MLB notebook: Marlins reliever Jennings has concussion; CT scans negative
• CT scans on Marlins reliever Dan Jennings were negative Thursday night after he was struck in the head by a line drive off Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer's bat. Jennings suffered a concussion. Jennings tweeted: “Pirates fans showed amazing support tonight. ... Marlins fans supporting too.”
• The Cubs' waiver claim for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels didn't result in a trade, and the Phillies pulled Hamels back from waivers. A major league source said that Cubs took a longshot chance in making the claim for Hamels, but the Phillies weren't going to deal Hamels without getting at least two top prospects in return. The Cubs acquired right-hander Jacob Turner from the Marlins in exchange for minor league right-handers Jose Arias and Tyler Bremer.
• The Dodgers placed Josh Beckett (hip impingement) on the 15-day disabled list for the third time this season. Beckett is 6-6 with a 2.88 ERA.
• Mark Teixeira was out of the Yankees lineup for a second straight game after getting spiked on the left hand in a play at home plate Wednesday.
• The Cardinals placed right-handed reliever Jason Motte (lower back sprain) on the 15-day disabled list.
• The Giants placed first baseman Brandon Belt back on the seven-day concussion list. Belt missed 12 games with a concussion before being activated Aug. 2.
• Mariners utility player Willie Bloomquist will miss the rest of the season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee.
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.