Astros place Springer on disabled list
The Houston Astros placed rookie outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quad. Springer last played on Saturday and has missed the last two games with the quad injury and right knee discomfort. The 24-year-old has hit .231 with 20 home runs and 51 RBI. Springer ranks second in both home runs and RBI among rookies, trailing White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu in both categories.
Rockies put Tulowitzki on DL
The Colorado Rockies placed All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list. The move, which is retroactive to July 20, is due to a left hip flexor strain. Prior to this setback, the 29-year-old infielder was hitting a major-league best .340 while collecting 21 home runs, 18 doubles, 52 RBI and 71 runs scored in 91 games.
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New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to miss three-game series against the Texas Rangers due to a mildly strained lat muscle. Teixeira, who went 0-for-12 in New York's first three games following the All- Star break, told reporters Monday that he hopes to be back in the lineup in 3 to 4 days. The veteran slugger leads the Yankees in both home runs (17) and RBI (48) this season and owns a .231 average in 76 games.
Morneau placed on disabled list
A neck strain that kept Justin Morneau out of the Colorado Rockies' most recent series has landed the veteran first baseman on the 15-day disabled list. The Rockies announced the move, which is retroactive to July 14, prior to Monday's game against the Washington Nationals. Morneau, whose 60 RBI are tied for fifth in the National League this season, sat out the entire three games of Colorado's series at Pittsburgh this past weekend with the issue. The 33-year-old underwent surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his neck while with Minnesota in 2011, missing more than six weeks following the procedure.
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Belt to disabled list
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt will be placed on the disabled list after he was struck in the face during batting practice. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he's not yet sure if Belt will go on the standard 15-day disabled list or the seven-day concussion DL. The 26-year-old Belt is batting .242 with 10 homers and 23 RBI in 46 games this season. He has a .758 OPS.
Rios leaves game with sprained ankle
Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios exited during the first inning of Saturday's game against Toronto with a right ankle sprain. Rios suffered the injury while swinging at the first pitch with two outs in the opening frame. He was replaced by Daniel Robertson in right field and is listed as day-to- day.
Hanigan lands on disabled list
The Tampa Bay Rays placed starting catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left oblique. The move is retroactive to July 9. Hanigan had missed the Rays' final four games prior to the All-Star break with the injury. Acquired in an offseason trade with Cincinnati, Hanigan has hit .212 with four home runs and 27 RBI in 61 games for Tampa Bay this season.
Chatwood to undergo Tommy John surgery
Colorado Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. Chatwood last played on April 29 before landing on the disabled list with a strained right elbow. He was making some progress during rehab, but had difficulty throwing breaking balls. The 24-year-old right-hander has gone 1-0 with a 4.50 earned run average in just four starts this season.
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Cowgill lands on DL with broken nose and thumb
The Los Angeles Angels placed outfielder Collin Cowgill on the 15-day disabled list with a broken nose and fractured right thumb. Cowgill suffered both injuries in the eighth inning of Saturday night's game against Texas. He was hit in the nose by a pitch from Rangers reliever Matt West. The ball deflected off his thumb into his face, causing severe bleeding from the nose that required immediate stitching. In 69 games this season, Cowgill is hitting .277 with five homers and 16 RBI.
Oakland place Callaspo on disabled list
The Oakland Athletics placed infielder and designated hitter Alberto Callaspo on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right hamstring and recalled infielder Andy Parrino from Triple-A Sacramento. Callaspo, who is batting .234 this season, was injured in Friday night's game against Seattle. He has appeared in at least 16 games this season in four positions, including each infield spot except shortstop. Parrino went 1-for-6 in two games last month while Callaspo was on the paternity leave list.
Orioles put Jimenez on disabled list
The Baltimore Orioles placed right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle sprain. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Jimenez, who had been scheduled to start on Saturday against the New York Yankees, was injured on Wednesday when he stepped in a hole in a parking lot, according to the team's official website. Jimenez was signed in February to a four-year contract and has gone 3-8 with a 4.52 ERA in 18 starts for the Orioles.
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Tanaka has UCL tear
New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, though the team is hopeful the All-Star hurler will be able to return later this season. He will undergo a platelet-rich plasma injection next week in New York. If Tanaka's rehab proves successful, he could return to action in approximately six weeks. If not, the 25-year-old will likely be forced to have Tommy John surgery which would likely sideline him for all or most of next season.
Phillips out six weeks
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will have surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb. He is expected to be out six weeks. Phillips suffered the injury during Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs while making a diving play on an Anthony Rizzo grounder. The 33-year-old is hitting .272 with seven homers and 40 RBI so far this season.
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Beltran fractures nose
New York Yankees slugger Carlos Beltran was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's win over the Indians after he broke his nose in two places during batting practice. Beltran hit a ball that caromed off the metal part of the screen in front of the pitcher's mound. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it's unknown how long he would be sidelined.
The injuries are starting to pile up for the Yankees. Earlier Wednesday, they placed staff ace Masahiro Tanaka on the 15-day disabled list due to an ailing right elbow. He's on his way to Seattle to see an orthopedic specialist. Outfielder Brett Gardner was held out of the lineup with an abdominal strain.
Indians put Masterson on disabled list
A swollen right knee has landed struggling Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list. The Indians made the move one day after Masterson was tagged for five runs in two-plus innings in Monday's loss to the New York Yankees, an effort which raised the 2013 American League All-Star's season earned run average to 5.51. Masterson has failed to last more than four innings in any of his last three starts, during which he's produced a 13.00 ERA and issued 10 walks in a nine- inning span.