Walker out for season with UCL tear
Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker is headed for season-ending surgery to repair a partial elbow ligament tear. The 25-year-old pitched just two innings in his last start Saturday at Los Angeles before departing due to discomfort in his right arm. He had an MRI on Tuesday, then sought a second opinion and was headed back to Arizona on Wednesday after speaking with a doctor in New York.
Walker went 9-9 with a 3.49 ERA in 28 starts last season, helping Arizona make the playoffs as a wild card. He had no record and a 3.46 ERA in three starts this year.
Harrison out 6 weeks with broken finger
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed second baseman Josh Harrison on the 10-day disabled list after he broke the pinky finger on his left hand for a second time in a year. The team said Tuesday that Harrison fractured the fifth metacarpal in the finger when he was hit with a pitch by Miami's Jose Urena in the third inning of Pittsburgh's 7-3 win Sunday over the Marlins. He is expected to miss six weeks.
Athletics put Hendriks on DL
The Oakland Athletics have placed right-handed reliever Liam Hendriks on the 10-day disabled list due to a right groin strain. The A's were able to make a quick swap of relievers on Saturday, activating Ryan Dull from the disabled list to take Hendriks' spot. Hendriks left Friday's series opener against Seattle in the middle of an at-bat in the eighth inning after throwing a pitch. Hendriks had made six appearances early in the season.
San Diego 14.4.18
Lamet to have elbow surgery
Right-hander Dinelson Lamet, who had been projected as the San Diego Padres' No. 2 starter this season, will have season-ending reconstructive elbow surgery next week. The 25-year-old was hurt during his final start of spring training on March 25 and began the season on the disabled list.
NY Mets 12.4.18
Travis d'Arnaud tears elbow ligament
The New York Mets suddenly found themselves down two catchers Wednesday. Travis d'Arnaud went on the disabled list for the fifth consecutive year with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and surgery is possible. His replacement, Kevin Plawecki, was hit by a pitch on the left hand hours later in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins and left the game. The Mets breathed a sigh of relief when X-rays were negative, and are hopeful Plawecki won't be sidelined for long.
LA Angels 10.4.18
Ramirez will miss rest of year
Los Angeles Angels starter JC Ramirez will miss the rest of this season because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament, and Tommy John surgery has been recommended for the right-hander. Ramirez (0-2, 9.45 ERA) was put on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, a day after the 29-year-old pitcher felt tightness in his forearm in his second start this season.
NY Yank. 8.4.18
Yankees put Sabathia, Drury on DL
The New York Yankees placed left-hander CC Sabathia and third baseman Brandon Drury on the 10-day disabled list Saturday. Sabathia left Friday's game with a sore right hip after four innings. The move to the disabled list for the 37-year-old pitcher came despite a clean MRI. Drury has been dealing with severe migraines for some time. He already has seen a doctor and is set for more tests Monday.
Knebel to miss 4-6 weeks
Milwaukee Brewers All-Star closer Corey Knebel was placed on the 10-day disabled list and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks because of a strained left hamstring. Knebel was walking with a limp Friday, a day after he was injured while pitching against St. Louis. "Right from the start I kind of thought it was pretty serious, the way it felt," Knebel said. "Then once I got home I started to kind of realize it doesn't feel as bad. I knew if it was torn off the bone I wouldn't be able to do anything, so it definitely was a little bit of a relief."
San Diego 5.4.18
Padres put Myers on disabled list
The San Diego Padres have placed outfielder Wil Myers on the 10-day disabled list with nerve irritation in his right arm. To take his roster spot, the Padres recalled right-handed reliever Phil Maton from Triple-A El Paso.
Myers is hitting .250 with one homer and one RBI in three games. He moved back to the outfield this season to make room for Eric Hosmer at first base. Myers also missed time this season with a back injury.
St Louis 3.4.18
Gyorko injures hamstring
Jedd Gyorko is off to a good start this season for the St. Louis Cardinals but likely won't be available Tuesday when they continue their three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Gyorko doubled and scored two runs Monday, boosting his average to .500, but left St. Louis' 8-4 victory after five innings because of a sprained right hamstring that he expects to keep him sidelined for at least the next few days.
DeShields out 4-6 weeks
Texas Rangers center fielder Delino DeShields is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his left hand while taking a swing. The Rangers put DeShields on the 10-day disabled list Saturday, a day after he hurt his hamate bone against Houston. DeShields was injured in the seventh inning, but stayed in the game. To take DeShields' roster spot, Texas recalled right-hander Nick Gardewine from Triple-A Round Rock.
NY Yank. 31.3.18
Yankees put Hicks on DL
The New York Yankees have put Aaron Hicks on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right ribcage in the latest injury to one of their outfielders. The Yankees made the move Friday, a day after Hicks got two hits in a season-opening 6-1 win at Toronto. Hicks, who played the entire game, felt soreness between his third and fourth at bats, general manager Brian Cashman said.
Perez out 4-6 weeks
Kansas City will be without Salvador Perez for up to six weeks after the star catcher sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee while carrying a suitcase up some stairs in his home. The injury occurred Tuesday night, when the Royals returned to Kansas City from spring training. The five-time All-Star heard a "pop" and immediately called Royals trainer Nick Kenney, who advised Perez to ice the knee and come in for an MRI exam Wednesday. The exam revealed a Grade 2 sprain with a minor tear of the ligament.
San Fran. 24.3.18
Bumgarner breaks pitching hand
San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is hurt for the second straight year, breaking a bone in his pitching hand when it was hit by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City's Whit Merrifield during a spring training game on Friday. The Giants said X-rays showed the 28-year-old fractured the fifth metacarpal on the outside of his left hand. Bumgarner said the timeline for recovery is four to six weeks and he will have a pin inserted into his pinkie Saturday.
Phelps to have Tommy John surgery
Mariners reliever David Phelps will miss this season after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm. Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto announced the diagnosis Wednesday night. Phelps was injured on the final pitch of his previous outing March 17 against the Angels. The right-hander will have Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow, though a surgery date has not been set. The typical recovery time for that operation is 12 to 15 months.