New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes will join Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson on the disabled list for the start of the season.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced the decision Wednesday after watching Hughes pitch in his second minor league exhibition game since returning from a bulging disk in his upper back.
Hughes is expected to miss his first turn through the rotation, which means that fifth starter candidates Ivan Nova and David Phelps are both likely to begin the season in the rotation.
CARDINALS: Adam Wainwright has agreed to a new contract that guarantees the ace an additional $97.5 million over five years through 2018.
Wainwright had been eligible to become a free agent after the World Series.
The new agreement, first reported by foxsports.com, was confirmed by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because it had not yet been announced. The Cardinals scheduled a news conference for today at their spring training camp in Jupiter, Fla.
Wainwright, 31, was 14-13 with a 3.94 ERA last year.
DIAMONDBACKS: Utility player Willie Bloomquist will start the season on the disabled list.
The team says an MRI on Wednesday showed a grade 2 right oblique strain. There is no timetable for his return.
BREWERS: Infielder Yuniesky Betancourt has signed a one-year deal, rejoining the team he helped win the 2011 NL Central title.
Betancourt, 31, was in spring training earlier this year with Philadelphia and batted .447 in 18 games while mostly playing shortstop.
• The team says former Braves shortstop Johnny Logan will be inducted into the Miller Park Walk of Fame June 6.
Logan received more than 72 percent of votes from Brewers executives and Wisconsin media to land a spot on the Walk of Fame. The last player to be inducted was Braves pitcher Lew Burdette in 2010.
PIRATES: Left-hander Jeff Locke has won the competition to be the Pittsburgh Pirates’ No. 5 starter.
Locke beat out Kyle McPherson, who was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday, and Jeanmar Gomez, who will begin the season in the bullpen.
CUBS: Claimed right-hander Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from Toronto.
Moscoso is 11-12 with a 4.16 ERA in 57 major league appearances, including 24 starts, with Texas, Oakland and Colorado.
METS: Are hoping ailing Shaun Marcum is feeling well enough to start the sixth game of the season.
Marcum has not pitched in a spring training game since March 16. He complained of neck discomfort during a bullpen session Monday and is taking anti-inflammatory medication.
ORIOLES: Former Brave starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens was hit by a line drive and left Wednesday night’s game against the Yankees because of a bruised right rib.
In the second inning, New York’s Thomas Neal lined a ball off Jurrjens and he fell to the mound. Jurrjens was one of the early contenders for the No. 5 starting spot, but had fallen behind Jake Arrieta and Brian Matusz.
BLUE JAYS: Pitcher J.A. Happ has agreed to a $9.1 million, two-year contract that adds an additional $5.4 million and one season to th deal he reached in January.