The Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber started off his sophomore season the way no player wants to start any season. In the third game of the season at the Arizona Diamondback’s Chase Field, Schwarber tore his ACL and LCL – both imperative ligaments in the knee – in an outfield collision with centerfielder Dexter Fowler. The injury caused him to miss the remainder of the regular season and thus far, the Cubs’ entire playoff run to the World Series. You can watch the injury as it happened back in April below: Yes, it most certainly wasn’t pretty and it was a huge […]

Should Kyle Schwarber really be the Cubs’ DH in the ...

Gray, health, colon
Update: 8/8/16** Manager Bob Melvin has since  made an announces  regarding Gray’s health. He said in his post game press conference that Gray has no structural damage in his arm. But I would keep in mind this was a preliminary MRI and the swelling and fluid in his arm has not gone down yet and they can’t possibly know if there is any real damage until another MRI is performed. Original Text: 8/17/16 Oakland Athletics’ ace Sonny Gray was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season on Saturday. He was removed from his start in […]

Have the A’s properly handled Sonny Gray’s health in ’16?

colby lewis
Can the Rangers sustain their lead in the AL without Colby Lewis? The Texas Rangers are having a good first half of the 2016 season, so good in fact that they have the best record in the American League by six games. The Rangers are 46-26 and leading the AL West by a wide margin. They’ve been luckier than in recent years, keeping more of their players healthy and off of the disabled list, yet suddenly the injuries are hitting them hard once again.  Quite a few players, especially pitchers, are now unavailable. There’s been one pitcher without whom the […]

What will the Rangers do without Colby Lewis?

Profar 1
In the wake of Rougned Odor’s suspension, Jurickson Profar has made his long awaited return to the Rangers Jurickson Profar made his debut with the Texas Rangers as a September call-up in 2012. He began the 2013 season named baseball’s top prospect, but started the season at Triple-A Round Rock being called up when second baseman Ian Kinsler was injured.  The Rangers traded Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers for slugger Prince Fielder after the 2013 season expecting Profar to be their next second baseman.  Instead Profar injured his shoulder during spring training and started the season on the 60-day DL, expecting […]

Profar returns to Rangers, perhaps for good?

Sonny Gray, DL
After five very poor starts, it was time for the A’s to put Gray on the DL Sunday the Oakland Athletics announced that Sonny Gray has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right trapezius. Daniel Coulombe has been called-up from Triple-A Nashville to replace Gray on the roster. It’s unclear whether Coulombe, who has spent most of his time as a reliever, will start in Gray’s place, if the A’s are hoping that Henderson Alvarez will be able to be activated from the disabled list in time to start in place of Gray or if more […]

It’s about time the A’s put Sonny Gray on the ...

2017 lineup, Khris Davis, grand fashion, disaster
If Davis goes down along with Reddick, it could spell disaster for Oakland Just when the A’s, who already had 11 players on the disabled list, thought things couldn’t get any worse, Josh Reddick broke his thumb sliding into second base on Thursday night. This left the A’s without their biggest trade piece, their number-three hitter and Gold Glove right fielder. However, things did get worse on Saturday, when Khris Davis left the game early, reportedly with forearm tightness. Khris Davis left for #Athletics with tightness in his right forearm. — John Hickey (@JHickey3) May 21, 2016 The team is already in […]

An injury to Khris Davis could spell disaster for A’s

Josh Reddick, thumb
Reddick’s thumb injury could cost him and the Athletics It was the bottom of the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics’ right fielder, Josh Reddick, was on first. Already facing part of the New York Yankees’ “three-headed monster” in the form of one of the league’s best relievers, Dellin Betances, Reddick knew he had the green light to go for second base. On Betances’ next pitch, Reddick went for it. He successfully stole second, but it came at a cost — a big one for both the Gold Glove-winning right fielder and the team. At first it appeared that the […]

Josh Reddick’s thumb injury a huge blow for him, A’s

dbacks, opt-out clauses, round table. Zack Greinke
Are the DBacks in real trouble? As you may have guessed, due to the fact they are one of the only teams I talk about on here, that I support the Arizona Diamondbacks (aka the DBacks – I even have a DBacks’ shirt if you can believe that! I’ll post a pic later on this post!). There are a number of reasons for this, none of which are really a big deal but the fact is that I follow the team and would like to see them defeat the evil San Francisco Giants in the National League West. I don’t […]

WIth injuries and a wild Greinke, DBacks may be in ...

Doubront to have Tommy John surgery Tuesday You’ve already heard this news I’m sure and we all (at least I did) completely saw it coming. Felix Doubront, who was named the Oakland A’s fifth starter in late March, couldn’t even make it through his first exhibition game against the Giants.  The now-interim fifth starter (perhaps permanent, we don’t know!)  Eric Surkamp came into the game, pitching seven scoreless innings and helped the A’s win that ballgame.  It was an exhibition game but to hold that San Francisco Giants’ potent offense, keep them from scoring and secure an Athletics’ victory over […]

Doubront’s injury may be what’s best for A’s

Henderson Alvarez
Alvarez has had his share of injuries but he could easily return to form in 2016 The Oakland Athletics announced Monday that the deal between the team and 25-year-old starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez had officially been completed. Despite being an All-Star in 2014 and throwing a no-hitter on the final day of the 2013 regular season, he was non-tendered by his former team the Miami Marlins on December 2. The Marlins it seems didn’t want to tender Alvarez a contract due to the fact that he had missed the majority of the 2015 season after undergoing shoulder surgery. It’s true […]

A’s remember how good a healthy Henderson Alvarez could be

jarrod parker, update
Will Parker be able to make a comeback after three elbow surgeries? Oakland Athletics’ starter Jarrod Parker had not pitched since he started Game 3 of the 2013 American League Division Series against the Detroit Tigers. The 27-year-old hasn’t played in a big league game in over two years. Yet the A’s agreed to a one-year deal worth $850,000 with $425,000 of that money being guaranteed, leaving some people wondering, “why?” You see, Parker was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament for the second time in his professional career just prior to the 2014 season, meaning he would be […]

A’s still have faith in Parker, despite three elbow surgeries

hill, vesting option
Can Coco Crisp stay healthy? One thing is obvious about the Oakland Athletics. They play better and have better clubhouse chemistry when Coco Crisp is around. Whether he is in the lineup or not, Crisp is the leader of the Oakland Athletics. His presence provides a certain spark for the team. He’s Coco, and everyone in Oakland loves him. Of course, he wasn’t always around to help lead the team, thanks to a chronic neck injury he sustained in August of 2014. Crisp injured his neck crashing into the centerfield wall at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, and it has haunted him […]

A’s can’t bank on Coco Crisp’s health in 2016