Injury Report 5/17: 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: Pedro Alvarez, Yu Darvish, Yoan Moncada, Nicholas Castellanos, George Springer, Logan Forsythe, Justin Turner, Miguel Rojas, Brian Anderson, Brandon Drury, Trevor Cahill, Mark Leiter, and Jameson Taillon.

Let’s check out the table:

TeamDLPosPlayerInj. DateInjuryTimetableEst. ReturnCountdown
ARI10RPRandall Delgado9-28-17R flexor strain, oblique tightness2-4 months6-1-180y 0m 16d
ARI103BJake Lamb4-3-18L Shoulder AC joint sprain2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
ARI60SPShelby Miller5-10-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-15-180y 0m 30d
ARI 10SPRobbie Ray4-29-18R Obique strain4-6- weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
ARI10SP/RPBraden Shipley5-5-18R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
ARI10SPTaijuan Walker4-14-18R Elbow inflammation12-18 months5-15-190y 11m 29d
ATL60RPGrant Dayton8-29-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 months9-1-180y 3m 16d
ATL60RPJacob Lindgren3-28-18L Tommy John surgery12-18 months4-1-190y 10m 16d
ATL10RPJose Ramirez4-18-18R Shoulder inflammation2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
ATL10SPAnibal Sanchez4-18-18L Leg injury2 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
ATL10SSDansby Swanson5-2-18L Wrist inflammation2 weeks5-18-180y 0m 2d
BAL603BTim Beckham4-23-18L Groin strain (2)6-8 weeks6-21-180y 1m 5d
BAL60RPZach Britton12-21-17R Achille’s tendon tear5-9 months6-7-180y 0m 22d
BAL10RPDarren O’Day5-4-18R Elbow hyperextension2 weeks5-18-180y 0m 2d
BAL10OFColby Rasmus4-7-18L Hip flexor strain2-4 weeks5-18-180y 0m 2d
BAL 102BLuis Sardinas4-29-18Lower back strain2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
BAL10SPChris TIllman5-11-18Lower back strain2-4 weeks5-28-180y 0m 12d
BAL60SPGabriel Ynoa3-9-18R Shoulder inflammation2 weeks6-7-180y 0m 22d
BOS603BMarco Hernandez5-26-17L Shoulder surgery4-6 months6-1-180y 0m 16d
BOS10RPAustin Maddox3-1-18R Shoulder inflammation1-2 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
BOS102BDustin Pedroia10-25-17L Knee surgery, cartilage restoration7-10 months6-1-180y 0m 16d
BOS10RPTyler Thornburg6-16-17Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery12+ weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
CHC10RPEddie Butler4-20-18R Groin strain2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
CHC7OFJason Heyward5-8-18Concussion2 weeks5-22-180y 0m 6d
CHC60SPDrew Smyly6-17-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 months7-1-180y 1m 15d
CWS60RPDanny Farquhar4-20-18Hemorrhagic strokeIndefinite4-1-190y 10m 16d
CWS10OFAvisail Garcia4-23-18R Hamstring strain (2)4-6 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
CWS10SPMiguel Gonzalez4-18-18R RTC inflammation4-6 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
CWS60SPCarlos Rodon9-27-17L Shoulder surgery, bursitis6-8 months6-1-180y 0m 16d
CIN60SPRookie Davis10-9-17R Hip surgery8-10 months6-15-180y 0m 30d
CIN60SPAnthony DeSclafani3-11-18Strained oblique (2)4-8 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
CIN10RPMichael Lorenzen3-20-18R Teres major strain6 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
CLE60SPCody Anderson3-27-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months7-1-180y 1m 15d
CLE10OFLonnie Chisenhall4-7-18R Calf strain4-6 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
CLE10RPNick Goody5-3-18R Elbow strain2-4 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
CLE10SP/RPRyan Merritt3-23-18L Shoulder soreness2-4 weeks7-3-180y 1m 17d
CLE10OFTyler Naquin5-11-18L Hamstring strain2-4 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
CLE10SP/RPDanny Salazar1-15-18R Shoulder impingement2-4 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
CLE10OFBradley Zimmer5-5-10Chest contusionDTD5-22-180y 0m 6d
COL60RPCarlos Estevez3-19-18R Elbow sprain4-6 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
COL60RPRayan Gonzalez4-1-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-1-180y 0m 16d
