Hamstrings taking out teams’ stars

The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Hunter Pence is the latest member of the San Francisco Giants on the disabled list.

The first fielder was placed on the 10-day DL on Monday with a strained left hamstring.

The move is retroactive to Saturday, when Pence came off the bench to play two late innings during a 17-inning win against Cincinnati. An MRI exam revealed the strain.

The 34-year-old Pence, who underwent surgery on his torn right hamstring last season and played only 106 games after 52 in 2015, is batting .243 with three home runs and 16 RBIs this season.

Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers center fielder Carlos Gomez is headed to the disabled list and will be sidelined for at least a month with a right hamstring strain.

Gomez underwent an MRI and was examined by team physician Dr. Keith Meister on Monday, when the team was off a day after the outfielder got hurt in a 6-4 victory over Oakland.

The Rangers said Gomez will be out four to six weeks. He will be placed on the 10-day disabled list before tonight’s game against Philadelphia, when a corresponding move will be made to replace him on the active roster.

Gomez, who had three hits Sunday, scored from second base on Delino DeShields’ two-out infield single in the seventh inning. Gomez lunged toward the plate to avoid a bat that was still on the ground.


n Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a “grade one” right groin strain.

No timetable was set for his return but Pollock called the diagnosis good news and said it is not a significant injury.

Pollock and manager Torey Lovullo said the injury is less severe than the left groin strain that ended his season three weeks early last year.

Pollock was hurt running out a base hit in the 10th inning of Sunday’s 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh

n Right-hander Carlos Carrasco left the Cleveland Indians’ Monday night game against Tampa Bay in the fourth inning with left pectoral tightness.

Carrasco was removed with two runners on and two out after Brad Miller’s RBI single. He was visited by manager Terry Francona and a team trainer and walked off the field after a short conversation.

Carrasco allowed five runs and threw 75 pitches. He was sidelined in spring training with a sore elbow. He also missed the Indians’ run to the World Series last season with a broken right hand after he was hit by a line drive in September. Carrasco is 4-2 with a 2.60 ERA in eight starts.