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Wilson Ramos (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with Double-A Harrisburg.

Ramos was cleared for a rehab stint after doing some baserunning drills on Friday. Barring any setbacks this weekend, he could be activated as soon as Monday. The 25-year-old will share catching duties with Kurt Suzuki upon his return.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 04:27:00 PM

Andrelton Simmons left Wednesday's game against the Nationals with an apparent ankle injury.

The Braves haven't said a reason for his departure, but Atlanta Journal-Constitution beat writer David O'Brien said it appeared Simmons aggravated a previous ankle injury running from first to second base in the first inning. Phil Gosselin replaced Simmons at shortstop, and the Braves should update his situation shortly.
Sep 17 - 8:04 PM

The results of Angel Pagan's (back) MRI came back clean on Wednesday and the veteran outfielder expects to return to the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

Pagan has reported significant improvement after sitting out the entire three-game set against the Diamondbacks. In what has been a season ravaged by injuries, he has managed to excel when on the field, hitting .302/.342/.391 with three homers, 27 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 95 games.
Sep 17 - 7:43 PM

Evan Gattis has been diagnosed with a kidney stone.

Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to strep throat and hasn't seen much in the way of improvement, but Braves general manager Frank Wren is now optimistic that they've gotten to the root of the problem. The hope is that he could return to the lineup in the next couple of days.
Sep 17 - 6:54 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers intend to exercise their half of Aramis Ramirez's $14 million option for 2015.

Of course, Ramirez could always turn down his portion of the option and attempt to find a multi-year deal. The 36-year-old has been productive when healthy this season, batting .295/.341/.447 with 15 home runs and 65 RBI over 123 games.
Sep 17 - 6:48 PM

Roenis Elias is scheduled to fly back to Seattle to undergo an MRI on his left elbow.

Elias was forced to leave Tuesday's start against the Angels with what the Mariners are now calling "flexor bundle tightness" in his throwing elbow. There should be more clarity on his status soon, but Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon acknowledged Wednesday that he's likely done for the year. No word yet on who will replace him in the rotation Sunday against the Astros, but Taijuan Walker is a strong possibility.
Sep 17 - 6:42 PM

Justin Morneau finished 3-for-4 with a home run and six RBI in Wednesday's 16-2 rout of the Dodgers.

Colorado absolutely pounded Dodgers spot starter Carlos Frias, with Morneau kicking off the fun on a three-run blast in the bottom of the first inning. He also hit a two-run single to finish off the scoring in that eight-run opening frame before doubling in the bottom of the fourth and collecting his sixth RBI of the afternoon on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth. The veteran first baseman has an excellent .320/.363/.497 batting line with 16 home runs and 79 RBI in 127 games this season.
Sep 17 - 6:32 PM

Ryan Raburn needs surgery to repair damaged meniscus in his left knee.

He's done for the year. Raburn was a pleasant surprise for the Indians last season, but he'll finish 2014 with a disappointing .200/.250/.297 batting line and four home runs over 74 games. The 33-year-old is under contract for $2.5 million next season.
Sep 17 - 6:25 PM

Shin-Soo Choo had torn cartilage and a small bone spur removed from his left ankle Wednesday.

Choo should be fully recovered in 6-8 weeks. The 32-year-old already underwent season-ending surgery late last month for bone spurs his left elbow. He'll look to rebound in 2015 from a disappointing first season in Texas where he batted just .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs and four stolen bases over 123 games.
Sep 17 - 6:22 PM

Brandon Moss is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Rangers.

Moss has homered in back-to-back games, but he'll take a seat against southpaw Derek Holland. Nate Freiman will make the start at first base. Josh Reddick will also sit Wednesday, with Jonny Gomes in left field and Sam Fuld in right.
Sep 17 - 6:18 PM

Josh Hamilton is out of the Angels' lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.

Hamilton went 1-for-3 with a single Tuesday in his first game back from a right shoulder injury. There was no word of a setback, so he's presumably getting a scheduled day off against lefty James Paxton. Collin Cowgill will start in left field Wednesday while Albert Pujols will DH and C.J. Cron plays first base.
Sep 17 - 6:04 PM

Dioner Navarro (head) is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Orioles.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters that Navarro is "a little fuzzy" after taking a foul tip off his mask on Tuesday night. He passed an initial concussion test and is considered day-to-day.
Sep 17 - 5:58 PM




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