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Friday, July 25, 2014

Twins Injury Update: Kyle Gibson, Byron Buxton


Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson is hoping to return to team’s rotation soon, reports Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Berardino adds that outfield prospect Byron Buxton returned to action Thursday night with High-A Fort Myers after missing five games with a sore wrist:

Astros Injury Update: Dexter Fowler, Matt Albers, Jesse Crain


The Houston Astros don’t expect to get center fielder Dexter Fowler, relief pitcher Matt Albers or relief pitcher Jesse Crain back off the disabled list anytime soon, reports Brian McTaggart of MLB.com:

Rangers Injury Update: Mitch Moreland, Joseph Ortiz


Texas Rangers designated hitter Mitch Moreland was officially sent to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. He will be out for the season because of ankle reconstruction in June. Also, the Rangers sent left handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz to Double-A Frisco to continue his rehab assignment.

Royals Injury Update: Jason Vargas, Eric Hosmer


Kansas City Royals pitcher Jason Vargas continues to make progress in his recovery from appendectomy that landed the pitcher on the disabled list. Also, Eric Hosmer, who is dealing with a bruised hand has been kept out of the Royals lineup.

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt, Joe Panik


The San Francisco Giants are in the lead of the National League West and are looking to gain ground on the Los Angeles Dodgers in who are 1.5 games back. Brandon Belt, one of the Giants main pieces, was hit in the head with a pitch on Saturday and is on the disabled list with a concussion. He let his manager know that the concussion like symptoms that have worsened. Joe Panik who sprained his right ankle claimed it did not seem as bad, and it did not swell according to Henery Schulman from SFGate The Splash.

Nationals Injury Update: Jayson Werth dealing with sore knee


The Washington Nationals enter a weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds coming off a 6-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. Denard Span went 4-for-5 with two runs scored in the loss, which dropped the Nationals to 55-44, a game and a half ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. There is a bit of concern on the injury front, as right fielder Jayson Werth has been dealing with a sore knee.

Mets Injury Update: Ruben Tejada expected to return today


The New York Mets lost in blowout fashion yesterday against the Milwaukee Brewers by the score of 9-1. The Mets scored their only run on a home run by Lucas Duda in the seventh inning. Matt Garza allowed only two hits in eight innings to get the win for the Brewers. The loss dropped the Mets to 48-54 on the season, fourth in the National League East. Wilmer Flores started at shortstop for the Mets in place of Ruben Tejada, who sat for the second straight game after being hit in the head by a pitch. The good news is that Tejada should be ready for today's game. 

Orioles Injury Update: Ubaldo Jimenez, Manny Machado


The Baltimore Orioles right handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is pleased with his Wednesday bullpen session in which he threw 35 pitches and performed running drills to test his right ankle, according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com.  Jimenez twisted his ankle in a parking lot the day before the All-Star Break; Orioles manager Buck Showalter was quoted by Ghiroli as saying that Jimenez return “is not imminent”.  Third baseman Manny Machado was a late scratch Tuesday night after experiencing back spasms during batting practice.  He sat out of Wednesday’s game despite feeling better.  

Cubs Injury Update: Edwin Jackson, Justin Ruggiano (UPDATED)


Cubs right-hander Edwin Jackson left Thursday night's 13-3 loss to the San Diego Padres with cramping in his pitching hand, reports Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. Jackson, who allowed seven hits and five runs (four earned) in five innings, has experienced the condition previously but has not missed a start. Rumor has it that the last-place Cubs are looking to trade Jackson and his 5.68 ERA. Outfielder Justin Ruggiano is dealing with a tight groin that has kept him out since Tuesday. Manager Rick Renteria siad he was feeling better on Thursday.
UPDATE: 7/25/2014 1:00 p.m. Ruggiano is not in Friday's starting lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Giants Injury Update: Ehire Adrianza headed for DL


Ehire Adrianza of the Giants will head to the disabled list with an injured hamstring, according to Alex Pavlovic of The San Jose Mercury News. There has been no word on who will get called up, but Dan Uggla was just signed to a minor-league deal early in the week, so he is a good candidate to get called up.

