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Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Neftali Feliz was clocked at 98 mph during the Dominican Winter League.

Even more encouraging is that he was throwing that hard in what was the second of back-to-back appearances. Feliz was sitting in the low 90s late last season for the Rangers after he made his way back from Tommy John surgery, so his velocity appearing to return to what it was pre-operation is certainly great news. Joakim Soria and Tanner Scheppers will compete with him in spring training for the closer's job, but the ninth inning should be Feliz's if he shows well in Cactus League action.
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 09:46:00 AM

X-rays on Nolan Arenado's left hand came back negative.

Aug 17 - 7:40 PM

Avisail Garcia (wrist) was scratched from the White Sox's lineup Thursday against the Rangers.

Aug 17 - 7:38 PM

Odubel Herrera (hamstring) is not in the Phillies' lineup Thursday against the Giants.

There was some optimism that Herrera may return for Thursday night's series opener, but obviously that wasn't the case. He remains day-to-day with a lingering hamstring injury. Nick Williams will man center field and bat second against Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Thursday will mark Herrera's third straight absence.
Aug 17 - 7:00 PM

Nolan Arenado left Thursday's game against the Braves with an apparent hand injury.

He bowed out in the seventh inning after taking a hard grounder off his glove hand. It's the same hand that Arenado bruised when he was hit by a pitch Sunday against Miami. Rookie Ryan McMahon replaced Arenado at the hot corner while Mark Reynolds came off the bench to play first base. Arenado went 1-for-2 with a walk and a double before exiting.
Aug 17 - 6:08 PM

X-rays on Jose Ramirez's right forearm/wrist came back negative.

Ramirez left Thursday's matinee in the second inning after taking a 93 mph fastball off his right forearm but looks to be all right. In fact, Indians manager Terry Francona said he could be available for the second game of Thursday's day/night doubleheader. Giovanny Urshela handled third base after Ramirez exited and will likely draw the start there in Game 2 against Twins rookie Aaron Slegers.
Aug 17 - 5:39 PM

Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) threw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Chapman also did some running in the outfield and didn't seem to be favoring his injured hamstring. The Yankees are confident he'll avoid the disabled list, though he won't be available out of the pen Thursday against the Mets. David Robertson will continue to handle save chances while Chapman works through his hamstring issue.
Aug 17 - 5:14 PM

Cardinals placed RHP Trevor Rosenthal on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow irritation.

He's heading back to St. Louis for an MRI. Rosenthal's injury is specific to the posterior part of his elbow, which is the same area where the UCL is located. This would explain why his velocity was way down Wednesday against the Red Sox. Rosenthal had been doing a nice job in the closer role, producing a 1.88 ERA while going a perfect 7-for-7 in save chances since the All-Star break. Look for Seung Hwan Oh to lead a ninth-inning committee during his absence.
Aug 17 - 4:55 PM

Jon Lester departed his start Thursday against the Reds due to left lat tightness.

Lester called for a trainer after throwing 40 pitches in a brutal second inning that saw the Reds post nine runs -- seven of which were charged to the veteran southpaw. Lester might not be able to take his next turn in the Cubs' rotation and could even require a disabled list stint. He'll be reevaluated on Friday.
Aug 17 - 3:47 PM

Mets placed INF Jose Reyes on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

It's not considered a serious strain, so Reyes could be ready for activation as soon as his 10 days are up. Gavin Cecchini and Matt Reynolds have both been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to provide the Mets with badly-needed infield depth.
Aug 17 - 3:23 PM

Yankees recalled 1B Tyler Austin from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Austin fractured his left foot in February and then promptly strained his hamstring when the Yankees promoted in late June, but the 25-year-old first baseman had been hitting the ball well at Triple-A over the last couple of weeks and has earned another callup before the expansion of MLB rosters in September. That said, it's not clear how much he's going to play in New York.
Aug 17 - 2:59 PM

Jose Ramirez was removed from Thursday's game against the Twins after taking a pitch off his right forearm.

Twins starter Kyle Gibson plunked Ramirez with a 93.1 mph fastball in the top of the second inning. Giovanny Urshela entered to run the bases and handle the hot corner for the Tribe. There should be an injury update soon from Minnesota's Target Field.
Aug 17 - 2:20 PM




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