Wainwright's elbow okay

ST. PETERSBURG — Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright returned to St. Louis for tests on his ailing right elbow Wednesday, and an MRI exam showed no structural damage.

On Tuesday the right-hander pitched seven innings in a 1-0 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field and afterward had soreness that GM John Mozeliak compared to tennis elbow.

Mozeliak did not say if Wainwright would miss his next start.

Before Wednesday's game against the Rays, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said that everything the team had heard about Wainwright's elbow has been positive.

Wainwright had elbow ligament replacement surgery in February 2011. Matheny said the discomfort was on the other side of the elbow. Wainwright has had discomfort in recent starts, which the team has monitored.

white sox sign speed skater: Chicago signed Olympic speed skater Eddy Alvarez to a minor-league deal as an infielder. Alvarez, 24, a high school standout shortstop at Miami Columbus, was part of the relay team at the Sochi Olympics that won the silver medal in the 5,000-meter relay. He missed making the Olympic skating team in 2010, then played for Salt Lake Community College in Utah in 2011, batting .303 with 43 RBIs.

all-star coaches: Ron Gardenhire will be in the dugout with the AL All-Stars at his home stadium. The Minnesota manager was chosen along with Cleveland's Terry Francona as coaches to join AL manager John Farrell of Boston in the July 15 game at Target Field. For the NL, manager Mike Matheny of St. Louis chose Clint Hurdle of Pittsburgh and Fredi Gonzalez of Atlanta.

blue jays: RHP Bobby Korecky was brought up from Triple-A Buffalo and OF Kevin Pillar was optioned to Triple A.

cubs: Indiana C/OF Kyle Schwarber, the No. 4 overall draft pick, signed a deal that the team's website reported was worth $3.125 million, under the $4.6 million slot Major League Baseball set for the selection.

INDIANs: OF/1B Nick Swisher (left knee) planned to make a rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Akron before joining the team today in Boston.

mariners: Logan Morrison, on the disabled list since April 14 (strained hamstring), was activated and started at first base. 1B Justin Smoak went on the 15-day DL with a strained left quadriceps, retroactive to June 10.

pirates: LHP Francisco Liriano (strained left oblique) went on the DL.

rangers: RH reliever Tanner Scheppers is going back on the DL because of right elbow inflammation less than a week after a return from the same problem.

red sox: OF Andres Torres, 36, signed a minor-league contract. He played in 103 games with the Giants in 2013 before season-ending surgery on his left Achilles tendon.

twins: CF Aaron Hicks is being sent to Minnesota for tests on his right shoulder. His injury might mean CF Sam Fuld (concussion) will return soon from the DL.

yankees: The team reacquired LHP David Huff from the Giants for cash and activated RH reliever Shawn Kelley from the 15-day DL. RHP Matt Daley was optioned to Triple A, and LHP Wade LeBlanc was designated for assignment. Huff pitched 11 times for the Yankees last year. He was sent to San Francisco in January for cash after the Yankees signed Masahiro Tanaka.

Wainwright's elbow okay 06/11/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:33pm]

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