MLB notebook: Orioles catcher to have ailing elbow examined
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters plans to see Dr. James Andrews within the next week to have his ailing throwing elbow examined, MLB.com reported.
Wieters, who hasn't caught a game since May 4, is trying to avoid season-ending surgery on his elbow and has gone the rest-and-rehabilitation route since his last game May 10.
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter has set a July 1 deadline to make a definitive decision on his All-Star catcher.
• Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland has chosen a procedure on his ailing left ankle that could get him back on the field two months earlier than originally planned. The team said Moreland would undergo a procedure to remove a bone in the back of the ankle rather than reconstructive surgery that would sideline him for three months. The new timetable on his return is three to four weeks.
• The Rockies placed outfielder Michael Cuddyer and right-hander Eddie Butler on the 15-day disabled list and selected the contract of right-hander Christian Bergman to make his major league debut. The Rockies also announced on Twitter that outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will have exploratory surgery on his injured left index finger. The procedure will take place on Tuesday in Cleveland. Gonzalez went on the DL earlier this month.
• Grant Balfour is out as the Tampa Bay closer. Rays manager Joe Maddon said the team will use a closer by committee instead of the struggling Balfour, who gave up five runs in the ninth inning of Sunday's 5-0 loss to the Mariners. It was the second time the right-hander allowed five runs in an inning this season. Meanwhile, the Rays have turned to a Seminole medicine man to change their fortunes. Maddon invited tribal elder Bobby Henry to Tropicana Field on Monday in an attempt to help his team, which has the worst record in the majors.
• The Twins signed shortstop Nick Gordon, the fifth overall pick in the first-year player draft. The 18-year-old Gordon is the son of Tom Gordon, a three-time All-Star pitcher who played for eight major league teams over 21 seasons.
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