Thursday, July 03, 2008

Injury City

Jeff Kent left today's game against the Astros with sore back.  Unfortunately there's not a lot to make fun of Kent for, except the mustache.  He's 40 years old and has started to hit again, so if this is long term, it hurts the Dodgers.  Nomar Garciaparra could replace him on the roster and in the lineup if Kent has to go on the DL.  

The Rockies lost ace (I guess) Jeff Francis to the DL with shoulder inflammation.  Fortunately for NL hitters, he'll be back pretty soon.

Moises Alou will take a few more days off before beginning his rehab assignment.  His return should really give the Mets a boost (Not).

Hideki Matsui won't be back until at least the All-Star break and may be out for the season if his knee does not improve.

The Mets lost second baseman Luis Castillo to the DL with a hip problem.  He'll be replaced by Damian Easley, who was decent in 1993.

Pirates closer Matt Capps is out two months.  He was a candidate to be traded, so now teams wishing to take advantage of the Pirates will have to look elsewhere.