Pirates RHP Ryan Vogelsong sustained multiple facial fractures when he was hit by a pitch Monday, but the swelling has not subsided enough for doctors to learn the extent of the damage, head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said.
Vogelsong was hit in the left cheek by a 92 mph fastball from Rockies RHP Jordan Lyles in the second inning. He left on a cart and went to Allegheny General Hospital in an ambulance. The Pirates placed Vogelsong on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.
"What's most important in regards to Ryan with this moment in time, his vision continues to improve," Tomczyk said. "There is a significant amount of adema, or swelling, within and around the eye. Once that calms down, once that settles down, then the multiple facial fractures will be addressed."
A-ROD REHAB: Rather than activate DH Alex Rodriguez from the disabled list, the Yankees sent him to Double-A Trenton for an injury rehabilitation assignment. Sidelined since straining his right hamstring on May 3, Rodriguez was scheduled to play for the Thunder against New Hampshire. He could return in time for New York's weekend series at the Rays.
LONEY, METS A MATCH?: Representatives for former Rays 1B James Loney are planning to contact the Mets, who lost 1B Lucas Duda this week for at least a month to a stress fracture in his lower back. Loney, 32, is at the Padres' Triple-A El Paso affiliate.
GIANTS: OF Angel Pagan went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
RED SOX: RH reliever Carson Smith is set to have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his elbow. … 1B Hanley Ramirez was diagnosed with a right toe contusion after being hit by a pitch in the fourth inning and is day to day.
TIGERS: 2B Ian Kinsler was scratched because of flu-like symptoms.