The Dodgers announced on Wednesday that second baseman Logan Forsythe and utilityman Rob Segedin have been placed on the 10-day disabled list. The club recalled outfielder Brett Eibner and utilityman Chris Taylor from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Forsythe, 30, suffered a fractured right big toe when he was hit in the foot by a pitch on Tuesday. It’s a big loss for the Dodgers, as Forsythe was playing well, batting .295/.407/.341 in 54 plate appearances. Fortunately, the club has Chase Utley ready to step in and handle second base on a regular basis.
Segedin, 28, also has a toe injury, but just a strain of his right big toe. He took only four plate appearances prior to the injury, registering just a lone single.
Mets minor league outfielder and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow was recently promoted from Single-A Columbia to advanced Single-A St. Lucie. Critics suggested that, because Tebow wasn’t exactly lighting up competition with Columbia, the promotion was just about marketing.
Tebow, to his credit, has gotten off to a good start with St. Lucie. In his first at-bat with his new team, he hit a two-run home run, turning a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead. The home run came on a 3-1 count against starter Junior Fernandez of the Palm Beach Cardinals. Fernandez is the Cardinals’ No. 10 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.
With Columbia, Tebow was hitting a paltry .220/.311/.336 with three home runs and 23 RBI in 244 plate appearances.
The Cardinals announced on Wednesday that shortstop Aledmys Diaz has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis and infielder Alex Mejia’s contract has been purchased from Memphis.
Diaz, 26, impressed last season when he posted an .879 OPS and finished fifth in National League Rookie of the Year balloting. This year has been rough on Diaz, as he’s batting .260/.293/.396 with seven home runs and 20 RBI in 288 plate appearances. He’s the second major Cardinals player to get sent down to the minors along with Randal Grichuk.
Diaz was surprised by the demotion. Via MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch:
Mejia, 26, opened the season with Double-A Springfield but was promoted to Triple-A two weeks ago. With Springfield, he hit .251/.305/.366 in 251 PA. In 42 PA with Memphis, he hit .263/.333/.289.