White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson left the team’s win over the Royals on Friday with right hip soreness, the club announced. The reigning AL batting champion is day-to-day, and the White Sox will re-evaluate him Saturday, manager Rick Renteria told James Fegan of The Athletic and other reporters. Anderson had a multi-hit game Friday, continuing a terrific start in which he has slashed .333/.355/.567 over 31 plate appearances. Chicago replaced him with utilityman Leury Garcia.
- Blue Jays reliever Ken Giles went on the injured list July 27 with a right forearm strain, but the team is “very optimistic” he’ll return this season, according to general manager Ross Atkins (via Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic). After getting a second opinion on the injury, Giles underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection. Not only would his return boost the Blue Jays’ of pushing for a playoff spot, but it would be a positive for Giles as he prepares for a trip to free agency in a few months. The 29-year-old was absolutely dominant when he was healthy enough to pitch in 2019, but arm problems have troubled him since last summer.
- Pitching has been a problem for the Red Sox early this season, but a couple of their hurlers are on the way back from the COVID-19 injured list. Left-handers Darwinzon Hernandez and Josh Taylor could join the Red Sox sometime within the next week, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com writes. The 23-year-old Hernandez reached the majors for the first time last season and struck out a ridiculous 16.91 hitters per nine across 30 1/3 innings, though a horrid 7.71 BB/9 helped lead to a below-average 4.45 ERA. Taylor, 27, somewhat quietly notched a 3.04 ERA/3.11 FIP with 11.79 K/9 and 3.04 BB/9 in 47 1/3 frames as a rookie.
- Ryan Lewis of Ohio.com relayed updates on a trio of injured Indians on Friday. Catcher Roberto Perez, whom the Indians placed on the IL this week with a right shoulder issue, has experienced improvement. The club will re-evaluate him Tuesday. Outfielder Tyler Naquin, on the IL since last weekend with a fractured toe, has started sprinting. And fellow outfielder Delino DeShields, an offseason acquisition who still hasn’t made his Cleveland debut on account of a positive COVID-19 test, played 4 1/2 rehab innings Friday. There’s no word on when any of them will be ready to rejoin the Indians, though.
Anyone remember when dr Andrews gave Jesse Litsch a PRP injection for shoulder inflammation and it ended up being career ending? Idk why, it happened 10+ years ago but I just remembered it now after reading about Giles. I can’t remember exactly how it ended his career but it was complications from a PRP injection performed by dr Andrews. I’m sure there’s been advancements in that type of procedure over the years.
Litsch had an infection from the PRP. That caused bone loss and he never recovered after that. It was just one of those potential side effects, body reacting to the injection. Even back then PRP injections were pretty common.
wild bill tetley
I also remember the team’s reporting on Litsch’s injury. It wasn’t a good look for the franchise.
I hope they don’t mess up Hernandez.
He should be either in the rotation this year or in late game situations. Wherever they view him long term
RS should try Darwinzon as a starter or opener
The Angels are dreadful right now. Their bullpens is horrible, they can’t drive in runs (3-18 RISP and 12 LOB tonight) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CANCEL THIS SEASON
Joe Maddon’s handling of a bulllen at it’s best .. just ask any Cubs fan right?
Eight games into a season and the new manager is already to blame for a bullpen bombing. Is Joe also the Pitching Coach?
And the Cubs current bullpen is so much better?
Giles is gonna blow in a little
I remember seeing that Josh Taylor kid throw against the White Sox last year, he had some good stuff and looked hard to hit. The Red Sox might have a hidden gem in that kid.
They need to take out their detector to find more jewelry. With their current staffing, one gem on a tennis bracelet looks barren. Regardless of so far results, their staff is not playoff caliber.
Hidden gem in that “kid”? He’s 27 years old with a 23-34 record, 4.38 ERA and 509 hits allowed in 444.1 IP in the minors. Really mining hard for that gem.
The White Sox have a habit of making any pitcher look like a Cy Young award winner. It does not impress.
RS are missing:
4 of 12 that is a third of their staff….can’t blame it all on the GM….