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Royals put Cain on disabled list

Lorenzo Cain

Kansas City Royals’ Lorenzo Cain follows through on a single during the first inning against the Houston Astros on Sunday.

(John Sleezer / TNS)

Center fielder Lorenzo Cain was put on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday by the Kansas City Royals because of a left hamstring strain.

Cain is batting .290 with eight home runs and 39 runs batted in.

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Outfielder Melky Cabrera has a right wrist sprain that will keep him out of the Chicago White Sox lineup for a couple of days. Cabrera injured the wrist at Cleveland on June 18 and aggravated it Tuesday against Minnesota.

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Reliever J.J. Hoover was optioned by the Cincinnati Reds to triple A. He gave up five runs in the 15th inning of the Reds’ 7-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. It was the second grand slam given up by Hoover this season and sixth of his career, a club record.

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish threw a three-inning simulated game and could return to the rotation shortly after the All-Star break. Darvish has been sidelined since June 8 because of shoulder discomfort.

Washington Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon threw a simulated game and is headed to a rehab assignment. Papelbon has been on the DL since June 13 because of an intercostal strain.


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