Injury Report 6/4: Every Player’s DL Situation

Hello and welcome to the first June edition of the Injury Report!

The following players have returned to regular play or have been optioned and have been removed from the report: Austin Brice, Bradley Zimmer, DJ Lemahieu, Miguel Cabrera, Niko Goodrum, Derek Fisher, Zack Cozart, Steven Matz, Dee Gordon, Alen Hanson, Mark Melancon, Joe Panik, Hunter Pence, Dereck Rodriguez, Jose Valdez, Marcell Ozuna, Adrian Beltre, Carlos Tocci, Aledmys Diaz, Randal Grichuk, Brian Goodwin, Khris Davis, and Ryan Madson.

Let’s check out the table:

TeamDLPosPlayerInj. DateInjuryTimetableEst. ReturnCountdown
ARI60RPRandall Delgado9-28-17R flexor strain, oblique tightness2-4 months7-1-180y 0m 27d
ARI60SPShelby Miller5-10-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-21-180y 0m 17d
ARI10OFA.J. Pollock5-15-18L Thumb avulsion fracture4-8 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
ARI10SPRobbie Ray4-29-18R Obique strain4-6- weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
ARI10OFSteven Souza5-19-18R Pectoral strain2-4 weeks6-20-180y 0m 16d
ARI10SPTaijuan Walker4-14-18R Elbow inflammation12-18 months5-15-190y 11m 11d
ATL10OFRonald Acuna Jr.5-27-18L ACL sprain (1)2-4 weeks6-7-180y 0m 3d
ATL60RPGrant Dayton8-29-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 months9-1-180y 2m 28d
ATL60RPJacob Lindgren3-28-18L Tommy John surgery12-18 months4-1-190y 9m 28d
ATL10RPJose Ramirez4-18-18R Shoulder inflammation2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
ATL10SPMike Soroka5-14-18R Shoulder strain2 weeks6-12-180y 0m 8d
BAL603BTim Beckham4-23-18L Groin strain (2)6-8 weeks6-24-180y 0m 20d
BAL60RPZach Britton12-21-17R Achille’s tendon tear5-9 months6-15-180y 0m 11d
BAL10RPDarren O’Day5-4-18R Elbow hyperextension2 weeks6-10-180y 0m 6d
BAL10OFColby Rasmus4-7-18L Hip flexor strain2-4 weeks6-10-180y 0m 6d
BAL102BLuis Sardinas4-29-18Lower back strain2-4 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
BAL10SPChris TIllman5-11-18Lower back strain2-4 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
BAL60SPGabriel Ynoa3-9-18R Shoulder inflammation2 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
BOS10OFMookie Betts5-27-18L Oblique tightness10 days6-8-180y 0m 4d
BOS603BMarco Hernandez5-26-17L Shoulder surgery4-6 months7-1-180y 0m 27d
BOS10RPAustin Maddox3-1-18R Shoulder inflammation1-2 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
BOS10RPCarson Smith5-15-18R Shoulder subluxation4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
BOS10RPTyler Thornburg6-16-17Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery12+ weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
CHC10RPEddie Butler4-20-18R Groin strain2-4 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
CHC10SPYu Darvish5-26-18R Triceps tendititis2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
CHC10RPCarl Edwards Jr.5-29-18R Shoulder inflammation4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
CHC60SPDrew Smyly6-17-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 1m 28d
CWS103BMatt Davidson5-23-18Back stiffness2 weeks6-7-180y 0m 3d
CWS10OFNick Delmonico5-18-18R D3 Metacarpal fracture4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
CWS60RPDanny Farquhar4-20-18Hemorrhagic strokeIndefinite4-1-190y 9m 28d
CWS10OFAvisail Garcia4-23-18R Hamstring strain (2)4-6 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
CWS10OFLeury Garcia5-23-18L Knee sprain4-6 weeks6-23-180y 0m 19d
CWS60SPMiguel Gonzalez4-18-18R RTC inflammation4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
CWS60SPCarlos Rodon9-27-17L Shoulder surgery, bursitis6-8 months6-10-180y 0m 6d
CIN60SPRookie Davis10-9-17R Hip surgery8-10 months7-1-180y 0m 27d
CIN60SPAnthony DeSclafani3-11-18Strained oblique (2)4-8 weeks6-5-180y 0m 1d
CLE60SPCody Anderson3-27-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 1m 28d
CLE10OFLonnie Chisenhall4-7-18R Calf strain4-6 weeks6-7-180y 0m 3d
CLE10RPNick Goody5-3-18R Elbow strain2-4 weeks7-3-180y 0m 29d
CLE10OFBrandon Guyer5-20-18Neck strain2 weeks6-7-180y 0m 3d
CLE10SP/RPRyan Merritt3-23-18L Shoulder soreness2-4 weeks7-3-180y 0m 29d
CLE10RPAndrew Miller5-26-18R Knee inflammation2-4 weeks6-10-180y 0m 6d
CLE10OFTyler Naquin5-11-18L Hamstring strain2-4 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
