Saturday Morning Thoughts: Brett Lawrie Injury Update, Anthony Rizzo Call Up Near?, Rafael Furcal Injured

I didn't get to the Roto Roundup last night as I took the night off. Will be back at it on Saturday night for Sunday morning.

Here are a few updates on Brett Lawrie, Mariners draft thoughts, Rafael Furcal and others.

Here is an update from Mark Zwolinski from the Toronto Star on the status of Blue Jays top prospect Brett Lawrie:

Brett Lawrie remains "day-to-day" at Triple-A Las Vegas, which has delayed the Jays’ plans for summoning him to the big leagues.

"He’s still day-to-day for getting into games," Jays manager John Farrell said Friday night. Lawrie was struck on the hand by a mid-90s m.p.h. fastball and has missed the last three games with Vegas.

I assume he will get the needed rest before getting called up sometime early next week.

Buster Olney wrote in his column this morning the following regarding the Seattle Mariners thought process around the #2 pick in Monday's Rule 4 MLB draft:

Jack Zduriencik has had his best success in the draft picking position players, and for that reason it would not be a surprise to some of his peers if the Mariners go for a position player with the No. 2 overall pick, on someone like Bubba Starling. On late Friday evening, there continued to be great mystery about how the front third of the draft would go -- but generally, the anticipation of some other teams is that the Pirates will pick Gerrit Cole with the No. 1 overall choice.

Where have you gone Anthony Rendon? His medical reports were released this week and apparently some front offices have issues with his injury history, I guess.

ESPN's Keith Law mentioned in a recent chat that he will be tweeting all day Monday with updates on what he is hearing on the MLB Draft.

More updates after the jump:

Dodgers shortstop can't stay healthy as he was injured making a diving play in last night's game against the Reds. Manager Don Mattingley thinks he injured his oblique, which will keep him out for more than 15 days. Jamey Carroll replaced him in the lineup last night and appears to be the starting shortstop going forward. I wonder at what point the Dodgers will call up shortstop prospect Dee Gordon. He has hit well in AAA this year, hitting .304-.352-.361 with no homers, 17 RBIs, 21 SBs in 24 attempts, and a 29-14 K/BB rate. The .361 SLG% and 14 walks are holding him back a bit, but he is very close to being ready.

The Dodgers, decimated with injuries this year, placed starter Jon Garland on the DL last night, and it appears Rubby De La Rosa will take his spot in the rotation. If RDLR is placed in the rotation, he will make his first major league start in Philadelphia on Tuesday. I am going to the game on Monday night. 

Mets third baseman David Wright will be shut down for another 3 weeks due to his stress fracture in his back. Teammate Ike Davis is still feeling soreness in his ankle, and both won't be back until around the All Star break. Recent rumors that the Mets may consider dealing Wright this year are put on hold with this news.

It appears that Padres prospect Anthony RIzzo will be getting a call-up in the near future according to Bill Center from the San Diego Union Tribune. Centers writes that Brad Hawpe has been taking fly balls in right field, preparing for a move once Rizzo is called up. Here is Centers on Rizzo timetable:

On what timetable? Maybe soon. Rizzo returned to the Tucson lineup Friday after aggravating a bruised left hand on Tuesday, swatting his 16th home run and raising his batting average to .377, and should be within a few days of enough seasoning that the Padres would no longer risk an extra year of "Super 2" salary arbitration by promoting him.

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