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[August 19, 2017]
Aug 18 (The Sports Xchange) - The Chicago Cubs placed left-hander
Jon Lester on the 10-day disabled list Friday with left lat
tightness and shoulder fatigue, but the injury is not expected to be
Lester was pulled in the second inning of Thursday's game against
the Cincinnati Reds due to the injury and saw a team doctor after
the game. He allowed nine runs (seven earned) in 1 2/3 innings as
the Reds outlasted the Chicago Cubs 13-10.
"There's no minimum or maximum, just that it's a 10-day stay and
then we'll figure it out," Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters
Friday of Lester's return.
The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-hander Adam Wainwright on the
10-day disabled list with a right elbow impingement, the team
Fellow right-hander Mike Mayers was recalled from Triple-A Memphis
to take the roster spot of Wainwright, who leads the Cardinals with
Wainwright owns a 12-5 mark with a 5.12 ERA in 23 starts this
Mayers has pitched four innings in two relief appearances with St.
Louis, posting a 4.50 ERA.
Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter and his wife, Hannah,
celebrated the birth of their first child on Thursday.
The couple was married in July 2016, less than two years after the
14-time All-Star retired from baseball. The Yankees and The Players'
Tribune tweeted their congratulations to the couple after the
arrival of Bella Raine Jeter.
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from
the 60-day disabled list.
The five-time All-Star was sidelined with a herniated lumbar disc in
his back. He last played with the Dodgers on June 11.
Los Angeles optioned utility man Rob Segedin to Triple-A Oklahoma
City to create the roster space.
Gonzalez has batted just .255 with one homer and 23 RBIs in 49 games
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The Cincinnati Reds activated right fielder Scott Schebler from the
10-day disabled list, the team announced.
At the same time, the Reds placed right-hander Scott Feldman (knee)
on the DL.
Schebler, who has hit 23 homers, has been sidelined since July 30
with a shoulder injury. He is batting .228 with 45 RBIs.
Feldman is on the disabled list for the second time due to his knee
The Kansas City Royals placed right-handed reliever Joakim Soria on
the 10-day disabled list, the team announced.
Soria is dealing with a strained left oblique muscle and has dealt
with the issue for most of August. Soria is 4-3 with a 3.96 ERA and
has struck out 59 batters in 50 innings.
Kansas City recalled right-hander Kevin McCarthy from Triple-A Omaha
to fill the vacancy. McCarthy has made 19 appearances for the Royals
this season and is 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA.
The Minnesota Twins placed outfielder/designated hitter Robbie
Grossman on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured left thumb.
Grossman, playing right field, suffered the injury in Thursday's
second game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians after he
collided with center fielder Byron Buxton on a fly ball in the gap
in the second inning.
Grossman singled in his first at-bat after the collision but was
replaced before his turn came up the second time around.
To replace Grossman on the 25-man roster, the Twins recalled catcher
Mitch Garver from Triple-A Rochester.
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