MLB Notes: Dodgers designate OF Carl Crawford for assignment


LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have cut ties with underperforming and oft-injured outfielder Carl Crawford, designating him for assignment.

The move was announced before Sunday's game against Atlanta.

Crawford was hitting .185 with two doubles, a triple and six RBI in 30 games.

Since being acquired in a nine-player trade with Boston in August 2012, the 34-year-old left fielder batted .278 with 18 home runs and 99 RBI in 320 games.

Crawford hadn't done much since helping the Dodgers in their run to the 2013 NL Championship Series, hitting .320 with four homers and six RBI in 10 postseason games.

The team recalled catcher-infielder Austin Barnes from Triple-A Oklahoma City. He was hitting .306 with eight doubles, a triple and 11 RBI in 37 games playing catcher, second base, center field and third base in the minors.

Rays: OF Brandon Guyer placed on 15-day disabled list
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Brandon Guyer on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a left hamstring strain, and recalled infielder Nick Franklin from Triple-A Durham.

Guyer started 29 of the past 33 games for Tampa Bay, and was hitting .271 with six home runs and 14 RBIs. Guyer said he felt the injury in the previous series against Kansas City and felt it again on Friday night when he grounded out in his final at-bat.

Franklin hit .258 with five home runs and 23 RBIs in 51 games for Durham this season. He's hit .203 with 16 home runs, 58 RBIs and nine stolen bases in 174 major league games.

Astros: Teammates place rookie White's car in CF in hazing incident
HOUSTON -- Houston rookie Tyler White was the victim of a prank on Saturday that left his Range Rover Evoque on the warning track in center field before the game.

Some of Houston's veterans, led by ace Dallas Keuchel, orchestrated the prank.

Keuchel says: "As long as you don't take it out of context it's all fun and games and it makes you a little bit stronger. So (White) is one of the guys we like and we'll continue to get on him a little bit and it will make him tougher."

White wasn't amused by the incident and fumed as he made the long walk from home plate to the outfield to try and move the car. But he couldn't find the keys and he soon retreated back to the clubhouse. A clubhouse employee finally moved the SUV, but not before Carlos Gomez hit a ball that crashed onto the top of it. Keuchel said they'd pay for any damages the stunt caused.

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