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Collateral Damage Daily for April 23



by Corey Dawkins

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It seems like a typical amount of weekend action; there were several additions to the disabled list and only a few subtractions. A couple of the gameís biggest stars were added to the disabled list this weekend, while some teams might not even recognize the players being added to the DL, most notably the the Red Sox, who have to wonder if the injury gods are looking down and laughing.

Additions

  • On Wednesday, Cliff Lee did something that not many starting pitchers do in todayís game: pitch into the 10th inning. Unfortunately, he suffered a very common pitching injury: the oh-so-wonderful strained oblique. Some question the decision to bring Lee back out for the 10th inning, but he disputes that, noting that he hadnít thrown an exorbitant amount of pitches.

    There were discussions about having Lee miss a start, but it was smart to be conservative. Lee has suffered abdominal injuries before, and most of them kept him out for about two months. The Phillies are optimistic that Lee will be back even sooner, but the team canít afford to rush him back at this point of the season. Reliever Joe Savery was brought up to fill in the roster spot, but it will be Kyle Kendrick who will take Leeís place in the rotation.

  • Ryan Dempster strained his right quad during a bullpen session earlier in the week and was placed on the disabled list following an MRI on Friday. The right leg is Dempsterís drive leg, and trying to pitch through the injury could jeopardize other structures, like his shoulder or elbow. The Cubs added him to the DL retroactive to April 18, meaning that Dempster is eligible to return early in May.

    Dempster really does not have a long history of injuries to his lower extremities, which is an encouraging sign that this isnít something more serious. Outfielder Tony Campana was called up to take the roster spot and will likely be the one to be sent back down once Dempster is healthy.

  • Greg Holland has not been good so far, and the left rib stress reaction may be a reason why. Manager Ned Yost said the rib bothered him during spring training but claims it was fine until Hollandís last appearance. The MRI didnít show a fracture, but itís also not the best tool to look for that. Holland is going to get a bone scan, which will help rule out a stress fracture. Jeremy Jeffress was called up from Triple-A Omaha to take his place in the bullpen.
  • Kerry Wood has yet another injury; this time itís shoulder inflammation and fatigue. With well over a dozen trips to the disabled list, Wood is no stranger to the nuances of injury rehabilitation. He underwent a corticosteroid injection last week, which often isnít enough to keep a player off the shelf. Wood has a known rotator cuff tear that was diagnosed in 2008, so itís a minor miracle he has been able to get this much use out of it. Wood also felt discomfort in spring training, which just goes to show you that pitching through extended pain or soreness is not necessarily a good idea. Scott Maine replaced Wood on the roster.
  • Dan Hudson was also added to the disabled list because of a bad shoulder. Hudson is dealing with a shoulder impingement, though itís unclear if it is subacromial impingement, which is a relatively easy fix, or an internal impingement, which is something much more difficult to deal with long-term. Hudsonís velocity hasnít been that much of an issue, so there is hope that the DL trip will be short. Jonathan Albaladejo was brought up to take his place.
  • Sergio Santos joined the shoulder inflammation party. The tightness he felt on Friday didnít dissipate overnight, and it only felt worse on Saturday. The Blue Jays are being extra cautious by putting him on the disabled list because they want him to be healthy for the rest of the year. Right-hander Evan Crawford was recalled to take his place.
  • As if the Red Sox did not have enough to worry about, Jason Repko had to be moved to the disabled list because of a separated shoulder he suffered on Friday when he ran into the Green Monster. The Red Sox are already dealing with an onslaught of injuries and did not think they could play with a short bench for any length of time. Lars Anderson was brought up to take Repkoís roster spot, but the hope is that Carl Crawford will be activated soon. In the short term, the Red Sox traded for Marlon Byrd in the hopes that he can stabilize their outfield situation.
  • Chris Narveson has a torn rotator cuff and that will likely need surgery. His shoulder has been bothering him at least since his start last Sunday, but the MRI results were not available until later in the week. It does not sound like it is a complete tear, though. Narveson is going to meet with Dr. Lewis Yocum for a second opinion.

