Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Shoulder sends Harvey to DL

NEW YORK — The Mets placed struggling RHP Matt Harvey on the 15-day disabled list because of right shoulder discomfort.

The team announced the move in a news release Wednesday, after reporters had left the clubhouse following New York's 4-2 victory over the Marlins.

Harvey was put on the DL retroactive to Tuesday. The Mets said he was seen by team doctors and referred to Dr. Robert Thompson for further examination today in St. Louis.

Harvey had been scheduled to start Saturday night against RHP Max Scherzer and the NL East-leading Nationals.

Harvey has a 4.86 ERA in 17 starts and had lasted 32/3 innings in his past two. He has a career-low strikeout rate with 76 in 922/3 innings. He and the team had insisted all season he was healthy.

ROSE SUES DOWD: Former star Pete Rose sued the lawyer whose investigative report got him kicked out of baseball for gambling, alleging the lawyer defamed him last year by saying on the radio that Rose raped young teen girls during spring training.

Rose said in the federal lawsuit that John M. Dowd damaged his reputation and endorsement deals during a July 2015 interview on WCHE-AM in West Chester, Pa.

Dowd investigated Rose for Major League Baseball in 1989, leading the league's all-time hits leader to be declared ineligible for the Hall of Fame.

The lawsuit states Dowd said during the radio appearance that Rose associate Michael Bertolini told investigators he "ran young girls" to Rose during spring training, which Dowd called "statutory rape every time." The first 16 years (1963-78) of Rose's 24-year playing career were with the Reds, who trained in Tampa. Bertolini's lawyers issued a categorical denial last summer.

KERSHAW PROGRESSES: Dodgers LH ace Clayton Kershaw was cleared to play catch as he rehabilitates from mild disc herniation. Manager Dave Roberts said Kershaw has been exercising and his latest clearance is "exciting and encouraging." But he said the team will keep a close eye on Kershaw because "he'll want to push it as much as he possibly can."

BLUE JAYS: RHP Marco Estrada went on the 15-day DL with a sore lower back and will not play in the All-Star Game.

CUBS: C David Ross went on the seven-day concussion DL, and former Rays RH reliever Joel Peralta was designated for assignment.

MARINERS: RHP Taijuan Walker went on the 15-day DL with right foot tendinitis, and C Mike Zunino, a former Gators standout, was optioned back to Triple A after he had played two games since being called up Thursday.

MARLINS: 1B Justin Bour was put on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday, with a sprained right ankle. Veteran utilityman Don Kelly was called up from Triple-A New Orleans.

PIRATES: RHP Tyler Glasnow, one of the team's top prospects, is set to make his major-league debut tonight.

WHITE SOX: C Alex Avila went on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring.

YANKEES: Top SS prospect Jorge Mateo, who is playing for Class A Tampa, was suspended for two weeks for an undisclosed violation of team policy and will not participate in the All-Star Futures Game in San Diego next week.

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