MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for April 9
Wednesday's MLB recap -- news, transactions, rumors and injury updates -- can be found within.
Here's all that's worth knowing for Sunday, April 9 (click here for today's scores) ...
- Sources tell our man in the chopper that MLB's annual reliever award will be renamed for Mariano Rivera in the AL and Trevor Hoffman in the NL.
- Angels: OF Josh Hamilton is scheduled for thumb surgery and will be out for the next six to eight weeks ... LHP Sean Burnett, who's on the DL after undergoing elbow surgery last August, has been shut down for the time being because of soreness. (Alden Gonzalez, MLB.com)
- Athletics: SS and top prospect Addison Russell will miss at least the next month after tearing his right hamstring, the team announced. Russell is assigned to Double-A Midland. Prior to his injury, Russell may have been on target to arrive in Oakland for good at some point this season. Now, that time-frame may be left to question. Russell entered the season as MLB.com's no. 12 overall prospect.
- Twins: Have placed OF Oswaldo Arcia on the DL with a wrist injury.
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