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MLB Daily Dish May 22: Joey Votto, Cliff Lee, Jay Bruce, Hyun-Jin Ryu

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.

Joe Robbins


  • The Cincinnati Reds placed first baseman Joey Votto on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 16, with a distal quad strain in his left knee. The team activated right fielder Jay Bruce from the 15-day DL in a corresponding move. (Via Reds Twitter account)
  • The Philadelphia Phillies placed left-hander Cliff Lee on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 19, with a grade 1/2 left elbow strain. The team recalled OF/1B Darin Ruf from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move. (Via Phillies Twitter account)

Roster Moves



  • Top performers included Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jered Weaver, who allowed two hits in a complete-game victory, Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion, who hit a pair of homers in the Jays' 6-4 win, and Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse, who went eight strong innings against the Braves, allowing a run on four hits.