April 7, 2013

Major League Notebook: Hamilton family needed security in return to Texas

From news service reports

ARLINGTON, Texas - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton said his wife had to call for security before his first game against the Texas Rangers because fans of his former team were shouting obscenities and personal insults at his family.

Hamilton said Saturday that security guards stayed near his wife, Katie, and their children, and that there weren't any major incidents during Friday's game. 

ORIOLES: With Brian Roberts sidelined for three to four weeks with the ruptured tendon in the back of his knee, Ryan Flaherty of Portland made his second straight start.

"Obviously, every time you get a chance to play, it's exciting, just to come out and help this team keep doing what it was doing the first three, four games of the season, help the team win," Flaherty said.

Alexi Casilla will start at second base Sunday.

"We all know that Casilla runs better than Ryan. Ryan's got a little more pop," Manager Bucky Showalter said.

Showalter will give both players an opportunity to seize the starting spot until Roberts returns.

Baltimore activated right-hander Chris Tillman from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Yamaico Navarro to Triple-A Norfolk.

Pitcher Daniel McCutchen was suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for Methenolone and a metabolite of Trenbolone. 

DODGERS-ROCKIES: Los Angeles traded pitcher Aaron Harang to Colorado for former All-Star catcher Ramon Hernandez and cash. 

BRAVES: Shortstop Andrelton Simmons was out of the lineup against the Chicago Cubs with a sprained left thumb. 

INDIANS: Cleveland placed left-hander Scott Kazmir on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right ribcage muscle.

Catcher Lou Marson has a cervical-neck strain, the result of a home-plate collision. 

YANKEES: Outfielder Curtis Granderson could resume throwing next week as part of his rehabilitation program for a broken right forearm.

New York activated pitcher Phil Hughes from the disabled list and sent right-handed reliever Cody Eppley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. 

ATHLETICS: Oakland reinstated pitcher Bartolo Colon from the suspended list to start against Houston. Colon finished serving a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test. 

ASTROS: Houston recalled left-hander Dallas Keuchel from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed left-hander Travis Blackley on the 15-day disabled list. 

BREWERS: Third baseman Aramis Ramirez was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

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