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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Geovany Soto, Jake Smolinski, Jim Adduci


The Texas Rangers won Monday night against the New York Yankees, however they lost a little bit as well. According to T.R. Sullivan from MLB.com the Rangers lost Geovany Soto and Jake Smolinski. Both players are hoping their injuries are not serious. Also, Jim Adduci was activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Rays Injury Update: Tim Beckham starts rehab following ACL surgery


Tampa Bay Rays infielder Tim Beckham has begun a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League in an attempt to return from a torn ACL, reports Dennis Maffezzoli of the Sarasota Harold-Tribune:

Cubs Injury Update: Kyuji Fujikawa moves rehab to Triple A


Last season, on May 29, 2013, it was reported by Will Carroll from Bleacher Report that Chicago Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa was a victim of the dreaded Tommy John surgery. He was out for the 2013 season. On April 14, 2014 he made his first start since the surgery in an extended spring training game.  He called the trainer to the mound before leaving the game with an apparent injury. He hit the 60-day disabled list on May 3, 2014. On Monday, he had his rehab assignment transferred from Class-A Kane County to Triple-A Iowa.

Mets Injury Update: Chris Young exits with leg cramp


Left fielder Chris Young experienced cramping in his left leg in the eighth inning of the Mets 5-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Young did not return for the ninth inning and is labeled "day to day." His line is .202/.288/.352 (OPS+ 82) with eight homers and 27 RBI in 75 games.

Indians Injury Update: Jason Kipnis still bothered by oblique


The Cleveland Indians lost to the Minnesota Twins on Monday by the score of 4-3. The loss, which dropped the Twins to 50-49, was their second straight following three consecutive wins over the Detroit Tigers. The Indians had eight hits, but left eight men on base in the loss. Jason Kipnis, who heated up against the Tigers going 5-for-15, was just 1-for-5. Although named American League Player of the Week on Monday, he's still bothered by his right oblique which sidelined him at the end of April.

Angels Injury Update: C.J. Wilson feels good after bullpen


The Los Angeles Angels lost to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Angels to 59-39, second in the American League West. Although leading the league in runs scored, the Angels are in the middle of the pack in ERA at 3.78. One pitcher who hopes to help later this second half is left hander C.J. Wilson, who has been out with an ankle injury.

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Cody Ross out again Monday


The Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Detroit Tigers on Monday by the score of 4-3. Aaron Hill went 2-for-4 for the Diamondbacks in a losing effort. The loss dropped the Diamondbacks to 43-57, fourth in the National League West. The Diamondbacks played without Cody Ross in the starting lineup, due to a calf injury.

Dodgers Injury Update: Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig, Josh Beckett


Three key players on the Los Angeles Dodgers squad are dealing with injury: Josh Beckett, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez. The results of the follow up X-rays on Ramirez and Puig were negative and they are both still "sore." Beckett is expected to make his return from the disabled list and start on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday as reported by Timothy Downs from RantSports.com. This is great news for the Dodgers because they are tied for first in the National League West and are looking to claim first over the San Francisco Giants.

Reds Injury Update: Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto


Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips had surgery on July 11 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss a total of six to eight weeks. It appears now, that the six-week time frame is more likely, meaning late August for his return. In addition, first baseman Joey Votto is also on schedule to return from his strained left quadriceps in time for the September stretch after receiving another round of plasma injections.

Rockies Injury Update: Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer, Boone Logan, Troy Tulowitzki


The Colorado Rockies had another busy day yesterday on the injury front, as they had to place both Justin Morneau and Boone Logan on the disabled list. They also got more positive news in the form of Michael Cuddyer's MRI and the activation of Nick Masset, while star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki sat out again with his thigh injury. Cody Ulm of MLB.com provides the update on all five Rockies: