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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reds Injury Update: Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto


Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips had surgery on July 11 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss a total of six to eight weeks. It appears now, that the six-week time frame is more likely, meaning late August for his return. In addition, first baseman Joey Votto is also on schedule to return from his strained left quadriceps in time for the September stretch after receiving another round of plasma injections.

Rockies Injury Update: Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer, Boone Logan, Troy Tulowitzki


The Colorado Rockies had another busy day yesterday on the injury front, as they had to place both Justin Morneau and Boone Logan on the disabled list. They also got more positive news in the form of Michael Cuddyer's MRI and the activation of Nick Masset, while star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki sat out again with his thigh injury. Cody Ulm of MLB.com provides the update on all five Rockies:

Indians Injury Update: Asdrubal Cabrera exits


Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera had to exit Monday’s game against the Twins due to lower back spasms, according to Alex M. Smith of MLB.com.

Red Sox Injury Update: Ryan Lavarnway starts rehab


The Boston Red Sox hammered the Toronto Blue Jays Monday night by the score of 14-1. At 25th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the 14-run explosion was a great thing to see for the Red Sox. The win improved the Red Sox to 47-52, seven games out in the American League East. On the injury front, backup catcher Ryan Lavarnway continued his rehab assignment at Double-A Portland on Monday night.

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer, Ricky Nolasco


The Minnesota Twins entered Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians in last place in the American League Central with a record of 44-53. The offense has been solid at 11th in the league in runs scored, but the main problem for the Twins has been a pitching staff that is 27th in the league in ERA. Two key members of the team, Joe Mauer and Ricky Nolasco, are improving in their recovery from injuries, but are still not ready to return.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Royals Injury Update: Eric Hosmer scratched with hand injury


Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been scratched from Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox with a bruised hand, reports Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star:

Cardinals Injury Update: Michael Wacha making progress


St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha’s injured shoulder is improving, reports Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Yankees Injury Update: Mark Teixeira out with strained lat


New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is having more injury problems, reports ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews. Teixeira has a lower lat strain and could miss the entire four-game series against the Texas Rangers, which begins Monday night.

White Sox Injury Update: Matt Lindstrom getting closer to rehab assignment


Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom threw a successful bullpen assignment Saturday and will begin a minor league rehab assignment soon if he continues to progress well this week, reports Scott Merkin of MLB.com:

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee, Wil Nieves, Reid Brignac


The Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday by the score of 8-2. With the loss, the Phillies are buried in last place in the National League East with a record of 43-55. With the team bound making trades for the deadline, there have been some roster moves involving at least one player that could be traded. Cliff Lee, Wil Nieves and Reid Brignac, who have all been sidelined due to injuries, have been activated and will be available for tonight's game against the San Francisco Giants.

Orioles Injury Update: Ubaldo Jimenez making slow progress


The Baltimore Orioles got blown out by the Oakland A's on Sunday by the score of 10-2. Even with the loss, the Orioles are in first place in the American League East with a record of 53-44. The pitching staff has struggled somewhat to 19th in the league in ERA, at 3.91. Hoping to help boost the staff sometime soon in this second half is Ubaldo Jimenez, who is slowly making progress in recovery from an ankle injury.

Giants Injury Update: Matt Cain placed on DL with elbow inflammation


The San Francisco Giants have placed starting pitcher Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.

Pirates Injury Update: Starling Marte, Gerrit Cole


The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 52-46 on the season, following a 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Neil Walker lead a 12-hit attack, going 3-for-4 win an RBI and two runs scored. Three other Pirates each had two hits. There was good news on the injury front, as Starling Marte appeared as a pinch hitter after missing the previous game after being hit in the head by a pitch on Friday. Pitcher Gerrit Cole threw a bullpen session and is progressing in his recovery.  

Rays Injury Update: Joel Peralta may hit DL with virus


The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Minnesota Twins on Sunday by the score of 5-3 behind solid pitching from Chris Archer, who allowed one earned run and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. The win improved the Rays to 47-53, fourth in the American League East. The Rays were without the services of reliever Joel Peralta for the entire series and he may end up on the disabled list due to a virus.

Astros Injury Update: Dexter Fowler still not doing baseball activities


The Houston Astros used a 17-hit attack to defeat the Chicago White Sox on Sunday by the score of 11-7. The offensive outburst was good to see from an Astros team that is 23rd in the league in runs scored. Matt Dominguez and Marwin Gonzalez each had three hits for the Astros, who again played without center fielder Dexter Fowler, who still is not doing baseball activities since sustaining a muscle strain in his right side.

Mets Injury Update: Jon Niese activated to start Monday


The New York Mets lost to the San Diego Padres on Sunday by the score of 2-1. With the loss, the Mets dropped to 46-52 on the season, third in the National League East. With the game tied in the ninth inning, Josh Edgin bobbled a comeback ground ball by Seth Smith, allowing Cameron Maybin to score the winning run. The Mets will try to bounce back tonight against the Seattle Mariners, as Jon Niese will make the start after being activated from the disabled list.

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton, Evan Gattis


Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis is on course for a return to the lineup on Monday night, but the team may be without Justin Upton, who left Sunday's game after being hit in the left arm by a pitch. MLB.com's Joe Morgan reports that Upton was struck by an 88mph Kyle Kendrick sinker and although he initially remained in the game, his triceps stiffened up during a rain delay, as manager Fredi Gonzalez told Morgan:

Dodgers Injury Update: Yasiel Puig will get more X-rays on hand, Hanley Ramirez expected back in the lineup


During the Los Angeles Dodgers three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals they struggled at the plate. Those issues may continue because Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez were both hit in the left hand by pitches during the series. Ramirez also was hit in the left shoulder.

Cardinals Injury Update: Matt Holliday returns after passing concussion tests


The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday by the score of 4-3. The loss dropped the Cardinals to 54-45, tied for first place with the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. There was some good news for the Cardinals, as outfielder Matt Holliday, who left Saturday's game after a collision, passed concussion tests and was back in the lineup. Holliday went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts and a walk.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Dodgers Injury Update: Hanley Ramirez exits after HBP


Hanley Ramirez left Sunday’s game against the Cardinals in the 9th inning due to being hit in the left wrist by a 99 MPH fastball thrown by Trevor Rosenthal, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Catcher. Drew Butera pinch ran for Ramirez.