Walking wounded report

It is time for another Walking Wounded Report -- Minor League edition.

First up:  Taylor Tankersley.

Triple-A lefty Taylor Tankersley, who has spent three stints in the majors this year, also was back in Jupiter. The former first-rounder underwent an MRI Tuesday after experiencing pain in his throwing elbow in his last outing on Aug. 17.

"It's not real severe, we don't think,"Marlins Assistant GM Jim Flemingsaid. "It's more precautionary than anything else."

Second in the order: Rick VandenHurk.

VandenHurk is out for the year after breaking his thumb on Aug. 17 while attempting to bunt.

Neither Tankersley or VandenHurk will be available as September call ups.

Batting third: Cameron Maybin.

Cameron Maybin, the Marlins' top prospect, had not played since Thursday after suffering a serious reaction to a spider bite on his lip.

Maybin, the center fielder at Double-A Carolina, suffered the bite while sleeping at his apartment, according to Mudcats General Manager Joe Kremer.

Depending on the type of spider and the reaction to the bite, he may not be available in September either.  These things can get rather serious in a hurry.

And that concludes to today's Walking Wounded Report -- Minor League edition.

 

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