SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 19: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants stands on the field during Game Three of the NLCS against the Philadelphia Phillies during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at AT&T Park on October 19 2010 in San Francisco California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Buster Posey
Broken fingers, sore elbows, baseballs off the noggin, yet another Tommy John surgery and now shingles. We're just into week two of the season and injuries are already getting creative.
Here's the latest in bumps and bruises:
Buster Posey has shingles. | Twitter @CSNBaggs
Buster Posey is out of the lineup today because he came down with shingles after Sunday's game. Painful blisters on his chest and shoulder have led to sleep difficulty. He may be available to pinch hit tonight.
Collins: Wright could be back Friday | ESPN New York
David Wright was fitted for a splint on his broken right pinkie finger on Wednesday, but Terry Collins said he wouldn’t be surprised if his third baseman is back in the lineup on Friday in Philadelphia.
Now the elbow hurts... | BostonHerald.com
Carl Crawford was in Boston yesterday to be examined for soreness in his left elbow. Crawford is recovering from wrist surgery and was thought to be close to returning.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson was doing a side bullpen session Wednesday at Comerica Park while the Tigers were taking batting practice, and he was struck in the head by a batted ball.
Los Angeles Angels reliever Michael Kohn will have Tommy John surgery Thursday in Florida. He will miss at least twelve months.