MLB notes: Angels' Weaver to miss a month

Los Angeles Angels manager (L) Mike Scioscia signals for a right-handed pitcher as starting pitcher...

Los Angeles Angels manager (L) Mike Scioscia signals for a right-handed pitcher as starting pitcher Jered Weaver (C) is assisted from the field by team personnel after he was injured against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington, Texas April 7, 2013. (REUTERS)

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The Los Angeles Angels received some bad news on Tuesday. Pitcher Jered Weaver will be lost for at least one month after landing on his left arm trying to dodge a line drive during a game on Sunday. The Angels placed the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of his left elbow. "He was out of sync early, and then he found some rhythm," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said about Weaver's outing against the Texas Rangers, where he gave up five runs on seven hits and four walks. "He was battling through some things, but nothing really physical." The team has added right-handed pitcher Dane De La Rosa from Triple-A Salt Lake and transferred lefty Andrew Taylor from the 15-day DL to the 60-day list. JETER MAKING PROGRESS FROM ANKLE INJURY Derek Jeter may be making steady progress from an injured ankle, but the New York Yankees captain is still far from ready for his season debut. Manager Joe Girardi said Jeter returned to the field and ran sprints, fielded grounders and took batting practice in an indoor cage Tuesday at the Yankees' minor-league complex in Tampa, Fla. "He did some sprints; it's not 100%, but he was able to do them and to me that's a big step," Girardi told the New York Daily News. "I'm really curious to see how he's going to feel (Wednesday)." Girardi said Jeter will take batting practice on the field Wednesday for the first time since he was shut down on March 24 with soreness in his left ankle. SHOULDER SURGERY FOR RAYS PITCHER Jeff Niemann's season may have come to an abrupt end. The Tampa Bay Rays pitcher is scheduled to have shoulder surgery this week to repair his labrum and rotator cuff, according to the Tampa Tribune. The surgery will likely end his season. "He feels he can't compete at this level without (the surgery)," Rays trainer Ron Porterfield told the Tribune. "He feels like right now it's bothering him too much that he just doesn't have his confidence that he can do what he needs to do." Last season, Niemann broke his leg in May and upon his return on Sept. 1, left the game with shoulder problems. RED SOX ATTENDANCE STREAK IN JEOPARDY All the Boston Red Sox can hope for is a large walkup crowd for their game on Wednesday. If not, their sellout streak at Fenway Park will come to an end, according to the Boston Globe. The streak reached 794 games on Monday when the Red Sox hosted the Baltimore Orioles in their home opener. Including playoff games, that number rises to 820. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Red Sox are about 7,000 tickets short of a packed house. The last game to not sell out was May 14, 2003. HOSPITAL VISIT FOR BREWERS MANAGER Back pain forced Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke to visit a Chicago hospital on Tuesday morning. But it wasn't enough to keep him off the bench as the Brewers faced the Cubs later in the day. "My back's been bothering me a little bit," he told Milwaukee radio station WTMJ. "Everything's fine. It's just the back. Once in a while, my back gets a little squirrely."

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