COL10RPZac Rosscup3-27-18L Long finger injury2 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
DET101BMiguel Cabrera5-3-18R Hamstring strain2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
DET103BJeimer Candelario5-13-18L Wrist sorenessDTD5-24-180y 0m 8d
DET10OFLeonys Martin5-8-18L Hamstring strain2-4 weeks5-22-180y 0m 6d
DET60SPDaniel Norris4-29-18L Groin tightness8-12 weeks7-1-180y 1m 15d
DET10RPAlex Wilson5-7-18L Plantar fascia tear6-10 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
DET10SPJordan Zimmermann5-7-18R Shoulder impingement2 weeks5-28-180y 0m 12d
HOU10RPJandel Gustave6-21-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months8-21-180y 3m 5d
HOU10SPBrady Rodgers5-2-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months7-1-180y 1m 15d
KC10RPJustin Grimm4-24-18Lower back stiffness1 week5-21-180y 0m 5d
KC60SPJesse Hahn3-6-18R Elbow UCL sprain (1 or 2)8-10 weeks6-7-180y 0m 22d
KC10SPNate Karns7-20-17R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks6-7-180y 0m 22d
LAA60SPAlex Meyer9-12-17R Glenoid labrum surgery12-14 months4-1-190y 10m 16d
LAA10RPKeynan Middleton4-29-18R Elbow inflammation2 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
LAA60SPJ.C. Ramirez4-17-18R Elbow sprain12-18 months5-1-190y 11m 15d
LAA10SPMatt Shoemaker4-1-18R Forearm strain3-4 weeks6-21-180y 1m 5d
LAA10RPBlake Wood4-23-18R Elbow posterior impingement2 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
LAD10RPTony Cingrani5-9-18L Shoulder inflammation2-4 weeks5-23-180y 0m 7d
LADSPRich Hill5-13-18L D3 blisterDTD5-19-180y 0m 3d
LAD10SPClayton Kershaw5-1-18L Biceps tendinitis1-2 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
LAD60SP/RPTom Koehler3-2-18R Shoulder strain (2)1-3 months6-1-180y 0m 16d
LAD10SPHyun-Jin Ryu5-2-18L Groin strain (3)2-4 months7-15-180y 1m 29d
LAD60SSCorey Seager4-30-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-1-191y 0m 16d
LAD60SPJulio Urias6-27-17L Shoulder surgery, anterior capsule12-14 months7-1-180y 1m 15d
MIA10OFGarrett Cooper4-2-18R Wrist tendon sheath tear8-10 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
MIA10RPOdrisamer Despaigne4-19-18R Forearm strain4-6 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
MIA60SPBrett Graves3-6-18L Oblique strain6-8 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
MIA10RPChris O’Grady4-17-18L Shoulder sprain2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
MIL10SPChase Anderson5-12-18IllnessDTD5-23-180y 0m 7d
MIL10SPZach Davies5-3-18R RTC inflammation2 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
MIL102BNick Franklin5-8-18R Quad strain4-6 weeks6-21-180y 1m 5d
MIL10SPWade Miley5-9-18R Oblique strain (2)6-8 weeks7-9-180y 1m 23d
MIL60SPJimmy Nelson9-20-17R Shoulder surgery12-14 months6-15-180y 0m 30d
MIL101BEric Thames4-24-18L Thumb UCL sprain (2)6-8 weeks6-3-180y 0m 18d
MIL10C Stephen Vogt2-28-18R Shoulder strain4-6 weeks4-1-190y 10m 16d
MIN10CJason Castro5-3-18R Knee meniscus tear6-10 weeks7-5-180y 1m 19d
MIN60SP/RPTrevor May3-22-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months6-1-180y 0m 16d
MIN60SPMichael Pineda7-18-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 2m 16d
MIN103BMiguel Sano4-28-18L Hamstring tightness2-4 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
MIN60SPErvin Santana2-6-18R Long finger surgery10-12 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
NYM10CTravis d’Arnaud4-17-18R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months5-17-191y 0m 1d
NYM103BTodd Frazier5-7-18L Hamstring strain2-4 weeks5-22-180y 0m 6d
NYM60SPRafael Montero3-22-18R Elbow UCL sprain (3)12-18 months4-1-190y 10m 16d
NYM10CKevin Plawecki4-11-18L Hand fracture4-6 weeks5-28-180y 0m 12d
NYM601BT.J. Rivera9-14-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 2m 16d
NYMRPHansel Robles5-8-18R Knee soreness4-6 weeks6-9-180y 0m 24d
NYM60RPAnthony Swarzak3-31-18Sore oblique2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
NYM603BDavid Wright6-17-16Shoulder/back injury2-3 months8-1-180y 2m 16d
NYY101BGreg Bird3-27-18R Ankle surgery6-8 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
NYYRPLuis Cessa4-17-18Oblique strain2-4 weeks5-28-180y 0m 12d
NYY60OFJacoby Ellsbury3-2-18R Oblique tightness, L hip discomfort1-2 weeks6-7-180y 0m 22d
NYY60RPBen Heller3-27-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months5-1-190y 11m 15d
NYY10RPTommy Kahnle4-16-18R Shoulder tendintis2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
NYY10OFBilly McKinney3-31-18L Shoulder AC sprain6-8 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
NYY10SPJordan Montgomery5-1-18L Forearm strain6-8 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
NYY10RPAdam Warren4-20-18R Lat strain2-4 weeks5-28-180y 0m 12d
OAK60SPPaul Blackburn3-22-18R Forearm tightness2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
OAK10RPRyan Buchter4-25-18L Shoulder strain4-6 weeks6-7-180y 0m 22d
OAK60SPJharel Cotton3-21-18R Tommy John surgery4-6 months5-1-190y 11m 15d
OAK10RPLiam Hendriks4-14-18Groin strain6-8 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
OAK10OFBoog Powell4-7-18R Knee sprain4 weeks5-28-180y 0m 12d
OAK10SPA.J. Puk3-27-18Tommy John surgery12-18 months5-1-190y 11m 15d
PHI10RPVictor Arano4-29-18R RTC strain2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
PHI10SSJ.P. Crawford4-29-18R Forearm strain2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
PHI10SPJerad Eickhoff3-16-18R Lat strain6-8 weeks5-28-180y 0m 12d
PHI10RPAdam Morgan5-6-18Back strain2-4 weeks5-23-180y 0m 7d
PHI10RPPat Neshek3-30-18R Shoulder strain2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
PIT60RPNick Burdi5-31-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 2m 16d
PIT102BJosh Harrison4-15-18L 5th metacarpal fracture6-8 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
PIT10SP/RPJoe Musgrove3-30-18R Shoulder strain4-6 weeks5-23-180y 0m 7d
PIT10RPEnny Romero4-29-18L Shoulder impingement2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
PIT10RPA.J. Schugel2-25-18R Shoulder discomfort1-2 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
SD10OFAllen Cordoba2-15-18Concussion4-6 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
SD60OFAlex Dickerson3-28-18L Tommy John surgery12-18 months4-1-190y 10m 16d
SD10CAustin Hedges4-30-18R Elbow tendinitis2-4 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
SD10SPDinelson Lamet3-25-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months5-1-190y 11m 15d
SD10RPPhil Maton5-13-18R Lat strain2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
SD101B/OFWil Myers4-29-18Oblique strain (1)2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
SD60SPColin Rea3-8-18R Lat strain, R elbow injury1-3 months6-1-180y 0m 16d
SD10OFHunter Renfroe4-18-18R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
SEA102BRobinson Cano5-13-18R 5th metacarpal fracture8-12 weeks7-13-180y 1m 27d
SEA10RPDavid Phelps3-17-18R Elbow UCL sprain (3)12-18 months4-1-190y 10m 16d
SEA10SPErasmo Ramirez5-1-18R Teres major strain4-8 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
SF60SPMadison Bumgarner3-23-18L 5th metacarpal fracture10-14 weeks6-7-180y 0m 22d
SF60SPJohnny Cueto5-1-18R Elbow inflammation1-2 months7-1-180y 1m 15d
SF60SPJulian Fernandez3-27-18R Elbow UCL sprain12-18 months4-1-190y 10m 16d
SF10RPMark Melancon3-26-18R Flexor strain4-6 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
SF102BJoe Panik4-27-18L Thumb UCL sprain (2)4-8 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
SF10OFHunter Pence4-20-18R Thumb sprain2-6 weeks5-18-180y 0m 2d
SF7OFMac Williamson4-24-18ConcussionDTD5-21-180y 0m 5d
STL10RPDominic Leone5-4-18R Arm Nerve irritation2-4 weeks5-28-180y 0m 12d
STL10RPTyler Lyons5-9-18Back strain2-4 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
STL10SPCarlos Martinez5-9-18R Lat strain2-4 weeks5-21-180y 0m 5d
STL10CYadier Molina5-5-18Pelvic hematoma4-6 weeks6-6-180y 0m 21d
STL60SP/RPAlex Reyes2-16-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months6-1-180y 0m 16d
STL10SPAdam Wainwright4-20-18R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
TB10SPYonny Chirinos4-29-18R Forearm strain4-6 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
TB60SPJose De Leon3-13-18R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months4-1-190y 10m 16d
TB10SPNathan Eovaldi3-28-18R Elbow loose body removal8-10 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
TB60OFKevin Kiermaier4-15-18R Thumb sprain2-3 months7-1-180y 1m 15d
TEX60SSElvis Andrus4-11-18R Olecranon fracture8-10 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
TEX103BAdrian Beltre5-13-18L Hamstring injury2-4 weeks5-28-180y 0m 12d
TEX60SPClayton Blackburn4-12-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-1-191y 0m 16d
TEX60RPRonald Herrera3-16-18R Shoulder inflammation4-6 months7-1-180y 1m 15d
TEX60RPTim Lincecum3-22-18R Middle finger blister1-2 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
TEX10RPChris Martin5-1-18R Forearm irritation2-4 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
TEX60SPJoe Palumbo4-20-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-1-180y 0m 16d
TEX10SPMartin Perez4-30-18R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
TEX10OFDrew Robinson5-5-18L Hip soreness2 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
TEX60RPRicardo Rodriguez3-29-18R Biceps tendinitis2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
TEX10OFCarlos Tocci4-21-18L Hip contusion2-4 weeks6-2-180y 0m 17d
TORSSAledmys Diaz5-6-18L Ankle sprain2-4 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
TOR10OFRandal Grichuk4-30-18R PCL sprain (1)3 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
TOR10OFSteve Pearce5-1-18Oblique strain2-4 weeks5-28-180y 0m 12d
TOR10SPMarcus Stroman5-9-18R Shoulder fatigue2-4 weeks6-4-180y 0m 19d
TOR60SSTroy Tulowitzki2-25-18R Heel bone spur8-10 weeks6-7-180y 0m 22d
WSH10RPJoaquin Benoit3-17-18R Forearm strain4-6 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
WSH10OFAdam Eaton5-10-18L Ankle chondral flap resection1-2 months6-24-180y 1m 8d
WSH60RPKoda Glover2-18-18R Shoulder tendinitis2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
WSH10OFBrian Goodwin4-13-18L Wrist contusion2 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
WSH10RPMatt Grace4-20-18L Groin strain2-4 weeks5-28-180y 0m 12d
WSH102BDaniel Murphy10-20-17R Knee microfracture surgery7-10 months5-28-180y 0m 12d
WSH60SPJoe Ross7-19-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months9-1-180y 3m 16d
WSH60CJhonatan Solano4-10-18R Elbow bone spurs6-8 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
WSH10CMatt Wieters5-10-18L Hamstring strain2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
WSH101BRyan Zimmerman5-12-18R Oblique strain4-6 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
ARI10OFA.J. Pollock5-15-18L Thumb avulsion fracture4-8 weeks7-1-180y 1m 15d
BOS10RPCarson Smith5-15-18R Shoulder subluxation4-6 weeks7-1-180y 1m 15d
BOS10RPHector Velasquez5-14-18Low back strain2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
CIN3BEugenio Suarez5-15-18R Ankle sorenessDTD5-17-180y 0m 1d
CLEDHEdwin Encarnacion5-15-18Back/neck tightnessDTD5-18-180y 0m 2d
COL102BDJ Lemahieu5-13-18L Thumb sprain4 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
DETOFJaCoby Jones5-16-18L Hip contusionDTD5-18-180y 0m 2d
KC101BLucas Duda5-14-18R Plantar fasciitis2-4 weeks6-15-180y 0m 30d
MIL2BHernan Perez5-15-18Wrist injuryDTD5-18-180y 0m 2d
MILOFRyan Braun5-14-18Back tightness2-4 weeks6-1-180y 0m 16d
NYMOFJuan Lagares5-16-18Toe sprainDTD5-18-180y 0m 2d
NYM10OFYoenis Cespedes5-14-18R Hip flexor strain2-4 weeks5-24-180y 0m 8d
PITOFStarling Marte5-15-18Oblique tigthnessDTD5-18-180y 0m 2d
PITCFrancisco Cervelli5-15-18R Forearm contusionDTD5-18-180y 0m 2d
SD10SPJoey Lucchesi5-14-18R Hip strain2-4 weeks5-25-180y 0m 9d
SEAOFNelson Cruz5-15-18R Foot contusionDTD5-21-180y 0m 5d
SF102BAlen Hanson5-13-18L Hamstring strain2 weeks5-23-180y 0m 7d
STL10RPLuke Gregerson5-16-18R Shoulder impingement2-4 weeks6-7-180y 0m 22d
TB10OFCarlos Gomez5-15-18R Groin injury2-4 weeks6-7-180y 0m 22d
TB3BMatt Duffy5-15-18R Hamstring sorenessDTD5-18-180y 0m 2d

