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MLB roundup: Cardinals put Masterson in bullpen

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[September 03, 2014]  The Sports Xchange
 Justin Masterson was informed that he will not start as scheduled for the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, and manager Mike Matheny is sending the struggling right-hander to the bullpen.

Masterson was acquired from the Cleveland Indians in July and in six starts went 2-3 with a 7.90 ERA. He allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings of a loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Also on Tuesday, the Cardinals activated reliever Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list and added four others to their expanded roster, calling up left-handers Marco Gonzales, Nick Greenwood and Tyler Lyons and catcher Tony Cruz. One of the three pitching call-ups is expected to start in Masterson's spot in the rotation.

---The Philadelphia Phillies recalled right-hander Mike Adams from the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday.

Adams has worked only 17 innings in 19 games this year for the Phillies after a shoulder injury sidelined him in June. He is 2-1 with a 2.12 ERA.

---Toronto Blue Jays infielder Brett Lawrie will not return for the remainder of the season after he was moved from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

Lawrie suffered an oblique injury in early August and has not played since then. In 70 games this season, he batted .247 with 12 homers and 38 RBIs.

---The New York Yankees announced that they will wear a special patch depicting shortstop Derek Jeter's final season logo on the left sleeve of their uniforms and cap.

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The patch will be worn from Sept. 7 through the end of this year.

The Yankees also said Tuesday that right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (right elbow) and RHP David Phelps (right forearm) both threw bullpen sessions without any difficulties and will continue their rehab later this week.


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