Injury Report 4/11: Every Player’s DL Situation

Hello and welcome!

Today’s update saw limited players entering and leaving the report, though there are a number of updates available. I’ve listed some potential scenarios for David Price and provided an update regarding Xander Bogaerts, as well as many others.

The following players have returned to regular play and have been taken off the report: Chris Davis, George Springer, Alex Wood, Gary Sanchez, Franchy Cordero, Tony Barnette, and Matt Wieters.

Let’s check out the table:

TeamDLPosPlayerInj. DateInjuryTimetableEst. ReturnCountdown
ARI10RPRandall Delgado9-28-17R flexor strain, oblique tightness2-4 months4-21-180y 0m 9d
ARI103BJake Lamb4-3-18L Shoulder AC joint sprain2-4 weeks4-24-180y 0m 12d
ARI60SPShelby Miller5-10-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months7-1-180y 2m 19d
ARIOFDavid Peralta4-11-18L Hand sorenessDTD4-13-180y 0m 1d
ARI10OFSteven Souza Jr.3-21-18R Pectoral strain6-8 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
ATL103BJohan Camargo3-14-18Back tightness1-2 weeks4-13-180y 0m 1d
ATL60RPGrant Dayton8-29-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 months9-1-180y 4m 20d
ATL10CTyler Flowers3-30-18L Oblique strain4-8 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
ATL10RPJosh Ravin4-2-18Viral Infection2 weeks4-16-180y 0m 4d
ATL10SPChase Whitley2-27-18R Heel staph infection1-2 months4-15-180y 0m 3d
ATL10SPLuiz Gohara2-27-18L Ankle sprain1-2 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
ATL60RPJacob Lindgren3-28-18L Tommy John surgery12-18 months4-1-190y 11m 20d
BAL60RPZach Britton12-21-17R Achille’s tendon tear5-9 months7-1-180y 2m 19d
BAL10OFColby Rasmus4-7-18L Hip flexor strain2-4 weeks4-21-180y 0m 9d
BAL10DHMark Trumbo3-8-18R Quad strain (2)3-4 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
BAL10SPGabriel Ynoa3-9-18Stress reaction in shins2-4 weeks4-19-180y 0m 7d
BOS10SSXander Bogaerts4-8-18L Ankle injury1 week4-15-180y 0m 3d
BOS603BMarco Hernandez5-26-17L Shoulder surgery4-6 months6-1-180y 1m 20d
BOS10RPAustin Maddox3-1-18R Shoulder inflammation1-2 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
BOS102BDustin Pedroia10-25-17L Knee surgery, cartilage restoration7-10 months6-1-180y 1m 20d
BOS10SPDrew Pomeranz3-2-18L Flexor strain2-4 weeks4-17-180y 0m 0d
BOSSP/RPDavid Price4-11-18L Hand numbnessDTD4-16-180y 0m 4d
BOS10RPTyler Thornburg6-16-17Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery12+ weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
BOS10SPSteven Wright5-8-17L Knee surgery, cartilage restoration7-10 months5-1-180y 0m 19d
CHC1B/2BAnthony Rizzo4-2-18Back tightnessDTD4-16-180y 0m 4d
CHC60SPDrew Smyly6-17-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 months7-1-180y 2m 19d
CWS10SPCarlos Rodon9-27-17L Shoulder surgery, bursitis6-8 months6-1-180y 1m 20d
CWS10CKevan Smith3-20-19L Ankle sprain2-4 weeks4-15-180y 0m 3d
CWSCWelington Castillo4-10-18R Knee sorenessDTD4-12-180y 0m 0d
CIN60SPRookie Davis10-9-17R Hip surgery8-10 months6-1-180y 1m 20d
CIN60SPAnthony DeSclafani3-11-18Strained oblique (2)4-8 weeks6-1-180y 1m 20d
CIN10SPBrandon Finnegan3-11-18L Biceps strain (1)1-2 weeks4-18-180y 0m 6d
CIN10RPDavid Hernandez3-24-18R Shoulder inflammation4-6 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
CIN10RPMichael Lorenzen3-20-18R Teres major strain6 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
CIN10OFScott Schebler4-1-18R Elbow sorenessDTD4-16-180y 0m 4d
CIN10RPKevin Shackelford3-22-18R Forearm strain4-6 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
CIN103BEugenio Suarez4-8-18R Thumb fracture6-8 weeks5-21-180y 1m 9d
CLE60SPCody Anderson3-27-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months5-1-180y 0m 19d
CLE10OFLonnie Chisenhall4-7-18R Calf strain4-6 weeks5-7-180y 0m 25d
CLE10SP/RPRyan Merritt3-23-18L Shoulder soreness2-4 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
CLE10SP/RPDanny Salazar1-15-18R Rotator cuff inflammation2-4 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
CLE103BGiovanny Urshela3-21-18R Hamstring strain (1)1-2 weeks4-15-180y 0m 3d
COLOFCharlie Blackmon4-10-18R Quad tightnessDTD4-12-180y 0m 0d
COL10RPCarlos Estevez3-19-18L Oblique strain (1)1-2 weeks4-15-180y 0m 3d
COL60RPRayan Gonzalez4-1-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-1-180y 1m 20d
COL10SPJeff Hoffman3-4-18R Shoulder soreness2-4 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
COL10RPZac Rosscup3-27-18L Long finger injury2 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
DETSPJordan Zimmermann4-11-18Jaw contusionDTD4-16-180y 0m 4d
HOU101BYuli Gurriel2-28-18L Hook of hamate resection6-8 weeks4-13-180y 0m 1d
HOU10RPJandel Gustave6-21-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months8-21-180y 4m 9d
HOU10SPBrady Rodgers5-2-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months7-1-180y 2m 19d
HOU10RPTony Sipp4-8-18R Oblique soreness1-2 weeks4-18-180y 0m 6d
KC10OFAlex Gordon4-9-18L Hip labrum tear4-6 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
KC60SPJesse Hahn3-6-18R Elbow UCL sprain (1 or 2)8-10 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
KC10SPNate Karns7-20-17R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks5-9-180y 0m 27d
KC102BAdalberto Mondesi3-9-18R Shoulder soreness4-6 weeks4-15-180y 0m 3d
KC10CSalvador Perez3-28-18L MCL Sprain (2)4-6 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
KC10OFBubba Starling3-6-18Oblique Strain1-2 months5-1-180y 0m 19d
LAA10SPAndrew Heaney3-19-18L Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks4-15-180y 0m 3d
LAA102BIan Kinsler3-27-18L Groin strainDTD4-12-180y 0m 0d
LAA60SPAlex Meyer9-12-17R Glenoid labrum surgery12-14 months4-1-190y 11m 20d
LAA10SPJ.C. Ramirez4-8-18R Elbow sprain1-2 months6-1-180y 1m 20d
LAA10SPMatt Shoemaker4-1-18R Forearm strain3-4 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
LAD10RPYimi Garcia10-25-16R Tommy John surgery12-18 months4-15-180y 0m 3d
LAD60SP/RPTom Koehler3-2-18R Shoulder strain (2)1-3 months6-1-180y 1m 20d
LAD103BJustin Turner3-19-18L Wrist fracture6-8 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
LAD60SPJulio Urias6-27-17L Shoulder surgery, anterior capsule12-14 months7-1-180y 2m 19d
MIA10SPWei-Yin Chen5-5-17L Elbow UCL sprain (2)4-6 months6-1-180y 1m 20d
MIA10OFGarrett Cooper4-2-18R Wrist contusion2 weeks4-16-180y 0m 4d
MIA60SPBrett Graves3-6-18L Oblique strain6-8 weeks6-1-180y 1m 20d
MIA10SP/RPElieser Hernandez3-21-18Dental surgery1-2 weeks4-17-180y 0m 5d
MIA10INF/OFMartin Prado7-28-17R Knee surgery6-8 months5-1-180y 0m 19d
MIA10CJ.T. Realmuto3-9-18Back bone bruise2-4 weeks4-16-180y 0m 4d
MIA10SSJ.T. Riddle8-11-17L Shoulder surgery, SLAP tear10-12 months6-1-180y 1m 20d
MIA10SPDan Straily3-20-18R Forearm inflammation1 weeks6-1-180y 1m 20d
