San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, an operation that probably will end his season. Cain, a three-time All-Star who has been on the disabled list three times this year, said after playing catch Friday that he wants to wait to see how his arm responds before making a decision on when he will have surgery.
San Francisco also designated second baseman Dan Uggla and outfielder Tyler Colvin for assignment.
Philadelphia placed left-hander Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list because of an elbow strain, an apparent recurrence of an injury that landed him on the DL in May. . . . Miami pitcher Henderson Alvarez, an All-Star with an 8-5 record and 2.48 ERA, went on the DL because of inflammation in his right shoulder. . . . Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez has left Friday night's game at Detroit after hitting the wall while making a sliding catch in foul ground. . . . Former Angels left-hander Joe Saunders, released this week by Kansas City, signed a minor league contract with Baltimore. . . . New York Mets ace Matt Harvey threw off a mound for the first time since having right elbow reconstruction surgery in October. Harvey won't pitch in the majors this season; his rehab program is to run through the beginning of October. . . . Right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, a touted prospect whose fastball has been clocked at over 100 mph, was promoted by Houston from triple-A Oklahoma City and will pitch out of the bullpen. . . . Cleveland designated right-hander Zach McAllister for assignment. . . . Pitching coach Don Cooper rejoined the White Sox after missing 11 games because of vertigo.