MLB notebook: Dodgers' Kershaw headed to disabled list
The Dodgers placed starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.
The move was made retroactive to March 23.
Kershaw, who has never been on the DL, felt some discomfort in his back while throwing Saturday afternoon, after already having been scratched from Sunday's start against the Padres as a result of the injury.
He could miss minimal time as he is eligible to return from the disabled list April 7.
Lincecum won't miss start
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is expected to make his first scheduled start in the regular season despite getting hit in the left knee by a comebacker.
The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner walked through the clubhouse without a noticeable limp and rode a stationary bike before Saturday's exhibition game against Oakland.
A night earlier, Lincecum was on the ground near the pitcher's mound writhing in pain after getting struck by a hard-hit grounder from Daric Barton.
Lincecum tried to run toward first but immediately fell, unable to put any pressure on his leg. He limped off the field with the assistance of two trainers and underwent X-rays, which were negative.
Victorino injures hamstring
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino will undergo an MRI on his right hamstring in Boston, and it's unknown if he'll be ready for Opening Day.
The veteran outfielder felt his right hamstring grab while rounding first base on a third-inning double in Boston's 7-4 loss to Minnesota on Saturday afternoon at JetBlue Park, said manager John Farrell.
Mariners place 3 on DL
All-Star right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker and hard-throwing reliever Stephen Pryor were placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday by the Mariners, putting their roster at the final 25 heading into Monday's season opener in Anaheim.
The moves are retroactive to March 21, meaning the three could technically return by April 8.
Nady makes Padres
Xavier Nady, 35, who had been on the bubble, made the Padres roster after veteran left-fielder Carlos Quentin was put on the disabled list when a sore left knee.
Also starting on the DL will be right-hander Josh Johnson, who has a strained right forearm, and center fielder Cameron Maybin, who hurt his left (non-throwing) biceps March 2.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- MLB notebook: Giants call up Uggla after brief stint in minors
- MLB notebook: Morales headed back to Mariners
- MLB notebook: Puig to get X-rays in Pittsburgh
- MLB notebook: Rockies place Morneau on 15-day DL