MLB notebook: Document theft probe complete

| Sunday, May 11, 2014, 7:51 p.m.

A Florida police department completed its investigation into the theft of documents related to baseball's probe into whether Alex Rodriguez used performance enhancing drugs.

The investigation ended April 11 with charges filed against only a tanning salon employee, who was arrested after police said his DNA was found on a car from which the documents were stolen.

However, the police report said Major League Baseball was given repeated warnings that the records they sought had been stolen and that they were not to purchase them. Still, they did so anyway, the report said. Baseball officials have denied knowingly buying stolen records.

Newsday first reported the results of the probe.

The documents were stolen from Porter Fischer's car. He took them from Biogenesis, the Miami clinic where he worked. The clinic and its owner, Tony Bosch, reportedly provided drugs to Rodriguez and other major league players.

The Biogenesis scandal led to 14 suspensions last summer. Rodriguez, a three-time MVP, was suspended for the entire 2014 season.

Darvish to get extra rest

Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish will get some extra rest before his next start after throwing 126 pitches in another near no-hitter, and Martin Perez is expected to miss at least one start.

The Rangers announced Darvish will not start as scheduled Wednesday at Houston. The right-hander instead is set for the series opener at home Friday against Toronto.

Perez, who has struggled in his last three starts, was scheduled for an MRI for discomfort in his left elbow that he reported after Saturday night's game.

Sabathia placed on 15-day DL

The Yankees placed struggling starter CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right knee.

The move comes a day after the left-hander allowed three home runs in a no-decision against the Brewers. Milwaukee won 5-4.

Sabathia is 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA.

O's gain 1 slugger, lose another

The Orioles have activated first baseman Chris Davis from the 15-day disabled list after he spent the minimum time sidelined with a strained left side.

Davis was in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Houston Astros.

Although the Orioles got back Davis, they lost catcher Matt Wieters, who was placed on the DL with a right elbow strain.

Davis led the majors last year with 53 home runs and 138 RBIs. This season he has two homers and 13 RBIs in 22 games.

Around the league

Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez appears headed to the disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The veteran slugger got hurt Saturday against the Yankees. ... Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen was activated off the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

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