The A's placed lefthander Brett Anderson on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left elbow and a forearm strain retroactive to April 25. Anderson, 22, is 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA on four starts and is one of the best young pitchers in baseball. The injury isn't believed to be serious and the A's are likely being cautious, which is the right move. He is scheduled for an MRI. The A's didn't recall a pitcher, so it still isn't certain who will replace Anderson in the rotation.
Nelson Cruz has been plagued by a hamstring injury the past week and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Rangers outfielder was off to a terrific start hitting .323 with seven home runs and 14 RBIs. The Rangers called up outfielder Craig Gentry, who is in the starting lineup tonight against lefthander Mark Buehrle. Gentry batted.293 with two home runs, 12 RBIs and five stolen bases in 17 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Expect David Murphy to get most of the playing time in place of Cruz.