Mar. 14, 2012; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Sean Rodriguez (1) attends to left fielder Desmond Jennings (8) and center fielder B.J. Upton (2) after Upton and Jennigs collided while going after a fly ball in the outfield during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Charlotte Sports Park. Both players were carted off the field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
Here's some injury updates from around baseball:
- Tampa Bay outfielders Desmond Jennings and B.J. Upton had a nasty collision in Wednesday's game against the Miami Marlins. While both players stayed on the ground for several minutes and had to be carted off the field, the team described their injuries as only "general soreness." Jennings says, "I'm good to go tomorrow," while Upton is "definitely sore" but said "nothing that's going to affect me in a couple of days."
- Texas Rangers center fielder Craig Gentry will be held out of workouts a minium of three to five days with a sprained wrist. Gentry said his wrist, shoulder, and neck felt sore Wednesday after hitting the ground hard jumping for a ball in center. While the injury will probably cost Gentry a week of playing, manager Ron Washington said it won't impact Gentry's ability to compete for the center field spot.
- An MRI performed Monday on the New York Mets' David Wright revealed a muscle tear on the left side of his ribs. Wright downplayed the severity of the injury sayigng, "Whenever you strain a muscle, essentially there's some tearing." He still expects to be ready for the start of the season.
- Atlanta Braves RH Arodys Vizcaino is going to see Dr. James Andrews on Monday for further elbow evaluations. Vizcaino was diagnosed with elbow inflammation last week, but the Braves obviously want to be sure it's not something more serious. Dr. Andrews is one of the most renowned orthopedic surgeons in the world.