-In a similar incident to J.A. Happ, in the same stadium at Tropicana Field, Alex Cobb was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of Eric Hosmer. CNN says that he’s been diagnosed with a mild concussion, and let’s all hope there are no more complications and he can come back to play as soon as possible.
-Wil Myers might be called up very soon. Bleacher Report looks into what reciprocal move the Rays should make in the case of calling up their top prospect.
-Mark Teixeira left Saturday’s game with an apparent wrist injury. According to USA Today, he joins a list of many injured Yankees players, like Alex Rodriguez and Kevin Youkilis.
-Mickey Mantle was one of the greatest players to grace the Yankees Pinstripes. Bleacher Report looks back at an incident that made his first edition card so rare and valuable.
-A lot of good news if you’re a team that needs to make ground in the AL East (*cough Blue Jays cough*), now may be the time. As well as injured Yankees, Clay Buchholz may hit the DL too, as reported by the Boston Herald.
-Mike Napoli also looks to be suffering from the injury bug. His ailment is described as a “general illness,” according to the Boston Globe, although they are denying any sort of concussion problems. A likely story.
-It’s teams like the Orioles that do well the more each individual brings towards a win. The Baltimore Sun details T.J. McFarland and how crucial he’s been for the team in a long relief role.
-Alexi Casilla might be the worst base runner in the majors. Domenic Vadala of Birds Watcher details how a huge base running blunder might have cost the Orioles a win at the end of Saturday’s game.
Weekly AL East Standings (Overall Standings)
Baltimore 5-2 (39-30)
Toronto 4-2 (31-36)
Boston 4-3 (42-28)
Tampa Bay 2-5 (36-32)
New York 1-5 (37-31)