CLE10SP/RPDanny Salazar1-15-18R Shoulder impingement2-4 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
COL10OFDavid Dahl5-28-18R Foot fracture6-8 weeks7-21-180y 1m 17d
COL60RPCarlos Estevez3-19-18R Elbow sprain4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
COL60RPRayan Gonzalez4-1-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months7-1-180y 0m 27d
COL10RPAdam Ottavino5-27-18L Oblique strain4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
COL10RPZac Rosscup3-27-18L Long finger injury2 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
DET10SPFrancisco Liriano5-26-18L Hamstring strain2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
DET60SPDaniel Norris4-29-18L Groin tightness8-12 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
DET10RPDaniel Stumpf5-29-18L Cubital tunnel syndrome2-4 weeks6-18-180y 0m 14d
DET10RPAlex Wilson5-7-18L Plantar fascia tear6-10 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
DET10SPJordan Zimmermann5-7-18R Shoulder impingement2 weeks6-12-180y 0m 8d
HOU10CBrian McCann5-29-18R Knee soreness2-4 weeks6-10-180y 0m 6d
HOU10RPJandel Gustave6-21-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months8-21-180y 2m 17d
HOU10OFJosh Reddick5-18-18L Leg infection2 weeks6-7-180y 0m 3d
HOU10SPBrady Rodgers5-2-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 1m 28d
KC10RPBlaine Boyer5-30-18Low back strain2-4 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
KC103BCheslor Cuthbert5-14-18Low back strain2 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
KC101BLucas Duda5-14-18R Plantar fasciitis2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
KC10RPJustin Grimm4-24-18Lower back stiffness1 week6-14-180y 0m 10d
KC60SPJesse Hahn3-6-18R Elbow UCL sprain (1 or 2)8-10 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
KC10SPNate Karns7-20-17R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
KC10SPEric Skoglund5-27-18L Elbow UCL sprain (1)1-2 months8-1-180y 1m 28d
LAA60SPAlex Meyer9-12-17R Glenoid labrum surgery12-14 months4-1-190y 9m 28d
LAA10RPKeynan Middleton4-29-18R Elbow inflammation12-18 months6-1-190y 11m 28d
LAA60SPJ.C. Ramirez4-17-18R Elbow sprain12-18 months5-1-190y 10m 27d
LAA10CRene Rivera5-17-18R Meniscus repair4-6 weeks6-17-180y 0m 13d
LAA60SPMatt Shoemaker4-1-18R Forearm strain3-4 weeks4-1-190y 9m 28d
LAA10RPBlake Wood4-23-18R Elbow UCL sprain12-18 months6-1-190y 11m 28d
LAD10SPRich Hill5-19-18L D3 Blister4 weeks6-19-180y 0m 15d
LAD10SPClayton Kershaw6-1-18Lower back strain4-6 weeks7-7-180y 1m 3d
LAD60SP/RPTom Koehler3-2-18R Shoulder strain (2)1-3 months7-1-180y 0m 27d
LAD10SPKenta Maeda5-29-18R Hip strain4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
LAD10SPHyun-Jin Ryu5-2-18L Groin strain (3)2-4 months7-15-180y 1m 11d
LAD60SSCorey Seager4-30-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-1-190y 11m 28d
LAD60SPJulio Urias6-27-17L Shoulder surgery, anterior capsule12-14 months7-21-180y 1m 17d
MIA10OFGarrett Cooper4-2-18R Wrist tendon sheath tear8-10 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
MIA60SPBrett Graves3-6-18L Oblique strain6-8 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
MIA10RPChris O’Grady4-17-18L Shoulder sprain2-4 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
MIA103BMartin Prado5-25-18L Hamstring strain6-8 weeks7-21-180y 1m 17d
MIL102BNick Franklin5-8-18R Quad strain4-6 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
MIL10SPWade Miley5-9-18R Oblique strain (2)6-8 weeks7-9-180y 1m 5d
MIL60SPJimmy Nelson9-20-17R Shoulder surgery12-14 months6-21-180y 0m 17d
MIL10SSTyler Saladino5-29-18L Ankle sprain4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
MIL101BEric Thames4-24-18L Thumb UCL sprain (2)6-8 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
MIL10CStephen Vogt2-28-18R Shoulder strain4-6 weeks4-1-190y 9m 28d
MIN10OFByron Buxton4-28-18L Big toe fracture4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
MIN10CJason Castro5-3-18R Knee meniscus tear6-10 weeks4-1-190y 9m 28d
MIN101BJoe Mauer5-19-18Concussion, neck strain2-4 weeks6-7-180y 0m 3d
MIN60SP/RPTrevor May3-22-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months6-15-180y 0m 11d
MIN60SPMichael Pineda7-18-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 1m 28d
MIN60SPErvin Santana2-6-18R Long finger surgery10-12 weeks7-15-180y 1m 11d
