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Pirates OF, reigning MVP McCutchen injures ribs again

PITTSBURGH — Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen departed Tuesday's game against the Cardinals with left rib discomfort.

McCutchen left after flying out to right in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The reigning National League MVP spent 15 days on the disabled list with fractured rib cartilage this month and appeared to aggravate the injury in the third when he collided with the wall while tracking down a fly ball by Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter.

"Today caught up to him in a couple of different ways," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "Tonight got to be a point where we didn't think we needed to push any farther than he did."

McCutchen stayed in for two plate appearances after his collision. It was uncertain if he will be available today.

Tigers still minus Sanchez

DETROIT — Tigers RHP Anibal Sanchez is dealing with a setback in his recovery from a right pectoral strain. Sanchez said he felt better Tuesday, but had pain while throwing Monday. Manager Brad Ausmus said Sanchez won't to return for Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox. Sanchez is 8-5 with a 3.46 ERA, but hasn't pitched since Aug. 8.

Mets minus stars: Mets 3B David Wright (neck muscle spasm) and 2B Daniel Murphy sat out with their injuries. Murphy (right calf) leads the NL in hits.

Blue Jays: The team recalled OF Kevin Pillar from Triple-A Buffalo and designated OF Nolan Reimold for assignment.

Cubs: SS Starlin Castro was reinstated from the bereavement list in time to start against the Reds. Castro went on the list Aug. 21 to attend the funerals in the Dominican Republic of a relative and three friends who were killed in a car accident.

Indians: DH Jason Giambi, out since June with knee inflammation, was cleared to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Akron. Giambi, 43, has played 15 games this season.

Mariners: General manager Jack Zduriencik, who entered the season under some heat in his seventh season, got a multi-year contract extension. No specifics on the length of the extension were given. Seattle has not made the playoffs since 2001.

Red Sox: DH David Ortiz (sore right foot) was out of the lineup for a second straight game.

Royals: The team is skipping RHP Yordano Ventura's next start to rest his sore back, clearing the way for Liam Hendriks to make his first start for the club since arriving in a trade from Toronto.

White Sox: OF Adam Eaton was activated from the 15-day DL. Eaton led off and played centerfield against Cleveland.

Pirates OF, reigning MVP McCutchen injures ribs again 08/26/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:32pm]
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