MILOFLorenzo Cain4-9-18Quad injuryDTD4-13-180y 0m 1d
MIL10RPCorey Knebel4-5-18L Hamstring strain4-8 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
MIL10RPBoone Logan3-21-18L Triceps strain (1)4-6 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
MIL60SPJimmy Nelson9-20-17R Shoulder surgery12-14 months6-15-180y 2m 3d
MILCManny Pina4-10-18Calf strainDTD4-13-180y 0m 1d
MIL10CStephen Vogt2-28-18R Shoulder strain4-6 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
MIL10OFChristian Yelich4-5-18R Oblique strain1-2 w4-15-180y 0m 3d
MIN10SP/RPPhil Hughes3-27-18L Oblique strain (1)2 weeks4-13-180y 0m 1d
MIN60SP/RPTrevor May3-22-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months6-1-180y 1m 20d
MIN60SPMichael Pineda7-18-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 3m 20d
MIN10SPErvin Santana2-6-18R Long finger surgery10-12 weeks6-1-180y 1m 20d
NYM10CTravis d’Arnaud4-11-18R Elbow UCL sprain (2)4-6 months9-15-180y 5m 3d
NYM60SPRafael Montero3-22-18R Elbow UCL sprain (3)12-18 months4-1-190y 11m 20d
NYM601BT.J. Rivera9-14-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 3m 20d
NYM101BDominic Smith2-25-18L Quad strain2-4 weeks4-15-180y 0m 3d
NYM10RPAnthony Swarzak3-31-18Sore oblique2-4 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
NYM10SPJason Vargas3-18-18R Hamate fracture4-6 weeks4-27-180y 0m 15d
NYM103BDavid Wright6-17-16Shoulder/back injury2-3 months8-1-180y 3m 20d
NYY101BGreg Bird3-27-18R Ankle surgery6-8 weeks6-1-180y 1m 20d
NYY103BBrandon Drury4-7-18Migraines2 weeks4-21-180y 0m 9d
NYY10OFJacoby Ellsbury3-2-18R Oblique tightness, L hip discomfort1-2 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
NYY7OFClint Frazier2-26-18Concussion4-6 weeks4-20-180y 0m 8d
NYY60RPBen Heller3-27-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months5-1-191y 0m 19d
NYY10OFAaron Hicks3-30-18Intercostal Strain4-6 weeks4-12-180y 0m 0d
NYY10OFBilly McKinney3-31-18L Shoulder AC sprain6-8 weeks6-1-180y 1m 20d
NYY10SPCC Sabathia4-7-18R Hip strain2-4 weeks4-21-180y 0m 9d
OAK10SPPaul Blackburn3-22-18R Forearm tightness2-4 weeks6-1-180y 1m 20d
OAK60SPJharel Cotton3-21-18R Tommy John surgery4-6 months7-1-180y 2m 19d
OAK10RPRyan Dull2-25-18R Shoulder sorness2-4 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
OAK10OF/3BRenato Nunez2-24-18L Hamstring strain2-4 weeks4-20-180y 0m 8d
OAK10CJosh Phegley3-18-18Fractured finger(s)4-6 weeks4-20-180y 0m 8d
OAK10INF/OFChad Pinder4-5-18L Knee hyperextension2 weeks4-17-180y 0m 5d
OAK10OFBoog Powell4-7-18R Knee sprain4 weeks5-5-180y 0m 23d
OAK10SPA.J. Puk3-27-18Tommy John surgery12-18 months5-1-191y 0m 19d
PHI10SPJerad Eickhoff3-16-18R Lat strain6-8 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
PHI10RPTommy Hunter3-26-18Hamstring strain (1)2 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
PHI10SPMark Leiter3-19-18R Forearm flexor strain6-8 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
PHI10RPPat Neshek3-30-18R Shoulder strain2-4 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
PIT60RPNick Burdi5-31-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 3m 20d
PIT10SP/RPJoe Musgrove3-30-18R Shoulder strain4-6 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
PIT10RPA.J. Schugel2-25-18R Shoulder discomfort1-2 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
SD10OFAllen Cordoba2-15-18Concussion4-6 weeks6-1-180y 1m 20d
SD60OFAlex Dickerson3-28-18L Tommy John surgery12-18 months4-1-190y 11m 20d
SD10SPDinelson Lamet3-25-18R Elbow injury6-8 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
SD10OFManny Margot4-10-18Rib contusion2-4 weeks4-25-180y 0m 13d
SD101B/OFWil Myers3-31-18R Radial nerve irritation2 weeks4-13-180y 0m 1d
SD60SPColin Rea3-8-18R Lat strain, R elbow injury1-3 months6-1-180y 1m 20d
SD10SPMatt Strahm7-7-17L Knee surgery6-8 months5-1-180y 0m 19d
SD10RPKirby Yates4-7-18R Ankle tendinitis2-4 weeks4-26-180y 0m 14d
SEA10DHNelson Cruz3-31-18R Ankle sprain2 weeks4-15-180y 0m 3d
SEA10OFBen Gamel3-4-18Oblique strain4-6 weeks4-13-180y 0m 1d
SEA101BRyon Healy4-7-18R Ankle sprain (2)4-6 weeks5-8-180y 0m 26d
SEA10RPDavid Phelps3-17-18R Elbow UCL sprain (3)12-18 months4-1-190y 11m 20d
SEA10SPErasmo Ramirez2-18-18R Lat strain1-3 months4-21-180y 0m 9d
SEA10CMike Zunino3-28-18L Oblique strain (1)1-2 weeks4-21-180y 0m 9d
SF60SPMadison Bumgarner3-23-18L 5th metacarpal fracture10-14 weeks7-1-180y 2m 19d
SF10SPJohnny Cueto4-4-18L Ankle sprain2 weeks4-19-180y 0m 7d
SF60SPJulian Fernandez3-27-18R Elbow UCL sprain12-18 months4-1-190y 11m 20d
SF10RPMark Melancon3-26-18R Flexor strain4-6 weeks6-1-180y 1m 20d
SF10SPJeff Samardzija3-22-18R Pectoral strain1-3 months4-24-180y 0m 12d
SF10RPWill Smith3-28-17L Tommy John Surgery12-18 months5-15-180y 1m 3d
STL10RPBrett Cecil3-31-18L Shoulder strain4-6 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
STL10RPLuke Gregerson3-23-18L Hamstring strain1-2 weeks4-15-180y 0m 3d
STL103BJedd Gyorko4-2-18R Hamstring strain (1)2 weeks4-16-180y 0m 4d
STL60SP/RPAlex Reyes2-16-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months6-1-180y 1m 20d
STL10RPRyan Sherriff4-6-18R Big toe fracture6-10 weeks6-1-180y 1m 20d
TB60SPJose De Leon3-13-18R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months4-1-190y 11m 20d
TB10SPNathan Eovaldi3-28-18R Elbow loose body removal8-10 weeks6-1-180y 1m 20d
TB101BBrad Miller4-8-18L Groin strain2-4 weeks4-22-180y 0m 10d
TEX60SPClayton Blackburn4-12-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-1-191y 1m 20d
TEX10OFDelino DeShields3-31-18L Hamate fracture4-6 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
TEX10SPDoug Fister4-9-18R Hip strain3-4 weeks5-3-180y 0m 21d
TEX60RPRonald Herrera3-16-18R Shoulder inflammation4-6 months7-1-180y 2m 19d
TEX10RPTim Lincecum3-22-18R Middle finger blister1-2 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
TEX102BRougned Odor4-5-18L Hamstring strain4-6 weeks5-12-180y 1m 0d
TEX60SPJoe Palumbo4-20-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-1-180y 1m 20d
TEX60RPRicardo Rodriguez3-29-18R Biceps tendinitis2-4 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
TOR10OFAnthony Alford3-13-18R Hamstring strain (2)1-2 months4-21-180y 0m 9d
TOR101BKendrys Morales4-9-18R Hamstring strain (1)2-4 weeks5-1-180y 0m 19d
TOR10OFDalton Pompey3-15-18R Wrist discomfort4-6 weeks5-10-180y 0m 28d
TOR60SSTroy Tulowitzki2-25-18R Heel bone spur8-10 weeks6-7-180y 1m 26d
WSH10RPJoaquin Benoit3-17-18R Forearm strain4-6 weeks5-15-180y 1m 3d
WSH10OFAdam Eaton4-5-18L Ankle bone bruise2 weeks4-23-180y 0m 11d
WSH60RPKoda Glover2-18-18R Shoulder tendinitis2-4 weeks6-1-180y 1m 20d
WSH102BDaniel Murphy10-20-17R Knee microfracture surgery7-10 months5-1-180y 0m 19d
WSH60SPJoe Ross7-19-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months9-1-180y 4m 20d
WSH10CJhonatan Solano4-10-18R Elbow bone spurs6-8 weeks6-1-180y 1m 20d

UPDATES

Randall Delgado (RP, Arizona Diamondbacks) – Delgado has begun a rehab assignment, and could return prior to the end of April.

Jake Lamb (3B, Arizona Diamondbacks) – Lamb has returned to baseball activities. He may not return until the start of May, but I will monitor as more updates are available.

Steven Souza Jr. (OF, Arizona Diamondbacks) – Souza Jr. experienced a setback during a rehab game. He was ahead of schedule but appears likely to be out until mid-May after all. We will get a sense of how major the setback as he moves forward.

Johan Camargo (3B, Atlanta Braves) – No setbacks – just no need to rush Camargo with Flaherty contributing like he is.

Luiz Gohara (SP, Atlanta Braves) – Gohara is slated to throw up to three innings in an outing today (4-12-18). The Braves are taking it very slowly with Gohara, but he is moving in the right direction.

Mark Trumbo (OF, Baltimore Orioles) – Trumbo started a rehab assignment but has since been shut down again. No setback has been reported, but this is still concerning and may push Trumbo back a week or two.

Xander Bogaerts (SS, Boston Red Sox) – Turns out Xander’s got an ankle fracture. A fractured talus, specifically. Typically a fractured talus means no weight bearing through that foot for 6-8 weeks – so why are the Red Sox citing a 10-14 day timetable? My guess is that when sliding down the steps of the dugout Bogaerts fractured the lateral process of his talus. This injury often mimics an inversion ankle sprain which is consistent with observations from watching the on-field exam. A 10-14 day timetable would indicate that the Red Sox are expecting the fracture to unionize quickly and without complication. Let’s hope that they’re right, as Xander is off to an incredible start to the year. However, there is a potential complication here – every process has a purpose, and in this case, the lateral process of the talus acts as an attachment site for ligaments that stabilize the ankle. If the fracture doesn’t unionize, we’ll be looking at surgery to resect the fractured piece and graft the tendon to the body of the talus – which would take about 2-3 months to recover from.

Anthony Rizzo (1B/2B, Chicago Cubs) – Rizzo hit the DL, though he expects to return when first eligible. I would not be shocked to see a similar DL stint later in the year.

Brandon Finnegan (SP, Cincinnati Reds) – Threw ~90 pitches in a rehab game but featured spotty control. I’ve moved him back approximately 5 days anticipating the Reds may want him to make one more rehab start.

Michael Lorenzen (RP, Cincinnati Reds) – Has started a throwing program. Will likely need about 4 weeks from this point. Potential to return earlier due to age and role.

Scott Schebler (OF, Cincinnati Reds) – Nerve issues are tricky, so we’re essentially playing this one by ear. The earliest he can return at this point is 4-16-18 – we’ll see how he’s doing then.

Andrew Heaney (SP, Los Angeles Angels) – Still no word if Heaney will take the ball today, which makes me think it isn’t going to happen. Perhaps over the weekend or early next week.

Ian Kinsler (2B, Los Angeles Angels) – Kinsler did not return when expected. Thursday has been tabbed as the next potential return date. No update has been provided other than “…he expects to require a couple more days”.

Matt Shoemaker (SP, Los Angeles Angels) – Inconclusive! The fun word that leaves us wondering what’s wrong with Shoe. He will reportedly undergo a follow-up nerve conduction exam in a few weeks, which means we can’t reasonably expect him back anytime soon.

J.T. Realmuto (C, Miami Marlins) – There is potential for Realmuto to return as soon as 4-16-18. He has taken at-bats in extended spring training games but will need to catch a game or two prior to returning. If he’s not back on Monday I should have a concrete timetable for you.

Christian Yelich (OF, Milwaukee Brewers) – Yelich will field-test his oblique on Friday, and may return as soon as Sunday when he is first eligible to come off the DL.

Jason Vargas (SP, New York Mets) – Vargas is reportedly not ready to return, as he has recovered slower than expected. Two weeks have been added to his estimated return date.

Aaron Hicks (RP, New York Yankees) – May return on 4-12-18. Appears very close.

ADDITIONS

David Peralta (OF Arizona Diamondbacks) – Peralta dealt with the same issue in Spring Training – the DBacks are calling it mild. The left hand indicates that it’s likely not the hook of hamate we’ve seen several guys go down with to start this year. I can’t envision this keeping him out through the weekend.

David Price (SP/RP, Boston Red Sox) – This one could have a variety of outcomes. We will know better after some testing, but essentially Price left his start on 4-11-18 with numbness in his fingers. I didn’t get to watch the game, but the wonderful folks in our community slack channel let me know that Price was seen repeatedly looking at his forearm as he left that first inning. Price is a guy who relies on his fastball and cutter to be effective. The cutter, in particular, relies on being able to feel the ball roll off your index and long fingertips. The median nerve transmits sensation for these areas. The median nerve (the same nerve that’s obstructed in carpal tunnel syndrome) runs down the inside of the forearm and can be obstructed at many points along its course. Based on the reports of numbness/tingling, and Price looking at his forearm, I’m going to take an initial guess that we have some forearm edema that has built up and caused an obstruction of this nerve. This could be as simple of a fix as regular icing and edema management techniques which could potentially have Price ready for his next start. Another possibility is that they’re not able to get the edema out – this goes on for a while and eventually, surgery is needed (see: Mark Melancon). The worst case scenario is that the median nerve is compressed as it passes near through the elbow – this can happen when the muscles that cross the medial side of the elbow tense to support the elbow when the UCL is compromised. The root is the issues is an elbow UCL sprain that requires significant management. If I had to place odds on the above outcomes it would be about 60%/35%/5%. Price will undergo testing and then we will know for sure.

