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Braves’ Anibal Sanchez suffers hamstring injury during warmups


The Braves announced on Wednesday that pitcher Anibal Sanchez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The club activated infielder Johan Camargo from the DL ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Phillies.

Earlier,’s Mark Bowman reported that Sanchez suffered the injury running in the outfield. Trainers had to place an air cast on his left leg and he had to be carted off the field.

Sanchez, 34, was off to a good start for the Braves. In two starts and one relief appearance, he yielded just two runs on 11 hits and six walks with 14 strikeouts across 14 innings.

Lucas Sims is a candidate to take Sanchez’s spot in the rotation. Luiz Gohara is also on his way back from an ankle injury and is expected to make another rehab start or two in the minors.

Report: Welington Castillo to be suspended 80 games for violating Joint Drug Agreement

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic confirms a report from journalist Américo Celado that White Sox catcher Welington Castillo will be suspended 80 games for violating baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement. Castillo was believed to have used a steroid, but according to Rosenthal, the substance was not a steroid. More details should come on Thursday.

Castillo, 31, entered Wednesday’s action batting .270/.314/.477 with six home runs and 15 RBI in 118 plate appearances. He has gotten the bulk of the work behind the plate, backed up by Omar Narváez.

Castillo’s absence will likely prompt the White Sox to call up Kevan Smith from Triple-A Charlotte. Smith battled an ankle injury in March and April, so he got a late start to the season. In 102 PA at Triple-A, he has hit .283/.343/.457.