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Friday, September 28, 2018

Tigers’ Francisco Liriano: Exits with injury

As someone who will always remember Francisco Liriano as The One That Got Away fifteen years ago, it’s a legitimate surprise (to me, at least) that he’s still in the majors.

QLE Posted: September 28, 2018 at 04:48 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: francisco liriano, injury, tigers

Monday, September 24, 2018

Didi Gregorius possibly out for season with cartilage tear in wrist

Less than 24 hours after celebrating the clinching of a Wild Card spot, the Yankees suffered two losses. First, the team dropped the series finale to the Orioles in deflating fashion. The worse loss, however, came with Aaron Boone’s postgame conference. It’s here that he told reporters that Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius suffered a cartilage tear in his right wrist.

The injury occurred last night, as Gregorius scored on Aaron Hicks’ walk-off hit. Didi slid head first into home, scoring the winning run, but tearing the cartilage in his wrist in the process. According to Bryan Hoch, he underwent an MRI and received a cortisone shot. It is possible that this ends the season for the Yankees shortstop.

For those curious, for all the fuss at the start of the season, Gregorius ended up with 0.5 WAR and 0.5 WAA more than last year- slightly better at both getting walks and power, but static at everything else.

 

QLE Posted: September 24, 2018 at 04:44 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: didi gregorius, injury, yankees

Monday, September 17, 2018

Twins’ Tyler Austin on nasty spill: ‘The wall kind of snuck up on me’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Twins first baseman Tyler Austin said he was OK after landing on his back as he made a terrific but scary catch on a foul pop-up in the sixth inning of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals.

Austin, who has been dealing with back soreness that has affected his playing time, was replaced in the lineup an inning after flipping head first over a padded railing and falling about six feet onto concrete in an unoccupied section of sunken seats along the first-base line. Austin easily could have landed on an empty seat, or his head. Teammates and medical staff rushed to his aid, but Austin calmed them down.

“The wall kind of snuck up on me,” Austin said. “I landed straight on my back, and it’s been taking a beating, but I feel good right now. I just wish there had been some people sitting in that section, they might have helped me out a little bit.”

Walls have a nasty habit of doing things like that.

QLE Posted: September 17, 2018 at 09:05 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: injury, twins, tyler austin

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera done for 2018 season with ruptured biceps tendon

Former two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera is done for the season.

During Tuesday night’s loss to the Minnesota Twins (MIN 6, DET 4), Cabrera suffered a ruptured left biceps tendon while taking a swing in the third inning. He will undergo season-ending surgery, the Detroit Tigers announced.

The contract is a big deal. Here’s one opinion on the issue:
Tigers still owe Miguel Cabrera a ton of money, but even with
the injury his contract isn’t as awful as you think

The beginning of the end came after the 2014 ALDS sweep at the hands of the Orioles. The Tigers went 74-87 the following season, dead last in the AL Central. Dave Dombrowski was let go in August of 2015, and Al Avila became acting GM. After a decent 2016 season, the Tigers finally tanked in 2017, going 64-98 and making a few rebuilding moves, including dealing Justin Verlander at the deadline. They simply didn’t have the depth or the leverage to handle a reload instead of a rebuild.

Then there’s the final point, and this might be the most important: Cabrera has had exactly one bad season with the Tigers, including this season. 2017 was an abject catastrophe. People were rightfully questioning if Cabrera was done. He hit .249/.329/.399 in 2017, all career-lows outside of his rookie season in 2003. His 16 homers were also his lowest number since being a rookie.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:10 PM | 70 comment(s)
  Beats: injury, miguel cabrera, tigers

 

 

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