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The Texas Rangers placed Wells on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday after the right-hander sprained his foot on Friday.
The Texas Rangers recalled Feldman from Triple-A Oklahoma on Tuesday after reliever Kip Wells was placed on the disabled list.
Wells suffered a twisted left foot and left the Rangers' 14-7 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday in the fourth inning. The right-hander got injured on an awkward follow-through on a pitch to Ichiro Suzuki with no outs in the fourth. He is listed as day-to-day and will be re-evaluated on Saturday.
Wells, scratched Monday because of his sore shoulder, says he's ready for his start Friday night, which will be his home debut for the Rangers in his native state. Texas acquired Wells in a July 31 trade with Pittsburgh. Two MRI exams this week revealed no structural damage.
Lee hit a solo homer off Barry Zito in the first inning Wednesday. It was the slugger's first homer since joining the Rangers in a pre-deadline trade with Milwaukee, where he hit 28 this season.
Wells, scheduled to start Monday night at Oakland, was sent back to Texas to see team physician Keith Meister about the soreness in his pitching shoulder that forced him out of his previous start.
Wasdin was designated for assignment on Monday after going 2-2 with a 5.10 ERA in nine games for the Rangers. The right-hander had struggled since his return from the disabled list on July 1.
The Rangers acquired first baseman-outfielder Matt Stairs from the Kansas City Royals on Monday for minor league right-hander Joselo Diaz.
Padilla won his fourth straight start Tuesday in the Rangers' 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Texas right-hander allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings.
Teixeira hit a career-high three homers and drove in seven runs in the Rangers' 15-1 rout of the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday. "Same thing I've said all year: My swing has not changed one bit. I've looked at hours and hours of video," Teixeira said. "There's a fine line between a home run and a line drive. Tonight I just kind of found that home run stroke."
Young hit a two-run triple in the ninth inning off the Padres' Trevor Hoffman that led the AL to a 3-2 victory Tuesday night in the All-Star Game held in Pittsburgh. The win gave the AL home-field advantage in the World Series for the fourth straight year. "I'm not going to lie, this is a pretty big highlight in my baseball career," Young said. "We're all aware of how important this game is."
The Rangers optioned Botts to Triple-A Oklahoma on Tuesday.
Millwood is scheduled to start Friday in Baltimore after straining his right biceps in his last outing. The Rangers' right-hander threw an extended bullpen session Sunday in his first time throwing off a mound in a week. He was skipped in the rotation last Friday to allow extra time to recover after sustaining the injury on July 2 against Houston.
Littleton was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma on Monday when outfielder Freddy Guzman was sent to the RedHawks.
Millwood left the Rangers' 9-5 loss to Houston on Sunday night in the fourth inning with a strained right biceps. He'll be re-evaluated on Monday. He had allowed nine his and six runs in 3 2-3 innings, his second-shortest outing of the season.
Lee was selected to his second All-Star team Sunday and will be a reserve outfielder for the National League. He is hitting .284 with 25 homers and 66 RBIs this season.
Texas' Matthews Jr. was selected to his first All-Star team on Sunday, as a reserve outfielder for the American League. Matthews is batting .334 with eight homers and 43 RBIs this season. Matthews was selected as an injury replacement for Toronto?s Alex Rios, who won?t be able to play.
Eaton will begin a rehab assignment after throwing a simulated game on Sunday. The right-hander underwent surgery on April 4 after re-injuring the middle finger on his pitching hand and has missed the entire season. He felt no pain after throwing 30 pitches on Sunday.
Texas' Young was selected to his third All-Star team on Sunday, as a reserve shortstop for the American League. Young is batting .315 with five homers and 51 RBIs this season.
Teixeira ended June with 12 doubles, breaking the Rangers franchise record for doubles in that month, previously held by Rusty Greer (1997) and Ruben Sierra (1989), who both had 11. The first baseman has gotten off to a slow start this season, hitting .272 with eight homers and 45 RBIs, a year after batting .301 with 43 homers and 144 RBIs.
The Rangers activated Wasdin from the 15-day disabled list Saturday to start against the Houston Astros.
Tejeda was sent to Triple-A Oklahoma on Sunday, just one day after he was recalled and made a start against the Colorado Rockies.
Wells was roughed up in his first start of the season on Tuesday, giving up six runs, five hits and five walks in 3 2-3 innings of a 10-6 loss to Kansas City on Tuesday night. Pittsburgh jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but the right-hander _ who led baseball with 18 losses last season _ was unable to hold it.
Loe was placed on the 15-day disabled list by Texas on Tuesday with a bone bruise in his right elbow. Loe said the bruise came from excessive weight lifting in the offseason. To take his spot, the Rangers recalled Freddy Guzman from Triple-A Oklahoma.
Wells was activated from the disabled list by the Pirates on Sunday after suffering from a blood clot and not appearing in a game this season. The right-hander is expected to make his season debut against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Victor Santos was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a rotator cuff injury to make room for Wells on the roster.
Wells will make three rehabillitation starts with Double-A Lynchburg and Triple-A Indianapolis as he tries to come back from a blood clot that has prevented him from playing for the Pirates this season. The team is targeting June 25 as his return to the rotation as he has been on the 60-day disabled list since April 1.
Hairston was traded on Wednesday by the Chicago Cubs to the Texas Rangers. The Cubs' utilityman was traded to Chicago for Sammy Sosa before the 2005 season by the Baltimore Orioles. He was hitting .261 last season with 31 RBIs.
The Texas Rangers have placed Alfonseca on the 15-day disabled list for a sore throwing elbow. With the right-handed reliever sidelined, the Rangers recalled Robinson Tejeda from Triple-A Oklahoma to start Friday night's game in Houston against the Astros. In 17 relief appearances this season, Alfonseca has posted a 4.80 ERA without a decision.
The Texas Rangers have placed right-handed reliever Antonio Alfonseca on the 15-day disabled list with a sore elbow and have replaced him with Tejeda. The 24-year-old Tejeda was recalled in time to start for the Rangers Friday night in Houston against the Astros. In two starts this season, Tejeda is 1-1 with a 9.00 ERA.
Durazo, who signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers during the first week of the season, has opted out of that contract and become a free agent. The 31-year-old DH-first baseman batted .289 with two home runs and 12 RBIs in 21 games for Triple-A Oklahoma.
Otsuka blew his first save opportunity of 2006 and took the loss Tuesday night, giving up two ninth-inning runs in the Rangers' 14-13 loss to the New York Yankees. The appearance marked just the fourth time in 20 games that Otsuka has allowed a run, and before his loss on Tuesday, he had converted five straight save chances since taking over ninth-inning duties from Francisco Cordero at the beginning of the month.
Millwood will start for the Rangers against the New York Yankees on Monday after his scheduled start at Boston was rained out on Sunday.
Wilkerson left Thursday night's game against Baltimore with a mild concussion after catching a flyball and then crashing hard into the wall. The Texas outfielder is bothered by a dull headache and a sore right shoulder. The shoulder was an issue last season with Washington.
DeRosa was activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday by the Rangers, who optioned outfielder Adam Hyzdu to Triple-A Oklahoma. DeRosa has been sidelined since April 15 with a sprained left foot. He was hitless in two at-bats before being injured and sent to Oklahoma on a rehab assignment. In three games with the RedHawks, he went 6-for-12.
After Texas closer Francisco Cordero blew his third straight save opportunity Wednesday, it seems more likely that Otsuka will get a chance to work the ninth for the Rangers. Otsuka has been stellar in 11 relief outings, posting a 2.70 ERA and 11 strikeouts without walking a batter in 10 innings.
Dickey, who was placed on waivers by the Texas Rangers after one major league start on April 6, went unclaimed and was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma. The 31-year-old right-hander worked hard to learn the knuckleball over the winter, but got just one chance to show it. He was pounded for six home runs by the Detroit Tigers, tying the post-1900 major league record.
DeRosa, who was presented a chance to play because of Ian Kinsler's thumb injury, has been forced onto the disabled list with a high sprain in his left ankle that has bothered him for two weeks. DeRosa hasn't appeared in a game since Friday, and the DL move is retroactive to Saturday.
Kinsler is expected to miss at least two more weeks with a dislocated thumb that he suffered on April 11. The Rangers' rookie second baseman was informed last week that he will not need surgery, but he still hasn't begun rehab work.
Lee hit a game-winning homer in the 11th inning, minutes after making a pair of game-saving catches at the left-field wall, in the Brewers' 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Lee's blast just inside the left-field foul pole was his fourth this season.
The Texas Rangers, who released Durazo 12 days ago, have re-signed the DH-first baseman to a minor league contract. He appeared in nine spring training games for the Rangers, hitting .217 (5-for-23) with one RBI.
Dickey's opportunity to establish himself in the majors with a knuckleball was brief, as the Texas Rangers demoted him to Triple-A Oklahoma on Friday. The move comes a day after the 31-year-old right-hander allowed six home runs to the Detroit Tigers, tying the post-1900 major league record. Dickey allowed seven runs and eight hits in 3 2-3 innings of a 10-6 loss to Detroit on Thursday night. It was the sixth time a big league pitcher has given up six homers, the fourth time in the AL.
The Texas Rangers demoted right-hander R.A. Dickey to Triple-A Oklahoma after a rough 2006 debut Thursday and recalled Bauer from the same affiliate to take his roster spot. Bauer was 1-0 with a 6.43 ERA in four spring training appearances for the Rangers. The 29-year-old right-hander did not pitch for Oklahoma in its season opener on Thursday night.
Eaton will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the tendon in the middle finger of his pitching hand. The right-hander, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, is expected to miss as much as three months of the season. He left his final spring start Wednesday with pain in his right middle finger.
Eaton has a strained tendon in the middle finger on his pitching hand, the same injury that put him on the disabled list twice last season with San Diego. Eaton is all but certain to land on the disabled list to start the new season, but exactly how long he'll be lost to the team is uncertain. The 28-year-old right-hander, who was injured while pitching on Wednesday, was expected to meet with team doctors Friday night about his injury, and surgery is an option.
The Chicago Cubs traded Koronka to the Texas Rangers Friday in a three-team trade also involving the Oakland Athletics. The A's dealt utilityman Freddie Bynum and left-hander John Rheinecker to Texas for right-hander Juan Dominguez. The Rangers then dealt Bynum to the Cubs for Koronka.
Wasdin was released by the Texas Rangers after clearing waivers earlier in the week, but the Dallas Morning News is reporting that the 33-year-old right-hander may ink a minor league pact with the team. If he re-signs with the Rangers, he won't be able to return to the major league club until May 15 under rules of the collective bargaining agreement.
Eaton left his final spring start Wednesday with pain in his right middle finger. Discomfort in the same finger, caused by a tendon strain, landed the Texas right-hander on the disabled list for two months last season. Pitching for San Diego, he spent two different stints on the DL between June and August. An MRI exam was scheduled for late Wednesday.
Dickey has been given the fifth-starter job by the Texas Rangers. The soft-tossing right-hander has secured a rotation spot on the strength of developing a knuckleball with assistance from former Ranger Charlie Hough. The 31-year-old Dickey made frequent trips from his home in Nashville, Tenn., to Southern California during the offseason to work on the pitch with Hough.
