Mar­lins put Al­varez on DL

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL -

Miami Mar­lins open­ing-day star ter Hen­der­son Al­varez was put on the 15-day dis­abled list Mon­day be­cause of in­flam­ma­tion in his right shoul­der and el­bow.

Al­varez (0-2) sat out the first half of the 2013 sea­son be­cause of shoul­der in­flam­ma­tion. He had a stint on the dis­abled list last Au­gust be­cause of a shoul­der is­sue.

Miami also put backup catcher Jeff Mathis and re­serve in­fielder Don Kelly on the 15-day dis­abled list. Each broke the ring fin­ger on his right hand in Sun­day’s game.

Also, right-han­der David Phelps was put on the pa­ter­nity list af­ter his wife gave birth. He is ex­pected to re­join the team Thurs­day. Red­mond said Phelps is the prob­a­ble choice to re­place Al­varez in the ro­ta­tion on Fri­day.

Etc.

LaTroy Hawkins is be­ing re­placed as Colorado’s closer for now, but Manager Walt Weiss isn’t rul­ing out the right-han­der re­turn­ing to the role. Weiss called it a “breather” for Hawkins, 42, who is plan­ning to re­tire af­ter this sea­son. . . . Com­mis­sioner Rob Manfred says Ma­jor League Base­ball is in­ves­ti­gat­ing four re­cent pos­i­tive tests for the steroid Stanozolol along “the same model” as its 2013 Bio­gen­e­sis probe.

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