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YANKEES : Pitcher Chien-Ming Wang threw 70 of 91 pitches for strikes over seven innings in an extended spring training game on Thursday. Wang, who is 0-3 with a 34.50 ERA, was sent to the Yankees' minor league complex to work on pitching consistency.

BLUE JAYS: Toronto put closer B.J. Ryan and starter Ricky Romero on the 15-day disabled list, the latest setbacks for a team with an already thin pitching staff. The two left-handers joined four Toronto righties on the DL.

Ryan was put on the DL with soreness between his shoulder and back. Romero was put on the DL with a strained muscle in his right side, retroactive to April 20.

RANGERS: Made a series of pitching moves, trading Kason Gabbard to Boston, putting reliever Willie Eyre on the 15-day disabled list and recalling Luis Mendoza from the minors.

Eyre left Wednesday night's game at Toronto in the 10th inning with a strained right groin.

The right-handed Mendoza was 2-0 in two starts for Triple-A Oklahoma.

Gabbard was sent to Boston for cash. The left-hander was 4-0 for the Red Sox when they traded him on July 31, 2007, to Texas as part of a deal for closer Eric Gagne .


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