=== News Summaries from The Sports Network - Monday, May 25 ===
=== Orioles' Matusz gets 8-game ban for substance on arm ===
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz
was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for having a foreign
substance on his arm during Saturday's game against Miami.
Matusz, who was ejected in the 12th inning of a 1-0 loss, will appeal the
The left-hander became the second pitcher in a week to be ejected from a game
for using a foreign substance. Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith also
received an eight-game ban for having rosin and sunscreen on his right forearm
in Atlanta on Thursday night.
Matusz is 1-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 14 games this season.
=== Royals place Duffy on DL ===
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals placed pitcher Danny
Duffy on the 15-day disabled list Monday with left biceps tendinitis.
The move is retroactive to May 17.
Duffy has made eight starts for the Royals this season, going 2-3 with a 5.87
The team filled the roster spot by recalling lefty Brandon Finnegan from
Triple-A Omaha. Finnegan has made four relief appearances for the Royals thus
far in 2015.
=== Reds' Mesoraco finally goes on DL ===
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cincinnati Reds placed catcher Devin
Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip impingement after he had
not appeared behind the plate since April 12.
An April MRI showed no structural damage in his hip, and the Reds hoped that
time off from catching would help him avoid a stint on the DL. Instead, he
could require potential season-ending surgery.
Since his last appearance at catcher, the 2014 All-Star has served as
Cincinnati's designated hitter and made pinch-hitting appearances. Mesoraco is
batting just .178 with a .275 on-base percentage in 23 games this season.
To take Mesoraco's spot on the roster, the Reds activated left-handed pitcher
Manny Parra from the DL. Parra made seven appearances out of Cincinnati's
bullpen before missing a month with a neck injury.
=== A's activate Zobrist from DL ===
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics activated
infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist from the 15-day disabled list on Monday.
Zobrist missed a month with a left medial meniscus tear in his knee. He batted
.240 with a home run and eight RBI in 14 games prior to the DL stint.
The Athletics opened a roster spot by sending outfielder Craig Gentry down
to Triple-A Nashville. Gentry appeared in one game after being called up on
=== UCLA gets top seed for NCAA baseball tourney ===
Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - UCLA is the top national seed for the
2015 NCAA Division I baseball tournament.
The Pac-12 champs finished the regular season with a 42-14 record, the second-
highest win total in school history.
The other seven national seeds are LSU, Louisville, Florida, Miami-Florida,
Illinois, TCU and Missouri State. Miami extended its NCAA record with a 43rd
The tournament gets underway on Friday with 16 four-team, double-elimination
regionals. The regional champions will then be paired off in eight best-of-
three super regionals before the last eight teams earn trips to the College
World Series, which starts June 13 in Omaha, Nebraska.
=== Kirk moves to No. 17 in world rankings ===
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Kirk claimed his fourth PGA Tour
win on Sunday at Colonial and that helped him improve to No. 17 in this week's
Kirk improved six spots thanks to his come-from-behind victory.
Rory McIlroy missed the cut at Wentworth, but easily retained the No. 1 spot.
Jordan Spieth did narrow the gap thanks to a tie for second place behind Kirk.
Henrik Stenson was third again and followed by Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk and
Justin Rose. Sergio Garcia and Jason Day exchanged places for the second
straight week with Garcia up to seventh and Day down to eighth.
Rickie Fowler remained ninth and was again trailed by Dustin Johnson, Adam
Scott, Jimmy Walker, J.B. Holmes, Hideki Matsuyama and Patrick Reed.
U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer improved two spots to 16th after tying for
18th at Wentworth and was followed by Kirk.
Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson were both down two spots to 18th and 19th,
respectively. Billy Horschel dipped one to 20th.
Former U.S. Amateur winner Byeong Hun An claimed his first European Tour title
at the BMW PGA Championship. He soared 78 spots to No. 54 in the new rankings.
=== Reid soars in women's world rankings ===
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Melissa Reid claimed her fifth Ladies
European Tour win last week and soared in this week's world rankings.
Reid climbed 57 places to No. 107 after winning the Turkish Airlines Ladies
Open for a second time. The event was a rare Sunday-to-Wednesday tournament.
Lydia Ko remained the No. 1 player and was again followed by Inbee Park, Stacy
Lewis, Hyo Joo Kim, Shanshan Feng, So Yeon Ryu and Brittany Lincicome.
Cristie Kerr and Suzann Pettersen exchanged places again this week with Kerr
up to eighth. Lexi Thompson was 10th again and followed by Michelle Wie, Amy
Yang, Mirim Lee, Anna Nordqvist, Sei Young Kim, Karrie Webb, Azahara Munoz and
Na Yeon Choi.
In Gee Chun jumped three spots to 19th and Minjee Lee dipped one to 20th.
05/25 13:15:41 ET
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