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March 5, 2012 3:00 am

Collateral Damage: Valley of Infections and Tears


Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee

The Mets' injury parade drags on, while the Brew Crew might lose an important hitter for the start of the season.

Ike Davis, New York Mets (Valley Fever)
Davis, who is on the mend from a 2011 ankle injury, has been diagnosed with “likely” having valley fever. Valley fever is a soil-dwelling fungus typically found in southwestern United States and northern Mexico, and it grows during rainy periods. The spores can break off and be inhaled whenever the soil is disrupted. Valley fever is generally benign, but more severe cases can include pneumonia, lung nodules, or the fungus spreading to other parts of the body. In severe cases, oral antifungal medications are used.

Davis underwent a routine chest x-ray during his spring physical, but the results were determined to be abnormal. After consulting multiple pulmonary and infectious disease specialists, he was diagnosed with a mild form of valley fever. He is not on any medications, but he must try to avoid extreme fatigue. Conor Jackson also had valley fever, but Davis is expected to make a full recovery without missing any time.

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Kansas City has a new catcher and the Angels have a new rotation piece.

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November 23, 2009 6:00 pm

Transaction Action: Fill'er Up!


Christina Kahrl

Teams sort out their 40-man rosters as a preliminary for seeing who's on the spot come the Rule 5 draft.

Team Audit | DT Cards | PECOTA Cards | Depth Chart

Purchased the contracts of RHPs Brandon Erbe and Luis Lebron, 1B-R Brandon Snyder, 1B-L Rhyne Hughes, 3B-S Josh Bell, and SS-S Pedro Florimon Jr. [11/18]
Claimed C-R Craig Tatum on waivers from the Reds; designated LHP Chris Waters for assignment. [11/20]

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May 1, 2009 12:00 am

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: May 1


Kevin Goldstein

Updates on Michael Taylor, Carlos Gonzalez and more

Looks like we can call last year's breakout the real deal

Michael Taylor, OF, Phillies (Double-A Reading)
Thursday's stats: 3-for-5, 2 2B, HR (3), 5 RBI
After three disappointing years at Stanford, Taylor got away from the single-plane "Stanford swing" in 2008 and suddenly delivered a .346/.412/.557 season while suddenly looking like the player who in high school was one of the best tools guys in the country. A monster athlete at six-foot-six and 250 pounds, Taylor is batting .424 during a current seven game hitting streak and .338/.389/.569 overall. The scary part? Some think he's just starting to tap into his potential.

The mountain air is good for you

Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Rockies (Triple-A Colorado Springs)
Thursday's stats: 5-for-6, 2B, 2 3B, 5 RBI, SB
He seems older than 23 somehow. Once one of the top prospects in the Arizona system, Gonzalez fizzled a bit in the upper levels before going to Oakland in the Dan Haren trade. Whispers about his effort level abounded, and many thought the change of scenery would do him well. After getting a legitimate big league shot last year and doing nothing with it, he went to Colorado, and once again, talk was of how this might finally be the wake up call. It's hard to say if he's awake yet, but he has 17 RBIs in his last six games. Too bad the second he was traded he ended up behind Dexter Fowler on the depth chart.

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(Ed. note: Chris is on vacation this week. TA will resume, with a twice-a-week schedule, on April 11.)

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