Left hamstring strain forces Puig to DL

'Dead arm' sidelines Peralta; Baker, Frias recalled to bolster pitching depth

Left hamstring strain forces Puig to DL

SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers on Sunday placed All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig and their leader in saves, righty Joel Peralta, on the 15-day disabled list, replacing them with Sunday's starting pitcher, Scott Baker, and swing man Carlos Frias.

Puig is sidelined by a strained left hamstring, while Peralta said he has a "dead arm," probably from a pinched nerve near his neck. Reliever Brandon League was moved from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL to clear a 40-man roster spot for Baker.

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Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Wainwright to DL with Achilles injury; MRI to come

Wainwright to DL with Achilles injury; MRI to come

MILWAUKEE -- The Cardinals won't know until Monday exactly how long they'll be without ace Adam Wainwright, but the muted reaction to a 5-3 win over the Brewers on Saturday spoke louder than any preliminary diagnosis.

On Sunday morning, Wainwright was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles and left ankle injury, which he sustained after breaking from the batter's box Saturday on a fifth-inning popup. Limping around in a walking boot after Saturday's game, Wainwright confirmed that the injury is in the back of his ankle -- or, as manager Mike Matheny described it, "a bad spot."

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Cards need to prepare for life without Wainwright

Onus on Mozeliak to find a way to replace ace's productivity

Cards need to prepare for life without Wainwright

Talk about a body blow.

The Cardinals have lost Adam Wainwright to an Achilles tendon injury. They won't know the extent of that injury until Monday, but must prepare for a worst-case scenario: playing without him for the remainder of the season.

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Phil Rogers is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Sale, Samardzija suspensions may get Rodon a start

White Sox top prospect a candidate to fill in, as is recent callup Carroll

Sale, Samardzija suspensions may get Rodon a start

CHICAGO -- Losing your No. 1 and No. 2 starters never would be considered anything near a plus for any team, under any circumstance. That scenario could play out for the White Sox, with Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija receiving five-game suspensions for their part in Thursday's bench-clearing, bullpen-emptying fracas with the Royals.

Sale and Samardzija, who both declined comment Sunday, appealed those suspensions. But even if their five-game exits aren't staggered, the White Sox are ready to handle the short-term ramifications.

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Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

R.B.I. 15 on iOS -- a match made in baseball heaven

Download the iconic arcade game from the App Store for just $4.99

R.B.I. 15 on iOS -- a match made in baseball heaven

Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced on Thursday that R.B.I. Baseball 15 is now available for iPhone and iPad. Zach Small was waiting for it like a batter with a control pad in hand.

The 35-year-old personal software trainer from Hanover, Pa., first played R.B.I. a quarter-century ago as a 10-year-old boy, when it was on the Nintendo Entertainment System. He got the new release when it first appeared this spring, routinely playing on Xbox One.

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Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. Read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com community blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Scherzer day to day with thumb soreness

Nationals right-hander receiving treatment, unsure about availability for Tuesday start

Scherzer day to day with thumb soreness

MIAMI -- Max Scherzer played catch on Sunday at Marlins Park, and the Nationals right-hander said his right thumb is still sore. He is not sure if he will make his next scheduled start Tuesday against the Braves.

Though he is not ruling out making the start, Scherzer wants to be sure he is at 100 percent. Scherzer recalled that while at the University of Missouri, he had a cut in his right middle finger and pitched through the pain. Two weeks later, he had biceps tendinitis.

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Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Garcia's walk-off hit lifts White Sox over KC in suspended game

Garcia's walk-off hit lifts White Sox over KC in suspended game

A game that started Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field between the Royals and the White Sox finished Sunday afternoon with a 3-2 White Sox victory. The game was suspended after eight innings Friday due to unplayable field conditions following four innings of rain, and concluded with Avisail Garcia's walk-off single against Kelvin Herrera. Melky Cabrera drew a two-out walk, moved to second on a wild pitch and stayed there when Jose Abreu was intentionally walked.

White Sox closer David Robertson started the suspended portion of Sunday's two games since he was announced on Friday before the contest was suspended. He pitched a scoreless ninth, striking out the side, but had his stretch of 18 straight batters retired end on an Abreu error.

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Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. John Jackson is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Today's starting lineups: April 26

Below are today's starting lineups that have been made public by Major League Baseball's clubs.

A lineup is not official until it is handed to the umpire.

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Bautista misses fifth straight game with sore shoulder

Izturis' return still uncertain after experiencing knee soreness

Bautista misses fifth straight game with sore shoulder

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jose Bautista missed his fifth consecutive game on Sunday afternoon with a sore right shoulder, but the Blue Jays are still hoping that he will be able to avoid the disabled list.

Bautista remains day to day and the expectation is that he should be able to DH at some point during the club's upcoming three-game series in Boston. If Bautista's shoulder doesn't improve, there remains an outside chance the club will have to make a roster move, but that's not expected at this point.

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Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Beltre sends Richards an invoice for broken bats

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Beltre sends Richards an invoice for broken bats

Anyone who says that baseball players have it easy because they play a game for a living very clearly didn't stop to consider the kind of hardship a player must go through when he ruins all of his personal bats.

