Strasburg’s inflamed shoulder part of sudden rash of MLB injuries

Baseball’s injury list Tuesday looked like something from an NFL Sunday, at least in terms of volume. No fewer than eight players were scratched or had to leave early because of injuires.

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg led the parade when he experienced stiffness in his pitching shoulder while warming up. Washington took no chances and sat him down in favor of Miguel Batista.

The rest of the notable aches and pains:

Rockies closer Huston Street: Bruised the right side of his abdomen when he was hit by a line drive in batting practice Tuesday. He was sent home to rest and is listed as day to day. Street was taken off the field in an ambulance and transported to an emergency room for further examination.

Rays center fielder B.J. Upton: Left in the first inning with a sprained left ankle and may be out of the lineup for a few days. He was hurt while moving in on Will Rhymes’ one-out single.

Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton: Left in the fifth with tightness in his right hip. The Arizona Republic reports Upton hopes to miss just a couple of days.

Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino: Left in the seventh with a left oblique strain. He’ll be examined by a team physician on Wednesday. "I don’t think it’s that bad, but I’ll know more after I take the MRI in the morning," Victorino said.

Yankees catcher Jorge Posada: Scratched minutes before gametime because of a sore left knee. A Yankees spokesman said Posada experienced left knee soreness and was replaced by Francisco Cervelli.

Red Sox right fielder J.D. Drew: Scratched with tightness in his left hamstring just a few minutes before the Red Sox faced the Los Angeles Angels.

Mariners third baseman Jose Lopez: Left in the first with a tight left hamstring after running out an inning-ending double play. The club says Lopez is day to day.

In addition to those injuries, the Mets learned that left fielder Jason Bay has a concussion and will miss some time, and the Royals found out right-hander Gil Meche needs shoulder surgery that likely will end his season.

Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Baseball’s injury list Tuesday looked like something from an NFL Sunday, at least in terms of volume. No fewer than eight players were scratched or had to leave early because of injuires.

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg led the parade when he experienced stiffness in his pitching shoulder while warming up. Washington took no chances and sat him down in favor of Miguel Batista.

The rest of the notable aches and pains:

Rockies closer Huston Street: Bruised the right side of his abdomen when he was hit by a line drive in batting practice Tuesday. He was sent home to rest and is listed as day to day. Street was taken off the field in an ambulance and transported to an emergency room for further examination.

Rays center fielder B.J. Upton: Left in the first inning with a sprained left ankle and may be out of the lineup for a few days. He was hurt while moving in on Will Rhymes’ one-out single.

Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton: Left in the fifth with tightness in his right hip. The Arizona Republic reports Upton hopes to miss just a couple of days.

Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino: Left in the seventh with a left oblique strain. He’ll be examined by a team physician on Wednesday. "I don’t think it’s that bad, but I’ll know more after I take the MRI in the morning," Victorino said.

Yankees catcher Jorge Posada: Scratched minutes before gametime because of a sore left knee. A Yankees spokesman said Posada experienced left knee soreness and was replaced by Francisco Cervelli.

Red Sox right fielder J.D. Drew: Scratched with tightness in his left hamstring just a few minutes before the Red Sox faced the Los Angeles Angels.

Mariners third baseman Jose Lopez: Left in the first with a tight left hamstring after running out an inning-ending double play. The club says Lopez is day to day.

In addition to those injuries, the Mets learned that left fielder Jason Bay has a concussion and will miss some time, and the Royals found out right-hander Gil Meche needs shoulder surgery that likely will end his season.

Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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