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Cards ace Adam Wainwright out for season with torn Achilles (Yahoo Sports)

Before Adam Wainwright left the field in Milwaukee, the St. Louis Cardinals anticipated they’d be losing their staff ace for the season. Recovery time is generally 9-to-12 months, and general manager John Mozeliak was ”optimistic” the 6-foot-7 right-hander will be ready for spring training. ”Unfortunate news, but not unexpected after what we saw,” Mozeliak said before the Cardinals played Philadelphia. ”Given that it’s his left leg, I think we’re optimistic it’ll be sooner rather than later, but as far as this year goes, he’s done.” Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had a similar injury, sustained on the final out of the 2011 Division Series against St. Louis.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 11:49 pm

Orioles’ game in Baltimore postponed due to safety concerns (Yahoo Sports)

The Baltimore Orioles’ home game against the Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday night because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, at the stadium for a previously planned visit, said Tuesday night’s game between the Orioles and White Sox could be moved – possibly to Nationals Park in Washington – if safety continued to be an issue. Rioters looted stores and threw rocks and bricks at Baltimore police about three miles from the stadium in the wake of the mysterious death of Gray. The Orioles announced the postponement about 40 minutes before gametime.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 11:23 pm

Reds put Homer Bailey on disabled list with sprained elbow (Yahoo Sports)

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds put starter Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list on Monday night with a sprained ligament in his right elbow, the same one he had surgery on last September.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 11:09 pm

Nationals’ Scherzer to miss start with sprained thumb (Yahoo Sports)

Max Scherzer will not make his scheduled start for Washington against Atlanta on Tuesday night because of a sprained right thumb. Manager Matt Williams said Scherzer may be ready to start within a few days. ”I would think that before another five days he’d be OK to go,” Williams said Monday. So that may happen tomorrow.” Williams said Scherzer had difficulty throwing his slider due to the thumb, which the pitcher jammed while batting against St. Louis on Thursday.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 10:48 pm

Hamilton given back to Texas after troubled Angels stint (Yahoo Sports)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — – Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers. After two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway through a $125 million, five-year contract, Hamilton was traded to AL West rival Texas with cash on Monday for a player to be named or cash. ”I had a lot of good memories here,” Hamilton said during a news conference. I’m going to give everything I’ve got.” On the 15-day disabled list while recovering from offseason right shoulder surgery, Hamilton took a physical and will report Tuesday to the Rangers’ spring training complex in Surprise, Arizona.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 10:44 pm

Rockies put closer Ottavino on DL, recall Rondon (Yahoo Sports)

PHOENIX (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have placed closer Adam Ottavino on the 15-day disabled list with right triceps inflammation and recalled right-hander Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 10:33 pm

Rays acquire lefty Xavier Cedeno from Dodgers for cash (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired left-hander Xavier Cedeno from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 10:09 pm



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