Major League Baseball roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games without pay after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's joint drug prevention and treatment program.
The suspension was effective immediately and the Padres purchased the contract of outfielder Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso.
Maybin is hitting just .247 in 174 at-bats this season, appearing in 62 games. He has one home run and nine RBIs to go with three stolen bases.
The Washington Nationals placed infielder/outfielder Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Wednesday.
Zimmerman, 29, goes on the DL for the second time this season after missing 44 games with a thumb fracture earlier in the year. He is hitting .282 with five homers, 19 doubles and 36 RBIs.
The Nationals also recalled infielder Zach Walters from Triple-A Syracuse.
The New York Yankees placed infielder Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin, the team announced. Continued...