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The Angels on Tuesday placed ace Jered Weaver on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left elbow. The right-hander, who was diagnosed with a non-displaced radial head fracture, is expected to miss at least four weeks.

Weaver left Sunday's loss against the Rangers early after jamming his non-throwing arm while dodging a line drive.

Maddon moves on after botched call

Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon signed the lineup card for Joe Nathan's 300th career save and gave it to the Rangers closer. It symbolized his attempt to move on after home plate umpire Marty Foster's botched call on a game-ending strike three bailed out Nathan in Monday night's 5-4 loss. Less than 24 hours later, he declared it “over with.” Foster acknowledged after the game that he missed the call on the full-count pitch.

Yankees' Jeter begins running

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ran on a field for the first time in several weeks, his biggest steps yet in his comeback from injury. Jeter hasn't played since March 23, when his left ankle bothered him while running.

Tigers' Martinez cuts thumb, sits out

Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez missed Tuesday's 7-3 win over Toronto after cutting his thumb on the bat rack at Comerica Park. Martinez needed eight stitches in his right thumb after the mishap Sunday.

Brewers call up Gibsonia native Lalli

Brewers catcher/first baseman Blake Lalli (Pine-Richland) was selected from Triple-A Nashville. Lalli made his major league debut with the Cubs last season, going 2 for 15 with two RBI.

Back problems plague Brewers manager

Back problems sent Brewers manager Ron Roenicke to a hospital emergency room in Chicago. Roenicke told a Milwaukee radio station back pain kept him awake all night, so he called the team doctors Tuesday morning. He was scheduled to manage Tuesday versus the Cubs.

New program assists Puerto Ricans

Major League Baseball will launch a training program in Puerto Rico aimed at talented teenagers who cannot afford specialized academies, an effort to spark player development in the U.S. territory. Officials will hold tryouts this month in the capital of San Juan and select 50 players ages 14-18 to participate in an intensive after-school program.

Extra bases

The Indians placed catcher Lou Marson on the 15-day disabled list with a neck strain sustained in a home-plate collision. ... The Rangers purchased the contract of right-hander Nick Tepesch and designated outfielder Julio Borbon for assignment. ... White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper was taken to a hospital with a stomach illness and missed the team's series opener against the Nationals.

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