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MLB roundup: Dodgers put Billingsley on disabled list

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The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to have injury problems with their starting pitchers.

On Sunday, they placed right-handed pitcher Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list with pain his right elbow and recalled Stephen Fife from Class AAA Albuquerque to start Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Billingsley, 28, made only 25 starts in 2012 due to elbow tightness he began to experience in August, and finished the season on the 60-day disabled list. He made his 2013 debut just six days ago due to a bruised index finger he suffered during spring training.

With Zack Greinke (broken collarbone) and Chris Capuano (pulled calf muscle) also sidelined, the Dodgers were forced to recall Fife. Fife was 0-2 with a 2.70 ERA in five starts for the Dodgers last season, and was 1-1 with a 4.61 ERA for the Isotopes so far this season.

---The Cleveland Indians placed right-hander Brett Myers on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation and purchased the contract of right-hander Fernando Nieve from Class AAA Columbus.

Myers, who was being examined Sunday in Cleveland by team doctors, has an 0-3 record with an 8.02 ERA in four games, including three starts, this season.

---The Cincinnati Reds placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle and called up veteran catcher Corky Miller from Class AAA Louisville on Sunday.

Hanigan, who also had been bothered by a sore right thumb, suffered the oblique injury on Friday night in a game against the Miami Marlins. Hanigan has struggled at the plate to start the season, hitting .079 (3 for 38) with two RBI.

---Colorado Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, according to the Denver Post.

Chacin has a 1.46 ERA in 24 2/3 innings this season.

The Rockies are hoping Chacin will only miss two starts.

---San Diego Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks left Sunday's game against the Giants after he banged into the wall after making a running catch on a Joaquin Arias fly ball.

Blanks received four stitches in his eyelid because his sunglasses cut him when he hit the wall, according to MLB.com.

--- Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey will make a minor-league rehab start on on Monday, and he could return to pitch for the Red Sox on Saturday, according to the Boston Herald. He's been on the disabled list with a biceps injury.
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