Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he doesn't think more video review of umpires' calls is needed, at least not right now. Selig spoke to a small group Wednesday at a sport and society conference at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis.
Previously reluctant to add replay, Selig instituted it in August 2008 for boundary calls on potential home runs, such as whether balls went over the fence or were fair.
MLB sought to increase video review this season to include trapped balls, fair-or-foul rulings down the lines and fan interference all over the ballpark. But it requires approval of MLB and the unions representing the umpires and the players, and any expansion was delayed until 2013 at the earliest.
"I've had very, very little pressure from people who want to do more," Selig said. He indicated adding replay for balls hit down the line and trapped balls may be ahead.
Fifth Cardinal hurt this week
The Cardinals put utilityman Matt Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a strained right side muscle. Carpenter was batting .288 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 39 games with most of his starts at first base in place of injured Lance Berkman.
Carpenter is the fifth player the team has put on the DL this week, following Jon Jay, Allen Craig, Kyle McClellan and Berkman. St. Louis has seven players on the DL altogether.
"It's part of the gig, I knew that going in," Manager Mike Matheny said. "There's a twisted side of most of us that when those challenges come up it's hey, you kind of throw your shoulders back a little bit further and here we go."
Rookie Matt Adams made his fourth start at first base Wednesday against the Padres.
Carpenter was hurt coming out of the batter's box on a double Tuesday. The Cardinals were optimistic after the game that Carpenter might miss only a few games because he was able to torque his body and didn't feel much pain. The Cardinals purchased the contract of catcher Steven Hill from Triple-A Memphis.
■ Torii Hunter is expected to rejoin the Angels at some point next week after they return from their current trip, Manager Mike Scioscia said. The right fielder has been on the restricted list since May 14 after Hunter's teenage son was arrested in Texas in a sexual assault case.
■ Manny Ramirez might not be ready to play for the Athletics by May 30 when his suspension ends. Manager Bob Melvin said the A's want to make sure Ramirez is fully prepared and comfortable with his swing before he plays in major league games.
■ Yankees Manager Joe Girardi will not commit to using David Robertson as his closer when the right-hander returns from a ribcage injury. He might just stick with Rafael Soriano, who is 3-for-3 in save chances since Mariano Rivera tore a knee ligament. "He's closing games for me," Girardi said. "He is my closer."
■ Infielder Jonathan Herrera was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Rockies with a strained right hamstring.