Wonder Franco Today’s game left after the appearance of his first plate, because of that Beam The short stop is described as discomfort in the right arm and wrist. Franco had already been sidelined from Sunday’s game, and he goes to the doctor on Monday when Reese returns home after a road trip.
The situation does not look promising, as even if Franco has avoided serious injury, another trip to the injured list may be worth marking if Ray wants to be careful with the young star. The All-Star break could play a role in Tampa Bay’s decision, as Franco’s minimum 10-day absence could be partially absorbed by the league’s wide break in the schedule. Franco had already lost four weeks due to quad pressure, and was not particularly useful in the weeks leading up to the final IL placement as he tried to play through the injury. Since returning from the injured list, Franco has recorded one hit in 11 of 13 games, but appears to be more than 56 plates with only .634 OPS. [UPDATE: Manager Kevin Cash told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times and other reporters that Franco seems to have suffered a hamate bone injury, which usually requires 4-6 weeks of recovery time.]
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- Today’s British victory was prolonged OriolesA seven-game winning streak, and Baltimore now has a 42-44 record. After years of recovery, O’s may seem a bit ahead of schedule, as they find themselves on the edge of a wild card hunt. However, GM Mike Elias made no indication to reporters (including MASNsports.com’s Roach Kobatko) that the team would plan to add rather than a discount to the trade deadline, only saying that “Everything I do or whatever we do has business shutdowns, and all I can say is, we do everything from the very global, a very thoughtful perspective on how to do the right thing for the health of the Orioles franchise. … i guess. That’s what we’re stockpiling for a lot of great stuff over the next few years, and I’m very happy that this is clearly reflected for our fans throughout this part of the game.“
- Elias also noted that the former office has focused more on the future amateur draft than on business prospects, and that Orioles Five players were considered for the first overall selection.
- At this point, d Red Sox Plans to be “Cautious customers“Finally, a source told Peter Ibrahim of the Boston Globe. The 45-39 Sox have a second AL wild card in place, although a wild card is likely to do their best, provided the Yankees How to escape with the split.However, Abraham notes that the Red Sox have a very difficult schedule for the rest of July, which could affect their situation to such an extent that the Sox might even consider selling. They stay behind in the post-season race.