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Dexter Fowler’s injury could be more severe than first expected

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Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said on 590 AM today that Dexter Fowler‘s right shoulder injury could be “more significant” and “more debilitating” than Stephen Piscotty‘s hamstring injury. Fowler strained his shoulder during a diving catch attempt last night.

Piscotty has already been placed on the disabled list. The Cardinals haven’t made an official move with Fowler yet, but it should happen as soon as they hear back on his MRI.

To make up for the loss of Piscotty, the Cards promoted Tommy Pham. Assuming Fowler is hitting the DL too, another move will be required.

Julio Teheran throws six no-hit innings in return from disabled list

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Braves starter Julio Teheran dazzled in his return from the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, tossing six no-hit inning against the Padres. He walked three and struck out 11 batters on 95 pitches. Unfortunately for Teheran and for the Braves, the no-hit bid ended quickly as reliever Shane Carle surrendered a one-out single to Cory Spangenberg in the seventh inning. Nevertheless, the Braves went on to win 4-1 over the Padres.

Teheran, 27, went on the disabled list on June 5 with a right thumb contusion. He apparently suffered the injury while batting during his June 4 start against the Padres. Following Sunday’s effort, Teheran now carries a 3.97 ERA with a 67/36 K/BB ratio in 77 innings this season.

Coincidentally, Teheran has a spotless ERA on Father’s Day across four starts. Here were the results from his previous three starts:

  • June 16, 2013 vs. Giants: 6 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
  • June 21, 2015 vs. Mets: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K
  • June 19, 2016 at Mets: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K