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Rangers place Sam Dyson on DL, call up Keone Kela

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The Rangers have placed struggling closer Sam Dyson on the 10-day disabled list with a hand contusion and recalled reliever Keone Kela from Triple-A Round Rock, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports.

Dyson, 28, has had an awful start to the 2017 season, blowing three saves with an 0-3 record and a 27.00 ERA in 4 1/3 innings. It’s not clear when Dyson suffered his hand injury. It could just be a cover for the Rangers to give Dyson a mental and physical break without having him take up a valuable roster spot.

Kela, 24, did not make the Rangers’ Opening Day roster primarily due to a clubhouse incident. The right-hander underwent surgery last April to remove a bone spur in his right elbow. He finished the year with an ugly 6.09 ERA but did put up a 45/17 K/BB ratio in 34 innings.

Matt Bush will close games for now, Sullivan adds.

Rockies acquire Zac Rosscup from Cubs

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The Rockies announced a minor swap of relief pitchers on Monday evening. The Cubs sent lefty Zac Rosscup to the Rockies in exchange for right-hander Matt Carasiti.

Rosscup, 29, was designated for assignment by the Cubs last Thursday. He spent only two-thirds of an inning in the majors this year and has a 5.32 career ERA across 47 1/3 innings. Rosscup has spent most of the season with Triple-A Iowa, posting a 2.60 ERA in 27 2/3 innings.

Carasiti, 25, spent 15 2/3 innings in the majors last year, putting up an ugly 9.19 ERA. With Triple-A Albuquerque this season, he compiled a 2.37 ERA and a 43/13 K/BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings.

U.S. Court of Appeals affirms ruling that the minor leagues are exempt from federal antitrust law

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The Associated Press reported that on Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed a district court ruling which holds that the minor leagues are exempt from federal antitrust law, just like the major leagues.

In 2015, four minor leaguers sued Major League Baseball, alleging that MLB violated antitrust laws with its hiring and employment policies. They accused MLB of “restrain[ing] horizontal competition between and among” franchises and “artificially and illegally depressing” the salaries of minor league players.

The U.S. Court of Appeals said the players failed to state an antitrust claim, as the Curt Flood Act of 1998 exempted Minor League Baseball explicitly from antitrust laws.

This case is separate from the Aaron Senne case in which Major League Baseball is accused of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. That case was recertified as a class action lawsuit in March. In December, Major League Baseball established a political action committee (PAC), which came months after two members of Congress sought to change language in the FLSA so that minor league players could continue to be paid substandard wages.