Cecil tears calf muscle
Toronto Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil tore his left calf muscle during Friday's AL Division Series game and might be done for the postseason. Cecil, Toronto's top left-hander in the bullpen, was injured while tagging Mike Napoli in a rundown that ended the eighth inning of a 6-4 loss to the Texas Rangers. He had to be helped off the field. Toronto manager John Gibbons said Cecil has a "pretty significant tear in his calf, so that's not very good."
NY Yank. 6.10.15
CC Sabathia enters alcohol rehab
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has decided to enter an alcohol rehabilitation center, the club announced Monday, and will not be available during the postseason. The Yankees host the Houston Astros on Tuesday in the AL wild-card game. Sabathia wasn't scheduled to pitch, but if the club were to advance to the ALDS, he likely would have been called upon. As he wrote in his statement, Sabathia knows this is a difficult time to leave the club, but he owes it to his family to get help now. From a baseball standpoint, Sabathia went 6-10 this season for the Yankees with a 4.73 ERA in 29 starts.
Cano to undergo hernia surgery Oct. 13
Robinson Cano will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia in two weeks and expects to be fully recovered by spring training. The Mariners' star second baseman, who will turn 33 on Oct. 22, plans to play in the final three games of the season before having surgery on Oct. 13. Cano sustained an abdominal injury on July 22 that the team's medical director, Dr. Edward Khalfayan, determined to be a core muscle injury, or sports hernia.
NY Mets 1.10.15
Matz scratched from Thursday start
New York Mets rookie left-hander Steven Matz has been scratched from his scheduled start on Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies because of a back injury, putting his playoff availability in question. Matz had been slated to pitch in Wednesday's game, then was pushed back a day when he woke up Tuesday with a sore back following a poor night's sleep. Manager Terry Collins said Wednesday the back issue was lingering.
St Louis 29.9.15
Piscotty injured in violent collision
St. Louis Cardinals rookie Stephen Piscotty was carted off the field Monday night following a violent collision with teammate Peter Bourjos. Piscotty lay motionless on the grass in left-center field for several minutes. He was strapped to a backboard and waved his left hand as he was driven away, eliciting a big cheer from the Pittsburgh crowd. Piscotty has a bruise on his head and all tests conducted were negative, the Cardinals said. He will be held overnight at a hospital for observation.
LA Dodg. 27.9.15
Gonzalez sidelined with pinched nerve
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has been scratched from Saturday's starting lineup due to a pinched nerve in his lower back. Manager Don Mattingly said Gonzalez will also sit out Sunday's game, but he said he does not consider the injury to be serious. Gonzalez missed two other games this past week because of the pinched nerve. Despite the nagging injury, Gonzalez has played in 149 of 156 games this season. He leads the team in home runs (28) and RBIs (88) and is hitting .275.
Altuve injured in collision
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has been hurt in a collision with shortstop Carlos Correa in Houston's game Friday night against the Texas Rangers. There was no immediate word on his injury. Altuve and Correa were tracking a popup by Elvis Andrus with two outs in the seventh inning. Altuve had the ball in his glove for a moment before Correa crashed into him. Altuve was hit in the face by Correa's glove and knocked to the ground, using his right arm to break his fall. Altuve grimaced as he remained on the field for a couple of minutes while trainers attended to him. He eventually walked off and was replaced by Jake Marisnick.
Ramirez sits out after tweaking groin
The Pittsburgh Pirates are keeping third baseman Aramis Ramirez out of the lineup for precautionary reasons Wednesday night against Colorado after he tweaked his left groin while running the bases the night before. Ramirez had an RBI triple in the fourth inning Tuesday and then played in the field the next two innings before exiting. He said Wednesday he learned a valuable lesson: "No more triples. I'm going to stop at second from now on. Speed is not part of my game." It was Ramirez's first triple of the season.
Hamilton to undergo shoulder surgery
Billy Hamilton will undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery later this week, ending the season for the Cincinnati Reds speedster. Hamilton leads the majors with a career-best 57 steals in 65 chances and also is among the National League leaders with eight outfield assists. He missed the last six starts after re-injuring his shoulder, stealing a base in his lone appearance since then.
Herrera hurt in collision with teammate
Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Elian Herrera was injured Saturday night when he collided with teammate Shane Peterson as they tried to chase down a looping fly ball in left field. Herrera did not move for more than 5 minutes while being treated by Brewers trainers before being rolled over onto his back. He was placed on a backboard and stretcher and left the field in an ambulance. His condition and injury was not immediately known. After having his knee examined, Peterson was able to remain in the game.
Tazawa shut down for season to get some rest
The Boston Red Sox right-hander Junichi Tazawa has been shut down for the remainder of the season to get some rest. "I just want to make this perfectly clear: There was no injury," Boston acting manager Torey Lovullo said. "There was nothing behind this other than us giving him a rest. He feels good. He could pitch if we asked him to. Taz has been a warrior for the past three years. It was just our way to pay him back. Let's just get a jump start on the offseason." Tazawa has appeared in 61 games. He is 2-7 with a 4.14 ERA.
San Diego 15.9.15
San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris left Monday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after being struck on the hand by a foul ball. Norris was injured in the first inning when a foul ball by Paul Goldschmidt appeared to hit him on the top of the right hand. Norris shook his hand and immediately went to a knee as San Diego's trainers came to check on him. He continued to flex his hand before walking to the dugout.
Tulowitzki out at least 2 weeks
Toronto All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will miss at least two weeks because of a cracked left shoulder blade. "It's a very small crack," Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Sunday. "Just talking with the doctors, if they had to guess, and really it's only a guess at this point, it could be two-to-three weeks, and then he could be back for October." Tulowitzki was hurt when he collided with center fielder Kevin Pillar while chasing Didi Gregorius' popup in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader.
LA Dodg. 13.9.15
Crawford leaves game with hamstring tightness
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford was removed from Saturday's game at the Arizona Diamondbacks with right hamstring tightness. Crawford missed 75 games earlier this season and was on the 60-day disabled list with a strained right oblique, returning to action on July 21. His status is day to day, the Dodgers said.
Hamilton has knee surgery
Josh Hamilton had arthroscopic surgery to repair a slight meniscus tear in his left knee, and there's still a chance the Texas slugger could play again this season. Hamilton was on the disabled list last month with left knee inflammation and has two pinch-hit at-bats since he was activated Sept. 1. That would be his likely role if he plays again.
The 34-year-old Hamilton started the season on the DL following right shoulder surgery when he was still with the Los Angeles Angels. He was out about a month in June with a left hamstring strain after getting traded to Texas. He's hitting .257 with six home runs and 21 RBIs in 40 games.