New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez grounded out twice and turned a double play on his only chance at third in the second game of his minor league rehab stint with Single-A Charleston (S.C.) on Wednesday night.
Rodriguez is recovering from left hip surgery in January. He played his first game since October on Tuesday night, hitting into a double play and striking out in two at-bats.
The three-time AL MVP played three innings on Wednesday. Rodriguez did snag the only ball he got at third and started a double play in the third inning.
\u25A0 The Yankees placed infielder Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, and free agent infielder Luis Cruz was signed to fill in. Cruz, 29, was released by the Dodgers last week after hitting just .127 in 118 at-bats.
Rockies: Michael Cuddyer went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, ending his franchise-record 27-game hitting streak. Cuddyer flied out to right to end the game. Cuddyer didn't reach base, either, bringing his club record of 46 straight games with a hit, walk or being hit by a pitch to an end.
White Sox: First baseman Paul Konerko (strained lower back) and reliever Jesse Crain (strained right shoulder) were placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Diamondbacks: Backup infielder Willie Bloomquist was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left hand and outfielder Tony Campana was recalled from Triple-A Reno.
Indians: Outfielder Michael Bourn was activated from the paternity list and left-hander Nick Hagadone was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.
Twins: Outfielder Josh Willingham had surgery on his torn meniscus in his left knee and said he will miss the next four to six weeks while recovering.
Brewers: Ryan Braun, the 2011 NL MVP who has been out with a bruised right thumb, took a batting cage session Tuesday. Manager Ron Roenicke said Braun might be able to return before the All-Star break, which would be earlier than previously expected.