Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Angels' closer goes on DL

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Angels closer Huston Street has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left oblique muscle, the team announced Thursday.

Street injured himself warming up Wednesday. The 32-year-old right-hander has converted all five of his save opportunities this season with a 1.17 ERA, allowing just four hits and one run over nine appearances.

The Angels are uncertain how long Street will be out. Their new closer will be eighth-inning specialist Joe Smith, who earned the save Wednesday night when Los Angeles completed a three-game sweep of the Royals.

The Angels likely will call up a reliever today.

CUBS INJURIES: LF Kris Bryant of the Cubs hurt his right ankle against the Brewers and left the game in the fifth inning. The team said last season's NL rookie of the year rolled his ankle running the bases in the third. In other injury news, C Miguel Montero was placed on the 15-day DL with lower-back tightness. C Tim Federowicz was called up from Triple-A Iowa.

RIPKENS DIVORCE: Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., 55, and Kelly Ripken, 57, have divorced after being married nearly 30 years. The divorce was finalized in Baltimore County Circuit Court, according to the former player's spokesman, John Maroon, and their pleadings have been sealed. "Everything is private, so we're not saying anything about the cause," Kelly Ripken's lawyer, Sanford Ain, told the Baltimore Sun. The Ripkens wed in 1987 and have two adult children.

SUSPENSION: Twins OF Reynaldo Rodriguez, an All-Star at Triple A last year, has been suspended 80 games after a positive test under the minor-league drug program. The commissioner's office said he tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. There have been 37 suspensions this year under the program.

BREWERS: 2B Scooter Gennett was put on the 15-day DL with right oblique tightness, and RHP Matt Garza was moved to the 60-day DL.

DODGERS: Broadcasters Rick Monday, 70, and Charley Steiner, 66, have signed multiyear deals to continue their 12-year partnership on the team's flagship radio station.

WHITE SOX: Closer David Robertson will miss at least three games after being placed on the bereavement list because of the death of his father-in-law.

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