MLB Notes: Nationals recall second-ranked prospect Trea Turner


CINCINNATI -- The Washington Nationals have recalled infielder Trea Turner from Triple-A Syracuse and placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the paternity list.

Turner is the organization's second-ranked prospect. The 22-year-old Turner is hitting .310 with 13 doubles, five triples and three home runs in 50 games for Syracuse.

One of the top prospects in baseball, Tuner leads the International League with 38 runs scored and 17 stolen bases and ranks second with 61 hits.

Zimmerman can be on the paternity list for up to three days. His wife, Heather, gave birth to their second child on Thursday.

The Nationals are off Monday, so Zimmerman could return Tuesday when they visit the Chicago White Sox. The 31-year-old player is hitting .250 this season with eight home runs and 26 RBIs.

Mets: David Wright to disabled list with herniated disk in neck
NEW YORK -- New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been placed on the disabled list because of a herniated disk in his neck.

The Mets announced the decision on Friday, retroactive to May 30. Wright has missed five straight games with the injury.

He's expected to need six-to-eight weeks of rest and rehabilitation.

The Mets recalled infielder Matt Reynolds, who will be at Friday night's game in Miami.

Angels: Lincecum allow three runs over five innings in Triple A debut
TACOMA, Wash. -- Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum allowed three runs and three hits over five innings in his first comeback start with Triple-A Salt Lake Bees against the Tacoma Rainiers on Thursday night.

The 31-year-old right-hander, signed by the Los Angeles Angels two weeks ago, retired nine straight during one stretch after allowing two runs in the first inning and another in the second. He left with Salt Lake trailing 3-1 against a Tacoma lineup that included Seattle Mariners starting shortstop Ketel Marte, who is on a rehab assignment.

Lincecum struck out five and walked three with one hit batter. He also balked in a run with the bases loaded in the first. He threw 88 pitches, including 48 strikes.

Lincecum, 7-4 last season with San Francisco, underwent season-ending hip surgery last September and was released by the Giants. He pitched in two extended spring training games after signing with the Angels and is scheduled to make one more start for the Bees on June 7 and then join the Angels on June 12 to face the Cleveland Indians in Anaheim.

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