Major League Baseball roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - Three players from each of the American and National leagues were named Tuesday to participate in the Home Run Derby.
American League captain Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays added Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics, Brian Dozier of the Minnesota Twins and Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles. Joining National League captain Troy Tulowitzki in the National league lineup will be Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins and Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds.
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was placed back on the disabled list less than 30 days after he returned to the team recovered from the same quadriceps injury.
Votto, 30, was replaced on the active roster by catcher Brayan Pena, who was reinstated from the paternity list.
Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole landed on the disabled list again Tuesday because of a sore back.
Cole departed after five shutout innings in his last outing against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday because of soreness in his right lat. He was sore again Monday after throwing in the bullpen and the Pirates decided to shut him down. Continued...