Brewers Injury Update: Scooter Gennett still out with tight quad


The Milwaukee Brewers improved to 58-45 on the season following a 9-1 thumping of the New York Mets on Thursday. Matt Garza allowed only a run on two hits in eight innings to get the win. The Brewers got home runs from Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy and Khris Davis to spark a 10-hit attack. Rickie Weeks added a hit and a run scored playing for the injured Scooter Gennett, who is still out with a quad injury.

Angels Injury Update; Grant Green X-ray is clean


The Los Angeles Angels entered Thursday night's game against the Detroit Tigers leading the Major Leagues in runs scored. Their offensive production is a large reason the Angels are 60-40, only two and a half games behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. On the injury front, backup outfielder Grant Green got some positive news yesterday on his lower back injury which placed him in the disabled list.

Mariners Injury Update: James Paxton, Michael Saunders, Roenis Elias


The Seattle Mariners entered a weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles with a record of 53-48, third in the American League West. The Mariners are in good position heading into the final two months of the season for a wild card spot, lead by a pitching staff that leads the Major Leagues in ERA. One pitcher who could add to the pitching depth is James Paxton, who is making strides in his recovery from injury. There is also good news on Michael Saunders and Roenis Elias.

White Sox Injury Update: Zach Putnam placed on DL


Chicago White Sox reliever Zach Putnam has been placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. According to Patrick Donnelly of MLB.com, Andre Rienzo will take Putnam's place on the roster. Donnelly quoted manager Robin Ventura, who suggested that Putnam's injury was minor but the team didn't want to risk him taking the mound at less than full health:

Mariners Injury Update: Willie Bloomquist placed on DL


Seattle Mariners utilityman Willie Bloomquist has landed on the 15-day DL with a bruised right knee. Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Bloomquist suffered the injury when running to first base during Wednesday's loss to the New York Mets. Manager Lloyd McClendon told Dutton that the team couldn't afford to play short-handed while the veteran recovers:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Twins Injury Update: Phil Hughes exits after comebacker


Twins right-hander Phil Hughes left Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning after being hit in the right leg by a comebacker from Adam Dunnreports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com (video below). X-rays were negative and he hopes to make his next start. Right-hander Samuel Deduno replaced Hughes as the Twins lost 5-2.

Red Sox Injury Update: David Ortiz exits with back spasms


The Boston Red Sox lost to the Toronto Blue Jays today by the score of 8-0, getting only a single hit off Marcus Stroman, who picked up his sixth win of the season. The loss dropped the Red Sox to 47-55 on the season, last in the American League East. At 19th in the league in runs scored and 20th in batting average, the Red Sox have struggled much of the season offensively. Designated hitter David Ortiz, who has been a bright spot this season, left the game in the ninth inning with back spasms. 

Blue Jays Injury Update: Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind


Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/DH Edwin Encarnacion and first baseman Adam Lind could both rejoin the lineup early next week -- without needing Minor League rehab assignments. This message comes from Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager John Gibbons as the two players have shown steady progress in their recoveries and the Blue Jays need their big bats.

Yankees Injury Update: Mark Teixeira DL stint possible


New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira sat out Thursday afternoon's game with the Texas Rangers with a left lat strain, meaning that he missed the entire four-game series that began Monday. At this point, the Yankees still consider him day-to-day, but manager Joe Girardi implied Thursday that if Teixeira does not heal enough to play within a few more days, then another stint on the disabled list is possible.

Yankees Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka showing 'marginal improvement'


New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka received a platelet-rich plasma injection on July 14 in hopes to reduce pain and swelling in his right elbow. Tanaka, though, is still feeling discomfort in the elbow. The Yankees, however, continue their optimism that Tanaka will will return to the mound by September.