The Oakland Athletics have placed third baseman Brandon Inge on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right shoulder.
Once they put him on the 40-man roster, the A’s only must pay Inge a prorated portion of the $480,000 minimum—or about $412,000 — of the $5,308,743 he was owed when released by Detroit on Thursday.
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has a broken bone in his right wrist and is expected to miss four to six weeks.
A person familiar with the negotiations says third baseman Eric Chavez and the New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league contract.
The Oakland Athletics have acquired third baseman Edwin Encarnacion from the Toronto Blue Jays on a waiver claim.