Roundup: Longoria 'highlights' painful Monday in MLB

BY foxsports • June 16, 2015

Tampa Bay Rays slugger Evan Longoria suffered a bruised left wrist after getting hit by a pitched ball.

Longoria left in the fifth inning of Monday night's game against Washington after being struck by Taylor Hill's pitch.

The Rays said X-rays were negative and that Longoria is day to day.

The Rays beat the Nationals 6-1

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The pain wasn't limited to players on Monday. Home plate umpire Marty Foster removed himself from the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets after being hit in the facemask by a foul ball.

The game at Citi Field on Monday night was delayed for 11 minutes.

Foster was struck squarely on the mask by a ball off the bat of Toronto's Josh Donaldson with one out in the top of the third inning. Foster kept feeling his jaw and moving his mouth while being checked by a Mets trainer for several minutes near home plate.

Foster then remained in the game for two more batters but did not come out for the bottom of the third. Crew chief Mike Winters, who was working at second base, took over at home.

The game finished with three umpires.

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Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was scratched from the starting lineup for Monday night's game home against Kansas City with right leg tightness.

Gomez has had problems with the leg since spending two weeks on the disabled list in late April for a hamstring injury. He also missed a few games last week.

Lately, Gomez appears to be bothered more by the upper part of the leg. He has said he has been playing with a wrap near his hip.

Manager Craig Counsell said Gomez could miss a couple of days.

"It's best to have the great Carlos Gomez for 100 percent than grind through something for the whole season and have ... 70 percent of him for the rest of the season," Counsell said before the Brewers lost 8-5. "Miss him for a couple days and then get the best Carlos Gomez for the rest of the season."

Gomez is hitting .270 with five homers and 24 RBIs, plus six stolen bases. He got Milwaukee's only hit Sunday off Max Scherzer in a 4-0 loss to Washington.

Gerardo Parra moved from left to center and replaced Gomez in the leadoff spot against the Royals. Shane Peterson was put into the lineup in left.

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Cincinnati right-hander Jon Moscot left Monday night's game at Detroit in the first inning after dislocating his left shoulder while tagging out a runner.

With one out, Moscot fielded Miguel Cabrera's comebacker and trapped Detroit's Anthony Gose between second and third. Moscot chased Gose all the way back to second and went diving forward to apply the tag. Then he was slow getting up.

Pedro Villarreal came in to replace him. Villarreal was recalled from Triple-A Louisville before the game, when the Reds put left-hander Tony Cingrani on the disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with a strained left shoulder.

Moscot was making his third start of the season. He's 1-1 with a 4.63 ERA. He took the no-decision but the Reds lost the game 6-0.

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Rougned Odor is back with the Texas Rangers and rookie slugger Joey Gallo has gone to the outfield after Delino DeShields was placed on the disabled list.

The Rangers recalled Odor from Triple-A Round Rock and put DeShields on the 15-day DL before Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

DeShields is expected to be out about three weeks after straining his left hamstring in Sunday's loss to Minnesota. The left fielder appeared to slip on the warning track and grimaced even before running into the wall and slumping to the ground.

Odor was in the lineup Monday night at second base, and went 3 for 3 with a pair of RBI to lead the Rangers to a 4-1 win at home over the Dodgers.

Hanser Alberto moved from second based to third. Gallo, called up two weeks earlier to fill in for injured third baseman Adrian Beltre, moved to left field.

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As if losing their 11-game winning streak to the Mets in an extra-innings heartbreaker weren't enough, the Toronto Blue Jays placed right-hander Aaron Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with a mild lat muscle strain earlier Monday.

Manager John Gibbons said he hopes Sanchez will be back after a missing second straight start. Scott Copeland, who filled in for Sanchez on Wednesday, has been recalled and will start Tuesday night against the New York Mets.

Sanchez was sent to the Blue Jays' facility in Dunedin, Florida. He will have an MRI. The move is retroactive to June 6 so Sanchez is eligible to return on June 21, the next time his spot in the rotation comes up.

Sanchez will be 23 on July 1. He is 5-4 with a 3.55 ERA in his first 11 big league starts. He made his debut last season.



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