Texas Rangers pitching ace Jacob deGrom will have to be patient as his name has been moved to the 60-day disabled list.
The 34-year-old right-hander has been on the sidelines since the end of April with inflammation in his right elbow, and his rehabilitation program is on hold while he is on paternity leave.
At the earliest, the former New York Mets star could be back in action on June 28.
This move of Rangers personnel will serve to bring right-handed gunner Spencer Howard with the team, who has been removed from the injured list.
The former two-time National League Cy-Young Trophy winner, who turns 35 on June 19, signed a monstrous five-year, $185 million contract last December.
Before falling in action, he had trod the mound four times, posting a 2.67 ERA in 30 1/3 innings. He got two wins and did not suffer defeat.