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MLB Roundup: Plouffe on 7-day DL, Canseco probed in sex assault

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The Minnesota Twins placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the seven-day concussion disabled list Wednesday after a collision in Tuesday night's game against Atlanta.

In the 10th inning of the Twins' loss on Tuesday, Plouffe was trying to break up a possible double play when his head collided with the knee of Braves second baseman Dan Uggla. Pfloffe spent several painful minutes on the ground before he was able to walk off the field.

Pfouffe, 26, is hitting .254 with four homers and 17 RBI this season. Last year, he belted 24 home runs. Eduardo Escobar and Jamey Carroll are likely to share time at third until Pfoufe returns.

To take Plouffe's roster spot, the Twins recalled infielder/outfield Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester.

---The Milwaukee Brewers scratched right-hander Kyle Lohse from his next scheduled start on Saturday because of an elbow irritation. Lohse, 34, gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings of a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, and has a 1-5 record with a 3.76 ERA in nine starts this season.

Mike Fiers will take Lohse's next turn in the rotation on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to MLB.com. Lohse signed a three-year, $33 million contract with the Brewers during spring training.

---The Minnesota Twins called up former independent league player Chris Colabello.

Colabello, a 29-year-old first baseman, is hitting .358 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in 46 games for Triple-A Rochester. He leads the International League in home runs after hitting a grand slam on Monday and is a two-time IL player of the week.

The Twins signed Colabello last year out of the independent Canadian-American Association and he hit .284 in double-A in 2012. This season, he moved up to triple-A after he played for Italy in the World Baseball Classic in March. Earlier this week, the Twins promoted reliever Caleb Thielbar, another player with an independent league background.

---St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia will undergo shoulder surgery, CBSSports.com reported.

Orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews confirmed an earlier diagnosis that Garcia has a 30 to percent tear in the labrum that needs to be surgically repaired. It is unknown how long Garcia will be out of action.

Garcia has a 5-2 record with a 3.58 ERA in nine starts this season. He pitched six innings in his last start on Friday, beating the Milwaukee Brewers, but visited the team medical staff after experiencing shoulder pain. Garcia, 26, is in his fifth season with the Cardinals and has a 34-23 career record with a 3.44 ERA.

---Las Vegas police are investigating a woman's allegation that former major league player Jose Canseco sexually assaulted her. Canseco, 48, is considered a suspect in the case, Las Vegas police Officer Bill Cassell said Wednesday. No charges have been filed or an arrest made.

According to reports, police said Canseco, a Las Vegas resident, had agreed to an interview with authorities.

News of the investigation spread after Canseco posted information on Twitter. He included the accuser's name, phone number, the name of the employer and address. He also said he would agree to take a polygraph test.

Canseco hit 462 home runs while playing for seven big-league teams from 1985 to 2001.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Canseco is still scheduled to be a player-coach for the Fort Worth Cats in their season opener on Thursday in the United League.
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