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Monday, September 1, 2014

Jets Injury Update: Dee Milliner doubtful for opener

The New York Jets secondary is a mess right now, and Dee Milliner's injury isn't helping. The Jets have been depleted at cornerback all training camp. They've been searching for cornerbacks since cut day, and that will tell you all need to know about their secondary.

Dodgers Injury Report: Chris Perez activated

According to Alanna Rizzo, the Los Angeles Dodgers have activated former Indians closer, Chris Perez from the disabled list after he has completed his rehab.  

Giants Injury Update: Michael Morse out with sore hip

Giants first baseman Mike Morse was held out of the lineup today and word is that he is experiencing a sore left hip.

Phillies Injury Update: Mike Adams activated

The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled to a 63-74 record this season, but have won nine of their last 13 games. A bright spot was a combined no-hitter from Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon today against the Atlanta Braves. Although far from playoff contention, the Phillies hope to have a strong September to build upon for next season. One pitcher looking to stay healthy and contribute is veteran reliever Mike Adams, who has been activated from the disabled list.

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer aggravates injured shoulder

The Minnesota Twins defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Monday by the score of 6-4. The win improved the Twins to 60-77, last in the American League Central. Joe Mauer lead the Twins' attack going 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI. The bad news is that he aggravated a shoulder injury. Mauer played the entire game as the designated hitter and there is no word if he'll need to miss any time.

Packers Injury Update: Brandon Bostick expected to miss Week 1

The 2014 NFL season begins on Thursday after a busy seven-month offseason throughout the league. Teams are now finished with Organized Team Activities, training camp, a four-game preseason, and roster cuts.  Avoiding injuries were a top priority, but many athletes became casualties while practicing or playing in preseason.  Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick fell victim to a leg injury last week, and is expected to miss Thursday's NFL kickoff versus the Seattle Seahawks. According to Bob McGinn from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bostick may actually even miss more time than previously thought.

Orioles Injury Update: J.J. Hardy exits with back spasm

As the Baltimore Orioles enter September, they may be another player down.  After losing Manny Machado and Steve Pearce, shortstop J.J. Hardy left today's game against the Minnesota Twins with apparent back spasms.

Cubs Injury Update: Anthony Rizzo may get MRI on back

With the very nice news of Jorge Soler making his Wrigley Field debut on Labor Day comes the not-so-nice news about another Chicago Cubs fan favorite, first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat of tweeted that Rizzo will sit out again Monday, and he will possibly need an MRI to determine the source and extent of his back problem. Chris Valaika is playing first base for the sixth straight game.

Mariners Injury Update: Willie Bloomquist transferred to 60-day DL

The Seattle Mariners enter a series against the Oakland A's today with a record of 73-62, third in the American League West. With 27 games remaining in the season, the Mariners are just a half game behind in the wild card race. Looking to be on all cylinders the final month of the season, the Mariners opened up spots on their 40-man roster by placing veteran Willie Bloomquist on the 60-day disabled list.

Marlins Injury Update: Henderson Alvarez exits in third inning

Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez left Monday's game against the New York Mets in the third inning after thowing only 40 pitches and showing lowered velocity, according to Juan Martinez of the Sun Sentinal. He was relieved by lefty Brad Hand. The team announced Alvarez has a strained oblique and is day-to-day.