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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt exits due to dizziness


After hitting an RBI double and scoring a run in Saturday night’s game against the Miami Marlins, Brandon Belt left because of dizziness, the Giants announced. It was thought that he left due to back stiffness.

Marlins Injury Update: Henderson Alvarez exits


Henderson Alvarez of the Miami Marlins left Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants in the 3rd inning due to a left shin contusion after getting hit on a come backer by Joe Panik. Sam Dyson came into relief for Alvarez, according to Henry Schulman of SF Gate.

Red Sox Injury Update: Shane Victorino in lineup tonight


The Boston Red Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals on Friday by the score of 5-4. The win improved the Red Sox to 44-52 on the season. Although only 24th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Red Sox should be adding a spark to the lineup, as veteran outfielder Shane Victorino has been activated from the disabled list.

Injury Moves and Notes: July 19th


Not got time to check on all those injury-related moves and recovering players? No problem, we've got you covered here:

Giants Injury Update: Matt Cain pitching through sore elbow


The San Francisco Giants clubbed the Miami Marlins on Friday by the score of 9-1. The win kept the Giants in a first-place tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. At 19th in the league in runs scored, the Giants are relying on a pitching staff that is near the top of the Major Leagues in ERA at 3.38. There is some concern about one key component of the staff, as Matt Cain has been pitching with a sore elbow. The Giants will need him to be healthy and effective to keep up with the Dodgers in the division.

Reds Injury Update: Homer Bailey, Mat Latos, Skip Schumaker


This season the injury bug has constantly attacked the Cincinnati Reds.  Almost daily a new player joins the list of the walking wounded.  According to Reds beat writer, Jon Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, three players appear to be on the comeback trail.

Marlins Injury Update: Kevin Gregg, A.J. Ramos


The Miami Marlins had a rough start to the second half of the season, losing to the San Francisco Giants on Friday by the score of 9-1. The loss dropped the Marlins to 44-51, eight and a half games back in the National League East. There was some good and bad news on the injury front, as Kevin Gregg was placed on the disabled list, while A.J. Ramos was activated.

Brewers Injury Update: Will Smith dealing with back spasms


After last night's victory against against the Washington Nationals it appeared that the Milwaukee Brewers were shaking things up with the back end of the bullpen as Rob Wooten and Zach Duke were called on to pitch in the eighth inning instead of reliever, Will Smith.  But that is not the case, according to Brewers' beat writer, Adam McCalvy, Smith was unavailable due to back spasms.

Giants Injury Update: Marco Scutaro not in lineup Friday


The San Francisco Giants remained in a tie for first place in the National League West with the Los Angeles Dodgers following a 9-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday. Madison Bumgarner pitched six innings to get his 11th win of the season. Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford each homered for the Giants, who were without Marco Scutaro, due to a stiff neck.

Padres Injury Update: Tommy Medica not in lineup Friday


The San Diego Padres began the second half of the season with a 5-4 loss to the New York Mets. The loss dropped the Padres to 41-53, twelve games out in the National League West. The Padres, who are 30th in the league in scoring, were without first baseman Tommy Medica in the starting lineup, due to a groin injury. Jake Goebbert was in the lineup for Medica and went 0-for-3 with a run scored.

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis rehab result


The Atlanta Braves began the second half of the season with a 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. The win improved the Braves to 53-43, first in the National League East. The Braves pounded A.J. Burnett for six runs and 10 hits, in five innings. Ervin Santana pitched six innings to pick up his eighth win of the season. The Braves were again with catcher Evan Gattis, but Gattis is inching closer to returning following his rehab game on Friday.

Dodgers Injury Update: Justin Turner activated


The Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday by the score of 3-2. The loss dropped the Dodgers to 54-44 on the season, tied for first with the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. On the injury front, Justin Turner was activated and entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning. Batting for Chris Perez, Turner grounded out to second base.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Rockies Injury Update: Justin Morneau scratched with neck stiffness


The Colorado Rockies look to put a dismal 40-55 first half in their rear view mirror as they begin a three game series tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates. An offense that is third in the league in runs scored has not been able to overcome a pitching staff with a woeful 5.07 ERA. The Rockies will be shorthanded tonight offensively, as first baseman Justin Morneau will miss the game due to a stiff neck. 

Giants Injury Upate: Angel Pagan will not return before August


San Francisco Giants outfielder and leadoff hitter Angel Pagan will not see the field for the big league club until after July, Bochy said to Steve Berman of Bay Area Sports Guy. Pagan has been dealing with lower back issues that include nerve problems and side soreness.

Twins Injury Update: Danny Santana activated


The Minnesota Twins begin the second half of the season tonight at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. At 44-50, the Twins need to quickly play better baseball to get back into the American League Central race. The first positive for the Twins came early, with the news that Danny Santana has been activated from the disabled list. Santana could be the spark at the top of the lineup the Twins need as they start the second half.

Yankees Injury Update: CC Sabathia will have season-ending knee surgery


In an expected move, New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will have season-ending surgery on July 23 on his right knee. Fortunately, it is not the microfracture surgery that could have possibly ended his career but, rather, a simpler cleaning out of his knee. Mark Feinsand of New York Daily News made the announcement Friday afternoon.

Mariners Injury Update: Taijuan Walker, Blake Beavan


Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Taijuan Walker was supposed to return to the big club on Tuesday, but he will have to wait a bit longer. Walker had his start for Triple-A Tacoma delayed one night. Instead of starting Thursday, he will pitch for Tacoma Friday, pushing his return date to at least next Wednesday, maybe longer. In addition, right hander Blake Beavan started his own rehab assignment Monday, but he will move up to Tacoma Friday.

Cubs Injury Update: Kyuji Fujikawa rehab result


Chicago Cubs right handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery performed in June 2013, threw a scoreless inning Thursday for Single-A Kane County, walking one and striking out two, as reported by the Kane County Cougars, who won the game with a 10-inning shutout over the Lansing Lugnuts.

Nationals Injury Update: Jordan Zimmermann to throw bullpen, avoids DL


It looks like Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann will avoid a DL-stint, as the right-hander was able to practice Thursday with the team and will throw a bullpen Friday or Saturday, according to William Ladson of MLB.com. Zimmerman was pullled from his previous start on July 11 with a sore right biceps, forcing him to withdraw from the All-Star Game. He is 6-5 with a 3.03 ERA in 19 starts.

Red Sox Injury Update: Will Middlebrooks to restart rehab Saturday


Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, whose rehab was halted due to a left wrist injury on July 13, is set to resume playing Saturday at Triple-A Pawtucket, reports Steven Petrella of MLB.com. Middlebrooks has been on the DL since he broke his right index finger on May 11.