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Injury updates as the Bisons prepare to play the Chiefs

by Amy Moritz

First thing's first. Here's an update on the Buffalo Bisons MASH unit from Sunday's loss to Syracuse:

1. Sean Nolin. He was injured during a simulated game in the afternoon. Said manager Gary Allenson, "He's fine." Nolin has been on the disabled list since May 14 with a left groin strain.

2. Ricky Romero. The starter left the game with a leg injury. "Romero I believe has a calf issue that might keep him out a little while," Allenson said.

3. Rob Rasmussen. The reliever took a line drive off his elbow. "Rasmussen has a bruise so he’s on a day-to-day basis," Allenson said.

4. Neil Wagner. He left the game after he threw a wild pitch in the ninth inning that allowed the go-ahead run to score. Wagner had been on the disabled list with forearm tightness. "Wagner I don’t know about. Wagner I think flew to Florida there and he’s having some tests done down there,"  Allenson said.

Wagner was placed on the disabled list along with reliever John Stilson (retroactive to May 30) and outfielder Brad Glenn.

The good news for the Bisons is the return of starter Liam Hendriks (Allenson said he would start on Tuesday) and closer Bobby Koreky (available today) from stints with the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Some help is coming from Double-A New Hampshire as lefty RIchard Bleier was promoted this afternoon. Also added to the Herd's roster was outfielder Brett Carroll who came off the disabled list.

Tonight's starter is Kyle Drabek (4-4, 4.19) who is making his 11th start of the season but looking for his first win at Coca-Cola Field.

Second baseman Ryan Goins and catcher Mike Nickeas get the day off. Tonight's starting lineup:

Darin Mastroianni -- CF
Munenori Kawasaki -- 2B
Jared Goedert -- 3B
Dan Johnson -- 1B
A.J. Jimenez -- C
Matt Tuiasosopo -- LF
Andy LaRoche -- DH
Kenny Wilson -- RF
Jonathan Diaz -- SS


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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