Giants lose Cueto to DL with blisters as Bumgarner returns
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.
From wire reports