Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (hamstring strain) and righthanded pitcher Mike Adams (back strain) were placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, while first baseman Ryan Howard is day to day with a sore left knee. Ruiz and Howard had MRIs on Monday. Ruiz has played in 16 games and is hitting .235 with two RBIs. ‘‘Right now he'll probably be out three to four weeks — relative time frame,’’ Phillies trainer Scott Sheridan said. Howard is hitting .179 in 16 games this month. Starting pitchers Roy Halladay and John Lannan are also on Philadelphia’s DL . . . The Rangers designated righthander Derek Lowe for assignment to make room for Josh Lindblom. Lowe, 39, made the roster out of spring training after signing a minor league contract in March, then allowed 13 earned runs in 13 innings . . . The Mets signed righthanded reliever David Aardsma to a minor league contract and assigned him Triple A Las Vegas. The former Mariners closer signed with New York after opting out of his minor league deal with Miami on Wednesday.
Mattingly feels job is secure for now
Beleaguered manager Don Mattingly insisted he doesn’t feel he’s about to be fired by the underachieving Dodgers, and he has no idea whether he needs to win a three-game series against the Brewers to keep his job. Mattingly’s comments came an hour after GM Ned Colletti said his manager is ‘‘doing fine’’ and has kept the team steady despite its last-place showing in the NL West. There has been plenty of speculation that Mattingly’s job guiding the high-priced roster is in jeopardy.
BU women’s hockey coach extended
Boston University signed women’s hockey coach Brian Durocher to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Durocher, 159-93-37 since the program’s inaugural season in 2005-06, just guided the Terriers to their second national title game in the last three years . . . Pennsylvania’s governor, Tom Corbett, will learn within the next few weeks whether his federal lawsuit against the NCAA over the penalties handed down against Penn State will be allowed to continue, following a nearly two-hour hearing in Harrisburg. Corbett sued the NCAA in January, claiming the $60 million fine and other penalties levied against Penn State over its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal violated federal antitrust rules . . . Guard Malik Smith signed his tender to transfer from Florida International to Minnesota. Smith is following coach Richard Pitino to the Golden Gophers. He averaged 14.1 points per game as a junior starter for FIU last season . . . Memphis forward Tarik Black is transferring to Kansas and will be eligible to play immediately. Black has graduated from Memphis and has one year of eligibility left.
Woods says he will not call Garcia
Tiger Woods answered questions at an appearance at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., and when asked if he had any thought of contacting Sergio Garcia to make amends between the two, Woods quickly answered: ‘‘No.’’ He smiled. Nearly everyone in the room laughed. The Woods-Garcia relationship hit petty proportions during this month’s Players Championship over a dispute as to whether Woods inadvertently or maliciously — or somewhere in between — disrupted the Spaniard’s swing when they were paired together during the tournament’s third round
Beauchemin’s knee surgery a success
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin had successful reconstructive surgery on a ligament in his right knee. The Ducks announced that Beauchemin hopes to return for the start of next season. Beauchemin played the past month with a torn ligament in his knee. He scored six goals and managed 18 assists with a plus-19 rating this season . . . The Buffalo Sabres re-signed rugged fourth-line forward John Scott to a one-year contract. Over five seasons, Scott has a goal and four assists and 305 penalty minutes in 180 career games . . . Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid after three years as coach, paving the path for his return to England and a second stint as Chelsea’s manager. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez announced at a news conference following a board meeting that a mutual agreement was reached for Mourinho’s departure. The 50-year-old Portuguese coach has two matches remaining in a season that will end on June 1 without Madrid winning a major trophy . . . The defending WNBA champion Indiana Fever lost guard Erin Phillips for four to six weeks with a torn meniscus in her right knee.