Injury Report 4/16: Every Player’s DL Situation

Hello and welcome!

Today’s report doesn’t feature too many updates – though there were a handful of new additions.

The following players have returned to regular play and have been taken off the report: David Peralta, Brandon Finnegan, Charlie Blackmon, Yuli Gurriel, Andrew Heaney, Ian Kinsler, Lorenzo Cain, Aaron Hicks, Ryan Dull, Renato Nunez, and Nelson Cruz.

Let’s check out the table:

Team DL Pos Player Inj. Date Injury Timetable Est. Return Countdown
ARI 10 RP Randall Delgado 9-28-17 R flexor strain, oblique tightness 2-4 months 4-21-18 0y 0m 5d
ARI 10 3B Jake Lamb 4-3-18 L Shoulder AC joint sprain 2-4 weeks 4-24-18 0y 0m 8d
ARI 60 SP Shelby Miller 5-10-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 15d
ARI 10 OF Steven Souza Jr. 3-21-18 R Pectoral strain 6-8 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
ARI 10 SP Taijuan Walker 4-14-18 R Elbow inflammation 4-6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
ATL 10 3B Johan Camargo 3-14-18 Back tightness 1-2 weeks 4-19-18 0y 0m 3d
ATL 60 RP Grant Dayton 8-29-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 9-1-18 0y 4m 16d
ATL 10 C Tyler Flowers 3-30-18 L Oblique strain 4-8 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
ATL 10 RP Josh Ravin 4-2-18 Viral Infection 2 weeks 4-24-18 0y 0m 8d
ATL 10 SP Chase Whitley 2-27-18 R Heel staph infection 1-2 months 4-24-18 0y 0m 8d
ATL 10 SP Luiz Gohara 2-27-18 L Ankle sprain 1-2 weeks 5-11-18 0y 0m 25d
ATL 60 RP Jacob Lindgren 3-28-18 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 16d
BAL 60 RP Zach Britton 12-21-17 R Achille’s tendon tear 5-9 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 15d
BAL 10 OF Colby Rasmus 4-7-18 L Hip flexor strain 2-4 weeks 4-24-18 0y 0m 8d
BAL 10 2B Jonathan Schoop 4-14-18 R Oblique strain (1) 2 weeks 4-24-18 0y 0m 8d
BAL 10 DH Mark Trumbo 3-8-18 R Quad strain (2) 3-4 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
BAL 10 SP Gabriel Ynoa 3-9-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
BOS OF Mookie Betts 4-14-18 L Foot contusion DTD 4-17-18 0y 0m 1d
BOS 10 SS Xander Bogaerts 4-8-18 L Ankle injury 1 week 4-20-18 0y 0m 4d
BOS 60 3B Marco Hernandez 5-26-17 L Shoulder surgery 4-6 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
BOS 10 RP Austin Maddox 3-1-18 R Shoulder inflammation 1-2 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
BOS 10 2B Dustin Pedroia 10-25-17 L Knee surgery, cartilage restoration 7-10 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
BOS 10 SP Drew Pomeranz 3-2-18 L Flexor strain 2-4 weeks 4-20-18 0y 0m 4d
BOS 10 RP Bobby Poyner 4-12-18 L Hamstring strain 2-4 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 21d
BOS SP/RP David Price 4-11-18 L Hand numbness DTD 4-17-18 0y 0m 1d
BOS 10 RP Tyler Thornburg 6-16-17 Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery 12+ weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
BOS 10 SP Steven Wright 5-8-17 L Knee surgery, cartilage restoration 7-10 months 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
CHC 1B/2B Anthony Rizzo 4-2-18 Back tightness DTD 4-16-18 0y 0m 0d
CHC 60 SP Drew Smyly 6-17-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 15d
CWS 60 SP Carlos Rodon 9-27-17 L Shoulder surgery, bursitis 6-8 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
CWS 10 C Kevan Smith 3-20-19 L Ankle sprain 2-4 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
