Friday, September 14, 2012

Major League Baseball Foot Injury Update

Atlanta Braves
Andrelton Simmons, SS
Simmons was not in Wednesday's lineup against the Brewers after he suffered an ankle sprain in Tuesday's pickoff attempt.
Baltimore Orioles
Troy Patton, RP
Patton is working his way back, having thrown a successful bullpen session on Monday.
Boston Red Sox
David Ortiz, DH
Echoing sentiments expressed by the slugger himself, manager Bobby Valentine admitted on Sunday that Ortiz is almost certainly done for the season. Valentine told the Boston Globe, "I would assume that unless David decides he's totally pain free (he won't play). As of our last conversation, he feels much better, and the shot seems to have really worked. But I think it takes a couple of weeks for that to totally set in." Ortiz returned to wearing a protective boot on his right foot after aggravating his Achilles tendon on August 24th.
Cleveland Indians
Roberto Hernandez, SP
The Plain Dealer reports that Hernandez had the walking boot removed from his sprained right ankle on Tuesday. The team is still unsure if he will be able to play this season.
Cleveland Indians
Rafael Perez, RP
The Indians expect Perez to throw a simulated game sometime next week. Perez has been out with an ankle injury.
Houston Astros
Marwin Gonzalez, SS
Gonzalez has a torn ligament in his ankle after tripping over first base in a pinch hit appearance. He is wearing a walking boot and there is no timetable for his return. Gonzalez has not been placed on the 15 day DL however.
Milwaukee Brewers
Corey Hart, 1B
Hart remained out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Braves because of a left foot injury. The Brewers hope Hart will return to pinch-hit in today's game. If Hart is going to return, he is going to have to play through the pain. "I think I can tolerate it. It's not going to go away. But trying to find the right tape, the right insert. Something to modify. Obviously I'm not going to be running very quick right now," said Hart.
New York Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS
Jeter grounded out at the top of the eighth inning in Boston on Wednesday and appeared to injure his left ankle running out the play. Jeter was limping badly following the play and was removed before the next half inning began. "It's not an issue," said Jeter, who has a bone bruise in his left ankle. "You can play or you don't. I'm going to play."
New York Yankees
Andy Pettitte, SP
Pettitte has gotten the clearance to start running again and is expected to start throwing a simulated game.
Philadelphia Phillies
Kevin Frandsen, 3B
Frandsen was out for the seventh straight game Wednesday against the Marlins because of a stress fracture in his left fibula. He did appear as a pinch hitter on Tuesday, but manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said his role won't get much better than that. "He's not going to be our regular third baseman. I don't think he can do it physically. I don't want to have a guy playing on a broken ankle. Even though it is just a stress fracture, we're not going to put him out there and have him try to do something he can't do. So he might play one day, then get another day off. He might come in for an emergency situation or he might come in to pinch-hit. It depends on how he feels," said Amaro.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Gustavo Nunez, SS
There is no new update on Nunez's condition or status.
Texas Rangers
Mike Olt, 1B
Olt is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot and will undergo a preliminary MRI. Olt is day to day with the Rangers.
Toronto Blue Jays
J. A. Happ, SP
Happ has suffered a broken foot and will require surgery to repair it. It is the end of his season. Manager John Farrell told reporters that Happ will need screws inserted in the foot and will require four months to recover, but will be ready to go for next season.
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Craig M. Kaufman, DPM
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