CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox placed starter Gavin Floyd on the disabled list with a flexor muscle strain in his right arm on Sunday.
Floyd left Saturday’s 10-4 loss to Tampa Bay because of the injury after giving up two hits and two runs with two walks and a strikeout in 2.2 innings. He threw 47 pitches and departed after throwing a first-pitch strike to Evan Longoria.
Floyd had an MRI Saturday night which did not indicate a tear. The right-hander is 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA in five starts.
The White Sox are already missing starter John Danks (left shoulder), along with five other players who are on the disabled list. Everyday players Gordon Beckham and Dayan Viciedo are also on the DL.
C Carlos Ruiz returns from suspension: In New York, Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz is back in the lineup after serving a 25-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test.
Ruiz, an All-Star last season, is set to bat fifth Sunday as Philadelphia goes for a three-game sweep of the New York Mets. He says he’s real happy to be back with the team and has put the penalty behind him, but it was hard to watch his teammates play without him.
Philadelphia opened 11-14 without Ruiz. To make room on the roster, backup catcher Humberto Quintero was designated for assignment.
SLUGGER CESPEDES ACTIVATED FROM DL: In Oakland, Calif., the Athletics have activated slugger Yoenis Cespedes from the disabled list before Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Cespedes was immediately inserted into the lineup, batting cleanup and playing left field.
The A’s are hoping Cespedes can give their slumping offense a boost. He had three home runs and seven RBIs before going on the DL on April 13 with a strained muscle in his left hand.
In just a little over a year in the big leagues, the Cuban has had a remarkable impact while in Oakland’s lineup. Since the beginning of last season, the A’s are 90-48 with Cespedes and just 17-32 without him.
Indians put C Marson on DL, recall Gomes, Barnes: In Kansas City, Mo., the Indians put catcher Lou Marson back on the disabled list because of an inflamed right shoulder and recalled catcher Yan Gomes and left-hander Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus.
The Indians made the moves before Sunday’s doubleheader against Kansas City.
Marson went on the DL on April 9 with a strained neck. He was activated Wednesday and appeared in three games before landing back on the disabled list.
Marson has only appeared in three games this season, going 0 for 3 with a pair of walks.
Teagarden goes on disabled list: In Oakland, Calif., Baltimore Orioles catcher Taylor Teagarden has been placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, a day after dislocating his left thumb.
Teagarden started Baltimore’s 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday but was knocked out of the game in the sixth inning when the Orioles’ backup catcher was hit on the hand by a foul ball off the bat of Josh Donaldson.