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Chipper put on DL for week-old leg injury

ATLANTA — The Braves put 3B Chipper Jones on the DL on Saturday, a few hours after a hematoma (a swelling of blood) was drained from his left leg.

Jones, 40, who is retiring after this season, is hitting .307 with five homers and 24 RBIs. Atlanta is 19-5 when Jones starts and 7-17 in games he doesn't, including its current six-game skid.

Jones missed seven starts after a grounder hit his leg May 18 against the Rays. His only appearance came Wednesday as a pinch-hitter.

More Braves: J.C. Boscan was called up from Triple A to help with the catching situation. David Ross left Friday's game with a strained right groin, and his status hasn't been determined. Brian McCann took over after missing three games with an illness. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said McCann "really struggled" to make it through the final innings and asked plate umpire Doug Eddings to keep an eye on McCann and alert the Braves dugout "if he looks faint."

Jeter moves up: Yankees SS Derek Jeter's two hits gave him 3,154, breaking a tie with Paul Waner and tying George Brett for 15th all time. Next is Cal Ripken, 30 away at 3,184.

Cardinals: RHP Fernando Salas, who had 24 saves last year, was sent to Triple A. He's 0-2 with a 6.32 ERA in 18 appearances.

Indians: C Carlos Santana is likely headed to the seven-day concussion list, manager Manny Acta said. He was hit in the head by a foul tip Friday. … SS Asdrubal Cabrera is day to day after leaving Friday's game because of tightness in his left hamstring. … 3B Jack Hannahan returned after missing 11 games with a sore lower back.

Mariners: RHP Brandon League lost his job as closer a day after blowing his third save in five opportunities. Last year, League finished third in the AL with 37 saves, blowing only five chances, and made the All-Star team. This year, he has blown four among 13 chances. Manager Eric Wedge did not name a replacement.

Nationals: RHP Chien-Ming Wang will take LHP Ross Detwiler's spot in the rotation with Detwiler going to the bullpen. Detwiler is 0-2 with a 7.08 ERA over his past four starts. Wang, out all season with a strained left hamstring, earned the win in his season debut Friday in relief of Detwiler

Orioles: The team called a news conference for today, during which it will announce an extension for CF Adam Jones worth $85 million over six years.

Phillies: CF Shane Victorino said "everything is fine" a day after his verbal altercation with LHP Cliff Lee in the dugout. The incident occurred after Victorino lost a fly ball in the twilight sky, leading to Lee allowing a run. "At the time, when emotions are flying high, you let it get to you," Victorino said. "To me, it's just nothing. It's just part of the game."

Royals: CF Jarrod Dyson left in the second with a sore right hamstring after he collided with LF Alex Gordon going for a flyball. His status is unknown.

Twins: LHP Francisco Liriano is moving back into the rotation and will start Wednesday. Liriano was demoted to the bullpen May 9 after going 0-5 with a 9.45 ERA in six starts. There, he allowed four earned runs in 71/3 innings over five appearances. He will replace ineffective LHP Anthony Swarzak, who allowed six runs in 32/3 innings Friday. … RHP Nick Blackburn, out since May 17 with a strained left quad, threw a bullpen session and will begin a two-start rehab stint at Triple A on Tuesday.

White Sox: 3B Brent Morel took some swings and grounders for the first time since going on the DL on Tuesday with a strained back. He said he will travel with the team, which plays at the Rays this week, then probably go on a minor-league rehab stint.

Chipper put on DL for week-old leg injury 05/26/12 [Last modified: Saturday, May 26, 2012 11:46pm]
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