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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brandon Morrow could return as reliever in September

The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday by the score of 9-5. The win improved the Blue Jays to 65-62, second in the American League East. The Blue Jays, ranked 9th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, got home runs by Jose Bautista and Colby Rasmus. But for the Blue Jays to contend down the stretch, they will need better performance from a staff that is 24th in ERA. One pitcher who may help is Brandon Morrow, who could return as a reliever in September.

Rockies Injury Update: Michael Cuddyer, Carlos Gonzalez, Rafael Betancourt

Although Michael Cuddyer certainly showed his bat was back to major league standard when he hit for the cycle on Sunday, his fitness might not have been, as he had to sit out on both Tuesday and Wednesday with hamstring tightness. In other Rockies news, it may be a while before Carlos Gonzalez is ready to play, while Rafael Betancourt could actually return from his Tommy John surgery this season.

Mets Injury Update: Jacob deGrom, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Jenrry Mejia, Dana Eveland

The New York Mets look set to get NL Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom back on Saturday, with manager Terry Collins telling reporters, including Marc Carig of Newsday, that deGrom was on course to return from the DL and start then. The news isn't so good for several other Mets players, as Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Jenrry Mejia and Dana Eveland have all been sidelined lately with various ailments.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Angels Injury Update: Garrett RIchards carted off with apparent knee injury

In the bottom of the second inning, with runners on first and second, Brock Holt hit a ground ball to the first baseman Albert Pujols . Pujols threw to second, and Angels pitcher Garrett Richards ran over to cover first base. As he ran to cover first, his knee buckled and he fell to the ground.

Yankees Injury Update: Carlos Beltran scratched with elbow discomfort

The Yankees have scratched RF Carlos Beltran from tonight's lineup. Beltran had just recently returned to playing the field for the first time since May 12th. Beltran rejoined the Yankees from a DL stint on June 5th, and had been the everyday DH since.

Pirates Injury Update: Gerrit Cole activated

The Pirates were able to add 23 year old Gerrit Cole back into their rotation today, activating the right handed pitcher from the DL. Cole last pitched on the fourth of July against the Phillies, recording the win with five innings of one hit ball.

White Sox Injury Update: Jose Abreu dealing with sore ankle

The Chicago White Sox enter the final game of a series against the Baltimore Orioles coming off a 5-1 loss on Tuesday. With a record of 59-67, the White Sox are fourth in the American League East, 11 1/2 games behind the Kansas City Royals. The White Sox, ninth in the league in runs scored, got their only run on a home run by Jose Abreu, his 32nd of the season. There is a bit of concern about Abreu, who is dealing with a sore ankle. 

Tigers Injury Update: Justin Verlander, Joakim Soria

The Tigers received good news on Tuesday, as Justin Verlander is set to throw a bullpen session on Thursday in Tampa. If all goes well, Verlander could return on Saturday, as the Tigers play the Twins at Target Field, reports Lynn Henning of the Detroit News.

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons exits with sore hip

The Atlanta Braves improved to 66-60 on the season following a 11-3 blowout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Aaron Harang allowed nine hits and three earned runs in 8 1/3 innings to get the win. Justin Upton lead a 14-hit offensive attack with five RBI, including a home run. There was a bit of concerning news as shortstop Andrelton Simmons had to leave the game with a sore hip after going 1-for-3. Ramiro Pena replaced Simmons and went 1-for-1.

Dodgers Injury Update: Zack Greinke could miss next start with elbow issue

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres on Tuesday by the score of 8-6. The win improved the Dodgers to 71-56, four and a half games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. Kevin Correia got the win despite allowing four earned runs and eight hits in five innings of work. There is some concerning news on the injury front, as right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke could miss his next start due to an elbow issue. 

Indians Injury Update: Ryan Raburn to DL

The Cleveland Indians improved to 63-61 on the season following a 7-5 win last night over the Minnesota Twins. Trevor Bauer allowed five runs in the first, but an 11-hit offensive attack lead by Yan Gomes, who went 3-for-4 with a home run, sealed the win for the Indians. On the injury front, the Indians placed outfielder Ryan Raburn on the disabled list with a sore wrist.

Red Sox Injury Update: Will Middlebrooks exits with hamstring tightness

On Tuesday, Will Middlebrooks suffered yet another blow in what has turned out to be a miserable 2014 season, when the Boston Red Sox third baseman was forced out in the fourth inning with right hamstring tightness. Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that Middlebrooks was removed after running to first base on a single. Manager John Farrell told Lauber that the third baseman was considered day-to-day, but did not appear sure of the severity of the injury:

Cardinals Injury Update: Mark Ellis to DL with oblique strain

With the waiver deadline looming, the St. Louis Cardinals lost some depth in the infield as Mark Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.  

Red Sox Injury Update: David Ross to be activated

The Boston Red Sox entered Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels in last place in the American League East at 56-68. Not much has gone right for the defending World Series champions, as they are near the bottom of the Major Leagues in runs scored and bottom third in ERA. There is some good news on the injury front, as catcher David Ross will be activated today.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tigers Injury Update: Andy Dirks unlikely to return this season

The Detroit Tigers enter Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays with a 66-56 record, second in the American League East. The Tigers have struggled of late, losers of nine out of their last 14 games. At 22nd in the league in staff ERA, the Tigers' offense has had to carry much of the load. On the injury front, it appears outfielder Andy Dirks may miss the rest of the season, which would mean a totally lost season for Dirks.

Nationals Injury Update: Nate McLouth to undergo season-ending surgery

The Washington Nationals announced that outfielder Nate McLouth will undergo season ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, per James Wagner of The Washington Post.

Padres Injury Update: Andrew Cashner could return this weekend

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner is expected to join the team soon and could possibly pitch sometime this weekend against the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to MLB Network Radio:

Pirates Injury Update: Andrew McCutchen activated

After being sidelined since August 5 with a fractured rib and cartilage injury in his left side, the Pirates announced that Andrew McCutchen has been activated and is the lineup tonight for Pittsburgh.

Mariners Injury Update: Felix Hernandez will start Friday

According to Bob Dutton of The News Tribune, Felix Hernandez will make his start Friday, as he was shocked that they were asking him such a question.

Reds Injury Update: Aroldis Chapman unavailable with 'achy' shoulder

The Cincinnati Reds dropped to three games below .500 at 61-64 following a 6-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. Logan Ondrusek allowed a run on three hits without recording an out in the 10th inning to take the loss. The Reds were without closer Aroldis Chapman, who has an aching shoulder after throwing 28 pitches on Sunday.