The Los Angeles Angels placed ace Jered Weaver on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left elbow.
The right-hander, who was diagnosed with a non-displaced radial head fracture, is expected to miss at least four weeks.
Weaver left Sunday’s loss against the Texas Rangers early after jamming his non-throwing arm while dodging a line drive. He was initially said to have suffered a strained elbow.
The Angels called up right-hander Dane De La Rosa from Triple-A Salt Lake to replace Weaver on the roster.
De La Rosa was acquired in a trade last month from Tampa Bay in exchange for right-hander Steven Geltz.
Yankees’ Jeter running on field
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ran on a field for the first time in several weeks, his biggest steps yet in his comeback from injury.
Manager Joe Girardi said Jeter did some sprints, took grounders and hit indoors at the team’s training complex in Tampa, Fla. Girardi has been watching videotapes of Jeter’s workouts and said the perennial All-Star “looked as good as at any point that I had seen him in spring training.”
Jeter hasn’t played since March 23, when his left ankle bothered him while running. There’s no timetable on when the 38-year-old will be activated.
Niemann to have surgery today
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann will have season-ending shoulder surgery after deciding rest wouldn’t be enough to get him back to full strength. Niemann’s surgery will be performed today in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by Texas Rangers team doctor Keith Meister, who gave the pitcher a second opinion Monday.
Martinez out with cut thumb
Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez missed Tuesday’s 7-3 win over Toronto after cutting his thumb on the bat rack at Comerica Park. Martinez needed eight stitches in his right thumb after the mishap Sunday. He was listed as day-to-day. It was not clear how the accident occurred.
Roenicke has back problems
Back problems sent Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke to a hospital emergency room in Chicago.
Roenicke tells WTMJ radio back pain kept him awake all night so he called the team doctors Tuesday morning.