Rangers put Beltre on DL
The Texas Rangers put third baseman Adrian Beltre on the 15day disabled list Monday and are calling up top prospect Joey Gallo.
Beltre suffered a sprained left thumb while sliding into second base Sunday against the Boston Red Sox. He is expected to sit out at least two weeks.
The Rangers say they plan to purchase Gallo’s contract from double-A Frisco on Tuesday.
Gallo, 21, is hitting .314 with nine home runs and 31 runs batted in for Frisco. Etc.
The Colorado Rockies put right-hander Jordan Lyles on the 15-day DL because of a toe injury. ... The Seattle Mariners sent shortstop Chris Taylor to the minors. Taylor was hitting .159 with one RBI and 19 strikeouts. ... Seattle Manager Lloyd McClendon announced that left-hander Mike Montgomery will start Tuesday against the New York Yankees. ... Miami Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez took another step in his recovery from elbow ligament-replacement surgery, throwing three hitless innings against minor league players in an extended spring-training game in Jupiter, Fla.