Category Archives: Injuries

Oakland Closer Sean Doolittle Expected to Miss Opening Day with Shoulder Injury

There is some unfortunate news coming out of Oakland this evening. We’re learning that Athletics closer Sean Doolittle has a “slight” rotator cuff tear and significant inflammation in his pitcher shoulder. The lefty received a platelet-rich plasma injection, but he … Continue reading

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White Sox Add Veterans Jesse Crain and Geovany Soto

The Chicago White Sox continued their offseason overhaul today by signing reliever Jesse Crain and catcher Geovany Soto to minor league deals. Both veterans receive an invite to big league camp as part of their pacts with Chicago. Crain, 33, … Continue reading

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Johan Santana’s Latest Comeback Bid Halted by Shoulder Pain

Johan Santana’s comeback has hit another speed bump. Last week we covered Santana’s return to the mound for the Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League. Santana looked good, pitching two perfect innings against and facing a number of … Continue reading

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Cardinals Ace Adam Wainwright Begins Post-Surgery Throwing Program

Cardinals fans – and management – can breathe a sigh of relief, their ace is on his way back. Adam Wainwright played catch yesterday for the first time since undergoing right elbow surgery in October to repair damaged cartilage. The … Continue reading

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Alex Rodriguez Expects to Win the Yankees’ Third Base Job

The Alex Rodriguez drama is already starting. Okay, admittedly, when it comes to Alex Rodriguez, the drama never really stops; but this time around, it’s all about what role A-Rod will play for the Yankees in 2015. Rodriguez is working … Continue reading

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Atlanta Braves Sign Veteran Southpaw Wandy Rodriguez

Veteran left-hander Wandy Rodriguez has signed a minor-league deal with the Atlanta Braves. Rodriguez, 36, is coming off of two disappointing seasons in Pittsburgh that saw him make just 18 starts over the past two seasons as he was hampered … Continue reading

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Johan Santana Impressive in Venezuelan League Debut

Johan Santana began his latest comeback bid with a start in the Venezuelan Winter League on Tuesday night. There was some speculation that Santana might skip the start when rain pushed the first pitch back nearly two hours, but the … Continue reading

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