Injury Report 5/14: Every Player’s DL Situation

Hello and welcome!

The following players have returned to regular play or have been optioned and have been removed from the report: David Price, Nick Delmonico, Andrew Miller, Nick Tropeano, Elieser Hernandez, Boone Logan, Byron Buxton, Jacob deGrom, Ben Lively, Dan Altavilla, Josh Osich, Brett Cecil, Bud Norris, Tommy Pham, Adeiny Hechavarria, Robinson Chirinos, and Rougned Odor.

Let’s check out the table:

TeamDLPosPlayerInj. DateInjuryTimetableEst. ReturnCountdown
ARI10RPRandall Delgado9-28-17R flexor strain, oblique tightness2-4 months6-1-180y 0m 18d
ARI103BJake Lamb4-3-18L Shoulder AC joint sprain2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
ARI60SPShelby Miller5-10-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months7-1-180y 1m 17d
ARISPRobbie Ray4-29-18R Obique strain4-6- weeks6-7-180y 0m 24d
ARI10SP/RPBraden Shipley5-5-18R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks5-19-180y 0m 5d
ARI10SPTaijuan Walker4-14-18R Elbow inflammation12-18 months5-15-191y 0m 1d
ATL60RPGrant Dayton8-29-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 months9-1-180y 3m 18d
ATL60RPJacob Lindgren3-28-18L Tommy John surgery12-18 months4-1-190y 10m 18d
ATL10RPJose Ramirez4-18-18R Shoulder inflammation2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
ATL10SPAnibal Sanchez4-18-18L Leg injury2 weeks5-18-180y 0m 4d
ATL10SSDansby Swanson5-2-18L Wrist inflammation2 weeks5-18-180y 0m 4d
BAL603BTim Beckham4-23-18L Groin strain (2)6-8 weeks6-21-180y 1m 7d
BAL60RPZach Britton12-21-17R Achille’s tendon tear5-9 months6-7-180y 0m 24d
BAL10RPDarren O’Day5-4-18R Elbow hyperextension2 weeks5-17-180y 0m 3d
BAL10OFColby Rasmus4-7-18L Hip flexor strain2-4 weeks5-18-180y 0m 4d
BAL2BLuis Sardinas4-29-18Lower back strain2-4 weeks5-18-180y 0m 4d
BAL60SPGabriel Ynoa3-9-18R Shoulder inflammation2 weeks6-7-180y 0m 24d
BOS603BMarco Hernandez5-26-17L Shoulder surgery4-6 months6-1-180y 0m 18d
BOS10RPAustin Maddox3-1-18R Shoulder inflammation1-2 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
BOS102BDustin Pedroia10-25-17L Knee surgery, cartilage restoration7-10 months6-1-180y 0m 18d
BOS10RPTyler Thornburg6-16-17Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery12+ weeks5-18-180y 0m 4d
CHC10RPEddie Butler4-20-18R Groin strain2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
CHC10SPYu Darvish5-4-18Flu1 week5-15-180y 0m 1d
CHC7OFJason Heyward5-8-18Concussion2 weeks5-22-180y 0m 8d
CHC60SPDrew Smyly6-17-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 months7-1-180y 1m 17d
CWS60RPDanny Farquhar4-20-18Hemorrhagic strokeIndefinite4-1-190y 10m 18d
CWS10OFAvisail Garcia4-23-18R Hamstring strain (2)4-6 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
CWS10SPMiguel Gonzalez4-18-18R RTC inflammation4-6 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
CWS102BYoan Moncada5-2-18L Hamstring tightness2 weeks5-15-180y 0m 1d
CWS60SPCarlos Rodon9-27-17L Shoulder surgery, bursitis6-8 months6-1-180y 0m 18d
CIN60SPRookie Davis10-9-17R Hip surgery8-10 months6-15-180y 1m 1d
CIN60SPAnthony DeSclafani3-11-18Strained oblique (2)4-8 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
CIN10RPMichael Lorenzen3-20-18R Teres major strain6 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
CLE60SPCody Anderson3-27-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months7-1-180y 1m 17d
CLE10OFLonnie Chisenhall4-7-18R Calf strain4-6 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
CLE10RPNick Goody5-3-18R Elbow strain2-4 weeks5-17-180y 0m 3d
CLE10SP/RPRyan Merritt3-23-18L Shoulder soreness2-4 weeks6-3-180y 0m 20d
CLE10SP/RPDanny Salazar1-15-18R Shoulder impingement2-4 weeks6-15-180y 1m 1d
COL60RPCarlos Estevez3-19-18R Elbow sprain4-6 weeks6-15-180y 1m 1d
