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MLB Daily Dish April 21: Mark Teixeira, Ivan Nova, Sam Fuld, Alex Gonzalez

Each weekday 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.

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Injuries

  • The New York Yankees placed right-handed starter Ivan Nova on the 15-day DL with a ulnar collateral ligament injury in his right elbow, according to a team announcement. The team also optioned Scott Sizemore to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and designated right-hander Matt Daley for assignment in a pair of corresponding moves.

Signings

  • The Minnesota Twins claimed outfielder Sam Fuld off waivers from the Oakland Athletics, the team announced. Fuld, who has a .200/.273/.433 slash line in 30 at-bats this season, is a .233 career hitter known primarily for his defense. He'll provide some much-welcome depth for a Minnesota outfield that has struggling thus far. To make room for Fuld on the roster, the Twins designated outfielder Darin Mastroianni for assignment.

Roster Moves

  • The New York Yankees made a series of moves on Sunday, most notably activating first baseman Mark Teixeira from the 15-day DL, as the team announced. The Yanks also recalled right-handers Preston Claiborne and Bryan Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • The Detroit Tigers released shortstop Alex Gonzalez, according to a team announcement, and purchased the contract of third baseman Danny Worth from Triple-A Toledo. Gonzalez, a 16-year veteran, was batting .167 in 30 at-bats prior to his release.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers activated first baseman Lyle Overbay from the paternity list, placing left fielder Logan Schafer on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring, per a team announcement. The move is retroactive to April 18.

Miscellaneous

  • Pittsburgh Pirates starter Gerrit Cole pitched eight strong innings on Sunday, allowing a run on only six hits and a walk. The Pirates fell to the Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 3-2, despite Cole's effort.