Thursday, July 24, 2014

MLB Injury Update

Dexter Fowler
  • Has yet to swing a bat or pick up a ball. The Astros had hoped he'd return for the 2nd half of the season but his intercostal injury continues to linger. He won't be back until sometime in August.
Scooter Gennett
  • After leaving Tuesdays game with a quad injury, Gennett has now missed two consecutive games with the injury. He will likely miss another couple of days.
Curtis Granderson
  • After missing the previous two days with an illness, Granderson is back in the Mets lineup on Thursday and is leading off.
David Ortiz
  • Ortiz was forced to leave Thursday's game in the 9th inning due to back spasms and the Red Sox have said he is day-to-day. Isn't a major concern but could miss a game or two.
Asdrubal Cabrera
  • Cabrera missed his third straight game on Thursday due to back spasms but Terry Francona hopes to have his shortstop back on Saturday.
 Yoenis Cespedes
  • Oakland received a scare after Cespedes fell hard Wednesday night, injuring his thumb but x-rays ruled out a fracture. He is not in the A's lineup on Thursday and he could miss another few days.
  Eric Hosmer
  • After getting hit by a pitch on his hand Sunday, Hosmer missed two games and returned Wednesday. However he had to leave the game early as he had decreased grip strength. Hosmer will likely miss a few more games until he's 100%.

Ryan Howard's Career In Philly Is Coming To An End

The Philadelphia Phillies have made it very clear that they are looking to deal their power hitting first baseman, Ryan Howard. Most recently the team has said that they will either bench Howard or platoon him with Darin Ruf.

Not only is the team working hard to find a potential suitor for Ryan Howard, the Phillies are willing to eat most of the $70 million he is owed over the next 3 seasons.

The lefty is hitting just .224 this season with 15 home runs and 60 RBI. Philly will most likely trade him to an American League team who is looking for a DH.

He could be a perfect fit with the New York Yankees.

The Seattle Mariners Acquire Kendrys Morales

The Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins have agreed to a trade that will send Kendrys Morales to Seattle and Stephen Pryor to Minnesota.

Morales who played for the Mariners last season, was signed by the Twins on June 8th and hit .234 in 162 plate appearances. The 31 year old has just 1 home run and has driven in 18 runs.

Seattle is hoping Morales can pick up where he left off last season when he hit 23 home runs and drove in 80 runs, while hitting .277.

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