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Five MLB Players Who Were Placed on the Disabled List in June 2012

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In June 2012, many injured MLB players were placed on the disabled list. The most recent to be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right shoulder was Minnesota Twins Matt Capps. The Minnesota Twins will use both Jared Burton and Glen Perkins in the meantime. Closer Matt Capps is eligible to be reinstated on July 9. The following MLB players also found themselves on the disabled list in June:

Joe Saunders

The Arizona Diamondbacks placed Joe Saunders on the 15-day disabled list in June due to shoulder inflammation. An MRI confirmed that there was some inflammation but no structural damage, which gave Saunders some comfort. He is eligible to come off the list on July 2. Manager Kirk Gibson is weighing his options for Saunders temporary replacement. Some choices being considered are Trevor Bauer, Patrick Corbin, and Josh Collmenter who made the start when Saunders was suddenly scratched from Friday's game on June 22 against the Cubs. The Diamondbacks enjoyed a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Matt Joyce

The Tampa Bay Rays placed Matt Joyce on the 15-day disabled list in June 2012 due to a left eternal oblique strain. Unfortunately in June 2012, Matt Joyce and Evan Longoria, two of the Rays best hitters, were both on the disabled list. At this point, the Rays have lost six of their last nine games, and Longoria just suffered another setback with a hamstring injury. At this time, Matt Joyce will miss at least two weeks, but could possibly miss several weeks.

Philip Humber

In June 2012, the Chicago White Sox placed their starting pitcher Philip Humber on the 15-day disabled list due to a mild right elbow flexor strain. Manager Robin Ventura wants to make sure Humber feels confident that he can pitch to full capacity before returning. In April 2012, Humber pitched a perfect game against the Mariners.

Jeremy Hellickson

The Rays placed pitcher Jeremy Hellickson on the disabled list in June 2012 due to right shoulder fatigue. Luckily the injury wasn't severe, and Hellickson claimed he didn't feel any pain or discomfort. During this time, the Rays were hoping that Hellickson will only have to miss two starts.

Frank Francisco

Mets closer Frank Francisco was placed on the 15-day disabled list in June 2012 due to a left oblique strain, and will remain out until at least July 8. Doctors felt that this was the best decision because it is an injury that could be easily aggravated if he continued to play. During this time, manager Terry Collins used Bobby Parnell as the temporary new closer.

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