The Texas Rangers released Durazo Monday. The veteran first baseman, who signed a minor league deal with Texas at the beginning of spring training, was 5-for-23 (.217) with a triple and an RBI in nine games with the Rangers this spring.
Matthews took batting practice in a batting cage on Saturday, after suffering a strained ribcage muscle. He may start in the Texas outfield on opening day, as fellow outfielder Brad Wilkerson is having his right shoulder examined.
Wilkerson will be examined by the Rangers' doctors and undergo an MRI exam on Sunday due to pain in his right shoulder. He was bothered by this injury during the 2005 season with the Washington Nationals.
Wilson may be cleared to pitch for the Rangers in their spring training game with the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. He is suffering from soreness in his shoulder and had a pain-free throwing session on Friday.
Eaton left his Sunday start for Texas during the second inning after taking a line drive off his forearm. The Rangers' right-hander was feeling much better on Monday, but the team is holding off for a day or two before deciding if he will be ready for his next start.
Millwood has been bothered by a back ailment this spring. Reportedly the injury isn't serious, and the Texas right-hander has received a cortisone shot to get him on the mound more quickly. Millwood signed with the Rangers over the winter after posting an American League-best 2.86 ERA with a 9-11 record for the Cleveland Indians.
Rupe, a 23-year-old rookie battling for the fifth-starter role in the Texas rotation, will have an MRI exam Tuesday after feeling soreness in his pitching elbow. The right-hander enjoyed a promising debut with the Rangers in 2005, working 9 2/3 innings and posting a win and a 2.79 ERA. The win came in his only start of his big league tenure on Sept. 16, when he worked five innings in his debut against Seattle.
Wells had successful surgery Monday to correct a blocked artery in his right arm. The Pirates' right-hander will begin rehabilitation to build up arm strength in four to six weeks, and he could return to Pittsburgh's rotation by the All-Star break.
Hairston said he felt fine Monday, the day after he was beaned in an exhibition game by San Francisco's Kevin Correia. The Cubs' utilityman should resuming playing by midweek, as manager Dusty Baker will be a bit cautious with him over the next couple of days. Hairston walked off on his own after getting hit in the helmet and going down for a couple minutes during Sunday's action. He went to a local hospital for a precautionary CT scan.
Hairston was taken to a hospital for precautionary evaluation after being hit in the head by a pitch by the San Francisco Giants' Kevin Correia on Sunday. The Cubs' second baseman was the third player hit by a pitch in the first inning during the spring training game. Cubs starter Rich Hill struck two Giants batters in the top half of the inning.
Wells said Wednesday that he will have surgery next week to replace a vein in his right arm. A vein will be taken from his leg and placed in his throwing arm, in order to remove a blood clot and surrounding tissue. It will be easier to determine how long the Pirates' right-hander will be out after Monday's procedure.
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Sunday that Wells was found to have total blockage of the axillary artery in his pitching arm. The right-hander, who was examined in St. Louis on Saturday, may need surgery to clear the blockage in the main artery located under the clavicle, which supplies blood to the upper extremities. A timetable for Wells' return is unknown until it's determined whether surgery is required. The blockage could end his 2006 season before it begins.
Durazo signed a minor league contract Tuesday with the Texas Rangers. The 32-year-old first baseman hit .237 with four homers and 16 RBIs in 41 games for Oakland last season before having ligament replacement surgery in his left elbow.
Hairston agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal Monday with the Cubs and avoided a salary arbitration hearing.
The Texas Rangers and Matthews agreed Friday to a one-year, $2,387,500 contract. The switch-hitter batted .255 last season with career highs in home runs (17) and RBIs (55) in 475 at-bats.
Padilla agreed Friday to a $4.41 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers. The 28-year-old right-hander went 9-12 with a 4.71 ERA in 27 starts last season with the Phillies.
Wells and the Pirates agreed to a $4.15 million, one-year contract on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration. Wells went 8-18 with a 5.09 ERA last season. The 18 losses led the major leagues and he was the only NL pitcher to lose more than 16 games.
Eaton and the Rangers agreed to a $4.65 million, one-year deal on Tuesday, avoiding salary arbitration. The right-hander was acquired from San Diego in a six-player deal on Dec. 20.
Wilkerson agreed to a $3.9 million, one-year deal with Texas on Tuesday, avoiding salary arbitration. Wilkerson was acquired from Washington on Dec. 9 as part of the Alfonso Soriano deal.
Teixeira and the Rangers agreed on a $15.4 million, two-year contract on Tuesday, avoiding salary arbitration. The All-Star first baseman hit .301 with 43 homers and 144 RBIs. He set a record for most RBIs by a switch-hitter, breaking George Davis' record of 136, set in 1896 when Davis played for the New York Giants.
Barajas avoided arbitration with the Rangers on Monday, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3.2 million. The 30-year-old catcher established career highs in every offensive category last season, hitting .254 with 21 home runs and 60 RBIs.
Benoit and the Texas Rangers reached an agreement Wednesday on a one-year, $750,000 contract. The 28-year-old right-hander went 4-4 with a 3.72 ERA in 32 games last season.
Millwood has agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract with the Texas Rangers. He led the American League in ERA last year, posting a 2.86 mark with a 9-11 record for the Cleveland Indians.
Eaton was traded to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday as part of a six-player deal. The 28-year-old was 11-5 with a 4.27 ERA for San Diego last year, but pitched only 128 2/3 innings due to a middle finger strain.
Otsuka was traded to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday as part of a six-player deal. The 33-year-old was 2-8 with a 3.59 ERA in 66 games for San Diego last year.
The Washington Nationals traded Wilkerson to the Texas Rangers along with outfielder Terrmel Sledge in exchange for All-Star second baseman Alfonso Soriano on Wednesday. Wilkerson hit .248 with 11 home runs and 57 RBIs in 148 games for the Nationals in 2005.
Wasdin has re-signed with the Texas Rangers, agreeing to a one-year, $600,000 contract. The 33-year-old right-hander appeared in 31 games with the Rangers last season, including six starts, going 3-2 with a 4.28 ERA and four saves. He also spent some time at Triple-A Oklahoma.
Young and the San Diego Padres came to terms on a one-year, $700,000 deal on Monday. The utility player suffered a separated shoulder in the home opener and didn't return to the Padres until early July. In 142 at-bats, he batted .275 with nine doubles, 22 runs scored and 12 RBIs. He played 25 games in the outfield and 14 more at second base.
The Chicago Cubs have traded Leicester to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named. The 26-year-old right-hander was 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in six games (one start) for the Cubs in 2005. He spent most of the season at Triple-A Iowa, where he was 3-8 with a 5.51 ERA in 16 starts and eight relief appearances.
The Padres have exercised their club option for Otsuka on Tuesday for the 2006 season. The right-handed relief pitcher went 2-8 with a 3.59 ERA for the division-winning Padres. Terms of the deal were not released. Otsuka earned $800,000 in 2005.
Hyzdu signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. Between short stints with the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox, he was 7-for-36 (.194) with four RBIs.
Burke has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.
Millwood, who led the American League in ERA this past season, filed for free agency on Friday. The pitcher went just 9-11 in 30 starts for the Indians in 2005 despite posting a league-best 2.86 ERA.
The Milwaukee Brewers have exercised their team option on Lee for the 2006 season. The left fielder will return after batting .265 with career highs of 32 home runs and 114 RBI in 2005. Lee was acquired from the Chicago White Sox before the season. The Brewers dealt outfielder Scott Podsednik, reliever Luis Vizcaino and a minor leaguer to get the slugger.
With a fifth-inning single in Thursday's 4-3 Texas loss to Seattle, Young extended his hitting streak to 25 games. The Rangers' shortstop ended his run of multihit games at four, but he'll take his 25-game run home to face the Angels in the final series of the 2005 season. During his streak, Young is a .392 hitter with 13 extra-base hits and 23 runs scored.
With his fourth straight multihit game on Wednesday, Young extended his hitting streak to 24 games in a 7-3 win over the Seattle Mariners. The Texas shortstop is 39-for-98 (.398) during his streak, with 22 runs scored and 16 RBI.
With a two-hit game against Seattle on Tuesday, Young has a 23-game hitting streak. The Texas shortstop is batting .398 (37-for-93) during his run, which includes 13 extra-base hits and a .624 slugging mark. He's zeroing in on his first batting title, as he's hitting .334 to lead the American League.
Young collected two hits in Oakland on Monday night, giving the Texas shortstop a 22-game hitting streak. Batting .398 during his 22-game run, Young also has 11 walks and has scored 22 runs. He has scored at least one run in each of his last nine games for the Rangers.
Less than a week after being hit in the head by a line drive, Loe will take the mound for the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. The rookie righthander, who is 9-5 with a 3.39 ERA in 40 relief appearances and six starts this season, will face the Mariners in Seattle. He is 4-1 with a 2.36 ERA since moving into the Texas rotation in late August.
Loe left the Rangers' Wednesday night game against the Los Angeles Angels in the fourth inning after being hit in the head by Vladimir Guerrero's line drive. He instinctively crouched and put up his glove to shield his face, but the ball hit him in the head and caromed to shortstop Michael Young, who caught it on the fly.
In the Rangers' 8-6 win over Seattle Sunday, Teixeira hit a three-run bomb and a solo shot, giving him two homers and four RBI on the day. His four ribbies moved him into a first-place tie atop the American League RBI leader board. He and Boston's David Ortiz finished Sunday's action with 132 RBI each.
Hairston has been diagnosed with a deep bone contusion on his left knee. He was injured after fouling a ball off his knee on Friday. The Cubs' trainer does not know when Hairston will be able to play again, but does not expect him to miss the remainder of the season. The Cubs' center fielder was in a walking brace on Saturday.
On Tuesday, Dickey earned another major league start for the Texas Rangers with a fine debut of his knuckleball against the Baltimore Orioles. The 30-year-old righthander will get the call on Sunday against Seattle.
Padilla's tender ribcage felt fine after a throwing session on Monday, and the righthander will return to the Philadelphia rotation Saturday against the Florida Marlins. The veteran made his last start last Wednesday, when he was roughed up by Houston.
On Tuesday, Dickey made his first big league start since incorporating a knuckleball into his repertoire. The results were promising, as the Texas righthander allowed five hits, three walks and three runs and fanned five over seven innings against Baltimore.
Tejeda's shoulder felt fine after a bullpen session on Tuesday, and the Phillies' righthander will be used out of the bullpen starting Thursday. He hasn't pitched since August 30, and getting his pitch count back up in order to start would take most of what is left to the season.
Barajas, who missed three games last week because of a broken blood vessel that led to swelling in his right index finger, sat again on Monday, when the Texas Rangers returned home to open a three-game series against Baltimore. The catcher's finger injury is lingering and could be a factor over the final weeks of the season.
Dickey is a candidate to start for the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, in place of rookie Chris Young, who is battling a tired arm. The Rangers could turn to Dickey or Joaquin Benoit, who has been terrific in the Texas bullpen but far less effective as a starter. Dickey may be the favorite, as the Rangers' staff would like to see the knuckleball he's developed at Triple-A Oklahoma this summer.
Padilla will miss his scheduled start against Atlanta on Tuesday because of a strained ribcage. Gavin Floyd will make the start in his place. There is a chance that the injury could force the Phillies' righthander to miss the rest of the regular season.
