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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Out of Left Field: Injuries mount for Playoff contenders, introducing Aristides Aquino and much more

Out of Left Field: Injuries mount for Playoff contenders, introducing Aristides Aquino and much more

Injuries are mounting up
Publish Date: 08/19/2019
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 17: Aristides Aquino #44 of the Cincinnati Reds bats in the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on August 17, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 6-1. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

As the Major League Baseball season reaches 6 weeks remaining, injuries continue to push teams to the brink of potential disaster.

The Philadelphia Phillies continue to struggle for playoff position and received rough news this week when SP Jake Arrieta and RP David Robertson both saw their seasons ends and Robertson will miss all of 2020 recovering from Tommy John surgery. Is this the nail in the Phillies’ 2019 season?

Rookie of the Year candidate Fernando Tatis Jr. goes on the Injured List with a back injury that will likely keep him out for the rest of the season. Are the Padres making the right decision to not bring him back during the 2019 campaign?

The Boston Red Sox have placed Chris Sale and his sub .500 record on the IL with elbow inflammation. The biggest concern is that Chris Sale will meet with Dr. James Andrews in Florida whose name has become synonymous in baseball with Tommy John surgery. What could the ramifications be for the Red Sox long term success?

Finally, if you have not yet heard of Aristides Aquino the guys will introduce you to him and talk about his record-setting debut in the big leagues.

All that and plenty more this week on Out of Left Field.

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