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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nationals' Adam LaRoche sits with quad injury

In need of a physical rest to heal his ailing quad, and perhaps a mental rest from left-hander pitchers who have tamed him to the tune of a sub .750 OPS over the course of his career, Washington Nationals first baseman Adam Laroche was given a game off in Tuesday night's 7-2 loss to the Los Angeles of Anaheim.

UPDATED: Orioles Injury Updates: J.J. Hardy, Matt Wieters, Manny Machado

The Baltimore Orioles start a three-game series in Toronto tonight with Miguel Gonzalez (1-1) takes on R.A. Dickey (1-3).  These two teams met just over a week ago in Baltimore with Toronto taking two of three from the Orioles. The Orioles have three key players missing from their lineup tonight, two are short term one is a ways away.  Let's go over all three.

Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma throws simulated game, develops blister

While the Seattle Mariners and their fans await the return of their #2 starter, Hisashi Iwakuma, the right-hander has shown steady progress. On Tuesday, Iwakuma pitched a simulated game, throwing approximately 55 pitches without reporting any problems.'s Greg Johns announced the news Tuesday afternoon.

Giants' David Huff placed on DL

According to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News and Henry Schulman of SFGate, Giants reliever David Huff has been placed on the disabled list due to a left quadriceps strain. The Giants will recall outfielder Juan Perez while they go back to the normal 13 pitchers. 

Mets say pitcher Kyle Farnsworth's health is fine

The New York Mets moved to a game over .500 at 10-9 following a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Kyle Farnsworth, who has succeeded Jose Valverde as the Mets' closer, converted his first save of the season. Farnsworth was seen bent over shaking his forearm after the game, but insists that he is fine.

Surgery recommended for Yankees' Ivan Nova

New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova left his April 19 start against the Baltimore Orioles after four innings of work with right elbow discomfort. An MRI later revealed a partial tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. Yankees fans were hoping to see Nova again in 2014, but that doesn't look to be the case.

Giants' David Wilson insists he will be ready despite neck surgery this year

The New York Giants may not be too optimistic about running back David Wilson's health, but he sure is.  According to Conor Orr of the Newark-Star Ledger, Wilson says he is feeling good and expects to be cleared to return to the teams' OTAs later this month.  Wilson underwent neck surgery in January, and still has not been medically cleared by team doctors.

Heat's Mario Chalmers questionable for game two against Bobcats

Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers has been declared questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Charlotte Bobcats with a bruised knee, according to the Miami Herald. Chalmers missed today's practice and is considered day-to-day.

Flyers' Steve Downie out indefinitely with possible concussion-like symptoms

The Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Downie, who has missed both playoff games so far, is reportedly dealing with concussion-like symptoms, according to Frank Seravalli on twitter.

Bruins' Patrice Bergeron dealing with virus

It's hard to find a tougher player in the NHL than Patrice Bergeron. He's played with broken ribs, punctured lungs and separated shoulders. And now, Bergeron is dealing with a virus in this year's playoffs and he's been playing at less than 100 percent, according to NBC Sports.