Kansas City right fielder Alex Rios is out indefinitely after suffering a broken bone in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch on Monday against the Twins at Target Field.
The Royals said Tuesday that Rios has a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand. He was hit by J.R. Graham's first pitch in the eighth. He eventually scored but was removed as a precaution in the bottom of the inning and sent for X-rays.
Rios was batting .321 with eight RBI and a home run through Kansas City's 7-0 start to the season.
Lorenzo Cain will likely move to right field with Jarrod Dyson replacing Cain in center field.
Verlander to test arm
Detroit's Justin Verlander, the 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, is scheduled to pitch a simulated game Wednesday of at least four innings and 60 pitches.
Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus hopes the righthander throws as many as 75 pitches, which could put him in line to be activated.
Sidelined because of a right triceps strain, Verlander is on the disabled list for the first time in his major league career.
• The Indians have selected the contract of catcher Brett Hayes from Class AAA Columbus, a needed move after Yan Gomes got injured (sprained knee ligaments) on Saturday. He is expected to miss six weeks. Roberto Perez is starting with Gomes out.
• Mets cleanup hitter Michael Cuddyer left New York's game against Philadelphia in the second inning after getting hit by a pitch on the left hand. The team said X-rays were negative. The ex-Twin only has a bruise.
• Yankees starter Ivan Nova threw his first batting practice session Tuesday since elbow ligament-replacement surgery last April. He threw 20 pitches at the Yankees' minor league complex and appears on track to rejoin the team in June.
• Former Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold is suing Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for negligent medical care, alleging he was prematurely cleared to play following spinal surgery. He was diagnosed with a herniated disk and had surgery at the Baltimore hospital in June 2012. He contends he was discharged the following January without any restrictions. He returned to the Orioles in 2013 but appeared in only 40 games.
• A Babe Ruth will from December 1933 is being put up for sale by SCP Auctions. Internet bidding is scheduled to close April 25.