Ackley Out for a Few Days (At Least)

Jay Yencich · October 13, 2010 at 8:50 pm · Filed Under Mariners, Minor Leagues 

The Arizona Fall League season started Tuesday evening and now we already have our first injury (or second, if you want to consider Mangini’s strained quad leading to IF Matt Lawson being subbed in). 2B Dustin Ackley had tried to catch a line drive in the second game of the season and ended up with a sprained finger on his glove hand. The team doesn’t believe it’s serious, but it should keep him sidelined until next week, maybe longer. It’s disappointing in that he needs as much game time at second as he can get, but again, if he only misses a few games of the AFL season, which lasts a little over a month, it’s not quite so bad.

In more positive news, Josh Fields pitched for the first time since June 11th and ended up with a walk and two Ks in an inning of work. Venezuela is also active for winter baseball, and has Alex Liddi, Johermyn Chavez, Mauricio Robles, and Dan Cortes active so far, with Cortes and Robles both striking out one in one inning of relief. It’s something.


8 Responses to “Ackley Out for a Few Days (At Least)”

  1. Steve Nelson on October 13th, 2010 9:17 pm

    I have to say that I found this post to be more enjoyable than almost any game note from the second half of the Mariners 2010 season, Felix starts excluded.

  2. Jay Yencich on October 13th, 2010 9:31 pm

    Surely, in the sense of “a bad thing happened, but this is only temporary and nothing to be concerned about,” as opposed to “bad things continue to happen to the point of monotony and I have exhausted all imagination of anything else.”

  3. SODOMOJO360 on October 13th, 2010 9:51 pm

    Are there box scores for these games. I don’t see any on

  4. Jay Yencich on October 13th, 2010 9:55 pm

    Yeah, you have to go through the 2010 Events page under the news header to get this. I’ve seen more intuitive designs.

  5. Chipanese on October 13th, 2010 11:03 pm

    What team is Chavez in? I don’t see him on the Lara roster.

  6. Big Leagues on October 14th, 2010 4:28 am

    Nick Hill pitched for Team USA in the PanAm qualifiers in Puerto Rico. He appeared in 4 games was 2-0 in 6 innings with 6k 0BB 1ER.

  7. Jay Yencich on October 14th, 2010 10:36 am

    What team is Chavez in? I don’t see him on the Lara roster.

    Magallanes. If the player is a native Venezuelan, they might just play for whoever their local team is and not Lara.

  8. Jay Yencich on October 14th, 2010 6:19 pm

    A new report is in from Kirby Arnold that says the x-rays came back negative, which is actually positive, in that he should be back in a few days.

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