San Fran. 29.8.15
Giants place Cain on disabled list
Giants right-hander Matt Cain was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday with irritation in his pitching elbow and received a cortisone injection to help it calm down. Cain said he felt something in the elbow during his start Tuesday in a loss to the Cubs. He had an MRI exam Wednesday when the discomfort and "achy feeling", which he felt some while rehabilitating another elbow issue earlier this year, lingered. Cain is 2-4 with a 6.15 ERA in 10 starts this year.
Adam Jones exits after running into wall
Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones left the game against the Royals after running into the wall while tracking down a fly ball in the first inning Thursday. The All-Star had X-rays done on both wrists, which came back negative, and had some neck stiffness. He will be evaluated again when the Orioles get to Texas on Friday. Jones, the Orioles' team leader, entered Thursday batting .280 with 24 homers and 66 RBIs.
Twins put Graham on DL
The Minnesota Twins have put right-hander J.R. Graham on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation one day after he earned his first major league win. Graham gave up one run over two-thirds of an inning in the Twins' 11-7 victory over the Rays on Tuesday night. The Rule 5 draft pick went 1-1 with a 5.15 ERA in 34 games, including one start.
Curt Casali suffers hamstring strain
Tampa Bay Rays catcher Curt Casali left Tuesday's 11-7 loss against the Minnesota Twins after straining his left hamstring running the bases on his home run. Casali has nine home runs since the All-Star break, which ranks first among American League catchers. The Rays also had to remove outfielder Desmond Jennings due to a bruised left knee, leaving the team with a puzzle they must solve by the start of Wednesday's game against the Twins.
NY Yank. 25.8.15
Yankees put CC Sabathia on DL
CC Sabathia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation that could end his season. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday there is no timetable for the his return, and he kept open the possibility that the 35-year-old Sabathia might not pitch again this year. The staff leader, Sabathia came out of his start Sunday after just 2 2-3 innings and immediately went for an MRI. The plan is to have Sabathia stay behind when the team goes on its upcoming six-game road trip. The rest of the rehabilitation will depend on how he responds to rest and treatment.
NY Yank. 24.8.15
Sabathia exits game with knee pain
New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia exited in the third inning Sunday with knee pain and could be headed for the disabled list. Sabathia said he knew before the game even started that something was wrong again with his right knee, one with which he's had several issues in the past. He was limited to only eight starts in 2014, undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in July.
NY Mets 23.8.15
Mets place Duda on the DL
The New York Mets have placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury. The team announced the move prior to Saturday night's game against the Colorado Rockies. Duda told manager Terry Collins during Friday night's 14-9 win over the Rockies that the pain in his lower back had flared up after his sixth-inning at-bat, and he was taken out of the game. Duda was batting .247 in 113 games and had 21 home runs with 56 RBIs.
Mariners put Beimel on disabled list
The Seattle Mariners placed Joe Beimel on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left shoulder. Manager Lloyd McClendon also announced Friday that left-handed reliever Charlie Furbush, on the 15-day disabled list since July 8 with what was thought to be tendinitis in his left bicep, has a slight tear in his rotator cuff. Beimel (2-1, 4.78 ERA) has allowed runs in five consecutive games. His move was retroactive to Thursday.
Jake McGee to miss 6-8 weeks
Tampa Bay Rays reliever Jake McGee will have surgery on his left knee Friday and could miss the rest of the season. He is expected to miss from six to eight weeks. McGee was injured on Tuesday and tests revealed a meniscus tear in his knee. McGee is 1-2 with a 2.57 ERA in 36 games this season.
Tigers place Norris, Sanchez on DL
The Tigers' starting rotation continues to get hammered by injuries, as the team announced it has placed both Daniel Norris and Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list. Norris strained his oblique Wednesday, while Sanchez is out with a strained right rotator cuff, an injury that has lingered. Shortly after the move, the Tigers announced they had acquired left-handed pitcher Randy Wolf from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations in a minor league deal.
San Fran. 19.8.15
Pence expected to go on DL
San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence will likely land on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. Manager Bruce Bochy said after Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that it was a moderate strain. Pence is batting .275 with nine homers and 40 RBIs. The Giants are 34-17 in games he's started and 31-37 without him in the lineup.
St Louis 18.8.15
Cardinals put Grichuk on disabled list
The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Randal Grichuk on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain on Monday. General manager John Mozeliak said Grichuk might be back in 15 or 20 days. The elbow injury is more common for pitchers, and since Grichuk wouldn't need to throw a lot and hasn't been affected hitting, Mozeliak said the team could potentially use Grichuk sooner by sending out an infielder to shorten the relay throws from the outfield.
Marlins place Yelich on DL
Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right knee. Yelich's move was retroactive to Monday and made before Saturday's game at St. Louis. Yelich, who is batting .275, was on the DL earlier this year because of a strained back.
Red Sox put Wright on disabled list
The Red Sox have placed right-hander Steven Wright on the 7-day concussion list after he was struck by a ball in the back of the neck during batting practice earlier in the week. The 30-year-old was slated to start Monday against Cleveland. Wright (5-4) has bounced between Triple-A Pawtucket and Boston.
San Fran. 14.8.15
Nori Aoki placed on 7-day concussion DL
The San Francisco Giants placed left fielder Nori Aoki on the seven-day concussion list Thursday, one day after he had to leave the game with symptoms from a head injury sustained last weekend. Aoki was hit in the head by a pitch Sunday, but passed an initial concussion test and was back in the lineup three days later, only to exit the game in the fourth inning with obvious symptoms. He previously missed most of July with a fractured leg, but when healthy enough to be in the lineup Aoki has had a very strong season hitting .302 in 80 games.