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