Tribe put two on DL
By QMI Agency
The Cleveland Indians' crowded infirmary added two more patients Friday.
Outfielder Michael Brantley and pitcher Josh Tomlin were both put on the 15-day disabled list, joining pitcher Carlos Carrasco, outfielders Grady Sizemore and Trevor Crowe, second baseman Jason Kipnis and designated hitter Travis Hafner on the DL.
Brantley, who has missed eight games this month, has a sore wrist while Tomlin has right elbow soreness. The starting pitcher left Wednesday's game after 4 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on 11 hits.
Jim Thome, acquired from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, and reliever Nick Hagadone, called up from the minors, will take the two roster spots.
COACH'S WIFE RECOVERING
The wife of St. Louis Cardinals coach Dave Duncan is recovering after having surgery to remove a brain tumour.
Jeanine Duncan had the surgery on Sunday but the Cardinals waited until Friday to issue a press release on behalf of the couple. Dave Duncan has taken a leave of absence from the Cards to be with his wife.
"Dave and Jeanine are currently in the process of putting together a treatment and rehabilitation program and have received consultation from some of the leading medical specialists in the country," the Cardinals' release said. "Dave, on behalf of Jeanine and the entire Duncan family, wanted to thank everyone for the many well-wishes and the show of support that they have received during this difficult time."
Duncan has been the Cardinals pitching coach since 1996.
The Boston Red Sox called up pitcher Scott Atchison from triple-A Pawtucket and sent down catcher Ryan Lavarnway. Atchison made nine relief appearances for the Sox earlier this season ... Washington Nationals pitcher Ryan Mattheus was put on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder injury. Mattheus is 2-2 with a 2.40 earned-run average in 32 games this season ... Cincinnati Reds reliever Logan Ondrusek was activated off the 15-day DL while lefty Travis Wood was sent to triple-A Louisville. Ondrusek is 4-4 with a 2.63 ERA ... Pitchers Jerry Blevins and Josh Outman were called up from triple-A Sacramento by the Oakland A's. Pitchers Bruce Billings and Jordan Norberto went the other way ... Detroit Tigers infielder Don Kelly was put on the paternity list. Infielder Danny Worth was called up from triple-A Toledo to take his spot ... Outfielder Jason Repko was activated off the DL by the Minnesota Twins. He has a .245 average with nine RBI in 56 games this season ... The New York Mets put outfielder Scott Hairston on the 15-day DL with a left oblique strain. Hairston is hitting .235 with seven home runs and 24 RBI in 79 games.