UPDATES

Bradley Zimmer (OF, Cleveland Indians) – Zimmer was finally placed on the DL10. His condition hasn’t been changed from a contusion, so I imagine we’ll have a minimum DL stint.

Miguel Cabrera (3B, Detroit Tigers) – Miggy is experiencing some hip and back discomfort during his rehab and figures to miss some additional time.

Jeimer Candelario (3B, Detroit Tigers) – There’s the DL stint. I’m curious about the Tigers next step. I presume they try to manage this injury conservatively at first, but I still think an operation is inevitable (they may just hope to complete it in the offseason).

Keynan Middleton (RP, Los Angeles Angels) – Rather than being patient with their young relief ace, the Angels now face the possibility of TJ for Middleton, who is seeking a second opinion. The fact that opinions are at play means it’s less than a Grade 3 sprain, but I anticipate TJ will be the answer as the Angels recently tried conservative treatment with JC Ramirez with poor results.

Clayton Kershaw (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers) – Kershaw is progressing slowly, but at least he is progressing. An early-to-mid June return looks more realistic at this point than expecting him back in May.

Chase Anderson (SP, Milwaukee Brewers) – I’ve seen a report indicating that Anderson is expected to start on Monday (5-21-18), though he’s not eligible to come off the DL until 5-23-18 as per the official DL move listed on the MLB transactions page. I figure Anderson will return soon, but be mindful of this discrepancy.

Stephen Vogt (C, Milwaukee Brewers) – Vogt is set to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery this week. Hopefully, he returns strong in 2019.

Wil Myers (OF, San Diego Padres) – The Padres have stated they don’t expect Myers back until June. This is starting to sound like more than a Grade 1 strain.

Carlos Martinez (SP, St. Louis Cardinals) – Martinez is undergoing a follow-up MRI, which will let us know whether he’ll be cleared in the near future. Look for that update. It sounds like he has progressed a bit slower than initially anticipated, though there is no need to sound the alarm just yet.

 

ADDITIONS

A.J. Pollock (OF, Arizona Diamondbacks) – Pollock avulsed a structure from his thumb, and the DBacks currently expect him to miss 4-8 weeks. He has a shot to be on the shorter side of that timetable if all goes well.

Carson Smith (RP, Boston Red Sox) – Smith subluxed his pitching shoulder throwing his glove in frustration after a poor outing. He has undergone an MRI, though results haven’t been released publicly. The Red Sox are anticipating an extended DL stint, so it seems there is some serious structural damage to Smith’s right shoulder. Remember kids, if you’re going to be a goofball and lash out physically after a rough outing, do so with your non-dominant arm.

