MLB: Jayson Werth, Victor Martinez on DL
UNDATED (AP) — Both the Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers have lost an important member of their offense.
Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left wrist after getting hit by a pitch Friday in San Diego. His second stint on the DL this season is retroactive to Saturday.
Tigers slugger Victor Martinez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after struggling in his return from offseason knee surgery. The team says he has left knee inflammation after undergoing surgery in February to repair a torn medial meniscus. Martinez is hitting just .216 with one homer and 15 RBIs in 111 at-bats this season.
Elsewhere in the majors:
— Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee suffered in Tuesday's loss in Washington. Ellsbury has a team-high .324 batting average.
— The Los Angeles Dodgers and Cuban infielder Hetcor Olivera have finalized a six-year, $62.5 million contract. The Dodgers also have agreed to a minor league contract with Cuban right-hander Pablo Fernandez.
— The Chicago Cubs have shipped catcher Welington Castillo to the Seattle Mariners for right-handed reliever Yoervis Medina.
— The New York Mets have designated outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment and recalled center fielder Darrell Ceciliani.
— The Braves have agreed to a one-year contract with right-hander Nick Masset, who just cleared Miami's waiver wire.
— The Colorado Rockies have placed outfielder Corey Dickerson on the 15-day disabled list due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
— Pittsburgh has brought back outfielder Jose Tabata from the minors and sent pitcher Wilfredo Boscan to Triple-A Indianapolis.
— Former NL Rookie of the Year Rafael Furcal is retiring after 14 major league seasons.
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