Sunday, July 15, 2018
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Star's setback not serious

CLEVELAND — Indians OF Michael Brantley was diagnosed with right biceps tendinitis and was given a cortisone shot, relatively good news for the All-Star.

Brantley, who had surgery on his right shoulder in November, was examined by Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas on Tuesday. Indians manager Terry Francona said the exam showed Brantley's shoulder is structurally sound.

"I'm sure Brantley is thrilled," he said. "And if this is what it is they can knock that out and he will get back on the path of coming back. So of all things it could have been, this is great news."

Brantley is on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season. He had been swinging the bat off soft toss and a hitting tee but felt discomfort as he increased his activities last week.

YANKS HONOR ORLANDO VICTIMS: A rainbow wreath was placed over home plate at Yankee Stadium by both managers before New York hosted the Rockies in remembrance of the shooting victims at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Rockies counterpart Walt Weiss took part in the ceremony as the teams gathered along the foul lines.

ANGELS: 1B Albert Pujols was out of the starting lineup because of hamstring and ankle issues. Pujols rolled his left ankle three weeks ago in Pittsburgh and tweaked his left hamstring Sunday in Oakland.

BRAVES: Rookie OF Mallex Smith is expected to be out 8-10 weeks with a fractured left thumb.

DODGERS: RF Yasiel Puig was activated off the disabled list after recovering from a strained left hamstring.

MARINERS: RHP Taijuan Walker was diagnosed with tendinitis in the arch of his right foot and is unlikely to make his next scheduled start Friday against the Cardinals.

METS: RHP Zack Wheeler had a setback in his return from Tommy John surgery and won't throw his scheduled simulated game this week. … C Travis d'Arnaud, out since April 26 with a strained right rotator cuff, was activated from the disabled list.

REDS: RHP Raisel Iglesias, out since May 1 with a right shoulder impingement, was activated from the 15-day disabled list, and RH reliever Blake Wood went on the paternity list.

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