MLB notes: Yankees' Pineda goes from suspension to DL

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda walks off the field after being ejected for using...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda walks off the field after being ejected for using a foreign substance against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, April 23, 2014. (BOB DeCHIARA/USA Today)

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The New York Yankees reinstated right-hander Michael Pineda from the suspended list on Tuesday and then placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a right-shoulder muscle injury.

The team also activated infielder Brandan Ryan from the disabled list before Tuesday night's game against the Anaheim Angels.

Ryan missed the first 31 games of the season because of a back injury.

The Yankees had been a man down on the roster since Pineda's pine-tar suspension after an April 24 game in Boston. The versatile Ryan will be used as shortstop Derek Jeter's backup and also see time at third and second base, manager Joe Girardi said.

Ryan is a defensive specialist who could relieve the retiring Jeter late in games.

At the time of Pineda's suspension, he had a 2-2 record with a 1.83 ERA in four starts.

TOMLIN PROMOTED

The Cleveland Indians recalled right-hander Josh Tomlin from Triple-A Columbus and designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old Tomlin made five starts this season for Columbus, posting a 2-1 record with a 2.06 ERA. He has a streak of 20 scoreless innings that includes a nine-inning, three-hit shutout in his last outing on May 1 against Durham.

Kottaras, 30, was called up to Cleveland on Saturday and went 2-for-3 with two home runs and a walk on Sunday in a game against the Chicago White Sox. He established a franchise first with two home runs in his first two plate appearances.

Before the call-up, Kottaras was batting .080 (2-for-25) with the Clippers.

BRUCE TO DL

The Cincinnati Reds placed outfielder Jay Bruce on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and recalled outfielder Roger Bernadina to replace him on the roster.

Bruce is expected to be out about four weeks after undergoing surgery on Monday morning to repair a partially torn meniscus in his left knee.

Bruce, who struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance on Sunday, is batting .216 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in 102 at-bats this season.

The Reds were to open a two-game interleague series against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

Bernadina was designated for assignment on Saturday when Skip Schumaker was reinstated from the disabled list. In 23 games for the Reds this season, Bernadina is batting .143 with no homers and an RBI.

The Reds have been hit hard by injuries, with eight players starting the season on the disabled list, including starting pitcher Mat Latos and closer Aroldis Chapman.


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