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Thursday, March 01, 2018

BBTF ANNUAL CENTRAL PARK SOFTBALL GAME 2018

Date: August 11
Time: TBA
Field: TBA
Post-game meetup: TBA

I will update the above as we get more details. I don’t know who JE is booking the field, nor when we’ll know. But let’s start talking softball.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

White Sox prospect Jake Burger tears Achilles tendon for 2nd time

Hahn said the long-term prognosis remains positive and he expects Burger to have “no restrictions” once his leg heals. Hahn said the latest injury occurred at Burger’s home in Arizona.

“He was walking in his backyard and took a step and unfortunately felt a pop,” Hahn said. “It appears nothing could have been done to prevent this, much like the first one.

“Doctors are very optimistic that this repair, the second repair, will take, especially with the graft-tissue attachment. It’s a step that’s made to help solidify the strength of the tendon and the repair.

Bad luck for one of the Pale Hose’s top prospects.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Elvis Andrus headed to DL for first time in career with fractured elbow

Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus left Wednesday’s game versus the Los Angeles Angels after being hit on the right elbow by a Keynan Middleton pitch in the ninth inning. Initial x-rays and examination by Rangers Team Physician Keith Meister done at Globe Life Park in Arlington indicate the probability of a fracture in the elbow.

Reminiscent of Ivan Rodriguez breaking his hand (while catching) in 2000 – both players at the peak of their careers. Of course Rodriguez was an MVP on his way to the Hall of Fame, but Andrus is no slouch: one of the most durable players in the game till this point, and already a 29-WAR career at the age of 29.

I was sitting right behind home plate when Andrus was hit, and he went down in terrible and immediate pain.  In fact, over the years I have seen Josh Hamilton run into a wall, Adrian Beltre pull up lame on the bases, and Shin-Soo Choo break his arm on a HBP, all missing significant time afterwards.  This is perhaps just the odds when going to so many Ranger games, but they might want to ban me from the park just as a precaution.

With Andrus, Delino Deshields, Rougned Odor, and Doug Fister all on the DL, and the team 4-10, the Rangers might be sellers of their remaining veterans sooner rather than later.

BDC Posted: April 12, 2018 at 01:23 PM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: elvis andrus, injuries, opt-outs, rangers

Friday, April 06, 2018

Indians Activate Michael Brantley | MLBTR

His injury troubles notwithstanding, Brantley saw his $12MM club option exercised by the Indians last November. Given the offseason surgery and the manner in which corner outfielders were further devalued in free agency this winter, the Cleveland front office may prefer a mulligan on that decision, though Brantley was worth more than $12MM in just 90 games last season when he hit .290/.357/.444 with 20 doubles, nine homers and 11 steals.

The 2018 season will be a crucial one for Brantley, whose contract expires at season’s end.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 06, 2018 at 02:24 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: indians, injuries, michael brantley

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-4-2018

Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, April 4, 1918:

The hospital list in the Phils’ camp was increased yesterday afternoon when Mike Prendergast, the flinger from Chicago, sprained his ankle in an effort to jump from the grand stand to the ground. Mike was in good jumping form and had lots of technique, but a slippery step caused by some loose ice cream caused him to make a mess of it.

Not quite as strange as Vince Coleman getting rolled up in the tarp machine or Kevin Mitchell hurting himself while eating a cupcake, but this is one of the weirder injuries I’ve heard of.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 04, 2018 at 08:19 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, injuries

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tigers’ Wood nearly lost finger in crossbow misshap

Manager Ron Gardenhire couldn’t resist.

When he found out that left-hander Travis Wood had nearly split the index finger on his right hand in two in a crossbow malfunction, he quipped, “He’s got a split-finger pitch now.”


Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Ervin Santana out 10-12 weeks after surgery | MLB.com

This certainly doesn’t help the Twins.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 07, 2018 at 11:31 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: ervin santana, injuries, twins

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

MLB ump Dale Scott retires rather than risk more concussions

Rather than risk yet another concussion, Scott has decided to retire at 58.

“I’m done,” he told the Associated Press.

The veteran crew chief missed nearly the entire 2017 season after a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore slugger Mark Trumbo in Toronto on April 14 caught him hard in the mask, causing Scott’s second concussion in nine months and fourth in five years.

Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: December 12, 2017 at 07:44 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: concussions, injuries, retirements, umpires

 

 

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