Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Not good news for the Yankees.
Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season with a strained subscapularis muscle in his throwing shoulder, the Yankees said on Tuesday.
Monday, March 20, 2017
“The first inning, my triceps got a little tight toward the end,” he said. “I told the trainers in between that inning, went back out and it stayed tight the whole time. Nothing crazy. Just a little triceps tightness. I think my workloads have been a little higher this week. Who knows. I threw that second inning and it didn’t really loosen up. We just decided to call it quits. I could’ve thrown one more but it’s still the second start and we’ll give it a little rest.”
Saturday, March 18, 2017
This doesn’t sound good.
“When I first started throwing I could tell it was just not right because I never had that sharp, shooting pain going into my shoulder like that,’’ Wright admitted. “There’s just no way of doing what I’m capable of doing at third base and being productive for this team with the pain.’’
Wright referred to this problem as a bump in the road. I asked him: Is this a bump in the road or the end of the road?
“I mean, I’m just doing what the doctors are telling me to get back on the field as soon as possible, that’s all,’’ Wright said, hoping for the best.
“I feel the shoulder kind of working a little better than it was when I first tried to start throwing, now it’s just a matter of finishing the program and hopefully starting a throwing program.
“But that’s assuming everything goes well, the shoulder program gets me to the point where I can throw without sharp pain.’’
Posted: March 18, 2017 at 08:37 AM | 1 comment(s)
A record 31 big league pitchers touched 100 mph on the radar gun last season, according to PITCHf/x data, and two pitchers — Aroldis Chapman and Mauricio Cabrera — averaged at least 100 mph for the season.
There is more heat in the forecast. Baseball America documented another 71 prospects who clocked at 100 mph in the minor leagues last year.
Posted: March 18, 2017 at 07:48 AM | 0 comment(s)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Mets could still carry Michael Conforto as their fifth outfielder, though some in the organization feel he is better-served receiving everyday at-bats at AAA Las Vegas. Another option would be an infielder capable of playing the outfield, such as Ty Kelly, T.J. Rivera, or Matt Reynolds.
Nimmo, 23, is ranked as the Mets’ No. 8 prospect by MLBPipeline.com.
Posted: March 14, 2017 at 08:31 AM | 0 comment(s)
Monday, March 06, 2017
This is new.
Asked specifically if Dahl would be healthy enough to see game action during spring training, Black answered: “Yeah, I do. I can’t put a date on it, but I do anticipate him hopefully getting in a game here.”
According to the Princeton University Athletic Medicine website, “A rib stress injury can be described as a rib stress ‘reaction’ or can lead to a rib stress ‘fracture’ if not managed or treated correctly from the start of symptoms.”
According to the website, the difference between a “reaction” and a stress fracture is a matter of degree: “Both suggest a disruption of bone metabolism. Stress fractures can be described as an area in the bone that has become weakened and microscopic cracks have gradually formed because the bone is repeatedly loaded and stressed. A stress fracture to the rib is rare, but can be seen in athletes with significant demands of repetitive upper extremity activities, such as rowers.”
Posted: March 06, 2017 at 07:10 PM | 1 comment(s)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
What’s Richards’ secret? Would you believe orthobiologics? Here’s the story:
[The] 28-year-old is the latest player to turn to orthobiologics, the class of treatments that includes stem cells and PRP, in hopes of healing an injury. While clinical studies have shown great success with those who use orthobiologics, they are not yet a panacea for the pervasive elbow injuries in baseball for two reasons: They work only on partial ligament tears, like Richards’, and medical studies have yet to validate their efficacy independent of other treatments run concurrently.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Days before he departed for camp, reliever Brian Flynn crashed through the roof of a barn at his home in McAlester, Okla., breaking a rib and sustaining three non-displaced fractures in his vertebrae, Royals manager Ned Yost said on Tuesday. Flynn, a 26-year-old left-hander, is slated to miss close to eight weeks. He entered camp hoping to compete for a spot in a revamped Royals’ bullpen, but the injury stands as a significant setback.
“He was working on his barn and fell through the roof,” Yost said. “So he took a pretty good tumble, knocked himself out. So he’s going to be about eight weeks behind everybody else.”
I guess you can’t say “he can’t hit the broadside of a barn!”
Monday, February 13, 2017
With pitchers and catchers officially reporting and the first workout scheduled for Tuesday, the Red Sox still don’t have a healthy Wright, who continues to work his way back from an injury that didn’t require surgery, but has proven more stubborn than anyone expected.
