The Miami Herald is reporting that Eric Erickson will miss the 2009 campaign after undergoing left elbow reconstructive surgery. Erickson was expected to be a part of one of the strongest pitching staffs in the country in 2008 with teammate Chris Hernandez. Continue reading
Oklahoma’s Robert Porlier threw off the mound for the first time in about a year after having surgery on a partailly torn labrum in his right arm. He had surgery after his appearance on November 10th 2007 in a Red/White intersquad scrimmage which caused him to miss the 2008 campaign. Porlier was a solid pitcher during the 2007 season where he held down the number 1 spot in the rotation. His 2007 record was 7-5 with 99 strikeouts in 99 innings pitched. He was named to the All-Big 12 second team in 2007 for his strong campaign. Continue reading
University of Arizona senior third baseman Brad Glenn could miss the 2009 season after suffering a freak injury to his right hand. He fell through a glass coffee table which severed two nerves, a ligament, and an artery last week. He will require surgery and a cast for up to two months which could end up keeping him out for the year. Continue reading
Baseball America via Jonathan Mayo of MLBlogs.com is reporting that Fresno State ace and potential Top 10 MLB draft pick Tanner Scheppers is out for at least the next six weeks with a stress fracture in his pitching shoulder. Mayo speculates that the Scheppers camp may not be completely forthcoming regarding the injury and that the stress fracture story may be a cover for another, perhaps more serious injury.
Regardless this is a huge blow for both Scheppers and Fresno State who has high hopes of winning the WAC’s conference tournament and the automatic bid into the NCAA regionals.
(Tempe, AZ) – National Player of the Year candidate Ike Davis was really slow trying to get to first base after grounding out to the shortstop in the bottom of the sixth inning on Friday night. Davis had barely gotten half way to first base by the time Oregon State had gone short to first to record the out.
Earlier in the game the entire Sun Devil team had gone out to warm up and ASU starter Mike Leake had already thrown all his warm up pitches by the time Davis made his way to first base. Continue reading
UCLA outfielder/left-handed pitcher Justin Uribe will miss the rest of the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left arm according to a a report on Rivals.com. He was injured pitching on March 25th in a loss to San Diego State. This is a huge loss for the UCLA program as Uribe was one of the teams top pitchers this season with a 2-0 record and a 1.35 ERA. The full article is available here.
According to a report on VUCommodores.com, Pedro Alvarez will be out the next 6 weeks with a broken bone in his hand which he suffered in his first at-bat of the season. Head Coach Tim Corbin is quoted as saying “Obviously we will miss having him in the lineup and in the field. He is a special player that can’t be replaced. This is the kind of injury you don’t rush back from and we hope to have him back at full strength later in the season.”
Thanks to NYDore for staying on this story throughout the last week.
As reported by Florida Day, Jack Rye of Florida State will miss the next 4-6 weeks after breaking his right thumb Friday in practice. Rye was expected to be the cleanup hitter and the biggest power threat for the Noles. They hope to have him back around Mid-March for most of the ACC series. This injury is a major setback for the preseason favorite in the ACC Atlantic Division.
The North Carolina Tar Heels received some bad news on Wednesday as Junior outfielder Mike Cavasinni underwent successful surgery for a torn ACL. He has been the heart and soul of the UNC team over the last two seasons as he has a career batting average of .303 over 102 games. He is expected to miss the entire season. The full press release from North Carolina is available here.
According to a report in The Daily Progress on Sunday, Brandon Marsh and Brandon Guyer are questionable for the rest of the Regional weekend after leaving last night’s game with separate injuries. Marsh left last night’s game after getting hit by a pitch in the first inning. Guyer got injured on a successful squeeze play where he slid into home plate. The full article is available here.