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Friday, August 1, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Taylor Teagarden activated, optioned

The New York Mets enter a weekend series against the San Francisco Giants coming off an 11-2 win over the Philadelpiha Phillies. The win improved the Mets to 52-56, fourth in the National League East. On the injury front, backup catcher Taylor Teagarden has been activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A. Anthony Recker will serve as the backup catcher to Travis d'Arnaud.

Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman shut down for at least two weeks

Although the Washington Nationals have still not issued an official statement of the severity of Ryan Zimmerman's right hamstring strain, they have stated that he will not perform any activity for at least two weeks.'s Daniel Popper reports that the Nationals third baseman will be re-evaluated after that period to see if he can start strengthening exercises.

Reds Injury Update: Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Phillips, Manny Parra

Aroldis Chapman of the Reds showed hamstring discomfort after throwing a 102 MPH fastball to Marcell Ozuna. He grabbed his right leg, but he continued and shut down the Marlins to earn the save, according to Mark Sheldon of

Mariners Injury Update: Danny Farquhar, James Paxton

The Seattle Mariners (56-52) dodged a bullet last night when Danny Farquhar was hit with a comebacker during a relief appearance in the Mariners 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians (53-55).  Also, it appears that starting pitcher James Paxton is finally healthy after a long stint on the disabled list.

The Oakland A's and the injury side of the Lester-Céspedes trade

Early on Thursday, the Oakland A's traded Yoenis Céspedes to the Boston Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes. The move gives the A's a fearsome top four of Lester, Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir and Jeff Samardzija and they are clearly setting up a rotation that they feel can win the World Series.

Blue Jays Injury Update: Dan Johnson placed on DL

The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Houston Astros on Thursday by the score of 6-5. The win improved the Blue Jays record to 60-50, second in the American League East. The offense which is third in the Major Leagues in runs scored, overcame a shaky outing by starter Drew Hutchison, who allowed four runs on six hits in three innings. The Blue Jays were without Dan Johnson due to a left hamstring strain. 

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 to DL with forearm strain

UPDATE 15:30 ET: Skaggs has been placed on the 15-day DL with the forearm strain and Michael Roth was called up to replace him on the roster. The team announced the move on their official Twitter account on Friday afternoon, but there is no word as to the severity of the injury yet:

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.