Major League Baseball roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will miss eight to 12 weeks after surgery for a torn thumb ligament, the team announced Thursday.
Phillips suffered his injury while making a sliding catch in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs. He wore a splint as he left the clubhouse.
Two players from Chicago won the fan vote Thursday for the final roster spots in the All-Star Game on Tuesday at Target Field in Minneapolis.
White Sox pitcher Chris Sale and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo were elected as the 34th player on each the American and National league teams in the balloting sponsored by MLB.com during the past 92 hours.
The New York Yankees placed outfielder Carlos Beltran on the seven-day concussion disabled list Thursday after a batting practice mishap.
Beltran has two fractured bones in his face after being struck by a batted ball during batting practice Wednesday.