MLB Notes: Sonny Gray Placed on DL, Tigers Lose Cabrera, Zimmermann

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Athletics ace Sonny Gray has been put on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained trapezius muscle near his right shoulder blade.

Oakland made the move Sunday, two days after Gray threw three wild pitches and walked four while retiring just 10 batters in an 8-3 loss to the Yankees. Gray is 3-5 in nine starts with a 6.19 ERA, third-highest in the AL among qualifying pitchers.

Gray said he received a shot that was half cortisone and half anti-inflammatory in his shoulder not long after exiting the game but the condition did not get any better.

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The 2015 All-Star has had command problems for much of the season. He has a 10.38 ERA over his past five starts and has lost four straight decisions, matching his career-high.

Right-handed reliever Daniel Coulombe was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.

Jordan Zimmermann leaves start early with groin strain
DETROIT -- Jordan Zimmermann left his start Sunday in the sixth inning with a strained right groin.

With an 0-1 count on Tampa Bay's Steve Pearce, players gathered around Zimmermann on the mound, and trainer Kevin Rand went out to talk to him. Zimmermann was replaced by reliever Drew VerHagen.

Detroit led 6-2 when Zimmermann exited. This was the first time all season he didn't make it through at least six innings in a start.

Zimmermann entered 6-2 with a 2.45 ERA.

Miguel Cabrera leaves in seventh inning after taking pitch to left knee
DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera has left Detroit's game against Tampa Bay on Sunday in the seventh inning after being hit around the left knee with a pitch.

Cabrera was hit by Dana Eveland's pitch while leading off the bottom of the seventh. The Detroit slugger hobbled around for a while, and trainer Kevin Rand came out to check on him. Cabrera went to first to try to play on, but he was removed for a pinch runner moments later. The Tigers say he has a left knee bruise and is day to day.

Cabrera had three hits Sunday, including a homer. He was the second key Detroit player to leave with an injury. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann exited in the sixth with a strained right groin.

Jackie Bradley Jr. extends hit streak to 27 games
BOSTON -- Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Boston Red Sox has extended his hitting streak to 27 games.

Bradley singled in the fifth inning Sunday against Cleveland at Fenway Park.

Dom DiMaggio set the Red Sox record with a 34-game streak in 1949. DiMaggio's brother, Joe, owns the longest streak in major league history at 56 games.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons ejected for 4th time this season 
MINNEAPOLIS -- Toronto manager John Gibbons was ejected from the Blue Jays' game against Minnesota on Sunday, the fourth time he was tossed this season.

A day after Toronto's Josh Donaldson was ejected by umpire Toby Basner in the first inning, Gibbons got the early exit from crew chief Joe West in the fifth.

Donaldson homered in the first inning Sunday and stared at the Twins' dugout as he crossed home plate.

Minnesota starter Phil Hughes,threw two pitches to the AL MVP in the fifth, one inside and one behind him. Donaldson expressed his displeasure to plate umpire Mark Ripperger.

Gibbons came out of the dugout and argued with Ripperger and West, who came in from his spot at first base, then was tossed. Toronto starter Marcus Stroman hit Kurt Suzuki with a pitch in the bottom of the inning.

Gibbons was ejected from last Sunday's game at Texas, then returned to the field during a brawl between the teams, earning a three-game suspension for both the return and inciting fighting.

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