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AL champs lose another key player to an injury

Lorenzo Cain isn’t expected back until after the All-Star break.

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Lorenzo Cain isn’t expected back until after the All-Star break.

ST. LOUIS — The Royals placed All-Star CF Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left hamstring strain.

Cain said he hopes to return after the All-Star break. He injured his left hamstring running out a ground ball Tuesday.

Cain finished third in AL MVP voting last season. His injury is the latest in a string of bad health for the Royals, who have 3B Mike Moustakas and pitchers Kris Medlen, Mike Minor, Jason Vargas and Tim Collins all on the disabled list.

OF Brett Eibner was recalled from Triple-A Omaha, his third stint with the team this season.

RANGERS ACE PROGRESSING: Rangers RHP Yu Darvish, out since June 8 with shoulder discomfort, threw 46 pitches in a simulated game and could return shortly after the All-Star break.

METS: RHP Noah Syndergaard acknowledged he has a bone spur but called it "pretty insignificant." … RF Curtis Granderson was scratched with a mild right calf strain.

PHILLIES: Minor-league RHP Mark Appel, a former top overall pick, had surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow and will miss the rest of the season.

RED SOX: 1B Hanley Ramirez felt some discomfort on his right side in the loss to the Rays. He was removed as a precaution in the eighth and is day to day.

WHITE SOX: LF Melky Cabrera has a mild right wrist sprain that will keep him out of the lineup for a couple of days.

YANKEES: The team will dedicate a plaque to closer Mariano Rivera in Monument Park during a ceremony before an Aug. 14 game against the Rays.

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