MLB Roundup: Collision leaves Harper in stitches

The Sports Xchange
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Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper received 11 stitches after crashing into the fence during Monday night's game but didn't suffer a concussion, agent Scott Boras told The Washington Post.
Harper had a gash under his chin and on his neck, and also jammed his shoulder when he smashed into the outfield wall at Dodger Stadium in pursuit of a drive by A.J. Ellis. He is still scheduled to receive X-rays on Tuesday.

---Curtis Granderson was activated from the disabled list and was inserted into the New York Yankees' lineup, batting cleanup, for Tuesday's game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium.
Granderson has been sidelined since Feb. 24 with a broken forearm after he was hit in spring training by a pitch.

---The already hurting Toronto Blue Jays were hit with more injuries Tuesday, this time to reliever Sergio Santos, starter Brandon Morrow and outfielder Melky Cabrera.
Santos, 29, will have surgery to remove bone chips and spurs from his right elbow. He has made five appearances this season but none since April 13.
Morrow will have his next start pushed back to Saturday against the New York Yankees to give him more time to rest his neck. Cabrera was in the lineup Tuesday as a DH, but the team was being cautious with his tight right hamstring.

---Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was placed on the bereavement list Tuesday, following the death of his grandmother.
Altuve is hitting .333 with a .371 on-base percentage in 38 games this season,
will be away from the team for three to seven days. The team recalled infielder Jacob Elmore from Triple-A Oklahoma City to replace Altuve on the roster.

---The St. Louis Cardinals purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher John Gast from Triple-A Memphis to fill in for injured starter Jake Westbrook.
Westbrook was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with right elbow inflammation. Gast, 24, posted a 1.16 ERA struck out 35 in 38 2/3 innings at Triple-A Louisville.

---The Baltimore Orioles placed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained right oblique.
The move is retroactive to May 13, a day after the lefty left a start against the Minnesota Twins. Reliever Alex Burnett was recalled from Triple-A to take Chen's spot on the roster.

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