Subtractions

  • David Huff was activated from the disabled list now that his hamstring has healed. It didnít help him stay on the major-league roster, though, because he was immediately optioned to Triple-A Columbus. He lost about .03 TAv, so it wasnít a huge hit to the team in the few weeks he was on the DL. With the amount of pitcher injuries this year, he almost certainly will get another chance to pitch for Cleveland before the year is out.
  • A.J. Burnett was activated from the disabled list after having surgery on March 2nd on a fractured orbital bone. He pitched very well, only giving up three hits over seven innings in a 2-0 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Team            Player                  PosBody PartInjuryDLDescriptionDateAGL  ReturnATD
Lorenzo Cain

CF

Groin

Strain

15-DL

  04/11

 28.0

  05/09

.065  

Felipe Paulino

P

Forearm

Tightness

15-DL

  03/26

 33.0

  04/28

.000  

Allen Craig

RF

Knee

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Screw Inserted Non Union Patellar Fracture

  03/26

 48.0

  05/13

.000  

Tsuyoshi Wada

P

Elbow

Impingement

15-DL

  03/28

 51.0

  05/18

.002  

Nick Masset

P

Shoulder

Soreness

15-DL

  03/26

 30.0

  04/25

.000  

Dallas Braden

P

Shoulder

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Capsule

  03/24

 113.0

  07/15

.000  

Justin De Fratus

P

Elbow

Recovery From Soreness

15-DL

  03/26

 14.0

  04/09

.000  

Takashi Saito

P

Lower Leg

Strain

15-DL

Calf

  04/01

 21.0

  04/22

0.021  

Kyle Blanks

1B

Shoulder

Surgery

15-DL

Labrum

  04/14

 114.0

  08/06

0.009  

Jeff Karstens

P

Shoulder

Soreness

15-DL

  04/18

 30.0

  05/18

.000  

Joba Chamberlain

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Tommy John Surgery

  03/26

 106.0

  07/10

.000  

Michael Pineda

P

Shoulder

Inflammation

15-DL

  03/31

 38.0

  05/08

.031  

Dustin Moseley

P

Shoulder

Cartilage Injury

15-DL

Capsule and Labrum Injury

  04/08

 77.0

  06/24

.033  

Franklin Gutierrez

RF

Chest

Recovery From Strain

15-DL

Pectoral

  03/24

 0.0

  

.000  

Marcos Mateo

P

Elbow

Recovery From Inflammation

60-DL

  03/26

 22.0

  04/17

.000  

Brian Roberts

2B

Head

Recovery From Concussion

15-DL

  03/26

 0.0

  

.000  

Brett Anderson

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Tommy John Surgery

  03/13

 106.0

  06/27

.000  

Scott Baker

P

Elbow

Surgery

60-DL

Tommy John Surgery

  03/26

 108.0

  07/12

.016  

Ivan De Jesus

2B

Abdomen

Recovery From Strain

15-DL

Oblique

  03/26

 14.0

  04/09

.000  

Michael Kohn

P

Elbow

Surgery

15-DL

Tommy John Surgery

  03/27

 108.0

  07/13

.016  

Luis Marte

P

Thigh

Strain

15-DL

Hamstring

  04/03

 30.0

  05/03

0.028  

Taylor Teagarden

C

Low Back

Sprain

15-DL

Slight Ligament Tear

  03/26

 19.0

  04/14

.000  

Ryan Dempster

P

Thigh

Strain

15-DL

Quad

  04/18

 30.0

  05/18

0.028  

Doug Fister

P

Trunk

Strain

15-DL

Costochondral

  04/08

 32.0

  05/10

.009  

Sergio Santos

P

Shoulder

Inflammation

15-DL

  04/21

 38.0

  05/29

.031  

Cole Kimball

P

Shoulder

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Rotator Cuff

  03/26

 113.0

  07/17

.000  

Dustin McGowan

P

Foot

Plantar Fasciitis

15-DL

  03/26

 0.0

  

.000  

Ryan Kalish

PH

Shoulder

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Torn Labrum

  03/26

 113.0

  07/17

.000  

Rich Hill

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Tommy John Surgery

  03/26

 106.0

  07/10

.000  

Kyle Waldrop

P

Elbow

Recovery From Inflammation

15-DL

  03/26

 22.0

  04/17

.000  

Andres Torres

LF

Lower Leg

Strain

15-DL

Calf

  04/06

 21.0

  04/27

0.021  

Alan Farina

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Tommy John

  02/22

 106.0

  06/07

.000  

Tim Stauffer

P

Elbow

Strain

15-DL

  04/04

 50.0

  05/24

.017  

Jacoby Ellsbury

CF

Shoulder

Subluxation

15-DL

  04/14

 16.0

  04/30

.000  

Arodys Vizcaino

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Tommy John

  03/26

 106.0

  07/10

.000  

Tim Hudson

P

Low Back

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Herniated Disc

  03/26

 16.0

  04/11

.000  

Chris Carpenter

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Bone Spurs

  03/26

 106.0

  07/10

.000  

David Aardsma

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Tommy John Surgery

  02/28

 106.0

  06/13

.000  

Blake Wood

P

Elbow

Recovery From Soreness

15-DL

  03/26

 14.0

  04/09

.000  

Jorge De La Rosa

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Tommy John

  03/26

 106.0

  07/10

.000  

Jeremy Moore

RF

Hip

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

  03/26

 61.0

  05/26

.000  

Chase Utley

2B

Knee

Recovery From Cartilage Injury

15-DL

Patellar Chondromalacia

  03/26

 0.0

  

