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Tampa Bay Times

Rays closer Boxberger ready to return from disabled list

ST. PETERSBURG — The back of the Rays bullpen receives a boost tonight when RHP Brad Boxberger returns after missing the first 48 games of the season because of adductor surgery in spring training.

Inside the A's | Oakland Tribune

A’s get scare when Rich Hill leaves game, but injury not deemed serious following 4-2 win over Tigers

OAKLAND _ A 4-2 win by the A’s over the Detroit Tigers Sunday was so uplifting even the bad news seemed good. There were sighs of relief all around when it was learned that an injury to starting pitcher Rich… Continue Reading → The post A’s get scare when Rich Hill leaves game, but injury not deemed serious following 4-2 win over Tigers appeared first on Inside the As.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays-Royals Monday preview

Tonight: at Royals 8:15, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo. TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish) Probable pitchers

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Dietrich survives dugout scare after helping Marlins beat Braves 7-3

Derek Dietrich's big day at the plate ended with a scary injury in the dugout. Dietrich hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and drove in four runs before being hit on the back of his head by a foul ball hit into his dugout, and the Miami Marlins beat Atlanta 7-3 on Sunday to avoid being swept by the...

New York Post

Now David Wright headed for tests on new injury

Just when it looked like David Wright might be coming around, a new injury popped up. After hitting homers in three straight games, the third baseman didn’t play in Saturday’s 9-1 loss to the Dodgers because of a sore neck and instead underwent tests to determine the cause. Wright is scheduled for more tests on...

News-Herald

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Carrasco allows two runs in rehab start with Akron Rubberducks

AKRON >> It didn't take long for Carlos Carrasco to pass one test during his first rehab start May 28 at Canal Park.It was the first appearance for the Indians' starter since he injured his left hamstring April 24 against the Tigers.Carrasco suffered the injury while covering first base, and from his reaction -- he screamed as he fell to the ground, and needed help off the field ­ -- the injury appeared serious.

Cincinnati.com

Reds announcer Thom Brennaman to miss 4-5 weeks

Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman will miss "four or five" weeks after scheduled surgery this week.         

Tampa Bay Times

Rays-Yankees Sunday preview

Today: vs. Yankees 1:10, Tropicana Field TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Tampa Bay Times

Rays allow one hit yet lose to Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG — Jake Odorizzi was eight outs from a no-hitter when Starlin Castro lined a ball over the left-centerfield fence with a man on first Sunday in the seventh inning.

Newark Star-Ledger

Mets' David Wright to be re-examined by doctors Sunday

Wright missed Saturday's game with a neck injury.

Topeka Capital-Journal

Royals rally past White Sox, reclaim division lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On paper, the Kansas City Royals probably weren’t supposed to beat the Chicago White Sox on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Not with Chicago’s ace Chris Sale on the mound and not with the injuries that made for an Omaha-flavored Royals lineup. But these are the Royals, and somehow winning games like this is pretty much what they do. And Sunday was no different as the Royals rallied for a 5-4 win and reclaimed the division lead with Cleveland’s loss to Baltimore. read more

San Jose Mercury News

A's get a gift, beat Tigers 4-2

Rich Hill moves to 8-3 with the victory, but leaves early with undisclosed injury

Red Reporter

Reds snap 11 game losing streak, beat Brewers in game full of weirdness and stupidity

Despite Alfredo Simon's idiocy and fortunate for some weird last inning replay, the Reds start a win streak! The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Adam Duvall. I'm not sure that there's anything left to be written about him at this point. In a season full of disappointment, frustration, and frustratingly disappointing injuries, Duvall has been a shining star. Keeping in mind that he was generally considered the throw in a trade the Giants made for nine starts of Mike Leake, and this is a seriously impressive two months of the season. In this one, he went 2-5 with 2 runs scored...

Chronicle-Telegram

Indians notes: Michael Brantley doesn’t blame team for latest shoulder setback

CLEVELAND — Michael Brantley doesn’t blame his latest right shoulder setback on the Indians for pressuring him to return too quickly from offseason surgery. “Absolutely not. I was ready,” said Brantley, who was activated April 25 and played in 11 games before being placed back on the DL with inflammation in the shoulder. “We talked Read More... The post Indians notes: Michael Brantley doesn’t blame team for latest shoulder setback appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.

