DENVER -- The Cincinnati Reds say pitcher Homer Bailey is headed to the disabled list with a strained right elbow.
Manager Bryan Price said he will announce a starter to take Bailey's spot in the rotation as soon as Friday. Bailey was scheduled to pitch Saturday at Colorado.
Price said Bailey thought he hurt his elbow while batting in his last start on Aug. 7. The veteran pitcher recently threw a light bullpen session, but it didn't feel any better.
Bailey underwent an MRI, which detected a flexor mass strain in his elbow.
There's no timetable for Bailey's return. Price said Thursday before the start of a series with Colorado that "the injury shouldn't be something that deprives him from pitching for us this year" (see full story).
Athletics: Lowrie to DL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Oakland Athletics placed shortstop Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list after a 7-3 loss Thursday to the Kansas City Royals with a hairline fracture of his right index finger.
Lowrie suffered the injury on Aug. 4 and attempted to play through the pain. He is hitting .238 with five home runs and 42 RBIs in 110 games, including starting 103 at shortstop. He hit .308 with 10 multi-hit games in his past 29 games.
The A's recalled infielder Andy Parrino from Triple-A Sacramento, where he was hitting .286 with seven home runs and 52 RBIs. He has a .152 average in 19 games with the A's, including five this season (see full story).
Padres: Alonso placed on DL
ST. LOUIS -- The San Diego Padres have placed first baseman Yonder Alonso on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained forearm. They recalled infielder Jace Peterson from Triple-A El Paso.
The move is retroactive to Wednesday.
Peterson is making his fourth stint with the Padres this season.
Alonso is batting .240 with seven homers and 27 RBIs in 84 games (see full story).
Rangers: Ross expected back
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers have optioned right-hander Nate Adcock to Triple-A Round Rock, making room on the roster for the expected return of Robbie Ross.
Texas made the moves Thursday, when it recalled left-hander Ross from Round Rock to start that night in place of ailing Yu Darvish.
Darvish was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with right elbow inflammation. The Rangers had said then that Ross would start the series finale against Tampa Bay.
Adcock had a 4.50 ERA in seven relief appearances for the Rangers since getting called up July 24.
Converted reliever Ross began the season in the Texas rotation, and went 1-4 with a 4.78 ERA in nine starts before going back to the bullpen. He was optioned June 17 to Round Rock, where he started (see full story).