St Louis 13.10.14
Molina exits Game 2
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina suffered a strained left oblique in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series Sunday night. After the game, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said he didn't know the extent of Molina's injury, but that it "didn't look good."
Buchholz has knee surgery
Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the meniscus in his right knee. The team said the 30-year-old is expected to make a full recovery. Buchholz was 8-11 with a 5.34 earned run average in 28 starts this season. The right-hander had 132 strikeouts and walked 54 in 170 1/3 innings.
Morton has hip surgery
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton underwent surgery Friday to repair the labrum in his right hip. Morton, who was placed on the 60-day disabled list earlier this week, is facing a 6 to 8 month recovery period. The right-hander was 6-12 with a 3.72 earned run average in 26 outings this season
NY Mets 27.9.14
Travis d'Arnaud to have surgery
New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud will have surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow. Manager Terry Collins said that d'Arnaud had a spur break off the bone during Tuesday's game against Washington and he has not played since. The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday. It will take around a month for him to recover and he should be ready for spring training. The 25-year-old hit 13 home runs with 41 RBI and a .242 average over 108 games this season with the Mets.
San Fran. 24.9.14
Pagan to have season-ending surgery
The San Francisco Giants won't have their center fielder and leadoff hitter available for the playoffs if they get there, as the club announced that Angel Pagan will undergo surgery to repair a bulging disc in his back. Pagan missed 44 games due to back inflammation prior to returning to action on August 7. The veteran switch-hitter has sat out six of San Francisco's last seven games after experiencing a setback.
It's a significant blow for the Giants, who have gone 56-35 in games Pagan has started this season. The 33-year-old is tied for the team lead with 16 stolen bases and hit .300 with three home runs, 27 RBI and 21 doubles in 96 games in 2014.
Stroman suspended six games
MLB has suspended Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman six games for intentionally throwing at the head area of Orioles' batter Caleb Joseph. Stroman will appeal the suspension and be allowed to play until the process has played out. The pitch came in the bottom of the sixth inning of Monday's game in Baltimore, which the Orioles won 5-2. Joseph was not hit, but the ball sailed behind him.
Stanton out for rest of season
Miami Marlins rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton will officially miss the remainder of the season after being hit by a pitch in the face last week, the team announced Wednesday. Stanton was carted off the field and sustained facial lacerations requiring stitches, multiple facial fractures and dental damage after being hit by fastball from Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers. He hit .288 with 37 home runs and 105 RBI in 2014 and currently has a National League-leading .555 slugging percentage.
NY Yank. 17.9.14
Prado out for rest of season
The New York Yankees have placed infielder/outfielder Martin Prado on the 60-day disabled list after he underwent an emergency appendectomy. Prado was acquired from Arizona at the July 31 trade deadline and helped keep a struggling Yankees offense alive for most of August and early September. He was slowed by a hamstring injury earlier this month.
The Yankees selected the contract of infielder Jose Pirela from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill the roster spot.
Papelbon suspended seven games
Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has been handed a seven-game suspension from MLB for inappropriate behavior during Sunday's contest against the Miami Marlins. After giving up four runs in the top of the ninth inning to relinquish a 4-1 lead in an eventual 5-4 loss to the Marlins, Papelbon appeared to grab his crotch toward the home fans as he walked off the mound. He will be eligible to return at Miami on Sept. 23.
Schumaker has season-ending surgery
Cincinnati Reds outfielder/infielder Skip Schumaker will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Schumaker, 34, dealt with shoulder injuries throughout his first season in Cincinnati. He batted .235 with two homers and 22 RBI over 83 games.
Stanton hit in face by pitch
Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton left Thursday's game after being struck in the face by a pitch from Milwaukee starter Mike Fiers. The Marlins said Stanton suffered facial lacerations requiring stitches, multiple facial fractures and dental damage after undergoing X-rays and a CT scan at a local hospital. He will return to Miami on Friday for further evaluation.
Wrist surgery ends Pedroia's season
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is scheduled to undergo surgery on his left hand on Thursday that will sideline him for the remainder of this season. The team is optimistic that Pedroia will be ready for spring training.
Pedroia has battled pain in his left wrist throughout this campaign, with the injury having resulted in the four-time All-Star's worst offensive numbers in a full season. The 31-year-old has hit just .278 with seven home runs and 53 RBI over 135 games in 2014.
NY Mets 10.9.14
Wright to miss rest of season
The New York Mets announced after Tuesday's win over the Colorado Rockies that third baseman David Wright will miss the remainder of the season with left shoulder inflammation. Wright, who was scratched from the starting lineup on Tuesday, has had a tough time with recurring shoulder pain this season and was sent to a local hospital for further testing prior to the game. An MRI taken on the shoulder showed persistent inflammation in the rotator cuff which forced the Mets, who are clearly out of the playoff hunt, to shut down the All-Star third baseman. The 31-year-old batted .269 with a career-low eight home runs and knocked in 63 RBI in 134 games this season.
Season over for Darvish
The Texas Rangers have moved right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish to the 60-day disabled list, effectively ending his 2014 season. Darvish was put on the 15-day DL on Aug. 13 with right elbow inflammation. He finished the season with a 10-7 record and 3.06 ERA in 22 games.
Danny Duffy forced from start
Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy exited Saturday's game against the New York Yankees after injuring himself in the bottom of the first inning. Duffy threw just one pitch to Yankees leadoff hitter Jacoby Ellsbury before summoning the Royals' training staff and eventually walking off the mound.
The Royals later announced that Duffy was dealing with soreness in his left shoulder. Duffy has logged a career-high 141 1/3 innings this season, his second back from Tommy John surgery that sidelined him for most of the 2012 campaign. The 25-year-old entered the matchup 8-11 with a 2.42 earned run average in 28 games (22 starts) this season.