March 14, 2012; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) at bat during a spring training game against the New York Mets at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
Here's some injury updates from around MLB:
- An examination Monday revealed Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria has "definite damage" in his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Soria is in Los Angeles Tuesday to undergo further examination by elbow specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum, but early reports are the injury will likely require Tommy John surgery. Soria had the surgery in 2003 and there aren't too many players who have come back from Tommy John twice.
- Detroit Tigers third basemen Miguel Cabrera was diagnosed with a "small fracture under the right eye" after a hot shot off the bat of Hunter Pence hit him in the face on Monday. He's only expected to miss a couple weeks. Cabrera was lucky he was wearing sunglasses, as this could have been a far more serious eye injury. He only started wearing glasses a few days ago.
- San Francisco Giants second basemen Freddie Sanchez has acknowledged he probably will begin the season on the DL. Sanchez had shoulder surgery seven months ago, but manager Bruce Bochy feels his throws have been tentative and isn't ready to put him in the field.
- Buster Otley reports Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino will need Tommy John surgery. Vizcaino had elbow inflammation earlier in the spring, but the injury lingered and Vizcaino was sent to Dr. James Andrews a few days ago.
- Angels outfielder Mike Trout played in his second spring training game yesterday, collecting two hits. Trout has been out with a flu most of the spring and has lost 12 pounds. Trout most likely will start the season in triple-A, but will be with the big club at some point this season.