MLB Injury Report

Jun 2, 2009

Josh Hamilton‘s nightmare season took a turn for the worse as he is headed for the 15-day DL again because of an abdominal strain.  The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that Hamilton could miss up to two months if surgery is required.  After hitting .304 with 32 HRs and 130 RBIs in his breakout season, Hamilton is hitting just .240 with 6 HRs and 24 RBIs. 

Edison Volquez, the man traded for Josh Hamilton, will also go on the DL because of elbow tendinitis.  Volquez lasted a whole Inning in his first start since coming of the DL because of back spasms.

Evan Longoria came out of Tampa’s game against Kansas City with a sore hamstring.  Fantasy owners will hold their breath, but early reports are that it’s day-to-day.  Longoria is raking this  year hitting .327 with 13 HRs and 55 RBIs.

Milton Bradley won’t have to worry about umps squeezing him as he is day-to-day with a strained calf.  He left the Cubs’ game against Atlanta early because of the injury.  Bradley is struggling this year with a .224 average, 5 HRs, and 14 RBIs.  Perhaps Jake Fox will get a few extra ABs, though Reed Johnson will likely fill in.

Asdrubal Cabrera injured his shoulder against the Twins.  He collided into Twins’ SS Brendan Harris.  No word on the extent of the injury or Asdrubal’s status going forward.  He’s hitting .312 with 38 Runs and 27 RBIs in 52 games, so he’ll be missed by fantasy owners if he’s out for an extended period.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Frank
    June 3rd, 2009 at 7:15 am #

    Strange how two guys involved in a trade go on the DL over a year later. News here in Cincy is that they are confident that the elbow will be better with rest. Nonetheless, the Reds need him healthy. Signs point to either Homer Bailey or Matt Maloney getting the call for the rotation spot on Saturday.

  2. LestersLegends
    June 3rd, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    Yeah, that is a weird coincidence. Thanks for the heads up on Bailey/Maloney.

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