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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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

Royals Injury Update: Jason Vargas, Eric Hosmer


The Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday by the score of 2-1. The loss dropped the Royals to 53-52, five games behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. Eric Hosmer drove in the only run for the Royals with an RBI single in the ninth inning. Hosmer has been dealing with a hand injury and only started one of the previous seven games. In other injury news, Jason Vargas has improved in his recovery from an appendectomy.

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt could play this weekend


San Francisco Giants (57-50) first baseman Brandon Belt has been on the DL since suffering a concussion during the Giants win against the Florida Marlins on July 19th.  Raymond Bureau of Sports Injury Alert reported on Monday that Belt had not been cleared for baseball activities, however Belt has been progressing well this week and Alex Pavlovic tweeted that Belt took some swings yesterday.

Rangers Injury Update: Nick Tepesch to skip start


Texas Rangers starter Nick Tepesch will miss his next turn in the rotation after leaving Saturday's start with knee soreness. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Jerome Williams is now slated to start Friday's series opener against the Cleveland Indians.

Orioles Injury Update: Chris Davis, Ubaldo Jimenez


Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was missing from the team's lineup last night after experiencing flu-like symptoms, reports Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. While the major league team pulled off a 12-inning win, Ubaldo Jimenez made a rehab start for Single A Aberdeen, going 4 2/3 innings and giving up one unearned run on five hits.

Tigers Injury Update: Eugenio Suarez, Nick Castellanos, Andy Dirks


The Detroit Tigers have not yet chosen a specific date for outfielder Andy Dirks to begin a Minor League rehab assignment for the second time this season. Dirks has begun baseball activities, but he has not played in the Majors in 2014. In addition, rookie third baseman Nick Castellanos and shortstop Eugenio Suarez both left Tuesday night's game with injuries. Castellanos was scratched just before the game. Here are the latest updates via Matt Slovin of MLB.com.

Athletics Injury Update: Coco Crisp will have to play through neck problem


Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp had an MRI on his sore neck on July 29. The results showed no change in his condition, so Crisp will likely continue to play through the pain. Crisp will rejoin the team Friday as the Athletics begin a 10-game home stand with three against the Kansas City Royals.

Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward out with sore back


The Atlanta Braves entered Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 58-48 record, tied for first in the National League East with the Washington Nationals. With the battle for the division likely to come down to the wire, the Braves need to pick up the offense, which is ranked 23rd in the Major Leagues in runs scored. One key member of the lineup, Jason Heyward, was out last night due to a sore back. Fortunately for the Braves, the injury does not appear serious. 

Cubs Injury Update: Neil Ramirez to DL


The Chicago Cubs entered Tuesday night's game in last place in the National League Central with a record of 43-61. At 27th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and 19th in ERA, the Cubs have struggled in most phases of the game this season. One bright spot has been the emergence of rookie pitcher Neil Ramirez, who has been dominant out of the bullpen. The bad news is that Ramirez is heading to the disabled list.

MLB Moves and Notes: July 30th


Several players came off the DL yesterday, with some good news in particular for the injury-plagued Colorado Rockies.

Phillies Injury Update: Marlon Byrd sits after fouling ball off foot


The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets on Tuesday y the score of 6-0. Cole Hamels scattered six hits and struck out eight in eight innings to pick up his sixth win of the season. Chase Utley provided the big blow with a grand slam home run in the seventh inning. The Phillies, who improved to 47-60 on the season, were without right fielder Marlon Byrd, who was out with a sore foot.

Rays Injury Update: Wil Myers to take BP for first time since breaking wrist


The Tampa Bay Rays entered Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a 52-54 record, fourth in the American League East. The Rays have been solid on the mound, ranked 11th in the Major Leagues in ERA, but have been hindered by injuries and are just 17th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. There is some good news on the injury front regarding outfielder Wil Myers, who is scheduled to take his first batting practice since breaking his wrist.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Matt Cain to visit Dr. James Andrews


The San Francisco Giants fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday by the score of 5-0. The loss dropped the Giants to 57-49, two games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. The Giants are still being carried by a pitching staff that is seventh in the Major Leagues in ERA. There is concern on the status of Matt Cain, who is slow in his recovery from elbow problems. The result of a consultation with Dr. James Andrews could determine his fate for the rest of the season.

Brewers Injury Update: Jim Henderson, Scooter Gennett


The Milwaukee Brewers are getting themselves ready for the trade deadline, but Jim Henderson and Scooter Gennett are just focused on getting back to 100-percent and playing as often as they can.

Rockies Injury Update: Troy Tulowitzki has needle therapy on hip


The Colorado Rockies have struggled to a 43-62 record so far this season, last in the National League West. The pitching staff has let the Rockies down with a dismal 4.98 ERA, 30th in the Major Leagues. The offense has been a bright spot, particularly All Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who is leading the league in hitting. But Tulowitzki has been out with a hip flexor injury, which was treated on Monday with needle therapy.