Joe Benson, of, Twins: We’ve already had several prospects—Reds shortstop Chris Valaika, Red Sox shortstop Yamaico Navarro and Tigers center fielder Casper Wells, among others—go on the disabled list with hand or wrist injuries. Add Benson to that list, as the high Class A Fort Myers outfielder will miss about a month after he broke his hand punching a wall:
"We have some guys who will punch a wall from time to time," said Jim Rantz, the Twins’ director of minor leagues. "Unfortunately, the wall wins every time."
Tyler Colvin, lf, Cubs: Colvin suffered a concussion and was hospitalized after colliding with high Class A Daytona center fielder Tony Campana while ranging for a ball in left-center field on May 9. Both players had to be removed from the field on stretchers, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal:
"It was very scary," said Cubs catcher Mark Reed, who saw the collision from Daytona’s bullpen. "That’s the worst collision I’ve ever seen. Something like that puts a sick feeling in your stomach and you just want them to know that they’re in your thoughts and prayers."
Both players had aggressively gone after a hard line drive off the bat of Clearwater’s Dominic Brown. They collided at full speed and were sprawled motionless on the turf.
"When I got to them Tony was out," right fielder Jonathan Wyatt said. "(Campana’s) eyes were turned right and he wasn’t awake. He had some blood in his mouth. It was pretty scary. I wanted to help him. I kept saying, ‘Tony, wake up.’ "
The Cubs placed Colvin on the DL, and he hasn’t played since the game of his collision.
Anthony Ortega, rhp, Angels: Ortega has been battered around this season, but a trip to the seven-day DL with right elbow inflammation should temporarily stop the damage. Ortega made three starts in the big leagues, where he gave up 15 runs in 12 2/3 innings, and four more in Triple-A Salt Lake, where in 18 2/3 innings he allowed 21 runs.
David Freese, 3b, Cardinals: BA correspondent Derrick Goold reports that Freese had surgery on his left ankle yesterday. There’s no timetable yet for when Freese will return to the field, but the Cardinals have promoted Brett Wallace from Double-A Springfield to Triple-A Memphis in the meantime to take Freese’s place.
Quick Hits: Athletics RF Sean Doolittle hasn’t played since May 8 due to knee tendinitis. Doolittle, 22, is batting .267/.364/.448 in 28 games for Triple-A Sacramento . . . Cardinals RF Joe Mather hasn’t played since having surgery on his left wrist on May 7 . . . Yankees RHP Alan Horne returned from August surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff to make three starts for Double-A Trenton. Horne gave up 11 runs in 11 2/3 innings, then went on the seven-day DL with a hamstring injury . . . Braves LHP Cole Rohrbough, Blue Jays SS Justin Jackson, Mariners RHP Michael Pineda and Marlins 2B/3B Jake Smolinski all returned from the DL.
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