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Injury Updates: Posey, Wright, Crawford, Hellickson, Kohn

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We learned earlier today that Twins starter Scott Baker will miss the entire 2012 season with an elbow injury, but his isn't the only setback of the day.

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.

  • Hellickson hit in head with ball during BP, but he's OK | The Detroit News
    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.

  • Michael Kohn to undergo TJ surgery | Twitter @MikeDiGiovanna
    Los Angeles Angels reliever Michael Kohn will have Tommy John surgery Thursday in Florida. He will miss at least twelve months.