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MLB roundup: Blue Jays' Bautista placed on disabled list

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The Toronto Blue Jays placed Jose Bautista on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left wrist.

Bautista injured his wrist in Monday's game at Yankee Stadium. The Blue Jays didn't provide detailed results of an MRI exam and the timetable for his return is unknown. Bautista was tied for second in baseball with 27 home runs.

Toronto called up 21-year-old outfielder Anthony Gose from Triple-A Las Vegas, one of the team's top position player prospects and was listed at No. 4 in the organization by Baseball Prospectus.

The speedy Gose is considered a strong defensive outfielder. He was hitting .292 with 10 triples at Las Vegas despite batting just .216 in April.

--- The New York Mets activated outfielder Jason Bay from the disabled list and designated infielder Omar Quintanilla for assignment.

Bay has played in 22 games this season but was batting only .187 with four home runs and six RBIs in 75 at-bats before his latest stint on the disabled list. He was 3 for 16 in a five-game rehab stint.

He missed time earlier this season with a broken rib, then was sidelined with a concussion.

Bay signed a four-year, $66 million contract with the Mets in December 2009.

--- Jonathan Sanchez, the primary player involved in the trade that sent Melky Cabrera to the Giants, was designated for assignment, and the Royals essentially replaced him on the roster with the minor-league player acquired in the Cabrera trade -- Ryan Verdugo.

Verdugo was scheduled to make his major-league debut Tuesday.

On Monday, Sanchez gave up five runs before retiring a Mariners batter and yielded seven runs in 1 1/3 innings. Sanchez is 1-6 with a 7.76 ERA in 12 starts, and he's winless in 11 starts after an April 8 victory over the Angels.

Verdugo, a left-hander who was recalled from Class AAA Omaha Tuesday, was 6-2 with a 3.58 ERA with Omaha.

The Royals also recalled right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro from Class AAA Omaha, and optioned outfielder Jason Bourgeois to Class AAA Omaha. Bourgeois hit .333 in 19 games with three extra-base hits.

---New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee was released from the hospital on Monday following Friday shoulder surgery, and he said he can begin throwing in six weeks, ESPNNewYork.com reported.

Gee said he'll try to return to action this season, although he admits it's more likely to be next season.

But he also revealed details about his shoulder problem, which, he said, left him nearly without feeling in his right arm during his last start on July 8 and left him without a pulse in that arm the next day.

The surgery on Friday repaired a damaged artery in his pitching shoulder that had been 96 percent blocked. Doctors used a vein from Gee's groin to enlarge the artery.

--Cincinnati Reds first basemen Joey Votto underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday to repair torn meniscus in his left knee.

Votto was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to June 16, and be replaced on the roster by right-handed pitcher Todd Redmond. Redmond was acquired from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for shortstop Paul Janish.

Votto is expected to miss three to four weeks, the Reds said in a news release.

Votto is hitting .342 with 14 home runs and 49 RBI. His on-base percentage is .465.

--Kathleen Kearney, a 44-year-old from Massachusetts, was arrested and charged with two counts of felony stalking near the home of Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.

Kearney had previously been investigated for stalking Epstein by Massachusetts authorities while he was employed by the Boston Red Sox, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Epstein lives in a five-bedroom home in the Lakeview neighborhood near Wrigley Field.

--Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz expects to have results of an MRI exam on his injured right Achilles before Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

The other answers -- such as how long he might be out of action -- aren't quite as certain.

He was hurt while rounding second base on Adrian Gonzalez's decisive three-run homer in the eighth inning.

--- Chicago White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday because tendinitis and pain in his flexor muscle in his right elbow.

It could have been worse, but an MRI found no structural damage.

The White Sox activated right-hander Philip Humber, who had been on the disabled list with an elbow strain but is scheduled to start Tuesday night against the Red Sox.

Floyd is 7-8 with a 4.54 earned-run average.

---The Oakland A's reinstated outfielder Collin Cowgill from the 15-day disabled list after he recovered from a sprained ankle, and they optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Cowgill was batting .271 with a home run and nine RBI in 32 games with the A's. He began a rehab assignment with Single-A Stockton July 9 and went 1 for 8 (.125) in two games before he was transferred to Sacramento last Thursday. Cowgill went 3 for 18 (.167) with a RBI in four games with the River Cats and is hitting .260 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 23 games overall at Sacramento.

---The Colorado Rockies placed infielders Jonathan Herrera (infection in left wrist) and infielder Chris Nelson (irregular heart beat) on the 15-day disabled list, with both being retroactive to July 16.

The team has selected the contract of outfielder Andrew Brown from Triple-A Colorado Springs and also recalled infielder DJ LeMahieu from Triple-A.

--- The Orioles optioned pitcher Miguel Socolovich to Triple-A Norfolk, and placed infielder Robert Andino on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 16, with a left shoulder subluxation.

They called up left-handed pitcher Zach Britton from Norfolk, and selected the contract of right-hander Brad Bergesen from Norfolk.
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