MLB notebook: Wainwright returns to St. Louis to have elbow tested
• The Cardinals are optimistic that the discomfort in ace Adam Wainwright's right elbow is not a serious problem. Wainwright returned to St. Louis on Wednesday for tests. The right-hander became the NL's first nine-game winner Tuesday night by pitching seven innings in a 1-0 win at Tampa Bay. Before Wednesday night's game against the Rays, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that everything the team had heard so far about Wainwright's elbow “has been positive.” Wainwright had elbow ligament replacement surgery in February 2011. Matheny said the discomfort was on the other side of the elbow. Wainwright is 9-3 with a 2.15 ERA in 14 starts for the NL champions.
• The White Sox signed Olympic speedskater Eddy Alvarez to a minor league deal as an infielder. The 24-year-old Alvarez was part of the relay team at the Sochi Olympics that won the silver medal in the 5,000-meter relay. He was a standout shortstop in high school in Miami.
• Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers is going back on the disabled list because of right elbow inflammation less than a week after a return from the same problem.
• The Reds placed reliever Carlos Marmol on the restricted list after he left Triple-A Louisville without permission, CBS Sports reported. In three appearances with Louisville, Marmol posted a 7.36 ERA and 2.18 WHIP. He struck out six and walked six in 32⁄3 innings.
• The Red Sox signed 36-year-old outfielder Andres Torres to a minor league contract. Torres played in 103 games with the Giants in 2013 before having season-ending surgery on his left Achilles tendon.
— Wire reports
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: Phillies closer Papelbon suspended 7 games for lewd gesture
- MLB notebook: Umpire West suspended 1 game
- MLB notebook: Suspended O’s slugger Davis helps lift overturned pickup on interstate