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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Phillies face depleted bullpen because of injuries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies manager Gable Kapler could have draped a stethoscope around his neck in his office that seemed more fit for an urgent care.

“I have notes on injury stuff,” Kapler said Wednesday, not long before Philadelphia’s scheduled game against St. Louis went into a rain delay. “There’s some stuff to report.”

Just a few notes.

One reliever had surgery. Another went on the injured list. Three more relievers may not return until some time in June.

In retrospective, investing a fortune on a right fielder with a 110 OPS+ might not have been the brightest idea in the world….

 

QLE Posted: May 30, 2019 at 10:23 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: bullpens, injuries, phillies

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Houston Astros expecting bad news on George Springer injury

The Houston Astros beat the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox on Friday night, but the win came at a potentially big cost.

George Springer, the Astros outfielder having an MVP-caliber season, left the game at Minute Maid Park in the eighth inning after suffering a left leg injury. Springer slid to catch a fly ball off the bat of Red Sox’ shortstop Xander Bogaerts in foul territory and immediately came up limping before walking off the field.

Manager A.J. Hinch said after the game Springer will be evaluated and is likely headed to the IL, but he’s expecting the worst.

“I’m not looking forward to the diagnosis, to be honest,” Hinch said. “It doesn’t look very good.”

 

QLE Posted: May 25, 2019 at 06:04 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, george springer, injuries

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Angels’ Simmons sprains ankle; X-rays negative on Ohtani’s hand

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Los Angeles’ Monday night game against the Minnesota Twins in Anaheim, Calif., due to a left ankle injury in the eighth inning.

Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus said that X-rays were negative, but Simmons was diagnosed with a sprained ankle. An MRI exam is scheduled for Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury.

Simmons was trying to beat out a grounder into the hole between first and second when he landed awkwardly while stretching for the first base bag and then tumbled to the ground. He had to be helped off the field and couldn’t put any pressure on the ankle.

Do you suppose Mike Trout has any regrets?

 

QLE Posted: May 21, 2019 at 04:32 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: andrelton simmons, angels, injuries, shohei ohtani, the ship be sinking

Monday, May 20, 2019

Cespedes Suffers Ankle Fractures in Ranch Accident

Given the headline I was hoping to he’d slipped on some spilled salad dressing. But per Tweet from Anthony DiComo:

Cespedes suffered a “violent fall” and twisted his right ankle in a hole, per GM Brodie Van Wagenen. He was not riding a horse, the GM said, but it was a non-baseball related activity. Van Wagenen did not elaborate further, and did not offer a timeline for Cespedes’ recovery.

That’s a lot less funny than I’d hoped.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Hal Steinbrenner pleased with injury-decimated team’s play

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is pleased with the performance of his injury-decimated team.

“Considering the adversity we’ve faced in the first two months of the season, it’s phenomenal the job these guys have done,” Steinbrenner said Friday at a Yankees extended spring training game.

The Yankees have put 17 players on the injured list for 18 total stints. Still, they entered a three-game home series against AL East-leading Tampa Bay with a 26-16 record, a half-game behind the Rays.

Domingo Germán, inserted into the starting rotation after ace Luis Severino got hurt, leads the major leagues with eight wins. Clint Frazier, who began the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, it hitting .280 with six homers and 18 RBIs in 27 games. Gio Urshela, an infield replacement bought up from the minors, is batting .330 with 15 RBIs in 33 games.

Pop Quiz:

If Hal Steinbrenner was more like his father, he would have responded to these injuries by:

a) Spending a fortune on players who weren’t worth it;

b) Firing people at random;

c) Engaging in activities that would have made any other team owner have to sell the team but instead get treated with a slap on the wrist;

d) All of the above.

 

QLE Posted: May 18, 2019 at 08:02 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: hal steinbrenner, injuries, yankees

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Latest on Yankees’ injured players: Giancarlo Stanton to take big step in rehab

The Yankees have been decimated by injuries this year, with roughly a dozen key players going down. Check back here for the latest updates on the walking wounded.

10-day IL: Dellin Betances, Greg Bird, Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, James Paxton, Giancarlo Stanton, Troy Tulowitzki.

60-day IL: Jacoby Ellsbury, Didi Gregorius, Luis Severino.

For those of you curious about the ups and downs of the Yankees’ health, a listing of short pieces from the last few days on that subject.

 

QLE Posted: May 07, 2019 at 03:58 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giancarlo stanton, injuries, injury-plagued, walking dead, yankees

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Anderson Espinoza undergoes 2nd Tommy John surgery | San Diego Padres

Right-hander Anderson Espinoza underwent his second Tommy John surgery on Monday, a crushing blow for the one-time Padres top prospect, who hasn’t pitched since 2016, but worked his way back from the first surgery to join big league camp this spring.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:01 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: anderson espinoza, injuries, padres, tommy john surgery

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Not again: Yankees lose yet another player to injury as Gary Sánchez hits IL

The New York Yankees might want to consider taking the field wearing bubble wrap moving forward. The team was hit by yet another injury Friday, as catcher Gary Sánchez was placed on the injured list.

