Picture of the Day: Manny en route to Taiwan

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Via the Dodgers’ official Twitter feed, here’s a picture of Manny Ramirez (plus Angel Berroa and Ronnie Belliard) on the 15-hour trip to Taiwan:
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Once there Manny went 0-for-3 as the Dodgers lost the first of three games against a Taiwanese All-Star team, but it looks like he made a few new friends on the flight over.

Cubs place Brandon Morrow on disabled list with biceps inflammation

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ESPN’s Jesse Rogers reports that the Cubs have placed closer Brandon Morrow on the 10-day disabled with inflammation in his right biceps. Manager Joe Maddon said he doesn’t anticipate Morrow being on the DL for much more than the minimum 10 days. He said, “Velocity was down last outing. I asked him about it after the game and could tell he was holding something back. Said it was just that time of year.”

Morrow, 33, has had an excellent season for the Cubs, saving 22 games with a 1.47 ERA and a 31/9 K/BB ratio in 30 2/3 innings. The right-hander is under contract next year at $9 million and has a 2020 vesting option worth $12 million with a $3 million buyout.

Steve Cishek and Pedro Strop will likely handle save situations while Morrow is out.