July 25, 2019 / 2:31 AM / a month ago

MLB notebook: Rangers' Gallo (wrist) likely headed to IL

Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo likely will be placed on the 10-day injured list with a possible broken bone in his right wrist.

FILE PHOTO: Jul 16, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Joey Gallo (13) rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

Rangers manager Chris Woodward told reporters that Wednesday’s MRI exam was inconclusive and that the team sent Gallo back to Dallas. The All-Star outfielder is slated to be examined by hand surgeon Thomas DiLiberti.

The team is concerned that Gallo may have broken the hamate bone and will be sidelined at least three weeks.

Gallo has been playing through pain in the wrist all month. He departed Tuesday’s game against the Mariners after batting in the eighth inning due to the soreness. He is batting .253 with 22 homers and 49 RBIs in 71 games.

—The New York Yankees placed All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez on the 10-day injured list due to a left groin strain.

Sanchez, 26, is batting .229 with 24 home runs and 58 RBIs. He departed in the eighth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins after a groundout.

The Yankees also optioned right-hander Jonathan Holder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the Tuesday game. In corresponding moves, the team recalled catcher Kyle Higashioka and left-hander Nestor Cortes Jr. from Triple-A.

—The Philadelphia Phillies activated utility man Sean Rodriguez from the 10-day injured list and placed utility man Brad Miller on the IL.

Rodriguez, 34, had been out since July 7 because of a right abdominal strain.

Miller, 29, is dealing with a right hip flexor strain.

—The Chicago Cubs optioned infielder Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa on after he continued to struggle since his return from a suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.

To take Russell’s place on the active roster, the Cubs activated catcher Willson Contreras from the injured list. He had been out since July 14 with a sprained right foot. In addition, left-hander Jon Lester was scratched from his start Wednesday because of illness and was replaced on the mound by right-hander Tyler Chatwood.

Russell served the final 28 games of his 40-game suspension at the start of the season. His punishment came after an MLB investigation into domestic violence against former wife. The demotion came three days after a rough game against the San Diego Padres when Russell failed to catch two popups, was thrown out at home plate after a ground ball on the infield and admitted to missing signs.

—The Arizona Diamondbacks activated left fielder David Peralta from the 10-day injured list after he missed three weeks with a right shoulder ailment.

Arizona opened up a roster spot for Peralta after Tuesday’s game when it optioned infielder Ildemaro Vargas to Triple-A Reno.

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—The Atlanta Braves purchased the contract of right-hander Jeremy Walker from Gwinnett and optioned right-hander Wes Parsons to the Triple-A club.

Walker, 24, is a combined 2-6 with a 2.84 ERA this season at Double-A Mississippi and Gwinnett. Parsons, 26, was 1-2 with a 3.52 ERA out of the bullpen for the Braves this season.

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