.000  

Jesse Litsch

P

Shoulder

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Infection After PRP Injection for Inflammation

  03/26

 113.0

  07/17

.000  

Drew Storen

P

Elbow

Surgery

15-DL

Bone Fragment

  03/26

 108.0

  07/12

.016  

Geoff Blum

3B

Abdomen

Strain

15-DL

Oblique

  04/17

 29.0

  05/16

.013  

Brett Gardner

LF

Elbow

Soreness

15-DL

  04/18

 46.0

  06/03

.037  

Carl Crawford

LF

Wrist

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Cartilage

  03/26

 140.0

  08/13

.000  

B.J. Upton

CF

Low Back

Soreness

15-DL

  03/27

 19.0

  04/15

0.048  

Rubby De La Rosa

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Tommy John Surgery

  02/23

 106.0

  06/08

.000  

Zach Britton

P

Shoulder

Recovery From Inflammation

15-DL

Received PRP Injections

  03/26

 48.0

  05/13

.000  

D.J. Carrasco

P

Ankle

Recovery From Sprain

15-DL

  03/26

 21.0

  04/16

.000  

Kyle Farnsworth

P

Elbow

Soreness

15-DL

  04/01

 46.0

  05/17

.037  

Andrew Bailey

P

Thumb

Surgery

60-DL

UCL

  03/26

 45.0

  05/10

.000  

Michael Morse

LF

Shoulder

Recovery From Strain

15-DL

Latissimus Dorsi

  03/26

 72.0

  06/06

.000  

Pedro Beato

P

Shoulder

Strain

15-DL

  03/26

 49.0

  05/14

.027  

Ryan Madson

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Tommy John Surgery

  03/26

 106.0

  07/10

.000  

Bobby Cassevah

P

Shoulder

Recovery From Cartilage Injury

15-DL

Small Labrum Tear

  03/26

 13.0

  04/08

.000  

Todd Coffey

P

Knee

Inflammation

15-DL

  04/14

 27.0

  05/11

.025  

Jose Lobaton

C

Shoulder

Inflammation

15-DL

  04/13

 38.0

  05/21

.031  

Victor Martinez

DH

Knee

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Microfracture

  03/13

 48.0

  04/30

.000  

Gustavo Nunez

SS

Ankle

Surgery

60-DL

  02/19

 71.0

  04/30

.000  

Chris Young

LF

Shoulder

Separation

15-DL

  04/18

 34.0

  05/22

.030  

Daniel Hudson

P

Shoulder

Impingement

15-DL

  04/19

 52.0

  06/10

.018  

Cesar Cabral

P

Elbow

Stress Fracture

15-DL

Olecranon

  03/31

 99.0

  07/08

.000  

Joakim Soria

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Tommy John

  04/04

 106.0

  07/19

.000  

A.J. Burnett

P

Face

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Orbital Fracture From Bunting

  03/26

 13.0

  04/08

.000  

Chris Leroux

P

Chest

Strain

60-DL

Pectoral

  04/04

 50.0

  05/24

.000  

Jose Ceda

P

Elbow

Surgery

15-DL

Tommy John Surgery

  03/28

 108.0

  07/14

.016  

Bobby Jenks

P

Low Back

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Spinal Decompression

  02/21

 16.0

  03/08

.000  

Blake Hawksworth

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Scar Tissue + Bone Spur + Infection

  03/27

 106.0

  07/11

.000  

Manny Pina

C

Knee

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Meniscus

  03/21

 48.0

  05/08

.000  

Freddy Sanchez

2B

Shoulder

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Labrum

  03/26

 113.0

  07/17

.000  

Salvador Perez

C

Knee

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Lateral Meniscus

  03/21

 48.0

  05/08

.000  

Stephen Drew

SS

Ankle

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Fracture and Ligaments

  03/26

 7.0

  04/02

.000  

Sam Fuld

CF

Wrist

Surgery

60-DL

ECU Tendon

  03/26

 82.0

  06/16

.000  

Eric Surkamp

P

Elbow

Recovery From Strain

15-DL

Flexor Tendon

  03/26

 46.0

  05/11

.000  

John Lackey

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Tommy John Surgery

  02/21

 106.0

  06/06

.000  

Al Alburquerque

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Non-union Stress Fracture with Screw Inserted

