Spring training injury update: Headley jams thumb, more
Minor injury updates on the Angels, Cubs, Giants, Mets, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Tigers and White Sox.
It was a slow news day in baseball as something else might have been happening in the sports world -- head over to our NCAA Basketball page and fill out your brackets! -- but there were a few smallish-type injury tidbits. Here they are:
Los Angeles Angels
needs to have season-ending Tommy John surgery. He was probably going to fight for the final spot in the bullpen. (Angels.com)
- Chicago Cubs : Third baseman Ian Stewart 's lingering quad injury could keep him off the opening day roster. (Chicagotribune.com) Reliever Rafael Dolis left Sunday's game with a blister on the index finger of his pitching hand. (Bruce Miles via Twitter)
- San Francisco Giants : Third baseman Pablo Sandoval was scratched from the lineup on Sunday with right-elbow discomfort. No more details were immediately available. (Giants Extra)
- New York Mets : Second baseman Daniel Murphy has been on the shelf with "midsection stiffness" and now it's a realistic possibility that he won't be ready for opening day. (Mets.com)
- San Diego Padres : Third baseman Chase Headley left Sunday's game early with a jammed left thumb, which he reportedly appeared to hurt while sliding into second to break up a double play. He is day to day, so it doesn't sound serious at all. (Padres.com)
- Philadelphia Phillies : Starting pitcher Roy Halladay left after one inning during Sunday's start, prompting worries that he was injured. Instead, the Phillies announced Halladay had a stomach virus. (Associated Press)
- Cincinnati Reds : Center fielder Shin-Soo Choo was scratched from the lineup on Saturday and then sat out Sunday with back spasms. (Reds.com)
- Detroit Tigers : Outfielder Quintin Berry left Sunday's game with knee soreness. (Chris Iott via Twitter)
- Chicago White Sox : Third baseman Jeff Keppinger has inflammation in his throwing shoulder, but insists he'll be fine for the start of the season. (ChicagoTribune.com) Reliever Jesse Crain has been dealing with a strained adductor muscle but threw 17 pitches on Sunday and declared himself 90 percent. (Chicagotribune.com)
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