7/03/2010

Ouch!

Ouch!
Dustin Pedroia has a broken foot.


 Chase Utley needed thumb surgery.


 Manny Ramirez strained his hamstring.


Every time an ump yells "Play Ball" it seems another All-Star gets hurt.
A rash of recent injuries around the majors has left disabled lists dotted with some of baseball's biggest names: Victor Martinez, Jason Heyward, Troy Tulowitzki, Placido Polanco, Kendry Morales.
Plus, there are all those veteran stars who've been sidelined most (or all) of the season, guys like Carlos Beltran, Jimmy Rollins, Josh Beckett and Joe Nathan.
Leave out a few perennial studs with subpar numbers so far - Johan Santana, Chipper Jones, Mark Teixeira - and the All-Star game July 13 at Angel Stadium might just feel a little diluted.
When rosters are announced Sunday they could read like a rehab report, with scores of injury replacements to follow. But there should be plenty of worthy newcomers (David Price, Joey Votto, Ubaldo Jimenez) to go with old, familiar faces: Scott Rolen, Billy Wagner, Andy Pettitte.
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