MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for May 7
Wednesday's MLB recap -- news, transactions, rumors and injury updates -- can be found within.
Here's all that's worth knowing for Wednesday, May 7 (click here for today's scores) …
- East Carolina RHP Jeff Hoffman, one of the top prospects in the 2014 draft, will reportedly require Tommy John surgery.
- Angels: OF Josh Hamilton, who's been sidelined since tearing a thumb ligament on April 8, said he expects to return to the active roster during the weekend of May 23. This season, Hamilton is batting .444/.545/.741 in 33 plate appearances. (Pedro Moura via Twitter)
- Athletics: OF Coco Crisp was forced to leave Wednesday's game after crashing into the outfield wall while making a highlight catch. He was later diagnosed with a strained neck, and he also may have banged up his shoulder. He'll be re-evaluated on Thursday.
- Cubs: Have placed RHP Pedro Strop on the 15-day DL with a groin strain. He could be sidelined up to four weeks.