MLB notes

PIRATES: Placed National League saves leader Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm.


Grilli, who left Monday night’s game at Washington in the ninth inning with discomfort in his forearm, traveled to Pittsburgh Tuesday and will be examined by team doctors.

The All-Star right hander has 30 saves.

TIGERS: American League MVP and Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was unavailable for Tuesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox because of an injured left hip.

Manager Jim Leyland confirmed his star would not play but revealed little else.

RED SOX: All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia reached an agreement on a seven-year contract worth around $100 million, according to

The contract, according to the source, begins in 2015 and runs through 2021. It will pay Pedroia an average of around $14 million per season. Pedroia is currently playing on a six-year, $40.5 million contract that runs through 2014.

Clay Buchholz told reporters that he was guilty of pushing too hard to return, which only served to aggravate his shoulder discomfort, and that Dr. James Andrews told him that if he doesn’t proceed more cautiously now, he could wind up not pitching at all this season.

RANGERS: Matt Garza will make his team debut tonight against the New York Yankees.

Garza, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in a trade Monday, didn’t talk to reporters at Rangers Ballpark on Tuesday. The Rangers said Garza was sticking to his own policy of not doing interviews the day before pitching.

DODGERS: Selected the contract of former Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol from Double-A Chattanooga.