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MLB roundup: Mattingly's job safe -- for now

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The struggling Los Angeles Dodgers do not plan to fire Don Mattingly, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Dodgers came into the season with high expectations after making a blockbuster trade late last year and significantly adding to their payroll, but are off to a sluggish 17-25 start.

The Dodgers have a league-record $220 million payroll this year.

The Dodgers were swept by the San Francisco Giants two weeks ago and to the host Atlanta Braves over the weekend, leading to speculation that Mattingly's job is at stake.

Mattingly is in the final year of his contract. A club official told the Times on Sunday night that the team does not plan to let go of Mattingly before the team returns from its road trip Thursday.

---Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto is coming off the disabled list and starting Monday night against the New York Mets.

He told ESPN Deportes on Sunday that he is considering changing his windup in hopes of avoiding future injuries.

Cueto pulled an oblique muscle during last year's playoffs and a lat muscle in April.

---The Philadelphia Phillies placed Mike Adams on the disabled list with a back injury. He has been unavailable since sustaining the injury on May 12, and his 15-day DL stint is retroactive to that date.

Catcher Humberto Quintero replaces him on the roster.

---The Boston activated closer Andrew Bailey from the disabled list after he missed three weeks with a strained biceps. Bailey is expected to reclaim his closer role immediately. He is 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA and five saves this season.

---The Toronto Blue Jays recalled outfielder prospect Anthony Gose from Class AAA Buffalo. Gose is batting .227 with two home runs and has five stolen bases for Buffalo this season.

The Blue Jays sent right-hander Mickey Storey to Buffalo. Storey allowed three runs in 3 2/3 innings for Toronto.

---The Arizona Diamondbacks released third baseman Mark Teahen, who was playing for their Class AAA team in Reno.

Teahen asked the team for his release since he had not appeared in a game for the Reno Aces since April 30.

---Caleb Thielbar, who was pitching for the independent league St. Paul Saints in 2011, was called up by the Minnesota Twins.

Thielbar has a 3.76 ERA in Triple-A this season.

---Pitcher David Aardsma, who was released by the New York Yankees in early April and opted out of a minor-league deal with the Miami Marlins last week, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the New York Mets.

This will be Aardsma's fourth organization since the end of 2011. He'll head to Triple-A.
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