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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Canadiens Injury Update: Montreal prospect Tim Bozon recovering after meningitis scare




Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon is set to play tomorrow in an "Under-23" tornament in the Czech Republic, says Mike Halford of NBC Sports. Bozon has been placed in a medically-induced coma in March, as a form of treatment for Meningitis. According to James O'Brien, he had been in critical condition.

Astros Injury Update: George Springer, Matt Albers, Josh Zeid


The Houston Astros (43-64) have been struggling all season with various injuries and their luck does not look like it will be getting better anytime soon.  Rookie outfielder George Springer took batting practice for the first time on Tuesday, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.  Pitchers Matt Albers and Josh Zeid will continue to be on the disabled list indefinitely, but both hope to return before the season ends.

Royals Injury Update: Jason Vargas, Eric Hosmer


The Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday by the score of 2-1. The loss dropped the Royals to 53-52, five games behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. Eric Hosmer drove in the only run for the Royals with an RBI single in the ninth inning. Hosmer has been dealing with a hand injury and only started one of the previous seven games. In other injury news, Jason Vargas has improved in his recovery from an appendectomy.

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt could play this weekend


San Francisco Giants (57-50) first baseman Brandon Belt has been on the DL since suffering a concussion during the Giants win against the Florida Marlins on July 19th.  Raymond Bureau of Sports Injury Alert reported on Monday that Belt had not been cleared for baseball activities, however Belt has been progressing well this week and Alex Pavlovic tweeted that Belt took some swings yesterday.

Rangers Injury Update: Nick Tepesch to skip start


Texas Rangers starter Nick Tepesch will miss his next turn in the rotation after leaving Saturday's start with knee soreness. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Jerome Williams is now slated to start Friday's series opener against the Cleveland Indians.

Orioles Injury Update: Chris Davis, Ubaldo Jimenez


Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was missing from the team's lineup last night after experiencing flu-like symptoms, reports Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. While the major league team pulled off a 12-inning win, Ubaldo Jimenez made a rehab start for Single A Aberdeen, going 4 2/3 innings and giving up one unearned run on five hits.

Tigers Injury Update: Eugenio Suarez, Nick Castellanos, Andy Dirks


The Detroit Tigers have not yet chosen a specific date for outfielder Andy Dirks to begin a Minor League rehab assignment for the second time this season. Dirks has begun baseball activities, but he has not played in the Majors in 2014. In addition, rookie third baseman Nick Castellanos and shortstop Eugenio Suarez both left Tuesday night's game with injuries. Castellanos was scratched just before the game. Here are the latest updates via Matt Slovin of MLB.com.

Cowboys Injury Update: DeMarcus Lawrence breaks foot, out 8-12 weeks


The Dallas Cowboys suffered yet another setback in their defense yesterday afternoon when rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence was carted off the field with a foot injury.  Late last night, David Helman from DallasCowboys.com reported that Lawrence suffered a broken foot and would be out for at least 8-12 weeks. 

Athletics Injury Update: Coco Crisp will have to play through neck problem


Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp had an MRI on his sore neck on July 29. The results showed no change in his condition, so Crisp will likely continue to play through the pain. Crisp will rejoin the team Friday as the Athletics begin a 10-game home stand with three against the Kansas City Royals.

Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward out with sore back


The Atlanta Braves entered Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 58-48 record, tied for first in the National League East with the Washington Nationals. With the battle for the division likely to come down to the wire, the Braves need to pick up the offense, which is ranked 23rd in the Major Leagues in runs scored. One key member of the lineup, Jason Heyward, was out last night due to a sore back. Fortunately for the Braves, the injury does not appear serious.