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News briefs: O's Guerrero (hand) placed on disabled list

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BALTIMORE -- Orioles designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken bone in his right hand.

The move, retroactive to July 11, was revealed by Baltimore manager Buck Showalter after Saturday night's game against Cleveland and made official on Sunday.

Guerrero has not played since being struck in the hand by a pitch from Boston's Kyle Weiland on July 10. He's batting .279 with seven homers and 31 RBI.

Showalter hopes to have Guerrero back on July 26 against Toronto..

In other moves, the Orioles optioned left-hander Pedro Viola to Double-A Bowie and recalled outfielder Matt Angle and pitcher Troy Patton from Triple-A Norfolk. Angle, who hit .266 with the Tides, was to bat leadoff and play left field Sunday against the Indians. Full Story

Yanks call up Dickerson, demote Golson

TORONTO -- The New York Yankees recalled outfielder Chris Dickerson from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and optioned outfielder Greg Golson to Triple-A.

Golson was only with the Yankees for three days, promoted last Thursday when Alex Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day disabled list following right knee surgery.

Manager Joe Girardi said he chose to switch the right-handed hitting Golson for the left-handed Dickerson because four of the next five starting pitchers New York will face are right-handers.

This is Dickerson's third stint with the Yankees this season. He has played in 31 games, batting .300 with no home runs and three RBI. Dickerson was optioned to Triple-A on July 4 when Derek Jeter was activated off the disabled list.

Indians call up pitcher Gomez, send down OF Duncan

BALTIMORE -- The Cleveland Indians recalled right-hander Jeanmar Gomez from Triple-A Columbus to make a start against the Orioles.

Gomez previously pitched for Cleveland this season after being promoted on April 19. He went 0-1 with 4.91 ERA in four appearances through May 5.

The 23-year-old Gomez was 9-3 with a 2.40 ERA in 14 starts at Columbus and named to the International League All-Star team. He went 4-5 with a 4.68 ERA over 11 starts with the Indians in 2010.

To make room for Gomez, the Indians optioned outfielder Shelley Duncan to Columbus.

Padres place SS Bartlett on paternity leave list

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres have placed shortstop Jason Bartlett on the paternity leave list and recalled infielder Everth Cabrera from Triple-A Tucson.

Bartlett is hitting .244 with one homer, 21 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 84 games. He and his wife, Kelly, are expecting their second child.

Cabrera was San Diego's starting shortstop for 101 games as a rookie in 2009, but this is his first stint with the team this season. He was batting .305 with 41 runs scored, two homers and 13 RBI in 45 games at Tucson.

Report: Twins won't move Cuddyer

In the last two seasons, Minnesota's Michael Cuddyer has started at six different positions and hit .296/.372/.467 with 13 home runs while doing it. He's also free agent after this season and with the Twins in fourth place in the American League Central, it's no surprise his name is being bandied about in trade rumors.

That said, a Twins official told Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the team wouldn't trade Cuddyer even if the Twins fall further out of contention. Minnesota entered Sunday's game against the Royals six games behind the Indians, five games back of the Tigers and two behind the White Sox.

Cuddyer, 32, is the longest-tenured Twin, coming up with the team at the end of the 2001 season when he was 22.

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