According to a report by Aaron Fitt of Baseball America, Bryce Brentz will miss the next 2-3 weeks with a fracture in his right ankle. He substained the injury during warmups last week for a game on Friday against South Alabama. He will not be traveling with the team this weekend to Florida Atlantic as he will stay in Murfreesboro to get treatment.
Moisekapenda Bower of RiceOwls.com has an excellent article on the return of Mike Ojala to the Rice pitching staff. Ojala had his first appearance on Friday against San Diego where he worked 1.1 innings out of the pen while striking out two batters. He had surgery done on his pitching elbow for a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament on June 18th. If Ojala can make a solid contribution to the Owls staff in the coming months to help offset the team ERA of 4.95 ERA, then the Owls will be a force to be reckoned with in Conference USA.
LSU number 1 starter Anthony Ranaudo will miss his start this Friday night after feeling discomfort in his right elbow. Coach Paul Mainieri doesn’t seemed too worried about it as he stated "We don’t think it’s a serious problem, but we don’t want to put Anthony on the mound until he feels 100 percent. He is one of the top pitchers in the country, and I’m certainly not going to do anything to jeopardize his career."
Auburn outfielder Justin Fradejas will be limited to pinch-running duties for the next couple of weeks as he got injured swinging the bat over the weekend during the series against Southeast Missouri. He is currently 1 for 3 on the year with that only hit being a home run.
Jared Kowis of MGoBlog.com is reporting that Michigan outfielder Ryan LaMarre was injured last night after making a diving attempt on a fly ball by Texas Tech’s Scott LeJeune. LaMarre exited the game holding his arm and will have it evaluated when the team returns to Ann Arbor. He was expected to lead the Wolverines offense as he hit .344 with 12 homers and 62 RBI in the 2009 season.
Kansas third baseman Tony Thompson will be missing the next 4-6 weeks with a hairline fracture in his left kneecap which occurred when he fouled a ball off his knee. He is not expected to miss any Big 12 conference action since six weeks from now Kansas opens up conference play against the Baylor Bears. I had rated Thompson as the 10th best player in the country. (Full Article)
Jackie Bradley Jr. will be missing the next 4-8 weeks with a broken hand he suffered in practice. He was a consensus Freshman All-American last season for the Gamecocks after hitting 349 (89-for-255) with 11 HR and 46 RBI. This injury should not affect the Gamecocks SEC title chances as eight weeks from now, they will open SEC play against Tennessee.
Baseball America writer Aaron Fitt is reporting today that Oregon State lefthanded reliever Josh Osich will miss the 2010 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Baseball America had rated Osich as a possible first round pick before the injuries as he throws in the upper 90’s but has been inconsistent with his command.
Athens Banner-Herald writer David Ching has a fantastic article on Georgia freshman Chance Veazey. He got into a motor vehicle accident on October 28th when his motorscoter crashed into a car. Veazey suffered scrapes, bruises and punctured lung but the biggest injury was a spinal cord fracture which would leave him paralyzed.
I reported last week that Georgia freshman infielder Chance Veazey got into a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday evening. According to the Tifton Gazette, Veazey underwent surgery on his spine on Friday as he had no feeling below his waist. He will be getting moved later this week to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta Georgia to continue his rehab. His family has set up a website send notes to Chance which can be viewed by clicking here.