Posted on: March 7, 2012 11:43 pm
Edited on: March 8, 2012 4:30 am

Injury roundup: Wright, Posey, Trout and more

By Dayn Perry

David WrightInjury news and notes from Wednesday's camps ... 

  • Pirates second baseman Neil Walker missed Wednesday's contest with back tightness. As a precautionary measure, he's likely to sit out the next two to three games. [CBS Pittsburgh]

  • While Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts is able to take part in some low-level baseball activities, he still has no idea when he'll return to game action or even face live pitching after suffering multiple concussions.

    "It's still a progression," he said. "We have steps that we're taking, and it's a pretty systematic approach so I don't just go do everything I want every day. My doctor lays out a plan every day, and we kind of go by that. I'm definitely better than I was four months ago, so that's good. It's never as fast as you want, but we're getting there." [Baltimore Sun

  • Boston lefty Andrew Miller, who's in the mix for a spot in the rotation, won't be traveling with the team on Thursday because of slight stiffness in his throwing elbow. [WEEI]


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Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:55 am

Ken Griffey Jr.'s son to play football at Arizona

Trey Griffey

By C. Trent Rosecrans

You want to feel old?

Trey Griffey -- son of Ken Griffey Jr. and grandson of Ken Griffey -- has made a verbal commitment to play football at the University of Arizona.

That's right, The Kid's kid, is old enough to play college football.

Ken Griffey Jr. texted CBSSports.com with the news Monday night, joking that the scholarship will save him a little dough.

The youngest Griffey is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound wide receiver that set records at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando this past season. Griffey caught 74 passes for 970 yards this past season, his only season at Dr. Phillips, both school records. He also had a 13-catch, 188-yard night to break the school's single-game records, held by Florida State wide receiver Kenny Shaw and Alabama running back Dee Hart, respectively. He was also selected to play at the Under Armour All-American Game earlier this month.

Griffey was also recruited by Arizona State, Iowa State, Michigan State and Washington State.

Trey Griffey isn't the last Griffey you'll be hearing from in sports -- Ken's daughter, Taryn, led her team to a state basketball championship last year as a freshman and is already considered one of the top recruits for the Class of 2014. Taryn Griffey recently broke a Dr. Phillips record with nine 3-pointers -- on just nine attempts. The future Hall of Famer also brags about the speed and elusiveness of his youngest, Tevin, who is also a standout on the football field, but also has the most interest in baseball of the three Griffey kids.

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