Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.
Boston Red Sox SP Curt Schilling (ankle), who threw 65 pitches in a simulated game June 20, noted his velocity and command are improving. He took some fielding practice and had no problems with the right ankle.
Chicago Cubs SP Mark Prior (elbow) threw 74 pitches in five-plus innings of a simulated game June 21 at Miller Park. Prior appears ready to start June 26 against the Chicago White Sox, pending the condition of his arm.
Chicago Cubs SP Kerry Wood (shoulder) completed a successful rehab outing with Triple-A Iowa June 19. He is expected to make at least one more rehab appearance before possibly rejoining the Cubs June 28 against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Kansas City Royals DH Mike Sweeney (wrist) was placed on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI revealed a ligament tear in his sprained left wrist although the tear had apparently been in that area for a couple of years.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Steve Finley (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL to rest his sore shoulder.
Los Angeles Dodgers CL Eric Gagne (elbow) will have Tommy John surgery after a second MRI confirmed the second-degree sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament June 21. Gagne, who had Tommy John surgery on the same elbow in 1997, will miss all of this season and likely most of next season. San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds (knee) is playing catch and may start traveling with the team soon, but he wouldn't guarantee he'll make it back this year.
AROUND THE DIAMOND
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST
Baltimore Orioles - RP Jason Grimsley (elbow) threw off a mound for the second straight day June 21 and will likely begin a rehab assignment within the week. He is just eight months removed from Tommy John surgery... SP Erik Bedard (knee) will being throwing on flat ground within a week... C Sal Fasano (thumb) injured his thumb in a collision at the plate June 20, as his thumb was bent back. He is day-to-day... OF Luis Matos (finger) was in the starting lineup for the team's game June 19 after being activated from the 15-day disabled list the previous day.
Boston Red Sox - OF Johnny Damon (shoulder) may get an occasional off night, as MAN Terry Francona wants Damon to rest a strained rotator cuff... OF Manny Ramirez (leg) left the game June 18 in the fifth inning, after getting hit by a pitch thrown by Pittsburgh Pirates P Dave Williams. He was back in the lineup by June 20.
New York Yankees - SP Kevin Brown (back) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to back problems... 1B Tino Martinez (foot) had plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of tissue on the underside of the foot.
Tampa Bay Devil Rays - SP Scott Kazmir (ankle) had to leave the game against the St. Louis Cardinals June 17 in the fourth inning, after suffering a mild ankle sprain. He was not expected to miss his next start... OF Rocco Baldelli (elbow) is out for the year with a torn ligament in his right elbow.
AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL
Chicago White Sox - SP Orlando Hernandez (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to continued discomfort in his right shoulder. He may need a rehab assignment before rejoining the team... SS Juan Uribe (back) was scratched from the starting lineup June 21 and is day-to-day with a stiff lower back.
Cleveland Indians - P Jason Stanford (elbow) suffered a setback from Tommy John surgery when he developed some forearm tightness in his left arm. The injury has pushed Stanford's timetable for returning to action back until around the All-Star break... 3B Aaron Boone (strep throat) was scratched from the starting lineup June 21 against the Boston Red Sox and is day-to-day... SP Kevin Millwood (groin) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Detroit Tigers - OF Magglio Ordonez (hernia) would need to spend 7-10 days on a rehab assignment when ready, accumulating 30 at-bats before the team will recall him... SS Carlos Guillen (knee) may return to the active lineup June 23. If he does, he is likely to serve as a designated hitter against the Minnesota Twins and then sit out for three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks, as the NL ballparks do not have a DH rule.
Kansas City Royals - 1B Ken Harvey (back) was shifted from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Harvey aggravated a back injury May 18 and went to the 15-day disabled list on May 22... RP Jeremy Affeldt (groin) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin... RP Ambiorix Burgos (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained rotator cuff... P Steve Stemle (rib) will miss four to six weeks with a strained oblique muscle of the rib cage... OF Matt Diaz (rib) will miss two to four weeks with a strained oblique muscle of the rib cage.
Minnesota Twins - SS Juan Castro (ankle) returned to the lineup June 21 after missing three games with a severely bruised left ankle... 2B Nick Punto (hamstring) took batting practice and ran before the June 21 game with the Detroit Tigers and claims his sore right hamstring is much better... SP Brad Radke (neck) has begun seeing a chiropractor in order to treat his neck. Radke does not expect to miss any time but plans to continue seeing the specialist... RP J.C. Romero (ankle) left the game June 17 against the San Diego Padres. Romero suffered a slightly sprained ankle but returned to active duty a few days later... IF Brent Abernathy (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list... 2B Luis Rivas (back) was activated from the 15-day disabled list instead of going on a rehab assignment due to the need of infielders with the team.
AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - SP Kelvim Escobar (elbow) threw a bullpen session at close to 100 percent and used all his pitches Tuesday, June 21. If everything went as planned, he'll play long toss later this week and throw a simulated game June 24... OF Garret Anderson (hamstring) returned to the outfield June 20 for the first time since June 11 after a hamstring injury kept him at DH... SS Orlando Cabrera (elbow) was scratched from the game June 20 with a tender right elbow and is day-to-day.