COL60RPRayan Gonzalez4-1-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-1-180y 0m 18d
COL10RPZac Rosscup3-27-18L Long finger injury2 weeks6-15-180y 1m 1d
DETOFNicholas Castellanos5-8-18L D5 contusionDTD5-15-180y 0m 1d
DET101BMiguel Cabrera5-3-18R Hamstring strain2-4 weeks5-18-180y 0m 4d
DET10OFLeonys Martin5-8-18L Hamstring strain2-4 weeks5-22-180y 0m 8d
DET60SPDaniel Norris4-29-18L Groin tightness8-12 weeks7-1-180y 1m 17d
DET10RPAlex Wilson5-7-18L Plantar fascia tear6-10 weeks7-1-180y 1m 17d
DET10SPJordan Zimmermann5-7-18R Shoulder impingement2 weeks5-28-180y 0m 14d
HOU10RPJandel Gustave6-21-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months8-21-180y 3m 7d
HOU10SPBrady Rodgers5-2-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months7-1-180y 1m 17d
KC10RPJustin Grimm4-24-18Lower back stiffness1 week5-21-180y 0m 7d
KC60SPJesse Hahn3-6-18R Elbow UCL sprain (1 or 2)8-10 weeks6-7-180y 0m 24d
KC10SPNate Karns7-20-17R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks6-7-180y 0m 24d
LAA60SPAlex Meyer9-12-17R Glenoid labrum surgery12-14 months4-1-190y 10m 18d
LAA10RPKeynan Middleton4-29-18R Elbow inflammation2 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
LAA10SPJ.C. Ramirez4-17-18R Elbow sprain12-18 months5-1-190y 11m 17d
LAA10SPMatt Shoemaker4-1-18R Forearm strain3-4 weeks6-21-180y 1m 7d
LAA10RPBlake Wood4-23-18R Elbow posterior impingement2 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
LAD10RPTony Cingrani5-9-18L Shoulder inflammation2-4 weeks5-23-180y 0m 9d
LAD102BLogan Forsythe4-14-18R Shoulder inflammation2-4 weeks5-15-180y 0m 1d
LAD10SPClayton Kershaw5-1-18L Biceps tendinitis1-2 weeks5-18-180y 0m 4d
LAD60SP/RPTom Koehler3-2-18R Shoulder strain (2)1-3 months6-1-180y 0m 18d
LAD10SPHyun-Jin Ryu5-2-18L Groin strain (3)2-4 months7-15-180y 2m 1d
LADSSCorey Seager4-30-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-1-191y 0m 18d
LAD103BJustin Turner3-19-18L Wrist fracture6-8 weeks5-15-180y 0m 1d
LAD60SPJulio Urias6-27-17L Shoulder surgery, anterior capsule12-14 months7-1-180y 1m 17d
MIA10OFGarrett Cooper4-2-18R Wrist tendon sheath tear8-10 weeks6-15-180y 1m 1d
MIA10RPOdrisamer Despaigne4-19-18R Forearm strain4-6 weeks5-28-180y 0m 14d
MIA60SPBrett Graves3-6-18L Oblique strain6-8 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
MIA10RPChris O’Grady4-17-18L Shoulder sprain2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
MIL10SPZach Davies5-3-18R RTC inflammation2 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
MIL102BNick Franklin5-8-18R Quad strain4-6 weeks6-21-180y 1m 7d
MIL10SPWade Miley5-9-18R Oblique strain (2)6-8 weeks7-9-180y 1m 25d
MIL60SPJimmy Nelson9-20-17R Shoulder surgery12-14 months6-15-180y 1m 1d
MIL101BEric Thames4-24-18L Thumb UCL sprain (2)6-8 weeks6-3-180y 0m 20d
MIL10CStephen Vogt2-28-18R Shoulder strain4-6 weeks5-24-180y 0m 10d
MIN10CJason Castro5-3-18R Knee meniscus tear6-10 weeks7-5-180y 1m 21d
MIN60SP/RPTrevor May3-22-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months6-1-180y 0m 18d
MIN60SPMichael Pineda7-18-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 2m 18d
MIN103BMiguel Sano4-28-18L Hamstring tightness2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
MIN60SPErvin Santana2-6-18R Long finger surgery10-12 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
NYM10CTravis d’Arnaud4-17-18R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months5-17-191y 0m 3d
NYM103BTodd Frazier5-7-18L Hamstring strain2-4 weeks5-22-180y 0m 8d
NYM60SPRafael Montero3-22-18R Elbow UCL sprain (3)12-18 months4-1-190y 10m 18d
NYM10CKevin Plawecki4-11-18L Hand fracture4-6 weeks5-28-180y 0m 14d
NYM601BT.J. Rivera9-14-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 2m 18d
NYMRPHansel Robles5-8-18R Knee soreness4-6 weeks6-9-180y 0m 26d
