Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Colorado pitcher put on DL after bike crash

DENVER — The Rockies placed RHP Jeremy Guthrie on the disabled list Saturday for an injury sustained when he fell off his bike.

Guthrie is a biking enthusiast who often rode to games when he pitched for the Orioles, who traded him to the Rockies this past offseason. He was riding to Coors Field on Friday when the chain came off his bike, sending him to the ground and jamming his right shoulder.

An MRI exam showed no structural damage for Guthrie, Colorado's opening day starter, and he threw lightly on the side Saturday. Manager Jim Tracy said he was dealing with pain in his AC joint and would "miss a couple of starts."

"Thanks for all the thoughts guys," tweeted Guthrie, who was supposed to start Saturday. "Freak accident but I'm grateful there is no damage, just some pain. Will be back for teammates and fans soon."

Young to be evaluated

The Tigers placed LF/DH Delmon Young on the restricted list and said he will be evaluated under baseball's employee assistance program after Friday's arrest.

Young, who will not be paid while on the list, faces a hate crime harassment charge after an encounter at his New York hotel during which police say he yelled anti-Semitic epithets.

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said he expects Young to play if he is cleared by the evaluation, which could happen as soon as Monday.

"He's accused of a misdemeanor," he said. "If he's cleared to play, he will play."

Howard to Clearwater: Phillies 1B Ryan Howard, who hasn't played this year because of an infection near his surgically repaired left Achilles' tendon, will head to Clearwater today to work out. He hopes to start hitting this week, but there is no timetable for a game. Phillies 2B Chase Utley, who hasn't played this year because of chronically bad knees, is expected to go to Clearwater later this week. But he also doesn't have a timetable for playing.

Harper debut: Nationals LF Bryce Harper, 19, the No. 1 overall pick in 2010 and considered to be baseball's top prospect, debuted against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. He grounded out to the pitcher in his first at-bat.

Williams auction: The plaque Red Sox star Ted Williams received for being the 1949 MVP sold for $299,000 at the first major auction of his memorabilia. Nearly 800 items were sold at Fenway Park with some proceeds benefiting the Jimmy Fund, a charity affiliated with the Red Sox. Other items included: a baseball Babe Ruth autographed with the inscription, "To my pal Ted Williams, From Babe Ruth" ($195,500), a 1957 Babe Ruth Sultan of Swat Award for outstanding batting achievement ($230,000), a used road jersey from 1955 ($126,500) and his Hall of Fame induction ring ($110,000). Williams also was a U.S. Marine pilot in World War II and the Korean War. Saints QB Drew Brees, who bid by phone, bought Williams' flight log books from both wars for $35,600 and planned to send them to The National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Astros: Manager Brad Mills said he doesn't expect 1B Carlos Lee, who sprained his left ankle Friday, to be available until Monday at the earliest.

Blue Jays: RF Travis Snider, playing at Triple A, will miss at least a week after jamming his right wrist going after a ball.

Braves: C Brian McCann did not start but was available one day after straining a muscle in his right side. He said he feels "a lot better than I thought" and hopes to start Monday.

Brewers: RHP Vinnie Chulk was called up from Triple A. The reliever last pitched in the majors for the Indians in 2009.

Indians: Cold weather prevented RF Shin-Soo Choo from testing his strained left hamstring.

Giants: 2B Freddy Sanchez, recovering from offseason surgery on his left shoulder, will be shut down for a few days after straining his right shoulder while playing at Class A.

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