Colorado Rockies put Michael Cuddyer on the disabled list

Michael Cuddyer
Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer has been placed on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring.
(David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

The Colorado Rockies put outfielder Michael Cuddyer on the disabled list Sunday because of a strained left hamstring.

Cuddyer, 35, is going on the DL for the third time this season. He has played in 34 games and is hitting .331.

He became the seventh Colorado player to hit for the cycle, on Aug. 17 against Cincinnati.

Rangers trade Geovany Soto to Athletics


The Texas Rangers traded catcher Geovany Soto to the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations.

Soto has spent most of the season on the DL, primarily because of a knee injury suffered in spring training. He batted .237 with one home run and three runs batted in.

Robinson Cano leaves Mariners’ game because of dizziness

Second baseman Robinson Cano left the Seattle Mariners’ game against the Boston Red Sox in the bottom of the third inning because of dizziness.


Cano, who started the inning at second base, walked off the field with Manager Lloyd McClendon and was replaced by Brad Miller.

The Mariners said Cano would be evaluated by a doctor.

Red Sox’s David Ortiz leaves game early

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz left the game against the Mariners in the sixth inning, limping to the dugout after fouling a ball off his right foot two innings earlier.

He singled off the base of the right-field wall in the sixth inning, but limped badly down the line and barely reached first before the ball was thrown in.

Manager John Farrell and a team trainer went to check on Ortiz, who left the game for pinch-runner Kelly Johnson.

Pirates claim Bobby LaFromboise off waivers

The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed left-hander Bobby LaFromboise off waivers from the San Diego Padres.


Pittsburgh optioned LaFromboise, 28, to triple-A Indianapolis. San Diego had designated LaFromboise for assignment Wednesday.

He had made his big league debut last year with Seattle, and had a 0-1 record with a 5.91 earned-run average in 10 games.

Pittsburgh designated infielder Tommy Field for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.