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MLB News and Notes

Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) -- News and notes from around Major League Baseball. 

The Oakland Athletics sent first basemen Ike Davis to the 15-day disabled list. Davis injured his quadriceps last week, made one pinch hit appearance since then but was ineffective

The New York Yankees activated pitcher Chris Capuano off the 15-day disabled list. Capuano will make his first start of the season Sunday as the team takes on the Los Angeles Angels. Capuano missed the first few weeks of the season with a quadriceps injury.

Hunter Pence made his season debut for the San Francisco giants and went 2 for 3 while scoring three runs in Saturdays 11-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds.  Across the diamond, the Reds have moved speedster Billy Hamilton from the leadoff spot down to the 8 hole in the lineup. 

The Colorado Rockies placed Justin Morneau on the seven-day disabled list with concussion like symptoms.  Morneau has suffered numerous concussions in his career and missed most of the 2010 and 2011 seasons as a result.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 5/11/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Baltimore Orioles 5 (14-16) – Toronto Blue Jays 2 (16-17)

New York Yankees 11 (21-12) – Tampa Bay Rays 5 (17-16)

Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (16-16) – Philadelphia Phillies 3 (11-22)

Milwaukee Brewers 10 (12-21) – Chicago White Sox 7 (12-17)

Chicago Cubs 4 (16-15) - New York Mets 3 (20-12) 

Texas Rangers 8 (14-18) - Kansas City Royals 2 (20-12)

Washington Nationals 11 (18-15) - Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (14-17)

Atlanta Braves 2 (15-17) - Cincinnati Reds 1 (15-17)

Los Angeles Dodgers 5 (21-10) - Miami Marlins 3 (15-18)

Boston Red Sox 5 (15-17) - Oakland Athletics 4 (12-22) (F/11)

NBA Playoffs – Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 4: Atlanta Hawks 106 – Washington Wizards 101 (Series tied at 2-2)

Golden State Warriors 101 - Memphis Grizzlies - 84 (Series Tied 2-2)

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Athletics Starting Pitcher Jarrod Parker Suffers Fractured Elbow, Needs Surgery

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Already rehabbing from Tommy John Surgery that caused him to miss the entire 2014 season, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker has suffered a fractured bone in his elbow, and will need another surgery.

Parker was diagnosed with a fractured medial epicondyle in his pitching elbow, the same elbow that underwent the Tommy John Surgery. The severity of the injury isn't quite known yet at this time.

Having undergone the procedure last March, Parker suffered the injury while throwing a pitch during his rehab start on Friday. He was about two weeks away from rejoining the Athletics starting rotation had he stayed healthy.

“#11 can do this! Thanks for all the (strength) and support ... I’ll continue to need!” Parker tweeted on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Parker showed great promise during his two years in the starting rotation for the team. He's gone 25-16 with a 3.68 ERA in 62 starts during his career.

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A's Acquire RHP Edward Mujica From Red Sox

iStockphoto(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Oakland Athletics acquired reliever Edward Mujica and cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The Red Sox designated Mujica for assignment on Friday after he posted a 1-1 record with a 4.61 ERA in 11 appearances this season. His opponents had a .294 batting average, including a .333 average against right-handers.

Before signing with Boston in December 2013, Mujica previously suited up for the Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. In 10 big league seasons, he is 22-24 with a 3.79 ERA and 49 saves. The right-hander has struck out 401 batters in 513 innings of work.

Mujica was named to the National League All-Star team in 2013.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 5/5/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA – Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 2: Atlanta Hawks 106 – Washington Wizards 90 (Series tied at 1-1)

Memphis Grizzlies 97 – Golden State Warriors 90 (Series tied at 1-1)

NHL – Western Conference Second Round – Game 3: Chicago Blackhawks 1 – Minnesota Wild 0 (Chicago leads series 3-0)

Calgary Flames 4 – Anaheim Ducks 3 *F/OT (Anaheim leads series 2-1)

MLB: New York Yankees 6 (17-10) – Toronto Blue Jays 3 (13-15)

Boston Red Sox 2 (13-14) – Tampa Bay Rays 0 (14-13)

Miami Marlins 2 (13-14) – Washington Nationals 1 (13-15)

Chicago White Sox 5 (9-14) – Detroit Tigers 2 (17-10)

Kansas City Royals 5 (17-9) – Cleveland Indians 3 (9-16)

