News and notes
- The Cincinnati Reds have moved right-hander Homer Bailey to the 60-day DL, officially ending his chance to return this season. Bailey has an elbow injury described as a strained right flexor mass tendon. Manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that a second MRI did not show enough improvement to where Bailey could get on a throwing program. Bailey was 9-6 with a 3.71 ERA in 23 starts.
St. Louis activated reliever Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list from a lower back strain, and added four others to put their active roster at 31 players. Motte has been on the DL since Aug. 2. He was the closer before reconstructive elbow surgery sidelined him all last season.
This was not the kind of record-setting season Rangers manager Ron Washington envisioned. When left-hander Derek Holland took the mound against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, he became the 60th player that Texas has used this year, breaking a tie with three other teams for the most used in a single season in major league history. The Indians and Padres each used 59 players in 2002, as did the Padres in 2008.
- Matt Clark (LSU), Brewers, was added to the Milwaukee roster on Tuesday. Clark batted .316 with 16 home runs and 37 RBIs with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds.
One to watch: Wednesday
Rangers at Royals (7:10 p.m.): Kansas City will start Jason Vargas (10-7, 3.27 ERA in 162.1 innings), a former LSU player, who has struggled in his last 10 outings against Rangers’ Nick Tepesch (4-8, 4.44 ERA).
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