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Detroit Tigers put Joakim Soria, Anibal Sanchez on disabled list

Detroit Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez expected to be out at least three weeks
Robbie Ray expected to take Anibal Sanchez's start for the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday
Cleveland Indians put David Murphy and Nick Swisher on the 15-day disabled list

The Detroit Tigers placed right-handers Joakim Soria and Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, a blow to the American League Central leaders as they try to hold off Kansas City for the division lead.

Sanchez (8-5, 3.53 earned-run average) left Friday's game in the fifth inning because of a strained pectoral muscle and returned to Detroit on Saturday to undergo an MRI exam. He's expected to sit out three to four weeks. Soria, acquired from Texas on July 24, left Saturday's game because a strained muscle in his left side that he sustained while warming up before the 10th inning.

He's 1-1 with a 10.38 ERA in six games with Detroit. The Tigers did not make any moves to replace Sanchez and Soria. Left-hander Robbie Ray is expected to be promoted from triple-A Toledo to start for Detroit in Sanchez's place Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom will not make his scheduled start Tuesday because of shoulder soreness after his most recent start, according to MLB.com. . . . The Cleveland Indians placed outfielder David Murphy and designated hitter/first baseman Nick Swisher on the 15-day DL. . . . The Philadelphia Phillies claimed right-hander Jerome Williams off waivers from the Texas Rangers. . . .

The San Francisco Giants recalled first baseman Adam Duvall and put him in the starting lineup for their series finale at the Kansas City Royals. . . . The Colorado Rockies have placed outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis and a sprained right ankle.

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