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MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for May 10

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Is the news bad on top prospect Byron Buxton? (USATSI)
Is the news bad on top prospect Byron Buxton? (USATSI)

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Here's all that's worth knowing for Saturday, May 10 (click here for today's scores) …

RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.

- Indians: John Axford is out as closer, and instead the team will go with a committee approach to protect ninth-inning leads. (Paul Hoynes, Cleveland Plain Dealer)

- Mariners: Have signed RHP Mike MacDougal to a minor-league contract.

- Marlins: MGR Mike Redmond says the team will designate reliever Carlos Marmol for assignment on Sunday. (Clark Spencer via Twitter)

- Mets: The Mets may soon move Jenrry Mejia to the bullpen. (David Lennon via Twitter)

- Orioles: The O's are listening to offers on LHP Troy Patton (Bob Nightengale via Twitter). They're also in the market for a backup catcher (Ken Rosenthal via Twitter)

INJURY UPDATES

- Brewers: 3B Aramis Ramirez strained his left hamstring on Saturday and may be headed for the disabled list. He's batting .240/.299/.355 on the season. (Tom Haudricourt via Twitter)

- Giants: Will likely go with Mike Morse as the regular first baseman as long as Brandon Belt is out with a broken thumb ... Matt Cain (lacerated hand) came off the DL and gave up two runs in five innings in an eventual loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

- Mariners: OF Michael Saunders suffered a hyperextended left knee on Saturday. He's day-to-day.

- Nationals: Will place 1B Adam LaRoche on the 15-day DL with a right quad strain.

- Padres: 3B Chase Headley came off the DL and homered in the win over the Marlins.

- Pirates: OF Andrew McCutchen sat out Saturday's win over the Cardinals because of a "gimpy" right ankle. (Rob Biertempfel via Twitter) ... OF Starling Marte was lifted from Saturday's game because of back soreness.

- Reds: On Saturday, the Reds activated closer Aroldis Chapman from the DL. He'd been sidelined since spring training after being struck in the face by a line drive.

- Twins: Top prospect OF Byron Buxton re-injured his left wrist while sliding on Saturday. He'll undergo an MRI. He missed the first month-plus of this season with a sprain of the same wrist. The consensus top prospect in baseball, Buxton has played just six games in 2014. (Jeff Passan via Twitter)

- White Sox: LHP Chris Sale is presently slated for two minor-league rehab starts before he returns to the active roster. (Bruce Levine via Twitter)

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