Touch 'Em All: Rocky time for Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers will probably be happy to leave Colorado after this weekend. Yasiel Puig and Dee Gordon both left Saturday's game against the Rockies with injuries.
Gordon was removed in the fourth inning because of right-hip discomfort.
Puig extended his on-base streak to 38 games when he drew a one-out walk in the fifth. Adrian Gonzalez then grounded into an inning-ending double play and Puig may have been injured as he hustled to second base and slid hard into the bag. He did not come out for the bottom of the fifth. The team said that Puig was day-to-day with a strain of the right-hip flexor.
Dodgers assistant batting coach John Valentin was struck by a ball near his left eye as he worked with players in the batting cage before the game.
Votto on AAA rehab
Cincinnati Reds all-star first baseman Joey Votto will begin a rehab assignment with triple-A Louisville on Sunday.
Votto hasn't played since going on the disabled list May 21, retroactive to May 16, with a quadriceps strain in his left knee, the same knee on which he had two surgeries in 2012. The Reds have gone 9-11 without the 2010 National League Most Valuable Player, who was hitting .257 with six home runs and 12 RBIs.
Morales, Twins agree
The Twins reached an agreement with free-agent slugger Kendrys Morales, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported. MLB.com later confirmed the deal was for one year and a prorated $12 million (roughly $7.6 million), according to a source close to agent Scott Boras.
Rays demote Lueke
The Tampa Bay Rays hadesignated reliever Josh Lueke for assignment and recalled righthander Kirby Yates from triple-A Durham.
- Associated Press