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The Pittsburgh Pirates placed second baseman Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his right side and recalled infielder Josh Harrison from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Walker is hitting .244 with six home runs and 26 RBI in 72 games this season for the Pirates, but hasn’t played since experiencing pain in his right side while swinging in a loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Manager Clint Hurdle says the switch-hitting Walker cannot swing left-handed without difficulty.

Harrison is 2-for-13 in 12 games with the Pirates this season. He is thriving at Indianapolis, where he is hitting .317 with four home runs and 34 RBI in 64 games.

Cards trade Boggs to Rockies

The St. Louis Cardinals traded struggling reliever Mitchell Boggs to Colorado for the Rockies’ international signing bonus slot No. 4. St. Louis released veteran infielder Ty Wigginton and selected the contract of catcher Rob Johnson from Triple-A Memphis. All-Star catcher Yadier Molina returned to the starting lineup against Houston after missing two games with a sore right knee. Boggs was 0-3 with an 11.05 ERA and two saves in 18 games for the Cardinals before being sent to Memphis.

Around the leagues

New York Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum will have season-ending surgery on his right hand. Right-hander Gonzalez Germen was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas. … Right-hander Luis Garcia was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley by the Philadelphia Phillies to replace righty Phillippe Aumont. … The San Francisco Giants placed backup catcher Hector Sanchez on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder, called up pitcher Michael Kickham from Triple-A Fresno, purchased the contract of second baseman Kensuke Tanaka from Fresno and designated outfielder Cole Gillespie for assignment. … The Arizona Diamondbacks activated Adam Eaton from the disabled list. The rookie had been projected as the team’s leadoff batter this spring, but he was sidelined by a strained left elbow. … Minnesota Twins left-handed reliever Caleb Thielbar will go on the bereavement list Thursday following the death of his grandmother. Thielbar will rejoin the team this weekend and be eligible to pitch Sunday. Right-hander Michael Tonkin will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester.


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