MLB Notes: Yankees Place Alex Rodriguez on 15-day DL

BALTIMORE -- Alex Rodriguez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees because of a strained right hamstring.

The injury occurred Tuesday night while Rodriguez was running out a grounder in the fifth inning of a loss to the Orioles.

Afterward, Rodriguez said "it wasn't a big pop" and expressed hope that he could avoid the disabled list.

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Instead, A-Rod hit the DL on Wednesday for the seventh time in the last nine seasons. His previous trip to the disabled list occurred in 2013, with a hip injury that needed surgery.

The 40-year-old is batting .194 in 20 games. Three of his five homer came in his last five games. He 12 RBIs, including four Sunday night against Boston.

New York recalled left-hander James Pazoa from Triple-A Scranton/Wiles Barre.

Angels: Richards may miss next start with fatigue
MILWAUKEE -- Los Angeles Angels starter Garrett Richards says he will be re-evaluated on Thursday to determine whether he can make his next start after dealing with fatigue.

Richards only went four innings in his start on Sunday against Texas because of dehydration and cramping.

Richards said after the Angels' 7-3 win on Wednesday in Milwaukee that while he wasn't hurt, he was not feeling 100 percent.

After an off day, Richards is scheduled to open a three-game series against Tampa when the Angels return home on Friday.

Manager Mike Scioscia said before Wednesday's game that he had a contingency plan in case Richards can't go.

Richards says trainers have him on lots of fluids. He is 1-3 with a 2.34 ERA.

Indians: Cleveland acquires Gimenez from Rangers
CLEVELAND -- The Indians acquired backup catcher Chris Gimenez from the Texas Rangers for cash considerations.

Cleveland was in need of another experienced catcher after Roberto Perez injured his right thumb last weekend making a tag in Philadelphia and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

This will be the 33-year-old Gimenez's third stint with Cleveland. He was a 19th-round draft choice in 2004. Gimnez spent last season with Texas, batting .255 with five homers and 14 RBIs in 36 games. Gimenez made 18 of those starts in September and October and played in two playoff games against Toronto.

He began this season on the disabled list with an infection in his left ankle. He was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Tuesday.

To make space on the 40-man roster, the Indians designated catcher Adam Moore for assignment.

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