Major League Baseball Notebook: Giants’ Cueto Returns From Disabled List | 8/19/2016 | Staff
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The San Francisco Giants activated right-hander Johnny Cueto off the 60-day disabled list to start Thursday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cueto, who had been sidelined due to a right elbow sprain, will be making his first appearance for the Giants since April 28. He is expected to be limited to 85 pitches. The Giants feared Cueto might have a torn ulnar collateral ligament and had him examined by Dr. James Andrews, but the prognosis was that no surgery was needed, and Cueto instead was told to rest his elbow.

San - Francisco - Kelby - Tomlinson - Triple-A

San Francisco optioned infielder Kelby Tomlinson to Triple-A Sacramento to open up the roster spot.

Cueto, 32, was off to a good start with a 3-0 mark and 0.84 ERA in five starts prior to the injury.

Cleveland - Indians - Outfielder - Melky - Cabrera

— The Cleveland Indians re-signed outfielder Melky Cabrera to a minor league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus.

Cabrera signed a minor league contract with the Indians in April and was recalled on May 20, but he batted just .207 with no homers and 11 RBIs in 17 games.

Cleveland - Assignment - June - Agent - Waivers

Cleveland designated him for assignment on June 14 and he elected to become a free agent after clearing waivers. Cabrera has a .285 career average with 131 homers and 779 RBIs across 14 seasons.

— The Texas Rangers placed right-handed reliever Chris Martin on the 10-day disabled list with a left groin strain.

Martin - Stint - Triple-A - Round - Rock

Martin had been recalled from a one-day stint with Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday. He threw an inning in Texas’ 5-4 loss to the rival Houston Astros, allowing a run on one hit, one...
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