The Texas Rangers revealed that right-hander Neftali Feliz will need Tommy John surgery that will sideline him for the rest of the season, according to CBSSports.com. They also said Roy Oswalt will go to the bullpen.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said team officials had known for a few days that Feliz would need the surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament. But they kept the information private until after the trade deadline.
Feliz, 25, started just seven games for the Rangers this season, going 3-1 with a 3.16 ERA. He hasn't pitched for the Rangers since May 18, but had been scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.
Ryan Dempster will take Oswalt's spot in the rotation and make his first start on Thursday.
Oswalt, signed by the Rangers on May 28, is 3-2 with a 6.42 ERA this season. He yielded 11 hits and eight runs in 5 1/3 innings in his most recent start, Monday against the Angels.
---Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks will have season-ending surgery on his left shoulder, the team announced Tuesday. He had been sidelined since May 20 due to a shoulder strain, and he experienced a setback after his lone rehab appearance, June 12 for Triple-A Charlotte.
Last week, the White Sox had announced a revised throwing program for Danks in which he would only throw off the mound in an attempt to accelerate his return to the majors. However, the plan was scrapped Monday, a day before Danks, 27, was shut down for the season.
In nine major league starts this year, the White Sox's Opening Day starter went 3-4 with a 5.70 ERA.
--Boston Red Sox right-hander Scott Atchison has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, and he could be facing Tommy John surgery.
Manager Bobby Valentine said Atchison would seek a second opinion before determining whether to undergo the operation.
Atchison has been out since July 14, originally due to right forearm tightness, and he suffered a setback during Friday rehab appearance for Class AAA Pawtucket.
He had been a valuable member of the Boston bullpen this year, going 2-1 with a 1.76 ERA in 37 appearances.
--New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira found out Tuesday morning he does not have structural damage on his injured left wrist.
MLB.com reported that an MRI revealed only inflammation a day after Teixeira had to leave Monday's game against the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh inning after diving for J.J. Hardy's seventh-inning hard-hit ball down the first base line and landing on his left wrist.
Teixeira received a cortisone injection afterward. He will be re-evaluated in three days, according to the Yankees.
Teixeira is hitting .256 with 20 home runs and 71 RBI this season.
--Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeney is expected to miss up to eight weeks with a hand injury suffered Monday night when he punched a door at Fenway Park in frustration.
Sweeney was pulled off the field at the start of the ninth inning Monday, leading to speculation he had been traded.
But what really happened, according to Sweeney, was he had punched a door after making an out in the eighth inning and will be going for X-rays. He probably will be placed on the disabled list.
---The Reds have designated right-handed pitcher Andrew Brackman for assignment, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.