Wellington Castillo (C, Chicago White Sox) – Castillo exited Tuesday’s game early and will rest on Wednesday. We have no reason to believe this is serious for the moment. Expect to see Beef in the lineup on Thursday (4-12-18).

Jordan Zimmermann (SP, Detroit Tigers) – Zimmermann was very lucky on this one. X-rays came back negative, and he passed concussion protocol. He has a chance to make his next start.

Tony Sipp (RP, Houston Astros) – Since the Astros are not referring to this as a strain and they made a retroactive DL move I could see Sipp returning once first eligible.

Alex Gordon (OF, Kansas City Royals) – The Royals think this will be a two-week absence, but they also thought Gordon was worth $72 mil/4 years. If this is any bit a significant labrum tear then I’d expect Gordon to go under the knife. I’m very curious how this will unfold.

Lorenzo Cain (OF, Milwaukee Brewers) – Cain is expected to return Friday (4-13-18). He may take things easy on the bases for a few days.

Manny Pina (C, Milwaukee Brewers) – Pina is reportedly dealing with a strained calf. Some reports have listed that he’s not likely to be ready for Friday’s (4-13-18) contest. He is to be re-evaluated and we will have a better idea of his timetable then.

Travis d’Arnaud (C, New York Mets) – This timetable will change as I anticipate the Mets and TDA opt for Tommy John. We’ll get confirmation of that within a day or two. This essentially means he’s done for 2018.

Manny Margot (OF, San Diego Padres) – Margot got hit by a pitch and suffered some bruising to his ribs. He should be fine within a couple of weeks with no residual concerns. The interesting play here is Franchy Cordero has been activated and will start in CF for the time being. Cordero was a statcast darling in his small sample last year and hit 7-for-17 in Triple-A with a HR prior to activation.

Johnny Cueto (SP, San Francisco Giants) – The Giants haven’t said a ton, but since they made a retroactive DL move I don’t think they expect Cueto to be out long. I’m leaning towards a return on 4-19-18 for now. Hopefully, this occurred on a shimmy so Cueto will cut that non-sense and stop ruining pitching.

Doug Fister (SP, Texas Rangers) – Minimal information provided, but I’m assuming it’s a grade 1 strain. The Rangers expect Fister to return in 3-4 weeks.

Elvis Andrus(SS, Texas Rangers) – Sorry he didn’t make the table – Andrus decided to get injured after the completion of this article. After X-rays Andrus was diagnosed with a fracture – I’m not sure which bone yet, but that information will guide our timetable. Broken bones take approximately 4-6 weeks to heal without complications – Andrus will then need to regain strength and any range of motion. I wouldn’t expect him to grace your lineup for at least 2 months.

Rougned Odor (2B, Texas Rangers) – Odor injured his hamstring last Thursday (4-5-18) and then re-aggravated it this week. I’d expect the Rangers to be patient since they’ve already tried to rush this once with poor results. Let’s face it, Odor’s .565 OPS to start the year isn’t something you NEED to have in the lineup. No need to rush.

Kendrys Morales (1B, Toronto Blue Jays) – The Jays don’t anticipate a minimum DL stay. The provided timetable is two weeks, but due to Morales’ size, age, and injury history, I’m going to guess he’ll miss 3-4 weeks.

Adam Eaton (OF, Washington Nationals) – It seems as though Eaton came back too soon. While the X-ray came back negative I’m curious what the MRI may indicate – he reportedly got an MRI on Wednesday (4-11-18) and the results should be reported on within 24-48 hours. For now, the Nats are calling it a bone bruise. The current plan is for Eaton to rest for an entire week prior to returning to baseball activities.

Jhonatan Solano (C, Washington Nationals) – Solano was called up to cover a paternity leave and sent to the DL a few days later. The timetable begins whenever he undergoes surgery to remove the bone spurs.

Jeff Davis

Jeff is a registered occupational therapist with experience in upper extremity rehabilitation. Jeff pitched at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

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