Monday, June 18, 2018
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Cards' Holliday ponders options on broken right thumb

CHICAGO — Cardinals OF Matt Holliday will have his broken right thumb, sustained Thursday against the Cubs, re-examined early next week before deciding on treatments including surgery or letting the injury heal on its own, GM John Mozeliak said.

Holliday, who saw the team's hand specialist in Chicago on Friday morning, is out indefinitely. He was hit by a fastball from Mike Montgomery.

Brandon Moss took his spot in left for Friday's game.

In other Cardinals news, RHP Luke Weaver, 22, a top pitching prospect, is scheduled to make his major-league debut today against the Cubs.

ASTROS: OF Preston Tucker went on the 15-day disabled list. The former Plant and UF standout has a strained right shoulder.

INDIANS: DH Carlos Santana sat out Friday, a day after suffering a contusion on the right side of his head when he was hit by teammate Francisco Lindor's foul ball in the dugout.

METS: Billy Bean will throw out the first pitch for Mets Pride Night against the Padres tonight. The former player is Major League Baseball's vice president for social responsibility and inclusion. He came out as gay after he left the Padres in 1995. In the past two years, he's talked to all 30 ownership groups, various teams and players about struggling with his sexuality during his career and gay and lesbian inclusion in the workplace.

ROCKIES: 1B Mark Reynolds went on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left hamate bone, sustained on a swing Thursday.

Tigers: SS Jose Iglesias went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, and RHP Warwick Saupold was recalled from Triple-A Toledo. Andrew Romine made his ninth start at shortstop on Friday.

Twins: LHP Tommy Milone went on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his left biceps. On Thursday Milone gave up five runs in three innings in an emergency start in the second game of a doubleheader. LHP Pat Dean was recalled from Triple-A Rochester for bullpen reinforcement.

YANKEES: Two days after optioning RHP Luis Severino to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, New York recalled the 22-year-old and said he would start Sunday's series finale against the Rays. RHP Nathan Eovaldi went on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow tendon injury.

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