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Here's a running list with injury updates around the Major Leagues:
– According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, doctors found a a pars fracture in Freddy Galvis' lower back and he will be in a brace for the next three weeks. “Then we're going to reexamine him and see where we're at,” said the Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan. “Based on his symptoms and that kind of stuff, we might be able to begin some stuff with him exericise-wise, but we really won't know a lot more until we get to that time period. The biggest thing right now is just trying to get him comfortable, make him feel better and try to get this thing to heal.”
– Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes aggravated his left hamstring injury yesterday according to Jane Lee of MLB.com. He will probably land on the Disabled List this time.
– Right handed pitcher Charlie Morton has a torn ligament in his right elbow and will probably require Tommy John surgery reports Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. If the surgery is required he'll miss the reminder of the season.
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Moving On Up: #Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole will be promoted to @AltoonaCurve & make his Double-A debut on Wednesday 6/20.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 15, 2012
Not much of surprise here, and honestly, it’s about time. Cole has been posting solid numbers in Bradenton all season, and the two college pitchers that were drafted immediately behind him are already...
Laynce Nix has been on the disabled list since May.
While there has been news on Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, little has been said about Nix.
Nix has played in 22 games this season and was hitting .326 with two homers and 11 RBI. One site had Nix starting a rehab assigned in Clearwater. I certainly hope so.
I remember one game he played in Washington last season and he robbed the...
As Phillies fans we all are waiting for Ryan Howard to come back.
We will take his strikeouts and yeah, he gets a pass, because he hits so many freakin’ home runs.
Ryan Howard hits a tater at the All-Star game in Pittsburgh
Small ball will get you some wins.
Heck the old St. Louis Cardinals during the Ozzie Smith days used it to play championship ball.
But admit it: Charlie Manuel...
Cole Hamels- AP
Nothing comes east these days for the Phillies, as the National League East division’s last place club went down to the wire on Wednesday night to notch a victory over the Twins by a score of 9-8.
Behind a less-than-sharp Cole Hamels, the Phils were able to lock down a win in a month when such results aren’t very common. The game marked just the third time...
After allowing a minimum of 5 runs in each of his last 5 starts, no one expected a stand-out performance from Joe Blanton last night against the Twins. But the oddities this Phillies season seemingly never cease.
Going the whole 9 innings, Blanton allowed only 1 run on a solo homer, 7 hits and struck out 7. Blanton’s season has gone from great to awful and now, back to great again...
MINNEAPOLIS — Philadelphia’s starting rotation has been stuck in a bit of a tailspin since ace Roy Halladay went down with a shoulder injury late last month.
With studs Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels still hurling, who would have thought Fat Joe Blanton would be the one to step up and deliver a sterling performance? Not Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, that’s for sure.
In case you weren't sure enough that this group of Phillies is on the verge of total "sucks" status, last night they lost an 11-7 decision to the Twins in Minnesota. It was quite typical of the season. The offense showed up and put up a good game, but the starting pitching, bullpen, and defense of this team was so totally bad that they still lost. The Phillies are...
MINNEAPOLIS The ball Jim Thome hit for career home run No. 607 went missing on Thursday night.After the Phillies slugger hit a home run to right-center field against the Twins at Target Field, the ball disappeared into a flower box filled with coleus plants in front of the right field seats. Fans sitting right above the plants dug around to look for the historic ball, but to no...
Jim Thome drove in four runs against his former team, including a long homer to pad Philadelphia's lead, and the Phillies hung on for a 9-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
John Mayberry also had four RBIs, including a three-run home run in the first inning to give Cole Hamels (9-3) a six-run lead he barely held. Jonathan Papelbon got the last four outs for...
The Pirates played a terrible game all around and dropped their second in a row to the Orioles, this time by a 7-1 blowout score.
Kevin Corriea was bad: 6 innings, 10 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), only 1 strikeout, 1 walk, and 1 homer. We’ve seen him get away with some mediocre outings that could have been a lot worse lately, but that wasn’t the case today. Baltimore took advantage...
This is going about exactly as I expected. One guy who is a very questionable starter and another who is in no way a starter going back to back against a really good team is a recipe for disaster. #Hurdled And this has been one of my main criticisms with Clint Hurdle and the Pirates [...]
Poor pitching has cost the Pittsburgh Pirates a share of the NL Central lead.
The Cleveland Indians' staff hasn't done themselves any favors lately, either.
The Pirates will try to put the brakes on their longest losing streak in two months Friday night when they open a three-game series with the Indians.
Pittsburgh (32-30) entered its series in Baltimore tied for first...