Rookie right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was put on the 15-day disabled list by the
Tanaka gave up five runs and 10 hits in 62/3 innings in a 5-3 loss to the
Tanaka began the season 11-1 with a 1.99 ERA, but hasn't been as effective in his last four starts. He has given up eight home runs in his last five starts.
Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara was added to the
It's the first major league All-Star selection for Uehara, 39, an eight-time All-Star in Japan. He is 4-2 with 18 saves and a 1.30 ERA.
Catcher A.J. Pierzynski was designated for assignment by the Red Sox.
Pierzynski, 37, hit .254 with four home runs and 31 runs batted in. He signed an $8.25 million, one-year contract with the Red Sox as a free agent in December.
Left-hander Jason Vargas of the Kansas City Royals was scheduled to have an appendectomy Wednesday night, Manager
Yost said Vargas "started really having severe discomfort" around 4 a.m. Wednesday.
Also, Royals All-Star outfielder
Joe Kelly to return to Cardinals rotation Friday
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly is set to return to the rotation Friday from a hamstring injury that sidelined him nearly three months.
Kelly was injured running to first base April 17. He is 1-1 with a 0.59 ERA in three starts heading into the start in Milwaukee.
The Pittsburgh Pirates put outfielder Starling Marte on the bereavement list and slotted