MLB notes

BRAVES: Center fielder B.J. Upton, sidelined by a right hip strain, is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett today. Reserve outfielder Jordan Schafer, out with a bruised right ankle, could begin with Gwinnett as early as Saturday.


DODGERS: Signed free-agent reliever Brian Wilson to a one-year contract. He will join the team after pitching in the minors on a rehab assignment.

Wilson hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 12, 2012, the same month he underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

Wilson was one of the majors’ top relievers from 2008-11 with the San Francisco Giants. He was a three-time All-Star and led the big leagues with 163 saves in 186 chances.

BREWERS: Starter Yovani Gallardo left Tuesday’s 6-5 win against the Chicago Cubs because of tightness in his left hamstring.

It’s not clear how much time Gallardo will miss. Manager Ron Roenicke said the team will know more after he’s examined by team physician Dr. William Raasch today.

Gallardo first felt pain in the hamstring when he made a diving catch on Carlos Villanueva’s bunt in the fourth.

ANGELS: Manager Mike Scioscia was ejected from the Angels’ game at Texas.

Scioscia went out to argue a play at first base when slow-footed Geovany Soto was called safe on a close play in the second inning Tuesday night. Crew chief Jerry Layne, who was at first base, heard only a few words from an irate Scioscia before tossing him from the game.

TWINS: Joe Mauer was back in the lineup after missing six games for the birth of his twin girls.

Mauer was hitting third and playing catcher in the series opener against Kansas City on Tuesday.