MLB Notebook: Rays put Cy Young winner Snell on IL with fractured toe
The Tampa Bay Rays have placed ace left-hander Blake Snell on the 10-day injured list after he broke a toe on his right foot while he was at home Sunday night.
The 26-year-old Snell got hurt when he got out of the shower and then attempted to move a large granite item. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner says it was a "really dumb" move.
Snell is eligible to return on April 24 and thinks he might miss just one start.
Yankees add Bird to IL, back to 12 on the shelf
Yankees first baseman Greg Bird went on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left plantar fascia tear, giving New York a dozen players on the IL less than three weeks into the season.
Bird will be in a boot for 10 to 14 days before being re-evaluated, and manager Aaron Boone expects the left-handed hitter will miss at least a month. Breakout slugger Luke Voit will get most of the reps at first base in the meantime.
MLB investigating racist messages sent to Cubs' Edwards
Major League Baseball is investigating racist messages sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on Instagram this month.
Edwards was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after he had trouble with his motion and got off to a tough start this season. Lee Long, Edwards' agent, said the messages came from a couple different people.