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Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander awaiting MRI results

Rockies rained out for the third time in a row at Coors Field

Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander is awaiting the results of his third MRI for his strained right triceps.

Verlander had the test Tuesday on Chicago. He is hoping the inflammation has subsided enough to allow him to increase his throwing program.

Verlander began the season on the disabled list, and then cut short a simulated game due to fatigue and soreness. The 2011 AL MVP says he feels "a little bit better." He also says he hopes to start throwing again soon.

More rain in Denver

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies were postponed by rain for a second straight night in the third consecutive rainout at Coors Field.

A regular doubleheader was set for Wednesday — weather permitting, of course. Rain is in the forecast all week.

Colorado had its game against San Francisco postponed April 26 before a road swing.

The last time Colorado was rained out in three games in a row had been April 2005, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb has a small tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, according to a team source. Matt Silverman, the Rays' president of baseball operations, said Tuesday the immediate plan of action calls for rest and treatment.

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Outfielder Cody Ross cleared waivers and was released after his short stint with the Oakland Athletics. The A's signed Ross on April 8 following his release by Arizona four days earlier. Ross, who was guaranteed $8.5 million this year as part of his contract with the Diamondbacks, batted .091 with no home runs and three RBIs in nine games with the A's.

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St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia threw 70 pitches during an extended spring training outing and could begin a rehab assignment Sunday. Garcia is trying to come back after a setback in his rehab from thoracic outlet surgery in spring training.

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The Chicago Cubs placed outfielder Chris Denorfia on the 15-day disabled list because of a hamstring injury and recalled James Russell and Anthony Varvaro from the minor leagues.

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