Benoit had to leave the Texas Rangers' loss to Minnesota on Wednesday because of soreness in his pitching shoulder. The Rangers' reliever will be evaluated soon, and it's quite possible that the 28-year-old righthander will be shut down for the rest of the year. He is 3-4 with a 4.08 ERA in nine starts and 13 relief appearances.
Teixeira's game-winning three-run homer for Texas on Tuesday was the 100th of the first baseman's major league career. With 100 home runs in his first three big league seasons, Teixeira joins an elite group with just four other members: Joe DiMaggio, Ralph Kiner, Eddie Mathews and Albert Pujols.
Koronka was recalled from Triple-A Iowa, where he was 9-11 with a 4.24 ERA in 23 games. In a previous stint with the Cubs this year, the lefty was 1-2, 7.47 in four appearances, including three starts.
The Texas Rangers recalled McDougall for a fourth time on Monday. The 26-year-old utilityman was 2-for-13 (.154) with a run scored and eight strikeouts for the Rangers this season. At Triple-A Oklahoma, he was a .341 hitter in 223 at-bats, with 11 doubles, 16 homers and 64 RBI in just 57 games.
The Texas Rangers recalled Wilson from Double-A Frisco. The rookie lefthander is 1-6 with a 7.58 ERA in 13 games (six starts) for the Rangers. He is 1-1 with a save and a 1.65 ERA in his seven relief appearances. He's been roughed up as a starter.
Laird, who played in the minors in 2005 after starting last season as the Rangers' starting catcher, was recalled by Texas Thursday. The 25-year-old prospect put together a solid season at Triple-A Oklahoma, batting .310 with 17 home runs and 55 RBI in 75 games. He also posted a .380 on-base percentage and .562 slugging mark.
The Texas Rangers optioned McDougall to Triple-A Oklahoma on Wednesday. In three stints with the Rangers, the 26-year-old utilityman was 2-for-13 (.154) with a run scored and eight strikeouts.
After picking up his first major league win in the first game of the Texas Rangers' Tuesday doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox, Wilson was optioned to Double-A Frisco to make room for Game 2 starter Edison Volquez. Wilson departs with a 1-6 record, a save and 7.58 ERA in 13 games (six starts) for Texas.
For a second time this month, the Texas Rangers have recalled Feldman. The 22-year-old righthander still awaits his major league debut. Between high Class-A Bakersfield and Double-A Frisco this season, the reliever is 1-2 with 17 saves and a 2.06 ERA in 70 innings.
After losing the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox, the Texas Rangers recalled Volquez to start Game 2. The 22-year-old righthander took the loss in his major league debut, allowing six hits and five earned runs in 4.2 innings of an 8-0 loss to the White Sox.
Stairs hasn't started for the Kansas City Royals for a few days because of a left hamstring strain. In his first appearance since Thursday, Stairs pinch-hit in the ninth inning and grounded out to end Monday night's loss to the Minnesota Twins. In 100 games this season, he is hitting .264 with 11 home runs and 50 RBI.
The Rangers have recalled pitcher Erasmo Ramirez from Triple-A Oklahoma. In seven relief appearances with the big league club this season, Ramirez has a 5.40 ERA, while striking out just two in 8.1 innings.
After missing a couple days with a minor sinus problem, Wilkerson was back in the Nationals' lineup for Thursday's meeting with the Cincinnati Reds. The outfielder, who batted leadoff, went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run homer in his return.
A minor sinus problem kept Wilkerson out of the Washington Nationals' lineup on Tuesday and currently has him listed as day-to-day. The outfielder, who is batting .246 with eight home runs, 44 RBI and five stolen bases in 116 games this season, was replaced by Ryan Church.
According to Padres manager Bruce Bochy, Eaton likely will be activated from the 15-day disabled list in time to take the mound against the Colorado Rockies on Friday. After missing nearly two months with a strained flexor tendon in his right middle finger, the righthander has been working on building his arm strength in the minor leagues. In 16 appearances this season, including 14 starts, Eaton is 9-2 with a 3.76 ERA.
After missing the last couple of weeks with a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his left (non-throwing) elbow, Hairston has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Chicago Cubs. The utilityman, who will be available for the start of a weekend series against the Colorado Rockies, fills the roster spot of the demoted Matt Murton.
Padilla recorded his sixth win of the season, tossing six solid innings in Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. The righthander allowed just one run on six hits, striking out four and walking two. Although he has just three wins to show for it, the Phillies' righthander has been quite impressive over his last eight starts, posting a 1.89 ERA.
After just two days on the active roster without making an appearance, Feldman was shipped back to Double-A Frisco.
The Texas Rangers recalled Feldman from Double-A Frisco on Tuesday. The 22-year-old righthander was 1-2 with a 2.54 ERA and 13 saves in 42 appearances for Frisco. The Rangers optioned righthanded reliever Kevin Gryboski to Triple-A Oklahoma to make room for Feldman.
The Seattle Mariners recalled Ojeda Monday and optioned Wiki Gonzalez to Triple-A Tacoma. Ojeda, a catcher acquired from San Diego on July 31, has been recalled for a first look by Seattle coaches. Ojeda has batted .193 in 57 at-bats with Triple-A Tacoma since the trade, though he has three home runs. He was a .137 hitter (10-for-73) with the Padres this season.
On Sunday, the Chicago Cubs recalled righthander Todd Wellemeyer from Triple-A Iowa and sent Koronka to the same affiliate. In three starts and a relief appearance for the Cubs this season, the 25-year-old lefty is 1-2 with a 7.47 ERA.
The Texas Rangers optioned Ramirez to Triple-A Oklahoma on Saturday. Ramirez has appeared in seven games with the Rangers this season, going 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA.
The Rangers recalled pitcher Juan Dominguez from Triple-A Oklahoma on Saturday. Dominguez will make his first start of the season Saturday against the Yankees, after appearing 12 times in relief. In 2005 with Texas, Dominguez is 0-2 with a 5.11 ERA in those 12 games.
Mahay has cleared waivers and the Texas Rangers have assigned him to Double-A Frisco. The 34-year-old southpaw was 0-2 with a save and a 6.81 ERA in 30 relief appearances for the Rangers this season. His ineffectiveness and a $1.1 million contract next year kept him from being claimed at a time when many teams need lefthanded pitching.
Koronka has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa by the Chicago Cubs. The lefthander, who takes the roster spot of the struggling Rich Hill, went 1-2 with a 7.63 ERA in three starts with the Cubs earlier this season -- his first major league action.
Stairs strained his right calf in Kansas City's loss to Cleveland on Tuesday. The veteran outfielder-first baseman, who is batting .263 with 11 home runs and 44 RBI in 90 games for the Royals, is listed as day-to-day.
Eaton has pitched out of the bullpen for the Padres recently as he works his way back from a strained flexor tendon in his right middle finger. However, in hopes of getting him back in the rotation for the stretch run, the team has placed the righthander back on the 15-day disabled list to give him a chance to get some extended outings under his belt in the minor leagues. Eaton is expected to make one start at Class-A Lake Elsinore and two starts for Triple-A Portland.
Mahay was placed on outright waivers today. He made 30 appearances for the Rangers this year, posting a 6.81 ERA and nailing down one save.
Before Tuesday's game in Fenway Park, the Texas Rangers put starter Ricardo Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list and replaced him on the roster with Ramirez. The 29-year-old lefty reliever has posted a 4.50 ERA in five games with the Rangers this season.
Before the Cubs' Friday night loss to the New York Mets, the club put Hairston on the 15-day disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. The Cubs are hoping the injury will heal without surgery over the next 2-3 weeks, as it involves his non-throwing arm. Playing center field, Hairston hurt himself on a diving catch attempt Wednesday night.
Wells didn't make his scheduled start against the Dodgers Sunday because of a cracked finger nail on his pitching hand. The Pirates' righthander, who is 6-12 with a 4.86 ERA in 23 starts, was replaced by rookie Ian Snell on Sunday.
Texas recalled McDougall from Triple-A Oklahoma on Saturday. He takes the spot of Richard Hidalgo, who was placed on the disabled list with a wrist injury.
On Thursday, the Texas Rangers recalled veteran Steve Karsay from Double-A Frisco and designated Mahay for assignment. The 34-year-old lefthander was 0-2 with a 6.81 ERA and a save in 30 relief appearances for the Rangers this season.
Millwood was suspended for five games Friday for intentionally hitting a batter during a game against the Seattle Mariners last week. The Cleveland righthander, who is 5-9 with a 3.12 ERA this season, would begin serving his suspension on Friday unless he files an appeal.
Although he recorded just one hit and a walk in his five plate appearances, Wilkerson belted a grand slam to lead the Nationals to a 7-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. Prior to the longball, Washington was the only club in the major leagues without a grand slam this season.
The San Diego Padres activated Eaton from the 15-day disabled list after Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The 27-year-old righthander has not pitched since June 15, suffering from a strained flexor tendon in his right middle finger. Although he has a slider, Eaton has been unable to use his curveball because of the finger. It's a pitch he won't be able to call on again until next season.
Following Sunday's trade from San Diego to Seattle, Ojeda was sent to Triple-A Tacoma. The 30-year-old backstop has spent most of the season with the Padres, batting .137 (10-for-73) with six runs scored and six RBI in 43 games. He is 11-for-57 (.193) in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, where he will be playing with Tacoma instead of Portland.
Along with minor league pitcher Nate Mateo, Ojeda was traded to the Seattle Mariners in return for Miguel Olivo.
Wilson has been recalled to make Sunday's start for suspended lefthander Kenny Rogers. The Texas Rangers optioned first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to Triple-A Oklahoma to make room for Wilson, who has gone 0-2 with an 8.78 ERA in three starts and three relief appearances for Texas this season.
In order to make room on the roster for Gabe Kapler, the Red Sox have designated Adam Hyzdu for assignment. Acquired from the San Diego Padres on July 19, Hyzdu appeared in five games with Boston, going hitless in six at-bats.
Dickey, who is trying to work his way back to Texas with a knuckleball in his repertoire, picked up a win for Triple-A Oklahoma on Saturday night. Dickey worked six innings, allowing six hits and four earned runs.
The Texas Rangers are expected to recall Wilson from the minors, so the rookie southpaw can make a start in place of the suspended Kenny Rogers on Sunday. Wilson was 0-2 with an 8.78 ERA in three starts and three relief appearances earlier this season for Texas.
Eaton enjoyed a strong bullpen session yesterday, and could be activated from the disabled list as soon as next week. He has not pitched since June 15, suffering from a strained flexor tendon in his right middle finger. For the year, he has posted a 9-2 record with a 3.42 ERA in 14 starts.
A bruised left calf kept Hairston out of the Chicago Cubs' starting lineup for Wednesday afternoon's meeting with the San Francisco Giants. The utiltiyman, who is batting .271 with four home runs, 18 RBI and seven stolen bases in 82 games this season, has been listed as day-to-day.
As anticipated, the Florida Marlins have activated Alfonseca from the 60-day disabled list, and he will be available for Tuesday's meeting with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The veteran righthander has been sidelined since mid-April with a stress fracture in his pitching elbow. Fellow reliever Randy Messenger was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room on the roster.
