St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez had an injection

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St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez had an injection

Postby zhangzk » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:25 am

JUPITER , Fla. (AP) — to stimulate healing in his weak pitching shoulder, and likely will not be in the starting rotation at the beginning of the season.St. Louis said Tuesday that Martinez won’t throw for two weeks after he received a platelet rich plasma injection on Monday at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze.“We’ll evaluate his role at that point,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said.Martinez threw two bullpen sessions at the start of spring training but has missed the past week.A 27-year-old right-hander, Martinez was the Cardinals’ opening-day starter last year but did not pitch for St. Louis from May 8 until June 5 last year because of a strained right lat muscle, then was out between July 19 and 30 because of a strained right oblique and between July 30 and Aug. 21 because of a strained right shoulder.When he returned, he pitched out of the bullpen and had five saves.Martinez, whose arm was in a sling Tuesday Jason Kipnis Jersey , was projected to be part of this year’s rotation. He finished 8-6 with a 3.11 ERA in 18 starts and 15 relief appearances.Notes: Top prospect Alex Reyes is also progressing toward his exhibition debut. Reyes, 24, missed 2017 following Tommy John surgery and pitched only four innings last season because of a lat strain. He impressed in Monday’s bullpen session.“I wouldn’t say next appearance, but I wouldn’t rule it out,” Shildt said. A look at what’s happening around the majors today:2-0 CHANGEUPSean Newcomb will start Game 3 of the Braves‘ NL Division Series against the Dodgers instead of Kevin Gausman. With Atlanta trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five series, manager Brian Snitker made the swap Saturday. The 25-year-old Newcomb came within a strike of throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers at home on July 29, and also threw two scoreless innings in relief in the series opener Thursday.“We need to win ,” Snitker said. “Not that Gausman doesn’t give us that opportunity. We like how Newcomb matches up with them and the success that he’s had against the Dodgers this year.”Rookie right-hander Walker Buehler is expected to start for Los Angeles. He allowed one hit in 6 2/3 scoreless innings Monday during the 5-2 win over Colorado in the NL West tiebreaker and finished 8-5 with a 2.62 ERA.COMING TO COORSThe Rockies hope the thin mountain air in Denver might help them solve Milwaukee’s pitchers. Colorado is facing elimination in its NL Division Series against the Brewers. It has scored just six runs in four games on the road since slugging five homers in a 12-0 victory over Washington last Sunday.The Rockies ranked 20th in runs on the road (335) and 29th in batting average (.225), but as usual, they’re a different club at home with 445 runs and a .287 average.Game 3 features a matchup of contrasting pitchers. Milwaukee’s Wade Miley gets by more with sneakiness than speed. The left-hander is 3-1 with a 4.76 ERA in five career games at Coors Field. Colorado will hand the ball to German Marquez, a right-hander who throws heat and had a team-record 230 strikeouts.BREATHER FOR RELIEVERSAndrew Miller and Cleveland’s bullpen get a day to rest and recover following yet another rocky outing. Miller allowed a go-ahead, two-run double in relief of starter Carlos Carrasco and failed to get an out in a 3-1 loss to Houston on Saturday.The Astros can sweep their ALDS in Game 3 on Monday. In the meantime, Miller and company get a day to correct a season’s worth of woes. The Indians‘ 4.60 bullpen ERA ranked 25th in the majors this season, and Miller was particularly ineffective amid three DL stints. Before Marwin Gonzalez’s two-run double Saturday Larry Doby Jersey , Miller had allowed just one inherited runner to score in his postseason career.BIG APPLE BOUNDAfter splitting two games at Fenway Park, the Yankees and Red Sox take a day off in New York before resuming their best-of-five Division Series on Monday. Neither team plans to work out at Yankee Stadium, where the Bronx Bombers are 7-0 over the past two postseasons. They can return to the AL Championship Series with two wins at home over their longtime rivals. Road teams are 1-7 in the four Division Series so far, with the Yankees earning the only victory.

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