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MLB notebook: Reds place Arroyo, Cozart on DL

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June 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

The Cincinnati Reds placed right-hander Bronson Arroyo and shortstop Zack Cozart on the 10-day disabled list Monday.

The move comes one day after the 40-year-old Arroyo told reporters that there is a possibility his 14-year major league career might be over as he deals with a strained right shoulder.

“We tried to patch it up and it worked for a while, but I’ve been hit around the yard for a while now,” Arroyo said after allowing five runs and seven hits in three innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“It gets stiff. The cortisone isn’t working anymore. Have I thought, ‘This time might be my last time on the field?’ Yeah.”

Arroyo, who owns a 3-6 mark with a 7.35 ERA, is attempting a comeback after missing 2 1/2 seasons with arm and shoulder issues, including Tommy John surgery.

Cozart, who is nursing a strained right quadrieps, is batting .320 with nine homers and 33 RBIs in 58 games this season.

–Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy told reporters that his broken wrist will sideline him four to six weeks.

“We did the CT scan today and it just kind of showed what they saw on the X-ray,” Hardy said before his team’s series opener against the visiting Cleveland Indians. “It’s a small bone, and it’s a non-displaced fracture. They say four to six weeks for the bone to heal, and to get back into baseball activities.”

A three-time Gold Glove recipient, Hardy sustained the injury after being struck in the wrist by a fastball from St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game. The 34-year-old Hardy was replaced in the sixth by infielder Ruben Tejada.

A broken bone is nothing new for Hardy, who missed six weeks of the 2016 season with a fractured foot. He sustained that injury while fouling a ball off his foot.

–Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is not in the starting lineup for his team’s series-opening game against the host Kansas City Royals.

Pedroia was hit in the back by a pitch from Houston Astros reliever James Hoyt in the seventh inning on Sunday night. The former American League MVP was taken to a Houston hospital for X-rays on his rib area.

Josh Rutledge is scheduled to play second base in place of the 33-year-old Pedroia, who is batting .296 with two homers and 25 RBIs in 55 games this season. Rutledge, 28, is hitting .240 with nine RBIs in 34 games this season.

–New York Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres will miss the remainder of the season after the team announced the infielder needs to undergo Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing left elbow.

The Yankees said Torres has a torn ligament in his left elbow but is expected to recover after surgery in time for spring training next year.

Torres was seen by the team’s head physician, Dr. Christopher Ahmad, at Presbyterian Hospital in New York and diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.

–The Chicago White Sox placed center fielder Leury Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained finger on his left hand.

Garcia, 26, did not start Sunday for the seventh straight game, being available only as a pinch runner. The move is retroactive to June 16.

Garcia is hitting .298 with nine doubles, one triple, six home runs, 22 RBIs, 28 runs scored and a .345 on-base percentage in 56 games this season.

 

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