On the disabled list since April 13 with right triceps inflammation, Dickey tossed 5.2 innings of scoreless relief at Triple-A Oklahoma on Tuesday. He called on a knuckleball that he has worked into his repertoire, and it's an improved pitch. He fanned four batters with the knuckler.
Anderson is debating whether to have surgery for the elbow ailment that has ended his 2005 season. It wouldn't be Tommy John surgery. Instead, it would be an exploratory procedure to get a better look at what ails the Royals' lefthander. Anderson also is weighing a number of non-surgical options to rehab his elbow.
Barring any setbacks, Alfonseca is expected to be activated from the 60-day disabled list when the Marlins begin a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Miami next Tuesday. The veteran righthander, who has been sidelined since mid-April with a stress fracture in his pitching elbow, currently is on a minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Jupiter.
Durazo will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on his left elbow Friday, and Oakland's designated hitter is expected to be sidelined 9-12 months. The initial diagnosis was elbow tendinitis, but Durazo didn't improve during the course of a rehab program. A visit with Dr. Lewis Yocum on Monday led to the decision to rebuild Durazo's elbow.
The San Diego Padres traded Hyzdu to the Boston Red Sox for righthander Scott Cassidy on Tuesday. Hyzdu was playing for the Padres' Triple-A Portland club when the trade went down. For Portland, the 33-year-old outfielder was batting .275 with 11 home runs, 32 RBI and an impressive .410 on-base percentage in 62 games. He went 3-for-20 (.150) with four RBI in 17 games with the Padres earlier in the year.
The Texas Rangers have recalled Wilson once again from Double-A Frisco. This time the lefthander is expected to provide a fresh arm in the Rangers' bullpen. The 24-year-old rookie had come up earlier in the season, when the Rangers were looking for someone to fill a hole in the Texas rotation. He went 0-2 with a 10.45 ERA in three starts, but fared much better in three relief appearances. In six games with Texas, he has an 8.78 ERA.
With the club needing another fresh arm in the bullpen, the Texas Rangers recalled lefthander C.J. Wilson Tuesday and optioned Botts to Triple-A Oklahoma after just a few days in the majors. A first baseman and outfielder, Botts didn't make his major league debut during his brief stay. He is batting .296 with 17 home runs and 63 RBI in 89 games for Oklahoma.
Durazo has been out since May 25 with left elbow tendinitis, and Oakland trainer Larry Davis said Monday that the A's designated hitter isn't getting better and his rehab work has failed to improve the condition of his elbow. Durazo was scheduled to be examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum on Monday evening.
After pitching lights out as a member of the Texas bullpen this season, Benoit will start against the New York Yankees Wednesday in Arlington. The 27-year-old righthander, who missed three weeks in June with elbow tendinitis, is 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA in 11 appearances for the Rangers. He has allowed just 10 hits and 10 walks while fanning 27 in 26 innings.
With just nine hits in 47 at-bats this month (.191), Lee was held out of the Brewers' starting lineup for the first time this season in Sunday's meeting with the Washington Nationals. However, his replacement, Chris Magruder, was forced to leave after taking a pitch off his elbow early in the game, so Lee stepped in and went a disappointing 0-for-3, dropping his season batting average to .261 -- the lowest it has been in nearly two months.
Padilla extended his scoreless innings streak to 13, turning in his second consecutive solid start. The Phillies' righthander held the Florida Marlins to just two hits over seven shutout innings to record the win in Sunday's 8-4 victory. He struck out five, walked two and added a two-run triple at the plate.
Because of some lingering discomfort in his right middle finger, Eaton received a cortisone shot on Sunday, according to Padres manager Bruce Bochy. The righthander, who has been sidelined for more than a month with a strained tendon in the digit, will be re-evaluated later this week, once the swelling has subsided. He continues to be listed as day-to-day.
Blalock matched a career high for hits in a game, going 4-for-5 in Saturday's win over the Oakland A's. The Rangers' third baseman finished the day with a pair of doubles, a solo home run and four runs scored, boosting his season batting average to .287.
Durazo will meet with Dr. Lewis Yokum again on Monday for another exam of his sore left elbow.
Durazo will meet with Dr. Lewis Yocum again on Monday for another exam of his sore left elbow. The A's designated hitter had been expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment in the near future, but suffered a setback after experiencing discomfort in the arm while taking batting practice on Thursday.
The Texas Rangers recalled Botts from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, taking the roster spot of Laynce Nix, who was placed on the disabled list with a jammed shoulder.
The Texas Rangers recalled Ramirez from Triple-A Oklahoma Thursday. The 29-year-old lefthander posted a save and a 2.70 ERA in eight relief appearances for Oklahoma. He has spent nearly all of the 2005 season on the disabled list with a strained finger tendon in his pitching hand. In 2004, Ramirez was 5-3 with a 4.29 ERA in 34 games for Texas.
The Texas Rangers optioned Dominguez to Triple-A Oklahoma on Wednesday. The 25-year-old righthander was 0-2 with a 5.11 ERA in 12 relief appearances since he was recalled on June 10. Prior to arriving in Texas, Dominguez was 2-0 with two saves and a 2.63 ERA in 15 games (two starts) for Double-A Frisco, and he posted a 2.77 in two starts with Oklahoma.
Anderson was forced to leave his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Omaha on Saturday night after aggravating his troublesome pitching elbow. The lefthander, who had been slated to rejoin the Kansas City Royals' starting rotation after the All-Star break, now could miss the rest of the season. Anderson said he plans to travel to Los Angeles later this week and be evaluated by specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum to determine if surgery is necessary.
Walker has been optioned to Triple-A Charlotte by the Chicago White Sox. The lefthander has appeared in just nine games during his two brief stints in the major leagues this season, going 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA.
Teixeira swatted two home runs among his four hits, driving in six runs, as the Rangers prevailed in a 12-10 slugfest over the Blue Jays Saturday. The All-Star first baseman now leads the American League with 24 round trippers.
The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting Eaton likely will not return to the Padres' rotation until the second week after the All-Star break. Although the pitcher's injured finger has improved, there is still some tenderness in the area.
Ojeda has been optioned to Triple-A Portland by the San Diego Padres, opening a spot on the roster for starting catcher Ramon Hernandez, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list in time for Thursday's matchup with the Houston Astros. In 43 games this season, Ojeda is batting just .137 with six RBI and one stolen base.
With his spot in the starting rotation reportedly at risk, Padilla came through with a solid outing in Wednesday's 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Phillies' righthander, who had lost his previous three starts, notched the win by allowing just four hits in six shutout innings. He struck out two and walked four.
With an open spot on the roster after optioning C.J. Wilson to the minor leagues, the Texas Rangers have recalled McDougall from Triple-A Oklahoma. The infielder has batted .335 with eight home runs, 52 RBI and five stolen bases with Oklahoma this season.
Wilson has been optioned to Double-A Frisco by the Texas Rangers after going 0-2 with an 8.78 ERA in six appearances, including three starts. The 24-year-old lefthander was 0-3 with a 5.97 ERA in eight starts for the minor league club prior to his stint with the Rangers.
In his first minor league rehab start for an elbow injury, Anderson allowed five hits and two runs in 1.1 innings for Double-A Wichita on Monday. The results weren't anything to get excited about, but the Royals were pleased that the lefthander came away healthy and ready to proceed with his rehab. He'll make his next rehab start at the end of the week for Triple-A Omaha.
After lasting just two innings in his last start, Wells bounced back to post one of the best outings of his major league career in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Pirates' righthander, who notched his third career complete game and second shutout, scattered just four runs over nine innings, striking out 12 and walking three.
After lasting just two innings in his last start, Wells bounced back to post one of the best outings of his major league career in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Pirates' righthander, who notched his third career complete game and second shutout, scattered just four hits over nine innings, striking out 12 and walking three.
Eaton had hoped to be activated from the 15-day disabled list in time to take the mound against the Houston Astros on Tuesday, but the Padres have decided to give him a little more time to recover. The righthander, who has been sidelined since June 15 with a strained flexor tendon in the middle finger of his pitching hand, received a cortisone shot over the weekend, and he'll likely be held out until after the All-Star break.
On Saturday, the San Diego Padres activated Young from the 60-day disabled list. The second baseman-outfielder was injured during the first week of the season, dislocating his right shoulder making a leaping catch against the center-field wall at Coors Field.
Lee and the Brewers got good news about the apparent knee injury that had forced the outfielder to leave Friday's game early. The injury has been diagnosed as a left medial knee contusion, and the hope is that Lee will not miss any starts. The outfielder has hit 22 home runs on the year and leads the majors with 72 RBI.
After a bullpen session on Friday that saw him throw curveballs as well as fastball, Eaton is hopeful but uncertain whether he will be able to start on July 5, the date tentatively slated as his return from the disabled list. Eaton said he felt discomfort, but no pain, in his injured middle finger, after Friday's session.
After a bullpen session on Friday in which he threw curveballs as well as fastballs, Eaton is hopeful though uncertain whether he will be able to start on July 5, the date tentatively slated as his return from the disabled list. Eaton said he felt some discomfort, but no significant pain, in his injured middle finger after Friday's session.
Bauer was designated for assignment on Saturday, in order to make room on the roster for reliever Tim Byrdak, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Ottawa.
After failing to get a hit in his previous six at-bats in this week's series against the Chicago Cubs, Lee got back in the groove on Thursday, going 2-for-5 and stroking two home runs in a 10-6 victory. The Brewers' outfielder, who now has three multihomer games this season, drove in three runs on the day and currently leads the major leagues with 72 RBI.
Teixeira hit two of the Rangers' eight home runs in Thursday's 18-5 Texas romp over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Rangers' first baseman stroked a pair of two-run shots and now leads the American League with 22 homers. He is batting .291 in 77 games this season, with 60 runs scored and 64 RBI.
On Thursday, the Chicago White Sox placed lefthander Damaso Marte on the 15-day disabled list and recalled Walker from Triple-A Charlotte. The 28-year-old Walker, also a southpaw, went 0-1 with a 12.00 ERA in four games in an earlier stint with Chicago this season. He was 0-2 with two saves and a 5.11 ERA in 29 games for Charlotte.
According to Padres manager Bruce Bochy, as long as Eaton continues to progress on schedule, he'll likely be activated in time to take the mound against the Houston Astros next Tuesday. The righthander, who has been sidelined since June 15 with a strained flexor tendon in the middle finger of his pitching hand, has won seven of his last nine starts.
After missing three weeks with elbow tendinitis, Benoit was activated from the disabled list by the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. The 27-year-old reliever, who has been bothered by bouts of tendinitis since early in spring training, worked a scoreless inning of relief for the Rangers Tuesday night. Benoit allowed a walk and struck out one.
With Rod Barajas returning as the starting catcher on Tuesday night, the Texas Rangers optioned Laird back to Triple-A Oklahoma barely more than 24 hours after he arrived and activated righthander Joaquin Benoit from the 15-day disabled list. Laird made the start behind the plate Monday, and he was 0-for-4 in his only appearance for the Rangers. At Oklahoma, the 25-year-old prospect is a .286 hitter with 12 home runs and 40 RBI in 54 games.
Wasdin, who has been solid in relief since he was recalled from the minors on June 12, is expected to start for Texas Tuesday in place of injured ace Kenny Rogers. The 32-year-old Wasdin has posted a 1.38 ERA and a 0.77 WHIP over 13 innings of relief work for the Rangers.
