Wainwright on DL
St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with back tightness. Wainwright, 35, is 11- 5 with a 4.89 ERA in 20 starts. St. Louis made Wainwright’s DL move retroactive to Sunday, a day after he allowed two runs in a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs.
BASEBALL Wainwright on DL
St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright went on the disabled list Tuesday with back tightness and outfielder Dexter Fowler went on the DL because of a strained left wrist. Harrison Bader, the Cardinals third-round draft pick two years ago, was brought up from Class AAA to play center field. Wainwright, a 35-year-old righthander, is 11-5 with a 4.89 ERA in 20 starts, leading the Cardinals in victories. He also went on the DL in 2008 for right middle finger sprain, 2011 for Tommy John surgery and 2015 for a torn right Achilles. St. Louis made Wainwright’s DL move retroactive to Sunday, a day after he allowed two runs over 72/ innings in a no-decision at the Chicago Cubs. Rookie Luke Weaver, who pitched in two games for the Cardinals this season, was scratched from his start for Class AAA Memphis on Tuesday and is expected to be recalled today. Bader, 23, was the 100th overall pick in the 2015 amateur draft and was hitting .297 with 19 home runs and 48 RBI in 97 games for Memphis this season.
Strasburg may start Friday
The Washington Nationals are hopeful that Stephen Strasburg will make his next scheduled start despite exiting Sunday’s outing after two innings with pain in his forearm. The right-hander met with team doctors but did not undergo an MRI, Manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday. Team spokesman Amanda Comak later told reporters that Strasburg was diagnosed with a nerve impingement that is no longer a problem, without providing further details. “The doctor said he’s doing fine. Hoping he’ll progress enough to make the next start,” Baker said. Following Sunday’s start at Arizona, Strasburg described the problem as slight “achiness” in his forearm and said the early exit was a precaution. Strasburg (10-3 with a 3.25 ERA in 20 starts) is scheduled to start Friday against the Colorado Rockies. Strasburg, 28, had Tommy John surgery in 2010. His more recent injuries include a forearm strain last season.
Portland, Brooklyn trade
The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn
Nets in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson. The deal, first reported by ESPN, comes a year after the Nets offered Crabbe a four-year, $75 million deal as a restricted free agent. The Trail Blazers matched that offer. A 6-6 wing, Crabbe averaged 10.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists last season in Portland. He hit 44.4 percent of his three-pointers. Nicholson, who was traded from Washington to the Nets at the deadline in February, averaged 2.6 points and 1.6 rebounds last season. Portland is expected to waive the 6-9 power forward.
MOTOR SPORTS Keselowski gets extension
Team Penske has reached an
agreement with 2012 NASCAR Cup champion Brad Keselowski on a multiyear extension. Keselowski, 33, has driven for Penske throughout his 10-year career in NASCAR’s top series, notching 23 victories and the series title five years ago. His crew chief with the No. 2 Ford, Paul Wolfe, has also agreed to a multiyear extension with Penske. “In the time that Brad has driven for Team Penske, he has risen to the top echelon of stars in NASCAR,” owner Roger Penske said Tuesday. “Brad and Paul have established a terrific, winning combination and they are both real leaders within our team.” Keselowski has two Cup victories so far this season, at Atlanta and Martinsville, and is sixth in the points standings. Keselowski joined Penske near the end of the 2009 season and Wolfe joined him prior to the 2010 Xfinity Series season. They won the 2010 Xfinity drivers’ championship with six victories and a series-record 26 top-five finishes. Wolfe then joined Keselowski on the No. 2 and they have earned six trips to the NASCAR playoffs.
SOCCER Trade sets record
Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer has been traded to Orlando City for what could be a Major League Soccer-record $1.6 million. Orlando traded $900,000 in guaranteed allocation money, plus more based on performance, in the deal for Dwyer, who recently got his first call-up for the U.S. national team after becoming a citizen. Dwyer was selected by Kansas City in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. He ranks second on the team with five goals this season, and he’s scored 57 goals over 128 games for his career. He scored in his national team debut against Ghana this month. He also scored against Panama in the opening game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. MLS said the previous record was Orlando’s trade of Kevin Molino to Minnesota United for $650,000 in allocation money.
Lyle in hospital
Jarrod Lyle is in a hospital with what his family suspects is a recurrence of the cancer he has twice overcome. Golf Australia issued a statement Wednesday on behalf of the Lyle family, saying the 35-yearold golfer was in Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia for what doctors suspect will be a third fight against leukemia. He beat the leukemia in 1998 and in 2012. Lyle was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at age 17 and was declared in remission two years later. After playing on the Australasian, Nationwide and PGA Tours, Lyle had a relapse in 2012 — not long starting the year with a fourth-place finish at the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles and after the birth of his first child — and again underwent life-saving treatment. He returned to the United States in 2015 to use his medical exemption in an attempt to win back his PGA Tour card but missed out and returned to Australia to live in 2016.