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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update: 5.29.2012

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update:  5.29.2012

2012 continues to be a tough season for closers. More closers have gone to the DL and others have been lost for the season. Right now it is open season on closer jobs with so many closers be out for the season, hurt, or just blowing saves. Check out the latest injury news right now. The Good Huston Street, SD – Street is making great progress with his strained shoulder and looks to start a rehab … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Brad Lidge, Huston Street, In-Season Analysis, Kyle Farnsworth, Sergio Santos, TYler Clippard, Weekly Injury Updates

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update: 5.11.2012

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update:  5.11.2012

2012 continues to be a tough season for closers.  More closers have gone to the DL and others have been lost for the season.  Right now it is open season on closer jobs with so many closers be out for the season, hurt, or just blowing saves.  Check out the latest injury news right now. The Good Huston Street, SD – Street is making his annual appearance on the DL with a (strained latissimus dorsi muscle.  He … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brad Lidge, Drew Storen, Kyle Farnsworth, Sergio Santos, Weekly Injury Updates

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update: April 27, 2012

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update:  April 27, 2012

One of the more strange injuries came out this week. It’s not even an injury and while it’s happened before, I’ll call it weird. A bacterial infection for a closer?  Let’s get to the latest edition of The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. The Good Jim Johnson, BAL - Johnson was hospitalized with a bacterial infection.  At first it was suspected that he had the flu, but it ended up being a bacterial infection.  He is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Drew Storen, Francisco Cordero, Weekly Injury Updates

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update: April 20, 2012

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update:  April 20, 2012

Here ia our second edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Weekly Injury Report.  This report will consist of three sections: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  “The Good” are reports on closers that are only slightly hurt or on the mend.  ”The Bad” will be updates on current injured players and their return.  ”The Ugly” will be the latest injured closers to go down and updates on long-term (60-Day DL)  injuries. The Good Joel Hanrahan, PIT - Hanrahan has missed most of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Brian Wilson, Joel Hanrahan, Kyle Farnsworth, Uncategorized, Weekly Injury Updates

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update: April 15, 2012

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Weekly Injury Update:  April 15, 2012

2012 has been a terrible year for MLB Closers.  Before the season even started, we lost Joakim Soria and Ryan Madson.  Then Drew Storen and Andrew Bailey were knocked out for a significant amount of time.  Now, it looks as though Brian Wilson will be out for the year or at least quite awhile with structural damage in his elbow.   That may sound like a horror movie in the making for fantasy baseball managers, but it gets … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brad Lidge, Brian Wilson, Drew Storen, Frank Francisco, In-Season Analysis, Joel Peralta, Kyle Farnsworth, Weekly Injury Updates

The Closer Report: Closer Injury Updates 6.29.2011

The Closer Report: Closer Injury Updates 6.29.2011

By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com Here is the latest 411 on injured closers. Ryan Madson, PHI according to Philly.com, yan Madson, who has served as closer for much of the season, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right hand. The move is retroactive to June 19, which means Madson could return July 4.  Madson injured his hand back in late May after getting hit by a comebacker and never fully recovered.  I expect him back in … Read entire article »

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The Closer Report: Closer Injury Updates 6.15.2011

The Closer Report: Closer Injury Updates 6.15.2011

By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com Here is the latest 411 on injured closers. David Aardsma, SEA Aardsma has been moved from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL by the Mariners to make room on the 40-man roster.  This won’t effect his return date, but Aardsma has not begun throwing and no timetable has been set.  I doubt that Aardsma will return to the Mariners this year.  If he does, it will be in more of a reserve … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brad Lidge, David Aardsma, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Broxton, Weekly Injury Updates

The Closer Report: Closer Injury Updates 5.18.2011

The Closer Report: Closer Injury Updates 5.18.2011

Here is the latest 411 on injured closers. David Aardsma, SEA On Friday, Aardsma got good news from Dr. Lewis Yocum for his strained ligament and he won’t have surgery.  Instead he will not pitch or throw for 1 month and the go on a detailed throwing program.  If, and I mean IF he comes back this year it won’t till mid-August at best.  ”I’m very optimistic that I’ll be pitching again this year,” Aardsma said.  When … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, David Aardsma, Jonathan Broxton, Jose Contreras, Weekly Injury Updates

The Closer Report: Closer Injury Updates 5.12.2011

The Closer Report: Closer Injury Updates 5.12.2011

Here is the latest 411 on injured closers. David Aardsma, SEA Not goods news for Aardsma.  As I reported a few days ago, Aardsma suffered a major setback with a Grade 2 strain of the ulnar collateral ligament that may require ‘Tommy John’-like elbow surgery.  He will see Dr. Lewis Yocum for a second opinion, but it’s not looking good.  If this injury holds up, one of two things will happen. 1.  Aardsma will rehab the injury and not … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Brad Lidge, Brandon Lyon, David Aardsma, Jonathan Broxton, Weekly Injury Updates

Jonathan Broxton Put On DL With Bone Spur

Jonathan Broxton Put On DL With Bone Spur

Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports NEW YORK (AP)—All-Star closer Jonathan Broxton(notes) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers because of elbow pain. Broxton is 1-2 with a 5.68 ERA and seven saves in 14 games, and his velocity dropped from 96 mph last weekend to 90 mph on Tuesday night, when he threw a pair of consecutive four-pitch walks in a loss to theChicago Cubs. The DL move was retroactive to Wednesday. Los Angeles … Read entire article »

Filed under: Jonathan Broxton, Weekly Injury Updates