Stroman suspended six games
MLB has suspended Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman six games for intentionally throwing at the head area of Orioles' batter Caleb Joseph. Stroman will appeal the suspension and be allowed to play until the process has played out. The pitch came in the bottom of the sixth inning of Monday's game in Baltimore, which the Orioles won 5-2. Joseph was not hit, but the ball sailed behind him.
Stanton out for rest of season
Miami Marlins rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton will officially miss the remainder of the season after being hit by a pitch in the face last week, the team announced Wednesday. Stanton was carted off the field and sustained facial lacerations requiring stitches, multiple facial fractures and dental damage after being hit by fastball from Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers. He hit .288 with 37 home runs and 105 RBI in 2014 and currently has a National League-leading .555 slugging percentage.
NY Yank. 17.9.14
Prado out for rest of season
The New York Yankees have placed infielder/outfielder Martin Prado on the 60-day disabled list after he underwent an emergency appendectomy. Prado was acquired from Arizona at the July 31 trade deadline and helped keep a struggling Yankees offense alive for most of August and early September. He was slowed by a hamstring injury earlier this month.
The Yankees selected the contract of infielder Jose Pirela from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill the roster spot.
Papelbon suspended seven games
Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has been handed a seven-game suspension from MLB for inappropriate behavior during Sunday's contest against the Miami Marlins. After giving up four runs in the top of the ninth inning to relinquish a 4-1 lead in an eventual 5-4 loss to the Marlins, Papelbon appeared to grab his crotch toward the home fans as he walked off the mound. He will be eligible to return at Miami on Sept. 23.
Schumaker has season-ending surgery
Cincinnati Reds outfielder/infielder Skip Schumaker will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Schumaker, 34, dealt with shoulder injuries throughout his first season in Cincinnati. He batted .235 with two homers and 22 RBI over 83 games.
Stanton hit in face by pitch
Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton left Thursday's game after being struck in the face by a pitch from Milwaukee starter Mike Fiers. The Marlins said Stanton suffered facial lacerations requiring stitches, multiple facial fractures and dental damage after undergoing X-rays and a CT scan at a local hospital. He will return to Miami on Friday for further evaluation.
Wrist surgery ends Pedroia's season
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is scheduled to undergo surgery on his left hand on Thursday that will sideline him for the remainder of this season. The team is optimistic that Pedroia will be ready for spring training.
Pedroia has battled pain in his left wrist throughout this campaign, with the injury having resulted in the four-time All-Star's worst offensive numbers in a full season. The 31-year-old has hit just .278 with seven home runs and 53 RBI over 135 games in 2014.
NY Mets 10.9.14
Wright to miss rest of season
The New York Mets announced after Tuesday's win over the Colorado Rockies that third baseman David Wright will miss the remainder of the season with left shoulder inflammation. Wright, who was scratched from the starting lineup on Tuesday, has had a tough time with recurring shoulder pain this season and was sent to a local hospital for further testing prior to the game. An MRI taken on the shoulder showed persistent inflammation in the rotator cuff which forced the Mets, who are clearly out of the playoff hunt, to shut down the All-Star third baseman. The 31-year-old batted .269 with a career-low eight home runs and knocked in 63 RBI in 134 games this season.
Season over for Darvish
The Texas Rangers have moved right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish to the 60-day disabled list, effectively ending his 2014 season. Darvish was put on the 15-day DL on Aug. 13 with right elbow inflammation. He finished the season with a 10-7 record and 3.06 ERA in 22 games.
Danny Duffy forced from start
Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy exited Saturday's game against the New York Yankees after injuring himself in the bottom of the first inning. Duffy threw just one pitch to Yankees leadoff hitter Jacoby Ellsbury before summoning the Royals' training staff and eventually walking off the mound.
The Royals later announced that Duffy was dealing with soreness in his left shoulder. Duffy has logged a career-high 141 1/3 innings this season, his second back from Tommy John surgery that sidelined him for most of the 2012 campaign. The 25-year-old entered the matchup 8-11 with a 2.42 earned run average in 28 games (22 starts) this season.
Cabrera out for season with broken pinkie
Following a 9-8 loss to the Red Sox, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that outfielder Melky Cabrera will undergo season-ending surgery on a hand injury. Cabrera departed Friday's contest favoring his right hand after sliding into first base during a pickoff attempt. The Jays revealed that Cabrera suffered a right pinky finger fracture with an avulsion of the extensor tendon.
The 30-year-old native of the Dominican Republic hit .300 with 16 home runs, 35 doubles and drove in 73 runs over 138 games this season. He also added 42 walks and scored 80 runs.
Jenkins has broken hand
Toronto Blue Jays reliever Chad Jenkins suffered a broken right hand during batting practice on Thursday and will miss the remainder of the season. He had a 2.56 ERA in 21 appearances out of the bullpen this season.
Ch. Cubs 4.9.14
Cubs put Sweeney on disabled list
The Chicago Cubs placed outfielder Ryan Sweeney on the 60-day disabled list with a hamstring injury Wednesday and selected the contract of outfielder Ryan Kalish from Triple-A Iowa. Sweeney, who landed on the DL last week, finished the year hitting .251 with three homers and 20 RBI over 77 games.
The 26-year-old Kalish, meanwhile, was on Chicago's Opening Day Roster and batted .242 with three triples, four RBI and 11 runs scored before being sent down to Iowa on May 26.
Reds move Bailey to 60-day disabled list
Homer Bailey's season has come to an end, as the Cincinnati Reds moved the right-hander to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday. Bailey was put on the 15-day DL in mid-August due to a flexor mass strain in his right elbow. He may need surgery. He went 9-5 with a 3.71 earned run average in 23 starts this season.
Mariners suspend Montero for rest of season
The Seattle Mariners suspended Jesus Montero for the rest of the season on Monday after he was involved in an altercation with a team scout last week. General manager Jack Zduriencik had already said Friday that Montero wouldn't play for the Mariners again this season. The team has placed Montero on the suspended list to make that official. Once a prized catching prospect, Montero appeared in just six games for the Mariners this season after showing up for spring training a reported 40 pounds overweight.