  03/26

 106.0

  07/10

.000  

Skip Schumaker

LF

Abdomen

Recovery From Strain

15-DL

Oblique

  03/26

 14.0

  04/09

.000  

Scott Sizemore

3B

Knee

Surgery

60-DL

ACL

  03/07

 54.0

  04/30

.110  

Grady Sizemore

LF

Low Back

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Microdiscectomy

  03/26

 16.0

  04/11

.000  

Michael Martinez

PH

Foot

Recovery From Fracture

15-DL

HBP Fourth Metatarsal

  03/26

 34.0

  04/29

.000  

Ryan Howard

1B

Lower Leg

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Ruptured Achilles and Stitch Abscess

  03/26

 135.0

  08/08

.000  

Brian Wilson

P

Elbow

Surgery

15-DL

Tommy John

  04/13

 108.0

  07/30

.016  

Scott Linebrink

P

Shoulder

Inflammation

15-DL

Capsulitis

  04/04

 38.0

  05/12

.031  

Austin Romine

C

Low Back

Recovery From Inflammation

15-DL

Multiple Discs

  03/26

 5.0

  03/31

.000  

Joey Devine

P

Shoulder

Recovery From Inflammation

15-DL

Biceps

  03/24

 48.0

  05/11

.000  

Logan Forsythe

2B

Foot

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Fractured Sesamoid

  03/26

 51.0

  05/16

.000  

Lance Berkman

DH

Lower Leg

Strain

15-DL

Calf

  04/19

 21.0

  05/10

0.021  

Carlos Carrasco

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

60-DL

Tommy John Surgery

  03/15

 106.0

  06/29

.000  

Chris Carpenter

P

Neck

Recovery From Neurological Injury

15-DL

  03/26

 0.0

  

.000  

George Sherrill

P

Elbow

Strain

15-DL

Flexor Mass

  04/10

 50.0

  05/30

.017  

Robert Fish

P

Elbow

Recovery From Inflammation

15-DL

  03/26

 22.0

  04/17

.000  

Chien-Ming Wang

P

Thigh

Recovery From Strain

15-DL

Hamstring

  03/26

 14.0

  04/09

.000  

Miguel Cairo

1B

Thigh

Strain

15-DL

Hamstring

  04/15

 30.0

  05/15

0.028  

David Huff

P

Thigh

Strain

15-DL

Hamstring

  03/30

 30.0

  04/29

0.028  

Daisuke Matsuzaka

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Tommy John Surgery

  03/27

 106.0

  07/11

.000  

Andrew Miller

P

Thigh

Recovery From Strain

15-DL

Hamstring

  03/26

 14.0

  04/09

.000  

Chris Narveson

P

Shoulder

Strain

15-DL

Rotator Cuff Tears

  04/16

 49.0

  06/04

.027  

Mike Carp

1B

Shoulder

Sprain

15-DL

Diving Catch

  03/29

 59.0

  05/27

0.003  

Brandon Kintzler

P

Elbow

Inflammation

15-DL

Valgus Extension Overload

  03/26

 36.0

  05/01

.041  

Sergio Escalona

P

Elbow

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Tommy John

  03/26

 106.0

  07/10

.000  

Cliff Lee

P

Abdomen

Strain

15-DL

Oblique

  04/19

 29.0

  05/18

.013  

Dan Runzler

P

Shoulder

Recovery From Strain

15-DL

Latissimus Dorsi

  03/26

 72.0

  06/06

.000  

Carlos Quentin

LF

Knee

Recovery From Surgery

15-DL

Meniscus and Loose Bodies

  03/26

 48.0

  05/13

.000  

Greg Holland

P

Trunk

Stress Fracture

15-DL

Ribs

  04/21

 88.0

  07/18

.000  

Robinson Chirinos

C

Head

Recovery From Concussion

60-DL

  03/26

 0.0

  

.000  

Josh Outman

P

Abdomen

Strain

15-DL

Oblique From Food Poisoning

  04/03

 29.0

  05/02

.013  

Kerry Wood

P

Shoulder

Inflammation

15-DL

Cortisone Injection

  04/14

 38.0

  05/22

.031  

Anthony Varvaro

P

Chest

Recovery From Strain

15-DL

Pectoral

  03/26

 0.0

  

.000  

Jason Repko

CF

Shoulder

Separation

15-DL

  04/21

 34.0

  05/25

.030  

Hector Gomez

SS

Groin

Recovery From Strain

15-DL

  03/26

 25.0

  04/20

.000  

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