Hanley Ramirez scratched Tuesday with elbow strain


Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA had the news first …

Elbow strains can range from minor to really serious, but the Dodgers aren’t offering any more information at this time. Justin Turner will start at shortstop in Hanley’s place on Tuesday night against the Rockies.

Ramirez, an impending free agent, has battled thumb, shoulder, calf, lower back, hamstring, oblique, hand, and rib injuries all in the last two seasons. And now we can add a right elbow issue to the list.

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Mets claim Sam Coonrod off waivers from Phillies

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK — The active New York Mets added another newcomer to their bullpen mix when they claimed reliever Sam Coonrod off waivers from the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies.

Coonrod had a 7.82 ERA in 12 appearances covering 12 2/3 innings last year for the National League champions. The right-hander is 7-5 with a 5.27 ERA and five saves in 105 games over four major league seasons with San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has struck out 95 and walked 44 in 97 1/3 innings.

The 30-year-old Coonrod was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week when they signed free agent infielder Josh Harrison.

To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Khalil Lee was designated for assignment by the Mets.