Injury Report – 4/12

Billy Hamilton — Left Knee Sprain


Billy Hamilton crashed into the wall going after a ball on Thursday and was carted off the field. It is reported that Hamilton sustained a mild left MCL sprain and is considered day to day. I wouldn’t be shocked to see an IL stint come out of this, but it likely wouldn’t be too much more than the minimum.

Estimated return: Late April.


Mike Clevinger — Right Teres Major Strain


Mike Clevinger’s fate changed dramatically within a number of hours, going from expecting to make his next start to the provided timetable of six to eight weeks prior to touching a baseball. We’ll go with that, unfortunately, as it must be a pretty significant strain. This development means we can’t reasonably expect Clevinger to return until July, factoring in time to rebuild arm strength.

Estimated return: Mid July.


Luis Severino Right Lat Strain


Luis Severino has sustained a Grade 2 right lat strain during his recovery from a rotator cuff issue. Severino will be shut down from throwing until roughly June and will likely progress slowly from that point. We realistically can’t expect a return until July at this point.

Estimated return: Mid-to-late July.


Alex Bregman Right Hamstring Discomfort


Alex Bregman has been out with a hamstring injury that is being described as minor in nature. He is set to be re-evaluated on Friday (4/12). The Astros have a history of downplaying injuries to their star players, so monitor this one closely for updates and remain skeptical.

Estimated return: Late April.


Nate Karns Right Forearm Strain


Nate Karns has hit the IL with a right forearm strain. Karns feels he will return when first able, and manager Brandon Hyde spoke to this being a precautionary move. Karns’ velocity was down in his most recent experience. Karns reports that this injury is different than the elbow inflammation that held him out for a majority of 2018. Karns may return when first able, as he’s stated, but this is something to watch throughout the season.

Estimated return: Late-April.

Jeff Davis

Jeff is a healthcare professional with experience in upper extremity rehabilitation. Jeff pitched at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Jeff coaches pitching at the high school level.



Launch Angle

Last year you provided a table of all the notable players on the IL and their expected return date. Would you consider bringing that back?

I wanted to know if you have an update on when Scooter is expected to be back on the field playing again?

Jeff Davis

That table took an immense amount of time that I could not commit to for another year.

There have been no changes with Gennett thus far – still looks to return in June or July.

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