MLB Notes: Royals Place 3B Mike Moustakas on 15-day DL

CLEVELAND -- The Kansas City Royals have placed Mike Moustakas on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left thumb.

The third baseman is hitting .258 with seven homers and 13 RBIs in 25 games. He batted .284 with 22 homers and 82 RBIs last season, playing a key role in helping the Royals win the World Series.

Moustakas was scratched from Friday night's lineup. He started Wednesday against Washington after not starting the first two games of the series because the thumb was bothering him.

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Kansas City has lost eight of 10 and dropped to .500 for the first time since April 5, the second game of the season. The Royals have scored 11 runs and been shut out four times in the past 10 games.

Infielder Cheslor Cuthbret has been recalled from Triple-A Omaha.

Yankees: Chapman suspension cut to 29 games, eligible to play Monday
NEW YORK -- Aroldis Chapman's suspension has been reduced by one game to 29, making the New York Yankees closer eligible to pitch Monday.

Chapman agreed to a 30-game suspension on March 1 under baseball's new domestic violence policy. New York's original schedule had him eligible to return May 9, but the Yankees' April 10 game at Detroit was postponed because of bad weather and has not yet been rescheduled.

However, a provision in Chapman's agreement stated he would be credited for any rainouts.

Former Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum solid in showcase
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum looked sharp in a 41-pitch showcase in front of scouts from nearly every major league club.

Throwing Friday at Scottsdale Stadium, Lincecum threw a mix of pitches in two sessions, consistently hitting 88 to 91 mph with his fastball.

Once one of baseball's most dominant pitchers, the right-hander has fallen off in recent years as he's dealt with hip issues.

Lincecum has not pitched since last June 27 with the San Francisco Giants and had arthroscopic surgery on his left hip on Sept. 3.

He said he felt good after the session and is hoping to catch on with a team soon, preferably as a starter.

Indians: SP Cody Anderson recalled for Saturday start
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians have recalled right-hander Cody Anderson to start Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals.

Anderson began the season in Cleveland's rotation but struggled in four starts, going 0-1 with a 7.65 ERA and allowing six home runs in 20 innings. He was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on April 27 and made one start.

Anderson was 7-3 with a 3.65 ERA in 15 starts last season with the Indians.

Outfielder Tyler Naquin, who batted .315 in 22 games, was optioned to Columbus. He made the team after a strong showing in spring training and had 15 starts in center field.

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