Friday, September 28, 2012

Major League Baseball Foot Injury Update

Boston Red Sox
David Ortiz, DH
Ortiz is seeking a multi-year contract to remain with the club as he is eligible for free agency after this season. "In my case, it's not even all about the money. It's all about respect. That's the way I see it. I'm wide open to come back and play here. I know I'm up to the challenge. But at some point, it's not on me," said Ortiz, who is still recovering from his Achilles tendon injury.
Cleveland Indians
Roberto Hernandez, SP
Hernandez pitched a four-inning simulated game Wednesday as he continues to recover from an ankle injury. The Indians have yet to announce if he'll be back this season or not. Manager Manny Acta told, "He threw the ball very well and moved around better than the last time I saw him. We're going to see how he bounces back, how he shows up on Friday, and then we'll make a decision then."
Cleveland Indians
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP
Jimenez has been shut down for the season with a minor right ankle sprain. He had been slowed down with the injury during the last two outings. "The good thing, in my opinion, is that it's a minor issue that's going to respond exceptionally well to rest and rehab," said head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff.
Cleveland Indians
Rafael Perez, RP
Perez is out for the season, not only with his ankle injury, but with a shoulder injury that required surgery on Wednesday. "Everything went as well as expected. He'll initiate a throwing program in approximately two months and is expected to be full-go by spring training," said Soloff.
Houston Astros
Marwin Gonzalez, SS
Gonzalez was out of the line-up again on Wednesday. He has been out since Monday, when he sprained his ankle (wasn't he out last week with an ankle problem???).
New York Yankees
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Rodriguez was out of the line-up against Minnesota on Wednesday because he had fouled a ball off his left foot at his final at bat on Tuesday. No X-rays have been scheduled, and Rodriguez hoped to miss just one game with the injury.
New York Yankees
Pedro Feliciano, RP
Feliciano is likely out for the season.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Gustavo Nunez, SS
No update on Nunuez. Likely out for season.
St. Louis Cardinals
David Freese, 3B
Freese injured his ankle while running on the indoor batting cage earlier this week and was out of the line-up on Wednesday. He'll likely be back for the rest of the season.
Texas Rangers
Mike Olt, 1B
Olt has took batting practice on Monday, and has shown improvements with his plantar fasciitis. "It's getting a lot better. I'm going to start swinging today. It's all up to what I can take as far as pain. I'll see what happens," said Olt.
Toronto Blue Jays
J. A. Happ, SP
Turns out Happ suffered a broken foot earlier this month and has since has season ending surgery. He was transferred to the 60 day disabled list to make room for the Jay's 40 man roster. He is expected to be ready for the start of the 2013 season.

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