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[August 09, 2017]  August 8 (The Sports Xchange) - The Seattle Mariners suffered a big blow Tuesday when it was revealed right-hander Felix Hernandez will miss three to four weeks with bursitis in his pitching shoulder.

Hernandez was scratched from his Saturday start against the Kansas City Royals and placed on the 10-day disabled list. Medical tests performed Monday in Seattle detected the seriousness of the injury.

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Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia returned from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte and was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list, the team announced.

Garcia, 26, takes the roster spot of third baseman Matt Davidson, who the White Sox placed on the 10-day DL on Monday with a right wrist contusion.

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Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb was placed on the 10-day disabled with turf toe in his right big toe, the team announced.

The move was made retroactive to Aug. 6. Cobb told reporters he expects to be ready when his 10 days on the DL conclude.

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Texas Rangers right-hander Andrew Cashner, who was scheduled to start the opener of a two-game series against the New York Mets, was scratched due to a stiff neck and replaced by Wednesday's scheduled starter, A.J. Griffin.

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Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Cashner woke up with a stiff neck Tuesday morning and called him in the early afternoon to let him know he didn't think he'd be able to take the mound.

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The Oakland Athletics recalled top prospect Matt Olson from Triple-A Nashville and are expected to give him a long look in terms of being the club's new first baseman.

Oakland traded All-Star first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, a move that gives the 23-year-old Olson another shot in the majors.

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The New York Yankees recalled right-handed pitcher Bryan Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Mitchell, 26, takes the roster spot of left-hander Jordan Montgomery after he was demoted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. Mitchell is 1-1 with a 4.29 ERA in 13 appearances (one start) with the Yankees this season.

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