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Red Reporter

Reds' bullpen sets dubious record, loses to Giants again, 3-1

THIS IS THE SONG THAT NE-VER WHY DID I START TYPING THAT The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game John Lamb had surgery on his back this offseason, derailing what had originally appeared to be a clear path to being in the Cincinnati Reds rotation on Opening Day.  His return got off to a super rough start when he was roughed up in his initial rehab start, but he responded well and tossed an 8 inning gem for AAA Louisville just last week. That start showed he was fully healthy, and with the bevy of injuries plaguing the Cincinnati Reds at the moment, Lamb was recalled to start...

Full Count | WEEI

Hanley Ramirez reveals he almost also had shoulder surgery last season, offers advice for Pablo Sandoval

CHICAGO — Hanley Ramirez has a message for Pablo Sandoval. Even though Tuesday morning’s labrum surgery on the third baseman’s left shoulder might have seemed painful, the hardest part hasn’t surfaced. “It’s going to be a lot of work,” the Red Sox first baseman said. “It’s not going to be easy. It’s five years and […]

Tampa Bay Times

Friedman still relishes relationships formed with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — Walking back into the Trop on Tuesday was understandably odd for Andrew Friedman, the architect of the Rays' transformation into contenders who now was just visiting with his new Dodgers team.

Tampa Bay Times

Moore struggles as Rays lose in Dodgers' first visit since 2007

Scott Kazmir holds his old team in check as the Rays fall to the Dodgers.

Orange County Register

Dodgers' Andrew Friedman has no regrets about leaving Tampa Bay Rays for big-market expectations

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays had five 90-win seasons and won two division titles during Andrew Friedman’s time running their baseball operations. He returned this week to a warm reception, a “Thanks for the memories” tribute on...

Tampa Bay Times

Rays' Erasmo Ramirez may be pitching too well to return to rotation

ST. PETERSBURG — As the Rays plan to add a fifth starter either Monday or Tuesday in Seattle, manager Kevin Cash acknowledged what has seemed obvious — that RHP Erasmo Ramirez may have pitched so well in relief, it may not be worth giving him his job back in the rotation.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ryan Braun out of lineup for general soreness

The Brewers and Braun knew they’d have to be careful this season after he underwent surgery in October to repair a herniated disc in his lower back.

Los Angeles Times

Trayce Thompson hits a mammoth home run and Dodgers break out in 10-5 win over Rays

Trayce Thompson checked his text messages after the game. Until then, he had not known that the home run he hit here Tuesday never did come down. It landed on Catwalk C, about 100 feet above the playing field in the domed stadium. Enrique Hernandez and Justin Turner joked about scampering onto...

Tampa Bay Times

Rays-Dodgers Wednesday preview

Tonight: vs. Dodgers 7:10, Tropicana Field TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Orange County Register

On deck: Dodgers at Rays, Wednesday, 4 p.m.

TV: SNLA (where available) Where: Tropicana Field Did you know: Since his trade to the Dodgers last July, left-hander Alex Wood has a 4-2 record and 2.08 ERA when pitching at Dodger Stadium – 2-6 with a 6.84 ERA anywhere else. THE PITCHERS DODGERS...

Orange County Register

Final: Dodgers' offense returns in 10-5 win over the Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Like Trayce Thompson’s deep fly ball in the second inning Tuesday, the Dodgers’ offense disappeared. Unlike Thompson’s drive, the offense re-appeared. Thompson’s two-run home run – the sixth in Tropicana Field...

Los Angeles Times

Dodgers' Andrew Friedman gets a warm welcome in return to Tampa Bay

Andrew Friedman might face a skeptical fan base in Los Angeles, but he was greeted as something of a conquering hero here Tuesday. For the first time since 2014, when he left the Tampa Bay Rays to become the Dodgers' president of baseball operations, Friedman returned to Tropicana Field. He roamed...

News-Herald

Cleveland Indians notes: Perez, Carrasco still on DL and mending

More details are forthcoming on backup catcher Roberto Perez and the broken right thumb that landed him on the 15-day disabled list.Perez suffered what was initially diagnosed as a hairline fracture of the right thumb April 30 in the fifth inning of a 4-3 road loss to the Phillies. The injury occurred on a bang-bang play at he plate when Perez blocked a pitch, moved in front of the plate to secure the ball and tagged out Philadelphia center fielder Odubel Herrera, who was attempting to score from third base.

