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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dodgers Injury Update: Hanley Ramirez back in lineup Saturday

As the Dodgers prepared to play the Padres in San Diego on Saturday night, they received late news that Hanley Ramirez would be able to play. Ramirez had apparently hurt his left leg last night after slipping on the first base bag, as shown in the picture below.

Tigers Injury Update: Miguel Cabrera exits early with ankle problem

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left in the fourth inning of Saturday night's game with the Chicago White Sox after hitting an RBI ground-out. Cabrera appeared to run hard though the first base bag but then pull up as he crossed it. Don Kelly moved from third to first when the Tigers took the field in the bottom of the fourth, and Nick Castellanos came in to play third.

Marlins Injury Update: Bryan Morris out with groin strain

The Miami Marlins enter the second game of a weekend series against the Atlanta Braves having lost 5-2 on Friday to drop their record to 65-68 on the season. At 11 games out with 29 games left to play, the Marlins are looking to work their way back to .500 by season's end. In order to do so, they will need to improve on a pitching staff that is 20th in the league in ERA. The bullpen has taken a recent blow with the absence of Bryan Morris with a groin strain.

Padres Injury Update: Joaquin Benoit unavailable due to shoulder soreness

The San Diego Padres will once again be playing without their right handed pitcher Joaquin Benoit.  As first reported by Sports Injury Alert on August 18, Benoit has been bothered by a sore right shoulder. 

Cubs Injury Update: Anthony Rizzo expected to return Monday

Chicago Cubs slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo sat out again Saturday against the Cubs' most-heated rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, making four straight games that he has missed. Rizzo has tightness in his lower back, and the Cubs expect him to miss the entire weekend series. He could return on Labor Day, September 1, when the Cubs host the Milwaukee Brewers in a Wrigley Field afternoon game.

Cowboys Injury Update: Morris Claiborne needs pain-killing shot to play

The Dallas Cowboys are fortunate that Morris Claiborne will be ready to play week one. He's been dealing with a sprained ac joint, which hasn't allowed him to get him on the field all preseason. It has to be concerning to the Cowboys that his first game reps of the season are going to be coming in the regular season vs. the San Francisco 49ers.

Cardinals Injury Update: Shane Robinson undergoes season-ending surgery

The St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Chicago Cubs on Friday by the score of 7-2. The loss dropped the Cardinals to 71-62 on the season, a game and a half behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. On the injury front, reserve outfielder Shane Robinson had shoulder surgery on Thursday and will miss the rest of the season.

Dodgers Injury Update: Hanley Ramirez removed with leg stiffness

The Los Angeles Dodgers again lost Hanley Ramirez last night as he was removed with leg stiffness.

Athletics Injury Update: Coco Crisp exits after wall collision

Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp left Friday night's game with the Los Angeles Angels after crashing into the wall in an attempt to rob Chris Iannetta of a home run. Initial indications are that Crisp sustained a neck strain. It took a few minutes for Crisp to gather himself, but he eventually walked off the field under his own power.

Rays Injury Update: Desmond Jennings scratched with sore knee

The Tampa Bay Rays dropped to 65-70 on the season following an 8-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. The Red Sox scored all eight runs in the first two innings off Chris Archer, who went four innings and fell to 8-7 on the season. Brandon Guyer led the Rays with a home run and three RBI. The Rays were without center fielder Desmond Jennings due to a sore knee.