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Friday, August 1, 2014

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 MLB.com'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. MLB.com'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.

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.