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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, 7:24 p.m.
 

• Braves outfielder Jason Heyward had surgery Thursday on his broken right jaw after he was struck by a pitch. The team has not said how long he will be out, but he could miss the rest of the regular season. He had inserted plates in both places where the jaw was fractured.

• Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy will miss his next start because of elbow soreness suffered Tuesday against the Mets. He is expected to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews.

• The Mets signed Daisuke Matsuzaka to a one-year contract, and the right-hander is scheduled to start Friday against Detroit. Matsuzaka was released by Cleveland on Tuesday at his request. He had spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus.

• The Yankees recalled reliever Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace injured infielder Jayson Nix on the roster. Nix has a broken left hand.

• Reds relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton is expected to have surgery after he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm. The Reds also moved pitcher Johnny Cueto to the 60-day disabled list to open a spot for right-hander Nick Christiani, who was called up from Triple-A.

• The Blue Jays placed infielder Maicer Izturis on the 15-day disabled list and recalled shortstop Ryan Goins from Triple-A Buffalo. Izturis was placed on the DL retroactive to Aug. 21 with a left ankle sprain.

• The Rays signed Delmon Young to a minor league deal. The team chose him No. 1 overall in 2003.

— AP

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