New York Post

Carlos Beltran gets hurt — then homers minutes later

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Carlos Beltran exited Saturday’s loss to the Rays in the sixth inning with a knot below the right scapula because manager Joe Girardi didn’t want to take a chance with his middle-of-the-order force. “He did it on a check swing during the at-bat he hit the homer,’’ Girardi said of Beltran’s...

New York Post

Get Michael Pineda out of Yankees rotation right now

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — In the end, baseball is a matter of talent and trust. Trust in your players. Trust in your team. Trust in yourself. Michael Pineda has talent, there is no doubt about that. But trust? He fails on all accounts, and Saturday’s terrible 9-5 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field was...

Orange County Register

Angels Yunel Escobar leaves with bruised wrist

ANAHEIM -- The Angels suffered yet another injury, fitting in the theme of this season. Yunel Escobar, one of their most consistently productive players, left Sunday's game with a bruised left wrist. He was listed as day to day. Escobar was trying to...

Red Reporter

RR Podcast 21: So this is rebuilding, huh

BK, Scott, Wick, and Eric are in for a long overdue podcast, where we talk about: Who's impressed Who hasn't What should the Reds do in the draft? Injuries Download and subscribe on iTunes! rr-podcast-21

The Republican

Brandon Workman: Might Boston Red Sox righty reliever return to help bullpen down stretch?

Boston Red Sox's Brandon Workman is working his way back from Tommy John surgery he underwent last June. He's appeared in three extended spring training games.

Tampa Bay Times

Hank Conger's big day leads Rays past Yankees

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Denver Post

Adam Ottavino takes major step forward from Tommy John surgery. And his timeline is becoming clear.

Adam Ottavino passed his test. The Colorado Rockies right-handed reliever threw 21 pitches at Coors Field, with his full arsenal, in a major move back toward the big leagues.

Akron Beacon Journal

Indians hoping Michael Brantley’s shoulder holds up this time around

The Indians and Michael Brantley are hoping the third attempt to work his way back from shoulder surgery will result in his being able to return to the lineup and, this time, stay in it. The first two attempts didn’t go as planned. Brantley has returned to action twice since spring training but hasn’t been able to stick around, as his surgically-repaired shoulder hasn’t responded like they had hoped. The Indians are in the thick of the American League Central race and still, for the most part, are awaiting one of the crucial pieces to the middle of their lineup. Brantley returning...

Akron Beacon Journal

Indians notebook: Michael Brantley, team hoping shoulder holds up this time

CLEVELAND: The Indians and Michael Brantley are hoping the third attempt to work his way back from shoulder surgery will result in his being able to return to the lineup and, this time, stay in it. The first two attempts didn’t go as planned. Brantley has returned to action twice since spring training but hasn’t been able to stick around, as his surgically repaired shoulder hasn’t responded like they had hoped.The Indians are in the thick of the American League Central race and still, for the most part, are awaiting one of the crucial pieces to the middle of their lineup. Brantley...

New York Post

Mets get veteran James Loney to fill first base void

The Mets have found their left-handed replacement for Lucas Duda: James Loney. Loney, 32, was released by the Rays this spring and has been with the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in El Paso, Texas, where he had an OPS of .797 in 169 plate appearances. He was acquired Saturday for cash and likely will join the...

New York Post

Michael Pineda is a full-blown disaster

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Here are six very small words that should freeze the marrow on every level of the Yankees’ organization. “I feel strong. I feel good.’’ Those words were uttered by Michael Pineda after he was the biggest reason the Rays hung a 9-5 loss on the Yankees on Saturday in front of...

Giants Extra | San Jose Mercury News

Giants tentatively plan to place Matt Cain on DL, recall right-hander Chris Stratton

DENVER – Back in 2002, the Giants drafted right-hander Matt Cain in the back end of the first round. A decade later, they drafted right-hander Chris Stratton in the back end of the first round.   Now Cain’s hamstring injury… Continue Reading → The post Giants tentatively plan to place Matt Cain on DL, recall right-hander Chris Stratton appeared first on Giants Extra.

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.