Mariners first baseman Ryon Healy showed up to the team’s clubhouse today in a walking boot; he twisted his ankle in a postgame workout, says Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times. It’s been described as a “pretty bad sprain”, and Healy will have an MRI soon. The expectation seems to be that he will require a DL stint, though the severity of the injury is unclear at this time. Healy provided the heroics in last night’s win; it seems likely that Dan Vogelbach will receive everyday at-bats in his absence.
More injury items from around the league…
- Cardinals left-hander Ryan Sheriff has been placed on the DL with a toe injury; the team has recalled right-hander John Brebbia from Triple-A Memphis in a related move. Sheriff was added to the roster with the news that Brett Cecil would be out for an extended period of time; he allowed one earned run in his 2 2/3 innings of work this season. Sheriff also managed a 3.14 ERA last season in 14 1/3 innings of work for the Cardinals.
- Anthony Rizzo has missed a couple of games for the Cubs due to back tightness, says Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. The first baseman’s back has evidently been bothering him ever since the club’s trip to Cincinnati. Rizzo has just three hits (including one home run) in 32 plate appearances to begin the season.
- J.C. Ramirez is officially headed to the DL with forearm issues, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times tweets. We noted earlier that the righty had been experiencing forearm tightness; he now joins fellow Angels starters Matt Shoemaker and Andrew Heaney on the disabled list, leaving the club incredibly thin in the rotation beyond Garrett Richards, Shohei Ohtani and Tyler Skaggs. Parker Bridwell and Nick Tropeano seem to be the likeliest candidates to get rotation attention, but for the time being the club has recalled relievers Felix Pena and Eduardo Paredes (righty reliever Akeel Morris was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake).
Heaney is due back next week so reinforcements are on the way. Hopefully Shoe and JC aren’t down for the long term. Fingers crossed
I saw him pitch Friday on his rehab assignment. He looks ready to return.
They looked deep heading into ST, but looking thin now, recurring from previous seasons. It’s frustrating! Lackey is still an unsigned FA, should they contact him?
If I were running the angels, I would be contacting the Sox about Brian Johnson. Out of options, shuffled to the pen, and someone who really deserves a chance to pitch every day.
Don’t know if the Red Sox are motivated to move him. They don’t really have any use for a prospect for Johnson. Better off keeping him as a depth starter/LRP. E-rod is no stranger to injuries
I’d love to see Vogelbach make the most out of this opportunity. I was glad when my Cubs traded him, not because I didn’t like him, but because I knew he’d never get a shot with them.
Rizzo need to start wearing a helmet to protect his face and a elbow pad watch his batting average sky rocket . He is brave but my slogan is NoEgo . Save the Cubs a DL stint.