A's Suzuki on DL with muscle strain Rangers hold off Mariners in 12th
TORONTO — The Oakland Athletics placed catcher Kurt Suzuki on the 15-day disabled list yesterday with a strained muscle in his side, and optioned outfielder Matt Carson to Triple-A.
Suzuki, a Baldwin High alum from Maui, was put on the disabled list retroactive to April 24.
Left-hander Trevor Cahill was added to the roster to start against the Blue Jays yesterday, in place of left-hander Brett Anderson (elbow). Catcher Josh Donaldson had his contract purchased from Triple-A and pitcher Joey Devine (right elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL to make room for Donaldson.
Oakland also announced that right-hander Justin Duchscherer, who left in the fourth inning of Thursday's game with a sore left hip, will visit Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville on Monday. Duchscherer (2-1) missed all of last season after having elbow surgery and was limited to 17 games in 2007 with a right hip injury that required two surgeries, one that year and another in 2008.
AZ IMMIGRATION LAW SPARKS OPPOSITION
Given a chance to take part in the 2011 All-Star game at Arizona, Ozzie Guillen insists he won't go.
"I wouldn't do it," the Chicago White Sox manager said yesterday. "As a Latin American, it's natural that I have to support our own."
Guillen joined a growing chorus of opposition to Arizona's new law that empowers police to determine a person's immigration status. The state is home to four major team sports, hosts half the clubs in spring training and holds top events in NASCAR, golf and tennis.
The Major League Baseball players' union issued a statement condemning the law. A congressman whose district includes Yankee Stadium wrote a letter to baseball commissioner Bud Selig urging him to pull the All-Star game from Phoenix. The World Boxing Council took a step to limit fights in Arizona.