Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was diagnosed with a sprained ligament in his right knee after hitting a broken-bat grounder in the third inning against the New York Yankees on Monday.

The Orioles will update Machado's condition on Wednesday.

Before the MRI results were known, manager Buck Sholwater expressed some optimism the knee was not as badly injured as previously thought. Machado already missed the first month of the season while recovering from surgery on his left knee.

---Cleveland Indians outfielder David Murphy is headed to the disabled list with a strained oblique.

He is expected to miss four to six weeks with the injury. Murphy was placed on the disabled list Sunday after experiencing soreness in his side.

In 109 games this season, Murphy is batting .262 with seven home runs and 55 RBIs. The 32-year-old veteran signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Indians during the offseason after seven years with the Texas Rangers.

---Cincinnati Reds right-hander Homer Bailey, who has been dealing with elbow soreness, will skip Wednesday's start against the Boston Red Sox.

"We're optimistic that by Saturday (at Colorado) he'll be good to go," Reds manager Bryan Price said.

Right-hander Mike Leake will start Wednesday in Bailey's place.

---Veteran right-hander Josh Roenicke signed a minor-league deal with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, according to

The former major leaguer spent most of this season with the Washington Nationals' Triple-A team, posting a 4-6 record with a 5.45 ERA in 23 games (15 starts) spanning 79 1/3 innings. He pitched in four games for the Nationals and had a 10.80 ERA in 3 1/3 innings.

---Oriole Park at Camden Yards remains a "prime candidate" to host the 2016 All-Star Game, according to Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig.

Selig made the comments shortly after the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles were rained out Tuesday. He was in town for an owners meeting at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Baltimore.

Washington also is a viable candidate to host an All-Star Game within the next several years, he confirmed. Selig tries to alternate leagues and the proximity of the two cities would not jeopardize their chances to each land the marquee event.

---Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander underwent an MRI on Tuesday in Detroit and it revealed inflammation but no structural damage in his shoulder.

Verlander left Monday night's loss at Pittsburgh after one inning because of a sore shoulder and is doubtful for his scheduled start Sunday against Seattle, though the Tigers are hopeful he will avoid going on the disabled list.

---Tampa Bay Rays minor league outfielder Joshua Sale received a second 50-game suspension without pay from the commissioner's office on Tuesday after failing another drug test.

Sale, a 2010 first-round draft pick, will begin serving the suspension immediately. The 23-year-old was batting .238 with four home runs and 46 RBIs in 90 games this season for the Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs in the Florida State League.

Sale was also suspended in 2012 for methamphetamine use.

---Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth missed his fourth straight start with on Tuesday night a sore right shoulder. He was scheduled to undergo an MRI.

With Werth out, Michael Taylor made his major league debut and batted eighth against the New York Mets.

---Houston Astros outfielder George Springer has been shut down for two weeks as part of his ongoing battle with a left quad strain that landed him on the 15-day disabled list July 20.

Springer was pulled from his rehab assignment last Wednesday, and following rounds of weekend treatment in Houston, the determination was made that Springer needs additional rest.