Nationals place Strasburg on DL
WASHINGTON — Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg will go on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, manager Dave Martinez said after the Nationals’ 7-5 victory over San Francisco on Saturday.
Martinez said there was no timetable on Strasburg’s return. The right-hander left his start Friday against San Francisco after two innings and underwent an MRI Saturday morning.
“I thought just the inflammation was a good thing and nothing else was wrong structurally,” Martinez said. “So as soon as we can get that to calm down a little bit and get him throwing a little bit, we’ll be fine.”
The three-time All-Star is 6-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 13 starts this year. It is Strasburg’s sixth stint on the disabled list in the past four seasons.
Tanaka out with two hamstring strains
NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka was put on the 10-day disabled list by the New York Yankees, a day after the pitcher strained both hamstrings running the bases during the Subway Series opener against the Mets.
The Yankees made the move before Saturday night’s game at Citi Field and recalled infielder Ronald Torreyes from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre of the Triple-A International League.
Tanaka was scoring his first major league run on Aaron Judge‘s sacrifice fly during the sixth inning when he felt stiffness in both hamstrings. Tanaka was pulled after that, and the Yankees went on to win 4-1.
A 29-year-old righthander in his fifth big league season, Tanaka is 7-2 with a 4.58 ERA in 13 starts.
Pirates: Pittsburgh second baseman and leadoff hitter Josh Harrison
missed a game against the Chicago Cubs because of a personal matter, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
A two-time All-Star, Harrison is batting .290 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 30 games. He missed five weeks because of a broken left pinkie before returning last month.
Rockies: Colorado cleanup hitter Carlos Gonzalez experienced back spasms Saturday and was scratched from the Rockies’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Noel Cuevas replaced him in right field and Trevor Story moved up a slot to replace Gonzalez in the lineup.
Dodgers: Walker Buehler has bruised ribs, but scans and X-rays showed no further damage after the rookie righthander was lifted from a start with pain in his side.
Buehler said Saturday he is uncertain how much time he’ll miss or if he’ll need to go on the disabled list. He was hit by Trevor Story’s line drive in a game against Colorado on May 21 and made three starts after that, but the rib injury caused him to exit a game Friday night against Atlanta in the sixth inning.