NYM10OFYoenis Cespedes5-14-18R Hip flexor strain2-4 weeks6-7-180y 0m 3d
NYM10CTravis d’Arnaud4-17-18R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months5-17-190y 11m 13d
NYM101BWilmer Flores5-27-18Lower back sorenessDTD6-7-180y 0m 3d
NYM103BTodd Frazier5-7-18L Hamstring strain2-4 weeks6-5-180y 0m 1d
NYM60OFJuan Lagares5-16-18L Big toe plantar plate tear4-6 months4-1-190y 9m 28d
NYM60SPRafael Montero3-22-18R Elbow UCL sprain (3)12-18 months4-1-190y 9m 28d
NYM10RPA.J. Ramos5-27-18R Shoulder tightnessDTD6-21-180y 0m 17d
NYM601BT.J. Rivera9-14-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 1m 28d
NYM60RPAnthony Swarzak3-31-18Sore oblique2-4 weeks6-5-180y 0m 1d
NYM10SPNoah Syndergaard5-29-18R D2 sprain2-4 weeks6-10-180y 0m 6d
NYM603BDavid Wright6-17-16Shoulder/back injury2-3 months8-1-180y 1m 28d
NYY10RPLuis Cessa4-17-18Oblique strain2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
NYY60OFJacoby Ellsbury3-2-18R Oblique tightness, L hip discomfort1-2 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
NYY60RPBen Heller3-27-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months5-1-190y 10m 27d
NYY10SPJordan Montgomery5-1-18L Forearm strain6-8 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
NYY10RPAdam Warren4-20-18R Lat strain2-4 weeks6-7-180y 0m 3d
OAK10SPBrett Anderson5-18-18L Shoulder strain4-6 weeks6-20-180y 0m 16d
OAK60SPPaul Blackburn3-22-18R Forearm tightness2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
OAK10RPRyan Buchter4-25-18L Shoulder strain4-6 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
OAK10RPSantiago Casilla5-26-18R Shoulder strain4-6 weeks6-5-180y 0m 1d
OAK60SPJharel Cotton3-21-18R Tommy John surgery4-6 months5-1-190y 10m 27d
OAK10RPLiam Hendriks4-14-18Groin strain6-8 weeks6-10-180y 0m 6d
OAK10OFBoog Powell4-7-18R Knee sprain4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
OAK10SPA.J. Puk3-27-18Tommy John surgery12-18 months5-1-190y 10m 27d
OAK10SPAndrew Triggs5-17-18R Forearm nerve discomfort2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
PHI10SSJ.P. Crawford4-29-18R Forearm strain2-4 weeks6-10-180y 0m 6d
PHI60SPJerad Eickhoff3-16-18R Lat strain6-8 weeks7-15-180y 1m 11d
PHI10SSPedro Florimon5-29-18R Foot fracture4-6 weeks7-7-180y 1m 3d
PHI10OFRhys Hoskins5-28-18Jaw fracture4-6 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
PHI10RPPat Neshek3-30-18R Shoulder strain2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
PIT60RPNick Burdi5-31-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 1m 28d
PIT10SPIvan Nova5-26-18R D1 sprain2-4 weeks6-10-180y 0m 6d
PIT10RPEnny Romero4-29-18L Shoulder impingement2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
PIT10RPA.J. Schugel2-25-18R Shoulder discomfort1-2 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
SDOFFranchy Cordero5-27-18Forearm soreness2-4 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
SD10OFAllen Cordoba2-15-18Concussion4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
SD60OFAlex Dickerson3-28-18L Tommy John surgery12-18 months4-1-190y 9m 28d
SD10CAustin Hedges4-30-18R Elbow tendinitis2-4 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
SD10SPDinelson Lamet3-25-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months5-1-190y 10m 27d
SD10SPJoey Lucchesi5-14-18R Hip strain2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
SD10RPPhil Maton5-13-18R Lat strain2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
SD101B/OFWil Myers4-29-18Oblique strain (1)2-4 weeks7-7-180y 1m 3d
SD60SPColin Rea3-8-18R Lat strain, R elbow injury1-3 months6-21-180y 0m 17d
SEA102BRobinson Cano5-13-18R 5th metacarpal fracture8-12 weeks7-13-180y 1m 9d
SEACChirs Herrmann5-30-18R Oblique strain4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
SEA10RPDavid Phelps3-17-18R Elbow UCL sprain (3)12-18 months4-1-190y 9m 28d
SEA10SPErasmo Ramirez5-1-18R Teres major strain4-8 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
SEA10RPNick Vincent5-26-18R Groin strain4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
SF60SPMadison Bumgarner3-23-18L 5th metacarpal fracture10-14 weeks6-5-180y 0m 1d
SF60SPJohnny Cueto5-1-18R Elbow inflammation1-2 months7-1-180y 0m 27d
SF60SPJulian Fernandez3-27-18R Elbow UCL sprain12-18 months4-1-190y 9m 28d
SF10SPJeff Samardzija5-29-18R Shoulder tightness2-4 weeks6-10-180y 0m 6d
