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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Jake Smolinski, Michael Choice

It seems unfortunately rather fitting for the Texas Rangers that when they do finally get a player back from injury, another is ruled out for the rest of the season. Jake Smolinski was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, but barely no time had passed before it became clear that Michael Choice, who strained his hamstring on Sunday, would not return this year:

Dodgers Injury Update: Hanley Ramirez scratched

The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday by the score of 10-4. Even with the loss, the Dodgers are 86-65 and hold a three game lead in the National League West. The Dodgers were without shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who was out with a strained right elbow. Justin Turner started in his place and went 3-for-4 with two RBI.

Giants Injury Update: Angel Pagan out Tuesday

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday by the score of 2-1. The win improved the Giants to 83-68, three games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. The Giants played without the services of Angel Pagan, who was scratched again due to lower back stiffness. Juan Perez started in center for Pagan and went 0-for-4.

Twins Injury Update: Eduardo Escobar, Oswaldo Arcia

Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar injured his right shoulder diving for a ground ball in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game, reports Rhett Bollinger of Escobar had to leave the game and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. Meanwhile, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is expected to miss a couple more days, but should be able to return by Friday after tweaking his back in Monday's contest.

Mariners Injury Update: Roenis Elias exits with elbow stiffness

Seattle Mariners rookie starting pitcher Roenis Elias exited Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the third inning with left elbow stiffness, according to Root Sports Northwest:

Tigers Injury Update: Alex Avila still not symptom-free

The Detroit Tigers lost to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday by the score of 4-3. The loss dropped to Tigers to 84-67 on the season, first in the American League Central. The Tigers have been excellent all season offensively, ranked 2nd in the Major League in runs scored. They were without catcher Alex Avila, who is still dealing with concussion symptoms. Bryan Holaday started for Avila and went 0-for-3.

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

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 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

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: