Marlins’ Miguel Rojas leaves after straining left shoulder
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas left Sunday's game against Milwaukee after straining his left shoulder strain while diving for a ground ball in the second inning.
Rojas was moving toward second when Jesus Aguilar's grounder got past him for a single. Rojas dived, rose to his knees and held his left wrist. He was replaced by Mike Aviles.
Braves trade Aybar to Tigers, clearing path for Swanson
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves shortstop Erick Aybar has been traded to the Detroit Tigers, clearing a path for Alanta to call up top prospect Dansby Swanson.
Swanson, the No. 1 overall draft pick of 2015, will be in the lineup at shortstop on Wednesday against Minnesota in his major league debut.
Detroit — The Tigers just can't seem to shake the injuries, both big and nagging.
J.D. Martinez returned in a big way this week, but Cameron Maybin missed a third straight game Saturday with his jammed thumb.
Then, in the fourth inning of the game against the New York Mets, third baseman Nick Castellanos was hit on the left hand by a fastball from Logan Verrett. He was diagnosed with a nondisplaced fracture in the left hand.
Boston – At some point in 2016, the Tigers expect something close to a predictable outfield lineup to be in place.
But it isn't happening this week in Boston.
Cameron Maybin missed another game Tuesday after he jostled a right posterior rib Sunday in Chicago. The injury isn't serious, Tigers trainer Kevin Rand confirmed, but that wasn't helping Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as he crafted Tuesday's lineup card against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Toronto – It was almost as if the Tigers on Sunday had already begun their All-Star break.
They went quietly, very quietly, into their midseason break with a 6-1 loss to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, losing yet another road series to a playoff-grade team the Tigers aren't lately resembling.
The Jays got five runs in four innings against Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez, who once again was all over the spectrum: six strikeouts, eight hits, five runs, with the...