MLB roundup: Rangers' Lewis placed on disabled list

The SportsXchange

The Texas Rangers placed starting pitcher Colby Lewis on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday because of tendinitis in his right forearm.

Lewis is one of four Rangers pitchers on the DL. The others are Derek Holland (elbow fatigue), Neftali Feliz (elbow inflammation), and Alexi Ogando (groin).

Lewis is 6-6 with a 3.51 ERA this season. In his most recent start on Saturday, he gave up eight runs on 12 hits, both season-highs, in four innings.

Scott Feldman will replace Lewis in the Rangers rotation and pitch in Thursday's game against the A's. Feldman had been moved out of the rotation and into the bullpen when Roy Oswalt was added. Feldman is 1-6 with a 6.00 ERA this year.

Lewis will be replaced on the roster by Martin Perez, who was called up from Triple-A Round Rock.

--- The Milwaukee Brewers are considering trading pitcher Zack Greinke if they cannot sign him to a long-term contract before July 31, FoxSports.com reported.

.Greinke, 8-2 with a 2.81 ERA, is eligible for free agency at the end of the season.

--- The Tigers activated left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly from the disabled list to replaced Jacob Turner, a right-handed pitcher optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Monday.

Smyly, a rookie, is 2-0 with a 3.89 ERA on the road and faces Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish tonight at the Ballpark in Arlington. Darvish is 6-0 at home this season.

Smyly was placed on the disabled list June 14 with a blister. He left his start that day against the Chicago Cubs after three innings. Overall, Smyly is 2-2 with a 3.96 ERA in 12 starts.

--The Los Angeles Dodgers named Mickey Hatcher special assistant to general manager Ned Colletti.

Hatcher was fired as hitting coach of the Angels on May 16 during the team's unexpectedly slow start.

Hatcher's role will be primarily focused in player development. He will also assist the Dodgers' major league coaching staff.

---The Chicago Cubs recalled first baseman Anthony Rizzo from Triple-A Iowa, and they optioned infielder Adrian Cardenas to Triple-A Iowa.

Rizzo batted .141 (18-for-128) with eight doubles, one triple, one homer and nine RBI in 49 games with San Diego in 2011.

Cardenas batted .189 (7-for-37) with five doubles and one RBI in 25 games with the Cubs since his May 7 call-up.

--The Pirates activated infielder Drew Sutton, who was claimed off waivers from the Tampa Rays on Sunday, and optioned left-handed pitcher Doug Slaten to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Pirates also optioned infielder Matt Hague to Indianapolis and promoted catcher Eric Fryer from Triple-A.

Sutton was batting .271 with six RBIs in 48 at-bats with the Rays before he was designated for assignment and claimed by the Pirates.

---Hall of Fame player Frank Robinson was named the Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball development on Tuesday, making him responsible for shaping the game's future.

Robinson, 76, will be in charge of the Futures Game and the Civil Rights Game, and MLB's Urban Youth Academies will also fall under his leadership.

--- The San Diego Padres selected right-handed pitcher Kip Wells from Triple-A Tucson and recalled right-handed pitcher Nick Vincent from Double-A San Antonio. The club also optioned both infielder Andy Parrino and right-hander Brad Boxberger to Tucson and transferred right-hander Joe Wieland from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list with a strained right elbow.

----The Brewers' Ryan Braun has regained the third outfield spot from the Giants' Melky Carbrera in an All-Star Game voting update released Tuesday, but it is still close. All-Star voting ends Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The National League leaders in the voting as of Tuesday are Joey Votto of the Reds at first base,Dan Uggla of the Braves at second, Rafael Furcal of the Cardinals at shortstop, David Wright of the Mets at third, and Buster Posey of the Giants at catcher. Matt Kemp of the Dodgers, who is unlikely to play in the All-Star Game, leads the voting among outfielders, with Carlos Beltran of the Cardinals second.
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