Marlins Place All-Star on DL
Miami — Miami Marlins All-Star pitcher Henderson Alvarez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of inflammation in his right shoulder.
The move was retroactive to Wednesday.
The Marlins also recalled left-hander Dan Jennings from Triple-A New Orleans.
Alvarez, who was scheduled to start Sunday against Cincinnati, was named to the All-Star team this season for the first time in his career. He’s 8-5 with three shutouts and a 2.48 ERA.
Giants Pitcher Out
New York — San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain said he needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow.
Cain said Friday before the Giants played the New York Mets that he’s still assessing whether he will be able to pitch this season. But manager Bruce Bochy said odds are Cain will not pitch again in 2014.
Giants Cut Two
New York — The San Francisco Giants designated second baseman Dan Uggla and outfielder Tyler Colvin for assignment after losing five of six on a horrid homestand.
The Giants filled the two spots by calling up Double-A infielder Matt Duffy and outfielder Jarrett Parker.
Duffy was set to start at second base Friday.
Uggla was signed by San Francisco on July 21 after being cut by Atlanta. The three-time All-Star was called up from Triple-A Fresno when Marco Scutaro went on the disabled list July 25 with a lower back strain. In four games, Uggla was 0 for 11 with six strikeouts, and he made three errors.
Colvin batted .223 in 57 games for the Giants this year.