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>>Cubs Place C Ross on DL, DFA Peralta

 

The Chicago Cubs placed catcher David Ross on the seven-day concussion disabled list Wednesday and designated veteran reliever Joel Peralta for assignment.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon also said it's uncertain if center fielder Dexter Fowler will be recovered from his right hamstring strain in time to start in the All-Star Game.

 

The moves before Chicago's game against Cincinnati opened roster spots for two players. Right-hander Adam Warren was called up from Triple-A Iowa to make a spot start against the Reds, and utility player Tommy La Sa Stella was activated off the disabled list and started at third base.

 

Ross took a foul ball off his mask in Tuesday's loss to Cincinnati that Maddon said "got him pretty good."

 

The 40-year-old Peralta signed with Chicago on June 13 after being released by Seattle. The right-hander had a 9.00 ERA in five appearances that included a scoreless inning Tuesday that Maddon called his "best day."

 

>>White Sox C Avila To DL

 

The Chicago White Sox have placed catcher Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

 

They also purchased catcher Omar Narvaez's contract from Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday and transferred reliever Jake Petricka to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Narvaez on the 40-man roster.

 

Avila left Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees with the injury. He is batting .236 with three home runs and six RBIs in his first season with the White Sox.

 

Narvaez is batting a combined .239 with Charlotte and Double-A Birmingham and has thrown out 12 of 48 attempted base stealers this season.

 

Petricka had season-ending surgery on his right hip last month.

 

>>Mets Place Harvey on DL

 

After a rather terrible first half of the season, Mets Opening Day starting pitcher Matt Harvey has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder discomfort and will see a doctor to undergo some tests on the injury. The club told reporters (Anthony DiComo) of the news after a 4-2 victory Wednesday.

 

Needless to say, it has been a disappointing season from an individual standpoint for Harvey. He sits 4-10 for a team that is now 46-38.

 

Including the regular season and playoffs, Harvey threw 216 innings in 2015. Harvey and his agent, Scott Boras, said doctors recommended a 180-inning limit, as this was his first full season returning from Tommy John surgery.

 

The Mets still have a very good rotation in Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom and Bartolo Colon, but they do need a fifth starter until either Zack Wheeler (coming back from Tommy John surgery and Marc Carig reports it'll be over a month) or Harvey are ready to rejoin.

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