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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Zuckerman - Character test for battered, beaten Nationals

Span, Zimmerman, Fister, Ramos, Hairston out. Werth day-to-day. Who knew that Adam LaRoche would be the poster boy for the Nationals Institutes of Health???

boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: April 13, 2014 at 10:31 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: injuries, nationals

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Matt Moore hurt in Rays’ loss to Royals.

Manager Joe Maddon acknowledged after the 4-2 loss that they wouldn’t know for sure until getting the MRI results. But he said head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield, after talking with the Royals doctor who did an initial exam at the stadium, told him he considered the injury less severe than last year’s, when Moore was sidelined for more than a month due to soreness.

Moore, 24, said he felt only the soreness — and no pop or sharp pain — while throwing his changeup during the fifth inning, with no prior issues during the game or even since he started throwing in spring training.

And thus also to Rays.

Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: April 09, 2014 at 05:23 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: injuries, pitchers, tampa bay rays

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Braun: ‘Counterproductive’ to play right now

A nicer guy, etc.

Here’s a transcript of what Ryan Braun had to say about his absence from the Brewers’ lineup today because of a mixture of pain and numbness in his right thumb…

Is the trouble the pain? That he can’t grip the bat? Can’t feel it?

“All of the above,” Braun said. “The analogy is like, if you touch a hot stove, no matter how badly you want to keep your hand there, the natural reaction will be to take your hand off of it. That’s kind of what happens every time I make contact when it gets bad. No matter what I want to do or try to do, I can’t keep two hands on the bat. I’ve tried lots of different things, lots of different padding. Hopefully, we’ll figure something out, some type of treatment, something that eventually helps.”...

So why didn’t Braun have surgery last year during his suspension?

“The only two surgeries we knew of last year, neither of them were appealing,” he said. “Look, I rely on the advice of people who are much more knowledgeable on this stuff that I am. The only two surgeries they described last year, one is I would never feel anything in my thumb again, because they would completely remove the nerve. That doesn’t make sense just long-term, living life. The other one, there would be nerve endings, because they would remove the nerve but the nerve endings would still be there, which could be really painful, and [Dr. Don Sheridan, the specialist who examined Braun several times] said he didn’t think that would be a great option, either. Then, when we saw him in the spring, there is a third option that he thinks could potentially work, but it’s not something that’s been done very often. Without getting into too many details, because I’m not an expert and I don’t want to say something that’s inaccurate, I know it hasn’t been done a lot but it’s something that he thought might work.”...

He dealt with the same pain in his hand last season, when Braun’s power was drained by the issue beginning in May. He said the problem began not when he was jammed by a pitch, but when he hit a ball off the end of the bat. .. “My thumb was numb. The whole thumb was numb. But I didn’t know. There’s always little things within the hand. You get jammed, you hit a ball off the end of the bat, your hand hurts. You just kind of assume it’ll go away after a couple of days. That’s what I was hoping would occur. It didn’t. And still hasn’t.”

He compared it to getting hit on the funny bone.

“That’s exactly what it feels like,” Braun said. “If you hit the funny bone, and the funny bone never got better for eight months. Not even minimally better. … In light of everything I’m dealing with, it makes it a little bit more frustrating for me than it would otherwise. I just deal with it the best I can. That’s all I can do.”

The District Attorney Posted: April 05, 2014 at 06:04 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, injuries, ryan braun

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Pirates notebook: No word yet on Taillon’s elbow exam | TribLIVE

Is there something in the water?

Jim Furtado Posted: April 03, 2014 at 01:58 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: elbow, injuries, pirates

Monday, March 24, 2014

Rangers’ Geovany Soto out 10-12 weeks with torn meniscus

0-162 is one step closer to reality.

More bad injury news for the Rangers: starting catcher Geovany Soto will miss 10-12 weeks with a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. He missed time with a foot problem earlier in camp.

Geovany Soto, 31, hit .245/.328/.466 (114 OPS+) with nine doubles and nine home runs in 54 games as A.J. Pierznyski’s backup last season. Texas re-signed him to a one-year, $3.05 million contract over the winter and intended to use him as their starter behind the plate.

With Soto out, catching duties figure to fall on J.P. Arencibia and Robinson Chirinos.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 24, 2014 at 09:38 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: geovany soto, injuries, rangers

Saturday, March 15, 2014

A’s starters Jarrod Parker, A.J. Griffin likely out to start season - Oakland Athletics : The Drumbeat

Pitchers getting hurt.

