The Cincinnati Reds released injured outfielder Matt Kemp just over four months after acquiring the 2018 All-Star from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cincinnati announced the move Saturday.
Kemp hit .200 with one homer and five RBI before Cincinnati placed him on the injured list April 23 with a broken left rib. Kemp was injured colliding with an outfield wall in San Diego.
The Reds also optioned ourfielder Scott Schebler to Triple-A Louisville and recalled left-hander Cody Reed from Louisville.
Paxton on 10-day IL
Just as the New York Yankees get one big piece back from the injured list, another is added.
James Paxton was placed on the 10-day IL before Saturday’s game with inflammation in the left knee. Before the game, the Yankees also activated third baseman Miguel Andujar, who had been on the IL since April 1 with a partially torn labrum.
The lefty had left his start Friday night early with a sore knee and had an MRI Saturday morning.
Taillon out for weeks
Jameson Taillon's surgically repaired right elbow is intact. That's about the only good news for the Pittsburgh Pirates ace, who will be shut down for at least a month after the pain he'd been dealing with off and on since spring training was diagnosed as a flexor tendon strain.
The team placed Taillon on the 10-day injured list Saturday after he complained of lingering pain following a victory over Texas on Wednesday. He's the second member of Pittsburgh's rotation to go on the injured list in the last week. Chris Archer is dealing with inflammation in his right thumb.
The St. Louis Cardinals activated veteran reliever Luke Gregerson from the 10-day injured list after he missed the first five weeks because of a right shoulder impingement.
The 34-year-old right-hander has not pitched in a major league game since July 25. He missed the start of last season because of a hamstring injury and struggled through 17 appearances, posting a 7.11 ERA, before being shut down because of the shoulder problem.
The Cardinals also optioned outfielder Tyler O'Neill to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday.
Chicago Cubs second baseman Daniel Descalso left the game against the St. Louis Cardinals because of a sore left ankle.
Descalso was hurt rounding first on a single in the first inning Saturday. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fourth.