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Friday, August 1, 2014

Rockies Injury Update: Jordan Lyles makes scoreless rehab start

The Colorado Rockies fell to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday by the score of 3-1. The loss dropped the Rockies to 20 games below .500 at 44-64, last in the National League Central. The pitching staff which is near the bottom of the league in ERA, allowed only three earned runs. The offense, though, managed just five hits. On the injury front, there is good news regarding Jordan Lyles, who made a scoreless rehab start for the Colorado Springs Sky Box.

Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward now aiming for Saturday return

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday by the score of 2-1. The loss dropped the Braves to 58-51, a game and a half behind the Nationals in the National League East. An offense which has struggled all season, managed nine hits off Clayton Kershaw, but only a run and struck out nine times. The Braves were without Jason Heyward for the third straight game due to back soreness. The good news is taht he is looking to return on Saturday.

Royals Injury Update: Eric Hosmer to miss 3-6 weeks with stress fracture

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer left Thursday night's game with the Twins after checking his swing and injuring his right hand, the same hand that took a Jon Lester fastball two weeks ago. Hosmer has a stress fracture and could miss three to six weeks. The Kansas City Star's Andy McCoullough made the announcement late Thursday night.

Angels Injury Update: Tyler Skaggs exits with forearm strain

Tyler Skaggs was cruising through Thursday's start against the Baltimore Orioles, no-hitting the O's through the first four innings, when he felt something tighten up in his left arm. Alden Gonzalez of reports that the Los Angeles Angels starter tweaked his flexor tendon while throwing a changeup to Delmon Young and, although he was able to strike out J.J. Hardy too, he told Gonzalez his arm was 'killing him'.

Orioles Injury Update: Hunter Harvey, Chris Davis, Ubaldo Jimenez

The Baltimore Orioles entered Thursday night's game with a record of 60-46, two and a half games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East. The Orioles are in good position in the division and American League despite being in the middle of the pack in ERA and 10th in runs scored. But two important pieces, Chris Davis and Ubaldo Jimenez, are needed for the Orioles to sustain this run through the rest of the season. There is good news on Jimenez and Davis, as well as with prospect Hunter Harvey.

Tigers Injury Update: Andy Dirks to restart rehab Friday

The Detroit Tigers lost to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday by the score of 7-4. Even with the loss, the Tigers to 58-47 on the season, four and a half games ahead of the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central. At 22nd in team ERA, the Tigers are remaining on top largely due to an offense that is fifth in the Major Leagues in runs scored. One player who may further strengthen the offense is outfielder Andy Dirks, who has missed the entire season following back surgery. He is expected to restart his rehab today.

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee hits DL after leaving early

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals on Thursday by the score of 10-4. The win improved the Phillies to 48-61 on the season. The Phillies pounded out 17 hits off Nationals' pitching and used seven pitchers in the win. Cliff Lee started the game, but left after just 2 2/3 innings with an injury to his left elbow. It's entirely possible that Lee has thrown his last pitch of the 2014 season, with the Phillies immediately placing him on the DL on Thursday night, as's Todd Zolecki tweeted:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie, Cole Gillespie

The Toronto Blue Jays improved to 59-50 on the season following a 6-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. At just two and a half games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East, the Blue Jays are good position over the final two months to make a push at the division title. One thing that will help is the return of Brett Lawrie and Cole Gillespie, who are both progressing from injuries and should be back with the Blue Jays soon.

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Eric Chavez retires after battling knee injury

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez has decided to retire after another injury-plagued season. Nick Piecoro of AZCentral Sports tweeted the news on Thursday afternoon:

Mets Injury Update: Matt Harvey scheduled to throw off mound Friday

The New York Mets hammered the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday by the score of 11-2. The win improved the Mets to 52-56 on the season, fourth in the National League East. They are staying close to .500 despite injuries to the staff and an offense that is a mediocre 18th in the league in runs scored. One key loss has been Matt Harvey, who is out for the season following Tommy John surgery last fall. But Harvey is improving and is set to throw off the mound on Friday.

