Apr. 5, 2012; Flushing, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Andres Torres (56) rounds the bases during the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
As wonderful as it is, even Opening Day is not impervious to injuries. Four players have hit the DL since yesterday and Scott Baker may be in for some bad news.
Here's the latest injury breakdown:
Torres to DL, Kirk promoted | ESPN New York
The Mets managed to make it through just six innings before losing a player to the DL. Center fielder Andres Torres came up lame in the 7th inning of Thursday night's game and has been placed on the disabled list with a strained left calf. Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been called up to replace Torres.
Scott Baker to Undergo Elbow MRI | Twitter @RhettBollinger
Twins starter Scott Baker is scheduled to undergo MRI exam on his right elbow some time today. The right-hander was pulled from his rehab stint yesterday after only 11 pitches because he "didn't feel right".
Jed Lowrie Hits DL with Thumb Sprain | Twitter @alysonfooter
Astros infielder Jed Lowrie was placed on 15-day DL with a sprained right thumb (Retroactive to 3/29). Brian Bixler has been called up to fill the roster spot.
Hours before the Padres opened their season against the Dodgers at Petco Park on Thursday, the team placed right-handed pitcher Tim Stauffer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow.
The Cardinals have placed reliever Scott Linebrink on DL, retroactive to March 30, with right shoulder capsulitis. St. Louis has added Victor Marte to the roster in Linebrink's stead.