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Rash of Injuries Continue To Rise Up This Spring

It seems like if a day goes by and we do not hear that a player has any sort of injury, then something is wrong.  The latest arm woes came on Wednesday from the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles as each case does not seem to be as serious as the others thus far this spring.

On Wednesday morning, the Rays announced that Alex Cobb is suffering from right-forearm tightness, which has been diagnosed as tendinitis. Cobb is not expected to be ready for his Opening Day start.

Cobb, who made his Major League debut in 2011, was 10-9, with a 2.87 ERA in 2014 and has won 35 games in his four years of service with the Rays.

Rays Manager Kevin Cash told MLB.com that Cobb would rest for a few days than would most likely be reevaluated by the team.

Also on Wednesday, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was shut down from any catching duties for about a week as he is suffering from tendinitis in his surgically repaired right elbow.

Wieters batted .308, with five home runs and 18 RBI’s in just 26 games in 2014, as he was shut down in May and underwent Tommy John Surgery on the elbow. He is able to serve as the team’s DH as he works his way back to the catching position.

Other injuries this spring:

Hunter Pence, Giants – Left Forearm fracture – Out 6-8 weeks.

Yu Darvish, Rangers – Sprained UCL in his right elbow – Successful Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

Chris Sale, White Sox – Fractured bone is his foot – Next start uncertain.

Marcus Stroman, Blue Jays  – Tore ACL in Left knee – Expected to miss entire 2015 season.

Cliff Lee, Phillies – Tendon Tear – Headed to 60 day DL.

Zack Wheeler, Mets – Torn UCL – Headed for Tommy John surgery.

Josh Edgin, Mets – Left Elbow pain – Headed for Tommy John Surgery.


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