Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez was placed on the 10-day injured list on Sunday with a broken hamate bone in his right hand.
Aug 20, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez (11) reacts to striking out against the New York Mets during the sixth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Ramirez will be replaced on the roster by Yu Chang, who was pulled from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers roster Saturday night as a provisional big league replacement.
Ramirez, a two-time All-Star, bent in pain after he fouled the 2-0 pitch from Royals starter Glenn Sparkman. After getting checked out by head athletic trainer James Quinlan and manager Terry Francona, he was pulled from the contest and replaced by Mike Freeman, who worked a walk.
Francona noted that Ramirez had been dealing with wrist discomfort for a while prior to the contest. Ramirez, 26, is hitting .254 with 20 home runs, 24 stolen bases and 75 RBIs for the Indians this season.
—The Chicago Cubs recalled utilityman David Bote from Triple-A Iowa and placed left-hander Derek Holland on the 10-day injured list with a left wrist contusion, the team announced.
Bote, who was demoted to Iowa on Monday, was summoned from the minors after first baseman Anthony Rizzo exited Chicago’s 7-2 loss to Washington on Saturday with mid-back tightness.
The 26-year-old Bote is batting .257 with 10 homers and 40 RBIs in 106 games with the Cubs this season. Holland was on the receiving end of a comebacker by San Francisco’s Brandon Crawford during Wednesday’s game, a 12-11 win by Chicago.
—The Toronto Blue Jays activated veteran Clay Buchholz from the 10-day injured list and also got back fellow right-hander Ken Giles from the paternity list in a flurry of roster activity in advance of their game at Seattle.
The Blue Jays not only optioned right-handers Brock Stewart and Justin Shafer back to Triple-A Buffalo, they also designated right-hander Nick Kingham for assignment.
Buchholz, 35, had not pitched since May 5 at Texas because of a Grade 2 teres major strain in his upper back/right shoulder. Buchholz pitched six innings against Seattle, allowing two runs and three hits. Giles threw a scoreless inning in his return.
—Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Jeremy Jeffress was placed on the 10-day injured list with an ailing left hip, the team announced.
The Brewers called up fellow right-hander Ray Black to replace Jeffress, who reportedly expressed discomfort after each of his last three outings.
Jeffress has posted a 3-4 record with one save and a 5.02 ERA in 48 relief appearances this season. The 31-year-old was an All-Star last season when he went 8-1 with 15 saves and a 1.29 ERA in a career-high 73 appearances.
—Field Level Media