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Dodgers place Sergio Romo on 10-day disabled list with sprained ankle

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Dodgers’ right-hander Sergio Romo was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle, the team announced Friday. The move is retroactive to June 8. The club has yet to divulge the cause of Romo’s injury or give a concrete timeline for his return.

Romo, 34, is having a little difficulty finding his groove in Los Angeles. He’s dragging a 6.41 ERA, 4.1 BB/9 and 10.5 SO/9 through 19 2/3 innings this season, a far cry from the sub-3.00 ERAs he put up with San Francisco in 2015 and 2016. This is his first disabled list stint since last July, when he missed several months with a flexor strain near his right elbow. He also dealt with a bout of back stiffness after the World Baseball Classic this March, though it wasn’t severe enough to send him to the disabled list.

Lefty reliever Luis Avilan was activated from the 10-day disabled list on Friday and will assume Romo’s spot on the roster. Prior to hitting the DL with left triceps soreness, Avilan posted solid numbers in his last run with the club, maintaining a 3.00 ERA, 4.8 BB/9 and 12.0 SO/9 over 15 innings in 2017.

Mets sign Matt Kemp to minor league deal

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The Mets have had a lot of injuries in their outfield. How many? So many that they’re bringing in Matt Kemp, who they just signed on a minor league deal. Hey, why not? He’s functionally free.

Kemp was released by the Reds earlier this month after batting just .200/.210/.283 over 62 plate appearances. While he was a pretty useful player for the first half of the 2018 season for the Dodgers, the odds of him making major contributions to the Mets this year are probably about the same odds there were on Adrián González making an impact when the Mets signed him last year. But again: what’s the harm?