MLB Injury Report: Coming and Going

Jul 1, 2009
In case you missed it Carlos Beltran received good news when his second opinion confirmed his injury as a bone bruise.  He will likely be out until after the All-Star break.  There was talk of microfracture surgery, so this is clearly great news for Beltran owners.

Brandon Webb has decided not to have shoulder on his ailing shoulder.  He will continue to rehab it with the hope of throwing in September.  If you are holding a roster spot (or a DL spot) for Webb, it’s safe to cut the cord and let him go.

If you were waiting on Kansas City’s Mike Aviles to bust out of his Sophomore Slump, you can get on with your life.  Aviles is going to undergo Tommy John Surgery to repair his elbow.

In other elbow news, Baltimore’s Koji Uehara has a partially torn tendon in his elbow, which will cost him 6-8 weeks.
Jake Peavy will miss a couple more weeks as he didn’t get clearance to begin rehabbing his ankle.  He’ll be back in a protective boot for another couple of weeks.
Raul Ibanez, an early MVP candidate, will begin a rehab assignmnet next week.  He suffered a groin injury.

The Rangers will get a boost this weekend when Josh Hamilton returns from the DL.  He is recovering from surgery on an abdominal muscle.  He was able to steal third in a rehab game the other day, so he should be good to go.  Maybe he can finally get his 2009 season on track.

Speaking of needing to get back on track, the Cubs finally got some good news when they found out that Aramis Ramirez should return early next week.  The Cubs have been in a freefall, and perhaps he can steady the lineup.  As for steadying the clubhouse, that may need an act of God.

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