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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dodgers Injury Update: Dan Haren undergoes shoulder surgery

The Los Angeles Dodgers won 94 games and the National League West division title in 2014, but lost to the Cardinals in the NLDS in five games. Entering the off season ranked sixth in the Major Leagues in ERA and runs scored, the Dodgers have little to do this winter to improve the team other than stay healthy. On the injury front, pitcher Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder and should be ready by Spring Training.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Tim Lincecum exits World Series with injury

With two outs in the eighth inning, former starter Tim Lincecum exited game two of the World Series with what originally appeared to be a leg injury.  This rough season has continued. 

Yankees Injury Update: C.C. Sabathia expects to pitch full season in 2015

The New York Yankees finished the 2014 season with 84 wins, their lowest win total since they won 79 when Derek Jeter was a 21-year old phenom back in 1995. At 20th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and 18th in ERA, the Yankees look to improve in both areas next season in order to compete for a playoff spot in the American League. One player who could help solidify the staff is C.C. Sabathia, who missed much of this past season with injury. The good news is Sabathia is expecting to pitch a full season in 2015.

Red Sox Injury Update: Rusney Castillo day to day in AFL with bruised thumb

The Boston Red Sox won just 71 games in 2014 following a World Series Championship in 2013. At 18th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and 23rd in team ERA, the Red Sox need improvement in both phases of the game next season to compete for a playoff spot. One player the Red Sox are keeping an eye on this offseason is Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, who is currently listed as day-to-day with a bruised thumb.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Royals Injury Update: James Shields passed a kidney stone

Right hander James Shields, who is scheduled to start Game 1 of the World Series, struggled for several days with a health problem that was only revealed in a press conference after the Royals swept the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.

Cardinals Injury Update: Jon Jay, Adam Wainwright, Michael Wacha

The St. Louis Cardinals won 90 games and a National League Central division title this season, but lost in five games in the NLCS to the San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals look to improve upon an offense which was 23rd in the Major Leagues in runs scored. One player that figures to be a big piece to the puzzle is center fielder Jon Jay, who had surgery on his left wrist. There are also injury updates on pitchers Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mariners Injury Update: Taijuan Walker done for the AFL

Although Taijuan Walker was scratched from his Arizona Fall League start,'s Greg Johns is reporting that the Seattle Mariners top prospect is completely healthy.  He has simply decided that he will not to pitch anymore this fall.

Giants Injury Update: Tim Lincecum dealing with stiff neck

Right-hander Tim Lincecum didn’t go through a full workout Saturday because he woke up with a stiff neck, according to Alex Pavlovic. However, Lincecum is on the roster for the World Series and the Giants don't think his discomfort is serious.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Royals Injury Update: Yordano Ventura says 'shoulder is awesome'

Following his exit in Game 3 of the ALCS with shoulder tightness, concerns began about Kansas City Royals starter Yordano Ventura's availability for the remainder of that series. Now that he has had extra rest, Ventura is a sure bet to pitch in the World Series, which begins Tuesday night.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Royals Injury Update: Kyle Zimmer leaves AFL start after one inning

Kyle Zimmer has the talent to be the next star pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.  He is currently pitching in the Arizona Fall League and is showing why he is such a highly rated prospect as he leads the league with 14 strikeouts after his first two starts.  Today he made his third start of the fall and lasted only one inning before being removed.  Bernie Pleskoff is reporting that Zimmer's manager said he appeared to be 'tight' and didn't want to take any chances with him getting hurt.

Rangers Injury Update: Tanner Scheppers 'feels great' in bullpen session

Although he had never started a game in his major league career, Tanner Scheppers was named the Texas Rangers opening day starter to start 2014. Being named the day one starter was the high point of his season.  He has hit hard in four starts and then moved back to the bullpen.  Later elbow troubles, landed him on the disabled list.

Tigers Injury Update: Jose Iglesias should be ready for spring

When Alex Gonzalez is a team's best option to start at shortstop on opening day, it could be a long year at the position.  But that is the situation that the Detroit Tigers were placed in when starting shortstop, Jose Iglesias went down with injuries to both shins that caused him to miss the entire season.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Red Sox Injury Update: Mike Napoli will have surgery to address sleep apnea

Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will undergo surgery for sleep apnea on November 4 according to Rob Bradford of  Despite missing significant time in the 2014 season for injuries to his finger, toe and back, this is the only surgical procedure scheduled.

Cardinals Injury Update: Yadier Molina not able to pinch hit

The St Louis Cardinals suffered a loss to the San Francisco Giants last night 6-3, ending their bid for the World Series.  The Cardinals only won one of the five games played during the American League Championship Series due in large part to the oblique injury suffered by star catcher Yadier Molina during game two Sunday.

Rangers Rumors: Rangers decline option on Alex Rios

The Texas Rangers struggled to 67 wins in 2014 and finished 31 games behind the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. Injuries were a huge contributor to the dismal season which featured an offense that was 17th in runs scored and a pitching staff that was 28th in ERA. One player who was plagued with injuries was outfielder Alex Rios, who will become a free agent after the Rangers decline the option on him for next season.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Astros Injury Update: Carlos Correa should be fully recovered by spring training

Although the Houston Astros finished the 2014 season with a record of 70-92 and 28 games out in the American League West, there was marked improvement of the 51-win team of 2013. This off season the Astros look for ways to improve an offense that was 21st in runs scored and a staff that was 25th in ERA. One promising prospect who could help the Astros in the not too distant future is Carlos Correa, who is recovering from a broken fibula. The good news is that he's progressing well and should be recovered by spring training.

Padres Injury Update: Josh Johnson plays catch for first time since surgery

The San Diego Padres won 77 games this season despite finishing 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. The strength of the team was a strong pitching staff that ranked fourth in ERA at 3.27. One pitcher who hopes to bolster the staff even further is Josh Johnson, who is coming off Tommy John surgery. The good news is that Johnson played catch for the first time in five months.

Athletics Injury Update: Stephen Vogt should be ready for 2015 after foot surgery

The Oakland Athletics suffered a rash of injuries in the season's final months. Were they to have made the divisional round of the postseason it may have been hard for them fully fill out their roster. With many set to heal this offseason, Susan Slusser is reporting that utility man Stephen Vogt should be ready to go when the season begins.

Tigers Injury Update: Bruce Rondon expected to be ready for spring training

The Detroit Tigers head into the off season having lost three straight to the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS to end their season. The Tigers scored just 10 in their three games against the Orioles following a regular season in which they ranked second in runs scored. A problem the Tigers need to address is a staff that was 24th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 4.01. A pitcher who should help is reliever Bruce Rondon, who is expected to be ready for Spring Training after missing all season recovering from elbow surgery.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Royals Injury Update: Yordano Ventura completes bullpen session, ready to pitch

Yordano Ventura left in the sixth inning on Saturday as the Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles in Game 2 of the ALCS but the right-hander was optimistic that shoulder soreness would not keep him from making his next start. Now Jesse Sanchez of reports that Ventura complete a bullpen session and could pitch today (Wednesday) if necessary. His next scheduled start would be Game 6 on Friday in Baltimore.