After straining a muscle in his back on Sunday, Barajas felt markedly better on Monday. He sat out the Texas Rangers' 13-3 loss to the Angels Monday night, though he took batting practice before the game. While he may miss another day or two, it appears Barajas shouldn't miss much time with this minor back ailment.
McDougall's stay with the Rangers barely lasted three weeks, as Texas needed to add a catcher to the roster after starting catcher Rod Barajas suffered a minor back ailment over the weekend. On Monday, the Rangers optioned McDougall to Triple-A Oklahoma and recalled catcher Gerald Laird from the same affiliate.
With starting catcher Rod Barajas nursing a minor back ailment, the Texas Rangers recalled Laird from Triple-A Oklahoma on Monday. The 25-year-old catcher was in the Rangers' starting lineup Monday night against the Angels. Laird went 0-for-4 in his first major league appearance of 2005.
Anderson looked good during a throwing session on Saturday, and the Kansas City Royals have decided to accelerate his rehabilitation schedule. The 33-year-old lefthander is now scheduled to throw live batting practice Tuesday for the first time since leaving a May 8 start in Baltimore because of an inflamed elbow. Anderson is expected to begin a three-start rehab assignment July 4 at Double-A Wichita. He then would work rehab starts July 9 and July 14 at Omaha.
Barajas left Sunday's game in the sixth inning after straining a muscle in his back at some point during his fourth-inning at-bat. The Texas catcher will be examined Monday by team physician Dr. Keith Meister. Barajas said he occasionally has felt pain in his upper back throughout his career, but never to this extent.
On Friday, the Texas Rangers activated Mahay from the disabled list, a little more than two weeks after he was sidelined by a groin strain. The veteran southpaw, who turns 34 on Tuesday, is 0-2 with an 8.38 ERA and one save in 19 appearances this season.
Lee notched his second multihomer game of the 2005 campaign, going deep twice in Wednesday's victory over the Chicago Cubs. The Brewers' outfielder, who now leads the National League with 64 RBI on the season, belted a three-run shot off starter Carlos Zambrano in the second inning before adding a solo shot in the seventh.
Lefthander Randy Wolf has decided to undergo season-ending surgery on his ailing pitching elbow, meaning Tejeda will remain in the starting rotation going forward. The rookie righthander has posted a 1-0 record and 2.03 ERA in 11 appearances this year, including three starts.
Nursing an inflamed muscle in his neck, Padilla will miss his scheduled start against the New York Mets on Wednesday. The Phillies' righthander, who currently is listed as day-to-day, will be replaced on the mound by Robinson Tejada. In 10 outings this season, Padilla is 3-6 with a 6.23 ERA.
Eaton has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the San Diego Padres, retroactive to June 16. The righthander already has missed one start with a strained flexor tendon in the middle finger of his pitching hand, and he was expected to be skipped the next time through the rotation as well. If Eaton continues to show progress, the club is optimistic that he will be ready to be activated when eligible early next month.
Eaton had been optimistic that he would be ready to return to the mound as early as Friday, but according to Padres' manager Bruce Bochy, the righthander will miss at least one more start and could land on the 15-day disabled list. An MRI on the strained flexor tendon in Eaton's right finger revealed no serious damage, and he currently is listed as day-to-day.
After an MRI revealed no serious damage to the strained flexor tendon in his right finger, Eaton played catch without any problems at PETCO Park on Monday. The righthander has been sidelined since suffering the injury last Wednesday in Detroit, but if all goes well in a scheduled bullpen session on Tuesday, he could be back on the mound as early as Friday. He will be re-evaluated after Tuesday's workout.
After the Texas Rangers lost to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Monday night, Young left the team to rejoin his wife in Texas for the birth of their second child. It seems certain the Rangers' shortstop, who is batting .316 with eight homers and 34 RBI, will miss the rest of the series with the Angels during the week.
After the Texas Rangers lost to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Monday night, Young left the team to rejoin his wife in Texas for the birth of their child. It seems certain the Rangers' shortstop, who is batting .316 with eight homers and 34 RBI, will miss the rest of the series with the Angels during the week. Mark DeRosa will fill in during Young's absence.
After hitting a pair of home runs on Saturday and stroking another on Sunday, Teixeira has taken over the major league lead in home runs with 20. For the season, the Rangers' star first baseman is batting .296 with 54 runs scored and 56 RBI in 67 games.
Olson has been designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies, opening a spot on the roster for veteran reliever Dan Miceli. The infielder has seen just three plate appearances with the Rockies this season, striking out twice and drawing a walk.
On the disabled list with left elbow tendinitis, Durazo met with Dr. Lewis Yokum earlier this week, who recommended that the A's continue with their treatment of rest and anti-inflammatories for their designated hitter.
A little more than a week after going on the disabled list with a groin strain, Mahay started a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Oklahoma and worked a scoreless inning Thursday. The veteran southpaw, who turns 34 on June 28, should be ready to come off the DL when he is eligible late next week.
Plagued by poor run support all season, Millwood returned from the disabled list Thursday and claimed just his second win of 2005. Still, the Cleveland righthander didn't get a boatload of runs. He worked five scoreless frames in his return from a strained right groin, allowing four hits, two walks and striking out five. He left with a two-run lead and the Indians held on for a 2-1 victory.
The Padres are reporting that Eaton will definitely miss his next start with a strained flexor tendon in his right middle finger. Eaton didn't make it through the second inning in his last start, and will be replaced in the rotation, tentatively, by Darrell May.
The Texas Rangers have seen enough of Pedro Astacio's poor performances, and reportedly they are ready to give his scheduled start against Washington on Sunday to Wilson. The 24-year-old lefthander would get the call if the Rangers decide to release Astacio or put him on the disabled list. Wilson, a rookie who was recalled a week ago, has allowed just one run in three relief appearances. He has posted a 3.00 ERA over three innings of work.
The Cleveland Indians activated Millwood from the disabled list Wednesday, following their fifth straight win and eighth in their last nine contests. The 30-year-old righthander will try to extend the streak to six games against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night. To make room for Millwood, the Indians optioned righthander Jason Davis to Triple-A Buffalo.
Durazo has been slow to recuperate from tendinitis in his left elbow, and the Oakland DH isn't ready to return. The 30-year-old Durazo has been on the disabled list since May 25, and he's a .237 hitter with four home runs and 16 RBI in 41 games this season.
While throwing a pitch in the second inning of San Diego's loss to Detroit on Wednesday, Eaton experienced a cracking sound and then his right middle finger started swelling. The swollen finger was painful and Eaton left the game. The injury isn't considered serious, but the Padres' righthander may miss his next start on Monday against the Dodgers.
After a couple of rough outings filling in as the Cubs' fifth starter, Koronka was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday. The Cubs recalled southpaw Rich Hill from Iowa to replace Koronka on the 25-man roster.
After Tejeda pitched five scoreless innings as a spot starter against Texas on June 8, the rookie righthander will step into the rotation for injured lefthander Randy Wolf. Tejeda has been chosen to face Barry Zito and the Oakland Athletics in Oakland Friday.
Olson's stint with the Colorado Rockies lasted less than a week, as the Rocks optioned Olson back to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday. The move was made to bring up first-base prospect Ryan Shealy, who is expected to get some DH at-bats this week. Colorado is visiting Cleveland and Baltimore over the next seven days.
To make room on their 40-man roster, the Royals moved Anderson to the 60-day DL on Saturday. The lefthander has not pitched since May 8 due to inflamation in his pitching elbow. The team still hopes he will be able to return shortly after the All-Star break.
The Rangers purchased Wasdin's contract from Triple-A Oklahoma on Sunday. The veteran journeyman was working primarily as a starter for Oklahoma, where he had a 9-2 record and a 4.93 ERA. He was 2-4 with a 6.78 ERA in 15 appearances (10 starts) for Texas in 2004.
The Rangers placed Benoit on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday due to tendinitis in his pitching elbow. This is the second DL stint of the season for the righthanded reliever, who was limited earlier in the year with shoulder tendinitis. Benoit has made just six appearances in 2005 for Texas, though he has allowed just one earned run in 14.1 innings.
The Texas Rangers recalled Dominguez from Double-A Frisco on Friday, when they placed Nick Regilio on the 15-day disabled list and optioned Michael Tejera back to Triple-A Oklahoma. Dominguez was 2-0 with two saves and a 2.63 ERA in 15 games (two starts) for Frisco.
Regilio, who was recalled for the fourth time from Triple-A Oklahoma on Wednesday, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday by the Texas Rangers. The 26-year-old righthander has been battling a tender throwing elbow in recent days. He is 1-2 with a 4.58 ERA in 18 relief appearances for the Rangers.
The Texas Rangers recalled Wilson from Double-A Frisco on Friday, when they placed Nick Regilio on the 15-day disabled list and optioned Michael Tejera back to Triple-A Oklahoma. Wilson, a 24-year-old lefthander, was 0-3 with a 5.97 ERA in eight starts for Frisco.
Nursing a strained groin, Mahay has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Texas Rangers. The reliever pitched fairly well over the first five weeks of the 2005 campaign, but in his last six outings, he has surrendered 13 runs in just 5.2 innings of work. Overall, Mahay is 0-2 with an 8.38 ERA and one save in 19 appearances this season.
After missing more than three weeks with a strained left hamstring, Matthews has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Texas Rangers. Prior to the injury, the outfielder was batting .250 with one home run, eight RBI and a pair of stolen bases in 32 games. He takes the roster spot of injured reliever Ron Mahay.
Young continues to sizzle. With two hits in the Rangers' 8-5 loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday, the Texas shortstop has a 16-game hitting streak in which he's 31-for-69 (.449) with 17 runs scored and 10 RBI. He's pushed his average for the season to .310, and he has eight homers and 33 RBI. He also has scored 41 runs in 55 games.
Wilkerson was back in the Washington Nationals' starting lineup for Tuesday's meeting with the Oakland A's, going 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. The outfielder/first baseman had not seen an at bat since last Thursday, due to a sore right hand. He hopes to avoid missing any more time going forward.
Regilio has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma by the Texas Rangers just a day after being demoted to the minor league club. The righthander fills the roster spot of struggling starter Ryan Drese, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday. In his first three stints with the Rangers this season, Regilio was 1-2 with a 4.76 ERA in 17 relief appearances.
Millwood, on the disabled list with a strained right groin since May 26, is getting close to returning. He could rejoin the Cleveland rotation on Friday, when the Indians begin an interleague series with the San Francisco Giants. If Millwood isn't quite ready, the Indians probably will give Jason Davis another start in his place.
Dating back to Saturday, Lee has notched a hit in each of his last eight at-bats, tying a club record. The Brewers' outfielder had a double in his final at-bat in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers, went a perfect 5-for-5 in Sunday's defeat, then finished Monday's victory over the Yankees 2-for-2 with a pair of walks.
Heading into the Texas Rangers' interleague series in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Young has been red-hot with a 15-game hitting streak. The Rangers' shortstop has batted .446 (29-for-65) during his 15-game run, scoring 15 runs and driving in nine.
