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Marlins’ Fernandez fine

Pitcher won’t miss turn in rotation; Bruce has surgery

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POSTED May 6, 2014 1:54 a.m.

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez said he’s feeling fine and won’t miss a turn after being hit by a batted ball.

Fernandez was struck on the inside of the left thigh during Sunday’s 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Monday, he was selected as the National League Pitcher of the Month.

The 21-year-old right-hander was hit by a one-hopper off the bat of Dee Gordon. Fernandez remained in the game and pitched seven innings, and got a no-decision. Fernandez is 4-1 with a 1.74 ERA in seven starts this season.


Reds’ Bruce sidelined for about a month

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds right fielder Jay Bruce had surgery Monday to repair torn cartilage in his left knee and will be sidelined for about a month.

Bruce was scratched from the starting lineup Sunday because of a sore knee but pinch hit and struck out during a 4-3, 10-inning win over Milwaukee. He had tests Sunday night that detected the tear.


ChiSox’s Sale feels fine after bullpen session

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale says he feels fine after throwing his first bullpen session since injuring his left arm.

Sale threw 40 pitches before Monday’s game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. General manager Rick Hahn says the left-hander will go on a rehab assignment in the “coming couple weeks.”

Sale has been sidelined since April 17, when he threw 127 pitches in a 3-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He was sore the next day and went on the 15-day disabled list on April 22.


Twins’ Mauer to miss at least one game

CLEVELAND (AP) — Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer will miss at least one game with lower back spasms. Mauer was taken out of Sunday’s win against Baltimore in the third inning when his back tightened. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Monday that Mauer has improved, but the team wants to give their star some extra rest.

A six-time All-Star catcher who moved to first on a full-time basis this season, Mauer is batting .296 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 29 games. He’s hitting .393 (11 for 28) since April 25


Diamondbacks put reliever Putz on DL

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks placed reliever J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list Monday with tightness in his forearm. Putz is 1-0 in 13 appearances this season. The right-hander last pitched May 3 going one-third of an inning against San Diego, giving up two hits and two runs. 

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