Despite conflicting information floating around, the diagnosis on Jose Lopez is in; sprained MCL, no surgery, out two to eight weeks, depending on how his knee responds. Considering his established work ethic, I’d guess eight weeks is more realistic.
Also, apparently Tacoma bought knee injuries in bulk at Sam’s Club, as Jamal Strong is having his knee checked out today. I’m not sure I’ve see a minor league club with more injuries in the first two months of the year than the Rainiers this season. Just crazy how many people are getting hurt down in T-Town.