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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pirates Injury Update: Jordy Mercer out with back tightness


The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 80-70 on the season with a 4-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Six Pirates pitchers scattered seven hits and struck out 11, while Russell Martin and Starling Marte each homered. The Pirates were without shortstop Jordy Mercer, who was out with back tightness.

Mets Injury Update: Juan Lagares exits after hurting elbow


New York Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares came out of Tuesday's win with what was described as a hyperextended right elbow on the team's official Twitter account:

Astros Injury Update: George Springer out for season


The Houston Astros entered Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians with a record of 67-83, fourth in the American League West. Although 27 games behind the Los Angeles Angels, the Astros have made considerable improvement over last year's 51-win season. One bright spot was rookie George Springer, although he is now ruled out for the rest of the season with a lingering quad injury.

Rangers Injury Update: Shin-Soo Choo has ankle surgery


The Texas Rangers entered Tuesday night's game against the Oakland A's at 57-92, last in the American League West. The dismal season can be largely attributed to injuries, as 12 players are currently on the 60-day disabled list. One of the injured players, Shin-Soo Choo, underwent season ending surgery last month. To make matters worse, he will now undergo another surgery unrelated to his first surgery.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rockies Injury Update: Nolan Arenado has pneumonia


Colorado Rockies (59-91) third baseman Nolan Arenado is battling pneumonia and is at home resting while the rest of his team plays the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The Rockies are unsure when Arenado will return.

Angels Injury Update: Josh Hamilton back in lineup


Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will return to the starting lineup Tuesday night after an 11-day layoff due to a sore right shoulder joint. Hamilton will hit sixth and serve as the designated hitter as the Angels announced via Twitter early Tuesday evening.

Tigers Injury Update: Anibal Sanchez throws bullpen, could return as reliever


Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Monday afternoon and reported no soreness in the right pectoral muscle that has had him sidelined since August 9. He should throw another bullpen session within a few days and then maybe a simulated game. If all goes well, Sanchez could return in time for the postseason. However, the Tigers will have to determine if Sanchez will start or relieve, says Jason Beck of MLB.com.

Cubs Injury update: Anthony Rizzo out Tuesday


The Cubs will sit Anthony Rizzo on Tuesday, as they play the second game of a 3 game set against the Reds. Rizzo returned to the lineup yesterday for the first time in 18 games. Rizzo had been out with a sore back, which I covered here.

Yankees Injury Update: Masahiro Tanaka to start Sunday


Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who is working his way back from a partially torn UCL, will start his first game since July 8 on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, per the team's Twitter account. Manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka will be limited to about 75 pitches.

Royals Injury Update: Danny Duffy not expected to return until next week


Kansas City Royals lefty Danny Duffy's sore shoulder will force him to miss another start, reports Jackson Alexander of MLB.com. Liam Hendriks will start Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. The Royals are 1.5 games back of the Detroit Tigers for the AL Central lead, and tied with the two games ahead of the Seattle Mariners for an AL Wild Card.

Mets Injury Update: Matt Harvey throws sim game


With 11 games remaining in the 2014 season, the New York Mets are sitting at 72-79, fourth in the National League East. A bright spot has been the pitching staff, ranked a respectable 12th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 3.57. The numbers are even more impressive considering the Mets have been without reliever Bobby Parnell for all but one appearance and starter Matt Harvey for the entire season. The good news is that Harvey threw a simulated game on Monday, and looked sharp.

Cardinals Injury Update: Matt Adams back in lineup


After sitting Sunday with a "slight" oblique strain, and with an off-day Monday, Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals lead the NL Central by 3.5 games with 12 left to play.

Mets Injury Update: Vic Black, Jeremy Hefner


Mets right hander Jeremy Hefner appears headed for a second Tommy John surgery, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN. Meanwhile, reliever Vic Black (herniated disc) came off the DL on Sept 8, but now will be shut down for about a week with a strained rotator cuff, says Tim Healey of MLB.com

Yankees Injury Update: Martin Prado done for season after appendectomy


The New York Yankees' Martin Prado has played his last game of the 2014 season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, as Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network tweeted:

Giants Injury Update: Angel Pagan, Brandon Belt, Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse


Monday night's 6-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks sank the San Francisco Giants to four games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the race for the NL West, but the Giants still have a 2.5 game lead over the other NL Wild Card contenders. As for injuries to key players that could affect regular and postseason results, there is good news and bad news, as we see below.

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Jake Lamb sits with quad issue


The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled to a 62-88 record this season, fourth in the National League West. They are coming off a 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Mark Trumbo went 2-for-5 with a grand slam home run and five RBI to lead the Diamondbacks, who were again without Jake Lamb due to a quad injury

Twins Injury Update: Tommy Milone's MRI shows no structural damage


The Minnesota Twins fell to the Detroit Tigers on Monday by the score of 8-6. The loss dropped the Twins to 63-87 on the season, last in the American League Central. Although 6th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Twins have been derailed by a staff that is 28th in ERA at 4.82. There's some good news on the injury front, as an MRI on Tommy Milone revealed no structural damage and he could return again this season.

Dodgers Injury Update: Hyun-Jin Ryu's MRI shows no structural damage


Left-hander Hyun-jin Ryu will miss his next start, but the Dodgers received good news about his viability as a member of their postseason rotation: an MRI revealed no structural damage in his inflamed shoulder, according to Cody Ulm of MLB.com.

Twins Injury Update: Oswaldo Arcia exits with back tightness


Minnesota Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was forced out of Monday night's game after tweaking his back on a swing, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Arcia hurt himself when taking a big hack at a pitch in the sixth inning.

Indians Injury Update: Zach Walters leaves with intercostal strain


Cleveland Indians second baseman Zach Walters left Monday night's 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros in the sixth inning with a right intercostal strain, the team announced. He was replaced by Justin Sellers.