Injury Report – 4/15

Andrew Benintendi – Right Foot Contusion

 

Andrew Benintendi left Sunday’s game early after fouling a ball off his foot. While X-rays came back negative, Manager Alex Cora indicated Benintendi will likely have the day off on Monday. While Benintendi is sore, this is not a long term issue and he should return later this week.

Estimated return: Approximately April 17th.

 

Gary Sanchez – Left Calf Strain

 

Gary Sanchez is on the IL retro-active to April 11th when an MRI showed a mild left calf strain. Sanchez anticipates he will be able to return when first eligible, but I could see a case where a few extra days doesn’t hurt. We should get an update closer to the end of the week.

Estimated return: April 21st.

 

Wil Myers – Thumb Soreness

 

Wil Myers injured his thumb sliding into second base on Saturday and subsequently sat out on Sunday. I haven’t seen the play, so it’s hard to understand how the injury occurred. If he hit the thumb straight on, then I’m not too worried, but getting the thumb flush on the medial aspect can cause a thumb-UCL sprain as we’ve seen in other players other the last few years. So far I don’t see any imaging ordered so I think Myers is just dealing with some acute soreness.

Estimated return: Approximately April 16th.

 

Carlos Martinez – Right Rotator Cuff Strain

 

Carlos Martinez threw 20 fastballs on Friday and is due for another 20-fastball bullpen on Monday. Assuming that goes well, he will begin to introduce off-speed pitches. Martinez is still a while out, but appears to be heading in the right direction. It’s unclear whether he will be a bullpen piece or return to the rotation, which makes his timetable a bit foggy at this point. We may see Martinez next month.

Estimated return: Mid-to-late May.

 

Aaron Hicks – Back Pain

 

Aaron Hicks is reportedly beyond the back pain that has sidelined him thus far this year. Hicks has stated that he is swinging as he normally would at feels ‘great’ at this time. Hicks may be heading for a rehab assignment soon, and may not be too far from joining the Yankees.

Estimated return: Late-April.

Graphic by Michael Haas (@digitalHaas on Twitter)

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.

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Comments


BranchRickey11937

I haven’t been able to find anything about Ryan McMahon’s injury since he was put on the DL with a “hyperextended” elbow. Is this a 2-week injury, a 2-month injury, what? It’s unusual for a player to just disappear to the DL with no guidance from anywhere about the length of his probable absence.

Jeff Davis

I agree – sometimes the lack of information on players’ recoveries can be frustrating.

The latest I’ve seen on McMahon came from 04/13 and said he was starting to get work in the batting cage and on the field – he’s likely not much more than a week away from a return.

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