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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana right-handed pitcher Ryan Halstead will undergo season-ending knee surgery after suffering an injury during the home opener versus Xavier. Doctors expect a full recovery. Continue reading
As I first reported last night on Twitter, USC first baseman Dante Flores is expected to be out six to eight weeks after going under the knife to remove a fractured hamate bone in his wrist today.
USC’s No. 3 hitter this season, Flores was coming off the best game of the season when he suffered the injury. In USC’s 4-1 win over Long Beach State last Tuesday, the 5-foot-10, 160 pound sophomore went 3 for 4 with his first home run and his third stolen base of the season. He also scored two runs. He traveled with the team to Fresno State over the weekend but did not play.
Though only a sophomore, Flores is one of the Trojans most experienced hitters after starting 41 games last year as a true freshman. He batted .310 with 22 runs scored and 19 RBI last season. He also hit five doubles, two triples and two home runs. Flores was off to a strong start this season, batting .355 with a .412 on base percentage.
USC junior outfielder Omar Cotto Lozada is expected to be out six weeks after having surgery last Friday on his right wrist after fracturing his hamate bone.
The injury occurred on the follow through of a swing, according to USC. The 5-foot-11, 190 pound Puerto Rican speedster was competing for playing time in the outfield with freshmen Timmy Robinson and Vahn Bozoian, sophomore Dante Flores and redshirt senior transfer Greg Zebrack.
If Cotto Lozada returns exactly six weeks after the day of his surgery, he would return on March 15 when USC opens Pac-12 conference play with Oregon visiting Dedeaux Field. The Trojans play 16 games, including the USC/UCLA co-hosted Dodgertown Classic, prior to March 15. Continue reading
Florida State senior Stephen Spradling got injured severely while skydiving on Sunday afternoon. Florida State assistant coach Mike Martin Jr. told the Tallahassee Democrat that Spradling suffered a broken pelvis, broken hips, broken ribs and a broken bone in his back. It is expected that Spradling will be in a wheelchair for the next 2-3 months and not expected to play for the Noles this upcoming spring. Spradling appeared hit.262 in 42 at-bats for the Seminoles. He was second on the team with 12 hit-by-pitches. Continue reading
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BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior right-hander Joe Broussard will undergo surgery on his throwing elbow Friday, and he will miss the 2013 season, coach Paul Mainieri said Wednesday. Continue reading
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AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Baseball sophomore pitcher John Curtiss underwent surgery on his right elbow this week and will be out for the 2013 season.
“I’m looking forward to contribute in any way I can to the program this season,” Curtiss said. “I think the team is going to be pretty good this year. I know I will work hard to get back.” Continue reading
University of South Carolina starting catcher Grayson Greiner sustained a lateral meniscus tear to his left knee during Wednesday’s practice for this weekend’s NCAA Baseball Regional in Columbia and will miss the event.
The school said Greiner, a freshman from suburban Blythewood, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Thursday. Continue reading
USC junior Adam Landecker is likely done for the season after having surgery Tuesday. Landecker had a bone removed from his hand, according to head coach Frank Cruz.
Landecker was hit by a Matt Boyd pitch in the left hand in the sixth inning of USC’s 6-2 win over Oregon State Sunday afternoon and left the game an inning later.
First reported by Ryan Young of The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, Coastal Carolina number 1 starter Josh Conway will miss the rest of the season with an injury he suffered in Thursday night’s game against Liberty. He had a 4-1 with 2.14 ERA on the year. Continue reading
Per reports from Hookem.com’s Alan Trubow, Texas RHP Sam Stafford could miss the 2012 season due to a shoulder injury. Stafford, a second round pick in the 2011 draft by the New York Yankees, returned to Austin after the Yankees had questions about the same shoulder that is reportedly injured. After experiencing tightness in his shoulder recently, Stafford underwent an MRI and was greeted with less-than great news. Continue reading