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MLB injury updates: Capuano, Viciedo, Pagan

Three MLB players have had news recently concerning their injuries.


Capuano starting Monday

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Chris Capuano will be activated and start Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Capuano started in one rehab apperance on May 1, putting him on track for his start. He has been on the disabled list since April 17 after suffering a strained calf. The lefty had just joined the Dodgers rotation prior to his injury, but got knocked around in his first start, against the Padres. San Diego scored five runs in just two innings against him.

Capuano, 34, will retake his place in a Dodgers rotation that has suffered heavily from injuries. Los Angeles still has Zack Greinke, Chad Billingsley, and Ted Lilly on the disabled list.

Viciedo to begin rehab stint

Chicago White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo is set to begin a minor league rehab stint in Triple-A Charlotte. According to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, he will likely play in four or five games there to get back into playing shape. That would put Viciedo on track to be activated next week.

Viciedo, 24, has been out since April 18, when he strained his left oblique hitting in the eighth inning. He has struggled so far this season, hitting .229 and failing to draw a walk thus far. On the plus side, nearly half his hits have gone for extra bases.

Blake Tekotte took Viciedo's spot on Chicago's roster while Jordan Danks has been starting in left field.

Pagan out briefly

Outfielder Angel Pagan was out of the San Francisco Giants lineup on Sunday and could miss more time due to an ailing right hamstring.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Pagan wants to play on Monday, but is being ruled questionable by manager Bruce Bochy. The Giants would rather be careful bringing him back than have him aggravate the injury further.

Pagan has been an efficient run-scorer this year and currently stands at second in the National League, crossing home plate 24 times. Pagan currently has an OPS+ of 101, placing him right around average amongst major leaguers.

Andres Torres started in center field for the Giants on Sunday in Pagan's absence.