Updates from around Major League Baseball on players who are "freshly back" from the disabled list or "newly gone" to the DL.
St. Louis Cardinals LF Matt Holliday: Holliday was on the DL for a total of 15 days after being placed there June 1st with a strained left quadriceps. This is Holliday's second full season with the Cardinals and he has been a large part of an offense that is currently second in the National League in runs scored. With Holliday out, Lance Berkman slid over from right field to left and Jon Jay took Berkman's spot in right field. Eduardo Sanchez was placed on the DL.
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer: He's back, Twins fans! Mauer was on the DL for a total of 64 days after being placed there April 13th with bilateral leg weakness and a viral infection. He will make his debut today and should spend plenty of time this season at catcher. With only a .289 on base percentage this season, Mauer has some catching up to do if he wants to match his MVP numbers from the past few years. Brian Dinkelman was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester.
Toronto Blue Jays 2B John McDonald: McDonald was on the DL for a total of 20 days after being placed there May 27th with a strained right hamstring. He has been swapping between second base, short stop and third base this year. Casey Janssen was placed on the DL.
Minnesota Twins LHP Glen Perkins: Perkins was on the DL for a total of 25 days after being placed there May 22nd with a strained right oblique. Perkins has appeared in 22 games for the Twins so far, with half of these appearances coming in high leverage situations. Chuck James was optioned to Triple-A Rochester.
St. Louis Cardinals RHP Eduardo Sanchez - 15-Day DL retroactive to June 13th, Mild right shoulder strain: Sanchez had been part of the rotating closer role for the Cardinals before Fernando Salas took the role over. This is Sanchez's first trip to the DL in his major league career. Matt Holliday was activated from the DL.
Toronto Blue Jays RHP Casey Janssen - 15-Day DL retroactive to June 15th, Sore right forearm: This is Janssen's first reported injury to his forearm, though he has missed quite a bit of time with shoulder injuries. John McDonald was activated from the disabled list.