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Royals Injury Update: New signing Kris Medlen not expected until second half

The Kansas City Royals head into this winter after a very successful 2014 season that left them just short of their first World Series championship since 1985.  In attempts to push them over the hump, the Royals have signed right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen, who is coming off Tommy John surgery. The benefits of the signing will not be immediate, though, as Medlen is not expected...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Stephen Vogt expects to be ready for Opening Day

The Oakland Athletics head into the winter looking to add some finishing touches to a team that won 88-game and secured a wild card playoff spot. Although they lost in the Wild Card Game, the A's were excellent all season, ranked fourth in runs scored and third in ERA. On the injury front, Stephen Vogt should be ready for Opening Day, despite being slightly behind in his rehab...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Derek Dietrich hurts ankle in winter ball

The Miami Marlins won 77 games this past season and finished near the middle of the pack in runs scored and ERA. One move that should improve the Marlins was the signing of Dee Gordon. On the injury front, backup infielder Derek Dietrich injured his ankle and ended his Winter League season on Tuesday. View image | gettyimages.com As reported by Juan C. Rodriguez at sun-sentinel...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians Injury Update: Jason Kipnis has finger surgery

The Cleveland Indians head into the winter coming off an 85-win season, good for third in the American League Central. At 11th in the league in runs scored and 14th in ERA, the Indians look to improve at bit in both areas to help them reach the post season in 2015. One player who looks to step up is second baseman Jason Kipnis, who underwent finger surgery and should be ready for...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Jake McGee will miss start of season following elbow surgery

The Tampa Bay Rays look to improve this winter on a team which won 77 games this past season. At 27th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, offense is the major area of concern. The Rays were solid on the mound, ranked 13th in ERA. On the injury front, left-handed reliever Jake McGee will miss the start of the season following elbow surgery. It's a key early season loss for the Rays...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Matt Harvey's first start may be pushed back to home opener

The New York Mets won 79 games this past season behind a pitching staff that was ninth in the Major Leagues in ERA. Although improving the offense this winter should be a priority, the Mets are spending the early stages of this off season considering the the health of Matt Harvey, who is looking to return to form following Tommy John surgery which cost him all of 2014. It...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Jameson Taillon aiming to throw off mound in January

The Pittsburgh Pirates head into the off season after a successful 88-win season and an appearance in the National League Wild Card game. At 10th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and eighth in ERA, the Pirates have plenty to build on. One young player who could have an impact at some point next season is pitcher Jameson Taillon, who has made progress following surgery this...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Matt Harrison hoping to throw in January

The Texas Rangers look ahead this winter to improving the club which won just 67 games this past season. Injuries played a major part in the brutal season, as only four players appeared in over 120 games and no pitcher made 30 starts. One pitcher who lost most of the season was Matt Harrison. The good news is that he's hoping to throw in January and should contribute next season...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Nate McLouth expects to be ready for spring training

The Washington Nationals head into the winter coming off a 96-win season and an advancement to the NLDS. At ninth in runs scored and first in ERA, the Nationals appear to need little this off season to improve the club. On the injury front, outfielder Nate McLouth expects to be ready for spring training after undergoing shoulder surgery in August. View image | gettyimages.com...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Nick Markakis to have neck surgery Wednesday

The Atlanta Braves are coming off a 79-win season and finished a distant 17 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. The pitching staff appears to be solid for next season, but the Braves need to improve on an offense that was 29th in runs scored. One move that may help the Braves is the signing of outfielder Nick Markakis, pictured below with the...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Injury Update: Chris Bosh could miss a few weeks

The Miami Heat enter Tuesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets with a record of 11-13, third in the Southeast Division. They are coming off a 93-75 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday. Dwyane Wade lead the Heat with 17 points in the loss. The Heat were without Chris Bosh due to a calf injury and he's expected to be out up to a few weeks.Keith Allison  via Wikimedia CommonsAs reported...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks Injury Update: Parsons out versus Warriors

The Dallas Mavericks fell to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday by the score of 105-98. The loss dropped the Mavericks to 17-8 on the season, fourth in the competitive Southwest Division. Dirk Nowitzki lead the Mavericks with 23 points and eight rebounds in the loss. The Mavericks were without forward Chandler Parsons, who was out with lower back soreness.TonyTheTiger via Wikimedia...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Danny Hultzen likely to start 2015 in minors

