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Friday, August 22, 2014

Brewers Injury Update: Kyle Lohse to start Monday

According to Joe Zenzola of Sportsradio 1250 WSSP, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says right-handed pitcher Kyle Lohse will start Monday against the San Diego Padres.

Rockies Injury Update: Michael Cuddyer still out with hamstring issue

The Colorado Rockies have had a dismal 2014 season in which they are 26 games below .500 at 50-76. Despite scoring the second most runs in the Major Leagues, the Rockies haven't been able to overcome a pitching staff that is 30th in ERA at 4.98. Injuries have also been an issue, as eight players are currently on the DL, with five on the 60-day DL. One key player that has missed much of the season is outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who has missed the last couple days due to a hamstring injury.

Orioles Injury Update: Manny Machado not ready for return next week

UPDATE: According to Tim Brown of Yahoo, Machado will have surgery next week, and will miss the rest of the season .Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado will not return next week, when he is eligible, according to ESPN.

Athletics Injury Update: Craig Gentry activated

The Oakland A's, who have led the American League West for most of the season, enter a weekend series with the Los Angeles Angels in second place, two games behind the Angels. To battle the Angels this weekend and down the stretch for a chance to win the division, the A's will need all their pieces in place. The good news is that outfielder Craig Gentry has been activated from the disabled list.

Reds Injury Update: Homer Bailey, Joey Votto

Cincinnati Reds All Star first baseman Joey Votto has yet to start what the team calls "baseball activities," but he is jogging and the recent strength test results are encouraging, manager Bryan Price said, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of From the same reporter comes news that RHP Homer Bailey, on the DL since August 8 with a bulging disc, has not yet begun throwing.

Braves Injury Update: Shae Simmons shut down with more shoulder discomfort

The planned Wednesday rehab start for righty reliever Shae Simmons, on the DL since July 27 with a strained right shoulder, has been postponed, according to Mark Bowman of

Cubs Injury Update: Edwin Jackson hits DL with lat strain

Cubs right-hander Edwin Jackson has been placed on the 15-DL with a right lat strain, according to Carrie Muskat of Left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup was recalled from Triple-A Iowa.

Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman, Steven Souza Jr

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (strained right hamstring) took a step toward his expected September return by playing catch for about ten minutes on Thursday, reports Daniel Popper of Outfielder Steven Souza Jr (bruised left shoulder) began his rehab at Single-A Hagerstown, according to Tim Murray of

Padres Injury Update: Everth Cabrera to start jogging Monday

The San Diego Padres enter a weekend series with the Los Angeles Angels with a record of 59-67, third in the National League West. The Padres have struggled offensively, ranking 30th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Injuries have also hampered the team, who have eight players currently on the disabled list. One player who has been improving is shortstop Everth Cabrera, who will start jogging on Monday.

Mets Injury Update: Daisuke Matsuzaka throws five scoreless in rehab start

The New York Mets enter a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday with a record of 60-68, fourth in the National League East. At 26th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Mets have been carried by a staff that is 9th in the league in ERA. One member of the staff that has been injured but should return soon is Daisuke Matsuzaka, who was impressive in his rehab start last night for the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Royals Injury Update: MRI comes back clean for catcher Salvador Perez

The Kansas City Royals dodged a bullet last night, as young catcher Salvador Perez's MRI on his knee came back clean.  Manager Ned Yost told's Dick Kaegel that the procedure was just a precaution and mainly for peace of mind for Perez.  He also said that Perez is expected to be back in the lineup some time this weekend.

Indians Injury Update: Yan Gomes exits with potential concussion

According to Jordan Bastian of, Indians catcher Yan Gomes exited Thursday’s game against the Twins due to concussion-like symptoms.

Padres Injury Update: Joaquin Benoit expected to avoid DL

The San Diego Padres entered Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a record of 59-66, third in the National League West. The Padres have been hindered by injuries, as eight players and five pitchers are currently on the disabled list. Another pitcher who has been hampered of late is reliever Joaquin Benoit, who has been battling a nagging shoulder issue.

Cardinals Injury Update: Yadier Molina swings a bat

The St. Louis Cardinals enter a weekend series tonight against the Philadelphia Phillies with a record of 69-57, second in the National League Central. At 28th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Cardinals will need to improve in order to keep pace with the Milwaukee Brewers down the stretch. One player who should help is All-Star catcher Yadier Molina, who is progressing in recovery from a right thumb injury.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Breaking down Andrew McCutchen's rib avulsion

Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen recently returned from a stint on the disabled list after suffering an avulsion fra​cture of his 11th rib. Believing that the initial injury was related to the oblique muscle, the Pirates hoped that McCutchen would avoid the DL. After all, the center fielder was putting up MVP type numbers yet again with a slash line of .311/.411/.536, 17 home runs, 67 RBI, and a league leading OPS+ of 168.

Tigers Injury Update: Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander

In recent weeks, the Detroit Tigers have given up their lead in the American League Central and they could certainly do without the current injury concerns with two of their most prominent players, Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander.

Red Sox Injury Update: Allen Craig activated

After winning the World Series a season ago, the Boston Red Sox have stumbled to 56-70, last in the American League East. One bright sport this season has been the play of 38-year old designated hitter David Ortiz, who hit his 30th home run of the season yesterday. It's the ninth time in his career to hit the 30-home run mark in a season. In other news, the Red Sox have activated Allen Craig, who has missed most of the month with a sprained foot.

Angels Injury Update: Garrett Richards out 6-9 months

Last night the Los Angeles Angels hopes for a World Championship took a crushing blow as Garrett Richards had to be taken off the field on a stretcher with a knee injury.  Today the news got worse as Gordon Edes reported that he has been placed on the 60 day disabled list with a torn patellar tendon and will be out up to nine months.

Giants Injury Update: Buster Posey, Brandon Belt, Hector Sanchez

The San Francisco Giants need a full-strength roster to stay in the playoff hunt. Unfortunately, with Buster Posey hurting and slumping, and both Brandon Belt and Hector Sanchez potentially done for the year because of concussions, that's exactly what they haven't got.

Brewers Injury Update: Matt Garza, Kyle Lohse, Jim Henderson

Milwaukee Brewers starters Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza should both be returning to the rotation in time to help the team in another close NL Central battle. The same can't be said of reliever Jim Henderson, who has undergone shoulder surgery after a difficult season in which he has never really been able to find his form or his health.