- - Sunday, June 17, 2012

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves placed Brandon Beachy on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a sore right elbow, creating an opening in the rotation that will be filled by Jair Jurrjens.

The team recalled Todd Redmond from Triple-A Gwinnett to pitch out of the bullpen. Beachy, who leads the major leagues with his 2.00 ERA, will have a MRI on Monday. Beachy left Saturday night’s game against Baltimore in the fourth inning. He had seven days’ rest before making the start.

Beachy said Sunday he has had bone spurs in the elbow. He said he didn’t feel a pop in the elbow, so he hopes the soreness was caused by the spurs instead of a ligament issue which could lead to season-ending surgery.

Hamilton returns after bout with virus

ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Hamilton is back with the Rangers after an intestinal virus sent him to the hospital. The outfielder was admitted to the hospital Friday because of dehydration.

He was released Saturday morning but was not with Texas during its victory over Houston that night. Hamilton wasn’t in the lineup Sunday and didn’t participate in any baseball activities.

• Carlos Gonzalez was a late scratch from the Colorado Rockies lineup in Detroit. With Tigers starter Max Scherzer already warming up for the first inning, the Rockies announced that Gonzalez (.335, 17 HR, 51 RBI) had been taken out of the lineup with right hamstring soreness and that Dexter Fowler would take his spot in the lineup.

• New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher was held out of the lineup at Washington a day after leaving the game with a bruised quad. He is listed as day to day. Swisher is hitting .262 with 10 homers and a team-leading 40 RBI.


Haas sweeps Federer to capture Weber Open

HALLE, Germany — Wild card Tommy Haas defeated five-time champion Roger Federer 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 to win the Gerry Weber Open for the second time.

The 87th-ranked Haas, the oldest player in the singles draw at 34, recovered from losing his serve in the first game by winning the opening set in a tiebreaker and then getting the decisive break in the ninth game of the second set.

Haas beat Federer in two of their first three meetings early in their careers but hadn’t defeated him in more than a decade, losing their last nine matchups.

Haas first won this grass-court tournament in 2008, when he beat Novak Djokovic in the final.

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