The Texas Rangers recalled McDougall from their Triple-A Oklahoma affiliate on Tuesday. The infielder was batting .320 with nine doubles, seven homers and 39 RBI in 39 games for Oklahoma. He also posted a .387 on-base percentage and .542 slugging mark. To make room for McDougall, the Rangers designated outfielder Chad Allen for assignment.
The Texas Rangers recalled lefty reliever Michael Tejera and demoted Regilio to Triple-A Oklahoma on Monday. The 26-year-old righthander was 1-2 with a 4.76 ERA in 17 relief appearances for the Rangers this season.
With Kansas City playing interleague series in San Francisco and Arizona this week, the DH slot is not an option. That means Mike Sweeney probably will spend most of the week at first base and Stairs and the Royals' other DH options will be squeezed for playing time.
Lee set a career high for hits in a game, going a perfect 5-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Brewers' outfielder has hit safely in 12 of his last 15 games to raise his season average to .281 -- the highest it has been since April 13.
Teixeira continued his red-hot hitting on Sunday, doubling and homering in five trips to the plate in Texas' 8-1 victory over Kansas City. In his last 17 games dating back to May 16, the Rangers' first baseman is a .400 hitter (28-for-70) with eight doubles, six home runs, 16 runs scored and 20 RBI. He's slugging .800 over that span.
The Colorado Rockies have recalled Olson from Triple-A Colorado Springs, filling the roster spot of shortstop Clint Barmes, who will miss about three months after breaking his collarbone. Olson was batting .298 with eight home runs, 35 RBI and eight stolen bases in 53 games with the minor league club this season.
Because of Saturday's doubleheader, the Phillies will need a spot starter for Wednesday's meeting with the Texas Rangers. According to manager Charlie Manuel, Tejeda will get the nod. The righthander has made eight relief appearances this season, posting a 4.50 ERA. He has fanned nine batters and walked 12 in 10 innings of work.
Wilkerson has been absent from the Washington Nationals' lineup the last two games, due to a sore right hand. Bothered by a right forearm problem for more than a month as well, the outfielder currently is listed as day-to-day. Wilkerson came in as a defensive replacement late in Saturday's meeting with the Florida Marlins, but did not record an at-bat. He should return to regular duties within the next couple of days.
With four hits against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, Young extended his current batting streak to a career-high 14 straight games. The Rangers' shortstop is batting .467 during this streak.
Padilla has responded to treatment on his ailing back, and barring any last-minute setbacks, he will take the mound against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night. The injury has kept the Phillies' righthander sidelined for nearly two weeks.
Anderson, who last pitched for Kansas City on May 8 in Baltimore, will start a tossing program next week. The 33-year-old lefthander has been inactive for most of the last month, resting an elbow that was prone to tightness throughout the spring. The Royals are targeting mid-July for the lefthander's return. Don't look for Anderson before the All-Star break.
After the White Sox' 10-7 loss to the Angels Wednesday night, Walker was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte. The 28-year-old lefthander, who was recalled on May 9, was 0-1 with a 12.00 ERA in four relief appearances.
Young went 2-for-4 against Detroit for a second straight night on Wednesday, and the Rangers' second baseman now has seven hits in his last 13 at-bats. He also has an 11-game hitting streak in which he's batting .444 (20-for-45) with nine runs scored. He's pushed his batting average to a season-high .293.
Before even making an appearance in his most recent stint with the major league club, Leicester has been optioned back to Triple-A Iowa by the Chicago Cubs. The righthander, who filled the void on the roster when LaTroy Hawkins was dealt to the Giants over the weekend, will be replaced by Wednesday's starting pitcher, John Koronka.
After going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI on Tuesday night, in Texas' 8-2 win over Detroit, Young has a 10-game hitting streak in which he's batted .439 (18-for-41). He has scored eight runs and driven in six in those 10 games.
Padilla is battling some discomfort in his back, and he will be skipped this time through the Phillies' starting rotation as a result. The righthander, who has not taken the mound since losing to the Baltimore Orioles on May 21, should be back in action by the weekend, as long as he responds to treatment. In seven starts this season, Padilla is 1-5 with a 7.03 ERA.
The Cubs plan to recall Koronka from Triple-A Iowa to make the Wednesday start at Dodger Stadium. It was thought that Todd Wellemeyer would work Wednesday's game, but he will be kept in the bullpen during the Cubs' current stretch of 20 straight games, which began on May 20. Koronka will be starting in place of Mark Prior, who suffered a compression fracture near his right elbow over the weekend.
Leicester has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa, replacing the departed LaTroy Hawkins on the Cubs' roster. In six games with the Cubs this year, Leicester has posted a 9.00 ERA, allowing 11 hits and nine walks in nine innings.
On Thursday, Colbrunn underwent successful back surgery for a herniated cervical disk. He should be able to return to baseball activities in about eight weeks, and the Texas DH-first baseman may be ready for game action by late August or September. Colbrunn has been the disabled list all season.
The Oakland Athletics placed Durazo on the 15-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to Wednesday. The A's designated hitter is battling tendinitis in his left elbow. After enjoying a career year with Oakland in 2004, Durazo has started slowly this spring, batting .237 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 41 games.
Anderson has rested his arm for two weeks after going on the disabled list May 9 for tightness in his throwing elbow. After two throwing sessions in recent days, the Royals' lefthander will be examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum this weekend.
In Cleveland's 3-2 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night, Millwood removed himself in the fifth inning after injuring his groin on what turned out to be his third-to-last pitch. While the Cleveland righthander said he didn't feel or hear a pop in the groin when he felt the muscle bite, he will have an MRI exam on Thursday. Manager Eric Wedge deemed Millwood's injury as "considerable," and said there's a possibility the righthander may go on the 15-day disabled list.
On Thursday, the Cleveland Indians placed Millwood on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin. The 30-year-old righthander was hurt while throwing a pitch in the fifth inning of Wednesday night's win over Minnesota. He tried to stay in the game, but couldn't push off the mound without pain and took himself out.
On the disabled list since April 13 with right triceps inflammation, Dickey was activated by the Texas Rangers Wednesday and optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma. The 30-year-old righthander made five relief appearances before going on the DL, losing one game and posting an 8.10 ERA.
Blalock hasn't committed an error in 45 games this season, and the Rangers' third baseman has gone 53 straight games since he last was charged with one. In the Rangers' 7-3 win over the Royals Wednesday, he matched Buddy Bell's club record of 53 straight errorless games at third base, which was set in 1979.
Despite hitting three home runs and notching 14 RBI in April, Lee struggled for the month, batting just .215. The Brewers' outfielder has been on fire since the calendar changed to May, as he is batting .312 with eight homers and 29 RBI over his last 23 games. His RBI total in May already has broken the club mark of 27 set by Richie Sexson in 2002.
Further testing on Wilkerson's ailing right forearm has revealed an irritated nerve. The Nationals' outfielder, who has been bothered by the injury for more than three weeks, will be evaluated on a daily basis to determine his availability, and a trip to the disabled list is not expected at this time. For the season, he is batting .281 with three home runs, 17 RBI and three stolen bases.
Wilkerson has been bothered by a strained muscle in his right forearm since early in May, and he sat out Washington's game against Toronto on Sunday. The Nationals fear their leadoff hitter will be out for an extended period of time. He is scheduled to undergo a bone scan while the club is in Cincinnati to begin a three-game series versus the Reds on Monday.
After starting the season on the disabled list following offseason wrist surgery, Colbrunn has been diagnosed with a herniated cervical disk. He continues to undergo tests to determine if back surgery is necessary. If he goes under the knife, the earliest Colbrunn would return is August.
Lee finished Tuesday's victory over the Washington Nationals 1-for-3 with a walk, four RBI and his second home run in as many days. The Brewers' outfielder has hit safely in 15 of his last 16 contests, including five straight. Over that span, he is batting .318 with six doubles, five homers, 19 RBI and two stolen bases.
Possibly adjusting to National League pitching, Lee struggled mightily in April, batting just .215 with three homers and 14 RBI. He also struck out 16 times in 93 at-bats during the month. It appears he has put his early season problems behind him.
After leaving Sunday's game and sitting out Monday's with a bad back, Young was back in the Texas lineup Tuesday night against the Chicago White Sox. The Rangers' shortstop went 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch. For the season, Young is batting .252 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 39 games.
On Tuesday in Arizona, Dickey worked two innings of an extended spring training game. The Texas reliever threw 18 of his 21 pitches for strikes and showed better velocity than he has had all season. Recovering from a bout of triceps inflammation, the 30-year-old righthander is expected to start a minor league rehab assignment soon.
In five games this season, Dickey has taken a loss and posted an 8.10 ERA.
In a few days, Matthews will head to the Rangers' complex in Surprise, Arizona, in order to begin rehab for his strained left hamstring. The center fielder went on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. He was hitting .250 with one home run and eight RBI in 112 at-bats for Texas.
After being forced out of the Rangers' loss to Minnesota on Sunday because of back pain, Young on Monday missed his first game since last August. The Texas shortstop wanted to play, but manager Buck Showalter made the final call to sit Young on a cool night in Chicago.
Consider Young day-to-day. He doesn't like to sit and has played 160 games in each of the last two seasons. His only missed games in 2004 were August 3-4, when he also nursed a sore back.
The plan for Anderson, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 9 for tightness in his throwing elbow, is to rest. The Royals' southpaw said he's been experiencing elbow stiffness for some time, but it was only in his last outing that he couldn't continue pitching.
When Anderson will begin throwing again hasn't been revealed. Look for updates on his condition.
Injured running out a grounder on Saturday, Matthews was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Texas Rangers on Sunday. The center fielder has a strained left hamstring. The switch-hitting Matthews was batting .250 with one home run and eight RBI in 112 at-bats for Texas.
Matthews recently lost the starting center-field job to Laynce Nix. Andres Torres, recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma to take Matthews' roster spot, will serve as a backup outfielder.
Young left during the third inning of the Texas Rangers' loss to Minnesota Sunday because of a stiff back. The Rangers' shortstop said later that he expects to be back in the lineup on Monday in Chicago, but cool temperatures in the Midwest may have Texas manager Buck Showalter thinking more conservatively about getting Young back into the lineup.
Matthews left Saturday's game against the Minnesota Twins in the seventh inning, when he injured his left hamstring while attempting to beat out a grounder to first.
After being designated for assignment late last week, Riley cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma on Wednesday. The 25-year-old lefthander made seven relief appearances for Texas this season, going 1-0 with a 9.95 ERA. He allowed 16 hits and 10 walks in 12.2 innings.
After being limited to relief work with the big league club, Riley is expected to join the Oklahoma rotation.
The primary reason for Wilkerson's struggles of late -- especially in the power categories -- is a strained muscle in his right forearm, an injury he's been battling for a couple of weeks. Over his last 12 games, the Nationals' outfielder is 9-for-49 (.184) with no home runs and 18 strikeouts. He plans to play through the injury.
Despite the recent slump, Wilkerson's season totals are still fairly impressive. He is batting .296 with 13 doubles, three home runs, 17 RBI, three stolen bases and 18 runs scored in 33 games.
Bauer was sent down to Triple-A Ottawa on Wednesday, in order to make room for a backup catcher on the Baltimore roster. The 28-year-old righthander has been going up and down between the Orioles and the Triple-A affiliate since early in the 2002 season, and he heads to Ottawa after posting a 9.72 ERA in five relief appearances this spring.
