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

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.

Bob Levey

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.
  • The Seattle Mariners announced that they placed left-hander James Paxton on the 15-Day DL, recalling left-handed reliever Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma to fill in during Paxton's absence.

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 Boston Red Sox optioned right-hander Brandon Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket, according to the team's Twitter account. The move makes room for left-handed reliever Craig Breslow to join the big league club after a rehab stint in the minors, while Workman will likely assume starting duties at Triple-A.
  • The Kansas City Royals were busy on Wednesday. The team recalled second baseman Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha, activated right-handed reliever Louis Coleman from the 15-day DL, optioning starter Aaron Brooks and left-handed reliever Donnie Joseph to Triple-A to make room for Giavotella and Coleman. (via the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough)
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers activated starter Josh Beckett from the 15-Day DL and optioned right-hander Jose Dominguez to Triple-A Albuquerque, the team announced. Beckett started the Dodger's matchup against the Tigers on Wednesday night, allowing five runs (four earned) in four innings.


  • 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.


  • Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin each homered twice as the Pirates downed the Cubs, 7-5.
  • Angels starter Garrett Richards surrendered just one hit over seven shutout innings as Los Angeles blanked Seattle, 2-0.