MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for May 12
Monday's daily recap including injury updates on Chris Sale, Kole Calhoun, Alex Cobb, Carlos Beltran, Bryce Harper and Anibal Sanchez, among others.
Obviously, Monday's huge story was Jose Fernandez landing on the 15-day DL with a right elbow injury. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com hears the injury is "worrisome." The Marlins ace is heading back to Miami for addition tests. Tommy John surgery may be in his near future, unfortunately.
Here is the rest of Monday's news and notes from around the league:
RUMORS & TRANSACTIONS
Astros: RHP Matt Albers (shoulder) is in a "holding pattern" after feeling discomfort over the weekend. (MLB.com)
Mariners: 1B/OF Logan Morrison (hamstring) did some running drills and will take batting practice on Monday (MLB.com) ... OF Michael Saunders (knee) is "still a little tender" according to manager Lloyd McClendon. He is not expected to play much this week. (News Tribune)
Mets: Placed RHP Gonzalez Germen on the 15-day DL with a virus, the team announced.
Rangers: An MRI on LHP Martin Perez's elbow revealed "no hard evidence of a tear to the ulnar collateral ligament." He will undergo more tests and miss at least one start (Dallas Morning News) ... RHP Neftali Feliz (arm fatigue) is likely to be activated off the Triple-A DL on Tuesday. (Dallas Morning News)
Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (knee) will see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion and it is considered precautionary (ESPN New York) ... RHP Shawn Kelley (back) is still day-to-day and not yet available (Newsday) ... OF Ichiro Suzuki was unavailable on Monday due to a sore back. He hurt himself attempting a sliding catch on Sunday (MLB.com) ... OF Carlos Beltran will undergo an MRI on his hyper-extended right elbow. He hurt himself taking swings in the batting cage. (New York Daily News)
RHP Brandon Backe: A jury determined four Galveston, Texas police officers used excessive force during a 2008 wedding party and awarded a total of $48,900 in damages to injured plaintiffs. Backe was seeking upwards of $13 million claiming his injuries ended his career.
OF Alfonso Soriano: Soriano became the seventh player in history with 1,000 hits in both the AL and NL on Monday night. He is the only player in baseball history with 1,000 hits, 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases in both leagues.
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