Full Count | WEEI

Dave Dombrowski: No previous sign of Pablo Sandoval’s injury; Third baseman has already lost wight

CHICAGO — Speaking to the media prior to the Red Sox’ game against the White Sox Tuesday night, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski answered questions regarding Pablo Sandoval’s surgery, and the plans for the third baseman going forward. Here is a transcript of Dombrowski’s four-minute question and answer session: ON SURGERY PERFORMED ON SANDOVAL’S […]

Giants Extra | San Jose Mercury News

Giants notes: Why Bochy must give his hottest reliever a break, plus a plethora of injury updates

CINCINNATI – Josh Osich lost a year to Tommy John surgery. He had two more interrupted by shoulder problems. He has spent more time in the trainer’s room than he would like to think about. He leads the major leagues… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Why Bochy must give his hottest reliever a break, plus a plethora of injury updates appeared first on Giants Extra.

Full Count | WEEI

Pablo Sandoval’s surgery repairs torn labrum

CHICAGO — The Red Sox announced Tuesday afternoon that Pablo Sandoval has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The team confirmed that the third baseman will be out for the entire 2016 season. The Sox also stated in a press release that Sandoval should be recovered prior to the […]

Red Reporter

So Tucker Barnhart is now the Reds everyday catcher

With Devin Mesoraco out, Tucker will be asked to shoulder the load. The idea of the Cincinnati Reds turning the calendar to May without the healthy services of Devin Mesoraco wasn't foreign to anyone who's seen the team play over the last two seasons.  In fact, it was even kicked around as a legitimate concern, one that had many fans clamoring to keep Brayan Pena on-board after two years of cromulent service as the team's part-time backstop. We all were concerned about Mesoraco's hip, of course, since the injury and subsequent surgery he faced were things few catchers have ever had to deal...

Akron Beacon Journal

Indians C Roberto Perez hopeful to avoid surgery on injured right thumb; Carlos Carrasco running

Indians catcher Roberto Perez was placed on the disabled list this past weekend with an injured right thumb, but the club is still searching for clarity on his timetable. Perez is scheduled to have his thumb re-evaluated on Thursday to determine if surgery is necessary. Per Perez, an MRI revealed a fracture but the club would like to look at it again after a few days pass, which will allow the swelling to dissipate. “We’re still gathering information,” Perez said. “I’m just rehabbing it, icing it, keeping myself calm, because it’s going to be a long process. Unfortunately,...

Akron Beacon Journal

Indians notebook: Catcher Roberto Perez hopes to avoid surgery on injured right thumb; rehabbing Carlos Carrasco now running

CLEVELAND: Indians catcher Roberto Perez was placed on the disabled list last weekend with an injured right thumb, but the club is still searching for clarity on his timetable to return. Perez is scheduled to have his thumb re-evaluated on Thursday to determine if surgery is necessary. Per Perez, an MRI revealed a fracture but the team said it would like to look at it again after a few days pass, which will allow the swelling to dissipate. “We’re still gathering information,” Perez said. “I’m just rehabbing it, icing it, keeping myself calm, because it’s going to be a long...

Cincinnati.com

Mesoraco, Finnegan injury updates

Zach Buchanan on the latest Reds' injury news, following the Reds' 9-6 loss to the Giants at GABP.         

Tampa Tribune

Dodgers series a mini-reunion for former Rays

In addition to former VP of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, the Rays also welcome back former left fielder Carl Crawford, reliever J.P. Howell and starting pitcher Scott Kazmir, who they will face tonight.

School of Roch | MASN Sports

More on the injuries, roster and tonight's game - School of Roch

It's time to get busy again after yesterday's off-day. Please watch your step while I'm dripping with sarcasm. I wouldn't want you to slip and fall. Infielder Ryan Flaherty will be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to replace shortstop J.J. Hardy, who's going on the disabled list with a hairline fracture...

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Buck Showalter's attention to detail makes J.J. Hardy injury survivable for Orioles

The Orioles' spring emphasis on infield depth allows them to maintain a top-level defense with J.J. Hardy out.

School of Roch | MASN Sports

J.J. Hardy on foot injury: "It's definitely frustrating" - School of Roch

Orioles manager Buck Showalter had Manny Machado at third base in his original lineup. They met in his office with the door closed before batting practice, and Machado emerged later as the shortstop. Ryan Flaherty is starting at third base. Machado talked Showalter into making the switch. "I have that...

MASN Sports

Zach Britton with an injury update, hopes to return soon - Steve Melewski

Orioles closer Zach Britton, who left Saturday's game with a sprained left ankle, is hopeful that he can return to pitch during what is left of this homestand. He hopes he can return during the three-game series with the Yankees...

Mets Video Diary: Zack Wheeler throws off mound

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler speaks with the media about throwing off the slope of the mound for the first time since Tommy John surgery.

Edwin’s 100% and ready to mash

Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion talks about his lingering injuries from last season, particularly his finger issue that affected him in the playoffs, and how that’s now all behind him.

Wilmer Flores looks back at a special 2015

New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores says he’s 100% recovered from his off season ankle injury, and looks back on a special 2015 season.