The Boca Raton (Fla.) Police Department reportedly completed its investigation into the theft of documents related to baseball's inquiry into whether star Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs.
Newsday reported Sunday that the investigation ended April 11 with no criminal charges against anyone except a tanning salon employee arrested months earlier after police said his DNA was found on the burglarized vehicle.
However, the newspaper reported that Major League Baseball ignored repeated warnings that the records it sought had been stolen and that it was not to purchase them.
The documents were stolen from the car of Porter Fischer, who took them from Biogenesis, the Miami clinic where he worked. The clinic was accused of dispensing banned drugs to players, including Alex Rodriguez.
Sabathia on the DL
The Yankees' injury-plagued rotation took another big hit when struggling lefthander CC Sabathia was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers with inflammation in his right knee. Manager Joe Girardi said he hoped Sabathia would just need two weeks.
"See the doctor tomorrow and go from there," Sabathia said after Sunday's game. "There's no tear, so hopefully everything will be all right."
Darvish's start pushed back
Yu Darvish will get some extra rest before his next start after throwing 126 pitches in another near no-hitter.
The Rangers announced that Darvish will not start as scheduled Wednesday at Houston. The righthander from Japan will instead pitch the series opener at home Friday against Toronto in place of lefty Martin Perez, who reported discomfort in his left elbow after not making it out of the fourth inning Saturday night in his third consecutive bad start.
"I don't know because I don't know the particulars," manager Ron Washington responded when about his level of concern on Perez. "We've just got to wait and see what the evaluation proves out."
Another ailing National
The Nationals placed first baseman Adam LaRoche on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right quadriceps.
The team announced the move late Saturday, but it wasn't made official until Sunday.
LaRoche aggravated the injury during Friday's 8-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics and was held out of the final two games of the series. He was the Nationals' leading hitter and had five home runs and 21 RBIs.
LaRoche joins third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and outfielder Bryce Harper on the DL.
- Associated Press