Monday roundup: Catcher lost for season, Dodgers & Yankees make moves
Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewich learned Monday that he suffered a full tear of his left anterior cruciate during a game last week. He will undergo season-ending surgery sometime this week, and expects to need 6-8 months of recovery time.
"It’s awful, sad. The guy busted his tail to get where he is at, did a great job helping our staff get better and now he’s lost running to first busting his butt to run a ball out and he hit the bag funny. It stinks for him," manager Chip Hale said.
The injury occurred last Wednesday, when Gosewich jammed his knee on a groundout in St. Louis. Hale told FOX Sports Arizona that recently acquired Jarrod Saltalamacchia will take over most of the catching duties.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have transferred outfielder Carl Crawford to the 60-day disabled list because of a lingering strained oblique injury.
In addition, the Dodgers optioned right-hander Matt West to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday and selected the contract of left-hander David Huff from Oklahoma City.
Huff is making his second appearance with the Dodgers this season. He made a spot start on April 14 against Seattle, giving up four runs in four innings.
Crawford went on the 15-day DL on April 28. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Crawford is "getting better, but he hasn’t started swinging or doing any baseball (activities). It’s been over a month."
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Left-hander Chris Capuano will be the odd-man out of the New York Yankees’ rotation when Masahiro Tanaka returns later this week.
New York manager Joe Girardi said Monday that Capuano will go the bullpen when Tanaka rejoins the rotation for the season finale against Seattle on Wednesday.
Capuano is 0-3 with a 6.39 ERA in his three starts. Opponents are hitting .310 against the lefty and he gave up six hits and three earned runs in a season-high 5 1/3 innings last Friday in a loss to Oakland.
Girardi said the decision with Capuano also is an indication of how right-hander Adam Warren has pitched. Warren has made 10 starts and is 3-4 with a 3.75 ERA, with opponents hitting just .239. Warren has lost three of his last four decisions but pitched at least six innings in each start and allowed three earned runs or fewer.
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Marlins ace Jose Fernandez took another step Monday in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, throwing three hitless innings against minor leaguers in an extended spring training game.
Fernandez faced 10 batters and struck out seven, including the last six. He walked one and threw 42 pitches, with the radar gun topping out at 97 mph.
Right-hander Jarred Cosart, sidelined since May 13 because of vertigo, started against Fernandez and threw 60 pitches.
"Both guys threw the ball very well, felt strong, looked strong and executed quality pitches," Marlins manager Dan Jennings said. "It was good to see."
Fernandez, the NL Rookie of the Year in 2013, is expected to make a rehab appearance with Single-A Jupiter at Port Charlotte, Florida, on Saturday. Barring a setback, he could join the Marlins’ rotation around July 1, which would be 13 1/2 months after his elbow surgery.
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The Texas Rangers placed Adrian Beltre on the 15-day DL on Monday with a sprained left thumb, suffered while sliding into second base on Sunday. He is expected to miss two weeks.
The contract of top prospect Joey Gallo was then purchased from Double-A Frisco on Tuesday before their series opener at home against the Chicago White Sox.
"He’ll be in the lineup a majority of the time he’s here," general manager Jon Daniels said. "We called him up with the intent that he’s going to play."
The 21-year-old Gallo is hitting .314 with nine homers and 31 RBIs in 34 games for Frisco. All nine of his homers have come in the past 23 games .The Rangers had planned to promote him Monday to Triple-A Round Rock, which is where Daniels expects Gallo to go when Beltre comes off the disabled list.
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Colorado Rockies prospect David Dahl elected to have surgery to remove his spleen so he could speed up his return to the field following an outfield collision.
The centerfielder crashed into an infielder while trying to make a running catch during a game Thursday in New Britain, Connecticut. Had he waited for his spleen to heal, Dahl would’ve missed the rest of the season.