Adrian Beltre is probably pleased that he has a mild calf strain

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Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Adrian Beltre has a calf strain.  It’s not a biggie, though, as it will only keep him from running.  He can still take BP and do fielding drills.

I know this is minor, but I find it interesting anyway because I can’t help but wonder if a tiny little malady like this at this particular time of the year isn’t something some players are rather pleased to have.  “Oh, drat!  There is something amiss that will not affect me in any way whatsoever except that it will prevent me from doing wind sprints in the outfield!  Oh, cruel fates! Why dost thou damn me so?!”

Then again, maybe this is the case of a schlubby and lazy 37-year-old computer jockey projecting a bit.

Danny Farquhar is “progressing well” after surgery

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The White Sox announced yesterday that pitcher Danny Farquhar, who suffered a brain aneurysm on Friday night, is “progressing well” after undergoing brain surgery.

The White Sox say that Farquhar has use of his extremities, is able to respond to questions and commands and can speak to doctors and to his family. He remains in critical but “neurologically stable” condition, according to the statement.

As reported earlier, he’ll likely remain in the hospital for three weeks. There has been no discussion about his future in baseball, but Bob Nightengale reported yesterday that, according to neurologists with whom he spoke, the recovery from the sort of aneurysm which felled Farquhar is measured in “months, not weeks,” and it’s possible that he never pitches again.