Twins place reliever Sam Dyson on injured list

Minnesota reliever Sam Dyson, acquired from the Giants on Wednesday, was placed on the injured list Sunday because of right biceps tendinitis.

Dyson has allowed six runs and six hits in two appearances with the Twins, wasting a three-run, ninth-inning lead in Minnesota’s extra-inning loss to Miami on Thursday.

“He didn’t have any open injuries, and from our medical review and otherwise, we felt good about where he was,” Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said Sunday.

Injury report: The Angels announced that right-hander Felix Peña will miss the rest of the season after tearing his right ACL while covering first base Saturday. Peña, 8-3 with a 4.58 ERA, will undergo surgery once the swelling subsides.

• Mets second baseman Robinson Cano is scheduled for an MRI exam Monday after he left Sunday’s win over Pittsburgh because of a hamstring injury. He was hurt while running the bases.

• The Yankees put center fielder Aaron Hicks on the IL because of a flexor strain in his right elbow. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Hicks will be shut down from throwing for a week to 10 days but is expected back this season.

• Other players landing on the IL: Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (hamstring), Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons (ankle) and right-hander Griffin Canning (elbow), Washington utilityman Howie Kendrick (hamstring) and left-hander Roenis Elias (hamstring), and Mets reliever Jacob Rhame (elbow).

• Washington infielder Brad Miller and St. Louis third baseman Matt Carpenter were activated from the IL.

Briefly: The Phillies demoted Maikel Franco, their Opening Day third baseman for the past four seasons, to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The right-handed hitter is batting .231, including .198 against lefties. … The Cardinals designated reliever Mike Mayers for assignment. … Houston pitching coach Brent Strom had gastrointestinal surgery after Saturday’s game and won’t be with the team for a few days. Bullpen coach Josh Miller will serve as pitching coach until Strom returns.

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