Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup
July 17 (The Sports Xchange) - New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda will undergo Tommy John surgery after getting a second opinion for a torn ulnar collateral ligament, the team announced Monday.
Pineda had the UCL injury in his right elbow examined by the Cincinnati Reds medical director, Dr. Timothy Kremchek, who agreed with the original recommendation of Tommy John surgery from the Yankees head team physician, Dr. Christopher Ahmad.
The 28-year-old Pineda is scheduled to undergo the surgery on Tuesday in Cincinnati, to be performed by Dr. Kremchek.
Pineda's last start was July 5 when he gave up nine hits, including three homers, and five runs in three innings against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Washington Nationals called up right-hander Jacob Turner from Triple-A Syracuse.
Turner, 26, returns to the Nationals for his second major league assignment of the season. He went 2-3 with a 5.08 ERA in 39 innings in 18 games (two starts) during his first stint with Washington.
Turner reported to Triple-A after being outrighted on July 3 and went 0-1 with an 11.74 ERA in two starts.
The Nationals also transferred right-hander Koda Glover to the 60-day disabled list.
The Boston Red Sox activated left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez from the 10-day disabled list ahead of his start against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.
Rodriguez, 24, returned from his injury rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket.
Rodriguez was placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 2 with a right knee subluxation. He made one rehab start with Double-A Portland and two with Pawtucket, most recently allowing only one run with seven strikeouts and no walks in 6 1/3 innings on July 9 against Buffalo.
Rodriguez has made 10 starts for Boston this season, going 4-2 with a 3.54 ERA in 61 innings while striking out 65 and limiting opposing hitters to a .222 batting average.
He compiled a career-long four-game winning streak in seven starts from April 23 to May 26, compiling a 2.25 ERA. ))