“He’s making improvement,” manager John Farrell said on Sunday. “This has probably taken longer than he anticipated, than we certainly anticipated. He’s back throwing to 120 feet. He’s throwing flat ground right now. He still needs to continue to build some arm strength at this point in camp. We’ll get a better read exactly when everybody goes through their physicals [Monday]. We’ll get a better read of arm strengths and accurate measurements overall. If we were to take this next week and continue to build that arm strength before we get him on the mound, I don’t want to rule that out, but we’ll get a better read on that tomorrow.”
Posted: February 13, 2017 at 11:57 AM | 21 comment(s)
Schneider believes the industry can learn to better prevent injuries in an era when they keep growing in number. To Schneider, the process doesn’t have to be rocket science, but it does require diligence and organization-wide agreement on practices and principles. And perhaps the greatest lesson to be learned from the White Sox is this: for as much promise as science and technology hold, preventing more injuries begins with open, honest dialogue.
Posted: February 13, 2017 at 10:11 AM | 1 comment(s)
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Josh Bell was coming into Spring Training ready to challenge for the Pirates’ starting first base job. He may have to wait.
The Pirates’ third-ranked prospect underwent surgery on Wednesday to remove a loose body from his left knee, and will be sidelined two to four weeks. That leaves uncertain his status for Opening Day.
Posted: February 02, 2017 at 02:09 PM | 3 comment(s)
Thursday, October 13, 2016
“I don’t think so, I really don’t,” said manager Terry Francona, when asked if Salazar was an option to appear in the ALCS. “I don’t think he’s progressed to that point. He’s doing pretty well, but he’s not back to throwing all his pitches or letting it go at 100 percent.
“If we asked him to do that, he might be reaching right now. We’ve been pretty vocal about the first priority being about getting him back healthy. I think this proves it.”
Posted: October 13, 2016 at 07:04 AM | 0 comment(s)
Why didn’t this happen earlier in the year?
San Diego Padres right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross is scheduled to undergo surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome on Thursday. The injury is expected to keep him out anywhere from 4-6 months, which leaves open the possibility that he could potentially return early in the 2017 season.
Posted: October 13, 2016 at 06:45 AM | 0 comment(s)
Thursday, September 29, 2016
It will be interesting to see how this treatment will work out.
Richards’ next step will be a game on Monday in instructional league. It will be his first time facing another team – albeit mostly low level minor leaguers – since his May 1 start at Texas.
Richards is scheduled for three instructional league outings, building up to about 50 pitches, and then a follow-up exam and imaging. If he clears those hurdles by mid October, he will be cleared for a normal winter and can be penciled into the Angels 2017 plans, without Tommy John surgery.
Posted: September 29, 2016 at 06:50 AM | 3 comment(s)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
: OTP 20 March 2017: This fighter for civil rights has baseball in her DNA
(1485 - 8:20am, Mar 24)Last:
: Fortune magazine crowns Theo Epstein 'world's greatest leader'
(17 - 8:18am, Mar 24)
Last: McCoy Newsblog
: Ian Kinsler Performs Damage Control After Racially-Infused Comments
(110 - 7:06am, Mar 24)Last:
You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)Newsblog
: Yadier Molina demands apology for Adam Jones' comments about WBC party plans
(13 - 7:03am, Mar 24)
Last: Leroy KincaidNewsblog
: Jake Arrieta Jacks Longest-Ever Measured Dinger By A Pitcher
(11 - 7:02am, Mar 24)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)Newsblog
: Report: Former Bulls GM Jerry Krause dies at 77
(56 - 6:39am, Mar 24)
Last: McCoy Newsblog
: Dallas Green, first Phillies manager to win the World Series, dies at 82
(45 - 4:29am, Mar 24)
: In ratings, buzz, attendance and baseball, the 2017 World Baseball Classic was a huge success
(9 - 2:57am, Mar 24)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de AnaheimNewsblog
: USA beats Puerto Rico for first Classic title | MLB.com
(13 - 1:17am, Mar 24)
: OT: NCAA March Madness 2017
(210 - 11:55pm, Mar 23)Last:
: Croat Asks All 30 MLB Teams Why He Should Be a Fan, Gets Eight Replies
(32 - 11:24pm, Mar 23)
Last: Omineca GregNewsblog
: White Sox patiently dangling Jose Quintana
(59 - 10:38pm, Mar 23)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.comNewsblog
: MLB Has a Massive Diversity Problem in the Local Broadcast Booth
(104 - 9:22pm, Mar 23)Last:
NJ in NY (Now with Baby!)Newsblog
: OT - March 2017 NBA thread
(778 - 9:18pm, Mar 23)Last:
If on a winter's night a baserunnerNewsblog
: OT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(141 - 6:44pm, Mar 23)Last:
Jose is El Absurd Pollo