Aledmys Diaz is likely going to require a trip to the 10-day injured list after suffering a hamstring injury in today’s game, Athletics manager Mark Kotsay told Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle and other reporters. After delivering an RBI single in the second inning, Diaz stole second base and then advanced to third on a Jordan Diaz single before being replaced by pinch-runner Kevin Smith (who then took over for Diaz at shortstop in the top of the third inning).
An injury would only add to what has been a brutal start to the season for Diaz, and the A’s as a whole. Diaz is hitting only .153/.226/.212 over his first 93 plate appearances, after signing a two-year, $14.5MM deal with Oakland during the winter. While the offense hasn’t been there, Diaz has at least provided some versatility, playing at all four infield positions over his 25 games. [UPDATE: The A’s will see how Diaz is feeling after Monday’s offday, according to MLB.com’s Martin Gallegos. An MRI revealed a Grade 1 hamstring strain for Diaz, but there is apparently some hope that a couple of days’ rest might allow Diaz to avoid the injured list.]
More on other injury situations from around the American League…
- The Yankees selected Jake Bauers’ contract prior to today’s game with the Rangers, but his return to the big leagues has already been clouded by an injury scare. Bauers made an outstanding catch to rob Adolis Garcia of extra bases in the bottom of the first inning, but had to make a hard slide into the wall to complete the play. Officially diagnosed as a right knee contusion, Bauers’ injury will receive further testing, manager Aaron Boone told reporters (including The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner and Newsday’s Erik Boland). Boone said “it’s possible” the club might need to call someone up from Triple-A as early as tomorrow if Bauers needs to go on the injured list, and Boland also noted that Bauers was walking “with a significant limp in the clubhouse” after the game.
- Twins manager Rocco Baldelli told MLB.com’s Do-Hyoung Park and other reporters that Kyle Farmer might begin a rehab assignment this week. Farmer hasn’t played since April 12, when he was hit in the face by a Lucas Giolito fastball. The scary-looking injury resulted in a facial laceration and some significant dental work for Farmer, but he fortunately avoided anything more serious like a concussion or a broken jaw. Minnesota acquired Farmer in a trade with the Reds back in November, and when Farmer is healthy, he’ll resume his role as a multi-positional option on the Twins’ bench.
- X-rays were negative on Andrew Benintendi’s elbow after the White Sox outfielder was hit by a pitch during Friday’s game. Benintendi didn’t play today but manager Pedro Grifol told The Athletic’s James Fegan and other reporters that Benintendi might be back as early as Sunday. While Benintendi isn’t known for his power bat, he hasn’t delivered much pop in his short time in Chicago, hitting .281/.337/.333 in his first 104 PA in a White Sox uniform. The outfielder signed a five-year, $75MM free agent contract with the Sox in the offseason.
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Benintendi is going to stay around, but the sox need to completely clean house. Starts with a new ownership
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Guess Tampa broke up that no hitter tonight—- with a ten spot! At least the hockey jerseys were nice.
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I’m glad Grifol took Robert out of the game because Robert dogged it to 1b on a ground ball in the infield. They have other guys that pull up instead of running out ground balls. Gee, I wonder why they’ve lost ten in a row and counting.
Aren’t the WSox talking to Grandal about a 3 year extension?
Aaron Hicks wouldn’t have got hurt on that play by Bauers because Hicks would have been 20 feet away still softball jogging when the ball dropped in
I read where Frachy Cordero was called up to the Yankee Taxi Squard in case they need to put Bauers on the IL.
Why Cordero Yankees? He has already proved his other MLB experience, plus his time with the Yanks, that he isn’t any good. Couldn’t the Yanks promote someone else? oh wait, the Yankees will wait till the deadline and trade prospects for garbage and watch those prospects become everyday outfielders because their new team gave them a chance. I am so tired of this crap.
I couldn’t agree more Wilhar. I don’t understand why they love failed veterans so much and won’t give their prospects a solid chance. Seems like they lose someone to the rule 5 almost every year. It’s time for Cashman to go. He is a solid GM but belongs with a mid level payroll. He makes too many foolish mistakes like signing Rodon. Why couldn’t he give Estrada a shot? He could be handling LF this year for little money. When he does give a prospect a shot, they usually fail but he keeps giving them a roster spot. Wade was a prime example.
This one belongs to the Reds
Hoping for the best for my buddy Farmer. That injury, being hit in the face, was scary.
Sox didn’t get Bene for home runs, .281 BA is fine with me. The top of order is a great place for him. These writers need to focus on the problems not someone who is doing well considering the mess. Next he will say TA is the face of the franchise. Wrong when was the last time you saw him play more than 80 games in a season. He is out of uniform.
He is over 30 now not worth signing to an extension, trade him when he gets back.
“Sox didn’t get Bene for home runs”
So they paid $75M for a .670 OPS and -2 OAA? Standards are low in White Sox Land.
Career Ops .778 in total games played, this year is not over yet. Total bases over 1200 in almost 800 games played. From 2018 minus 2020 pandemic year avg. 130 games played per season. TA has played less than 100 games each of the last two seasons. His stats can’t even qualify for consideration.
Do you remember writing this line “These writers need to focus on the problems not someone who is doing well considering the mess.”
“.281” Batting Average is hiding a lot of negative aspects of his play, so far. He is not “doing well”.
Compared to others in the lineup this year he is a super star. If everyone hits .281 the Sox are on top.you can’t hit .281 on the injured list.
“While Benintendi isn’t known for his power bat, he hasn’t delivered much pop in his short time in Chicago, hitting .281/.337/.333 in his first 104 PA in a White Sox uniform.”
This is not written properly.
Don’t blame Andrew.
He’s Benintending to hit more homers but can’t right now.
LOL…That’s who I first thought of too!
Why would Chicago be looking for pop from Benintendi ?? They had to have signed him for his on base percentage, and nothing else. No speed, no extra base hits, no power, but he does get on base. Price of baseball has went up like everything else.
Yeah, the Sox aren’t exactly the brightest run organization. Much of what they do defies logic and common sense, and it shows in their dismal win percentage at all levels, from Single-A on up to the big league club. The only hope Sox fans have left is that the owner or his family sells the team at some point. I couldn’t care less about the Bulls (the other franchise in town Reinsdorf ran into the ground), but the Sox desperately need new leadership.
Why not post about the rookie of the week??