Major League Baseball roundup

Sun Aug 3, 2014 9:44pm EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who is sidelined with a fractured left hand, is likely finished for the season, manager Kirk Gibson revealed Sunday.

The two-time All-Star was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday, a day after he was struck by a fastball from Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning of a 9-4 loss.

"Realistically, it's eight weeks," Gibson told reporters before Sunday's game. "So he's done."

Goldschmidt, 26, was having a solid follow-up season after finishing second in voting for the 2013 National League Most Valuable Player Award. He is hitting .300 with 19 homers and 69 RBIs, and he leads the majors with 39 doubles and 75 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks also acquired outfielder Blake Tekotte from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash considerations. Tekotte will report to Triple-A Reno.

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The Minnesota Twins claimed outfielder Jordan Schafer off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

In 63 games with the Braves this season, Schafer hit .163 (13-for-80) with four doubles, two RBIs, 10 walks and nine runs scored.

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Feb 19, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports