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Disabled List Updates: Joba Chamberlain, Bobby Jenks, Jake Peavy

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.

Freshly Back:
  • Colorado Rockies RHP Aaron Cook: Cook was on the DL for all 78 days this season with a fractured finger on his right hand. He did not have a great return tonight against the San Diego Padres, going five and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on six hits and four walks. In Cook's absence, Clayton Mortenson, Esmil Rogers and Greg Reynolds have all received starts, with a cumulative ERA of 4.55. Cook's career ERA is 4.41. Reynolds was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • San Diego Padres C Nick Hundley: Hundley was on the DL for a total of 34 days after being placed there on May 5th with a strained right oblique. Hundley will regain the starting role, sending Rob Johnson - he of the .180 batting average - back to the bench. Blake Tekotte, who was called up May 23rd, was optioned back to Triple-A San Antonio.
  • Detroit Tigers LHP Phil Coke: Coke was on the DL for the minimum 15 days after being placed there May 24th with a bone bruise on his right foot. Andrew Oliver filled in for Coke's two missed starts, pitching a total of nine and two-thirds innings with a 6.52 ERA and a 0.63 K/BB ratio. Since Oliver had already been sent down to Triple-A Toledo on June 6th in a separate move, Omir Santos was optioned to make room for Coke.
Newly Gone:
  • New York Yankees RHP Joba Chamberlain - 15-Day DL (retroactive to June 6th), UPDATE: The Star Ledger is reporting that Joba may need to have Tommy John surgery. Strained right elbow flexor muscle: This is Chamberlain's first DL stint since August of 2008 when he had a shoulder injury. Amauri Sanit was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace him in the bullpen. Sanit had his major league debut earlier in the year and pitched poorly, accumulating six and a third innings with a 8.53 ERA.
  • Boston Red Sox RHP Bobby Jenks - 15-Day DL, Left back tightness: Jenks is back on the DL after pitching only four games since returning to the Red Sox after missing 29 days with a right arm strain. Catcher Luis Exposito was called up for now, with Jarrod Saltalamacchia suffering from "intestinal turmoil."
  • Chicago White Sox RHP Jake Peavy - 15-Day DL (retroactive to June 6th), Strained right adductor (groin): Peavy's comeback with the White Sox was put on hold again after suffering a groin injury on June 5th. He left his start against the Tigers early after giving up six runs in four innings. Peavy has already missed 50 days this season and he will now miss even more time. Right-handed pitcher Lucas Harrell was called up to work in the bullpen. This will force the White Sox back into a five-man rotation.