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Injury updates: Story, Correa, Paxton, Cain

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Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

Trevor Story, Rockies
Story on Saturday took batting practice for the first time since suffering a right elbow injury Monday. There were several hard-hit balls to center and the opposite way. He also hit off a hard-throwing pitching machine. More > 

Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.

Trevor Story, Rockies
Story on Saturday took batting practice for the first time since suffering a right elbow injury Monday. There were several hard-hit balls to center and the opposite way. He also hit off a hard-throwing pitching machine. More > 

Carlos Correa, Astros
Correa, who won't play in this weekend's series against the Angels. was subdued on his 24th birthday on Saturday, expressing his desire to finally get his back issue solved and hopefully return to the lineup soon for the final seven games of the regular season.

"I'm trying to get better, healthy," Correa said. "My back just got tied up again and I want to make sure I'm ready to go for the playoffs." More > 

James Paxton and Felix Hernandez, Mariners
Paxton threw a bullpen session prior to Friday's game and if he shows no lingering issues from last week's bout with pneumonia, will return to the rotation either Monday or Tuesday against the A's and could start twice in the final seven-game homestand.

Hernandez, who has been sidelined since Sept. 8 with a tight right hamstring, rejoined the team in Texas and played flat-ground catch on Friday. He threw a bullpen on Saturday and is expected to get one final start this season later next week. More > 

Lorenzo Cain, Brewers
Cain was not in the Brewers' lineup Saturday for the third consecutive game after leaving Tuesday's game with an intercostal strain in his rib cage. He remains day to day, as the Brewers are being conservative with his return. More > 

Video: Craig Counsell provides an update on Cain's injury

Brandon Belt, Giants
Belt underwent season-ending surgery Friday morning in San Francisco to clean up the meniscus and cartilage in his right knee. He had played through the discomfort, but the Giants decided to go through with the procedure.

"It was a cleanup and all went well," manager Bruce Bochy said. "He'll just rehab and be ready for Spring Training." More > 

Kolten Wong, Cardinals
Though the Cardinals don't believe Wong's latest hamstring issue is serious, Saturday's quick turnaround forced them to be cautious with their second baseman, at least for a day. Wong was not in the lineup on Saturday after cramps in both hamstrings forced him out of Friday's 5-3 win over the Giants. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said Wong could be available off the bench, and that he projects Wong's absence to be a short one. More > 

Chad Kuhl, Pirates
Kuhl had surgery on Wednesday in New York and rejoined the Pirates on Friday at PNC Park, ready to begin the long road back from Tommy John surgery. It will likely be 14 to 16 months before he is ready to pitch in a Major League game again. He will spend most of the offseason at home in Delaware, going through physical therapy. More > 

Alex Cobb and Andrew Cashner, Orioles
On Sept. 11, Cobb was pulled after throwing 30 pitches over two innings against the A's after aggravating the blister on his right middle finger. Cashner then couldn't make it out of the third inning the next night after allowing eight runs on eight hits. He was sent for an MRI the day after his start for pain he had been battling in his left knee.

After Cobb threw his second successful bullpen Friday since being sidelined, Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced that Cobb will get the start in the series finale against the Yankees on Sunday. Although there are only nine games remaining on the Orioles' schedule after Friday's opener in New York, Showalter said there is still a chance that Cashner could pitch at least one more time. More > 

Video: OAK@BAL: Cobb exits game with blister in 2nd

Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, Mitch Garver and Logan Forsythe, Twins
Sano, who returned to the lineup on Tuesday after missing 12 games with a left knee injury, flew back to the Twin Cities for further testing on his knee, manager Paul Molitor said Friday.

Sano suffered the injury on a slide in Houston on Sept. 4, getting carted off the field after jamming his knee into the second-base bag. There were initial fears it could be a significant injury, as he had a titanium rod inserted in his left shin in the offseason. But he felt good enough to return to the lineup on Tuesday, only to feel discomfort in the back of his knee while playing.

Rosario underwent an MRI exam on his strained right quad, which revealed inflammation. He's expected to miss the rest of the season but Molitor said they'll find out more on Tuesday, when the Twins return home to Target Field.

Garver is also not expected to catch again this season after suffering a concussion on Sept. 12, but there's a remote chance he could return as a designated hitter next week.

Forsythe woke up with inflammation in his right knee on Friday and was held out of the lineup Friday and Saturday. It's not considered serious, but the Twins want to be cautious. More > 

Ji-Man Choi, Rays
Choi exited Friday night's 11-3 win over the Blue Jays with left knee soreness after hitting a leadoff double in the fifth inning. He remained out of the starting lineup on Saturday, although he did enter the game as a pinch-hitter. More > 

Jose Fernandez, Angels
A 14-pitch showdown between Fernandez and Astros pitcher Justin Verlander ended with a plunking, an injury delay, and, ultimately, Fernandez's exit from Saturday's game at Minute Maid Park. In his first at-bat in the opening frame, Fernandez fouled off 10 pitches before Verlander hit him on his right hand with a 96-mph four-seamer. That ended his extended at-bat, as well as his night. Jefry Marte ran for Fernandez and stayed in the game to play first base. More >