STL10RPMatt Bowman5-17-18Blisters2 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
STL10SSPaul DeJong5-17-18L D5 metacarpal fracture4-6 weeks7-7-180y 1m 3d
STL10RPLuke Gregerson5-16-18R Shoulder impingement2-4 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
STL10RPGreg Holland5-26-18R Hip impingement4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
STL60RPDominic Leone5-4-18R Arm Nerve irritation2-4 weeks7-7-180y 1m 3d
STL10SPCarlos Martinez5-9-18R Lat strain2-4 weeks6-5-180y 0m 1d
STL10CYadier Molina5-5-18Pelvic hematoma4-6 weeks6-5-180y 0m 1d
STL60SPAdam Wainwright4-20-18R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks7-18-180y 1m 14d
TB10SPYonny Chirinos4-29-18R Forearm strain4-6 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
TB60SPJose De Leon3-13-18R Tommy John Surgery12-18 months4-1-190y 9m 28d
TB10SPJake Faria5-22-18L Oblique strain4-6 weeks8-1-180y 1m 28d
TB10SSAdeiny Hechavarria5-18-18R Hamstring strain2-4 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
TB60OFKevin Kiermaier4-15-18R Thumb sprain2-3 months7-1-180y 0m 27d
TEX60SSElvis Andrus4-11-18R Olecranon fracture8-10 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
TEX60SPClayton Blackburn4-12-18R Tommy John surgery12-18 months6-1-190y 11m 28d
TEX60RPRonald Herrera3-16-18R Shoulder inflammation4-6 months8-1-180y 1m 28d
TEX60RPTim Lincecum3-22-18R Middle finger blister1-2 weeks6-5-180y 0m 1d
TEX60SPJoe Palumbo4-20-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 months8-1-180y 1m 28d
TEX10SPMartin Perez4-30-18R Elbow inflammation2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
TOR103BJosh Donaldson5-28-18L Calf tightnessDTD6-8-180y 0m 4d
TOR10OFSteve Pearce5-1-18Oblique strain2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
TOR10SPMarcus Stroman5-9-18R Shoulder fatigue2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
TOR60SSTroy Tulowitzki2-25-18R Heel bone spur8-10 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
WSH10RPJoaquin Benoit3-17-18R Forearm strain4-6 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
WSH10OFAdam Eaton5-10-18L Ankle chondral flap resection1-2 months6-15-180y 0m 11d
WSH60RPKoda Glover2-18-18R Shoulder tendinitis2-4 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
WSH10RPMatt Grace4-20-18L Groin strain2-4 weeks6-7-180y 0m 3d
WSH102BHowie Kendrick5-19-18R Achille’s tendon tear6-10 months4-1-190y 9m 28d
WSH102BDaniel Murphy10-20-17R Knee microfracture surgery7-10 months6-15-180y 0m 11d
WSH60SPJoe Ross7-19-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 months9-1-180y 2m 28d
WSH60CJhonatan Solano4-10-18R Elbow bone spurs6-8 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
WSH10CMatt Wieters5-10-18L Hamstring strain6-8 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
WSH101BRyan Zimmerman5-12-18R Oblique strain4-6 weeks6-7-180y 0m 3d
ARI10RPJorge De La Rosa6-2-18R Achilles bursitis2-4 weeks7-1-180y 0m 27d
BOS102BDustin Pedroia5-30-18L Knee inflammation2-4 weeks6-9-180y 0m 5d
CHCSSAddison Russell6-3-18L D3 SprainDTD6-6-180y 0m 2d
CIN10SPHomer Bailey5-30-18R Knee inflammation2-4 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
DETCJames McCann6-3-18L Intercostal spasmDTD6-5-180y 0m 1d
DET10SPRyan Carpenter5-31-18R Oblique strain4-6 weeks7-15-180y 1m 11d
HOUOFMarwin Gonzalez6-3-18R Knee sorenessDTD6-5-180y 0m 1d
LAA10OFKole Calhoun6-2-18R Oblique strain2-4 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
MIA10RPNick Wittgren6-2-18R D3 Contusion10 days6-11-180y 0m 7d
MINCMitch Garver6-3-18L Quad contusionDTD6-5-180y 0m 1d
MIL10SPZach Davies5-30-18R RTC inflammation2-4 weeks6-15-180y 0m 11d
NYMCDevin Mesoraco6-3-18L Hamstring tightnessDTD6-5-180y 0m 1d
OAKSPDaniel Gossett6-3-18R Elbow tightnessDTD6-5-180y 0m 1d
OAKOFMatt Joyce6-2-18Lower back tightnessDTD6-6-180y 0m 2d
SD3BChristian Villanueva6-3-18L Ankle contusionDTD6-5-180y 0m 1d
SF101BBrandon Belt6-2-18Appendectomy2-4 weeks6-24-180y 0m 20d
STL10SPAlex Reyes5-31-18R Lat strain (2)6-8 weeks8-1-180y 1m 28d
TB1BC.J. Cron6-3-18R Forearm contusionDTD6-5-180y 0m 1d
TBSPChris Archer6-2-18Groin strainDTD6-7-180y 0m 3d
TOROFTeoscar Hernandez6-2-18L Foot contusionDTD6-5-180y 0m 1d
WSH10SPJeremy Hellickson6-3-18R Hamstring strain2-4 weeks6-21-180y 0m 17d
WSH1BMatt Adams6-2-18R Foot contusionDTD6-5-180y 0m 1d
BOSDHJ.D. Martinez6-3-18Lower back spasmsDTD6-5-180y 0m 1d


