Major League Baseball roundup

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 7:38 PM

(The Sports Xchange) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday and will be sidelined for six to eight weeks.

Hamilton underwent a procedure to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, which was injured late in the 2014 season, forcing him to miss most of September. It flared up during a workout last week.

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The St. Louis Cardinals signed right-hander Carlos Villanueva to a minor-league deal, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Villanueva, 31, spent the past two seasons with the Chicago Cubs, tallying a 4.27 ERA as a utility pitcher.

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The Texas Rangers signed outfielder Ryan Ludwick to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The deal would be worth $1.75 million if the former All-Star makes the opening-day roster, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reported.

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Cleveland right-hander Danny Salazar was investigated by police for a possible sexual assault but was not charged, according to a report.

The incident reportedly happened in Cleveland on Jan. 23 when Salazar and other players were in town for TribeFest, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

(Editing by Frank Pingue)