CWS C Welington Castillo 4-10-18 R Knee soreness DTD 4-16-18 0y 0m 0d
CIN 60 SP Rookie Davis 10-9-17 R Hip surgery 8-10 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
CIN 60 SP Anthony DeSclafani 3-11-18 Strained oblique (2) 4-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
CIN 10 RP David Hernandez 3-24-18 R Shoulder inflammation 4-6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
CIN 10 RP Michael Lorenzen 3-20-18 R Teres major strain 6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
CIN 10 OF Scott Schebler 4-1-18 R Elbow soreness DTD 4-18-18 0y 0m 2d
CIN 10 RP Kevin Shackelford 3-22-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
CIN 10 3B Eugenio Suarez 4-8-18 R Thumb fracture 6-8 weeks 5-21-18 0y 1m 5d
CIN OF Jesse Winker 4-13-18 R Shoulder soreness DTD 4-18-18 0y 0m 2d
CLE 60 SP Cody Anderson 3-27-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
CLE 10 OF Lonnie Chisenhall 4-7-18 R Calf strain 4-6 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 21d
CLE 10 SP/RP Ryan Merritt 3-23-18 L Shoulder soreness 2-4 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
CLE 10 SP/RP Danny Salazar 1-15-18 R Rotator cuff inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
CLE 10 3B Giovanny Urshela 3-21-18 R Hamstring strain (1) 1-2 weeks 4-18-18 0y 0m 2d
COL 10 RP Carlos Estevez 3-19-18 L Oblique strain (1) 1-2 weeks 4-21-18 0y 0m 5d
COL 60 RP Rayan Gonzalez 4-1-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
COL 10 SP Jeff Hoffman 3-4-18 R Shoulder soreness 2-4 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
COL 10 RP Zac Rosscup 3-27-18 L Long finger injury 2 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
DET SP Jordan Zimmermann 4-11-18 Jaw contusion DTD 4-17-18 0y 0m 1d
HOU 10 RP Jandel Gustave 6-21-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 8-21-18 0y 4m 5d
HOU 10 SP Brady Rodgers 5-2-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 15d
HOU 10 RP Tony Sipp 4-8-18 R Oblique soreness 1-2 weeks 4-18-18 0y 0m 2d
KC 10 OF Alex Gordon 4-9-18 L Hip labrum tear 4-6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
KC 60 SP Jesse Hahn 3-6-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (1 or 2) 8-10 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
KC 10 SP Nate Karns 7-20-17 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-9-18 0y 0m 23d
KC 10 2B Adalberto Mondesi 3-9-18 R Shoulder soreness 4-6 weeks 4-24-18 0y 0m 8d
KC OF Paulo Orlando 4-12-18 Knee soreness DTD 4-16-18 0y 0m 0d
KC 10 C Salvador Perez 3-28-18 L MCL Sprain (2) 4-6 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 21d
KC 10 OF Bubba Starling 3-6-18 Oblique Strain 1-2 months 4-24-18 0y 0m 8d
LAA 60 SP Alex Meyer 9-12-17 R Glenoid labrum surgery 12-14 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 16d
LAA 10 SP J.C. Ramirez 4-17-18 R Elbow sprain 12-18 months 5-1-19 1y 0m 15d
LAA 10 SP Matt Shoemaker 4-1-18 R Forearm strain 3-4 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
LAD 10 2B Logan Forsythe 4-14-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 4-28-18 0y 0m 12d
LAD 10 RP Yimi Garcia 10-25-16 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-24-18 0y 0m 8d
LAD 60 SP/RP Tom Koehler 3-2-18 R Shoulder strain (2) 1-3 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
LAD 10 3B Justin Turner 3-19-18 L Wrist fracture 6-8 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
