MLB Notes: Blue Jays Place Brett Cecil on 15-day DL

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Toronto Blue Jays have placed left-handed reliever Brett Cecil on the 15-day disabled list with a muscle strain in his left arm and recalled right-hander Dustin Antolin from Triple-A Buffalo.

Cecil said he felt soreness in his left triceps after a seven-pitch outing in a 6-5 loss to Texas on Saturday night. He is 0-5 with a 5.23 ERA in 16 appearances this season.

Antolin was expected to join the club for Sunday's series finale against the Rangers. The 26-year-old is looking to make his major league debut. He is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA and three saves at Buffalo.

Nationals: Murphy scratched because of illness
WASHINGTON -- Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy has been scratched from the lineup due to illness in Sunday's series finale against the Marlins.

Originally slated to hit cleanup for Washington, he was replaced at second by Stephen Drew, who is batting seventh.

Murphy's .403 batting average leads the majors, and he also has five homers and 23 RBI in 36 games played.

He played both games in a split doubleheader on Saturday, going 3 for 8 with an RBI.

Pirates: Luebke activated off 15-day DL
CHICAGO -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated left-handed reliever Cory Luebke off the 15-day disabled list following a minor league rehab stint.

The Pirates on Sunday optioned right-hander A.J. Schugel to Triple-A Indianapolis to open a roster spot.

Luebke has an 8.10 ERA in three appearances with the Pirates after being signed in February. He was placed on the DL on April 14, then had a 2.92 ERA in seven appearances for Indianapolis.

Schugel was 0-1 with a 4.96 ERA in 11 games with the Pirates.

Mariners: O'Malley recalled from Triple A Tacoma
SEATTLE -- Looking for more versatility in its lineup, the Seattle Mariners have recalled utility player Shawn O'Malley from Triple-A Tacoma and optioned backup infielder Luis Sardinas.

Seattle made the move before its series finale against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. O'Malley was put into the starting lineup in center field.

It's O'Malley's experience playing in the outfield that led to Seattle making the move. O'Malley has played multiple positions in the infield but his experience is mostly as an outfielder. Sardinas could play the outfield but most of his experience is as an infielder.

O'Malley was hitting .317 at Tacoma and played third base, shortstop, second base, right field and left field. O'Malley appeared in 25 games last year with Seattle. Sardinas had appeared in just 12 games and Seattle manager Scott Servais says Sardinas needs to get some game action he wasn't receiving with the Mariners.

Padres: Guerrero brought back up from Triple A
MILWAUKEE -- The San Diego Padres recalled reliever Tayron Guerrero from Triple-A El Paso, adding an arm to the bullpen after a 12-inning game Saturday night.

The Padres made the move before the game Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers, with Guerrero expected to arrive before first pitch. Right-hander Leonel Campos was optioned back to El Paso to complete the move.

Padres manager Andy Green used eight pitchers in Saturday's 8-7 victory, including two scoreless innings from Campos to pick up his first career win. He was recalled on Saturday to provide bullpen depth after a hamstring injury sent Andrew Cashner to the disabled list.

Guerrero has not appeared in a major league game yet.

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