Rodriguez staying for season
Edwin Rodriguez will remain manager of the Marlins through the end of this season. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria told the team before its game in San Juan on Tuesday. Rodriguez is the first native of Puerto Rico to manage in the majors.
Still not close to perfect
Oakland left-hander Dallas Braden was scratched from his start Tuesday because of elbow stiffness. Braden, 0-5 in eight starts since throwing a perfect game against Tampa Bay on May 9, was to face the Orioles after six days' rest.
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Isner throws out first pitch
Fresh off his marathon match at Wimbledon, John Isner came to Yankee Stadium for a much briefer appearance on grass — he threw out the first pitch Tuesday. The lanky American got a warm welcome, in contrast to plate umpire Joe West. In April, West criticized the Yankees and Red Sox for dragging out games. The games finished in 3:46, 3:48, 3:21 — a total still 10 minutes shorter than Isner's match.
The Phillies put second baseman Chase Utley and third baseman Placido Polanco on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and sent them back to Philadelphia for exams to see how long they will be sidelined. Utley has a sprained right thumb. Polanco has a sore left elbow.
Suddenly, the defending NL champions could be in the market for some help.
"The main thing is we need to find out the length of Chase and Poly's stay on the DL," assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said.
Philadelphia is finishing June with seven players on the disabled list. If Utley and Polanco are out for more than two weeks, the Phillies would be looking to trade. "I think we're always looking to get better," Proefrock said. "Now our focus may be a little different than it was."
Utley hurt his thumb while sliding into second Monday against the Reds. Polanco has a bone spur in the left elbow. It was hit by a pitch in April and has bothered him since.
Tigers reliever Joel Zumaya is gone for the rest of the season with a fractured right elbow. Team doctors are optimistic he can return next year. Zumaya says he thought his career was over immediately after throwing his final pitch Monday night. He says it felt like his elbow exploded. The Tigers say the diagnosis is "the best bad news you can get." There is no ligament damage in the elbow.
■ Cardinals rookie third baseman David Freese has been placed on the 15-day DL because of a bone bruise to his right ankle. Freese, 27, is batting .296 with 36 RBI.
■ The Red Sox placed catcher Victor Martinez on the DL because of a broken left thumb and called up catcher Gustavo Molina from Triple-A Pawtucket to replace him. Martinez joins six other Red Sox on the DL.
The Braves replaced one outfielder with a thumb injury with another returning from thumb surgery. Matt Diaz has been activated to fill the roster spot vacated by rookie Jason Heyward, who has a sore right thumb.