MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for May 7

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

The Angels have a time-frame in mind for the return of Josh Hamilton. (USATSI)
The Angels have a time-frame in mind for the return of Josh Hamilton. (USATSI)

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Here's all that's worth knowing for Wednesday, May 7 (click here for today's scores) …

TRANSACTIONS

- Mets: Will designate INF Omar Quintanilla for assignment. As our own Jon Heyman tweets, the Mets may recall Wilmer Flores to take Quintanilla's spot on the roster.

INJURY UPDATES

- East Carolina RHP Jeff Hoffman, one of the top prospects in the 2014 draft, will reportedly require Tommy John surgery.

- Angels: OF Josh Hamilton, who's been sidelined since tearing a thumb ligament on April 8, said he expects to return to the active roster during the weekend of May 23. This season, Hamilton is batting .444/.545/.741 in 33 plate appearances. (Pedro Moura via Twitter)

- Athletics: OF Coco Crisp was forced to leave Wednesday's game after crashing into the outfield wall while making a highlight catch. He was later diagnosed with a strained neck, and he also may have banged up his shoulder. He'll be re-evaluated on Thursday.

- Brewers: OF Ryan Braun (oblique) says he should be able to come off the DL on Tuesday when first eligible. (Adam McCalvy, MLB.com)

- Cubs: Have placed RHP Pedro Strop on the 15-day DL with a groin strain. He could be sidelined up to four weeks.

- Orioles: C Matt Wieters will not require surgery on his injured elbow.

- Twins: 1B Joe Mauer is still sidelined with severe back spasms and likely to miss at least another game or two. (La Velle E. Neal III, Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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