Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin was suspended Monday for 80 games following a positive test under Major League Baseball's drug program. Ravin is the eighth player suspended this year under the big league program and the fourth in three weeks. Ravin blamed the positive test on a supplement he took during spring training after a bout with intestinal flu and strep throat caused him to lose 20 pounds in about a week.
The Cincinnati Reds put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list on Monday after an MRI detected a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Mesoraco missed most of last season with a hip injury that required surgery. Shortstop Zack Cozart was out of the lineup Monday night against the San Francisco Giants because his surgically rebuilt right knee was sore.
The Giants are hoping he can recover without having to go on the disabled list, and they called up Williamson to help while he's sidelined. Manager Bruce Bochy said Pagan had an MRI on Monday that detected a mild strain. The Giants already were short-handed because second baseman Joe Panik has a sore groin.
The last-place Atlanta Braves reshuffled their roster Monday night, making seven moves while trying to boost a punchless lineup. The Braves went into the series opener against the New York Mets with a 6-18 record that was the worst in the majors. ''I don't think it's a desperation move,'' manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will be sidelined for at least a month with a hairline fracture in his left foot.
Alex Rodriguez had already driven in four runs against David Price with a homer and a double. ''David's not going to say he doesn't want to face anyone,'' Farrell said Sunday night after Price retired Rodriguez and picked up the win in Boston's 8-7 victory over the Yankees.