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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Nationals Injury Update: Ian Desmond exits after HBP

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond was removed from Thursday's game against the Baltimore Orioles after he was hit on the right hand by a pitch from side-armer Darren O'Day in the 8th inning (video below). He was replaced by Danny Espinosa. Desmond went 1 for 3 with an RBI as the Nats lost 4-3.

Phillies Injury Update: Ben Revere sits with ankle soreness

The Philadelphia Phillies capped off a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 9-1 victory on Thursday. The win improved the Phillies to 41-51 on the season. Rookie David Buchanan picked up his 5th win of the season. Ryan Howard had a home run and three RBI, while Jimmy Rollins added two hits and two RBI. Center fielder Ben Revere was not in the starting lineup due to ankle soreness. Tony Gwynn Jr started in his place and went 0-for-5.

Reds Injury Update: Brandon Phillips has thumb ligament tear

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a torn left thumb ligament. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweeted confirmation of the diagnosis and surgery:

Cardinals Injury Alert: Yadier Molina out 8-12 weeks with thumb injury

UPDATE: Rob Rains of reports that Mozeliak confirmed Molina will miss 8-12 weeks with torn ligaments in his right thumb. Molina will have surgery to repair the injury.
The news is devastating for the Cardinals, who will now have to hope Molina progresses well and is able to return by the end of the regular season. Catcher Audry Perez was recalled from Triple-A Memphis in the corresponding roster move.

ORIGINAL: St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has called a press conference regarding All-Star catcher Yadier Molina's thumb injury, reports Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  No other details are currently available, although the speculation is the injury could be serious.

Rockies Injury Update: Carlos Gonzalez, Corey Dickerson

The Colorado Rockies will play outfielder Carlos Gonzalez in right field when he returns from the disabled list on Friday, reports Thomas Harding of 
Colleague Cody Ulm reports that fellow outfielder Corey Dickerson is dealing with a sore left wrist, although the injury doesn’t appear to be too serious.

Reds Injury Alert: Homer Bailey leaves in 6th with knee injury

UPDATE: Homer Bailey suffered a strain in the patellar tendon in his right knee. The Reds tweeted the news during the bottom of the 6th inning.
Reds radio announcers called it a strained patellar tendon.

Astros Injury Update: Collin McHugh, Jason Castro

The Houston Astros are expected to evaluate starting pitcher Collin McHugh after a bullpen session on Thursday in his attempt to pitch through a fingernail issue, reports Brian McTaggart of  McTaggart also says catcher Jason Castro should be ready to play after missing three games with an unknown pain in his left armpit area.

Brewers Injury Update: Ryan Braun returns to lineup

After leaving Monday's game early and sitting out the next two days, Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun will start again Thursday says Tom Hardicourt, Brewers beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Rangers Injury Update: Derek Holland has return delayed

Derek Holland's knee injury continues to linger for the Texas Rangers.  John Henry of the Fort Worth Star Telegram is reporting that "his return to the Rangers likely will not occur until late August or September."

Athletics Injury Update: Jason Hammel says he's fine after severe thumb cramp

The Oakland A's lost to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday by the score of 5-2. Even with the loss, the A's are 57-34, three and a half games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. Jason Hammel made his first start for the A's since coming over from the Chicago Cubs. He allowed two earned runs, six hits and three strikeouts over five innings. There was some concern as Hammel complained of a severe thumb cramp, but all indications are that he's fine.

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis runs and throws with no problems

The Atlanta Braves lost the New York Mets on Wednesday by the score of 4-1. The loss dropped the Braves to 49-42, second in the National League East. The Braves continue to struggle at the plate and are 29th in the Major Leagues in scoring. A player who should provide some added power to the lineup is catcher Evan Gattis, who is making progress in rehab from a back injury.

Royals Injury Update: Jason Vargas, Alex Gordon

Kansas City Royals left-hander Jason Vargas underwent an emergency appendectomy Wednesday after getting sick very early in the morning. Royals head trainer Nick Kenney brought Vargas to a nearby St. Petersburg hopsital where Vargas had the surgery performed. The Royals expect him to miss three to four weeks says Andy McCoullough of the Kansas City Star.

Blue Jays Injury Update: Adam Lind has a broken foot

Adam Lind has been dealing with pain in his right foot for some time. What the Toronto Blue Jays player apparently didn't realise is that he has been playing with a broken foot. Sportsnet's Barry Davis tweeted that Lind has been diagnosed with a toe fracture and seems DL-bound:

Mets Injury Update: Dillon Gee strong in return from DL

New York Mets right-hander Dillon Gee was activated on Wednesday to start against the Atlanta Braves and pitched seven strong innings of one-run ball as the Mets came away with a 4-1 victory. ESPN's Adam Rubin writes that Gee made it through five innings on 49 pitches and left in the eighth after allowing the first two batters to reach base.

Yankees Injury Update: Carlos Beltran has small facial fractures after BP incident

The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians On Wednesday by the score of. 5-4, in 14 innings. Mark Teixeira and Jacoby Ellsbury homered for the Yankees, who improved to 46-44 on the season, third in the American League East. The Yankees were without Carlos Beltran, who was a late scratch due to a facial contusion.

Reds Injury Update: Brandon Phillips, Billy Hamilton

The Cincinnati Reds have won five in a row, but Wednesday's victory was marred by two injuries to key players: Brandon Phillips and Billy Hamilton. C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that both players left in the eighth inning, Hamilton removed in a double switch because of left hamstring tightness, while Phillips got his glove caught underneath him and sprained his left thumb.

Giants Injury Update: Marco Scutaro to be activated this week

The San Francisco Giants entered Wednesday night's game against the Oakland A's with a record of 49-41, a half game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. But the Giants have been struggling, having lost 20 of their last 28 games. There is good news on the injury front, as Marco Scutaro should be activated this weekend. His return should provide a spark, as much or more from his veteran leadership than what he'll provide on the field.

Cardinals Injury Update: Yadier Molina exits with sprained thumb

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was forced out of Wednesday night's 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates with a right thumb sprain. Jenifer Langosch of reports that Molina was removed in the third inning after hurting the thumb when sliding into third base during the second inning.

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee rehab result

The Philadelphia Phillies entered Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers having won two straight, but were still mired in last place in the National League East with a record of 39-51. There was good news on the injury front, as Cliff Lee continued his rehab assignment at Class-A Clearwater. Reports were that he pitched fairly well, despite a less than stellar line in four innings pitched.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Yankees Injury Update: Brett Gardner sits with abdominal strain

The New York Yankees enter tonight's game against the Cleveland Indians coming off a 5-3 loss on Tuesday night. The loss dropped the Yankees to 45-44, third in the American League East. The Yankees, who are 18th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, managed just four hits off an Indians' staff that is in the lower third in the league in ERA. The Yankees will play tonight without left fielder Brett Gardner, who is out with an abdominal strain.