Catcher Sal Fasano comes up to take Bauer's roster spot.
Dickey is getting closer to returning to a Texas Rangers bullpen sabotaged by Tommy John surgery. Bothered by triceps inflammation, the 30-year-old righthander has started throwing off a mound and may begin a minor league rehab assignment as soon as this weekend. Dickey was 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in five games before going on the disabled list on April 13.
That saying about bad news coming in threes usually doesn't apply to Tommy John surgery, but it does for the Texas Rangers. Bukvich is scheduled to undergo the procedure on Friday, making him the third Rangers reliever to get his elbow rebuilt this spring. Bukvich follows Texas teammates Frank Francisco and Carlos Almanzar to the operating table.
Bukvich worked four games for Texas this spring, posting an 11.25 ERA over four innings. He won't be back until sometime in 2006.
On Monday, the Kansas City Royals placed Anderson on the 15-day disabled list after he left his Sunday start because of tightness in his pitching elbow. He is in Kansas City to be examined by team doctors. Anderson is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in six starts this season.
Taking Anderson's spot on the 25-man roster is Leo Nunez, who pitched in low Class-A ball in 2004 and was 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in three relief appearances this season for Double-A Wichita.
On Monday against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Millwood turned in what was clearly his best start since blanking the Chicago White Sox for six innings on Opening Day. Cleveland's 30-year-old righthander limited the Angels to just one hit and fanned eight over eight scoreless innings to earn his first-ever American League victory, a 3-0 decision.
Millwood is 1-3 with a 3.38 ERA on the season. A lack of run support has limited his chances to earn wins.
After enduring a 9-for-55 slide (.164) during the latter half of April, Lee has kicked off May with a nine-game hitting streak. During his nine-game run, the Milwaukee left fielder is 15-for-40 (.375) with five doubles, three homers and 12 RBI. After homering in the Brewers' loss on Monday, those three home runs have come in his last four games.
Blalock has hit safely in five of his last six games for Texas. The Rangers' third baseman is hitting .400 (10-for-25) in those six games, with two doubles, a homer and five runs scored.
After starting the season 1-for-13 (.077) and absorbing a 3-for-29 slump (.103) in the middle of April, Blalock now is at .273 for the season. He has nine doubles, five homers and 16 RBI in 32 games.
After making his first career major league start in Monday's game against the New York Mets, Leicester has been optioned back to Triple-A Iowa by the Chicago Cubs. The righthander, who allowed four runs on five hits -- including two home runs -- in three innings of work, will be replaced on the roster by Sergio Mitre.
Leicester made five relief appearances with Chicago earlier this season, but was optioned to the minor league club after going 0-2 wtih a 7.50 ERA.
Anderson left his Sunday start for the Kansas City Royals after two innings because of tightness in his pitching elbow. The Royals' lefty will fly to Kansas City to be examined by team doctors on Monday.
Anderson experienced some stiffness in his elbow during spring training, while undergoing a few minor tweaks to his mechanics, but the 33-year-old southpaw has been healthy during the regular season. He is 1-2 with a hefty 6.75 ERA in six starts.
Leicester has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa by the Chicago Cubs, and he is scheduled to make his first major league start in Monday's meeting with the New York Mets. The righthander made five relief appearances with Chicago earlier this season, but was optioned to the minor league club after going 0-2 wtih a 7.50 ERA.
Ryan Dempster originally was slated to take the mound for the Cubs on Monday, but he was named the team's new closer over the weekend. In two games with Iowa this season, including one start, Leicester allowed three runs on four hits in five innings of work. He struck out four and walked three.
Riley, acquired from Baltimore at the end of March, has been designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers. The 25-year-old lefthander stuggled in the Rangers' bullpen, going 1-0 with a 9.95 ERA in seven appearances. He allowed 16 hits and 10 walks in 12.2 innings.
The Rangers have 10 days to trade Riley, or they can hope he clears waivers and accepts an assignment to the minors. Taking Riley's spot in the pen is Kameron Loe, who was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma on Friday.
On Friday, Loe was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma after the Texas Rangers designated lefthander Matt Riley for assignment. Loe was 2-1 with a 5.08 ERA in five starts for Oklahoma.
Loe, who pitched in two games for Texas in 2004, will make his 2005 debut out of the bullpen. He made one start and one relief appearance for the Rangers a year ago, posting a 5.40 ERA in 6.2 innings.
Needing to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder Damian Jackson, the San Diego Padres have designated Hyzdu for assignment. The outfielder, who was acquired from the Boston Red Sox in March in exchange for righthanded pitcher Blaine Neal, is batting .150 with four RBI and a stolen base in 17 games this season (20 at-bats).
The Padres will have 10 days to trade Hyzdu, release him or send him outright to the minor leagues.
The Chicago White Sox have recalled Burke from Triple-A Charlotte, where the 33-year-old catcher was hitting .284 with three home runs and nine RBI in 24 games. Burke was recalled Tuesday to replace Willie Harris, who went on the bereavement list for a family matter.
Burke hit .333 with 15 RBI in 57 games with the White Sox last season.
Benoit, who just came off the disabled list after a bout of shoulder tendinitis that has bothered him since early in spring training, now has a tender right elbow. The discomfort may not require another stint on the DL, but you may want to avoid the 27-year-old righthander and his arm woes.
Guzman has been transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL by the San Diego Padres, opening a spot on the 40-man roster for utilityman Robert Fick, whose contract was purchased on Monday. Guzman is expected to miss most, if not all, of the 2005 campaign after undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery.
Guzman made his major league debut with the Padres last season, batting .211 with five RBI and five stolen bases in 20 games.
Bothered by shoulder tendinitis since early in spring training, Benoit was activated from the disabled list on Sunday. The Rangers' righthander was 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in three appearances for Triple-A Oklahoma of the Pacific Coast League before he was activated.
Benoit takes the roster spot vacated by reliever Carlos Almanzar, who went on the 15-day disabled list Sunday for elbow inflammation.
An MRI exam revealed ligament damage, and Francisco will undergo Tommy John surgery on Friday. The Rangers' reliever, who enjoyed an impressive rookie season in 2004, will miss all of 2005 after battling elbow discomfort this spring. He seemed to have beaten the problem and had regained his velocity in recent minor league rehab appearances, but the pain in his elbow returned after pitching on Saturday.
Returning to full health from the procedure takes 12-18 months, and Francisco will be rehabbing to return to action a year from now. Perhaps he'll look more like the 2004 version of Francisco by midseason of 2006.
Dickey, recovering from a right triceps strain, has begun throwing from 60 feet. The Rangers' reliever, placed on the disabled list two weeks ago, is expected back sometime during the first half of May.
The Rangers' bullpen could use Dickey. Frank Francisco is battling elbow pain once again, Ryan Bukvich is just starting a rehab assignment, Nick Regilio has turf toe and a few other relievers haven't been particularly effective. It's been a tough spring for the pen, which was such a pleasant surprise for the Rangers in 2004.
After struggling in five relief appearances so far this season, Leicester has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa by the Chicago Cubs. The righthander, who is 0-2 wtih a 7.50 ERA, will be replaced in the bullpen by righty Roberto Novoa.
The elbow pain that sidelined Francisco this spring returned following his minor league rehab appearance on Saturday, and the Texas reliever has an MRI exam scheduled to further investigate what is causing the discomfort. The 25-year-old Francisco was expected to come off the disabled list this week, but any moves involving the righthander have been put on hold until the MRI results have been studied.
Several days ago, poor command had been the biggest concern surrounding Francisco, who had regained his velocity but hadn't been successful in his rehab appearances. Now the health status of his elbow is uncertain.
Regilio, who has been bothered by turf toe in recent days, received a cortisone injection on Sunday. By now, the pain should be under control, which may allow the righthanded reliever to return to action in the Rangers' bullpen. Regilio hasn't pitched since Sunday.
The Rangers' pen has been battling through injuries this spring, and it could use Regilio. Since he was roughed up in his first 2005 appearance on April 8, he hasn't allowed a run over 5.2 innings and hitters are batting just .190 against him.
Colbrunn's rehab from offseason wrist surgery has been slowed by a forearm strain that probably will force the Texas DH-first baseman to extend his minor league rehab assignment. The 35-year-old veteran has been sidelined for a week by the forearm injury, but he should resume playing for Triple-A Oklahoma within a few days.
Lee went 3-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's victory over the San Francisco Giants, notching the 10th multihomer game of his major league career. The Brewers' outfielder, who saw his season batting average dip to .196 late last week, is 8-for-17 with six RBI over his last four contests.
Lee has been a slow starter in his major league career, so his minor struggles at the plate over the first few weeks of the 2005 campaign aren't a huge surprise. He is batting .260 with three homers, 14 RBI and one stolen base in 18 games.
Wilkerson extended his current hitting streak to five games in a big way on Sunday, going 4-for-5 with a home run, stolen base, two RBI and three runs scored in a win over the New York Mets. The Nationals' outfielder, who hit for the cycle earlier this month, has recorded a double in each of his last four contests.
In 19 games this season, Wilkerson is batting .346 with eight doubles, two triples, eight RBI and two stolen bases. However, he has struck out 21 times in 78 at-bats as well.
After going 0-for-6 against the Yankees on Saturday, Blalock was in a 2-for-23 funk (.087) over his last five games. The Rangers' third baseman found himself on the Rangers' bench on Sunday, as Mark DeRosa was given a start at third in the series finale against New York.
Francisco has made numerous minor league appearances, but still didn't pitching well enough to return to Texas in his last outing. The righthanded reliever has seen his velocity return, following elbow problems this spring, but his command hasn't been what it was during his impressive rookie season in 2004.
Francisco is scheduled to make another minor league appearance for Double-A Frisco in the next day or two. If he doesn't turn things around quickly, he could be optioned to the minors when his rehab assignment is over.
After throwing three pitches to the leadoff hitter in the seventh inning of Thursday's loss to the New York Mets, Alfonseca left the game because of soreness in his pitching elbow. The Marlins' righthander, who indicated the injury is not serious, will undergo a MRI on Friday to rule out any structural problems.
For now, consider Alfonseca as day-to-day. If the tests come out negative, the Marlins likely will shut down the reliever for a few days, just as a precautionary measure. In six relief appearances this season, he is 0-1 with a 1.59 ERA.
After throwing three pitches to the leadoff hitter in the seventh inning of Thursday's loss to the New York Mets, Alfonseca left the game because of soreness in his pitching elbow. The Marlins' righthander, who indicated the injury has been bothering him since spring training, but is not serious, will undergo a MRI on Friday to rule out any structural problems.
For now, consider Alfonseca as day-to-day. If the tests come out negative, the Marlins likely will shut down the reliever for a few days, just as a precautionary measure. In six relief appearances this season, he is 0-1 with a 1.59 ERA.
Alfonseca did not think the elbow soreness in his pitching elbow was anything to be concerned with, but tests have revealed that a stress fracture is the cause of the discomfort. The injury, which forced him to leave Thursday's game against the New York Mets, will keep the Marlins' righthander sidelined for at least two months. As a result, he has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
In six relief appearances this season, Alfonseca is 0-1 with a 1.59 ERA. Travis Smith has been recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill the void on the roster and in the bullpen.
