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Reds Pitcher Sean Marshall will Undergo Another Shoulder Surgery -- Cincinnati Reds left-handed reliever Sean Marshall's comeback from shoulder surgery is over.

Marshall had surgery to repair a torn labrum on June 24 and now needs to have season-ending surgery in the same shoulder.

"I feel bad for Sean," Reds skipper Bryan Price said. "He's worked so hard to try and work his way through this recurring shoulder issue. It's been a challenge for some time now."

Marshall has only pitched in 31 games since 2013 due to shoulder injuries. This is quite a change for a guy who between 2010-12 led the major leagues in appearances with 231.

The 32-year-old Marshall has pitched 615 1/3 innings throughout nine big league seasons. During that time he's struck out 537 hitters while compiling a 37-46 record, 3.86 ERA, and a 1.33 WHIP.

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SP Mike Minor Has Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Tom Szcaerbowski/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor underwent season-ending shoulder surgery.

The operation was done in Los Angeles on Wednesday to repair a slight tear in the labrum of Minor's left shoulder. The team announced Thursday that the 27-year-old will miss the rest of the season.

Minor has been experiencing shoulder soreness since spring training and went on the disabled list on April 5. The youngster dealt with shoulder problems a few times last season, probably resulting in his poor stats which included a 4.77 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and a 6-12 record through 25 starts.

Minor is expected to be ready for spring training.

The Braves have the option to allow Minor to become a free agent before next season.

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Yankees SP Tanaka Throws First Bullpen Session Since Going on DL

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- On Tuesday, New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka threw his first bullpen session since being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm and tendonitis in his right wrist.

Tanaka threw 30 pitches and said he felt good when he was done.

"We'll wait to see how he does tomorrow before we decide exactly what's next, but obviously he's going to throw another bullpen," Yankees skipper Joe Girardi said. "The fact that he was able to do everything he wanted today would make you think he'd be fine. "

Tanaka has been on the DL since April 29. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the 26-year-old would miss at least a month. There is still no timetable for Tanaka's return.

Before going on the DL, Tanaka made four starts for the Yankees, throwing 22 1/3 innings with 24 strikeouts, seven walks, a 3.22 ERA, and a 0.94 WHIP.

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Mets Calling Up Pitcher Noah Syndergaard

Jeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) -- The New York Mets will call up top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard from Triple-A Las Vegas to start Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs.

Syndergaard is taking the place of right-hander Dillon Gee, who was placed on the disabled list with a groin injury.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Syndergaard got the call over fellow prospect Steve Matz because he's spent more time pitching in the (hitter-friendly) Pacific Coast League.

"This is a year-plus in Triple-A," Alderson said of Syndergaard. "He's certainly done a nice job there to date, given his last three starts have been overpowering. So, from that standpoint, we think he's deserving, and he'll be here to pitch."

The 22-year-old Syndergaard has made five starts for Las Vegas this season. During that time he's pitched 29.2 innings compiling 34 strikeouts, eight walks, a 1.82 ERA, and a 0.94 WHIP.

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Royals Place P Jason Vargas on DL

Major League Baseball(DETROIT) -- The Kansas City Royals placed starting pitcher Jason Vargas on the 15-day disabled list with a left flexor strain Friday.

The move is retroactive to Wednesday.

Vargas pitched six innings Tuesday allowing just two hits and two runs. Despite the strong start, and the fact that the injury isn't supposed to be that serious, Vargas believes taking a break is the right move.

"After my bullpen (session) the first time I pitched against Cleveland (April 27), I noticed some forearm tightness that wasn't there before," Vargas said. "We got it under control the first few days, and then we switched in the rotation with (Jeremy) Guthrie to buy a couple extra days, but then it definitely got fatigued (Tuesday).

"Nobody's going to feel great all the time, but it wasn't a normal thing to deal with. We took a look at it the next couple of days, and then decided to get ahead of it and get it under control and not to have to deal with it the rest of the year."

