Gi­ants lose Cueto to DL with blis­ters as Bum­gar­ner re­turns

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - BASEBALL -

SAN DIEGO — The San Fran­cisco Gi­ants have made room on the 25-man ros­ter for ace Madi­son Bum­gar­ner by plac­ing Johnny Cueto on the 10-day dis­abled list with blis­ters on the tips of his right thumb, fore­fin­ger and mid­dle fin­ger.

Bum­gar­ner started Satur­day night’s game against San Diego af­ter missing three months with a sprained left shoul­der.

Cueto (6-7, 4.59 ERA) left Fri­day night’s game af­ter four in­nings be­cause of the blis­ters. He also was af­fected by blis­ters on two fin­gers in May.

With Cueto ex­pected to miss at least two starts, Matt Cain moves back into the ro­ta­tion.

Chat­wood ex­its early with in­jury

Rock­ies pitcher Tyler Chat­wood left his start with an in­jury Satur­day night af­ter get­ting only one out in a wild first in­ning against the Mets.

The righthander walked three of five bat­ters he faced and gave up Jay Bruce’s three-run homer. Af­ter throw­ing just five of 19 pitches for strikes, he was checked on the mound by man­ager Bud Black and a trainer. Chat­wood made three wide prac­tice pitches and was re­placed by lefty Chris Rusin, who got all the time he needed to warm up on the mound.

There was no im­me­di­ate word on what specif­i­cally was both­er­ing Chat­wood, who missed the 2015 sea­son while re­cov­er­ing from Tommy John surgery.

MLB.com re­ported Chat­wood suf­fered a calf strain dur­ing warmups.

Braun day-to-day for rest of sea­son

Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers out­fielder Ryan Braun, who has strug­gled with a strain in his left calf for sev­eral weeks, will be eval­u­ated daily for the re­minder of the sea­son, man­ager Craig Coun­sell said be­fore Satur­day night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Braun has been on the dis­abled list twice this sea­son with the calf is­sue. He left the team’s game on July 8 against the Yan­kees with cramp­ing in the calf and sat out the fi­nal game be­fore the All-Star break as a pre­cau­tion.

Braun, who smacked a grand slam in the Brew­ers’ 9-6 win over the Phillies on Fri­day, re­ported no ill ef­fects af­ter the game, but Coun­sell said the team is tak­ing a cau­tious ap­proach with the vet­eran slug­ger nonethe­less.

Braun, who was in the start­ing lineup on Satur­day, has played in 42 of the team’s 93 games this sea­son. En­ter­ing Satur­day, he was hit­ting .259 with 11 home runs and 27 RBIs in 165 plate ap­pear­ances.

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