Reds considering surgery for Homer Bailey
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The Reds are considering surgery for pitcher Homer Bailey
, according to MLB.com.
Bailey would have surgery on his right forearm. The club is currently weighing whether it's worth it for Bailey to have the surgery. Manager Bryan Price admitted the decision is on the table. "As we move forward, we'll consider [surgery] as something that would certainly rectify the problem," according to Price.
Having surgery would be troublesome, as it could impact Bailey's readiness for the 2015 season. "If you're going to have a surgical procedure done, you don't want to wait too long because it will affect the ability to be ready for the season," Price added.
Michael Morse to miss time with oblique injury
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Giants outfielder Michael Morse
will miss a couple games due to a strained oblique
, according to CSN.
Morse will miss the rest of the team's road trip. There's a chance he could return next week, when the team returns home. Morse is hitting .280/.338/.477 over 436 at-bats.
Adam LaRoche unable to return Tuesday
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Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche
is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, as a result of a back injury suffered the previous night. He remains day to day at this point, though the extent of the injury is not yet known.
Charlie Morton's next few steps planned out
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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Tuesday the team's next steps
for pitcher Charlie Morton
as he continues to work his way back from a sports hernia.
Morton tossed a simulated game at Busch Stadium Tuesday, and is set for another next Tuesday as well. He will also through a side session with coaches watching Thursday or Friday prior to his second simulated game, after which the next step will be determined. He has been out since Aug. 15 as a result of the injury.
Kolten Wong still not starting Tuesday
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Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong
is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Pirates, despite being able to serve as a pinch-hitter in Monday's game.
Wong admitted his neck was still sore even though he got into Monday's game, though it is clearly improved enough for him to be available. At this point, he is considered day to day moving forward.
Travis Snider, Pedro Alvarez still out Tuesday
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Pirates outfielder Travis Snider
(hamstring) and infielder Pedro Alvarez
(foot) remained out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals, as they remain sidelined by their injuries. Snider has missed five games as a result of his injury, while Tuesday will be Alvarez's sixth straight start missed.
Michael Wacha to return to rotation Thursday
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Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha
will return to the Cardinals' rotation Thursday
, manager Mike Matheny told reporters Tuesday.
Wacha, who has been out since mid-June with a shoulder injury, will start Thursday against the Brewers, after making just one rehab appearance. He threw 34 pitches for Double-A Springfield, and will likely be on a pitch count for at least his first game.
Wacha had a 2.79 ERA and 5-5 record in 15 starts prior to suffering the injury.
Carlos Gomez could miss at least a week with wrist injury
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Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez
is expected to miss at least a week
of action due to a sprained wrist, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Gomez, who has been out since suffering the injury Sunday, could end up missing more than a week as a result of the injury, according to the report. He was spotted wearing a brace on the wrist and will likely get at least a few days off to rest before trying to work his way back.
Anthony Rizzo has strained back; no DL at this point
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If rosters hadn't just expanded at the start of September, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo
would probably be on the disabled list with a back strain, the team announced Tuesday.
Rizzo had an MRI taken on his back which showed a mild lower back strain, an injury that has already cost him eight games. If the team was still restricted to a 25-man roster, Rizzo would have already been placed on the disabled list. He will try to rehab the injury while remaining active at this point, and the team is not considering shutting him down for the final month.
The Cubs moved outfielder Justin Ruggiano
to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, just a few days after he underwent season-ending ankle surgery in recent days. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster.
Ruggiano finished the season hitting .281/.337/.429 in 224 at-bats, with six home runs and 28 RBI as a part-time player.