Matthews Jr. has lost his starting job in center field for the Rangers. After having a great spring and earning the number one spot, Matthews Jr. has hit just .216 with two RBI in 14 games this season. Last year's starter, Laynce Nix will become the new everyday center fielder for Texas.
Although he had no problems with his arm, Padilla's season debut could not have gone much worse. The Phillies' righthander, who missed some time in spring training with triceps tendinitis and spent the first two weeks of the regular season on the disabled list builiding up his arm strength, allowed eight runs on eight hits, including five home runs, over just three innings in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets. He was replaced on the mound by Gavin Floyd.
It might take Padilla a few starts to shake off some rust. Keep him on your bench until he puts a couple solid outings together. In 20 starts last season, Padilla was 7-7 with a 4.53 ERA.
Francisco, who is on the disabled list because of a sore right elbow, made his fourth minor league rehab appearance on Monday. After pitching three times for Double-A Frisco, the 25-year-old righthander worked two innings in his first outing for Triple-A Oklahoma, allowing a run on one hit and two walks over two innings. He is scheduled to make another appearance for Oklahoma on Wednesday.
There have been concerns about Francisco's velocity in the early going of his minor league rehab assignment, and Texas manager Buck Showalter would like to see the reliever work on back-to-back days before returning him to the Rangers. So, Francisco seems to be at least a few days away from joining Texas.
Padilla will be activated from the 15-day disabled list in time to take the mound for the Phillies in Tuesday's game against the New York Mets. The righthander, who has been building up his arm strength since missing some time in spring training with triceps tendinitis, will be limited to 90 pitches in his season debut, according to manager Charlie Manuel.
Gavin Floyd was slated to return to the minors to open a spot on the Phillies' roster for Padilla, but instead, he will pitch in long relief for the time being. In 20 starts last season, Padilla was 7-7 with a 4.53 ERA.
On Sunday, the Texas Rangers put Bukvich on the 15-day disabled list with a tender throwing elbow. The 26-year-old righthander had made four appearances for Texas, working four innings, allowing five earned runs and posting a 11.25 ERA.
Taking Bukvich's place on the roster is righthander Nick Regiiio, who was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma.
With Ryan Bukvich going on the disabled list Sunday with a sore elbow, the Texas Rangers recalled Regilio for the third time this season -- and the second time this week. The 26-year-old righthander was recalled on April 4 when Carlos Almanzar went the bereavement list. Regilio came back last Wednesday when R.A. Dickey went the DL, but was returned to Triple-A Oklahoma on Friday when Almanzar returned to the Rangers.
If it's Sunday, this must be Arlington. One can excuse Regilio if he's battling jet lag. He's worked two games for Texas and posted an 11.57 ERA.
According to Texas manager Buck Showalter, the team wants Francisco to pitch on consecutive days before they consider activating him from the 15-day disabled list. The righthander, who has been battling inflammation and soreness in his pitching elbow all spring, is at least a week away from returning to the Rangers' bullpen. He tossed a scoreless inning in a minor league rehab outing with Double-A Frisco on Thursday and reported no major problems.
Francisco made his major league debut last season, going 5-1 with a 3.33 ERA in 45 relief appearances. He struck out 60 batters and walked 28 in 51.1 innings. Once healthy, he'll serve as a setup man.
The Texas Rangers have placed Dickey on the 15-day disabled list with a right triceps strain. The 30-year-old righthander left Tuesday night's game when he felt a sharp pain behind his right shoulder that shot down his body. He underwent an MRI exam on Wednesday morning, and was diagnosed with a second-degree strain.
Dickey will be sidelined for at least three weeks. It will be 10-14 days before the righthander picks up a baseball. Nick Regilio was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma to take Dickey's roster spot.
Regilio has been recalled and demoted between Oklahoma and Texas already this season, and on Wednesday, the 26-year-old righthander was recalled again. He has worked one-third of an inning for the Rangers, allowing three earned runs, good for a loss and an 81.00 ERA. He has worked two scoreless innings for the Triple-A club.
Regilio was recalled when R.A. Dickey went on the disabled list. The Rangers will have to demote someone on Thursday, when Carlos Almanzar returns from a bereavement leave. It could be Regilio or Ryan Bukvich.
As anticipated, Padilla took the mound for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, as he continues to build back the strength in his pitching arm. The righthander, who was limited this spring by triceps tendinitis, gave up two runs on six hits over five innings, throwing 79 pitches. He struck out two and walked two. Barring any last-minute setbacks, Padilla will be activated from the 15-day disabled list in time to take the mound for the Phillies on April 20.
Gavin Floyd has been filling the void in Padilla's absence, but likely will be optioned to the minors when Padilla is good to go. In 20 starts last season, Padilla was 7-7 with a 4.53 ERA.
The Philadelphia Phillies have decided to give Padilla one more minor league start before activating him from the 15-day disabled list. The righthander, who was limited this spring by triceps tendinitis, is working on regaining his arm strength and is scheduled to take the mound for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday. He plans to throw around 85 pitches.
As long as no problems are reported after Tuesday's outing, Padilla is expected to rejoin the Phillies' rotation and start against the Colorado Rockies on April 20. Gavin Floyd has been filling the void in Padilla's absence, but likely will be optioned to the minors when Padilla is good to go. In 20 starts last season, Padilla was 7-7 with a 4.53 ERA.
With Todd Walker out indefinitely with a sprained ligament in his left knee, Hairston is expected to step into the Chicago Cubs' lineup and get the majority of the starts at second base. Hairston, who was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles in the Sammy Sosa trade, will be backed up by Jose Macias, Mike Fontenot and Neifi Perez.
Hairston batted .303 with two home runs, 24 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 86 games with the Orioles last season, but has yet to notch his first hit with the Cubs (eight at-bats). He and Corey Patterson are expected to fill the top two spots in the batting order.
After going 3-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base in a 7-6 Texas win over Seattle on Sunday, Young has hit safely in all six games the Rangers have played. The Texas shortstop is batting .346 (9-for-26) after his big day on Sunday, but his only extra-base hit is an Opening Day double. He has four walks and has fanned just once on the season.
Young was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after slamming into the center-field wall while making a tremendous catch in the first inning. The veteran utilityman was diagnosed with a separated right shoulder and was replaced in the Padres' lineup by Adam Hyzdu. Young got the nod in center instead of Xavier Nady, who was out with strep throat.
Young will be re-evaluated on Friday, but there is a good chance that he will land on the 15-day disabled list. Through three games this season, he is 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and one stolen base.
Although he made a spectacular leaping catch against the wall in center-field, Young will only be rewarded with the 60-day disabled list. In the collision, Young suffered a dislocated right shoulder, and will now be out at least two months. The 37-year-old utility man was making a spot start in center field for regular Xavier Nady who was out with strep throat.
It is likely that 5-year veteran Adam Hyzdu will get the start in center until Nady can recover from the illness. The Padres hope Young won't require surgery to stabilize the dislocation, but they won't know for at least three weeks. "The muscles and all the connecting tissues are stretched out," said assistant trainer Jim Daniel, who added there is a "50 percent chance in an injury like this that the shoulder will be dislocated again." Surgery and the rehab process would cast doubt on his
Stairs was not in the Royals' lineup on Thursday and he'll likely sit out at least another day or two, due to tightness in his right hamstring and stiffness in his back. The veteran slugger has been nursing the back problem since last weekend and suffered the hamstring injury chasing down a ball in Wednesday's game against the Detroit Tigers. He is 3-for-7 with a double, walk and three strikeouts in two games this season.
Stairs will receive treatment and be evaluated on a daily basis to determine his status and availability. Emil Brown will fill the void in right field until Stairs feels good enough to give it a go.
Padilla is scheduled to take the mound for Class-A Clearwater on Thursday, and if all goes well, he could join the Phillies starting rotation as early as next week. The righthander, who was limited this spring by triceps tendinitis, is working on regaining his arm strength. He is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday, but the team might give him another minor league outing before adding him to the roster.
Gavin Floyd will fill the open spot in the Phillies' starting rotation until Padilla is ready to take the mound. In 20 starts last season, Padilla was 7-7 with a 4.53 ERA.
In Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wilkerson hit for the cycle for the second time in his major league career. The outfielder/first baseman homered in the third inning, singled in the fifth, tripled in the seventh and capped off the night with a ground-rule double in the eighth. He also drew a walk and finished with two RBI. The cycle was the seventh in franchise history, but first since the team moved to Washington during the offseason.
With Endy Chavez' demotion, Wilkerson is back in the leadoff role for the Nationals this season. In 160 games last year, he batted .255 with 32 home runs, 67 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 160 games.
Making his regular-season debut with the Cleveland Indians, Millwood was solid in Wednesday's meeting with the Chicago White Sox, scattering four hits over six shutout innings. The righthander, who struck out one and walked two, was in line for the win until closer Bob Wickman gave up four runs in the bottom of the ninth, handing the victory to the White Sox.
Millwood was 9-6 with a 4.85 ERA for the Phillies last season, but was limited to 25 starts because of elbow and groin injuries. He hopes to avoid injury and get back on track in 2005. Wednesday's performance definitely was a good start.
Colbrunn remained at extended spring training to continue his rehab program, as he recovers from offseason surgery on his right wrist. The Rangers' infielder reportedly has shown significant improvement over the past several days, and barring any setbacks, he should join Triple-A Oklahoma in the near future and expand his workouts. A timetable for his return to the Rangers' roster still has not been set.
When healthy, Colbrunn is expected to serve as a backup for the Rangers, seeing time at first base and designated hitter. In 13 seasons in the major leagues, Colbrunn has batted .289 with 98 home runs and 422 RBI in 992 games. He was limited to just 20 contests by his wrist injury last season.
The Texas Rangers have purchased the minor league contract of DeRosa, adding him to the Opening Day roster. The utilityman spent last season with the Atlanta Braves, batting .239 with three home runs and 31 RBI in 118 games.
DeRosa has experience at all infield positions, as well as both corner-outfield spots. He will serve as a backup with the Rangers, with his primary spots being second or third.
Matthews' solid spring has landed him the Rangers' starting center-field job, at least to begin the season. In 21 exhibition games, the outfielder batted .381 with four doubles, four triples, two home runs, 13 RBI and three stolen bases. Laynce Nix was expected to get the nod, but instead, he was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma.
In 87 games with Texas last season, Matthews batted .275 with 11 home runs, 36 RBI and five stolen bases. He'll likely hit in the bottom part of the Rangers' order this year.
After being limited most of spring training by stiffness in his pitching shoulder, Benoit has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Texas Rangers. The righthander, who was 3-5 with a 5.68 ERA in 28 appearances last season, including 15 starts, is expected to be out until late April or early May.
Laird has been optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma by the Texas Rangers. The catcher appeared in 49 games with Texas last season, batting .224 with one home run and 16 RBI.
Sandy Alomar will serve as Rod Barajas' primary backup behind the plate to begin the season.
The Texas Rangers have recalled Regilio from Triple-A Oklahoma, filling the roster spot of Carlos Almanzar, who was placed on the bereavement list following the death of his mother. Regilio appeared in six exhibition games this spring, going 0-1 with a 7.04 ERA.
Regilio will pitch in long relief for the Rangers.