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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Reggie Jackson apologizes to Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton: ‘It was a joke’

HOUSTON — Yankees special advisor Reggie Jackson says that he was almost in tears Sunday learning that his lame attempt at making jokes with Jim Bowden of the MLB Network played out on live radio.

Mr. October says that he never meant to criticize Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton for missing Game 2 of the American League Championship Series with a strained right quad on the heels of an injury-plagued regular season and that his cursing insults were meant to make fun of Bowden before his on-air interview began.

When realizing his comments were on satellite radio, Jackson ended the interview and went straight to Stanton to apologize. Jackson said he would leave the ballpark before the end of the game to avoid the media and “not to draw a crowd and be a distraction.”

“I immediately spoke to (Yankees media relations VP) Jason Zillo and he advised I go in and talk to G Stanton, which I did,” Jackson wrote in a text Sunday night to NJ Advance Media. “I’d just spent several days with him during his rehab (from a knee injury) and he graciously accept my faux paux.

Mind you, it’s not like Reggie missed, say, the entire 1972 World Series due to injury…..

QLE Posted: October 16, 2019 at 12:36 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giancarlo stanton, injury, reggie jackson

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

‘How Many MVPs Have to Go Down?’: Scott Boras Is Fed Up With MLB’s Unsafe Bases

The hard, slick bases used by Major League Baseball have taken out another star player, and agent Scott Boras is fed up.

“How many MVPs have to go down?” Boras said Monday after Kris Bryant, one his clients and the 2016 NL MVP, slipped on a wet base Sunday at Wrigley Field and sprained his right ankle, effectively ending his season. In 2017 Bryce Harper, another Boras client, was on his way to his second MVP when he injured a knee by also slipping on a wet base.

“We are in between Collective Bargaining Agreements,” Boras said. “The office of the commissioner has the authority to legislate matters of the game relating to weather … We were put on notice about this issue years ago. Where is the protocol for it? It borders on negligence. They did nothing. Zero.”

Major League Baseball does have protocols about the condition of the playing field in bad weather–umpires determine if the field is safe and can order grounds crew to attend to a muddy mound, for instance–but nothing specific about the integrity of the bases, such as when rain and/or mud make them slick.

In all seriousness, is there a solution to this issue that won’t create some sort of unintended consequence?

 

QLE Posted: September 24, 2019 at 12:03 AM | 50 comment(s)
  Beats: bases, injury, kris bryant, scott boras

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Pirates pitcher Crick has surgery after altercation

SAN FRANCISCO—Pirates right-hander Kyle Crick required season-ending surgery on the index finger of his pitching hand after he was injured in a clubhouse fight with fellow reliever Felipe Vazquez.

Crick said punches were thrown and the first punch was thrown by Vazquez, who declined to speak to reporters after Pittsburgh’s 5-4 loss to the Giants.

“One of those clubhouse altercations. A lot of bickering back and forth. Punches were thrown,” Crick said. “You kind of have to at some point stand up for yourself and start throwing back. It’s one of those deals where it’s unfortunate. It’s two losers in this deal. Nobody can win fighting a teammate. It’s just an unfortunate deal.”

Both players were fined undisclosed amounts by the Pirates for violating their contracts.

The sort of account of a fight that raises more questions than it actually answers.

QLE Posted: September 11, 2019 at 03:43 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: felipe vazquez, fight, fight, fight, injury, kyle crick

Monday, August 26, 2019

LEADING OFF: Harper returns to Phillies, Ramírez has surgery

DADDY’S HOME

Bryce Harper is expected to return from paternity leave as the Phillies open a home series against struggling Pittsburgh. Philadelphia dropped two of three at last-place Miami without him, managing only four hits and never batting with a runner in scoring position during Sunday’s defeat. Harper had been on a tear before taking a few days to be with his wife, Kayla, and their newborn son — the couple’s first child. Harper has nine homers in his past 17 games, batting .290 with a 1.139 OPS.

BAD BREAK

Cleveland third baseman José Ramírez is set to have surgery on his broken right hand. It’s a potentially devastating injury for the Indians’ playoff chances as they try to catch first-place Minnesota in the AL Central or capture a wild card. Ramírez went on the injured list Sunday with a fractured hamate bone, an injury that typically takes more than a month to heal. There is no clear timetable for his return, but it’s safe to assume Ramirez — who has been on a tear at the plate — won’t be around down the stretch in September.

The circle of life, in two short squibs.

 

 

QLE Posted: August 26, 2019 at 04:10 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, cardinals, didi gregorius, homer bailey, injury, jose ramirez, josh donaldson

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Is a lingering oblique injury contributing to Aaron Judge’s slump?

