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Texas Rangers Blog | Dallas Morning News

Lewis Brinson injury update; Nick Martinez coming off consecutive 100-pitch outings

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San Francisco Chronicle

No surgery for Coco Crisp’s neck injury, just rest, rehab

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Tropicana FieldCoco Crisp in a Chronicle file photo from last season. As Bob Melvin had indicated earlier in the week when Coco Crisp reinjured his neck, it’s the same problem Crisp had last season, which a neck specialist in Dallas confirmed on Thursday. Surgery could resolve the neck injury, which is a mechanical neck pain issue, but it would involve fusing vertebrae, and that would end Crisp’s career; neck fusion causes a loss in neck mobility, and if you can’t turn your head, you can’t play baseball. In addition, it’s dangerous to...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Sad news: Justin Morneau sidelined by another concussion

The former Twins first baseman suffered a concussion earlier this month with Colorado, and his manager said he isn't close to returning to play.

Inside the A's | Oakland Tribune

No Crisp surgery; rest and rehab remain his ticket to playing

There will be no neck surgery for A’s left fielder Coco Crisp, the rationale being basic – surgery would end his career. There’s no telling when Crisp will be able to play again, and it remains highly likely he will… Continue Reading →

Los Angeles Times

Dodgers: Hyun-Jin Ryu should be back next spring after shoulder surgery

Hyun-Jin Ryu should be ready for spring training next year, the Dodgers said after the starting pitcher underwent surgery Thursday in Los Angeles on a torn labrum in his left (throwing) shoulder.

New York Daily News

Rays minor-league team cancels ‘A-Rod Juice Box Night'

A Rays minor-league team might have been juiced up over an anti-A-Rod promotion, but the Rays and Yankees clearly felt otherwise.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays-Athletics Friday preview

Rays vs. A's When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

Tampa Bay Times

For starters, Rays vs. A's, facing an old friend

DEVELOPING: Sitting alone atop the American League East, the Rays take on the Oakland A's and an old friend tonight in former ace LHP Scott Kazmir.

Tampa Tribune

Rays hope to jump start league's lowest attendance this season

Lackluster attendance at Tropicana Field has become routine but despite standing alone at the top of the American League East, the Rays may be on track this year for their lowest crowds since 2005.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays blank Athletics to open series

Alex Colome rebounds with a strong start and the Rays blank A's.

Tampa Tribune

St. Pete, Rays may cooperate on study of Tropicana Field site

In another attempt to end the deadlock over Tropicana Field, city leaders and the Tampa Bay Rays want to partner in a study on how the Trop site could be redeveloped without a baseball stadium.

Padres Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune

M.A.S.H. unit: Wil Myers joins DL gang

Updating the Padres' latest bumps, bruises and injuries.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays' Smyly says rehab best choice for torn labrum

ST. PETERSBURG — LHP Drew Smyly didn't seem pleased Thursday when he announced that he'll try eight weeks of rehab on his torn left labrum, with the hope of returning to the Rays' rotation in late July.

Newark Star-Ledger

Rangers vs. Yankees: LIVE updates and analysis

Follow along with Yankees fans and reporters during the game.

San Jose Mercury News

Coco Crisp not having neck surgery that could be career-ending

Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp will try rest and rehabilitation for his neck

Tampa Bay Times

Rays minor-league team cancels promotion that jabs Alex Rodriguez

ST. PETERSBURG — No asterisk was needed for this one.

philly.com

Touch 'Em All: TOUCH 'EM ALL

Madson is back Ryan Madson is discovering there is life after the Phillies. Madson, who pitched for the Phillies from 2003 to 2011, has become a key bullpen addition for the Kansas City Royals. After being sidelined by Tommy John surgery and other arm problems for three seasons, Madson has regained his form.

Orange County Register

On deck: Angels at Red Sox, Friday, 4 p.m.

Where: Fenway Park TV: Fox Sports West, 4 p.m. Did you know: The Angels’ four-game sweep at Boston last August was their first since 1962. THE PITCHERS RHP GARRETT RICHARDS (3-2, 2.29) Richards will be returning to the site of the injury that cost...

