MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for May 21
All the Major League Baseball news you need to know for the day, wrapped up in one quick post.
What a wacky day of baseball. We saw a walk-off balk and a team win 3-2 despite only gathering one hit among eight total one-run games. There were pitchers duels, high-scoring affairs, well-played games and miscue-laden games. It was all over the place and, boy, was it fun. Check out the scoreboard for all the dirty details.
As for the roundup, let's get to it. Remember, these are just quick-hitters. For the full story, click on the links provided.
Dodgers: They placed Juan Uribe on the DL, among a few other moves.
Rays: Alex Cobb will rejoin the rotation Thursday (tbo.com).
Red Sox: Felix Doubront has been placed on the DL. Also, the Stephen Drew signing was made official.
Reds: They activated Jay Bruce from the DL, but placed Joey Votto on it.
Angels: With Kole Calhoun back off the DL as expected, Mike Trout's day off was just a precautionary measure.
Athletics: Both Jed Lowrie and Coco Crisp are still dealing with neck soreness (Athletics.com).
Brewers: Yovani Gallardo might miss one start with his ankle injury, but a DL stint is unlikely (jsonline.com).
Cardinals: Michael Wacha has a bruised elbow.
Cubs: After taking a line drive off his hand, Jason Hammel says he's fine (dailyherald.com).
Diamondbacks: Top prospect Archie Bradley is rehabbing at the club's spring facility and still aims to join the big-league club this season (azcentral.com).
Giants: Matt Cain was forced to leave his start early with a hamstring injury. It looks like he wasn't alone. Reliever Santiago Casilla batted and the result was what appears to be a hamstring injury (MLB.com video here). There's also this:
Bruce Bochy acknowledged Santiago Casilla is "likely" going to DL with right hamstring injury. MRI tomorrow. "We need him," Pence said.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 22, 2014
Mariners: Both James Paxton and Logan Morrison are approaching rehab stints (Mariners.com).
Nationals: Gio Gonzalez is set to play catch by the end of the week (Nationals.com).
Pirates: Both Jason Grilli and Russell Martin could avoid rehab stints (Pirates.com).
Rays: Jeremy Hellickson will face live hitters for the first time since his injury Thursday (Rays.com).
Yankees: Reliever Shawn Kelley suffered a setback in his rehab (Yankees.com).
A's: With Sean Doolittle now the closer, the A's bullpen roles have fallen into place (Athletics.com).
Diamondbacks: In light of the Tony La Russa hire, GM Kevin Towers says he doesn't want to be a "pseudo GM."
Phillies: Darin Ruf is back, but the Phillies are facing a roster crunch once Cliff Lee's spot in the rotation comes up Saturday. Philly.com has the details.
Jeff Samardzija: Per our own Jon Heyman, the Cubs need to trade the starting pitcher. Here's a list of 10 teams that would make sense.