The New York Mets put closer Francisco Rodriguez on the disqualified list and will convert his contract to a deal that is not guaranteed. The move came after Rodriguez had season-ending surgery on a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Rodriguez was hurt during an altercation with his girlfriend's father last week and has been charged with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. He was suspended by the Mets for two days.
The Philadelphia Phillies activated second baseman Chase Utley from the 15-day disabled list. Utley has been out with a torn ligament in his right thumb. … Alex Rodriguez was out of the New York Yankees' lineup because of tightness in his left calf. … Detroit Tigers second baseman Carlos Guillen, who suffered a knee injury when he collided with the Yankees' Brett Gardner while turning a game-ending double play Monday, was not in the lineup. … Washington Nationals outfielder Josh Willingham was scratched from the lineup against the Atlanta Braves because of a knee injury. … The Atlanta Braves activated All-Star infielder Martin Prado from the 15-day disabled list and moved him to third base to fill in for injured Chipper Jones. … The Boston Red Sox activated second baseman Dustin Pedroia from the 15-day disabled list. … Seattle Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley is expected to sit out four to six weeks after he had arthroscopic knee surgery.