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MLB Injury Report

This week officially marks the start of a new weekly article in the MLB Department. From now on, every week, someone from the MLB Department will look at the injures that have occurred in the past seven days.

We start with Keone Kela, a pitcher from the Texas Rangers.  The twenty-three year old will miss nearly three months after under going surgery to remove to remove a bone spur in his right elbow. Phil Klein has been called up to pitch for the Rangers.

Next, we go to New York where Branden Pinder of the Yankees will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery after tearing a ligament. He made only one appearance for the Yankees this season (April 20) against the Oakland Athletics giving up two runs on three hits.

Speaking of the A’s, Danny Valencia strained his hamstring, causing him to be placed on the 15-Day Disabled List.  CBS Sports has reported that Valencia hit off a tee on Monday and is showing signs of improvement.

Yovani Gallardo has also made appearance on the list this week.  The Orioles grew increasingly concerned with his arm because of his high numbers so far this season.  An MRI was preformed, and he was diagnosed with tendinitis.  He is expected to return in a few weeks.

White Sox catcher Alex Avila has been placed on the 15-Day Disabled List after injuring his right hamstring, the team reported. Kevan Smith was called from the White Sox’ Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte.

…and now Kevan Smith has been placed on the Disabled List for 15 days with a sacroiliac joint dysfunction.  Hector Sanchez has been called up from Charlotte to take his place. 

Carlos Carrasco of the Cleveland Indians is expected to be out four-six weeks after straining his left hamstring while covering first base. Michael Brantley has been called up by the Indians.

Travis d’Arnaud of the Mets has been placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a strained rotator cuff.  Rene Rivera has been called up by the Mets, and joined the team Tuesday. Also, to make room on the roster, the Mets have transferred Zack Wheeler to the 60-Day Disabled List.  Zack is recovering from Tommy John surgery.