Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Injury Updates

From Diamond:

Rafael Furcal has been scratched from the lineup due to back stiffness he has been experiencing over the past few days.

Jason Schmidt had his simulated game pushed back because he has not recovered from the bullpen session he threw in Colorado as well as he would have liked. Schmidt will instead throw a bullpen session tomorrow and either begin a rehabilitation assignment or throw a simulated game Sunday.

Tony Abreu has been shut down once again after playing in an extended spring training game and experiencing tightness again in his right groin, and he'll be out up to another week.

Scott Elbert had returned to action in extended spring training, but had his transfer back to Class AA Jacksonville scrapped due to a setback in his recovery from shoulder surgery. The former first-round pick experienced some minor tightness, but has resumed throwing.