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[August 24, 2017]   (The Sports Xchange) - St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal is in need of Tommy John surgery on his injured pitching elbow and will miss the rest of the regular season, the team announced Wednesday.

Cardinals general manager Mike Girsch told reporters that Rosenthal will undergo the surgery next week. The team had transferred the right-hander from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day DL earlier in the day.

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New York Mets left-handed pitcher Steven Matz underwent season-ending surgery on his left elbow. The purpose of the operation was to reposition a compressed nerve in his elbow.

Manager Terry Collins announced on Monday that Matz was headed to the disabled list, but did not specify the problem at that time.

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Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, the team announced.

Kipnis is the third Indians' player to be placed on the disabled list in the last two days, joining All-Star reliever Andrew Miller (right knee tendinitis) and right-hander Danny Salazar (sore right elbow).

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The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb, the team announced.

To fill the spot on the 25-man roster, the Red Sox recalled infielder Deven Marrero from Triple-A Pawtucket.

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Bradley, 27, suffered the injury in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's 9-1 win against the Cleveland Indians while sliding awkwardly into home plate to avoid a tag by catcher Yan Gomes.

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The Seattle Mariners reinstated right-hander David Phelps from the 10-day disabled list.

The team also designated outfielder Leonys Martin for assignment. The Mariners have seven days to trade, release or outright the contract of Martin to the minor leagues.

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Joe Klein, former general manager of the Texas Rangers and two other major league teams, died Wednesday due to complications from heart surgery. He was 75.

After seven seasons as a Washington Senators minor league infielder from 1962-68, Klein was a minor league manager and team executive during the franchise's next 16 years.

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