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Yankees’ Lance Berkman goes on disabled list

The New York Yankees put designated hitter Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a sprained right ankle.

The move is retroactive to Monday, one day after Berkman was injured while running out a ground ball against the Kansas City Royals.

The Yankees recalled infielder Eduardo Nunez from triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Cardinals get Feliz

The St. Louis Cardinals acquired third baseman Pedro Feliz from the Houston Astros for minor league pitcher David Carpenter.

Feliz is batting .221 with four home runs and 31 runs batted in in 97 games. To make room on the roster, catcher Jason LaRue was put on the 60-day disabled list with a concussion.

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The Red Sox put backup catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the DL after doctors found an infection in his right leg. …

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, who has been on the DL since Aug. 2 with a sprained left ankle, will begin a rehab assignment Friday with Class-A Lakewood, the team said. …

The Washington Nationals put outfielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day DL retroactive to Monday because of torn cartilage in his left knee. Outfielder Nyjer Morgan, who had been out with a sore right hip, was activated. …

San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn was put on the 15-day DL because he has a broken bone in his right hand, an injury that could end his season. …

Atlanta Braves left-handed reliever Eric O’Flaherty, who has been out with mononucleosis and has not pitched since July 9, is expected to be activated Friday. …

The Cincinnati Reds recalled pitcher Travis Wood from triple-A Louisville to start Thursday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. …

The New York Mets activated catcher Rod Barajas, who had been on the DL since July 27 because of a strained left oblique. …

The Colorado Rockies released outfielder Brad Hawpe, who was batting .255 with seven home runs and 37 RBIs in 88 games. To fill the roster spot, the Rockies recalled pitcher Matt Reynolds from triple-A Colorado Springs.


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