LAD 60 SP Julio Urias 6-27-17 L Shoulder surgery, anterior capsule 12-14 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 15d
MIA 10 SP Wei-Yin Chen 5-5-17 L Elbow UCL sprain (2) 4-6 months 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
MIA 10 OF Garrett Cooper 4-2-18 R Wrist tendon sheath tear 8-10 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 30d
MIA 60 SP Brett Graves 3-6-18 L Oblique strain 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
MIA 10 SP/RP Elieser Hernandez 3-21-18 Dental surgery 1-2 weeks 4-17-18 0y 0m 1d
MIA 10 INF/OF Martin Prado 7-28-17 R Knee surgery 6-8 months 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
MIA 10 C J.T. Realmuto 3-9-18 Back bone bruise 2-4 weeks 4-16-18 0y 0m 0d
MIA 10 SS J.T. Riddle 8-11-17 L Shoulder surgery, SLAP tear 10-12 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
MIA 10 SP Dan Straily 3-20-18 R Forearm inflammation 1 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
MIL OF Ryan Braun 4-14-18 Back tightness DTD 4-16-18 0y 0m 0d
MIL 10 RP Corey Knebel 4-5-18 L Hamstring strain 4-8 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
MIL 10 RP Boone Logan 3-21-18 L Triceps strain (1) 4-6 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
MIL 60 SP Jimmy Nelson 9-20-17 R Shoulder surgery 12-14 months 6-15-18 0y 1m 30d
MIL C Manny Pina 4-10-18 Calf strain DTD 4-18-18 0y 0m 2d
MIL 1B Eric Thames 4-15-18 L Groin strain (1) DTD 4-20-18 0y 0m 4d
MIL 10 C Stephen Vogt 2-28-18 R Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
MIL 10 OF Christian Yelich 4-5-18 R Oblique strain 1-2 w 4-18-18 0y 0m 2d
MIN 10 SP/RP Phil Hughes 3-27-18 L Oblique strain (1) 2 weeks 4-24-18 0y 0m 8d
MIN 60 SP/RP Trevor May 3-22-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
MIN 60 SP Michael Pineda 7-18-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 8-1-18 0y 3m 16d
MIN 10 SP Ervin Santana 2-6-18 R Long finger surgery 10-12 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
NYM 10 C Travis d’Arnaud 4-11-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (2) 12-18 months 5-1-19 1y 0m 15d
NYM 60 SP Rafael Montero 3-22-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (3) 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 16d
NYM 10 C Kevin Plawecki 4-11-18 L Hand fracture 4-6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
NYM 60 1B T.J. Rivera 9-14-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 8-1-18 0y 3m 16d
NYM 10 1B Dominic Smith 2-25-18 L Quad strain 2-4 weeks 4-24-18 0y 0m 8d
NYM 10 RP Anthony Swarzak 3-31-18 Sore oblique 2-4 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
NYM 10 SP Jason Vargas 3-18-18 R Hamate fracture 4-6 weeks 4-27-18 0y 0m 11d
NYM 10 3B David Wright 6-17-16 Shoulder/back injury 2-3 months 8-1-18 0y 3m 16d
NYY 10 1B Greg Bird 3-27-18 R Ankle surgery 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
NYY 10 3B Brandon Drury 4-7-18 Migraines 2 weeks 4-21-18 0y 0m 5d
NYY 10 OF Jacoby Ellsbury 3-2-18 R Oblique tightness, L hip discomfort 1-2 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
NYY 7 OF Clint Frazier 2-26-18 Concussion 4-6 weeks 4-20-18 0y 0m 4d
NYY 60 RP Ben Heller 3-27-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 1y 0m 15d
NYY 10 OF Billy McKinney 3-31-18 L Shoulder AC sprain 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
NYY 10 SP CC Sabathia 4-7-18 R Hip strain 2-4 weeks 4-19-18 0y 0m 3d
