Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday, just five days after being activated.
Braun re-injured his left calf during Thursday’s loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was on the DL for an injury to the same calf before being activated on Sunday. The injury occurred as Braun chased down a high fly ball in the third inning.
Braun played in just three games — going 0-for-9 at the plate — during his brief return from the DL. Brewers manager Craig Counsell rested him Wednesday prior to Thursday’s injury.
Milwaukee activated right-hander Junior Guerra from the 10-day disabled list to fill the roster opening.
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The Toronto Blue Jays activated third baseman Josh Donaldson and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the disabled list before their game with the Texas Rangers.
Donaldson had been out since April 13 with a strained right calf and Tulowitzki had been out since April 21 with a strained right hamstring.
The Blue Jays had optioned outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. to Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday after the game in Milwaukee. They also optioned right-hander Cesar Valdez to Buffalo on Friday.
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda underwent surgery to replace his pacemaker on Thursday.
The Dodgers announced Friday on Twitter that the 89-year-old Lasorda is “doing well” after the procedure.
Lasorda has been hospitalized since early this month. He appeared at Dodger Stadium on May 3 as part of a ceremony to honor legendary broadcaster Vin Scully.
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The Cleveland Indians will unveil the Frank Robinson statue in Heritage Park at Progressive Field on Saturday, commemorating his career as one of baseball’s pioneers.
Robinson, now 81, became the first African-American manager in major league history on April 8, 1975, as a player-manager for the Indians. He served two years in that capacity and as the Indians’ manager alone in 1977.
Robinson played 21 seasons in the majors for the Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Angels and Indians. He hit 586 home runs — 10th all-time — and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.