The Tigers put center fielder JaCoby Jones on the injured list and he is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a fractured left wrist, the team announced Sunday.
Jones, hitting .235 with 11 homers and 26 RBIs, was hurt Thursday when he was hit by a 96 mph fastball thrown by Kansas City’s Jorge Lopez. Though X-rays were negative, a CT scan found the fracture.
Jones was hitting .173 on May 23, but has batted .271 since then.
“He’s pretty disappointed and really frustrated,” manager Ron Gardenhire told the Detroit Free Press. “But I’m glad we went ahead and checked it out. It’s kind of an internal fracture inside the bone and we had to get a CT scan to find it. Unfortunately, but it will probably end his season.”
Injury report: Among the players placed on the IL were Angels catcher Kevan Smith (lumbar strain) and Yankees reliever Stephen Tarpley (left elbow impingement). … White Sox reliever Kelvin Herrera, Arizona reliever Matt Andriese and Pittsburgh reliever Clay Holmes were activated from the IL.
Briefly: The Diamondbacks released reliever Greg Holland, who began the season as their closer. The three-time All-Star has a 4.54 ERA in 40 games, and sports an 11.42 ERA over his past 11 outings. … The Reds released reliever David Hernandez, who had an 8.02 ERA in 47 games.
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