Athlete injuries

Philadelphia Phillies' Jake Arrieta delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in New York.
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July 07, 2019 - 1:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier got hit near the left elbow by an 85 mph changeup and was clearly annoyed. After the game, Jake Arrieta went straight to his hard stuff. "If Frazier's not happy about it, he can come see me and I'll put a dent in his skull," the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher said. In...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Andrew McCutchen, center, is helped by a trainer after being injured while trying to get back to first base during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Monday, June 3, 2019, in San Diego.
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June 04, 2019 - 7:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen tore his ACL in a rundown and will miss the rest of the season, causing the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies to again reshuffle their outfield. McCutchen hurt his left knee during Monday night's game against San Diego and an MRI revealed the injury. "It's not...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison, right, celebrates with Gregory Polanco after hitting a three-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Cleveland. Josh Bell and David Freese scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 23, 2018 - 11:12 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Harrison hit a three-run homer and Gregory Polanco had a two-run triple off Corey Kluber in his return, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 7-0 in a six-inning, rain-shortened game Monday night for their 10th straight win. The game was called following three...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon (62) throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
July 23, 2018 - 11:02 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Daniel Poncedeleon wasn't going to let a sore neck ruin his major league debut, not after all he's come through in the last year. The Cardinals' determined rookie shook it off and made St. Louis history. Poncedeleon was sensational 14 months after suffering a severe head injury,...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes takes batting practice before a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, July 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 23, 2018 - 10:12 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: YO, YOU GOOD? Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets are awaiting a report and recommendation from doctors after the slugger had an MRI on both feet Monday. Cespedes may need surgery to address calcification on both heels that has bothered him for 15...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon (62) throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
July 23, 2018 - 9:36 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's Phillip Ervin singled off St. Louis reliever Jordan Hicks with one out in the eighth inning, ending a no-hit bid started by Daniel Poncedeleon in his major league debut 14 months after he suffered a life-threatening head injury on the mound. Poncedeleon was hit on the...
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