Hector Velasquez (SP, Boston Red Sox) – Velasquez hurt his lower back trying to dodge Smith’s glove throw. Okay, that’s not true. I don’t have a definitive event to pin this to, but it doesn’t appear to be too serious at this point.

Eugenio Suarez (3B, Cincinnati Reds) – Suarez hurt his ankle during a slide on Tuesday, but remained in the game. This doesn’t sound very serious, but he got the day off on Wednesday. I’d expect him to return before the weekend.

Edwin Encarnacion (DH, Cleveland Indians) – E5 has missed a couple of games due to tightness in his upper back and neck. There’s no indication that this is a serious issue, and he should be set to go prior to this weekend’s series.

DJ Lemahieu (2B, Colorado Rockies) – I set Lemahieu at 4 weeks for now, as that is an optimistic timetable to heal a mild thumb UCL sprain. However, I expect him to opt for surgery on his thumb, which would move our timetable to 6-8 weeks.

JaCoby Jones (OF, Detroit Tigers) – Jones suffered a bruise to his hip, and this doesn’t seem too serious. Expect to see him in the lineup within a day or two.

Lucas Duda (1B, Kansas City Royals) – I haven’t seen the severity of this described, but plantar fasciitis is a nasty beast that can stay with you for years. It’s unclear if surgery is on the table for Duda, but that operation can have you out of action for up to three months.

Hernan Perez (2B, Milwaukee Brewers) – Perez is DTD with a non-descript wrist injury. Expect him to return to the lineup prior to the weekend unless we hear otherwise.

Ryan Braun (OF, Milwaukee Brewers) – Braun has stated that he’s likely heading to the DL. He’s been on it so much, I trust his opinion. I don’t imagine this being much more than a two-week absence, and Braun is prone to going through these every now and then.

Juan Lagares (OF, New York Mets) – Lagares underwent X-rays on his toe, which came back negative, so we can rule out a fracture. I anticipate he’ll get an MRI if it continues to hurt him, but I haven’t seen the Mets indicate that one has been ordered.

Yoenis Cespedes (OF, New York Mets) – Cespedes has the potential to return when first eligible, but we’ll get a better sense of his estimated return as he progresses.

Starling Marte (OF, Pittsburgh Pirates) – Marte is battling some oblique tightness. He’ll hope to get it under control over the next few days but may wind up on the DL. We’ll get an update prior to the weekend.

Francisco Cervelli (C, Pittsburgh Pirates) – Cervelli is dealing with a forearm contusion, and should return to the lineup within a day or two.

Joey Lucchesi (SP, San Diego Padres) – I originally saw this reported as glute tightness, which makes me think the Padres are just playing this extremely safe. Lucchesi may return when first eligible.

Nelson Cruz (DH, Seattle Mariners) – Cruz fouled a ball off his right foot, though X-rays came back negative. I listed his estimated return for next Monday, though he may get into games this weekend if he’s feeling up to it.

Alen Hanson (2B, San Francisco Giants) – No grade of strain has been reported, though this appears mild due to the retroactive DL move, and Hanson may be able to return when first eligible.

Luke Gregerson (RP, St. Louis Cardinals) – This one is difficult to predict as Gregerson is reportedly dealing with an elbow issue as well, and has not been effective for the Cards thus far. They may take things very slow with him.

Carlos Gomez (OF, Tampa Bay Rays) – Gomez hit the DL after injuring his groin on Tuesday. Limited details are available at this time – I’m expecting an update before Monday.

 

Matt Duffy (3B, Tampa Bay Rays) – Duffy reports that he expects to return to the Rays lineup on Friday.

Jeff Davis

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

Comments


Adrian Fernandez

You mentioned Candelario’s injury may result in an operation over the off-season, should people be wary of picking him due to lower quality of play or not getting consistent playing time as a result of a nagging injury?

Jeff Davis

Hi Adrian,

I’m going to stay away in general. I don’t know how the Tigers want to approach this, but to me it feels like there isn’t a great option available. It’s hard to imagine him being a productive player while symptomatic – and this isn’t the sort of thing that will generally resolve itself.

Thanks for reading!

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