July 30, 2012 |
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Just when Dan Haren thought his back issues were behind him . . . they're back. The veteran right-hander tweaked a muscle in the right side of his back during his last start against Tampa Bay on Friday night. The injury is not in the same area as the lower-back tightness that sent him to the disabled list on July 4, but it is expected to prevent Haren from pitching Wednesday night against the Rangers. Haren played long toss Monday and hopes to throw a light bullpen session Tuesday.
July 24, 2012
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday night that examinations of injured shortstop Erick Aybar (right big toe) and relief pitcher Jordan Walden (strained right biceps) by team doctor Lewis Yocum were promising. Walden, out since July 8 with a weakened pitching arm that was related to an issue with a nerve in his neck, will undergo a strength test Friday. If the results are satisfactory, he can begin pitching from a mound in anticipation of being activated from the disabled list.
July 23, 2012 |
An X-ray Saturday revealed an inconclusive "line" on the right big toe that Erick Aybar fouled a ball off earlier in the day, and the Angels shortstop will be evaluated again Tuesday, the team announced. "He's not close to playing now," Angels Mike Scioscia said Monday after Aybar was spotted striding through the team's clubhouse in a walking boot strapped to just below his knee. "It will be determined by how he feels and if he can improve enough. Hopefully, he can avoid the disabled list.
July 22, 2012 |
With shortstop Erick Aybar sidelined for at least several days after fouling a ball off his right big toe Saturday, the Angels called up infielder Jean Segura , their top position-playing prospect, from double-A Arkansas on Sunday. But the team will hold off on a decision about putting Aybar on the disabled list until the swelling in his toe subsides enough for doctors to get a better read on X-rays. "I've fouled a ball off my foot before, but not like this," Aybar said.
April 4, 2012 |
In the early stages of the last few games, the Clippers have gone inside to center DeAndre Jordan and let him operate, with some success. But one of the main reasons for going to Jordan early is that he has been the defensive anchor for the team, and Coach Vinny Del Negro thinks it is only right to keep his man happy. "If DJ is going to cover everybody's back all the time, he needs to touch the ball a little bit," said Del Negro, whose team had won six in a row before playing the Lakers on Wednesday.
March 24, 2012 |
The Clippers' sparkplug reserve guard Mo Williams will be out of commission indefinitely with an injured left big toe, Coach Vinny Del Negro said Saturday. "It's going to be a little bit," Del Negro said. "I don't know exactly. We got good results back that there isn't a tear or anything like that. It's a pain-tolerance thing. It's very painful. He's going to get a lot of therapy. " Williams, who wore a boot and was walking on crutches, was expected to see a specialist on Saturday for the injury he suffered in Thursday's loss to the New Orleans Hornets.