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Injury Notes: Charlie Morton, Alex Avila placed on DL

An update on injuries from around the league.

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Charlie Morton and Alex Avila were both placed on the disabled list Sunday morning. Here are some injury updates from around the league.

Morton out with strained hamstring

Philadelphia placed Charlie Morton on the 15-day DL and recalled Luis Garcia in the corresponding roster move, the team announced.

Before going down, Morton appeared to be a valuable addition to an otherwise young Phillies rotation. Over 17.1 innings with the Phillies, Morton pitched to a 4.15 ERA. He struck out 19 and walked only eight.

Morton's spot in the rotation could go to Adam Morgan or Brett Oberholtzer.

Garcia pitched well with the Phillies last season, ending the year with a 3.51 ERA over 66.2 innings.

Avila placed on DL with strained right hamstring

The White Sox placed Avila on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring and recalled Kevan Smith, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

Avila injured the hamstring Saturday night against the Rangers.

Over 28 plate appearances, Avila batted .214. Dioner Navarro could see the majority of the starting time in Avila's absence.

Smith might also receive an opportunity, though, since he batted .345 in Triple-A before being called upon.

Anthony DeSclafani begins rehab assignment

DeSclafani has been out with an oblique strain but appears set to make his next start with Cincinnati's Low-A affiliate.

Rays' Alex Cobb should return by July or August

Cobb underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery last season but should be healthy by the end of the summer, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

Rays closer Brad Boxberger should be healthy by the middle of May, Topkin notes.

Yu Darvish on track for May return

GM Jon Daniels told MLB Network Radio the veteran right-hander should be back in the team's rotation by May. He missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery.