MLB Injury Report
Things went from bad to worse for Lastings Milledge. First he got demoted by the Washington Nationals, and then he breaks his finger laying down a bunt for Triple-A Syracuse. He could miss two months. He hit .167 (4 for 24) with 1 RBI and 10 Ks in seven games with the Nationals. He was hitting .253 in 22 games for Syracuse.
Chien-Ming Wang had a spectacular, and scary, rehab start for the Yankees at Triple A-Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Wang threw six scoreless Innings giving up three Hits with 3 Walks and 6 Ks. He also was hit by a line drive, but was able to stay in the game. With a 34.50 ERA and 4.83 WHIP in three losses for the Yankees, he’ll have a couple more rehab starts to make sure he’s ready.
The Diamondbacks got mixed news as Stephen Drew returned from the DL. Unfortunately Conor Jackson went on it. Both hitters are struggling. Drew was hitting .205 before injuring his hamstring. Jackson was hitting .182, though he was third on the team with 14 RBI. The Diamondbacks are not sure what’s wrong with Jackson. According to a report on MLB.com, it’s a “general illness”.
Lance Berkman, Derrek Lee, Josh Hamilton, and Chipper Jones are in the lineup for their respective clubs. Kevin Youkilis remains out for Boston.