Another day, another batch of injury updates. This blows.
- Ichiro Suzuki will most likely not be available tonight. Hasn't quite recovered from his tumble in Milwaukee.
- Mark Teixeira is back in the lineup tonight with his tired legs. This is the only good news.
- The MRI on Carlos Beltran's hyperextended right elbow revealed a bone spur. He took a cortisone shot and is going to wait a few days to see if that helps. If it doesn't, surgery to remove the spur is the next option.
- Shawn Kelley's back still isn't better and he was placed on the disabled list with a "strained lumbar spine" retroactive to last week. Sounds fun. Zoilo Almonte was called up to replace him on the active roster.
IT IS HIGH! IT IS FAR! IT IS... caught.: "I knew that Scranton would play a role in all of this. I have booked a seat on the 8:20 p.m. Greyhound out of Durham. I arrive in Scranton at 2:20 p.m., tomorrow afternoon. There is free wifi on every Greyhound bus now, there are individual power outlets, and I am told that the legroom situation has improved significantly. I'm no prima donna, but comfort matters when you are tracking leads. Today is my sixteenth wedding anniversary, but I told my wife that this is important. This comes first. She didn't reply. I have budgeted one full day in Scranton before I take the Sunday night Greyhound to Tampa in order to track down Alphonso's and ALL CAPS's leads. I am on the Express Bus, and I will arrive two days later (just before noon on Tuesday). Not bad for $252 and only 3 transfers. Watch for regular updates from the road."
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