Locos announce postponement dates

By Tom Usher

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LIMA — The Locos had eight games postponed in the month of June.

Here’s a list of the rescheduled games for July:

Tonight, 7 p.m., against Grand Lake at Simmons Field; Monday, July 13, 4:45 p.m. doubleheader against Licking County at Simmons Field; Monday, July 20, 7 p.m. against Southern Ohio at Simmons Field; Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m. against Galion at Simmons Field; Friday, July 24, 4:45 p.m. doubleheader against Lorain County at Simmons Field; Monday, July 27, 7 p.m. against Lake Erie.

At the this point, the Locos are aiming to complete the 40-game schedule.

The playoffs are scheduled to start Wednesday, July 29, and will run through the first week of August.

Lima News looking for fans headed to MLB All-Star Game

The Lima News is looking for any fans from the area who will be headed to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 14.

Please email Tom Usher at [email protected]

Please leave your name and phone number where you can be reached.

He would like to discuss your All-Star experience around the Great American Ball Park a few hours before the game.

Tigers’ Cabrera out 6 weeks with calf injury

DETROIT — Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera will be sidelined with a left calf injury for at least six weeks after the Tigers placed the AL batting leader on the disabled list for the first time in his career.

The two-time AL MVP pulled up while breaking for second on an attempted hit-and-run in the fourth inning of Friday’s 8-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. An MRI showed a strain of his calf muscle but no injury to his Achilles tendon.

Cabrera is hitting .350 with 15 homers and 54 RBIs.

“It is a grade-3 calf strain, and it’s probably going to be six weeks,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said before Saturday’s game against Toronto. “When you lose the best hitter on the planet, it’s a huge blow.”

Grade 3 is the most severe of the strains.

In the last two seasons, Cabrera played through a sports hernia, a broken bone in his foot and bone spurs in his ankles.

Detroit selected the contract of third baseman Jofry Marte from Triple-A Toledo. Marte, who has played 10 minor league games at first, was hitting .271 for the Mud Hens and has not played in the major leagues,.

With Victor Martinez unable to play the field because of knee problems, the Tigers don’t have an obvious replacement for Cabrera. Ausmus plans to rotate the spot while team president Dave Dombrowski seeks a longer-term solution.

A nine-time All-Star, Cabrera will miss this year’s game at Cincinnati on July 14. He led AL first baseman in the latest fan balloting update with nearly 11.6 million votes. Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer was second at 9.15 million.

Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who leads the major leagues with 27 homers, also will miss the game after breaking his left hand on June 26. Stanton is second to Bryce Harper in NL outfielder voting.

Nationals place Strasburg on DL

The Washington Nationals placed starter Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a left oblique strain.

Stephen Strasburg is headed to the disabled list for the fifth time in his career and for the second time this season.

The 26-year-old right-hander left Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning after experiencing tightness in his left side.

On the year, Strasburg is 5-5 with a 5.16 ERA in 2015.

The Nats called up right-hander Taylor Jordan from Triple-A Syracuse to replace Strasburg on the roster.