Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jake Lamb is expected to be sidelined for about six weeks after straining his left quadriceps while running out a double this week.
Lamb pulled up short at second base in the ninth inning of a 4-1 loss at San Diego on Wednesday. An MRI the next day revealed the extent of the injury.
"I'll start at six weeks and go from there," Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Friday. "It could be more. It could be less. Obviously a big blow. Another big blow for us."
Starting right fielder Steven Souza Jr. suffered a season-ending left knee injury near the end of spring training on March 25. Lamb and Souza were expected to hit in the middle of the order for a team that traded Paul Goldschmidt and lost A.J. Pollock to free agency in the offseason.
Volquez goes on IL
The Texas Rangers put pitcher Edinson Volquez on the 10-day injured list because of a sprained right elbow.
The Rangers made the move before Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels and called up pitcher Kyle Bird from Triple-A Nashville.
Volquez missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in August 2017. The right-hander went 3 2/3 innings in Thursday's 11-4 victory over Angels as he allowed two runs on four hits with four walks and three strikeouts.
Manager Chris Woodward said that Volquez told him before the game that something didn't feel right but that he could pitch.
Woodward said that Adrian Sampson was a possibility to move up into the rotation. The right-hander went six innings in relief against Houston on Monday and allowed a run on four hits in a loss.
Orioles add pitcher Straily
Seeking to boost a thin starting rotation, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a $575,000, one-year contact with Dan Straily.
The 30-year-old right-hander would get a $250,000 assignment bonus if traded.
Straily was released March 25 by the Miami Marlins, who chose to give him $1,209,677 in termination pay rather than his $5 million salary, which was not guaranteed.
He was 15-15 in two seasons with the Marlins, who acquired him from Cincinnati in January 2017. He was limited to 23 starts last year, when he went on the disabled list twice because of forearm and oblique strains.