The 26-year-old Sánchez will miss at least the next 10 days due to a left calf strain. He was hitting .268/.333/.732 with six home runs to open the season.

The move leaves the Yankees with quite a few big names on the IL.

The New York Yankees: Making A Mockery Of Pierre Etaix Since 2019

 

 

QLE Posted: April 13, 2019 at 07:02 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: gary sanchez, injuries, yankees

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Yankees disastrous start gets even worse after Miguel Andujar tears labrum

The New York Yankees got off to an underwhelming start to the 2019 season, losing two of three games to the lowly Baltimore Orioles in their opening series. The team’s outlook didn’t improve much Monday, when both Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar were placed on the injured list with different ailments.

The 29-year-old Stanton will miss at least 10 days due to a biceps injury. Andujar could miss a lot more than 10 days.

The 24-year-old Andujar is dealing with a tear in his labrum. The team will treat him conservatively for two weeks but season-ending surgery could be on the table.

Never fear, there had to be someone Captain Intangibles will send their way in exchange for a hill of beans!

 

 

QLE Posted: April 02, 2019 at 03:30 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: injuries, labrum, miguel andujar, yankees

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Francisco Lindor suffers setback with sprained ankle | MLB.com

This doesn’t help.

Francisco Lindor can’t catch a break this spring. Just when his return to the Tribe started to come into sight, it looks like he’ll likely have to be out even longer.

The Indians announced Wednesday afternoon that their All-Star shortstop sustained an acute left ankle sprain while running the bases during a Minor League game on Tuesday. He underwent an MRI later that night, which revealed the mild to moderate left ankle sprain. His timeframe for return is to be determined.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 27, 2019 at 02:29 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: francisco lindor, indians, injuries

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Nick Senzel Suffers Ankle Injury

In some ways Senzel is Nick Johnson’s little brother.  Both OBP-heavy top prospects with decent power.  Unfortunately the similarity extends outside of the batter’s box, as they both seem to be made of glass.  And not even some shatter-resistant safety glass either.


Monday, March 25, 2019

Orioles DH Trumbo to begin season on injured list

Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Mark Trumbo will open the season on the injured list, manager Brandon Hyde confirmed Sunday.

Trumbo, who led the majors with 47 home runs in 2016, has batted .167 in 13 plate appearances this spring as he recovers from offseason surgery on his right knee.

“We’re going to let him continue to do his rehab down here,” Hyde told reporters in Sarasota, Fla., according to MLB.com. “I give him so much credit for everything he’s done during his whole rehab process. Give him a ton of credit for trying to come back from a tough injury earlier than anybody has.”

Mark Got His Bat seems to be well-liked among a certain set, but I wouldn’t recommend it for everyone.

 

QLE Posted: March 25, 2019 at 10:26 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: disabled list, injuries, knee, mark trumbo, orioles

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Injured duo Lindor, Kipnis to miss opening day for Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and double-play partner Jason Kipnis have been ruled out for opening day by the Cleveland Indians.

The team said Friday night that neither player will be ready for Thursday’s opener at Minnesota. Lindor will start the year on the 10-day injured list. He has been recovering from a right calf strain that’s limited him during spring training. He has yet to appear in a Cactus League game but has participated in intrasquad minor league games. Potentially frigid weather in Minneapolis is an extra concern for Cleveland.

Kipnis had an MRI on Thursday which confirmed a mild right calf strain. He won’t do any baseball activities for 7 to 10 days before being re-evaluated.

 

 

QLE Posted: March 23, 2019 at 10:04 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: francisco lindor, indians, injuries, jason kipnis, opening day

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Vlad Jr. strains left oblique, out 3 weeks | Toronto Blue Jays

OK, he’s out for three weeks then they have him rehab in AAA. Does this help them finagle his service time?

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is expected to miss the next three weeks, after he was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his left oblique muscle.
...
The 20-year-old third baseman technically was competing for a spot on the 25-man roster but all along the expectation was that Guerrero would start the year at Triple-A Buffalo. If the Blue Jays delayed his arrival in Toronto by a few weeks, the club would have gained an extra year of control, and this latest injury all but officially guarantees that will be the course of action.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 10, 2019 at 10:00 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, injuries, prospects, vladimir guerrero jr.

Jo Adell injured in Cactus League game | MLB.com

 

Jim Furtado Posted: March 10, 2019 at 09:58 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, injuries, jo adell, prospects

 

 

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