MLB Daily Dish April 10: Josh Hamilton, Matt Moore, Ervin Santana, Addison Russell

Bob Levey

Each morning, we'll provide you with a recap of everything you need to know transaction-wise from yesterday in the baseball world. Injuries, rumors, signings and more–you'll find them all right here.

After a relatively quiet day on Tuesday, a flurry of roster moves and signings took place across the majors on Wednesday. We've got it covered for you:


  • Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will undergo thumb surgery, the team announced on Wednesday. Hamilton, who is batting .444 with a league-leading 1.286 OPS, was placed on the 15-day DL after being diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and capsule in his left thumb. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, with outfielder J.B. Shuck being recalled from Triple-A to fill in during Hamilton's absence.
  • The Tampa Bay Times' Marc Tompkin reported that Rays left-hander Matt Moore underwent tests on his UCL, with manager Joe Maddon stating that it's "not a slam dunk surgery right now." Further details should surface today. UPDATE: The Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney wrote:
Further testing on Matt Moore's left elbow Wednesday revealed a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament. The Rays and Moore are deciding on the next step, which is either surgery or rehabilitation.
  • Miami Marlins starter Jacob Turner has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain, the team reported, with the move retroactive to April 4. Right-hander Arquimedes Caminero was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to fill the vacant roster spot.
  • Oakland A's top prospect Addison Russell will miss at least a month after suffering a torn right hamstring, reported Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan. The injury is a grade three strain, meaning the A's will be careful to avoid rushing Russell back to action too quickly.

Roster Moves

  • Atlanta Braves pitcher Ervin Santana made his first start of the season after being recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. The right-hander shut out the Mets over eight dominant innings, allowing three hits and no walks. He threw only 88 pitches (65 strikes) in the outing as the Braves beat the Mets, 4-3.
  • The Cleveland Indians recalled starter Trevor Bauer from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday. The right-hander started the second leg of the team's doubleheader on Wednesday, putting up a solid pitching line despite taking the loss:
IP H R ER BB K HR Pitches Strikes
6 4 2 1 2 8 0 99 65


  • The Kansas City Royals agreed to a minor league deal with right-hander Kameron Loe, via our own Chris Cotillo. He'll report to Triple-A Omaha, and the deal reportedly includes a June 15 opt-out clause. With Luke Hochevar going down earlier this season, the Royals might need to call on Loe to bolster their bullpen, assuming he shows some consistency in the minors.


  • Angels starter Garrett Richards surrendered just one hit over seven shutout innings as Los Angeles blanked Seattle, 2-0.

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