Oakland Tribune

Rays 3, A's 0: Oakland looks to be quickly losing confidence as it self-destructs again in the seventh inning

The A's bring in infield coach Ron Washington, who will help players like shortstop Marcus Semien, who has 16 errors, the worst total in baseball

The Republican

Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino is day to day with left calf injury

Shane Victorino had been playing well since his return from the disabled list (hamstring) May 11. Since then, he's 8 for 19 with a home run, double, three walks, a stolen base and three runs.

Inside the A's | Oakland Tribune

Failure to tag up properly haunts Burns after 3-0 loss to Rays

Billy Burns wanted that first run Thursday in the worst way. He didn’t get it, also in the worst way. The A’s center fielder opened the game with a triple and had a chance to score and give Oakland a… Continue Reading →

School of Roch | MASN Sports

Updating Norris, Flaherty and more - School of Roch

MIAMI - Bud Norris, making an injury rehab start at Triple-A Norfolk, allowed nine runs and 12 hits in 2 2/3 innings in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Rochester. Kennys Vargas homered twice off him. Norris walked none and struck out one. He threw 72 pitches, 47 for strikes,...

Angels Blog | Orange County Register

VIDEO: Napoli's 'Monster' blast gives Red Sox an early lead

In Garrett Richard's return to Fenway Park after his season-ending knee injury there last season, Mike Napoli did not offer him a warm welcome. The former Angel launched a ball into the seats ontop of the Green Monster in his first at-bat against...

School of Roch | MASN Sports

Pregame quotes from Wieters, Cabrera and Navarro - School of Roch

MIAMI - Matt Wieters has a locker set up in the Orioles' clubhouse and will begin working out on Saturday with bench coach and catching instructor John Russell. Wieters will make throws, catch a few bullpen sessions and take batting practice in preparation for the start of his injury rehab...

Full Count | WEEI

Ben Cherington on Rusney Castillo after promotion: ‘He brings a lot’

On Friday the Red Sox recalled outfielder Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket, and optioned back Jackie Bradley. Castillo started the season with Triple-A Pawtucket, and suffered a shoulder injury the first weekend of the season. He got back with Pawtucket April 29 and started 0-for-11, but over his last 10 games there he was hitting […]

Full Count | WEEI

Red Sox injury updates: Shane Victorino still day-to-day; Pablo Sandoval remains out with limitations

On Thursday the Red Sox were hopeful to get both Pablo Sandoval and Shane Victorino back Friday, but unfortunately for them, both remain out of the lineup. After being a late scratch with “general soreness” mostly in the left calf Thursday, Victorino remains out of the lineup Friday. He went 2-for-2 as a pinch-hitter Tuesday. […]

Akron Beacon Journal

Indians catcher Yan Gomes on track to return to team Sunday

Indians catcher Yan Gomes, if all goes to plan, could be in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. Gomes has been rehabbing from a sprained right knee he sustained against Detroit on April 11. The early timetable for his return was 6-to-8 weeks. If he does catch Sunday in Cleveland, it would be six weeks plus one day since his injury. Gomes caught seven innings and simulated two more Wednesday night for Triple-A Columbus before acting as the designated hitter Thursday. Friday night, the plan was for Gomes to catch nine innings. If he feels good the next morning, he...

Akron Beacon Journal

Indians notebook: Catcher Yan Gomes on track to return Sunday; Francisco Lindor cooling in Triple-A

CLEVELAND: Indians catcher Yan Gomes, if all goes to plan, could be in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. Gomes has been rehabbing from a sprained right knee he sustained against Detroit on April 11. The early timetable for his return was 6-to-8 weeks. If he does catch Sunday in Cleveland, it would be six weeks plus one day since his injury. Gomes caught seven innings and simulated two more Wednesday night for Triple-A Columbus before acting as the designated hitter Thursday. Friday night, the plan was for Gomes to catch nine innings. If he feels good the next...

MLB

A message from Longo to the fans

A message from Evan Longoria to all the Rays fans to get ready for the season

MLB

TB@BAL: Cal Ripken Jr. hits 400th career home run

9/02/99: Cal Ripken Jr. hits his 400th home run in the Majors, a three-run shot to left field against the Devil Rays

MLB

TB@CHC: 100-year-old Cubs fan delivers the game ball

8/9/14: 100-year-old Cubs fan John Bernauer delivers the game ball to home plate before the Cubs take on the Rays at Wrigley Field