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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Juan Lagares may not return this year


The New York Mets dropped their 80th game of the season last night, falling to the Miami Marlins by the score of 4-3. A pitching staff ranked 14th in the Major Leagues in ERA is a positive moving forward, but the Mets need to improve upon their 21st ranked offense. On the injury front, there is question as to whether or not outfielder Juan Lagares will play again this season after Tuesday's right elbow injury.

Blue Jays Injury Update: Dioner Navarro sits after foul tip to mask


Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro took a seat on Wednesday after struggling with the aftereffects of a foul tip that struck his mask during Tuesday's game. Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Navarro's absence was precautionary, with the catcher himself saying he was feeling fine and had just got 'fuzzy' after the latest in a series of foul tips:

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis diagnosed with kidney stone


Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis, who has not played since September 7, was diagnosed with a kidney stone exacerbated by the strep throat he has been fighting, reports Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Reds Injury Update: Joey Votto, Mat Latos


The Cincinnati Reds entered Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Cubs with a record of 71-81, fourth in the National League Central. The Reds have struggled offensively, ranked 28th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. With ten games remaining, the Reds hold out hope that Joey Votto could return before the end of the season. In other injury news, Mat Latos threw for the first time since being scratched on September 12.

Cubs Injury Update: Arismendy Alcantara sits again with sprained wrist


Chicago Cubs rookie Arismendy Alcantara missed action again tonight with his wrist injury from Monday when he crashed into the outfield wall.

Cubs Injury Update: Edwin Jackson to start Friday


The Chicago Cubs entered Wednesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds with a record of 67-84, last in the National League Central. The Cubs have struggled in most areas, ranked 27th in runs scored and 21st in team ERA. There is some good news on the injury front in the final couple weeks of the season, as Edwin Jackson is scheduled to pitch on Friday for the first time since late August.

Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons exit early


The Atlanta Braves saw two key players leave the field early on Wednesday night, as shortstop Andrelton Simmons and right fielder Jason Heyward both departed after suffering injuries. MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that Heyward was eventually forced out with a swollen left thumb after it was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning, while Simmons came out after the third with a recurrence of the left ankle injury which has bothered him of late.

Padres Injury Update: Seth Smith dealing with sore hamstring


San Diego Padres outfielder Seth Smith did not start in the game Tuesday due to a sore hamstring, but was able to walk while pinch-hitting.  He did not start in Wednesday’s game either, although it is unlikely he would have played even if healthy because Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels pitched.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Yankees Injury Update: Mark Teixeira returns after resting sore wrist


New York Yankees (76-74) first baseman Mark Teixeira returned to the lineup today after resting his wrist yesterday.  The Yankees were unsure when Teixeira would return, but he told manager Joe Girardi that he was able to play today, despite the wrist still being sore.

Giants Injury Update: Angel Pagan, Michael Morse


The San Francisco Giants (84-68) are in contention for a spot in the post season but they may not sure when outfielder Angel Pagan or first baseman/ outfielder Michael Morse will return to the team from their injuries.

Marlins Injury Update: Giancarlo Stanton officially out for season


After speculation that Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton might return to the lineup before the season ends, two reputable sources confirm that Stanton's return will not happen. Juan C. Rodriguez of Miami's Sun Sentinel and Dayn Perry of CBS Sports.com both announced Wednesday afternoon that the Marlins have shut Stanton down for the remainder of the season, which ends on September 28.

Angels Injury Update: Matt Shoemaker will miss next start


Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker will miss his next scheduled start with a strained oblique, reports Matthew DeFranks of MLB.com:

Orioles Injury Update: Nick Markakis out with sore shoulder


After being hit with a pitch in last night's game, Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis is out of the lineup with a sore shoulder. Brittany Ghiroli is reporting that though he is out of the lineup tonight, he is expected to be back in the lineup by the weekend.

Athletics Injury Update: Stephen Vogt, Craig Gentry


The Oakland Athletics (83-67) are hoping that left-handed utility player Stephen Vogt will be able to return to the team from a left sprained ankle before the season is over.  However, it is unknown when Craig Gentry will return from suffering concussion symptoms.

Rangers Injury Update: Jake Smolinski, Michael Choice


It seems unfortunately rather fitting for the Texas Rangers that when they do finally get a player back from injury, another is ruled out for the rest of the season. Jake Smolinski was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, but barely no time had passed before it became clear that Michael Choice, who strained his hamstring on Sunday, would not return this year:

Dodgers Injury Update: Hanley Ramirez scratched


The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday by the score of 10-4. Even with the loss, the Dodgers are 86-65 and hold a three game lead in the National League West. The Dodgers were without shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who was out with a strained right elbow. Justin Turner started in his place and went 3-for-4 with two RBI.

Giants Injury Update: Angel Pagan out Tuesday


The San Francisco Giants defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday by the score of 2-1. The win improved the Giants to 83-68, three games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. The Giants played without the services of Angel Pagan, who was scratched again due to lower back stiffness. Juan Perez started in center for Pagan and went 0-for-4.

Twins Injury Update: Eduardo Escobar, Oswaldo Arcia


Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar injured his right shoulder diving for a ground ball in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game, reports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Escobar had to leave the game and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. Meanwhile, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is expected to miss a couple more days, but should be able to return by Friday after tweaking his back in Monday's contest.

Mariners Injury Update: Roenis Elias exits with elbow stiffness


Seattle Mariners rookie starting pitcher Roenis Elias exited Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the third inning with left elbow stiffness, according to Root Sports Northwest:

Tigers Injury Update: Alex Avila still not symptom-free


The Detroit Tigers lost to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday by the score of 4-3. The loss dropped to Tigers to 84-67 on the season, first in the American League Central. The Tigers have been excellent all season offensively, ranked 2nd in the Major League in runs scored. They were without catcher Alex Avila, who is still dealing with concussion symptoms. Bryan Holaday started for Avila and went 0-for-3.