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Navy lieutenant makes MLB debut for Cards

Righty is the first graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy to play in the Majors since 1921

Navy lieutenant makes MLB debut for Cards

MILWAUKEE -- As he sat on the bullpen bench watching Adam Wainwright get helped off the field, Mitch Harris received the summons he's been waiting on for so long. He called the circumstances "bittersweet," but with his debut on Saturday, Harris became the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy since Nemo Gaines in 1921 to appear in a Major League game.

Harris, who was called up on Tuesday, threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over Milwaukee. He struck out the first batter he faced, Adam Lind, and will go home with the ball he threw past the Brewers cleanup hitter.

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Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB and like her Facebook page Jenifer Langosch for Cardinals.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bauer, Indians remain hopeful for Tuesday start vs. Royals

Young righty still dealing with food poisoning

Bauer, Indians remain hopeful for Tuesday start vs. Royals

DETROIT -- The Indians are currently hoping to have right-hander Trevor Bauer start on Tuesday against the Royals, but that plan is very much subject to change.

On Sunday, Bauer woke up with a strong headache one day after being scratched from his scheduled start against the Tigers due to illness. Indians manager Terry Francona indicated that the young pitcher was dealing with a case of food poisoning.

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Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Maddon lauds Bryant's keen batting eye

Maddon lauds Bryant's keen batting eye

CINCINNATI -- As much as Cubs fans want to see Kris Bryant hit home runs, manager Joe Maddon likes the walks the rookie third baseman has been working.

Bryant drew eight walks in his first eight games, which has helped the Cubs' overall numbers. Chicago leads the National League in pitches per plate appearance.

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Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Soria brings stability to closer's role for Tigers

Righty fully healthy and racking up saves

Soria brings stability to closer's role for Tigers

DETROIT -- Joe Nathan will visit orthopedic surgeon Dr. Keith Meister in Texas this coming week, likely to plan out surgery on his torn elbow ligament and flexor pronator muscle. For him, the comeback begins after Tommy John surgery.

For Joakim Soria, the comeback to his days as a shutdown closer seems to be complete.

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Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

4 Royals, 2 White Sox suspended for fracas

Ventura (7 games), Volquez, Samardzija, Sale (5 each), Cain and Herrera (2 each) were punished

4 Royals, 2 White Sox suspended for fracas

CHICAGO -- Seven players were disciplined by Major League Baseball for their roles in Thursday's on-field incident in the bottom of the seventh inning between the Royals and White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was suspended seven games, Edinson Volquez received five games, while outfielder Lorenzo Cain and righty Kelvin Herrera were each suspended two games. Herrera is already appealing a five-game suspension levied for throwing at A's third baseman Brett Lawrie on April 18.

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Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Stanton mashes his fifth HR into orbit

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Stanton mashes his fifth HR into orbit

Someone tell astronaut Terry Virts to be on the lookout for some debris because Giancarlo Stanton just launched an official MLB baseball into orbit.

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In 'tough times,' Lucroy tries to be positive presence

Brewers catcher remains with team during rehab

In 'tough times,' Lucroy tries to be positive presence

MILWAUKEE -- Rather than leave him home to continue getting treatment for a broken toe, the Brewers are bringing injured catcher Jonathan Lucroy on the road, where he will remain engaged in meetings with the other catchers and pitchers.

Lucroy is sidelined 4-6 weeks. Often, players on that sort of timetable remain home so the team's athletic trainers can focus their energy on the active roster, but Lucroy, because of his standing on a team stuck in a terrible season-opening slump, was apparently deemed a different case. The team was scheduled to depart Sunday night for a weeklong trip to Cincinnati and Chicago, and Lucroy was granted permission to travel in seatpants that cover the walking boot on his left foot.

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Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Galvis makes insane throw after diving stop

Galvis makes insane throw after diving stop

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis was shaken up in the top of the sixth inning of Saturday night's 5-2 loss to the Braves after diving to his left for a sharply hit ball by Atlanta's Nick Markakis and making a great play for the final out of the frame.

Galvis was down on the ground for a few moments, clutching his right arm and side while appearing in pain. But he came off the field under his own power, and he stayed in the game, taking his position in the seventh.

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Jed Weisberger is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Gonzalez to make Major League debut against Cards

Phillies No. 15 prospect getting called up to fill in for injured O'Sullivan

Gonzalez to make Major League debut against Cards

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies right-hander Severino Gonzalez pitched three scoreless innings in a Grapefruit League game against the Braves in March. He said afterward that while he felt a little nervous when he stepped on the mound for his first big league appearance, he reminded himself: "It's the same kind of baseball."

