The DL on the DL
Updates from around Major League Baseball on players who are "freshly back" from the disabled list or "newly gone" to the DL.
- Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind: Lind was on the DL for a total of 28 days after being placed there on May 17th, retroactive to May 8th with a lower back injury. Eric Thames, who had been hitting .286 was sent back to AAA Las Vegas.
- Milwaukee Brewers LHP Zach Braddock: Braddock was on the DL for a total of 34 days after being placed there on May 3rd due to a sleep disorder. Mike McClendon was sent to AAA Nashville to make room for Braddock.
- Houston Astros LF Jason Bourgeois: Bourgeois was on the DL for a total of 28 days after being placed there on May 8th with a strained left oblique. Bill Hall was released in a corresponding move, which Eli Greenspan covered earlier.
- Baltimore Orioles 1B Derrek Lee: Lee was on the DL for a total of 19 days after being placed there on May 17th with a strained left oblique. Pedro Viola, who had only made one appearance out of the bullpen, was optioned to Double-A Bowie.
- Los Angeles Dodgers SS Rafael Furcal - 15-Day DL, Strained left oblique: Furcal was replaced in the third inning last night after making a defensive play at shortstop. This is Furcal's second trip to the DL this year. He missed 40 days earlier in the season with a fractured thumb. Ivan De Jesus Jr. will take his place on the roster.
- Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Jon Garland - 15-Day DL, Right shoulder inflammation: This is also Garland's 2nd trip to the DL this year, after missing 24 days with an oblique injury. Rookie Rubby De La Rosa will take Garland's spot in the rotation. John Ely was tabbed from AAA Albuquerque take De La Rosa's place in the bullpen.
Colorado Rockies RHP Matt Daley - 15-Day DL (retroactive to June 1st), Right shoulder inflammation: This is Daley's first trip to the DL this year, although he did miss 83 days last year with this same injury. Lefty Rex Brothers was called up from Colorado Springs.
Washington Nationals LHP Doug Slaten - 15-Day DL, Left elbow ulnar neuritis (compressed elbow nerve): Slaten has been fairly durable the past few years, not having been on the DL since 2008. Craig Stammen was recalled from Syracuse to take his spot in the bullpen.
- San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt - 15-Day DL, Fractured wrist: One of the top prospects in the game, Belt was hurt in the Giant's game on May 31st. Initially it was thought that he would not miss much time, since his X- were negative. However, it was then reported today that Belt indeed does have a small fracture and will go on the DL. This is Belt's first trip to the DL in his career. Third baseman Conor Gillaspie was recalled from Triple-A Fresno. Gillaspie has not appeared in a major league game since being a September 2008 call-up, when he went one for five with two walks. The left-handed Gillaspie will probably back up Tejada at third and may get a chance to play against some right-handed pitchers.