After win over Giants, Padres place Richard on DL

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After win over Giants, Padres place Richard on DL

July 5, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Diego Padres have placed starting pitcher Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder and recalled reliever Luke Gregerson from Triple-A Tucson.The move announced Tuesday comes a day after Richard tossed five scoreless innings in a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. He was taken out after throwing 73 pitches because of stiffness in his shoulder.Richard has won three straight starts to improve his record to 5-9 and lower his ERA to 3.88.Gregerson is 2-1 with a 2.63 ERA in 30 outings for the Padres this year and is coming off two rehab stints after straining a muscle in his side. He set a major league record with 40 holds last season, working a career-high 80 games.

Injured Casspi waived by Pelicans after one game

Injured Casspi waived by Pelicans after one game

Omri Casspi's tenure with the New Orleans Pelicans lasted just one game.

The team announced Saturday that they have waived the former Kings forward.

In his Pelicans' debut on Thursday, Casspi broke his right thumb. He was expected to miss at least four weeks. In 24 minutes of action against Houston, Casspi scored 12 points and grabbed two rebounds.

The move by the Pelicans was made in order for the team to sign former Warriors guard Reggie Williams to a 10-day contract.

Casspi, an eighth-year veteran, was traded by the Kings to the Pelicans as part of the DeMarcus Cousins deal last Sunday. He played in just 22 games for Sacramento this season, averaging 5.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest.

 

Warriors' Durant out vs Nets due to left hand injury

Warriors' Durant out vs Nets due to left hand injury

OAKLAND -- Scratch Kevin Durant from the all-82 list, as the forward will miss his first game of the season Saturday night, when the Warriors play host to Brooklyn.

A left hand contusion, sustained in Thursday’s win over the Clippers, will keep Durant on the sideline, mostly for precautionary reasons. He likely will return to the lineup Monday night in Philadelphia, where the Warriors face the 76ers.

Durant injured his pinky finger after falling hard in the opening minutes against LA. He remained in the game for another nine minutes, leaving with 1:33 left in the quarter and retreating to the locker room with a member of the training staff.

X-rays were negative, and Durant returned to the game. He played 34 minutes, piling up 25 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, one block and a steal.

With Durant’s absence, every member of the Warriors has missed at least one game this season.