MLB notes

BRAVES: Peter Moylan won't be serving as Atlanta's closer while Rafael Soriano rests his ailing right elbow. Instead, Moylan also finds himself on the 15-day disabled list with his own arm problem -- a strained right elbow, according to the Atlanta Braves Web site on


Buddy Carlyle was recalled from Triple-A Richmond to take Moylan's spot on the 25-man roster. Carlyle will be available for long relief if necessary the next couple of days. It appears he might start Friday night's series opener against the Dodgers at Turner Field.

BREWERS: Looking to add an experienced insurance policy for their pitching staff, Milwaukee is closing in on a deal with right-hander Jeff Weaver .

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said the team has agreed to contract terms with Weaver

The 31-year-old Weaver couldn't find a job after struggling in Seattle last season, when he was 7-13 with a 6.20 ERA. The Brewers were looking for depth after losing left-hander Chris Capuano to an elbow injury in the spring.

- Right-hander Yovani Gallardo is ready to join the Brewers rotation after a third rehab outing. When he'll make his first start has yet to be determined.

- Slumping NL Rookie of the Year Ryan Braun was not in the lineup Tuesday for the first of a three-game set against the Cardinals. It's the first time he sat this season.

METS: Reliever Duaner Sanchez , who hasn't pitched in the majors since separating his shoulder in a July 2006 taxi accident, has been activated from the disabled list.

WHITE SOX: Jim Thome was suspended for one game Tuesday and fined an undisclosed sum by Major League Baseball for "inappropriate actions" during a game against Detroit last week. He was ejected for arguing a call after he struck out.

Thome said he would not appeal and would serve his suspension Tuesday, when the White Sox were home against Oakland. He said he was due for a day off anyway.

MARINERS: Ace Erik Bedard went on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left hip.

INDIANS: Closer Joe Borowski was placed on the 15-day disabled list, a day after blowing a save and giving up a two-run homer in the ninth inning to Boston's Manny Ramirez in a 6-4 loss to the Red Sox.

The club said Borowski, who led the AL with 45 saves last season, has a strained triceps. He had been puzzled and frustrated by a significant loss in his velocity.

TIGERS: Pitcher Dontrelle Willis has pleaded guilty to reckless driving in a South Florida case that was downgraded from drunken driving.

The former Marlins left-hander was arrested in December 2006 in Miami Beach.

Prosecutors said Willis accepted a plea to lesser charges. That means Willis can keep his driver's license, but he must pay $761 in fines and fees, do 50 hours of community service and be on probation for six months.



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