Cincinnati Reds 7 (13-13) – Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (12-14)

Texas Rangers 7 (10-16) – Houston Astros 1 (18-9)

Atlanta Braves 9 (13-14) – Philadelphia Phillies 0 (10-18)

Oakland Athletics 2 (12-16) – Minnesota Twins 1 (14-13)

New York Mets 3 (17-10) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (12-12)

Arizona Diamondbacks (10-14) @ Colorado Rockies (11-13) (postponed)

Anaheim Angels 5 (12-15) – Seattle Mariners 4 (11-16)

San Francisco Giants 6 (14-13) – San Diego Padres 0 (14-14)

St. Louis Cardinals 7 (20-6) – Chicago Cubs 4 (13-12)

Los Angeles Dodgers 8 (17-9) – Milwaukee Brewers 2 (8-19)

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Odor Leads Rangers to Extra-Innings Win Over A's, 8-7

Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor singled home Shin-Soo Choo in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Texas (8-15) an 8-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics (10-15) on Saturday night.

With the bases loaded and nobody out, Odor took a 2-0 pitch from A’s reliever R.J. Alvarez and drove it to centerfield for the winning base hit. Choo tied the game at 7-7 in the seventh inning with a three-run blast, his second home run of the season.

Rangers first baseman Kyle Blanks was 4-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs. He also hit his second homer in two days. 

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Royals' Herrera Suspended Five Games, Ventura Fined

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera was suspended five games and fined for targeting Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie.

Fellow Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was also fined for the same after a weekend filled of fireworks in Kansas City between both clubs.

"Nobody likes going through what we went through this weekend, nobody," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "Nobody likes it, but it happens."

Ventura was ejected after hitting Lawrie during Saturday's game. Herrera was ejected after throwing behind Lawrie on Sunday and then pointed at his head as he walked towards the dugout.

Both actions came after Lawrie's hard slide into Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar during Friday night's game.

Still, Herrera defended his actions. "I don't mean to hurt anybody," he said. "Just trying to throw inside, but a bad grip on that fastball. It started raining pretty good. And they just tossed me out."

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Coco Crisp Needs Surgery, Expected to Be Out Six to Eight Weeks

Oakland A's/MLB(NEW YORK) -- Oakland Athletics left fielder and leadoff hitter Coco Crisp will have arthroscopic surgery on his elbow and will miss six to eight weeks, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday.

This is not the first time in his career that he'll be headed to the disabled list. Crisp has made that trip four of his five seasons with the A's.

Crisp hit .246 with nine home runs, 47 RBIs and 19 stolen bases last season for Oakland.

Crisp signed a two-year contract extension with the club last year and has a club option for 2017.

Oakland is also starting the season without outfielder Josh Reddick, who strained his oblique during spring training.

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Jason Giambi Announces He's Retiring

Doug Pensinger(NEW YORK) -- Former American League MVP Jason Giambi told the New York Daily News Monday he is retiring.

The 44-year-old Giambi has spent his last six seasons playing with the Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians, serving as a pinch-hitter/designated hitter while dealing with various injuries.

Giambi was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1992 Amateur Draft by the Oakland Athletics. He made the big league club in 1995 and then played seven seasons in Oakland. During that time he hit .300 with 187 home runs, 715 RBIs and a .406 on-base percentage. He also won his only MVP Award while with the Athletics in 2000.

In 2002 he signed with the Yankees, where he played seven seasons and smacked 209 home runs.

Giambi finished his 20 major league seasons as a .277 hitter with 440 home runs, 1,441 RBIs and a .399 on-base percentage.

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Athletics Acquire Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Rays

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Oakland Athletics make over continues this offseason as they've acquired infielder Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays.

In exchange for the two players, the A's sent back catcher John Jaso as well as minor league prospects Daniel Robertson and Boog Powell.

Zobrist is a two-time All Star who had spent his entire nine-year career with the Rays. He is a valuable piece to any team due to his versatility. This past season he saw time at second base, shortstop, and all three outfield spots.

In 2014, the 33-year-old hit .272 with 10 home runs and 52 RBIs.

Escobar bring a veteran presence to the Athletics as well as a solid bat. In 2014, Escobar hit .258 with seven home runs and 39 RBIs.

After a quick exit in the 2014 postseason, the Athletics have made a slew of moves including trading away Josh Donaldson and Jeff Samardzija.

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