MLB notebook: Cubs' Hammel injures hamstring
Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel left Monday's game after his right hamstring cramped while he warmed up for the third inning against the Dodgers.
Hammel had pitched two innings in the scoreless game, giving up one hit and one walk while striking out three.
Hammel entered 6-1 and ranked fifth in the majors with a 2.17 ERA. He had allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his nine starts.
• Mets captain David Wright has a herniated disk in his neck and could be headed to the disabled list. The third baseman, 33, missed his third consecutive game and said he will be examined by a specialist Tuesday. He had an MRI and took oral anti-inflammatory medicine over the weekend. Wright homered in three consecutive games last week before getting hurt. He is batting .226 with seven homers, 14 RBIs and 55 strikeouts in 137 at-bats.
• The Yankees placed infielder Dustin Ackley on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated right shoulder and recalled infielder Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre. Ackley is batting .148 with no homers and four RBIs. He was injured diving back into first base on a pickoff play. “Surgery is a possibility,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “My thought is it will not be a quick deal.”
• The Rays activated Brad Boxberger, who led the American League with 41 saves last season, from the disabled list. Boxberger, 28, underwent surgery March 17 to repair the adductor brevis muscle and missed the first 48 games. Alex Colome has 12 saves in 12 opportunities in Boxberger's absence.
• With Austin Jackson bothered by turf toe, the White Sox recalled outfielder J.B. Shuck from Charlotte and optioned right-hander Tommy Kahnle to the Triple-A farm team. Jackson left Sunday's game in the eighth inning because of his left foot.
• The Angels reinstated closer Huston Street from the disabled list after a five-week injury absence. Reliever Deolis Guerra, a former Pirates reliever, was designated for assignment. Street hasn't pitched since April 23 due to a strained oblique muscle. The veteran has five saves with a 1.17 ERA.
• The Blue Jays recalled right-hander Ryan Tepera from Triple-A Buffalo and designated utilityman Jimmy Paredes for assignment. Paredes was claimed off waivers from Baltimore on May 16. He played in seven games, batting .267 with one home run and two RBIs.