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CARDINALS: Placed relief pitcher Brian Fuentes on the restricted list after the left-hander told the team he needed time off because of personal reasons.

General manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday that the team did not expect Fuentes back this season, adding “I didn’t close the door on anything but I don’t anticipate it.”

DIAMONDBACKS: Placed right-handed reliever Takashi Saito on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

YANKEES: Andy Pettitte says recent X-rays on his broken lower left leg look better than they did in July but he’s still not sure when he might be cleared to throw off a mound.

ANGELS: Pitching coach Mike Butcher was suspended for one game after an argument over balls and strikes.

ORIOLES: Placed left-hander Troy Patton on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle.

ATHLETICS: Placed third baseman Brandon Inge on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right shoulder.

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