Eleven players still crowd the Cardinals’ disabled list, though there are signs of progress that leave the club optimistic of several late returns.
Mets starter Jonathon Niese’s night was as brief as it was ineffective. Niese left Tuesday’s game against the Cardinals due to a left knee injury after facing just four batters and allowing three of them to reach base.
AUG. 23: Fletcher now writes that Street is “likely” to undergo season-ending surgery on his right knee, which was set to be re-evaluated today before a final announcement is made. AUG. 21: Angels closer Huston Street might have to undergo season-ending surgery on his right knee, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Street has been on the disabled list with inflammation in his knee since Aug. 3 and hasn’t pitched since July 31
AUG. 23: Fletcher now writes that Street is “likely” to undergo season-ending surgery on his right knee, which was set to be re-evaluated today before a final announcement is made. AUG. 21: Angels closer Huston Street might have to undergo season-ending surgery on his right knee, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Street has been on the disabled list with inflammation in his knee since Aug
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman “did not have a good work day” on Tuesday, manager Buck Showalter said, and his start Thursday at Washington is in jeopardy. Showalter said Tillman would have his right shoulder examined before Tuesday’s game by Dr. Leigh Ann Curl. Showalter plans to make a decision on Thursday’s start on Wednesday.
The Mariners activated right-handed reliever Tony Zych from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday to fill the hole in their bullpen, and they optioned infielder/outfielder Stefen Romero to Triple-A Tacoma.
Dodgers lefty Scott Kazmir is headed for an examination today as he deals with back and neck issues, as Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times was among those to tweet. The issue isn’t exactly a new one, but seems to be an occasionally recurring problem. As Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register tweets, Kazmir says that he ends up having trouble picking up the target and keeping his right side closed when it flares up. It’s not yet clear whether a DL stint will be considered or whether there’s cause for broader concern. Regardless, it’s not great news for a Los Angeles team that has dealt with injuries to nearly every member of its rotation at one point or another this year. Here are a few more notes out of Los Angeles: The Dodgers are at least finally set to welcome trade deadline acquisition Rich Hill to the rotation on Wednesday, as he is now officially scheduled to start an important tilt against Johnny Cueto and the Giants. Hill has been on the shelf for much longer than had been expected while waiting for a blister to heal and has yet to take the mound since arriving in L.A. over three weeks ago. A blister may not sound like much of an injury, but as Eric Nusbaum explores in great detail for Vice Sports, it’s a major problem for a pitcher. Dan Johnson, a 37-year-old former first baseman, has joined the Dodgers as a knuckleballing hurler, per an announcement from the indy league St.
Tim Tebow’s showcase for Major League Baseball scouts will be held on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. The showcase will be closed to the public.
Carlos Santana’s home run, his 27th, in the eighth inning proved to be the only run of the game, as Carlos Carrasco tossed eight scoreless innings for the Indians. Rookie Andrew Triggs was very good as well, tossing six shutout innings for the A’s.