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May

17
Dodgers pitcher Emmet Sheehan has surgery to repair UCL

Emmet Sheehan, an important starting pitching depth option for the Los Angeles Dodgers, underwent surgery to repair an ulnar collateral ligament Wednesday and won’t pitch this season, the team revealed. Sheehan, 24, posted a 4.92 ERA in 60⅓ innings in his first season in the majors last year, striking out 64 batters and walking 26. He entered spring training this year vying for one of the Dodgers’ final rotation spots, but experienced forearm inflammation during his first bullpen session and began the season on the injured list. He then ramped back up to the point of facing hitters but was shut […]

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May

08
Cardinals’ Willson Contreras needs surgery, to miss 6 weeks

Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras broke his left forearm when he was hit by a swing during Tuesday night’s 7-5 loss to the New York Mets. Contreras told reporters he will need surgery and miss at least six weeks. “So right now I mean, I’m in pain pretty good, but I’m really upset missing,” Contreras stated. “I know that it’s going to be tough for me to watch the games and not out there with the guys, but I’m going to do my best to stay present, pick each other up and cheer for them because that’s the best thing I can do.” Contreras got hurt with J.D. […]

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May

07
Joe Burrow back to throwing at Bengals workouts

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow marked a major offseason milestone on Monday. As the team started the second phase of voluntary workouts, Burrow was in uniform and throwing a pass in a video shared by the team. The Bengals were closed to the media on Monday. But quarterbacks coach Brad Kragthorpe told the team’s website he was pleased with how Burrow looked in his first practice back since suffering a season-ending wrist surgery last November. “He looked like the Joe Burrow we’re used to seeing,” Kragthorpe stated. “I didn’t see any difference. I thought the ball came out of his hand well. Confidently. I’m […]

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May

01
Angels star Mike Trout needs knee surgery for torn meniscus

Mike Trout, the Angels’ superstar center fielder who has been hampered by a litany of injuries in recent years, suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee that will require surgery. The Angels did not revealed a timetable for Trout’s recovery while revealing the injury Tuesday, but sources familiar with the situation said a best-case scenario could be four to six weeks. A true timeline, however, can’t be determined until doctors take a closer look at Trout’s knee. Surgery is expected to take place at some point this week, with a source indicating it could happen Friday. Trout, considered one of […]

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April

05
Marlins RHP Eury Perez to have Tommy John surgery

Miami Marlins right-hander Eury Perez will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the 2024 season, the team revealed Thursday. The decision came after Perez visited Dr. Keith Meister for the second time in approximately two weeks. He will have the procedure on his right elbow on Monday. “I know Eury is really frustrated,” Marlins president of baseball operations Peter Bendix said. “He’s really disappointed, but he also understands that this is a minor setback in what’s going to be a really long career.” Perez initially was diagnosed with mild elbow inflammation, with surgery not being recommended at that point. He began playing catch […]

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March

25
Clippers to get Russell Westbrook back next week, says Ty Lue

LA Clippers point guard Russell Westbrook will return to the lineup some time next week, coach Ty Lue stated before his team’s 125-117 win at Portland on Friday night. Westbrook could be back to game action as soon as Monday versus the Indiana Pacers, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Monday’s game versus the Pacers will mark three weeks from when Westbrook underwent surgery to repair a fractured left hand he suffered March 1 against the Washington Wizards. The Clippers have missed the aggressive energy and hustle of one of the league’s top sixth men. They are 6-5 without their one-time MVP point guard. Westbrook is averaging 11.1 points, 5.1 […]

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March

06
Red Sox RHP Lucas Giolito (elbow) might miss season

Initial imaging showed damage in the right elbow of Boston Red Sox starter Lucas Giolito that could cause him to miss the 2024 season, league sources told ESPN. Giolito, who was expected to be the Red Sox’s Opening Day starter, has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and flexor strain that could require surgery that would likely keep him out for the entirety of 2024, according to sources. Giolito, 29, was one of just three free agent signings by the Red Sox over the winter, alongside reliever Liam Hendriks — who is expected to miss most, if not all, of 2024 after undergoing Tommy John surgery […]

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March

05
Clippers’ Russell Westbrook has surgery on left hand

LA Clippers guard Russell Westbrook — one of the NBA’s top sixth men — underwent surgery on his fractured left hand on Monday, and there’s hope he’ll return before the start of the Western Conference playoffs in April, sources told ESPN. The club described his status as week-to-week. Westbrook fractured his non-shooting hand in a Friday night triumph over the visiting Washington Wizards. He will now start rehabilitation to return to the Clippers, who have emerged as a championship contender this campaign. Westbrook returned in less than four weeks after fracturing his right hand in 2014 with the Oklahoma City Thunder, missing only 14 matches. […]

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February

27
Dodgers trade Manuel Margot to Twins, add Kiké Hernández

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday traded outfielder Manuel Margot to the Minnesota Twins and agreed to terms with super utility man Kiké Hernández on a one-year, $4 million deal. After shopping Margot, 29, in recent days, the Dodgers struck a deal to send the Twins the outfielder and shortstop prospect Rayne Doncon for shortstop prospect Noah Miller. The Dodgers also will send cash to help cover the $12 million owed Margot — $10 million this year and a $2 million buyout on a $12 million club option, a source told ESPN. Hernández, who emerged during a six-year stint with the Dodgers and returned to Los Angeles in […]

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February

05
Bulls’ Zach LaVine to have foot surgery, out 4-6 months

Bulls guard Zach LaVine will be out four to six months after he undergoes surgery on his right foot next week. According to the team, LaVine and his agency, Klutch Sports Group, elected to have the procedure after seeking additional medical opinions. Bulls coach Billy Donovan highlighted Saturday that it was LaVine’s decision to have surgery, but he also stated he believed the star guard had tried to rehab his foot and get back on the floor. LaVine had not played since he sprained his right ankle on Jan. 18. However, the sprain had healed, according to Donovan, and LaVine has been sidelined […]

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