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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Yu Darvish to start throwing in early December


Like many on his team, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish had his 2014 season cut short due to injury. Darvish, though did manage to play most of the season before inflammation in his right elbow forced him to call it quits on August 10. Now, though, Darvish has recovered, and he will begin his offseason throwing program soon after Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Brewers Injury Update: Ryan Braun's thumb completely healed


Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun has declared himself completely healed from his surgery to repair the nerve that caused numbness in his right thumb for nearly two years. Braun had the surgery performed on October 2, and as MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reported Wednesday, Braun says he has fully recovered but remains cautious about preparing for Spring Training.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee to start throwing next week


The Philadelphia Phillies are clearly in a rebuilding mode following their second straight 73-win season. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has made it clear that he'll listen to offers for any player, including aging core veterans that helped the Phillies win a World Series six years ago. One player who could command a lot in a trade is Cliff Lee, who has been cleared to start throwing and will begin his off season regimen next week. He should be ready for the start of spring training in February.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Indians Injury Update: Giovanny Urshela will not need surgery on knee


The Cleveland Indians finished third in the American League Central with 85 wins in 2014. Looking forward the Indians, who were slightly above the middle of the pack in runs scored and ERA, need only to tweak the roster to contend next season. One player the Indians could count on in the near future is prospect Giovanny Urshela, who is dealing with a knee problem which cost him the rest of the Venezuela Winter League. The good news is that the injury will not require surgery.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Padres Injury Update: Tyson Ross says forearm is fully healed


The San Diego Padres were competitive and won 77 games this past season despite finishing 30th in several offensive categories, including runs scored. They were lead by a pitching staff that was sixth in the Major Leagues in ERA. One key member of the rotation this past season was Tyson Ross, who was shut down in late September with a flexor strain. The good news is that Ross says his forearm is completely healed.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Alexi Ogando, Tomas Telis


The Texas Rangers were hampered with a significant number of injuries this past season, which lead to a dismal 67-95 record. Only four position players appeared in over 125 games and no pitcher made 30 or more starts. Hoping to get healthy in time for Spring Training, there is some news on the injury front regarding pitcher Alexi Ogando and outfielder Tomas Telis .

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Phillies Injury Update: Jesse Biddle diagnosed with mild tendinitis after MRI


The Philadelphia Phillies look to start the rebuilding process this winter following two consecutive 73-win seasons. Some veterans who were the core of the team that won a World Series championship in 2008 likely will be moved to pave way for younger players to build for the future. One such player is left-handed pitcher Jesse Biddle, who struggled this past season in Double A Reading. After fearing his latest elbow injury was serious, the Phillies got good news on Biddle, who was diagnosed with mild tendinitis.


Athletics Injury Update: John Jaso finally cleared for all activity


The Oakland A's won 88 games this past season and lost in the AL Wild Card game against the Kansas City Royals. Although the exit in the playoffs was earlier than expected, the A's don't appear to need to do much this winter. They were fourth in the Major Leagues in runs scored and third in ERA. One player who can boost the offense even further is John Jaso, who has been cleared for all baseball activity following a concussion.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rays Injury Update: Evan Longoria just bruised and fine after HBP


Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is just fine after leaving Tuesday's MLB/Japan All-Star Series Game 5 due to getting hit by a pitch in the top of the third inning. He continued to play for duration of the inning but left in the fourth.

Mets Injury Update: Matt Harvey will not have set innings limit



The New York Mets won 79 games this past season behind a pitching staff that was ninth in the Major Leagues in ERA. Although improving the offense this winter should be a priority, the Mets are spending the early stages of this off season considering the the health of Matt Harvey, who is looking to return to form following Tommy John surgery which cost him all of 2014. It appeared a few weeks ago that Harvey would be put on an innings limit next season, but now that will not be the case.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Indians Injury Update: Prospect Giovanny Urshela dealing with knee problem


