Volquez Out Following Elbow Surgery; Oswalt to Miss Next Start

The Reds, losing games with amazing regularity since the all-star break (1- 13), are now losing players with equal ease.  On Sunday, Scott Rolen got beaned and sat out of yesterday’s game with the Cubs.  Now comes word that Edinson Volquez underwent successful Tommy John surgery to repair two damaged tendons in his throwing elbow.  For Volquez, 2009 is over and he may not be back for 2010 either – a horrible loss to such a valuable talent.  Here’s to a speedy recovery…  [ESPN]

Roy Oswalt’s bullpen session wasn’t comforting and so the Astros ace will definitely miss his next start.  [SI]

Corey Hart underwent an appendectomy, and gets a trip to the DL.  Milwaukee recalled Bill Hall (remember when you wanted him on your fantasy roster?) from AAA.  Hall went to AAA because he was barely clearing the Mendoza line…  [FoxSports]

You have three interesting series to watch this week…  The Angels travel to play the White Sox, Philadelphia hosts Colorado, and last year’s AL Championship Series combatants hook up – Boston visits Tampa and the dome.  I admit that I usually watch Marlins and/or Cubs games, but a Boston/Tampa series is worth my attention.  It’s probably worth yours, too.

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