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MLB Daily Dish April 23: Chris Sale, David Robertson, Mike Minor, Sam Fuld

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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  • Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale was placed on the 15-day DL with a flexor muscle strain in his left arm, the team announced. The Sox recalled Charlie Leesman from Triple-A Charlotte to replace Sale, who was 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA in four starts prior to his injury.
  • The San Francisco Giants placed left-hander David Huff on the 15-day DL with a left quad strain, the team announced, while recalling outfielder Juan Perez from Triple-A Fresno. Huff had allowed three runs over seven innings this season, while Perez batted .421 in 19 at-bats at Triple-A.

Roster Moves

  • The Houston Astros recalled right-hander Collin McHugh from Triple-A Oklahoma City, according to a team announcement. In a corresponding move, the Astros loaned first baseman Japhet Amador to the Diablos Rojos del Mexico of the Mexican Baseball League. McHugh struck out 12 batters over 6.2 scoreless innings in his start on Tuesday.
  • The Minnesota Twins activated left fielder Sam Fuldper a team announcement, while officially releasing Jason Bartlett, who announced his retirement on Friday.




  • Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez pitched a gem, limiting the Braves to three hits over eight dominant innings as he struck out 14 in a 1-0 Miami victory.
  • For the second time in as many starts, Cincinnati Reds starter Johnny Cueto allowed just three hits in a complete-game victory. Cueto surrendered one run, lowering his ERA to 1.38 on the season and giving the Reds a 4-1 victory.