July 3, 2013 |
Alex Rodriguez didn't set the bar very high for himself before his first baseball game in nearly nine months. "I've got to be realistic with myself," the injured New York Yankees third baseman said before the first game of his rehab assignment with the Charleston Riverdogs. "I'm almost 38, not 28. It's been a long time since I've done anything. " The rust showed from the start of his three-inning appearance Tuesday night. He couldn't make the play at third on a bunt on the first pitch of the game.
June 26, 2013 |
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was so excited to receive good news concerning his injured hip Tuesday night that he took to Twitter to let everyone know what was going on. Not everyone shared in his enthusiasm. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman had a rather harsh response, complete with profanity, about Rodriguez's tweet. "You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will]," Cashman told ESPN New York. "Alex should just shut the ... up. That's it. I'm going to call Alex now. " According to USA Today, Cashman instead sent an email to Rodriguez, who did not immediately respond.
June 25, 2013 |
Now to finally see if the Dodgers' grand plan can actually pay off. The Dodgers activated Matt Kemp off the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game, pretty much giving them the lineup they had planned on using for the first time all season. “We've been saying we're pretty much full strength,” said Manager Don Mattingly. “This kind of puts us there. Obviously Carl [Crawford] is not back yet, but we kinda inserted Yasiel [Puig] there. We'll figure that piece out when Carl gets back, but our lineup is pretty much back to full strength.” Kemp has been out since May 30 with a strained right hamstring.
June 24, 2013 |
— The hamstring injury that put Matt Kemp on the disabled list appears healed. The poor hitting that preceded the stint on the disabled list? The Dodgers are keeping their fingers crossed. Kemp was hitless in five at-bats — with four strikeouts — in his first rehabilitation game with triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday. He had one hit in three at-bats Sunday, with another strikeout. In 51 games with the Dodgers, Kemp is batting .251 with two home runs and 60 strikeouts, a total that still leads the team even though he has not played in the major leagues since May 29. Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Kemp had tried new contact lenses in Saturday's game, which might have contributed to the strikeouts.
June 23, 2013 |
The Angels are growing resigned to the likelihood that closer Ryan Madson may not pitch this season. Madson saved 32 games for the Phillies in 2011 but he hasn't pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery 14 months ago. "As the calendar turns, it becomes more of a possibility," Angel Manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday. "I know Ryan's frustrated. It's definitely disappointing for us. " The Angels signed Madson, 32, to a one-year $3.5-million free-agent contract in November in an effort to shore up the back end of their bullpen.
June 23, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - The hamstring injury that put Matt Kemp on the disabled list appears healed. The poor hitting that preceded the stint on the disabled list? The Dodgers are keeping their fingers crossed. Kemp went hitless in five at-bats - with four strikeouts - in his first rehabilitation game with triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday. In 51 games with the Dodgers, Kemp is batting .251 with two home runs and 60 strikeouts - a total that still leads the team even though he has not played in the major leagues since May 29. Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Kemp had tried a new pair of contact lenses in Saturday's game, which might have contributed to the strikeouts.
June 20, 2013
Chris Carpenter's rehabilitation has been put on hold after the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher injured his lower back in a bullpen session. General Manager John Mozeliak said Thursday that any contribution this season from Carpenter, sidelined since February because of nerve issues on the right side of his body, would be a bonus. The 38-year-old Carpenter had been steadily progressing before the back tightened after he finished throwing Sunday. Mozeliak expected that the team would have a better handle on the situation after other doctors in St. Louis weighed in on the back issue.
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June 17, 2013 |
Lindsay Lohan will spend the next two months at the Cliffside rehab facility in Malibu after spending a month receiving treatment at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage. Last Thursday, a judge - with the agreement of Santa Monica and Los Angeles prosecutors - approved the actress' transfer to Malibu to complete 90 days of treatment. Sources said the transfer was for medical reasons and a belief that it was the best way to build on the initial therapy Lohan received at Betty Ford and not because of any issues at the Rancho Mirage facility.
June 13, 2013 |
Lindsay Lohan, who's been nestled away in rehab for more than 30 days now, has reportedly gotten a change of scenery: from Rancho Mirage to Malibu. The move to Cliffside Malibu was free of the kind of drama that accompanied her landing at the Betty Ford Clinic in early May, according to TMZ , as all parties involved (defense, prosecution, judge) agreed in advance on the switch. Last time around , a New York rehab center was approved, with a Newport Beach facility as backup, but Lohan switched to Betty Ford at the last minute, without permission - possibly because the New York joint didn't allow smoking.
June 3, 2013 |
All the excitement was over the major league debut of 6-foot-3, 245-pound Yasiel Puig, but the Dodgers had plenty of other news to discuss before Monday's game. • Outfielder Carl Crawford was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain . The move is retroactive to Sunday and gives the Dodgers two starting outfielders ( Matt Kemp is the other) on the DL with hamstring issues. “At first we thought he would only be out a few days, but after an MRI today it looks more like weeks,” Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said of Crawford, who becomes the 14th Dodger to go on the disabled list this season, and their 17th DL move overall.