Mookie Betts (OF, Boston Red Sox) – This appears to be a mild strain, and Betts is participating in baseball activities. A return when first eligible appears likely.

David Dahl (OF, Colorado Rockies) – Dahl hit the DL as he was found to have fractured a bone in his foot. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

Joe Mauer (1B, Minnesota Twins) – Mauer suffered a setback with renewed concussion symptoms. He will likely be pushed back about a week.

Josh Donaldson (3B, Toronto Blue Jays) – Donaldson is anticipating a return when first eligible on Friday, though he is still symptomatic at this time. He has been going through hitting drills.


Jorge De La Rosa (RP, Arizona Diamondbacks) – I’ve listed De La Rosa with the rough timetable for a mild case of bursitis of 2-4 weeks. I’m on the long end of that since this is De La Rosa’s landing leg. If we find that this isn’t mild surgery is an option which could have him out for an additional month or two.

Dustin Pedroia (2B, Boston Red Sox) – I’ve got Pedroia listed for his earliest possible return date until we see how he’s progressing. He may end up needing more than the minimum stay, but I don’t think we should be too worried at this point.

Addison Russell (SS, Chicago Cubs) – Russell isn’t expected to require a DL stint, as this sounds like a minor sprain.

Homer Bailey (SP, Cincinnati Reds) – Bailey hit the DL with knee inflammation after a rough beginning to his 2018 season. The Reds may be patient with him to see if he can get back on track.