He will put that theory to the test on Tuesday night when he makes his Major League debut against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

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Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone. Follow him on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Harvey dominant as Mets overpower Yanks

Harvey dominant as Mets overpower Yanks

NEW YORK -- Matt Harvey finished one out shy of a complete game and the Mets swatted three homers off CC Sabathia, evening the Subway Series with an 8-2 victory over the Yankees on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

Lucas Duda hit a first-inning solo shot, Kevin Plawecki notched his first Major League homer with a two-run blast in the fourth and Eric Campbell cleared the right-field wall in the sixth off Sabathia, who was battered for seven runs and nine hits in five-plus innings. Juan Lagares had four hits, tying a career high.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Roenicke explains Sunday's absence of Braun, Ramirez

Brewers manager says sluggers requested day off

Roenicke explains Sunday's absence of Braun, Ramirez

MILWAUKEE -- It was not by choice that Brewers manager Ron Roenicke posted a starting lineup Sunday minus five of the team's eight Opening Day position players. With second baseman Scooter Gennett, center fielder Carlos Gomez and catcher Jonathan Lucroy already on the disabled list, Roenicke reported that left fielder Ryan Braun and third baseman Aramis Ramirez both said they needed a day off.

"It's not something I want to do, rest them," Roenicke said. "I need these guys in here playing, trying to win. But when someone tells me they need a day off, they need a day off."

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Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

McGee, Franklin on track toward return to Rays

Lefty scheduled to throw three times; infielder to start rehab assignment

McGee, Franklin on track toward return to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- Left-hander Jake McGee and infielder Nick Franklin are both on positive tracks toward returning to the team.

McGee, who led the team in saves with 19 last season, has been rehabbing from December surgery to clean up "loose bodies" in his left elbow. Recently, he experienced a slight hiccup when his back tightened up, but Sunday he said he felt back on track.

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Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Price to use postponement for Cueto's benefit

Price to use postponement for Cueto's benefit

CINCINNATI -- With one exception, the Reds are keeping their rotation in order following Saturday's postponement vs. the Cubs. That means no one is being skipped to keep ace Johnny Cueto pitching on his usual four days of rest. Cueto will make his next start on Tuesday vs. the Brewers.

"Johnny threw 125 pitches in his last start," Reds manager Bryan Price said on Sunday morning. "It doesn't make any sense to try to keep him on pace when he could probably use the extra day."

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Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Francona pulls Bourn out of leadoff role

Veteran outfielder to bat lower in order for now

Francona pulls Bourn out of leadoff role

DETROIT -- Michael Bourn has spent the bulk of his career walking into a clubhouse and knowing that his name would be penciled in at the top of the lineup. On Sunday, the veteran saw his name in the ninth spot of the batting order.

Indians manager Terry Francona discussed the change with Bourn after Saturday's loss in Detroit.

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Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Hembree called up as Red Sox option Barnes to Triple-A

Hembree called up as Red Sox option Barnes to Triple-A

BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox optioned right-hander Matt Barnes on Sunday, one day after he was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket, and they promoted another right-hander, Heath Hembree, from the PawSox.

Barnes joined the Red Sox after outfielder Shane Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 23, with a right hamstring strain. Barnes threw two scoreless innings Saturday against Baltimore, and as a result, he would not have been available again for two or three days. Barnes had been in the rotation for Pawtucket, and Saturday was his regularly scheduled day to pitch.

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Dodgers swat four homers in slugfest with Padres

Dodgers swat four homers in slugfest with Padres

SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers clubbed four home runs, with Adrian Gonzalez continuing to torment his former team, in an 11-8 victory over the Padres on Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 44,454 at Petco Park.

Gonzalez had two hits, including a three-run homer, his sixth against the Padres this season and Juan Uribe, Andre Ethier and Howie Kendrick also added long balls for the Dodgers.

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Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Savvy Silverman helps Rays overcome injuries

Savvy Silverman helps Rays overcome injuries

ST. PETERSBURG -- Friday's activation of left-hander Drew Smyly and first baseman James Loney from the disabled list trimmed the DL from a club-record 12 players to 10.

The Rays have placed 12 players on the DL already this season, which according to Stats LLC, is the second-highest total by the end of April in the last 20 years, behind the 2014 Rangers (13).

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Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

A's recall Cook, option Graveman

A's recall Cook, option Graveman

The A's recalled right-hander Ryan Cook from Triple-A Nashville and sent righty Kendall Graveman to Nashville.

Cook was 2-0 in five relief appearances at Nashville, surrendering one hit over 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He posted a 16.88 ERA in five Spring Training games.

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Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Zobrist to undergo left knee surgery

Do-it-all man likely out four to six weeks, Vogt to take No. 3 spot in lineup

Zobrist to undergo left knee surgery

OAKLAND -- Ben Zobrist, the A's do-it-all man, has a medial meniscus tear in his left knee and will undergo arthroscopic surgery that's expected to keep him out four to six weeks.

Zobrist tried to play through the injury with a start at designated hitter on Friday against the Astros after missing four straight games, but he was noticeably uncomfortable.

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Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Fan turns Victorino jersey into prosthetic leg

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Fan turns Victorino jersey into prosthetic leg

After eight years in Philadelphia, including 63 triples, three Gold Glove Awards, two All-Star Games and a World Series championship in 2008, it's safe to say that Phillies fans will always hold a special place in their hearts for Shane Victorino. But none more than the guy who turned Victorino's jersey into a prosthetic leg.

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