NYM60RPAnthony Swarzak3-31-18Sore oblique2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
NYM603BDavid Wright6-17-16Shoulder/back injury2-3 months8-1-180y 2m 18d
NYY101BGreg Bird3-27-18R Ankle surgery6-8 weeks5-22-180y 0m 8d
NYYRPLuis Cessa4-17-18Oblique strain2-4 weeks5-28-180y 0m 14d
NYY103BBrandon Drury4-7-18Migraines2 weeks5-15-180y 0m 1d
NYY60OFJacoby Ellsbury3-2-18R Oblique tightness, L hip discomfort1-2 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
NYY60RPBen Heller3-27-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months5-1-190y 11m 17d
NYY10RPTommy Kahnle4-16-18R Shoulder tendintis2-4 weeks5-18-180y 0m 4d
NYY10OFBilly McKinney3-31-18L Shoulder AC sprain6-8 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
NYY10SPJordan Montgomery5-1-18L Forearm strain6-8 weeks6-15-180y 1m 1d
NYY10RPAdam Warren4-20-18R Lat strain2-4 weeks5-15-180y 0m 1d
OAK60SPPaul Blackburn3-22-18R Forearm tightness2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
OAK10RPRyan Buchter4-25-18L Shoulder strain4-6 weeks6-7-180y 0m 24d
OAK10SPTrevor Cahill5-6-18R Elbow impingement2 weeks5-16-180y 0m 2d
OAK60SPJharel Cotton3-21-18R Tommy John surgery4-6 months5-1-190y 11m 17d
OAK10RPLiam Hendriks4-14-18Groin strain6-8 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
OAK10OFBoog Powell4-7-18R Knee sprain4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
OAK10SPA.J. Puk3-27-18Tommy John surgery12-18 months5-1-190y 11m 17d
PHI10RPVictor Arano4-29-18R RTC strain2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
PHI10SSJ.P. Crawford4-29-18R Forearm strain2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
PHI10SPJerad Eickhoff3-16-18R Lat strain6-8 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
PHI10SPMark Leiter3-19-18R Forearm flexor strain6-8 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
PHI10RPAdam Morgan5-6-18Back strain2-4 weeks5-23-180y 0m 9d
PHI10RPPat Neshek3-30-18R Shoulder strain2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
PIT60RPNick Burdi5-31-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 2m 18d
PIT2BJosh Harrison4-15-18L 5th metacarpal fracture6-8 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
PIT10SP/RPJoe Musgrove3-30-18R Shoulder strain4-6 weeks5-19-180y 0m 5d
PIT10RPEnny Romero4-29-18L Shoulder impingement2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
PIT10RPA.J. Schugel2-25-18R Shoulder discomfort1-2 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
SD10OFAllen Cordoba2-15-18Concussion4-6 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
SD60OFAlex Dickerson3-28-18L Tommy John surgery12-18 months4-1-190y 10m 18d
SD10CAustin Hedges4-30-18R Elbow tendinitis2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
SD10SPDinelson Lamet3-25-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months5-1-190y 11m 17d
SD101B/OFWil Myers4-29-18Oblique strain (1)2-4 weeks5-18-180y 0m 4d
SD60SPColin Rea3-8-18R Lat strain, R elbow injury1-3 months6-1-180y 0m 18d
SD10OFHunter Renfroe4-18-18R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
SEA10RPDavid Phelps3-17-18R Elbow UCL sprain (3)12-18 months4-1-190y 10m 18d
SEA10SPErasmo Ramirez5-1-18R Teres major strain4-8 weeks6-15-180y 1m 1d
SF60SPMadison Bumgarner3-23-18L 5th metacarpal fracture10-14 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
SF60SPJohnny Cueto5-1-18R Elbow inflammation1-2 months7-1-180y 1m 17d
SF60SPJulian Fernandez3-27-18R Elbow UCL sprain12-18 months4-1-190y 10m 18d
SF10RPMark Melancon3-26-18R Flexor strain4-6 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
SF102BJoe Panik4-27-18L Thumb UCL sprain (2)4-8 weeks6-15-180y 1m 1d
SF10OFHunter Pence4-20-18R Thumb sprain2-6 weeks5-18-180y 0m 4d
SF7OFMac Williamson4-24-18ConcussionDTD5-21-180y 0m 7d
STL10RPDominic Leone5-4-18R Arm Nerve irritation2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