James McCann (C, Detroit Tigers) – As long as we’re sticking to the spasm, we’re doing okay. If we begin hearing that McCann is dealing with a strain, expect a DL stint.

Ryan Carpenter (SP, Detroit Tigers) – Carpenter was up for a spot start and left early with a front-side oblique strain. This will likely hold him out for over a month.

Marwin Gonzalez (OF, Houston Astros) – Gonzalez isn’t expected to require a DL stint and should return in the first half of this week.

Kole Calhoun (OF, Los Angeles Angels) – The retroactive DL move makes me think the Angels don’t believe this to be serious, but I can’t find a grade of strain. Keep in mind that this is the oblique that is stressed most during both swinging and throwing for Calhoun. This may have the largest ramifications for Angels pitchers as most of Calhoun’s value this year has come from his glove.

Nick Wittgren (RP, Miami Marlins) – MLB Transaction tracker states this was a 7-day DL move but that doesn’t seem appropriate. Regardless, Wittgren is likely to return when first eligible.

Mitch Garver (C, Minnesota Twins) – Garver is likely to return on Tuesday.

Zach Davies (SP, Milwaukee Brewers) – The Brewers made a retroactive DL move here, but I suspect Davies may stay on the DL a bit longer. It all depends on when he resumes throwing, so we’ll look for that information.

Devin Mesoraco (C, New York Mets) – Mesoraco is expected to return on Tuesday.

Daniel Gossett (SP, Oakland Athletics) – Gossett is DTD for now, but this could quickly evolve into a DL stint. Look for MRI results in the first half of this week.

Matt Joyce (OF, Oakland Athletics) – The current expectation is that Joyce will be ready to play by Wednesday, his next projected platoon start.

Christian Villanueva (3B, San Diego Padres) – Villanueva is considered DTD with a left ankle contusion. He is currently expected to return in this first half of this week.

Brandon Belt (1B, San Francisco Giants) – Appendectomies are harder on left-handers as the appendix is located on the lower right side of the abdomen and both layers of obliques need to be split to reach it. The best comp we have is Heyward (L/L) in 2013 who missed just over three weeks.

Alex Reyes (SP, St. Louis Cardinals) – It sounds as though Reyes has a Grade 2 lat strain, which will likely hold him out until the second half. The key estimating his return date will be seeing once he returns to throwing. The Cards will likely take it slow with the 23-year-old, and he may return out of the bullpen once able.

C.J. Cron (1B, Tampa Bay Rays) – X-rays came back negative. Cron is expected to return to the lineup in the early half of this week.

Chris Archer (SP, Tampa Bay Rays) – There is talk of Archer missing his next start. We should know by early this week. A DL stint may make sense.

Teoscar Hernandez (OF, Toronto Blue Jays) – Hernandez is likely to return by the middle of this week. X-rays came back negative.

Jeremy Hellickson (SP, Washington Nationals) – I am guessing that Hellickson strained his hamstring and a DL move will be completed. We will likely know prior to Tuesday.

Matt Adams (1B, Washington Nationals) – No X-rays have been reported, so I presume Adams is fine and should return by the middle of this week.

J.D. Martinez (DH, Boston Red Sox) – J.D. Martinez left Sunday’s game prior to his 9th inning at-bat and was later seen talking to a trainer and point to his back. There’s no indication that this should keep him out for more than a couple of days if any at all.

Jeff Davis

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




Hey, Jeff!

Thanks for the hard work you put into this column.

What do you make of the reports that came out over the weekend that Daniel Murphy is looking “gimpy” and has a hitch in his gate? Is his micro-fracture recovery the sort of thing that could jeopardize his 2018, or is this just the Nationals being conservative?

Jeff Davis

Hi Kyle,

I admit I’m concerned, though not surprised. I’m not entirely sure how long this will set him back, and there is a risk that his 2018 is in jeopardy. We’ve seen Pedroia head back to the DL with continued issues, so perhaps they’re both just pushing it too hard too fast. With that said, this is also an atypical procedure, and some studies list mixed results (as low as 70% success rate).

I think right now all we can do is continue to monitor and remain optimistic that his condition will improve over time. It’s not an enviable place to be in as a fantasy owner, but hopefully he returns at some point and makes the gamble worthwhile.

Thanks for the question and for the kind words!

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