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MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for May 13

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Jose Fernandez's fate still hasn't been decided, but it seems inevitable.
Jose Fernandez's fate still hasn't been decided, but it seems inevitable. (USATSI)

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ROSTER MOVES

Brewers: As expected they got Ryan Braun back but had to DL Aramis Ramirez.

Cardinals: Tyler Lyons hit the DL with a shoulder strain.

Orioles: Kevin Gausman will get the start Wednesday against the Tigers.

Padres: They activated Carlos Quentin from the DL prior to Tuesday's win in Cincinnati.

Royals: Omar Infante was placed on the DL.

Yankees: It'll be Chase Whitley who is activated to start Thursday with CC Sabathia on the DL. Also, reliever Shawn Kelley was placed on the disabled list, the club announced.

INJURY UPDATES

Athletics: Eric O'Flaherty is approaching a rehab assignment (MLB.com).

Cardinals: Jaime Garcia may be who replaces Lyons in the rotation. Jason Motte threw a scoreless inning (14 pitches, 10 for strikes) for Triple-A Memphis (MiLB.com). Finally, Kolten Wong is playing well in Triple-A and might be back soon (Derrick Goold).

Dodgers: Juan Uribe has been cleared to resume playing (MLB.com).

Marlins: Obviously the big news continues to be Jose Fernandez. The latest is that he has a tear in his ulnar-collateral ligament in his throwing elbow and that surgery has been recommended, however, no decision has been officially made by Fernandez or the Marlins.

Pirates: Starling Marte wasn't in the lineup Tuesday due to back tightness (MLB.com).

Rangers: Matt Harrison was removed from his Tuesday start in the second inning due to back stiffness. Also, Neftali Feliz returned to Triple-A from the DL and threw a scoreless inning (MLB.com).

Reds: Jay Bruce might return quicker than was expected, Devin Mesoraco began a rehab assignment, Tony Cingrani appears set to rejoin the rotation Saturday and Mat Latos will throw a bullpen session Wednesday. Head on over to Cincinnati.com for the full update on each of those four.

Twins: Top prospect Byron Buxton's wrist injury is a re-aggravation of the one that previously slowed him this season (startribune.com).

White Sox: Chris Sale is scheduled for a rehab outing Thursday (MLB.com).

Yankees: An MRI have revealed bone spurs in Carlos Beltran's elbow, but he'll avoid the DL for now.

MISCELLANY

American League: John Farrell has announced that his assistants for the All-Star Game will be Terry Francona and Ron Gardenhire (boston.com).

Angels: Hitting coach Don Baylor is looking to return to the club soon from a fractured femur. Also, is Raul Ibanez's job in jeopardy, asks latimes.com.

Astros: Mark Appel could be back to Class A from extended spring training soon (Ultimate Astros).

Athletics: The club has shown interest in trading for Padres first baseman/outfielder Kyle Blanks, reports CSN Bay Area. Also, the closer situation remains unsettled (MLB.com).

Braves: Might they employ a six-man rotation moving forward? They'll do it at least next week (ajc.com).

MLB/umpires: MLB is investigating a tap to the face of Torii Hunter by an umpire, but Hunter himself has no problem with what happened and said it was done "for the good."

Mets: It is unlikely the Wilpon ownership comes to an end, even if Saul Katz sells his stake in the club.

 
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