Duke Welker Appears to Be Having Tommy John Surgery
Jun05

Duke Welker Appears to Be Having Tommy John Surgery

Duke Welker has been on the disabled list in Indianapolis since May 5th, and today he had this tweet: At Andrews institute ready for surgery for my new elbow. Probably wouldn’t be tweeting normally but these meds make everything sound great. — Duke Welker (@The5thWelker) June 5, 2014 James Andrews. New elbow. I haven’t received word that Welker was having Tommy John, but that appears to be the case. Welker will be the...

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Luis Heredia Activated From the West Virginia DL
Jun04

Luis Heredia Activated From the West Virginia DL

Luis Heredia has been activated from the West Virginia disabled list. Heredia will return to the rotation tonight after missing about two months with shoulder soreness. Heredia only has one real start this year, which he made on April 6th. He threw five innings, giving up four runs on six hits, with two walks and three strikeouts. In his next start, he threw one pitch, then left the game with soreness in his shoulder. That led to...

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Andrew Lambo Has Surgery on Right Thumb
May30

Andrew Lambo Has Surgery on Right Thumb

Andrew Lambo had surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament of his right thumb, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced. The surgery was performed on May 28th. Ryan Palencer reported a few days ago that Lambo was going to visit a specialist. Originally his injury was thought to be a bruised thumb, but obviously that’s not the case. The typical recovery time for this injury is six to eight weeks. That would at least put Lambo out through...

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Barrett Barnes Dealing With Third Hamstring Injury; Osuna, Inman Close to Bradenton
May30

Barrett Barnes Dealing With Third Hamstring Injury; Osuna, Inman Close to Bradenton

Barrett Barnes was drafted in the compensation portion of the first round in 2012 by the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the pick they received for losing Ryan Doumit. So far in his pro career, the theme for the Texas Tech outfielder has been hamstring injuries. It has almost been two full years since Barnes was drafted, and he has seen just 374 plate appearances in pro ball, thanks to three different hamstring injuries. The third one...

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Chris Dickerson visits the DL in Indianapolis
May30

Chris Dickerson visits the DL in Indianapolis

Chris Dickerson left the game in Indianapolis after just one at bat May 28 with a lower leg injury. Though it was initially reported as a hamstring injury, which has also been hampering the left-handed leadoff hitter for the past few weeks, Dickerson was placed on the disabled list Friday with a right heel contusion. Dickerson has been arguably the second best hitter in the International League this season to teammate Gregory Polanco....

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Austin Meadows Has Started Doing On-Field Work This Week
May30

Austin Meadows Has Started Doing On-Field Work This Week

During the first week of Spring Training, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Austin Meadows pulled his hamstring rounding first base. The initial expectation was that he would be out through the month of April, making the jump to West Virginia in early May. Meadows suffered a setback as he was starting to make his way back on the field. While running the arches of the bases, he injured his hamstring at a spot that was lower than the...

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