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.
Ch. Sox 10.4.14
Avisail Garcia to miss rest of season
Avisail Garcia will miss the rest of the season after causing a tear in his left shoulder while trying to make a diving catch. The 22-year-old outfielder was hurt in Wednesday's loss at Colorado. Garcia has batted .298 since being acquired from Detroit last summer and his injury is a big blow to the White Sox.
LA Angels 10.4.14
Hamilton sidelined 6 to 8 weeks
Josh Hamilton will be sidelined for six to eight weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb. The 2010 AL MVP was hurt trying to hustle down the line and beat out a grounder in Tuesday's loss to Seattle. A five-time All-Star, Hamilton has struggled since signing a $125m, five-year contract with the Angels before the 2013 season. He hit a career-low .250 last year with 21 homers and 79 RBIs, his poorest power numbers since 2009.
Mariners put James Paxton on 15-day DL
James Paxton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle on the left side of his back. The Seattle Mariners starting pitcher left Tuesday's win over the Los Angeles Angels in the sixth inning after feeling a twinge in the muscle. Paxton joins fellow starters Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker as spectators for the surprising early leaders of the American West.
LA Dodg. 9.4.14
A.J. Ellis out 4-6 weeks
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will miss four to six weeks after having a minor surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee. With Ellis out of action, the team will likely start Drew Butera, who was acquired by the Dodgers last summer in a trade with the Minnesota Twins. Ellis batted .238 with 10 home runs and 52 RBI in 115 games for the Dodgers last season.
Rays place Matt Moore on 15-day DL
The Tampa Bay Rays placed left-hander Matt Moore on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury. Moore left Monday's start against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth with left elbow soreness after delivering a pitch. In two starts this year, Moore allowed three runs in 10 innings.
Jameson Taillon needs elbow surgery
Right-hander Jameson Taillon, considered the Pittsburgh Pirates' top pitching prospect, will have Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire season and likely part of 2015. Taillon, 22, began feeling pain in his elbow with two weeks remaining in spring training after being assigned by the Pirates to their minor league camp. Doctors prescribed two weeks of rest, but Taillon again felt pain when he tried to throw again.
NY Mets 7.4.14
Bobby Parnell to have surgery
New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell will have Tommy John surgery and is out for the season. Parnell blew a save on opening day against Washington and the next day it was revealed he had partially torn right elbow ligament. Parnell was 5-5 with a 2.16 ERA and 22 saves in 26 chances last year, but the hard-throwing right-hander missed the last two months because of a neck injury that required surgery.
NY Yank. 6.4.14
Yankees place Teixeira on DL
The New York Yankees placed first baseman Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Teixeira left Friday's game against the Blue Jays in the second inning with a right hamstring strain. Manager Joe Girardi says Teixeira will undergo an MRI exam when the Yankees return home Monday.
NY Yank. 5.4.14
Teixeira leaves with strained hamstring
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left Friday's game against the Blue Jays in the bottom of the second inning with a strained right hamstring. Teixeira was limited to 15 games last season because of a right wrist injury suffered at the World Baseball Classic. He entered play Friday hitting .182 with no home runs and one RBI through three games, but had an RBI single in his only at-bat.