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Bryce Harper To Remain At DH Upon Return

Aug 10, 2022 7:41 AM

Bryce Harper is likely to remain at designated hitter and might not play the outfield when he returns from a broken left thumb that has sidelined him since late June.

Harper had been periodically doing a throwing program with the hopes of returning to the outfield for the Philadelphia Phillies, but he's had to cut back on that regimen.

"We're just going to back off a minute and concentrate on the hitting," interim manager Rob Thomson said.

On Aug. 1, Harper had the three pins removed from his left thumb and began hitting off a tee. He said last week that he hopes to return in September, though he didn't provide a firm timetable.

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Chris Sale Suffers Broken Wrist In Bike Accident

Aug 9, 2022 11:39 AM

Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale broke his right wrist in a bike accident last week and underwent season-ending surgery Monday, the team announced, ending his year after myriad injuries and just 5⅔ innings pitched.

Sale, 33, already had missed most of the season after a broken rib cage suffered during a lockout workout, sidelined him until July 12. Following a scoreless 2022 debut, 

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Matt Carpenter Fractures Left Foot On Foul Ball

Aug 9, 2022 7:41 AM

Matt Carpenter broke his left foot when he fouled off a pitch during the New York Yankees' win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

After hobbling in pain, Carpenter was checked on by Aaron Boone but finished the at-bat and struck out swinging. He said he knew something was wrong but thought he could finish the at-bat and drive in a run.

He will be out indefinitely.

"When I went to swing on the next pitch, as soon as I started to plant and rotate on that back foot, my lower body like gave out and I wasn't able to," Carpenter explained. "Thankfully, probably the best thing that happened was to swing and miss -- because if I hit it and had to run, I might have made it worse. But I knew it wasn't good."

Carpenter is batting .305 with 15 home runs and 37 RBIs in just 128 at-bats for New York this season, and he had reached base in 27 of his 35 starts.

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Angels' Mickey Moniak Has Fractured Middle Finger

Aug 8, 2022 7:46 AM

Mickey Moniak has a fracture to the tip of his left middle finger that will sideline him, but the Los Angeles Angels haven't ruled him out for the rest of the season.

X-rays revealed the injury after he took a pitch off his finger while attempting a bunt Saturday night.

The Angels acquired Moniak from the Philadelphia Phillies in the deal that sent Noah Syndergaard to the National League.

Moniak, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft, hit his second home run in three days before the injury.

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Alex Kirilloff To Undergo Season-Ending Wrist Surgery

Aug 7, 2022 3:22 PM

Minnesota Twins outfielder Alex Kirilloff will undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist, the team announced Sunday.

Kirilloff, a 2016 first-round draft pick, will travel with Minnesota on its road trip to Los Angeles and undergo ulnar shortening surgery Tuesday.

"Any time you're talking about shaving a bone down or shortening a bone, I mean that's a substantial procedure," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.

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Blue Jays Place George Springer On IL With Elbow Inflammation

Aug 6, 2022 11:06 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays placed All-Star outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his right elbow prior to their game at Minnesota on Saturday night.

Springer has been bothered by the elbow for much of the summer. He's scheduled to receive an anti-inflammatory injection this weekend to aid the healing. 

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Fernando Tatis Jr. To Begin Rehab Assignment

Aug 5, 2022 11:16 PM

Fernando Tatis Jr. took part in his third session of live batting practice from Dodger Stadium early Friday afternoon and was scheduled to fly to San Antonio to join the San Diego Padres' Double-A affiliate later that night, beginning a rehab assignment this weekend.

Tatis, 23, has spent all season rehabbing from surgery to his left wrist but has basically reached the end of his recovery and is now focused on getting his timing back and his legs underneath him. Tatis underwent what was expected to be a final scan of the scaphoid bone that sustained a fracture early in the offseason, and Padres manager Bob Melvin said "everything looks good."

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Dodgers Place Clayton Kershaw On IL With Low Back Pain

Aug 5, 2022 7:37 PM


Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw was placed on the injured list with low back pain on Friday, a day after he exited a 5-3 win over the Giants before the fifth inning.

The club activated infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor from the IL, recalled right-hander Reyes Moronta and optioned outfielder James Outman in corresponding moves.

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Mike Trout Optimistic He's 'Going To Play Here Soon'

Jul 31, 2022 5:23 PM

In the span of four days, Mike Trout went from his career in peril to possibly picking a bat by the end of next week.

The Angels star visited Thursday with Dr. Robert Watkins, a back specialist and co-director of the Marina Spine Clinic in Los Angeles. Trout is slated to begin rotational exercises Wednesday and could return to swinging a bat shortly after that.

"It went from my career is over to now hopefully I'm going to play here soon," Trout said with a laugh. "Coming out of the workouts, it's been great every day. It's getting better. It's very promising to start rotational stuff. I'll do that for a couple days in the weight room and if that goes well, I'll start swinging."

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Giants Place Thairo Estrada On IL, Trade For Cubs SS Dixon Machado

Jul 31, 2022 5:16 PM

The San Francisco Giants placed shortstop Thairo Estrada on the 7-day concussion IL on Sunday while also trading for Chicago Cubs minor league shortstop Dixon Machado.

Estrada, 26, was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Mark Leiter Jr. in the fifth inning of Saturday's win by the Giants and had to be helped off the field. With Brandon Crawford out of the lineup with a knee injury, the Giants were in need of a shortstop.

Machado, 30, was hitting .312 with a .402 on-base percentage for Triple-A Iowa and will start for the Giants against the Cubs on Sunday night.

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Wrist X-Rays Negative, But Julio Rodriguez Headed To IL

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Jacob deGrom To Make Season Debut Tuesday

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Trevor Story Has Hairline Fracture In Right Wrist

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Marlins Top Prospect Max Meyer To Have Tommy John Surgery

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Spencer Turnbull Not Expected To Return In 2022

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Mike Trout Downplays Back Issue: 'My Career Is Not Over'

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Jacob deGrom Could Return To Mets Next Week

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Mike Trout Dealing With 'Rare' Spinal Condition

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No. 2 Pick Druw Jones Suffers Shoulder Injury, May Miss Season

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Fernando Tatis, Jr. Takes First BP Since Injury

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Yankees Place Giancarlo Stanton On 10-Day IL With Achilles Tendinitis

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Jacob deGrom Set For Triple-A Rehab Start Wednesday

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Jazz Chisholm Will Miss Another Six Weeks With Stress Fracture

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Braves' Adam Duvall To Have Wrist Surgery

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Julio Rodriguez MRI Shows No Structural Damage

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Mets Vague On Next Steps In Jacob deGrom's Return

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Mike Trout Won't Be Back From IL When Eligible

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Yankees Lose Michael King For Season With Fractured Elbow

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Jacob deGrom Has Simulated Game Pushed Back

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Stephen Strasburg Not Expected To Return This Season

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