STL10CYadier Molina5-5-18Pelvic hematoma4-6 weeks6-6-180y 0m 23d
STL60SP/RPAlex Reyes2-16-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months6-1-180y 0m 18d
STL10SPAdam Wainwright4-20-18R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
TB10SPYonny Chirinos4-29-18R Forearm strain4-6 weeks6-15-180y 1m 1d
TB60SPJose De Leon3-13-18R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months4-1-190y 10m 18d
TB10SPNathan Eovaldi3-28-18R Elbow loose body removal8-10 weeks5-24-180y 0m 10d
TB60OFKevin Kiermaier4-15-18R Thumb sprain2-3 months7-1-180y 1m 17d
TEX60SSElvis Andrus4-11-18R Olecranon fracture8-10 weeks6-15-180y 1m 1d
TEX60SPClayton Blackburn4-12-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-1-191y 0m 18d
TEX60RPRonald Herrera3-16-18R Shoulder inflammation4-6 months7-1-180y 1m 17d
TEX60RPTim Lincecum3-22-18R Middle finger blister1-2 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
TEX10RPChris Martin5-1-18R Forearm irritation2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
TEX60SPJoe Palumbo4-20-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-1-180y 0m 18d
TEX10SPMartin Perez4-30-18R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
TEX10OFDrew Robinson5-5-18L Hip soreness2 weeks5-17-180y 0m 3d
TEX60RPRicardo Rodriguez3-29-18R Biceps tendinitis2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
TEX10OFCarlos Tocci4-21-18L Hip contusion2-4 weeks5-18-180y 0m 4d
TORSSAledmys Diaz5-6-18L Ankle sprain2-4 weeks5-24-180y 0m 10d
TOR10OFRandal Grichuk4-30-18R PCL sprain (1)3 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
TOR10OFSteve Pearce5-1-18Oblique strain2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
TOR60SSTroy Tulowitzki2-25-18R Heel bone spur8-10 weeks6-7-180y 0m 24d
WSH10RPJoaquin Benoit3-17-18R Forearm strain4-6 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
WSH10OFAdam Eaton5-10-18L Ankle chondral flap resection1-2 months6-24-180y 1m 10d
WSH60RPKoda Glover2-18-18R Shoulder tendinitis2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
WSH10OFBrian Goodwin4-13-18L Wrist contusion2 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
WSH10RPMatt Grace4-20-18L Groin strain2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 7d
WSH102BDaniel Murphy10-20-17R Knee microfracture surgery7-10 months5-18-180y 0m 4d
WSH60SPJoe Ross7-19-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months9-1-180y 3m 18d
WSH60CJhonatan Solano4-10-18R Elbow bone spurs6-8 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
BAL10SPChris TIllman5-11-18Lower back strain2-4 weeks5-28-180y 0m 14d
BALDHPedro Alvarez5-10-18R Hamstring spasmDTD5-15-180y 0m 1d
CLEOFBradley Zimmer5-5-10Chest contusionDTD5-14-180y 0m 0d
CLE10OFTyler Naquin5-11-18L Hamstring strain2-4 weeks5-24-180y 0m 10d
DET3BJeimer Candelario5-13-18L Wrist sorenessDTD5-18-180y 0m 4d
HOUOFGeorge Springer5-11-18L Elbow contusionDTD5-14-180y 0m 0d
LADSPRich Hill5-13-18L D3 blisterDTD5-18-180y 0m 4d
MIA3BBrian Anderson5-13-18Sore fingerDTD5-15-180y 0m 1d
MIASSMiguel Rojas5-13-18L Wrist contusionDTD5-18-180y 0m 4d
MIL10SPChase Anderson5-12-18IllnessDTD5-23-180y 0m 9d
PITSPJameson Taillon5-11-18R D3 lacerationDTD5-16-180y 0m 2d
SD10RPPhil Maton5-13-18R Lat strain2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d
SEA2BRobinson Cano5-13-18R 5th metacarpal fracture8-12 weeks7-13-180y 1m 29d
STL10RPTyler Lyons5-9-18Back strain2-4 weeks5-19-180y 0m 5d
STL10SPCarlos Martinez5-9-18R Lat strain2-4 weeks5-19-180y 0m 5d
TEX3BAdrian Beltre5-13-18L Hamstring injuryDTD5-16-180y 0m 2d
TOR10SPMarcus Stroman5-9-18R Shoulder fatigue2-4 weeks6-4-180y 0m 21d
WSH101BRyan Zimmerman5-12-18R Oblique strain4-6 weeks6-15-180y 1m 1d
WSH10CMatt Wieters5-10-18L Hamstring strain2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 18d