The 32-year-old Vargas has made five starts this season compiling a 3-1 record with a 5.26 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP.

The Royals recalled right-hander Yohan Pino from Triple-A Omaha to take Vargas' roster spot.

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Mets Place Rafael Montero on DL

Jeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The New York Mets placed pitcher Rafael Montero on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Wednesday, with inflammation in his rotator cuff.

Montero, 24, was originally optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas after his start for the Mets on Tuesday, but the move was changed after finding out about the injury.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson believes the injury is minor.

"We don't expect this to be serious," Alderson said. "But it's another example of what can happen with any starting pitcher."

Montero pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits, three runs, and one walk while striking out six on Tuesday -- his only start this season for the Mets.

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Giants Re-Sign Vogelsong to 1-Year Deal

Brandon Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The San Francisco Giants re-signed free agent right-handed pitcher Ryan Vogelsong to a one-year deal, team general manager Brian Sabean announced Friday.

The deal is worth $4 million, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.

The 37-year-old Vogelsong returns to a Giants rotation that features Madison Bumgarner, Tim Hudson, Jake Peavy and Matt Cain.

Vogelsong resurrected his major league career with the Giants in 2011 after spending three seasons in Japan and a season in the minor leagues. Vogelsong was signed by the Giants to a minor league deal that included an invite to spring training. He ended up making the team, being named an All-Star and finishing the season with a 13-7 record and a 2.71 ERA.

Vogelsong started 32 games for the Giants last season, compiling an 8-13 record, 4.00 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.

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Pitcher Jason Marquis Signs Minor League Deal with Reds

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) -- The Cincinnati Reds signed former All-Star pitcher Jason Marquis to a minor league contract that includes an invite to spring training.

The 36-year-old Marquis did not pitch in the major leagues last season after having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in 2013. He did pitch in eight games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, going 3-1 with a 4.63 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 46 2/3 innings pitched.

During his last big league season in 2013 with the Padres, Marquis started 20 games, compiling a 9-5 record with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP before being shut down because of his elbow injury at the end of July.

During his 14 major league seasons, Marquis has pitched for eight different teams, producing a 121-114 record with a 4.56 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.

The Reds have two openings in their starting rotation after trading away Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon. Marquis is expected to compete for one of those spots against Tony Cingrani, David Holmberg, Raisel Iglesias, and Anthony De Sciafani.

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Maholm Sent to DL with Torn ACL

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Paul Maholm had an MRI on his right knee Saturday which revealed a torn ACL.

The left-handed Maholm injured the knee during Friday night's loss to the Cubs when he tried covering first base in the seventh inning. Maholm immediately fell to the field and held his knee after the play but eventually got up and walked off the field with no help.

The 32-year-old Maholm signed a $1.5 million contract this off-season with the Dodgers.

Maholm, who has been a starter for his entire career, has mainly pitched out of the bullpen this season, compiling a 1-5 record with a 4.84 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP.

The Dodgers announced Maholm will see Dr. Neal ElAttrache to determine if he needs surgery.

Pitcher Paco Rodriguez was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Maholm's roster spot.

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Yankees' First Round Draft Pick was a Yankee Hater

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- From Yankee hater to Yankee player.

The New York Yankees selected 18-year-old, left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin with the final pick in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft.

While getting drafted must be a great moment in any athletes life, in this particular situation it must have been somewhat awkward.

After getting selected Thursday, the MLB Network played a video of Clarkin saying his favorite baseball moment growing up was when the Arizona Diamondbacks Luis Gonzalez hit a bloop single off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to win the 2001 World Series.

"I cannot stand the Yankees," Clarkin said. "So I was actually in tears, I was so happy."

After the video was played Clarkin got right to work on changing people's perception of what he thinks of his new team.

"Now I do love them," Clarkin said to the MLB Network. "And my dad's going to have to learn to love them too."

Clarkin, who is from San Diego,  still hasn't decided if he'll join the Yankees organization or honor his commitment to the Univerity of San Diego.

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