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Michael Porter Jr. Undergoes a "Breakthrough" Procedure to Address Ongoing Back Problems
Michael Porter Jr. underwent another back surgery last week due to ongoing problems that date back to last year at Missouri. The procedure is considered a “breakthrough” to address a herniated disc. He hopes to play sometime this season, but it’s no guarantee that he will recover in time to make an appearance.
Jul 18, 2018 6:11 PM EST

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LAA
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An MRI on Richards' elbow showed a partial UCL tear. He had the same injury in 2016 and opted to receive a stem cell injection instead of Tommy John surgery. It worked in the short-term, but there is always a high likelihood of further damage down the road. That's the case here, and surgery is his best option.
Jul 12, 2018 11:02 AM EST
STL
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Molina was forced to miss a few games earlier in the week due to discomfort in his right shoulder. While it isn’t anything overly serious, our algorithm is showing that it’s best for him to sit for a week. He has been pretty beat up recently, and the time off before the All Star break would be beneficial.
Jul 12, 2018 11:02 AM EST
NYM
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Cabrera has been playing through some discomfort in his left elbow for a few weeks now and re-aggravated it on Tuesday. It is being called a "hyperextension," which can cause a few different problems, the most common being a mild elbow/forearm strain. Because this is a lingering problem, he needs to rest to allow it to heal. If he continues to try to play through it, he is at risk of causing more damage to his arm.
Jul 12, 2018 11:02 AM EST
LAA
mlb
Richards left his start Tuesday night after experiencing tightness in his forearm. He will be sent for an MRI to determine what is going on. It could show anything from a mild strain (2-4 week ORT) to a UCL tear (18 months).
Jul 11, 2018 12:07 PM EST
WSH
mlb
62 Sean Doolittle (RP)
The Nats placed closer Sean Doolittle on the DL after an MRI showed a pinched nerve in his toe. He was dealing with some soreness in his foot for a few days. It was the right move as even a minor injury can cause a tweak in mechanics that can totally throw off a pitcher, and it can even cause a new injury.
Jul 11, 2018 12:03 PM EST
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