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MLB Notes: Tigers Place 2B Ian Kinsler on 10-day Disabled List

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    MLB Notes: Tigers Place 2B Ian Kinsler on 10-day Disabled List
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    MLB Notes: Tigers place 2B Ian Kinsler on 10-day disabled list

    CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers placed Ian Kinsler on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring ahead of their doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

    Outfielder JaCoby Jones was recalled from Triple A Toledo to fill the roster spot. He was scheduled to start the first game of the twin bill in center field.

    Kinsler sat out five games because of the same injury this month. He has a .239 batting average, four home runs and 11 RBIs in 41 games this season.

    Also, the Tigers acquired the contract of pitcher Arcenio Leon and Chad Bell was optioned to Toledo. Bell pitched 2 1/3 innings on Friday. Pitcher William Cuevas was designated for assignment.

    Leon spent the 2016 season in the Mexican League before signing as minor league free agent last winter. He'd be making his major league debut.

    Indians: Ace starter Corey Kluber expected to rejoin rotation next week
    CLEVELAND -- Corey Kluber, sidelined most of the month with a strained lower back, is expected to rejoin the Cleveland Indians rotation on Thursday against Oakland.

    Cleveland's ace right-hander hasn't pitched since May 2 when he left his start against Detroit after three innings. He threw five scoreless innings for Double-A Akron on a minor league rehab assignment Friday.

    Kluber is 3-2 with a 5.06 ERA in six starts. He pitched 249 1/3 innings last season, including 34 1/3 in the playoffs. Kluber also pitched on three days rest three times during the postseason, two coming against the Chicago Cubs in the World Series.

    Kluber was 18-9 with a 3.14 ERA and two shutouts in the regular season and went 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA in six playoff starts. He won the AL Cy Young Award in 2014 and was third in the voting last season.

    Indians manager Terry Francona didn't say whose spot Kluber will take in the rotation.

    Padres: OF Manuel Margot placed on 10-day DL with calf strain
    WASHINGTON -- The San Diego Padres placed Manuel Margot on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right calf before Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals.

    The centerfielder left Wednesday's game with calf soreness. He was in a walking boot ahead of Friday's series opener.

    Second on the team in at-bats, the 22-year-old Margot is batting .259 with four home runs and 13 RBIs.

    "He's just sore right now," Padres manager Andy Green said. "He'll take off four-to-five days and keep the workload really minimum. After that, see how he progresses."

    Outfielder Franchy Cordero was called up from Triple-A El Paso for his major league debut. He is expected to start Sunday and receive much of the playing time in center field.