MLB notebook: Yankees' Teixeira placed on 15-day disabled list
The Yankees placed first baseman Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and recalled catcher Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton.
Teixeira left Friday's game in the second inning after he was injured while trying to field a foul grounder. Kelly Johnson moved from second base to first, and Brian Roberts came in to play second. Manager Joe Girardi said Teixeira will undergo an MRI exam Monday.
Rays re-sign Escobar
Shortstop Yunel Escobar and the Rays agreed to a two-year contract extension covering worth a guaranteed $13 million. Escobar, 31, played in a career-high 153 games last season for the Rays. He was a finalist for the AL Gold Glove Award.
2 retire as Astros
Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt signed one-day contracts and officially retired as Astros on Saturday. Berkman is among Houston's franchise leaders in home runs, RBIs and runs. Oswalt ranks second in wins and strikeouts in franchise history.
Royals designate Ciriaco
Former Pirates infielder Pedro Ciriaco was designated for assignment by the Royals to make roster space for pitcher Aaron Brooks.
McCutchen sent down
The Rangers purchased the contract of right-hander Nick Martinez from Double-A Frisco and optioned former Pirates reliever Daniel McCutchen to the Texas League club.
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