MLB injury, news and rumor roundup for April 27

Doug Fister threw four innings in a rehab start Sunday.
Doug Fister threw four innings in a rehab start Sunday. (USATSI)

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Short and sweet on this night, as it was a slow news day other than the 15 games. We love those. Just concentrate on the game action.

INJURY UPDATES

Angels: Josh Hamilton will miss another month as he recovers from his thumb injury (MLB Network Radio).

Brewers: Ryan Braun (intercostal strain) and Jean Segura (head/face) are both expected to avoid the disabled list (jsonline.com).

Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez's injured thumb was still numb Sunday morning (latimes.com).

Nationals: Bryce Harper has been placed on the DL with a thumb injury and there may be ligament damage. Also, Doug Fister made his first minor-league rehab start as he recovers from an oblique injury. He got through four innings, allowing six hits and three runs, though all three were unearned (MiLB.com). Danny Espinosa has a bruised kneecap, but could avoid missing any games (mlb.com).

Orioles: Chris Davis has landed on the DL with an oblique injury. Manny Machado, meanwhile, is still crushing High-A pitching. He was 4-for-4 with two doubles Sunday (MiLB.com).

Padres: Cameron Maybin was activated from the DL and played Sunday.

Rangers: Matt Harrison was activated from the DL and made his first start of the season Sunday.

MISCELLANY

Clay Hensley: The former MLB pitcher (seven seasons with the Padres, Marlins and Giants) has decided to retire (James Larken Smith).

Tigers: With Anibal Sanchez on the disabled list, the club may look to Robbie Ray -- who was acquired in the Doug Fister trade -- to join the rotation (mlive.com).

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