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MLB Daily Dish May 19: Jose Abreu, Gio Gonzalez, Anibal Sanchez, Tony Cingrani

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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  • The Washington Nationals placed left-hander Gio Gonzalez on the 15-day DL with left shoulder inflammation, though the injury will not require surgery, according to a team announcement.  The team will recall Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse to fill the vacant roster spot.

Roster Moves

  • The Cincinnati Reds activated left-hander Tony Cingrani from the 15-day DL and optioned Tucker Barnhart to Triple-A Louisville, per a team announcement. Cingrani allowed four runs in six innings in his return on Sunday.
  • The Colorado Rockies activated catcher Wilin Rosario from the 15-day DL and optioned Michael McKenry to Triple-A Colorado Springs in a corresponding move, the team announced. Rosario went 1-for-4 with a run scored in his first game back on Sunday.
  • The Detroit Tigers activated right-hander Anibal Sanchez from the 15-day DL and optioned Justin Miller to Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move, according to a team announcement. Sanchez allowed one earned run in five innings to pick up his first win of the season on Sunday.



  • The Oakland Athletics claimed Jeff Francis off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds and optioned Joe Savery to Triple-A Sacramento. The team also transferred shortstop Jake Elmore to the 60-day DL from the 15-day DL. (Via Athletics Twitter account)


  • Rehab Assignments: Michael Cuddyer (Colorado Springs), Ross Ohlendorf (Syracuse)