Injury - Baseball Wiretap

Max Scherzer Claims Pitch Clock Increased Injury Severity

Nov 21, 2023 8:49 AM

Not everyone is a fan of Major League Baseball's pitch clock.

Max Scherzer says that the clock is causing more severe pitcher injuries, citing renowned surgeons Dr. Keith Meister and Dr. Neal ElAttrache in his argument.

"[Dr. Meister] saw that the elbow injuries this year were just way more severe," Scherzer said. "If you look at all the data that came across the game, that the pitcher injuries, arm injuries, they're on the high end, but the severity of the injuries are much more problematic." 

"Both of them are seeing the same thing, that there's an uptick in severity." 

The number of days lost to the injured list this past season rose 6.1% across baseball, though the number of placements on the injured list dropped. 

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Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

Clayton Kershaw Has Shoulder Surgery, Hopes To Still Play

Nov 3, 2023 2:33 PM

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw announced on Instagram that he underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder but hopes to return next summer.

He posted: "This morning I underwent a surgical procedure to repair the gleno-humeral ligaments and capsule of my left shoulder. I am thankful for the expertise of Dr. Elattrache who performed the surgery. I am hopeful to return to play at some point next summer. Thanks for your prayers!"

There had been question as to whether Kershaw would be returning. He played his 16th season on a one-year, $20 million deal and is an unrestricted free agent.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Injury, Misc Rumor

Blue Jays, Whit Merrifield Decline Mutual Option

Nov 3, 2023 8:29 AM

Whit Merrifield has become a free agent after the Toronto Blue Jays and the second baseman both declined their ends of a $18 million mutual option.

Merrifield will earn a $500,000 buyout and hit the free agent market for the first time.

The Blue Jays acquired Merrifield in a trade with the Kansas City Royals at the 2022 trade deadline.

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Injury

Max Scherzer, Adolis Garcia To Miss The Rest Of World Series

Nov 1, 2023 12:43 AM

Max Scherzer, the three-time Cy Young Award winner who was lined up to pitch a potential Game 7, and Adolis Garcia, in the midst of a remarkable postseason offensively, were removed from the Texas Rangers' World Series roster because of the injuries they suffered in Monday's Game 3, a devastating blow for a team just one win away from the first championship in franchise history.

Tags: Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Injury

Giants' Alex Cobb To Undergo Hip Surgery

Oct 31, 2023 7:32 AM

Alex Cobb will undergo surgery on his left hip labrum Tuesday, the San Francisco Giants announced.

The surgery will address an issue that ended Cobb's 2023 season midway through September.

The left-hander will need approximately six months to return to pitching, which means he won't be ready for Opening Day 2024.

Cobb has a $10 million club option for next season, with a $2 million buyout.

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Tags: San Francisco Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

Adolis Garcia To Undergo Imaging On Left Torso

Oct 31, 2023 1:12 AM

Texas Rangers outfielder Adolis Garcia will undergo imaging on his left torso after grabbing it and leaving Game 3 of the World Series on Monday night following a swing in the eighth inning. Garcia's injury came after Max Scherzer, the Rangers' Game 3 starter, exited in the fourth inning after a spasm flared in his back.

The dual injuries put a damper on an otherwise-productive night for the Rangers, whose 3-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks gave Texas a two-games-to-one advantage in the series.

Tags: Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Injury

Max Scherzer Has Cut On Thumb That Won't Hinder Him Pitching

Oct 25, 2023 8:30 PM

Max Scherzer has a cut on the thumb of his pitching hand that he doesn't think will hinder him from playing in the World Series.

The Texas Rangers starter had a Band-Aid on the inside of his right thumb near the nail before throwing a bullpen session Wednesday, two days before the World Series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"It's just a cut. I can wear a bandage, throw a bullpen on it," Scherzer said. "The pain of it, I can pitch through that. That's not the problem. It's just it would get bloody."

Tags: Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Injury

Cubs RHP Michael Fulmer Out For 2024 After Elbow Surgery

Oct 20, 2023 7:29 AM

Chicago Cubs right-hander Michael Fulmer is expected to miss the 2024 season following elbow surgery.

Fulmer, 30, had UCL revision surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday.

UCL revision surgery is not the same as Tommy John surgery, but focuses on the same area.

Fulmer ended the season on the injured list after going 3-5 with a 4.42 ERA and two saves in 58 games (one start). He is set to become a free agent after playing on a one-year, $4 million contract.


Tags: Chicago Cubs, Injury, Misc Rumor

Rangers Add Max Scherzer, Jon Gray To ALCS Roster

Oct 15, 2023 5:09 PM

The Texas Rangers added right-handed starters Max Scherzer and Jon Gray to their American League Championship Series roster Sunday, fortifying their pitching staff before their first postseason matchup with the rival Houston Astros.

Tags: Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Injury, Misc Rumor

Astros' Kendall Graveman Won't Be On ACLS Roster

Oct 14, 2023 2:29 PM

Houston Astros reliever Kendall Graveman won't be on the AL Championship Series roster against the Texas Rangers because of right shoulder discomfort.

The right-hander missed the Division Series with the problem but had hoped that he could recover in time for the next round.

Tags: Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Injury

Byron Buxton Has Knee Surgery, Aims To Play Next Season

Brandon Woodruff Has Shoulder Surgery, Could Miss 2024 Season

Kyle Wright Likely To Miss 2024 After Surgery

Max Scherzer Declares Himself 'Ready To Go'

Bryce Harper Absorbs Hit To Surgically-Repaired Elbow

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Max Scherzer Feels 'Normal' Ahead Of Possible ALCS Return

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Phillies Haven't Ruled Out Rhys Hoskins For Potential NLCS Return

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Blue Jays GM: Alek Manoah Had Injection In Shoulder

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Max Scherzer Remains Off Rangers' Playoff Roster

Sandy Alcantara Will Miss 2024 Season After Tommy John Surgery

Max Scherzer Encouraged After 'Pain-Free' Bullpen Session


Manny Machado Undergoes Tendon Surgery

Brewers' Brandon Woodruff Has Shoulder Injury, Out For Wild Card

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Twins Place Dallas Keuchel On IL With Achilles Soreness

Shohei Ohtani Back In Angels' Dugout

Felix Bautista To Have Tommy John Surgery

Mets Place Brandon Nimmo On IL With Injured Shoulder

Rangers Place Jon Gray On IL With Forearm Strain

Rangers Aren't Ruling Out Max Scherzer For Playoffs

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Aaron Judge Not Expected To Need Offseason Toe Surgery

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