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Astros Placing Brian McCann On Disabled List, Will Select Tim Federowicz

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The Houston Astros will place veteran catcher Brian McCann back on the 10-day disabled list due to a right knee injury, according to The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan.

In a corresponding move, the Astros will select the contract of Tim Federowicz, who is batting .328/.404/.560 in Triple-A this season.

This will make the 3rd stint on the disabled list for McCann, who is batting just .206/.283/.323 with five homers and three doubles in arguably the worst season of his career.

Additionally, the Astros will activate Joe Smith from the 10-day DL.

 

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Red Sox Designate Blake Swihart, Bring Back Sandy Leon

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The Boston Red Sox are bringing back catcher Sandy Leon.

Boston has designated catcher Blake Swihart for assignment, according to WEEI.com’s Evan Drellich.

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, catcher Sandy Leon will be heading back to the Red Sox roster.

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Yankees Place Greg Bird on IL

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The New York Yankees have once again had to place first baseman Greg Bird on the injured list, something Bird has been on for the majority of his career,

Bird was placed on the injured list with a left plantar fascia tear, and Bird joins an alarmingly expanding injured list for the Yanks.

In corresponding moves, the Yankees shifted Jacoby Ellsbury to the 6-day IL and selected the contract of first baseman Mike Ford, according to an official team announcement.

Bird may done with the Yankees, as his career has been riddled by injuries and he has struggled at the plate this season.

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Indians’ Francisco Lindor To Begin Rehab Assignment

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Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is set to being his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus, according to MLB.com’s Mandy Bell.

Lindor is returning from a calf strain and a high left ankle sprain, which has kept him out of the start of the 2019 season.

Lindor is one of baseball’s most promising young stars and is coming off an MVP caliber season in 2018.

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