Friday, March 27, 2009

Around the Horn - Injury Update

Alex Rodriguez's hip is of prime concern to Yankees fans, but there are plenty of other top major league players suffering through injuries at the moment. Here's a quick update.

Justin Duscherer (A's)
The right-hander is suffering from an elbow pain and will most likely start the season on the disabled list. Duscherer feels fine warming up, but experiences pain when throwing at game speeds.

Ryan Braun (Brewers)
Braun has been feeling tightness in the back of his rib cage, but an MRI has not revealed anything. Braun played through similar tightness last season and felt it again during the World Baseball Classic. For now, the team has barred him from hitting.

Nate Robertson, Adam Everett, Joel Zumaya (Tigers)
Robertson, battling for the fifth spot in the Tigers rotation, sprained his thumb while field a grounder in Wednesday's exhibition game with the Mets. X-Rays were negative, but he's day to day for now.

Everett injured his left ankle in the same game on a slide into second base, but is expected to back in the lineup on Saturday.

Zumaya won't be ready for opening day after continuing to experience stiffness in his throwing shoulder.

Ervin Santana, Kelvim Escobar, John Lackey (Angels)
Santana is expected to miss at least the first month of the season with a sprained elbow ligament.

Escobar is ahead of schedule in his recovery from shoulder surgery and hopes to be back by the end of April.

Lackey is experiencing forearm tightness and will skip his next start. The Angels hope he can still be their opening day starter.

1 comment:

  1. What about our friend Scott Proctor? I imagine he's going to be out for a while.