It's time for our nightly injury roundup. No reason for an intro.
- Angels: Closer Ryan Madson, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery about a year ago, will throw a bullpen session Monday. It will mark his first session since suffering a setback on Feb. 1. (MLB.com via Twitter)
- Athletics: Closer Grant Balfour threw his fourth bullpen session since having knee surgery in February and is on pace to begin the season with the club, so long as he has no setbacks. Also infielder Jemile Weeks has a bruised right shoulder and is expected to get back in the lineup Sunday. (MLB.com)
- Cardinals: Reliever Marc Rzepczynski suffered an eye injury in a golf outing. Yep, that sounds like a perfect spring training injury. He has a deep bruise around his eye after "a projectile that could have been a ball or another object ricocheted and struck him in the face." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
- Giants: Tim Lincecum, recovering from a blister in his right middle finger, threw 32 pitches in a simulated game Saturday and is ready to rejoin his teammates on the field. He'll start Tuesday against the Padres in Cactus League action. (MLB.com) Reliever Javier Lopez has recovered from a bruised wrist and made his first appearance of the spring Saturday. (Giants Extra)
- Marlins: Outfielder Justin Ruggiano is dealing with a strained lower back but played five innings Saturday. He's next expected to play Monday, so his issues appear to be mostly in the rearview mirror. (MLB.com)
- Mets: Second baseman Daniel Murphy is working his way back from a strained intercostal muscle and Saturday he took "20-25" cuts in a batting cage. He plans to "ramp it up" on Monday as he gets closer to taking part in game action. (MLB.com)
- Nationals: Right fielder Jayson Werth was initially scratched from the lineup with a tight right forearm, but instead he talked his way into the lineup. So obviously this is nothing to be concerned about, if he's talking his way into a spring training lineup. (MLB.com)
- Orioles: Right fielder Nick Markakis has a stiff neck and is getting an MRI Monday, though the team says it's merely a precautionary measure. He hasn't played since March 1 with the ailment. (Britt's Bird Watch)
- Padres: Second baseman Logan Forsythe has plantar fasciitis and will miss three to four days. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
- Rangers: Starting pitcher Matt Harrison was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday with left toe inflammation and is likely headed back to Dallas for further examination. (MLBlogs Network)
- Red Sox: Shortstop Stephen Drew is dealing with concussion symptoms and was again held out of the lineup, though he's said to be "improved." (NESN.com)
- Tigers: Outfielder Quentin Berry has been on the shelf with patellar tendinitis since Feb. 24, but he "might" return to the lineup Sunday or Monday. (Detroit Free-Press)
- Twins: Relief pitcher Deolis Guerra has a blood clot in his shoulder and will miss "a few months," but has no official timetable. (MLB.com via Twitter)
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