his first stint as a starter in the majors, going 0-1 with a sky-high earned run average of 9.82 over four outings. He has allowed 20 runs and 27 hits in 18 1/3 innings. The 27-year-old was 6-2 with a 1.88 ERA in 76 relief appearances for the Rangers last season.
Lorenzo Cain lands on disabled list
Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain. Cain was injured trying to beat a throw to first base in the ninth inning on Wednesday. He is hitting .333 with five RBIs and two stolen bases in 12 games this season.
Ji-Man Choi suspended 50 games
Seattle Mariners first baseman Ji-Man Choi has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. MLB said that Choi tested positive for methandienone, a controlled substance popular with bodybuilders. Choi became the third player suspended this year under the big league program following Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and Rays pitcher Alex Colome.
NY Mets 16.4.14
Mets put Juan Lagares on disabled list
The New York Mets have placed center fielder Juan Lagares on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled right hamstring. Lagares was injured while beating out a double-play ball Monday in New York's 7-3 win over Arizona. An outstanding defender, Lagares had performed well in an everyday role after Chris Young went down with a strained quadriceps at the beginning of the season.
Moore to miss rest of season
Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore will miss the remainder of the season after opting to have elbow-ligament replacement surgery. The 24-year-old, who made the AL All-Star team last year, will be the first Rays pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery since Jason Isringhausen in June 2009. Moore hasn't pitched since walking off the mound with elbow soreness on April 7 in Kansas City. He was placed on the disabled list the following day.
Adrian Beltre placed on 15-day DL
Adrian Beltre is getting some extra time to recover from a strained left quad after the Texas Rangers put their third baseman on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Beltre hasn't played since coming out of Tuesday's game at Boston. His disabled list move is retroactive to Wednesday, and he could be eligible to return as early as April 24, a day off for Texas.
Rays put Cobb on disabled list
The Tampa Bay Rays put right-hander Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained oblique in his left side, the second starter they've lost to injury in a week. Cobb felt some tightness in his side during the game on Saturday, but he was throwing so well that the Rays thought nothing of it. Left-hander Matt Moore went on the 15-day DL earlier in the week with a sore elbow.
Zimmerman out 4 to 6 weeks
Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking his right thumb against the Atlanta Braves. Before the game, the Nationals placed center fielder Denard Span on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion. Right fielder Jayson Werth was held out after leaving Friday night's game with cramping in his groin.
Twins expect to put Willingham on DL
The Minnesota Twins expect to put left fielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. Willingham has been out since he was hit in the left wrist by a pitch Sunday in Cleveland. The move would be retroactive to Monday. Willingham took batting practice before Friday night's game against Kansas City and still felt pain when he swung hard. Willingham, who had 14 homers and 48 RBIs in 111 games last year, is hitting .294 in six games this season with no home runs and one RBI.