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National League West Movers & Shakers: Transactions & Injury Updates May 2014

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This month, the Giants lost Brandon Belt to a broken thumb and transferred Marco Scutaro to the 60-day DL. The Dodgers activated Clayton Kershaw in time to make a start tomorrow against the Giants in the final of a four-game series.  The Diamondbacks placed J.J. Putz on the 15-day DL while the Padres activated Chase Headley.

The Giants are currently first in the NLW with a 23-14 record with the Rockies one game back with a record of 23-16.  Here are injury and official transactions around the National League West for the first ten days of May.

 

San Francisco Giants (23-14, 1st in NLW – tied for best record in MLB w/ Milwaukee Brewers)

Injury/DL Updates – May 2014

5/10/2014 Brandon Belt 15-Day DL- Broken left thumb

5/10/2014 Marco Scutaro transferred from 15-day to 60-day DL; Lower back strain

Official Transactions

Date Transaction
05/04/14 San Francisco Giants placed RHP Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 24, 2014. Lacerated right index finger
05/05/14 San Francisco Giants recalled RHP Jake Dunning from Fresno Grizzlies.
05/06/14 San Francisco Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Fresno Grizzlies.
San Francisco Giants optioned RHP Jake Dunning to Fresno Grizzlies.
05/08/14 San Francisco Giants sent LHP David Huff on a rehab assignment to Fresno Grizzlies.
05/10/14 San Francisco Giants activated RHP Matt Cain from the 15-day disabled list.
San Francisco Giants placed 1B Brandon Belt on the 15-day disabled list. Broken left thumb.
San Francisco Giants selected the contract of Tyler Colvin from Fresno Grizzlies.
San Francisco Giants optioned George Kontos to Fresno Grizzlies.
San Francisco Giants transferred 2B Marco Scutaro from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Lower back

Colorado Rockies (23-16, 2nd in NLW)

Injury/DL Updates – May 2014

5/08/2014 Justin Morneau Day-to-Day-Neck stiffness

5/03/2014 Wilin Rosario 15-Day DL- Viral infection

4/30/2014 Tyler Chatwood 60-Day DL- Right elbow tightness

Official Transactions

Date Transaction
05/02/14 Colorado Rockies placed 2B Josh Rutledge on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 28, 2014. Viral infection
Colorado Rockies recalled 1B Ryan Wheeler from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
05/03/14 Colorado Rockies optioned RHP Chad Bettis to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
Colorado Rockies recalled Michael McKenry from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
05/04/14 Colorado Rockies activated RHP Jhoulys Chacin from the 15-day disabled list.
Colorado Rockies placed C Wilin Rosario on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 3, 2014. Viral infection.
05/05/14 Colorado Rockies transferred RHP Tyler Chatwood from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Right elbow strain.
Colorado Rockies selected the contract of RHP Nick Masset from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
Colorado Rockies optioned 1B Ryan Wheeler to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

 

Los Angeles Dodgers (20-18 , 3rd in NLW)

Injury/DL Updates – May 2014

04/28/2014 Hyun-jin Ryu 15-Day DL- Left shoulder inflammation

Official Transactions

Date Transaction
05/01/14 Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract of RHP Red Patterson from Albuquerque Isotopes.
Los Angeles Dodgers designated CF Nick Buss for assignment.
05/02/14 Los Angeles Dodgers placed LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 28, 2014. Left shoulder inflammation
Los Angeles Dodgers optioned Red Patterson to Albuquerque Isotopes.
Los Angeles Dodgers optioned Paco Rodriguez to Albuquerque Isotopes.
Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RHP Jose Dominguez from Albuquerque Isotopes.
Los Angeles Dodgers recalled Chone Figgins from Albuquerque Isotopes.
05/04/14 Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RHP Stephen Fife from Albuquerque Isotopes.
Los Angeles Dodgers optioned Jose Dominguez to Albuquerque Isotopes.
Oakland Athletics claimed CF Nick Buss off waivers from Los Angeles Dodgers.
05/05/14 Los Angeles Dodgers optioned RHP Stephen Fife to Albuquerque Isotopes.
Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RHP Pedro Baez from Chattanooga Lookouts.
05/06/14 Los Angeles Dodgers activated LHP Clayton Kershaw from the 15-day disabled list.
Los Angeles Dodgers optioned RHP Pedro Baez to Chattanooga Lookouts.

 

San Diego Padres (17-21, 4th in NLW)

Injury/DL Updates – May 2014

None

Official Transactions

Date Transaction
05/02/14 San Diego Padres signed free agent RHP Odrisamer Despaigne to a minor league contract.
05/03/14 San Diego Padres sent OF Carlos Quentin on a rehab assignment to Lake Elsinore Storm.
San Diego Padres sent RHP Casey Kelly on a rehab assignment to Lake Elsinore Storm.
05/05/14 San Diego Padres designated LF Xavier Nady for assignment.
San Diego Padres recalled Kyle Blanks from El Paso Chihuahuas.
San Diego Padres sent 3B Chase Headley on a rehab assignment to Lake Elsinore Storm.
05/07/14 San Diego Padres selected the contract of RHP Hector Ambriz from El Paso Chihuahuas.
San Diego Padres optioned Jace Peterson to El Paso Chihuahuas.
San Diego Padres sent OF Carlos Quentin on a rehab assignment to El Paso Chihuahuas.
05/08/14 San Diego Padres recalled RHP Kevin Quackenbush from El Paso Chihuahuas.
San Diego Padres sent Xavier Nady outright to El Paso Chihuahuas.
San Diego Padres designated RHP Hector Ambriz for assignment.
05/10/14 San Diego Padres sent Hector Ambriz outright to El Paso Chihuahuas.
San Diego Padres optioned Kevin Quackenbush to El Paso Chihuahuas.
San Diego Padres activated 3B Chase Headley from the 15-day disabled list.

 

Arizona Diamondbacks (14-25, 5th in NLW)

Injury/DL Updates – May 2014

05/04/2014 J.J. Putz 15-Day DL- Right forearm tightness

Official Transactions

Date Transaction
05/02/14 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled LF Alfredo Marte from Reno Aces.
Arizona Diamondbacks optioned CF Tony Campana to Reno Aces.
05/06/14 Arizona Diamondbacks placed RHP J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 4, 2014. Right forearm tightness
Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of RHP Evan Marshall from Reno Aces.
Arizona Diamondbacks optioned RHP Mike Bolsinger to Reno Aces.
Arizona Diamondbacks recalled Chase Anderson from Mobile BayBears.
05/09/14 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent OF Dustin Martin to a minor league contract.

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