Major news, and not good, for the A’s today: projected Opening Day starter Jarrod Parker is likely to miss the start of the season because of a forearm injury; Parker will visit orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Alabama on Monday. And A.J. Griffin, the team’s No. 4 starter, will see Dr. Doug Freedberg in Scottsdale today because of elbow discomfort.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 15, 2014 at 08:38 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: a.j. griffin, athletics, injuries, jarrod parker

Monday, March 10, 2014

Axisa: Braves’ Kris Medlen leaves game with right forearm strain

UPDATE: Medlen has been diagnosed with a right forearm strain, the Braves announced. He will be examined further on Monday. Forearm strains are known to be indicators of an elbow problem.

Rickey! In a van on 95 south... Posted: March 10, 2014 at 10:43 AM | 48 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, frank jobe is dead, injuries

Friday, March 07, 2014

Brad Penny released by Royals after punching wall

The 35-year-old pitcher saw his comeback attempt go awry when he was released by the Royals on Friday, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. And while performance certainly played a part in Kansas City’s decision — Penny gave up four runs and eight hits in two innings in a spring start against the White Sox on Thursday — apparently Penny’s temper did too.

“One reason Brad Penny was released: He injured his non-throwing hand punching a wall on Thursday, source says.”

— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) March 7, 2014

Good cripple hitter Posted: March 07, 2014 at 06:04 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: injuries, royals, spring training

ESPN: Luke Hochevar out for Season

kthejoker Posted: March 07, 2014 at 04:32 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: injuries, kansas city

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Joe Ortiz breaks foot after being hit by a motorcycle

Er, um, it was a pickup basketball game.

Lefthanded reliever Joe Ortiz has, according to the beat guys on Twitter, suffered a broken foot after being hit by a motorcycle in Venezuela.  He has had surgery, and will be out for about three months, which eliminates him from consideration for the Opening Day roster.

Ortiz was not likely to be in the major league pen to start the season, with Neal Cotts in place, Robbie Ross likely to stay in the bullpen, and Michael Kirkman out of options, but we said that he wasn’t likely to make the team last year, too, and he made the team anyway.  This reduces the amount of bullpen depth the Rangers will have in April, though if Ortiz comes back healthy, this shouldn’t be an issue long-term.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 01, 2014 at 01:27 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: injuries, joe ortiz, rangers

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

SF Giants Minor Leaguer Players in Arizona Crash

The crash occurred when a team van collided with a car after pulling out of a hotel’s driveway.

Police and fire spokesmen said either three or four people affiliated with the Giants were hurt and taken to a hospital, while Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter says six Giants minor league players were transported.

Police Sgt. Mark Clark said none of the injuries was life-threatening.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 03, 2013 at 01:11 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: general, giants, injuries, san francisco

Monday, November 04, 2013

Giants prospect sustains graphic wrist injury in Dominican

The future is highly uncertain for outfielder Gustavo Cabrera, the Giants’ prized signee from last year’s international free-agent class, after he sustained a horrific right wrist injury in the Dominican Republic.

Baseball America’s Ben Badler broke the story and saw pictures of the injury, which he described as “gruesome” and “graphic.”

“Cabrera appeared to nearly lose his right hand,” Badler wrote.


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Minnesota pitcher whose career was derailed by pot gets injured from drinking too much Pepsi

Hamburger did well enough to earn a minor league contract with the Twins. He was sent down to Venezuela to pitch on a winter ball team, only to have his offseason cut short thanks to another one of his vices.

That vice is Pepsi, to be specific. Overloaded with sugar, Hamburger ended up straining a muscle in his throwing arm.

His doctor “tested my arm out and found my lat was weak,” Hamburger told the Pioneer Press yesterday. “He tested my whole body and found I had too much sugar in my pancreas, and that was making my lat weak and creating the whole intense soreness for the arm.”

He needs relief from the medication, the qualified technician.

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Hamburger did well enough to earn a minor league contract with the Twins. He was sent down to Venezuela to pitch on a winter ball team, only to have his offseason cut short thanks to another one of his vices.

That vice is Pepsi, to be specific. Overloaded with sugar, Hamburger ended up straining a muscle in his throwing arm.

His doctor “tested my arm out and found my lat was weak,” Hamburger told the Pioneer Press yesterday. “He tested my whole body and found I had too much sugar in my pancreas, and that was making my lat weak and creating the whole intense soreness for the arm.”

He needs relief from the medication, the qualified technician.


 

 

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