Mariners place James Paxton on the disabled list, recall Dominic Leone

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MLB.com’s Greg Johns reports that the Mariners have placed starter James Paxton on the 15-day disabled list and recalled Dominic Leone from Triple-A Tacoma. Paxton suffered a strained tendon in his left middle finger, forcing him out in the fifth inning of Thursday’s start against the Indians.

Paxton, 26, has pitched well across 10 starts, posting a 3.70 ERA with a 45/22 K/BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings.

Leone, on the other hand, has struggled in 8 1/3 major league innings (5.40 ERA) and 8 1/3 at Triple-A (8.64 ERA).

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.