The New York Yankees put shortstop Derek Jeter back on the disabled list Monday in the latest setback in an injury-filled season for the captain.
Jeter is out with a strained right calf. The return to the DL came on the same day teammate Alex Rodriguez was suspended through the 2014 season in a drug case.
With Jeter going on the DL, the Yankees recalled infielder Dave Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. They also designated infielder Brent Lillibridge for assignment, and Rodriguez was activated from the disabled list.
Rodriguez is appealing the penalty by Major League Baseball and is eligible to play while the case is being resolved.
Jeter, 39, did not play Saturday or Sunday at San Diego. He appeared to take an awkward step while making a play in Friday night’s 7-2 loss. He also had an awkward slide into third base.
Rangers call up two
The Texas Rangers recalled outfielder Engel Beltre from Triple-A Round Rock and selected the contract of outfielder Joey Butler from the same team after All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz received a 50-game suspension Monday in Major League Baseball’s drug case.
Cruz will miss the remainder of the regular season. The Rangers also designated infielder Adam Rosales for assignment, three days after adding him on a waiver claim.
Beltre joins the Rangers for the second time this season. He hit .300 in 13 games before being optioned to Round Rock on Friday.
Butler, who hit .290 with 10 homers and 44 RBI in 97 games for Round Rock, is looking to make his major-league debut.
Cubs claim outfielder
The Chicago Cubs claimed outfielder Thomas Neal off waivers from the New York Yankees and transferred pitcher Rafael Dolis to the 60-day disabled list.
Neal hit .325 with two home runs and 29 RBI in 72 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He had his contract selected by the Yankees on June 14 and played in four games with the Yankees in two big-league stints, collecting two hits in 11 at-bats. He was designated for assignment on Friday.
Dolis has been on the disabled list since June 1 with a strained forearm.
Dodgers’ Ramirez out
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says he thinks shortstop Hanley Ramirez will be out at least a few days with a right shoulder injury.
Ramirez hurt his shoulder after tumbling into the stands catching a fly ball in the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ 1-0 victory on Sunday.
The Dodgers did get rookie Yasiel Puig back in the lineup Monday night against the St. Louis Cardinals after missing a day with a right thumb injury.
Mattingly said the NL West-leading Dodgers would be fine if Ramirez had to go on the 15-day disabled list.