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Tigers’ Travis Wood Likely Out For Season After Tearing ACL

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Detroit Tigers left-hander Travis Wood will likely miss the 2018 season after tearing his ACL in his Spring Training debut on Thursday afternoon.

The veteran southpaw pitched two scoreless frames against the Atlanta Braves, and suffered his injury on the final out he recorded during a rundown play in which he collapsed on the infield grass.

According to MLB.com’s Jason Beck per reports, Wood left the clubhouse on crutches after trainers helped him off the field.

Wood, 31, signed a Minor League deal with the Tigers on January 29 with a Spring Training invite to compete for an Opening Day roster spot.

“It’s heartbreaking,” said Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire on Friday. “For one thing, I’ve watched him pitch, and I know what he can do. He’s a pretty good pitcher, and he really knows how to pitch. People can learn from him. He knows how to change speeds. He knows how to move the ball in and out.

“He’s a very intelligent pitcher with good stuff that can handle good lineups. So him having this issue was disappointing for us all, and I’m devastated for him right now. But I’ll tell you this: He’s game-on, and he’ll get it taken care of and he’ll work his butt off, just like he did with his finger. He’s got a great attitude, as good as you can have in this situation.”

The eight-year veteran is coming off an extremely rough 2017 season in which he went 4-7 with a 6.80 ERA in 39 games (14 starts) split between the Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres.

Overall for the Cincinnati Reds (2010-11), Chicago Cubs (2012-16), Royals, and Padres, Wood is 47-59 with a 4.26 ERA in 298 career games (147 starts). His best season came in 2013 as he went 9-12 in 32 starts spanning exactly 200 innings, leading the Cubs’ starters with a 3.11 ERA.

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Yankees Activating Aaron Judge Friday

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The New York Yankees are activating slugger Aaron Judge from the injured list on Friday, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.

Judge is coming off a rehab stint in Triple A, where he played all week as he prepare for his official return to the Yankees following a left oblique strain that has kept him out of action since April 21st.

With Judge returning, the Yankees have some tough decisions to make, as it hangs a cloud of uncertainty over the status of outfielder Cameron Maybin.

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Rays Place Yandy Diaz On 10-Day IL

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The Tampa Bay Rays have placed third baseman Yandy Diaz on the 10-day injured list, according to MLB.com’s Juan Toribio.

In a corresponding move, the Rays called up infielder Daniel Robertson to take Diaz’s spot on the roster.

Diaz has been dealing with hamstring tightness lately and will now hope to rehab for a quick return to the active roster.

Diaz has posted a slash line of .286/.363/.502 hitting and 11 home runs thus far this season.

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Astros Activate Jose Altuve

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The Houston Astros have activated second baseman Jose Altuve from the injured list and he is now active on the roster.

In a corresponding move, the Astros optioned lefty Cionel Perez to create the roster spot needed for the addition of Altuve.

Altuve, who last played back on May 10th, hit the injured list with a left hamstring strain.

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