UPDATES

Matt Shoemaker (SP, Los Angeles Angels) – Shoe has been shut down from throwing due to continued issues with his right forearm.

Keynan Middleton (RP, Los Angeles Angels) – I think the best practice when you have a young pitcher returning potentially early from elbow inflammation is to have him throw three times in four games. Middleton will get an MRI on Monday – hopefully, no major damage has occurred. We’ll have a better idea of his timetable at that point.

Hansel Robles (RP, New York Mets) – We got the new title of ‘sprain’ to describe Robles right knee. I haven’t found a report indicating what structure he sprained, but I’m leaning towards a month off until we get a concrete timetable from the Mets.

Brandon Drury (2B/3B, New York Yankees) – Drury continues to experience migraine symptoms. His rehab assignment is set to end on Tuesday, and it’s unclear what the Yankees will do with him at that point.

Trevor Cahill (SP, Oakland Athletics) – Cahill didn’t feel 100% during a bullpen outing on Sunday. Nothing is set in stone, but he may skip an additional start.

Adam Wainwright (SP, St. Louis Cardinals) – Waino is reportedly heading back to the DL after a brief start in his return from a DL stint for elbow inflammation.

Adam Eaton (OF, Washington Nationals) – Eaton underwent surgery to remove a loose cartilage flap from his left ankle. The good news is that this procedure is a relatively simple arthroscopic tissue resection – there was minimal damage to surrounding tissues during the operation. The bad news is that Eaton is still a while away from baseball activities. He will spend approximately one-week non-weight-bearing on his left foot and spend roughly an additional week in a walking boot. I feel expecting him to return in late June or early July is reasonable at this stage.

 

ADDITIONS

Chris Tillman (RP, Baltimore Orioles) – Not much said about this one, but we likely can’t blame any back injury for his ineffectiveness. Since Tillman isn’t owned aside from 10-team Baltimore-only leagues, I’ll just leave you with a fun fact. As of the evening of 5-13-18, eleven qualified MLB starters have ERAs lower than Tillman’s WHIP.

Pedro Alvarez (DH, Baltimore Orioles) – Alvarez was lifted from Thursday’s game due to cramping /spasms in his right hamstring. The Orioles have stated that he is expected back in the lineup on Tuesday.

Bradley Zimmer (OF, Cleveland Indians) – Zimmer has been battling a chest contusion for about a week now – in fact, it’s looking like a DL stint would have been warranted. He is apparently sore when swinging, which will hopefully subside soon. There is no indication that a DL stint is forthcoming (at least for now) so we’re just truly living that DTD tag.

Tyler Naquin (OF, Cleveland Indians) – Naquin suffered a hamstring strain, and was placed on the DL10. The Indians don’t seem too concerned, and he may come off the DL within a few days of being eligible.

Jeimer Candelario (3B, Detroit Tigers) – Don’t let the estimated return fool you – this one is sounding the alarm for me. Candelario is dealing with a sprain in a structure called the TFCC, which is located at the junction between your hand and wrist on the little finger side. This structure is a complex arrangement of ligaments and cartilage that act to stabilize the ulnar side of the wrist. In determining if someone has an injury to their TFCC, clinicians use something called the Gripping Rotary Impaction Test. Long story short, this method measures grip strength in both prone and supine wrist positions – a positive test is when grip strength is significantly reduced in the prone position. Why am I telling you this? Candelario, when hitting from the right side, holds his bat with a prone left wrist. Additionally, TFCC injuries result in increased pain during ulnar deviation (you do that when swinging, too). Candelario has dealt with this issue on and off throughout his career, and it’s not just going to go away without surgical intervention. The Tigers don’t seem to want to go that route for now, but I think it’s something he undergoes in the near future. Until then, he is going to have periods where it is downright painful and less-effective to swing from the right side.