Oakland Athletics - SP Rich Harden (oblique) was activated from the 15-day disabled list June 21... CL Huston Street (hamstring) has a slightly strained left hamstring and will likely not be available for several days.
Seattle Mariners - P Rafael Soriano (elbow) could start a rehab assignment as early as June 24. He will be put on a three-week rehabilitation program, taking him to the All-Star break... 3B Adrian Beltre (hamstring) returned to action June 19 after sitting out the team's five previous games because of a strained left hamstring... P Felix Hernandez (shoulder), now pitching with Triple-A Tacoma, will miss his next start because of mild bursitis in his right shoulder.
Texas Rangers - P Erasmo Ramirez (finger) began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma June 18... OF Ruddy Yan (elbow), now playing for Double-A Frisco, will be out for a month, after having bone chips removed from the elbow of his right arm.
NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST
Atlanta Braves - 1B Julio Franco (virus) got a day off June 19 in order to continue to recover from an illness that he had throughout much of the previous week. He is still day-to-day.
Florida Marlins - SP Josh Beckett (blister) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. He threw a bullpen session June 18, throwing only fastballs to keep his arm strength up.
New York Mets - OF Mike Cameron (quadriceps) had fluid taken out from his left quadriceps June 20... RP Dae-Sung Koo (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day disabled list... 2B Kazuo Matsui (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a severely bruised left knee, retroactive to June 17. There is no timetable for Matsui's return, but general manager Omar Minaya did say the injury was serious.
Philadelphia Phillies - SP Randy Wolf (elbow) met with Dr. Michael Ciccotti June 22. A decision about Tommy John surgery could come soon... SP Vicente Padilla (neck) did not make his start June 22 due to an inflamed muscle in his neck... RP Tim Worrell (personal) was due to begin a rehab assignment June 21.
Washington Nationals - P Sun-Woo Kim (forearm) left his spot start because of a right forearm cramp... SP Esteban Loaiza (neck/back) was scratched from his start June 19 against the Texas Rangers because of a sore neck and back.
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
Chicago Cubs - RP Scott Williamson (elbow) will be ready to pitch for the team by the end of July, according to club officials.
Cincinnati Reds - SS Luis M. Lopez (hamstring) will have surgery to repair a torn right hamstring on July 5. He will miss the rest of the season... 2B Ray Olmedo (elbow) was activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Louisville... SP Paul Wilson (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Houston Astros - C Humberto Quintero (appendix), who underwent a laproscopic appendectomy June 18, was released from the hospital June 19 and was able to travel with the team back to Houston.
Milwaukee Brewers - 3B Russell Branyan (finger), recovering from a broken left middle finger, will begin taking batting practice in the next few days and could return at the end of June... C Damian Miller (back) left the game against the Toronto Blue Jays June 17 due to a lower back strain.
Pittsburgh Pirates - 1B Craig Wilson (finger), out after having finger surgery in early May, was examined again June 22 by a hand specialist... IF Freddy Sanchez (hamstring) was a game-time decision for the June 22 game against the Washington Nationals... RP Mike Gonzalez (knee) has a bad knee and will wear a brace on it the rest of the season.
St. Louis Cardinals - RP Ray King (back) appeared to hurt his back in the seventh inning June 22, but after speaking with the trainer he stayed in to finish the inning... OF Jim Edmonds (rib) returned to the starting lineup June 22... OF Larry Walker (neck) again was forced from the lineup by neck stiffness and might be further examined in St. Louis on June 23... 3B Scott Rolen (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.
NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST
Arizona Diamondbacks - RP Oscar Villarreal (kidney) was taken to the hospital after it was believed he passed a kidney stone June 18... 3B Troy Glaus (wrist) was back in the lineup June 20 after spraining his right wrist the previous day... SP Russ Ortiz (ribs) had an MRI reveal a stress fracture of a rib in his right ribcage. He'll be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Colorado Rockies - SP Aaron Cook (blood clots), who was out since August 2004 while recovering from blood clots in his lungs, worked an abbreviated simulated game on June 21. He was pronounced ready to begin a minor-league rehabilitation assignment... 2B Aaron Miles (rib cage) is likely to be activated from the 15-day disabled list either June 27 or June 28... C Todd Greene (hamstring) suffered hamstring cramps during a minor-league rehab game June 21 with Triple-A Colorado Springs. Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said Greene's return to the majors would likely be pushed back a few days... P Blaine Neal (elbow) went on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
Los Angeles Dodgers - SP Odalis Perez (shoulder) made his second rehab start June 20, giving up two hits, no runs and walked one while throwing 44 pitches against the Tacoma Rainiers... OF Milton Bradley (finger) had an MRI June 20, which showed his injured ligament in his finger is healing... SS Cesar Izturis (hamstring) returned to the lineup June 19 after missing four games due to a strained right hamstring... C Paul Bako (knee) had his left knee examined in Los Angeles June 21.