NEW YORK — Despite being mired in an awful slump, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge says he’s fine physically.

“It doesn’t affect me at all,” Judge reiterated Thursday to Yahoo Sports of the oblique injury that cost him 54 games earlier this season.

Yet something is clearly wrong.

Because when No. 99 is on, he’s one of the best players in the world.

And right now, he’s off.

And yet he’s still a substantially better player than a certain Phillies outfielder…..

 

 

QLE Posted: August 17, 2019 at 04:20 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron judge, injury, slump

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Tommy La Stella injury update: Angels All-Star has broken leg | Sporting News

Tommy La Stella will be sidelined for at least two months.

The Angels infielder underwent a CT scan Wednesday, which revealed a broken right leg. He will be out for 8-10 weeks, according to the team. La Stella fouled a ball off his right shin in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s 9-4 win against the Rangers and had to be helped off the field.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 03, 2019 at 07:00 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: all-star, angels, injury, tommy la stella

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa says broken rib was caused by in-home massage

News broke earlier Wednesday that Astros star shortstop Carlos Correa is due to miss four-to-six weeks with a broken rib. All we knew at the time was that Correa wasn’t with his team at the ballpark and that his manager didn’t say how the injury happened. That remains the case leading up to Wednesday’s game:

Correa, though, has issued a statement. And, well, hold onto your hats:

“I’m extremely disappointed about not being on the field with my teammates. I sustained the rib fracture during a massage at my home on Tuesday. To sustain an injury in such an unusual way makes it even more frustrating. However, I will work hard to get back on the field as quickly as possible to help our team achieve our goal of winning another championship.”

There’s further mention that Correa isn’t at the ballpark due to being instructed to limit his movement which, with a broken rib, makes sense.

Is that what we’re calling it?

 

QLE Posted: May 30, 2019 at 10:23 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos correa, injury, massage

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cano hurts quad running two days after sitting

NEW YORK—Criticized for not running hard, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano got hurt hustling up the first-base line.

The 36-year-old slugger left Wednesday night’s 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals after straining his left quadriceps.

Cano got hurt when he grounded out in the third inning following J.D. Davis’ two-out double. The Mets trailed 1-0 at the time.

“He took a few hard steps out of the box, got about halfway down the line and it grabbed on him,’’ manager Mickey Callaway said.

On second thought, maybe he had a good reason for not wanting to run….

 

QLE Posted: May 23, 2019 at 10:32 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: injury, robinson cano, running

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Indians lose Corey Kluber to broken forearm | CBS Sports

During Wednesday night’s loss to the Marlins (MIA 4, CLE 2), Corey Kluber suffered a broken right forearm when he was hit by a comeback line drive. The ball came off Brian Anderson’s bat at 102 mph, according to Statcast.
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The Indians are already without righty Mike Clevinger, who is down with a back injury and is expected to be out until June. Cleveland has used off days to skip their fifth starter when possible the last few weeks, with righty Jefry Rodriguez filling in when necessary. He’s likely to fill Kluber’s spot full-time now.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 02, 2019 at 12:33 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cleveland indians, corey kluber, injury

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Yankees’ bad luck continues as new injury delays Giancarlo Stanton’s return

For every piece of good news the New York Yankees have received on the injury front this season, it seems they’ve been hit with at least two tough breaks in response.

That was the case again on Wednesday. Shortly after catcher Gary Sanchez was activated from the injured list, manager Aaron Boone revealed that Giancarlo Stanton’s return will be delayed by a new injury.

The Yankees designated hitter has fully healed from the biceps strain that sent him to the injured list on April 1. While that’s encouraging, the bad news is that Stanton’s left shoulder is now sore. The new ailment required a cortisone shot, which guarantees he won’t return on the team’s current road trip.

To make matters worse, there’s a clump of dirt waiting outside Stanton’s house- it claims to be from Pittsburgh….

 

 

QLE Posted: April 25, 2019 at 05:51 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: giancarlo stanton, injury, shoulder, yankees

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Bronx Is Hurting

The Yankees stand out for two reasons. The first is that most of the teams with 13 or more players on the IL at once reached their injury peak near midseason, which makes sense—players’ bodies wear down as the season goes on. The Yankees are one of just two teams since 2002 to put 13 players on the IL in April.

The second reason is the quality of players they have on the shelf at once. Like Judge, their list of IL’d players is not only large, but quite productive. If the Yankees could put together the best 10-player lineup (eight position players, DH, starting pitcher), eight of those players, plus another member of their rotation (Montgomery) and their setup man (Betances), are currently on the IL.

The Rare Albino Shrieking Goat of Guatemala. Posted: April 23, 2019 at 12:45 PM | 39 comment(s)
  Beats: injury, yankees

 

 

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