George Springer (OF, Houston Astros) – Springer is expected to be in the Astros lineup on Monday.

Rich Hill (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers) – Hill has a blister on the inside portion of his left long finger – the exact area a curveball comes off of. Hill is currently hoping to make his next start, but we’ve seen blisters keep him out for extended periods in the past. Monitor this one as a DL stint isn’t out of the question.

Brian Anderson (3B, Miami Marlins) – It’s unclear when Anderson injured his finger, but X-rays indicated no fracture. He should return to the lineup by the middle of this week.

Miguel Rojas (SS, Miami Marlins) – I haven’t seen a video of this, though we do know X-rays came back negative. I always caution that X-rays can’t always detect wrist fractures, so keep an eye on things for a few days. If it is just a contusion than Rojas should return to regular play sometime this week.

Chase Anderson (SP, Milwaukee Brewers) – Anderson should return when first able.

Jameson Taillon (SP, Pittsburgh Pirates) – Taillon is dealing with a cut on his right long finger. He is currently expected to make his next start, though we likely won’t know for sure until closer to that date.

Phil Maton (RP, San Diego Padres) – My gut feeling is that this isn’t too serious of a lat strain and that Maton should return in early-June. We will understand his situation better as additional updates are released.

Robinson Cano (2B, Seattle Mariners) – We have a bit of information to go on for this one. First, X-rays revealed the fracture, so it’s at least immediately visible on that image – it’s not just a tiny crack in the bone. Second, the expectation is that Cano will require surgery. This indicates that the fracture is either displaced or intra-articular. Either way, that extends our timetable to about the 2-month point. We’ll know definitively once we hear what kind of operation he will undergo.

Tyler Lyons (RP, St. Louis Cardinals) – Lyons has been dealing with a strain in one of the muscles of his mid-back. Many of the muscles in this region contribute to deceleration of the arm during throwing – they likely don’t explain his ineffectiveness, though they’re still important to rest. I’ve slotted him for the first available return date until we are updated further.

Carlos Martinez (SP, St. Louis Cardinals) – It has been reported that CarMart is dealing with a minor lat issue and that this DL stint is mainly precautionary. Anytime there is an injury to one of the decelerating muscles, there is a lot more strain put on the others. A good example is Thor battling a biceps injury last year, which he pitched through, which lead to a much more serious lat strain. I’d much rather CarMart miss a start or two in May than miss all of June and July.

Adrian Beltre (3B, Texas Rangers) – Beltre re-aggravated the left hamstring that sat him on the DL in April. I’ve listed him as DTD for now with an estimated return for the middle of next week, but this could definitely end up in another DL stint.

Marcus Stroman (SP, Toronto Blue Jays) – It’s almost like Stroman should have taken more time off when battling shoulder issues this spring. Hopefully, the Jays let Stroman simmer on the DL for a bit, rest his shoulder, and make necessary adjustments for him to return to previous levels of success.

Ryan Zimmerman (1B, Washington Nationals) – Zimmerman has been battling a few injuries thus far this year and may benefit from a bit of an extended DL stint. The Nats have capable replacements in Adams and Reynolds, and Zimm hasn’t quite returned to his 2017 form. I’d expect the Nats to take this one slow.

Matt Wieters (C, Washington Nationals) – No grade of strain has been reported, so I’ve estimated on a timetable and return date under the assumption that this is a relatively minor strain.

Jeff Davis

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

Comments


AC

Jeff, I’m thinking about grabbing Eric Thames as a DL stash in a 9-team mixed (with OBP) roto league. Any thoughts on how his particular type of thumb injury, and the surgery he had (assuming it’s a success), will impact his power on his return?

Jeff Davis

Hi AC,

The great thing about a surgical intervention is you’ve essentially replaced a damaged structure with a 100% in-tact replacement. In that sense, he should be good as new once deemed ready to play. We’ve seen other guys go through the same injury and operation and keep up the barrage of dingers (Trout and Correa off the top of my head from 2017).

Thanks for reading and for the great question!

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