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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Athletics Injury Update: Coco Crisp out with neck issue

After a major collision attempting to rob a home run this past weekend, Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp is still out of the lineup. John Hickey is reporting that Crisp had injections in his neck to relieve pressure and is expected to be back this weekend.

Cubs Injury Update: Anthony Rizzo out with strained back

The Chicago Cubs entered Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a record of 62-76, last in the National League Central. The Cubs were again without the services of Anthony Rizzo, who was out of the lineup with a strained back. At 24th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Cubs miss the big bat Rizzo brings to their lineup. Chris Valaika started at first base for Rizzo and hit eighth in the lineup.

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits with bruised triceps

After being hit by a pitch from Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick, the Atlanta Braves are reporting that Justin Upton has left the game due to a bruised triceps.

Cubs Injury Alert: Starlin Castro leaves game with leg injury

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro slid into home to score on a base hit from Jorge Soler. However, as he slid, he turned his left ankle and had to leave the game. Javier Baez moved from second base to shortstop, and Logan Watkins entered to play second base and hit in Castro's spot in the batting order.

Brewers Injury Update: Carlos Gomez could miss two weeks

The Milwaukee Brewers have shut down center fielder Carlos Gomez for at least one week says's Tom Haudricourt. As our own Jacob Fagan noted, Gomez left Sunday's game with a sprained left wrist. The shutdown plus rehab exercises afterward could mean that Gomez misses a total of two weeks of action at a time when the Brewers need him the most.

Cardinals Injury Update: Michael Wacha will return to pitch Thursday

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that they will activate starting pitcher Michael Wacha from the 60-day disabled list and start him on Thursday, September 4, when the Cardinals play in Cincinnati. Wacha will make his first start since June 17. He went on the disabled list the next day with a stress reaction in his right shoulder.

Red Sox Injury Update: Dustin Pedroia out a few days

I reported on Sunday that Dustin Pedroia exited Saturday's early after taking an elbow to the head,  Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe is now reporting that Pedroia is still experiencing concussion symptoms and and is not expected to play in the Yankees series to start the week.

Padres Injury Update: Carlos Quentin, Yonder Alonso

Despite having the third best team ERA in the Major Leagues, the San Diego Padres are 65-71 on the season, third in the National League West. A big reason is a woeful offense that is 30th in runs scored, and that lack of offense is in part due to injuries to key players such as Carlos Quentin and Yonder Alonso, who have both been transferred to the 60-day DL and are likely out for the rest of the season.

Dodgers Injury Report: Paco Rodriguez ready for bullpen

The Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Washington Nationals on Monday by the score of 6-4. The loss was the fourth in the last seven games for the Dodgers. Even with the current slump, the Dodgers are 77-61, two games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. There is good news that could help the bullpen during the stretch run, as Paco Rodriguez, who has been out nearly a month, is ready for a bullpen session.

Rockies Injury Update: Boone Logan transferred to 60-day DL

The Colorado Rockies defeated the San Francisco Giants on Monday by the score of 10-9. The win was only the 55th on the season for the Rockies, despite ranking fourth in the Major Leagues in runs scored. The pitching staff, which is 30th in team ERA, is a major reason the Rockies are 25 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. On the injury front, pitcher Boone Logan, who is one of six Rockies' pitchers on the DL, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Mets Injury Update: Bobby Parnell progressing as planned

The New York Mets fell to 64-74 on the season following a 9-6 loss to the Miami Marlins on Monday. With 24 games left in the season, the Mets are struggling to stay out of last place in the National League East. A glimmer of hope for next season is the pitching staff, which is 11th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 3.57. One pitcher who hopes to return to bolster the bullpen in 2015 is reliever Bobby Parnell, who is progressing as scheduled in his return from elbow surgery.

Nationals Injury Update: Adam LaRoche exits with back pain

Due to back pain, first baseman Adam LaRoche was removed for pinch hitter Kevin Frandsen in the 7th inning of the Nationals' 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Frandsen remained in the game at first base.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Reds Injury Update: Homer Bailey transferred to 60-day DL

The Cincinnati Reds announced today that they will transfer RHP Homer Bailey to the 60-day DL, making an extra spot for September call-ups, according to C. Trent Rosecrans.

Brewers Injury Update: Jeff Bianchi transferred to 60-day DL

The Milwaukee Brewers have placed utility infielder Jeff Bianchi on the 60-day disabled list.

Royals Injury Update; Josh Willingham out with sore ribcage

The AL Central leading Royals will take on the Rangers tonight in Kansas City as they begin a 3 game series. They will do so without Josh Willingham, as he will sit out with soreness in his ribcage and won't even swing the bat until Tuesday.

Dodgers Injury Report: Chris Perez activated

According to Alanna Rizzo, the Los Angeles Dodgers have activated former Indians closer, Chris Perez from the disabled list after he has completed his rehab.  

Giants Injury Update: Michael Morse out with sore hip

Giants first baseman Mike Morse was held out of the lineup today and word is that he is experiencing a sore left hip.

Phillies Injury Update: Mike Adams activated

The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled to a 63-74 record this season, but have won nine of their last 13 games. A bright spot was a combined no-hitter from Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon today against the Atlanta Braves. Although far from playoff contention, the Phillies hope to have a strong September to build upon for next season. One pitcher looking to stay healthy and contribute is veteran reliever Mike Adams, who has been activated from the disabled list.

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer aggravates injured shoulder

The Minnesota Twins defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Monday by the score of 6-4. The win improved the Twins to 60-77, last in the American League Central. Joe Mauer lead the Twins' attack going 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI. The bad news is that he aggravated a shoulder injury. Mauer played the entire game as the designated hitter and there is no word if he'll need to miss any time.

Orioles Injury Update: J.J. Hardy exits with back spasm

As the Baltimore Orioles enter September, they may be another player down.  After losing Manny Machado and Steve Pearce, shortstop J.J. Hardy left today's game against the Minnesota Twins with apparent back spasms.