Friday, September 7, 2012

Major League Baseball Foot Injury Update

Baltimore Orioles
Troy Patton, RP
Patton threw off mound for the second consecutive day on Wednesday and will throw a rubber today for the first time. Manager Mike Showalter said there is no timetable for his return however and said Patton has a pretty severe strain on his right ankle. Patton has had this type of injury before and each time the area is injured it gets weaker.
Boston Red Sox
David Ortiz, DH
Manager Bobby Valentine is still anticipating Ortiz to return sometime this season, even though the Red Sox are completely out of playoff contention.
Cleveland Indians
Roberto Hernandez, SP
Hernandez missed Saturday's game against the Rangers and was seen in a walking boot. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer Hernandez will miss another start in the rotation. Manager Manny Acta said "Ideally, the best thing for him would be to make every one of his starts, so the front office could evaluate him, but that's not going to happen now. We'll have to wait until he comes out of that boot and go from there."
Houston Astros
Francisco Cordero, RP
Cordero's toe is doing better, but he is still on the DL because his shoulder is feeling "cranky".
Houston Astros
Marwin Gonzalez, SS
Manager Terry Defrancesco will not place shortstop Gonzalez on the DL because he is confident the player will return to play before the end of the season. Gonzalez has a torn ligament in his ankle after tripping over first base during a pinch-hit appearance and is wearing a protective boot.
Houston Astros
Jed Lowrie, SS
Lowrie should be making a Double-A Corpus Christi start by the end of the week. "We're pleased with Jed," said Defrancesco. "Jed took batting practice off me (Sunday) and was fielding some ground balls. We're hoping by mid-September we'll see him in more games up here. I know it's real positive with him. I think he's turned the page on his rehab and head trainer Nate Lucero is trying to push him a but more. That's what will help us down the road."
New York Yankees
Andy Pettitte, SP
Pettitte threw about 15 pitches in a  live, simulated game on Wednesday night before the Yankees' game against Tampa Bay. "I felt like I threw the ball well. I felt like I was pushing off full. I almost tried to make it like a game, so it was a good day. For me, it's a good way to ramp up pretty quick," said Pettitte. Manager Brian Cashman said of Pettitte, "We will add him when we feel he can contribute to our efforts at this level. I can't give you that date yet. Obviously, today, he's not ready to do that, but today was an important day to get us closer to that date."
Philadelphia Phillies
Carlos Ruiz, C
Ruiz still wants to return this season and is running every other day, testing his partially torn muscle in his right foot. However, general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. doesn't believe it's the best idea to rush Ruiz back this season. "I hope we can activate him. Really, it depends on what the risk is," said Amaro. "I get his point," said Ruiz. "At the same time, I feel like I have to try. I have to try until the last day. It's not like I'm going to give up. But yeah, I get his point. We'll see."
Pittsburgh Pirates
Jose Tabata, RF
Tabata was scratched off Wednesday's line-up because of a foot contusion. He fouled a ball off his left foot Tuesday.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Gustavo Nunez, SS
No further update on Nunez.

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