Luis Urias Could Return Soon
Written by Staff 12 hours ago Category: Injuries Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Luis Urias (COVID-19) could return soon to the big league club. Urias who had tested asymptomatic positive for COVID-19 is at the teams training facility in Appleton. Manager Craig Counsell said that Urias is getting close to his return, but that he only has two weeks of baseball activities in. Urias will likely need some more time to shake the rust off. For now, Orlando Arcia will remain at shortstop with Urias breathing down his neck.
Kendall Graveman Dealing With Neck Ailment
Written by Staff yesterday Category: Injuries, Matchup-Outlook Mariners
Seattle Mariners right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman worked 4 innings Sunday against the As, turning in a solid two-run, three-strikeout performance. But as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery, a new issue has cropped up: a neck ailment. Graveman stated that his extension has been affected in each of his two starts in 2020 and that he will undergo tests Monday to help diagnose the issue. An injury for a pitcher -- especially to the neck -- is definite cause for concern moving forward. If the Seattle rotation holds, Gravemans next start would come Friday against Colorado, although owners will want to check back to see if hell be cleared to take the mound.
Jose Quintana Tosses Bullpen Session, Progressing In Rehab
Written by Staff 2 days ago Category: Injuries Cubs
Chicago Cubs left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana has not yet stepped onto a big league mound this season due to a left thumb ailment, but he tossed 38 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday, a step in the right direction toward his eventual activation off the injured list. The plan is for Quintana to step on the mound again Monday, meaning that his return might not be far off. He has proven to be a reliable commodity in the Cubs rotation, having compiled 13 wins in each of the past two seasons. While his 2019 numbers look inflated, his 3.80 FIP indicates that he was a victim of some bad luck. He will play a crucial part of the Chicago staff upon his return, so stay tuned to see when he will make his season debut, as he is worth keeping on an IL spot where available in season-long formats.
Dellin Betances Heads Mets Bullpen Implosion Versus Braves
Written by Staff 3 days ago Category: Lineup, Sit-Start Mets
New York Mets right-handed pitcher Dellin Betances had his poorest outing of the season Friday against Atlanta, allowing four earned runs on two hits and two walks while recording just one out. In the wake of the struggles of right-hander Edwin Diaz, it was widely believed that if the Mets were going to make a switch at closer, it would be either Betances or Seth Lugo tabbed with the duties. But behind Betances, Lugo walked a batter and then allowed a bases-clearing double that put the Mets down a run. There are not many reliable options coming out of the New York bullpen at the moment, making it difficult for starters to secure wins moving forward. With Betances and Lugos rough showing, Diaz may have a stronghold on the closers job for at least the next few games.