Cardinals Injury Update: Michael Wacha could start throwing after Monday MRI

The St. Louis Cardinals lost on Wednesday in a blowout to the San Diego Padres by the score of 12-1. The loss dropped the Cardinals to 56-50, third in the National League Central. The outcome was uncharacteristic of a pitching staff which is ninth in the Major Leagues in ERA. But the Cardinals offense continues to struggle and is 29th in runs scored. On the injury front, pitcher Michael Wacha is improving and could begin throwing next week, pending the result of an MRI.

Red Sox Injury Update: Shane Victorino taken out as a precaution

Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino left Wednesday night's game in the fifth inning as a precaution against aggravating the hamstring that has limited him to just 30 games this season. Daniel Nava pinch hit for him in the fifth after manager John Farrell noticed him moving more slowly after his last at bat.

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons, Jason Heyward, Jonny Venters

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is playing through shoulder soreness, and he will continue to play. In addition, outfielder Jason Heyward has not played since leaving Monday night's game with back soreness, and he will likely miss at least Thursday's series finale at the Dodgers. Pitcher Jonny Venters has begun a throwing program, but it is unclear if he will pitch for the Braves this season.

Astros Injury Update: Josh Zeid, Chris Carter, Alex Presley

Houston Astros reliever Josh Zeid is out for the season after deciding to have surgery on both feet to address the sesamoiditis that sent him to the disabled list last week.'s Alyson Footer reports that Zeid was scheduled to undergo the first procedure, on his left foot, on Wednesday, with the same for the right foot following six weeks later. Footer also reports that Chris Carter was out of Wednesday's lineup with illness, while Alex Presley is now hitting off a tee.

White Sox Injury Update: Nate Jones, Avisail Garcia, Matt Lindstrom

Nate Jones was in the running to close for the Chicago White Sox before a back injury derailed his chances at the start of the season. Now he won't pitch again in 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery following a setback during his rehab. CSN's Dan Hayes reported the news, along with more encouraging signs for Avisail Garcia and Matt Lindstrom, who will both head on rehab assignments soon. Hayes tweeted the following on Jones:

Yankees Injury Update: Michael Pineda, Kelly Johnson

The New York Yankees entered Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers with a 55-51 record, just four and a half games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. The Yankees are in the thick of the division race despite being in the middle of the pack in runs scored and ERA. The good news is that two key components to the team, pitcher Michael Pineda and third baseman Kelly Johnson, should be ready to return in the next couple of weeks.

Pirates Injury Update: Starling Marte, Clint Barmes

Pittsburgh Pirates left-fielder Starling Marte is starting to feel better after the concussion he sustained right after the All-Star Break, although he wasn't able to return yesterday when he was eligible. Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Marte was set to talk with manager Clint Hurdle yesterday about how he was feeling following Tuesday's workout, with a rehab assignment still a possibility. In other Pirates news, infielder Clint Barmes also stepped up activity in his recovery from a groin sprain.

Twins Injury Update: Ricky Nolasco, Joe Mauer

The Minnesota Twins entered Wednesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals in last place in the American League Central with a record of 48-57. The Twins pitching staff, which is 27th in the league in ERA, has improved the past two games, allowing a combined four runs on Monday and Tuesday. On the injury front, there is good news regarding Ricky Nolasco and Joe Mauer.

Rangers Injury Update: Alex Rios, Jake Smolinski, Derek Holland, Geovany Soto

Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios left Wednesday night's game in the third inning after being hit by a pitch on his left quad, according to T.R. Sullivan of Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tweeted that fellow outfielder Jake Smolinski was also diagnosed with a small fracture in his foot, not just a bone bruise as initially thought:

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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  Pitchers Matt Albers and Josh Zeid will continue to be on the disabled list indefinitely, but both hope to return before the season ends.