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Danny Hultzen is expected to begin the 2015 season in the minors as he recovers from major shoulder surgery, reports Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune. View image | gettyimages.com Hultzen has not pitched in a game since undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff on Oct. 1 of 2013. Those injuries are very difficult...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Injury Update: Adam McQuaid starts skating

Boston Bruins are slowly welcoming back their injured roster. Last night Zdeno Chara made his return after suffering from a tear in his PCL. As well another defenseman has recently started skating. View image | gettyimages.com Adam McQuaid has started skating. He started skating earlier during the week after suffering from a broken finger. B's set to hit the ice at about...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens Injury Update: PK Subban practices

PK Subban was away from Practice on Thursday morning after feeling unwell. There were rumors going around saying he was out with the mumps, as his teammate Bryan Allen is reportedly out with them. View image | gettyimages.com The worry is over. Subban joined some of his teammates on Friday morning in Brossard for an optional practice after missing just one day. PK sur la...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Injury Update: Jonathan Toews leaves game, travels with team

The Chicago Blackhawks lost captain Jonathan Toews during Thursday night's game against the Boston Bruins. He was hit from behind and was hit head first into the boards. View image | gettyimages.com Dennis Seidenberg hit Toews from behind which resulted into Toews to hit head first into the boards. He was slow to get up after the hit and trainers met him on the ice. Almost...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Ryan White Cleared for Contact

The Philadelphia Flyers will soon see a familiar face added to their lineup. Forward Ryan White has been cleared for contact after undergoing surgery in August to repair a pectoral muscle. View image | gettyimages.com White has been skating the last few weeks. He even went on the road trip with the team while skating with them. When they arrived back in Philadelphia he saw...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Garrett Richards out until May

The Los Angeles Angels lead the league in runs scored this past season en route to a 98-win season, best in the Major Leagues. One area the team may look to improve this winter is the pitching staff which was 16th in the league in ERA. On the injury front, right-handed starter Garrett Richards will be out until May as he continues to recover from a torn patellar tendon. View...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Injury Update: Denard Robinson done for season with foot sprain

The Jacksonville Jaguars placed Denard Robinson on injured reserve with a mid-foot sprain.Denard Robinson, Jacksonville's leading rusher this season, is out for the year with a foot sprain he suffered against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Robinson's mid-foot sprain is expected to take six to eight weeks to heal. With Denard Robinson out, Toby Gerhart is expected to split carries...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens Injury Update: Bryan Allen may have contracted mumps, P.K. Subban misses practice with flu-like symptoms

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Bryan Allen's doctors are concerned that he has contracted mumps. View image | gettyimages.com According to Go Habs Go, the contagious disease has been spreading rapidly. Anaheim Ducks' and Allen's former team mates Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin were diagnosed with the mumps in early November. The incubation period is between two and three...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Miguel Rojas dislocates finger in winter league

The Los Angeles Dodgers head into the winter coming off a 94-win season and a loss in the NLDS to the St. Louis Cardinals. At sixth in the Major Leagues in both runs scored and ERA, the Dodgers appear well equipped heading into next season, barring injuries. On the injury front, shortstop Miguel Rojas dislocated his finger in a winter league game. View image | gettyimages.com...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Bobby Parnell likely to start season on DL

The New York Mets look forward to the 2015 season coming off a 79-win season that tied them for second in the National League East. Pitching is a strength for the Mets, who were ninth in the Major Leagues in ERA. One pitcher who will bolster the staff even further is Bobby Parnell, who is likely to start the season on the disabled list. The good news is that Parntell should be ready...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues Injury Update: Brian Elliott still not ready for practice

St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliot faced a few shots on Tuesday but is still not ready for practice. View image | gettyimages.com Elliott was injured on November 25th during a game against the Ottawa Senators, when Senators right-winger Erik Condra was pushed into the net by Blues defenseman Chris Butler, which resulted in both players falling on top of Elliott. Elliott...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens Injury Update: Lars Eller out 1-2 weeks

The Montreal Canadiens will be without their center Lars Eller for possibly up to two weeks due to an upper-body injury. View image | gettyimages.com According to TSN, Eller has missed Montreal's last two games and hasn't played since last Friday in Chicago. Eller went for an MRI to examine his shoulder on Monday, but the results weren't too severe, as the Montreal Canadiens...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Dubinsky made his season debut on Tuesday

Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky made his season debut on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. View image | gettyimages.com Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards announced Monday that Dubinsky would return to the line-up when the Jackets would be hosting the Flyers at Nationwide, as per a tweet made by the Blue Jackets twitter account. This was Dubinsky's...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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