Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

AL champs lose another key player to an injury

Lorenzo Cain isn’t expected back until after the All-Star break.

Getty Images

Lorenzo Cain isn’t expected back until after the All-Star break.

ST. LOUIS — The Royals placed All-Star CF Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left hamstring strain.

Cain said he hopes to return after the All-Star break. He injured his left hamstring running out a ground ball Tuesday.

Cain finished third in AL MVP voting last season. His injury is the latest in a string of bad health for the Royals, who have 3B Mike Moustakas and pitchers Kris Medlen, Mike Minor, Jason Vargas and Tim Collins all on the disabled list.

OF Brett Eibner was recalled from Triple-A Omaha, his third stint with the team this season.

RANGERS ACE PROGRESSING: Rangers RHP Yu Darvish, out since June 8 with shoulder discomfort, threw 46 pitches in a simulated game and could return shortly after the All-Star break.

METS: RHP Noah Syndergaard acknowledged he has a bone spur but called it "pretty insignificant." … RF Curtis Granderson was scratched with a mild right calf strain.

PHILLIES: Minor-league RHP Mark Appel, a former top overall pick, had surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow and will miss the rest of the season.

RED SOX: 1B Hanley Ramirez felt some discomfort on his right side in the loss to the Rays. He was removed as a precaution in the eighth and is day to day.

WHITE SOX: LF Melky Cabrera has a mild right wrist sprain that will keep him out of the lineup for a couple of days.

YANKEES: The team will dedicate a plaque to closer Mariano Rivera in Monument Park during a ceremony before an Aug. 14 game against the Rays.

AL champs lose another key player to an injury 06/29/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:47pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Ryan Callahan encouraged by his return


    Captain Steven Stamkos wasn't the only key Lightning player to make a triumphant return Friday night against Nashville.

  2. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Friday's Rays-Orioles game

    The Heater

    RHP Alex Cobb hates to hear how he "battled through" or "grinded out" a start rather than just dominated, but that's kind of what he did Friday, allowing nine hits and a walk and being charged with two wild pitches but only three runs in earning his 12th win.

  3. Lightning's Steven Stamkos looks close to top form in first game since November

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The wait felt like forever for Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, having gone 10 months without playing in a game.

    A scramble in front of the Lightning goal has Matthew Peca, far left, and Erik Cernak, middle, helping out goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy during the third period of a 3-1 win against the Predators. Vasilevskiy, who made 29 saves, was “exceptional,” coach Jon Cooper says.
  4. Rays journal: Alex Cobb may have pitched last game in Rays uniform (w/video)

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — RHP Alex Cobb pitched well enough to lead the Rays to an 8-3 win over the Orioles on Friday.

    Wilson Ramos gives thanks after hitting a grand slam during the second inning, putting the Rays up 4-0.
  5. Ww's Odessabeach makes run at Husker Magic stakes final


    ST. PETERSBURG — When Hurricane Irma blew through Florida earlier this month, Ww's Odessabeach remained in her comfort zone.