Long injured his right hand Friday and was placed on the 7-day injured list with Triple-A Tacoma, Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto reports. This is a brutal break for Long, as he was just activated from the IL on Thursday after missing time with a shoulder injury. It is unclear how serious the hand injury is.
Long (shoulder) went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in his first game back with Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday. He was pulled after four innings, but there has been no word of a setback with his left shoulder. Thus it seems the club was simply easing him back into action -- Long did not play in any rehab games at the lower levels to prepare for a return. The 23-year-old hasn't done much of note during his major-league stints this year, but he will likely get another chance to prove himself after the trade deadline.
Long was placed on the minor-league injured list with left shoulder soreness, Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto reports. Long dealt with a shoulder issue last week but returned to action for Triple-A Tacoma over the past few games, though he apparently never fully recovered from the injury. The 23-year-old isn't expected to face a significant absence and could return after the All-star break July 12.
Long is 6-for-8 with two RBI, a walk and two runs in two games for Triple-A Tacoma since returning from a shoulder injury. The promising infielder's productive pair of efforts pushed his batting average over the last 10 games to an impressive .333. Long missed three contests overall with his shoulder issue, which clearly wasn't overly serious. He put together a solid initial major-league stint earlier this season, and he's generated a .293/.363./489 line over 46 games with the Rainiers as well.
Long is dealing with a shoulder injury, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. This helps explain why Long hasn't played for Triple-A Tacoma since Saturday. The second baseman apparently suffered the injury while diving. He should be considered day-to-day.