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BRAVES: Outfielder Justin Upton left Sunday’s game because of cramping in his left hamstring.

Upton flexed his left leg after running to first base Sunday on an unsuccessful sacrifice bunt attempt in the fifth inning. Upton was removed from the game. His older brother, B.J. Upton, entered the game as a pinch-runner. There were no immediate details provided on the severity of the injury.

ROYALS: Added infield depth by making a trade with the Minnesota Twins for Jamey Carroll.

The Twins will get either a player to be named or cash. The Royals beat Boston and are in playoff contention.

The 39-year-old Carroll singled and scored for the Twins Sunday in their win over the White Sox. He is hitting .230 with nine RBIs.

DIAMONDBACKS: Outfielder Cody Ross was carted off the field in the first inning Sunday with an injury to his right leg.

Ross stumbled as he approached first base on a groundout, then fell and grabbed his right hamstring. The team moved Martin Prado from third base to Ross’ spot in left field. They placed third baseman Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee strain. The move Sunday was retroactive to Saturday.

Following Saturday’s loss, the Diamondbacks optioned struggling right-handed reliever David Hernandez to Triple-A Reno. They called up third baseman Matt Davidson and left-handed reliever Eury De la Rosa from Reno.

METS: Optioned Jeremy Hefner to Triple-A Las Vegas, but the right-hander could be headed to the 15-day disabled list instead.

Hefner says he has been dealing with a sore elbow all season but it had worsened recently. Hefner is 0-2 with a 9.13 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break. The team activated Jon Niese to start against Arizona.


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