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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cubs Injury Update: Kyuji Fujikawa moves rehab to Triple A


Last season, on May 29, 2013 it was reported by Will Carroll from Bleacher Report that Chicago Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa was a victim of the dreaded Tommy John surgery. He was out for the Cuba 2013 season. On April 14, 2014 he made his first start since the surgery in an extended spring training game.  He called the trainer to the mound before leaving the game with an apparent injury. He hit the 60-day disabled list on May 3, 2014. On Monday, he had his rehab assignment transferred from Class-A Kane County to Triple-A Iowa.

Mets Injury Update: Chris Young exits with leg cramp


Left fielder Chris Young experienced cramping in his left leg in the eighth inning of the Mets 5-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Young did not return for the ninth inning and is labeled "day to day." His line is .202/.288/.352 (OPS+ 82) with eight homers and 27 RBI in 75 games.

Indians Injury Update: Jason Kipnis still bothered by oblique


The Cleveland Indians lost to the Minnesota Twins on Monday by the score of 4-3. The loss, which dropped the Twins to 50-49, was their second straight following three consecutive wins over the Detroit Tigers. The Indians had eight hits, but left eight men on base in the loss. Jason Kipnis, who heated up against the Tigers going 5-for-15, was just 1-for-5. Although named American League Player of the Week on Monday, he's still bothered by his right oblique which sidelined him at the end of April.

Angels Injury Update: C.J. Wilson feels good after bullpen


The Los Angeles Angels lost to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Angels to 59-39, second in the American League West. Although leading the league in runs scored, the Angels are in the middle of the pack in ERA at 3.78. One pitcher who hopes to help later this second half is left hander C.J. Wilson, who has been out with an ankle injury.

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Cody Ross out again Monday


The Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Detroit Tigers on Monday by the score of 4-3. Aaron Hill went 2-for-4 for the Diamondbacks in a losing effort. The loss dropped the Diamondbacks to 43-57, fourth in the National League West. The Diamondbacks played without Cody Ross in the starting lineup, due to a calf injury.

Dodgers Injury Update: Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig, Josh Beckett


Three key players on the Los Angeles Dodgers squad are dealing with injury: Josh Beckett, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez. The results of the follow up X-rays on Ramirez and Puig were negative and they are both still "sore." Beckett is expected to make his return from the disabled list and start on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday as reported by Timothy Downs from RantSports.com. This is great news for the Dodgers because they are tied for first in the National League West and are looking to claim first over the San Francisco Giants.

Reds Injury Update: Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto


Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips had surgery on July 11 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss a total of six to eight weeks. It appears now, that the six-week time frame is more likely, meaning late August for his return. In addition, first baseman Joey Votto is also on schedule to return from his strained left quadriceps in time for the September stretch after receiving another round of plasma injections.

Rockies Injury Update: Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer, Boone Logan, Troy Tulowitzki


The Colorado Rockies had another busy day yesterday on the injury front, as they had to place both Justin Morneau and Boone Logan on the disabled list. They also got more positive news in the form of Michael Cuddyer's MRI and the activation of Nick Masset, while star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki sat out again with his thigh injury. Cody Ulm of MLB.com provides the update on all five Rockies:

Indians Injury Update: Asdrubal Cabrera exits


Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera had to exit Monday’s game against the Twins due to lower back spasms, according to Alex M. Smith of MLB.com.

Red Sox Injury Update: Ryan Lavarnway starts rehab


The Boston Red Sox hammered the Toronto Blue Jays Monday night by the score of 14-1. At 25th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the 14-run explosion was a great thing to see for the Red Sox. The win improved the Red Sox to 47-52, seven games out in the American League East. On the injury front, backup catcher Ryan Lavarnway continued his rehab assignment at Double-A Portland on Monday night.

Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer, Ricky Nolasco


The Minnesota Twins entered Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians in last place in the American League Central with a record of 44-53. The offense has been solid at 11th in the league in runs scored, but the main problem for the Twins has been a pitching staff that is 27th in the league in ERA. Two key members of the team, Joe Mauer and Ricky Nolasco, are improving in their recovery from injuries, but are still not ready to return.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Royals Injury Update: Eric Hosmer scratched with hand injury


Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been scratched from Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox with a bruised hand, reports Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star:

Cardinals Injury Update: Michael Wacha making progress


St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha’s injured shoulder is improving, reports Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Yankees Injury Update: Mark Teixeira out with strained lat


New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is having more injury problems, reports ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews. Teixeira has a lower lat strain and could miss the entire four-game series against the Texas Rangers, which begins Monday night.

White Sox Injury Update: Matt Lindstrom getting closer to rehab assignment


Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom threw a successful bullpen assignment Saturday and will begin a minor league rehab assignment soon if he continues to progress well this week, reports Scott Merkin of MLB.com:

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee, Wil Nieves, Reid Brignac


The Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday by the score of 8-2. With the loss, the Phillies are buried in last place in the National League East with a record of 43-55. With the team bound making trades for the deadline, there have been some roster moves involving at least one player that could be traded. Cliff Lee, Wil Nieves and Reid Brignac, who have all been sidelined due to injuries, have been activated and will be available for tonight's game against the San Francisco Giants.

Orioles Injury Update: Ubaldo Jimenez making slow progress


The Baltimore Orioles got blown out by the Oakland A's on Sunday by the score of 10-2. Even with the loss, the Orioles are in first place in the American League East with a record of 53-44. The pitching staff has struggled somewhat to 19th in the league in ERA, at 3.91. Hoping to help boost the staff sometime soon in this second half is Ubaldo Jimenez, who is slowly making progress in recovery from an ankle injury.

Giants Injury Update: Matt Cain placed on DL with elbow inflammation


The San Francisco Giants have placed starting pitcher Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.

Pirates Injury Update: Starling Marte, Gerrit Cole


The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 52-46 on the season, following a 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Neil Walker lead a 12-hit attack, going 3-for-4 win an RBI and two runs scored. Three other Pirates each had two hits. There was good news on the injury front, as Starling Marte appeared as a pinch hitter after missing the previous game after being hit in the head by a pitch on Friday. Pitcher Gerrit Cole threw a bullpen session and is progressing in his recovery.  

Rays Injury Update: Joel Peralta may hit DL with virus


The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Minnesota Twins on Sunday by the score of 5-3 behind solid pitching from Chris Archer, who allowed one earned run and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. The win improved the Rays to 47-53, fourth in the American League East. The Rays were without the services of reliever Joel Peralta for the entire series and he may end up on the disabled list due to a virus.