DENVER (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have placed right-hander Santiago Casilla on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and recalled George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno. Kontos is available to pitch against Colorado on Thursday.
Casilla was injured running out a ground ball in the eighth inning of Wednesday night’s 5-1 win over the Rockies. Casilla stumbled over first base and fell to the ground in pain. He was helped off the field.
Casilla had an MRI on Wednesday night but manager Bruce Bochy said the results were not back. Kontos was originally recalled May 6 and pitched in one game before being optioned to Fresno on May 10. He is 0-2 with a 3.80 ERA in 14 games with the Grizzlies this season.
Dodgers cut ties with Olivo
after ear-biting incident
NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Olivo has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers after his fight in the dugout with Triple-A Albuquerque teammate Alex Guerrero. The team announced the move Thursday in a two-sentence statement that made no reference to the brawl during a game Tuesday at Salt Lake. Olivo was placed on the suspended list the next day by the Albuquerque Isotopes. The veteran catcher’s release reduces the Dodgers’ roster to 39 players. The Dodgers had said Guerrero is recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left ear and will remain in a Salt Lake City hospital for a couple of days.
Royals send slumping Moustakas down
The Royals sent third baseman Mike Moustakas to Triple-A Omaha. The former No. 2 overall pick heads to Omaha toting a .152 average with four homers and 17 RBIs in 40 games.