Baseball notebook: D-backs' Walker (forearm) lands on DL
Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker, who left his Saturday start due to right forearm inflammation, was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday.
Walker is expected to undergo an MRI exam on Monday. He departed the Saturday
game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after the second inning.
Arizona recalled right-hander Silvino Bracho from Triple-A Reno to fill the
roster spot. Bracho compiled a 5.66 ERA in 21 games for the Diamondbacks last
Walker, 25, is 31-31 with a 3.96 ERA in 96 career games with Seattle and
Arizona. He is 0-0 with a 3.46 ERA in three starts this season.
--Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Logan Forsythe was placed on the 10-day
disabled list due to right shoulder inflammation.
Forsythe, who was playing third base, left Los Angeles' Saturday loss to the
Diamondbacks at the top of the sixth inning when he felt soreness while making
warm-up throws to first base. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Forsythe
has been battling soreness issues for six weeks.
Los Angeles recalled infielder Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Oklahoma City to
fill the roster spot.
--With wear and tear on its bullpen mounting, the Baltimore Orioles made a
roster move for the eighth straight day by recalling right-handed pitcher
David Hess from Triple-A Norfolk.
Hess was scratched from his scheduled start for Norfolk on Saturday. He struck
out seven in five innings in his only start of the season for the
International League team. The Tennessee native never has pitched in the big
To make room for Hess, Baltimore optioned left-handed reliever Donnie Hart to
Norfolk after he appeared in back-to-back games against the Boston Red Sox. He
allowed no earned runs in 2 2/3 innings in his two appearances this season.
--San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer was did not play Sunday against
the San Francisco Giants due to lower back tightness.
It was the second straight contest Hosmer missed. He sat out Saturday due to
what was termed a day off by manager Andy Green.
Hosmer played in all 162 games last season for the Kansas City Royals. He
joined the Padres as a free agent in the offseason after receiving an
eight-year, $144 million contract.
--Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison exited Sunday's game against
the Miami Marlins after being hit by a pitch.
Harrison was plunked on his left hand in the third inning by a 96 mph fastball
from Miami right-hander Jose Urena. The Pirates announced that Harrison was
undergoing further examination by the team's medical staff.
As he walked toward first base, Harrison angrily slammed his elbow guard into
the ground. Harrison consulted with trainers before the decision was made to
remove him from the contest. He threw his helmet in frustration upon reaching
--The Texas Rangers claimed infielder/outfielder Renato Nunez off waivers from
the Oakland Athletics and transferred right-hander Tim Lincecum to the 60-day
disabled list Sunday.
Nunez, 24, is expected to join the Rangers on Monday for the series opener
against the Tampa Bay Rays. The versatile Venezuelan hit 32 home runs with 78
RBIs for Triple-A Nashville in 2017 but has only 17 games of big-league
experience across two seasons with Oakland.
Lincecum signed a one-year contract with Texas in March but has been sidelined
because of a blister on his right middle finger. The 33-year-old and two-time
Cy Young Award winner has not pitched in the majors since Aug. 5, 2016.
--Field Level Media