Tag:Anderson Hernandez
Posted on: March 26, 2011 11:01 am
Edited on: April 18, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Barmes out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Clint BarmesAstros shortstop Clint Barmes will miss anywhere from four to six weeks with a  broken left hand, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Barmes was hit by a pitch from Yankees starter Ivan Nova on Friday and had X-rays that confirmed the non-displaced fracture in the fifth metacarpal bone in his left hand.

Barmes suffered a similar injury in 2002 at Double-A.

The Astros expected Barmes to start at shortstop after acquiring him in November for Felipe Paulino. The team's top backup, Jeff Keppinger, is currently sidelined following toe surgery. The Astros have their shortstop spot open, along with two backup infielder slots. The candidates are Angel Sanchez, Anderson Hernandez, Matt Downs and Oswaldo Navarro.

Barmes was hitting .196/.308/.286 this spring in 56 at-bats.

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Posted on: August 19, 2010 11:25 pm
Edited on: August 19, 2010 11:33 pm
 

Keppinger to DL after all

Jeff Keppinger
Today's word of the day: "sesamoiditis."

It looked like the Astros had gotten lucky on an injury to their top hitter, but they didn't dodge the DL bullet after all.

Second baseman Jeff Keppinger was put on the disabled list after Thursday's game, three days after coming out of a game with an injury to his left big toe. An MRI came back clean, showing no fractures or structural damage, and it was hoped he would be able to return soon.

But Thursday he was diagnosed with sesamoiditis, which is an infected hamburger bun. OK, not really. According to foot.com (do you get to visit foot.com in your job? I think not) sesamoiditis is "a common ailment that affects the forefoot, typically in young people who engage in physical activity." Well, there you go.

Basically, he has an inflammation in some tiny bones within the tendons that run to the big toe. And it's going to take long enough to come back from that the Astros decided it was prudent to DL him. Infielder Anderson Hernandez was called up to take his roster spot, and Geoff Blum has been starting at second in Keppinger's place.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: June 8, 2010 4:05 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:24 am
 

Indians DFA Grudzielanek

The Indians have designated veteran infielder Mark Grudzielanek and purchased the contract of Anderson Hernandez, according to MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince.
 
Grudzielanek, 39, suffered a strained hamstring in Sunday's game against the White Sox. He was hitting .273/.328/.273. All 30 of his hits were singles.

Hernandez, 27, is a slugger relative to Grudzielanek, hitting .234 with four double and a home run in 17 games for Triple-A Columbus.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans




 
 
 
 
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