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[September 14, 2016]
Sept 13 (The Sports Xchange) -
The Pittsburgh Pirates shut down injured right-hander Gerrit Cole on
Tuesday, one day removed from the ace's disastrous two-inning stint
in his return from the disabled list.
Cole was placed on the 60-day disabled list with right elbow
posterior inflammation. The 26-year-old had just returned from his
second stay on the disabled list and yielded five runs on four hits
versus the Philadelphia Phillies.
Also, the Pirates acquired veteran left-hander Wade LeBlanc from the
Seattle Mariners for cash considerations or a player to be named.
Pittsburgh was not done as it selected left-hander Zach Phillips and
catcher Jacob Stallings from Triple-A Indianapolis and placed
catchers Chris Stewart and Elias Diaz on the 60-day disabled list
with left knee injuries.
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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius was held out of the
starting lineup for a second straight game because of a sore rib.
Manager Joe Girardi said Gregorius experienced soreness in his rib
on Friday after getting hit while diving back to first base on a
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Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi was reinstated from
the 15-day disabled list, but Chris Young started in left field.
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The move came a day early because Brock Holt has a sore shoulder.
Benintendi, 22, landed on the DL on Aug. 25 with a left knee sprain.
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Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson missed his second
straight game because of a right hip injury. He apparently jammed
the hip on a slide during Sunday's contest.
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St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz returned to the starting
lineup for the first time since July 31, when he was hit by a pitch
in Miami and fractured his right thumb. Diaz, activated on Sunday,
pinch-hit Monday night.
Also Cardinals relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal, who has been
sidelined since July 26 with right shoulder inflammation, may be
activated later this week.
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