The Cleveland Indians finished third in the American League Central with 85 wins in 2014. Looking forward the Indians, who were slightly above the middle of the pack in runs scored and ERA, need only to tweak the roster to contend next season. One player the Indians could count on in the near future is prospect Giovanny Urshela, who is dealing with a knee problem and could miss the rest of the Venezuela Winter League.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Reds Injury Update: Joey Votto "doing great" in offseason rehab


The Cincinnati Reds struggled to a 76-86 record this past season in large part to an offense that was 28th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Looking ahead, the Reds may look to free agency or trades to improve the offense in 2015, but a big factor could be the health of first baseman Joey Votto. The good news is that he appears to be doing great in his rehab this off season as he recovers from a quad injury.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rays Injury Update: Jeff Beliveau out of remainder of MLB/Japan series with lat strain


Tampa Bay Rays reliever Jeff Beliveau left Saturday's MLB/Japan All-Star Series Game 3 in the eighth inning after striking out three of the four hitters he faced. Examination showed that he has a mild lat strain, and he will miss the remainder of the series. However, it should not hinder his offseason workouts or progress toward next season.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mariners Injury Update: Robinson Cano fractures toe in Japan Series


Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano suffered a fractured toe in Saturday's MLB/Japan All Star Series Game 3 when he took a pitch while batting in the seventh inning. Cano left for X-rays before the game ended, and the tests confirmed a non-displaced fracture says Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. Cano will miss the rest of the series.

Rays Injury Update: Jeff Beliveau leaves MLB/Japan Game in 8th after throwing pitch


UPDATE: Jeff Beliveau has a mild lat strain and will miss the remainder of the MLB/Japan series. See here for details.


ORIGINAL: Tampa Bay Rays reliever Jeff Beliveau left Saturday's MLB/Japan All-Star Series Game 3 in the eight inning after striking out Ryosuke Kikuchi to open the frame. Pitching coach Mike Maddux and trainers came to the mound after the pitch and removed Beliveau from the game. Colorado's Franklin Morales replaced him.

Mariners Injury Update: Robinson Cano leaves Japan game after hit by pitch in foot


UPDATE #2: Cano has a fractured toe on his right foot. See the details here.

UPDATE #1: MLB Network's Paul Severino said during the ninth inning of the broadcast that Robinson Cano left the stadium early for X-rays on his right toes. Cano limped out of the Tokyo Dome before the game ended.

ORIGINAL: Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano took a fastball off his right foot while batting in the top of the seventh inning in Saturday's MLB/Japan All-Star Series Game 3. He walked slowly to first base, and after manager John Farrell and trainers talked to him, he left for pinch runner Jose Altuve.

Tigers Injury Update: Re-signed Joel Hanrahan should be ready for spring training


The Detroit Tigers have much to look forward to for the 2015 season following a 90-win season and an appearance in the ALDS. At second in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Tigers should be set at the plate next season. The area of improvement is with the pitching staff that ranked 24th in ERA. One pitcher who the Tigers hope can contribute is Joel Hanrahan, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery and should be ready next season.

Rangers Injury Update: Shin-Soo Choo, Tanner Scheppers


The Texas Rangers look to improve in most areas of the game following just 67 wins this past season. Pitching was the biggest weakness, as the Rangers ranked 28th in the Major Leagues in ERA. One key contributor to the poor season was a barrage of injuries, as only four players reached 125 games and no pitcher made at least 30 starts. There is good news on the injury front, as both Shin-Soo Choo and Tanner Scheppers feel they'll be ready by spring training.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Marlins Injury Update: Enrique Hernandez suffers abdominal strain in winter ball


Miami Marlins utility man Enrique Hernandez is expected to miss the remainder of the Winter League season due to a lower-abdominal strain, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com:

Mets Injury Update: Matt Harvey's 2015 workload being negotiated


The New York Mets won 79 games this past season behind a pitching staff that was ninth in the Major Leagues in ERA. Improving the offense that was 21st in runs scored is paramount for the Mets to contend in the National League East next season. Another factor will be the health of Matt Harvey, who is looking to return to form following Tommy John surgery which cost him all of 2014. It appears that the Mets and Harvey are negotiating his workload for next season.

 
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