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Dodgers' shortstop Dee Gordon said he was fine after sliding awkwardly into home plate on Monday, but on Tuesday he wasn't feeling quite so good.

The injury happened during the fifth inning on Monday in the game against the Diamondbacks when Gordon scored from second on a two-run single by Carl Crawford. Gordon beat the throw home, but collided with catcher Miguel Montero. Montero didn't seem fazed by the impact, but the 160-pound Gordon lay on the ground for a few seconds before heading to the dugout.

Manager Don Mattingly said that he was planning on taking Gordon out of the lineup soon after anyway, and Gordon is listed as day-to-day with a left ankle sprain. Gordon is known for his speed, so it is likely he will be kept out of the lineup until he is up and running again (har har!).

It is unlikely Gordon will make the club anyway, since he only plays shortstop and Hanley Ramirez is the starting shortstop. Gordon however has enjoyed bonus playing time while Ramirez is playing in the World Baseball Classic. During this time he has been more relaxed at the plate with increases in walks and on-base percentage. Ramirez jammed his thumb during the WBC Tuesday and could miss anywhere from two to ten weeks.

Reference: SB Nation

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The New York Yankees scratched shortstop Derek Jeter from yesterday's game against Philadelphia after Jeter experienced stiffness in his surgically repaired left ankle. Jeter indicated that he was unable to loosen up his ankle, but the discomfort was not in the area where he broke it last October.

"I'm not concerned because I was told this would happen," Jeter said. "If I wasn't told it wasn't going to happen, I would be concerned. From everything I've heard from the doctors, it's normal."

Jeter made the decision to skip yesterday's game after taking batting practice. He went into the clubhouse with trainer Steve Donohue when it was his turn to go on field; Donohue then retrieved manager Joe Girardi, and the trio made the decision for Jeter to sit out.

"We'll just take it day-by-day," said Girardi.

Yankees fans are probably biting their nails and pulling their hair out, wondering if this is the start of a season with Jeter on the disabled list. Jeter himself is not worried about the ankle, but is still dealing with the soreness and stiffness in the area around the ankle.

"It's been all over," he said. "You name it. Left, right, front, back, middle, outside, inside.

"I'm frustrated I can't go out there and play, but it's part of the whole rehab process. I'll play as soon as I can."

He's played through things worse during the regular season, and since this is just spring training, Jeter felt it prudent to sit out.

"I've had a lot of good days. This is just something that happened today. So hopefully tomorrow I'll feel a lot better. But I don't think it's a setback.

Reference: NJ.com

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Pistons' guard Brandon Knight has had a week he'd like to forget. 

Earlier in the week his name went viral (have you seen the dunk face shirts???) after Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan dunked over his head. He didn't talk to the media after the game on Sunday, but joked on Twitter, "It wasn't in the scouting reports that the Clippers threw lobs, lol."

Then Monday, he left the game against the Utah Jazz with 8:28 left in the first quarter because of a left ankle sprain. 

It just isn't your week, Brandon.

The injury occurred when Knight tried to drive to the basket against the defense of Jazz guard Randy Foye and he stepped awkwardly on his ankle. Knight fell immediately to the ground, holding his ankle. He received help on the floor and was aided to the locker room because he couldn't put any weight on his ankle. Knight was fouled on the play and as soon as he was unavailable to shoot the free throws, he was done for the day. 

Early reports have the injury listed as serious, with Yahoo! Sports writer Adrian Wojnarowski tweeting, "X-rays negative on Detroit guard Brandon Knight's left ankle, but injury appears to be a 'significant' sprain, league source tells Y!". 

Knight has played in all but two games for the Pistons and is second on the team with 13.8 points and 4.1 assists. Knight has the talent to become an elite player- he averaged 12.8 points as a rookie and his numbers dropped slightly during his second season. 

Reference: USA Today.

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Let's hope this is not an inauspicious opening to this year's baseball season.

St. Louis Cardinals' right fielder Carlos Beltran left last Thursday's game after being hit in the right foot from an errant pitch by Miami starter Jacob Turner.

Beltran tried to tough it out, staying in the game and running the bases in the Cardinals' six run inning, but the team did not send him back out on defense for precautionary reasons. Beltran instead headed to the clubhouse where X-rays were taken of his foot. The results were negative.

"I tried not to think about it and tried to run regular around the bases, but then it got sore," Beltran said after the game, adding, "It's painful. It's painful."

Beltran said the injury was day to day. At the time, he had just two days left before joining Team Puerto Rico for the beginning of the World Baseball Classic this Friday. When asked if the injury would affect his status for the Classic, Beltran replied, "Who knows? We'll see how it feels. Right now it's sore."

Beltran sat out last Friday and Saturday's games, saying that "Yesterday I couldn't put my tennis shoes on. Today, I put my tennis shoes on and went in the cage and hit a little bit. It's painful, but I've got to do things related to baseball."

Beltran hit .269/.346/.495 with 32 home runs and 97 RBIs in 151 games last season for St. Louis and is expected to be a free agent after this season. He's hoping to feel well enough to play his position at right field during the WBC and not be placed as a designated hitter, saying "Being a DH is not my thing."

References: MLB and St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets are having a difficult time of it lately.

Jackets coach Todd Richards revealed Tuesday that defenseman James Wisniewski will be out for an extended period of time with a broken bone in his foot. The injury was sustained in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Wisniewski was visibly limping after the game and the Jackets recalled blueliner Cody Goloubef from AHL Springfield on Monday. "Cody's come up and he's done a good job. He'll have to fill in, and we trust that he can, based on his last experience here," said Richards.

There is no specific timetable for when the 29 year old will return from the injury, only that "he's going to be out over an extended period of time," according to Richards.

This injury is the latest in a string of setbacks for Wisniewski, who signed a mega $33 million, six-year deal in 2011. Earlier this month he was out eight games with a concussion sustained by a terrible slam against the end boards. Last year he received an eight game suspension in the preseason and has since missed 26 more games because of a broken ankle, concussions, and groin injury.

Without Wisniewski, the Jackets' prospects of getting to the playoff this season are limited and fading. He is third on the team in scoring with three goals, six assists, and averages 23:32 a night. He joins a list of wounded included Jack Johnson, Brandon Dubinsky, and Artem Anisimov.

Richards feels that there are more opportunities for other players to step up. "There's more ice time for guys here. Guys are going to be thrust into some different roles. We trust those guys. The forwards are going to have to do a good job in supporting those guys," Richards commented.

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