OAK 60 SP Paul Blackburn 3-22-18 R Forearm tightness 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
OAK 60 SP Jharel Cotton 3-21-18 R Tommy John surgery 4-6 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 15d
OAK 10 RP Liam Hendriks 4-14-18 Groin strain 2 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
OAK 10 C Josh Phegley 3-18-18 Fractured finger(s) 4-6 weeks 4-20-18 0y 0m 4d
OAK 10 INF/OF Chad Pinder 4-5-18 L Knee hyperextension 2 weeks 4-17-18 0y 0m 1d
OAK 10 OF Boog Powell 4-7-18 R Knee sprain 4 weeks 5-5-18 0y 0m 19d
OAK 10 SP A.J. Puk 3-27-18 Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 1y 0m 15d
PHI 10 SP Jerad Eickhoff 3-16-18 R Lat strain 6-8 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
PHI 10 RP Tommy Hunter 3-26-18 Hamstring strain (1) 2 weeks 4-20-18 0y 0m 4d
PHI 10 SP Mark Leiter 3-19-18 R Forearm flexor strain 6-8 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
PHI 10 RP Pat Neshek 3-30-18 R Shoulder strain 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
PIT 60 RP Nick Burdi 5-31-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 8-1-18 0y 3m 16d
PIT 2B Josh Harrison 4-15-18 L Forearm injury DTD 4-20-18 0y 0m 4d
PIT 10 SP/RP Joe Musgrove 3-30-18 R Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
PIT 10 RP A.J. Schugel 2-25-18 R Shoulder discomfort 1-2 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
SD 10 OF Allen Cordoba 2-15-18 Concussion 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
SD 60 OF Alex Dickerson 3-28-18 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 16d
SD 1B Eric Hosmer 4-14-18 Back tightness DTD 4-18-18 0y 0m 2d
SD 10 SP Dinelson Lamet 3-25-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 1y 0m 15d
SD 10 OF Manny Margot 4-10-18 Rib contusion 2-4 weeks 4-20-18 0y 0m 4d
SD 10 1B/OF Wil Myers 3-31-18 R Radial nerve irritation 2 weeks 4-20-18 0y 0m 4d
SD 60 SP Colin Rea 3-8-18 R Lat strain, R elbow injury 1-3 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
SD 10 SP Matt Strahm 7-7-17 L Knee surgery 6-8 months 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
SD 10 RP Kirby Yates 4-7-18 R Ankle tendinitis 2-4 weeks 4-26-18 0y 0m 10d
SEA 10 OF Ben Gamel 3-4-18 Oblique strain 4-6 weeks 4-17-18 0y 0m 1d
SEA 10 1B Ryon Healy 4-7-18 R Ankle sprain (2) 4-6 weeks 5-8-18 0y 0m 22d
SEA 10 RP David Phelps 3-17-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (3) 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 16d
SEA 10 SP Erasmo Ramirez 2-18-18 R Lat strain 1-3 months 4-24-18 0y 0m 8d
SEA 10 C Mike Zunino 3-28-18 L Oblique strain (1) 1-2 weeks 4-21-18 0y 0m 5d
SF 60 SP Madison Bumgarner 3-23-18 L 5th metacarpal fracture 10-14 weeks 7-1-18 0y 2m 15d
SF 10 SP Johnny Cueto 4-4-18 L Ankle sprain 2 weeks 4-17-18 0y 0m 1d
SF 60 SP Julian Fernandez 3-27-18 R Elbow UCL sprain 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 16d
SF 10 RP Mark Melancon 3-26-18 R Flexor strain 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
SF C Buster Posey 4-15-18 R Thumb inflammation DTD 4-17-18 0y 0m 1d
SF 10 SP Jeff Samardzija 3-22-18 R Pectoral strain 1-3 months 4-24-18 0y 0m 8d
SF 10 RP Will Smith 3-28-17 L Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
STL 10 RP Brett Cecil 3-31-18 L Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
STL 10 RP Luke Gregerson 3-23-18 L Hamstring strain 1-2 weeks 4-17-18 0y 0m 1d
STL 10 3B Jedd Gyorko 4-2-18 R Hamstring strain (1) 2 weeks 4-20-18 0y 0m 4d
STL 60 SP/RP Alex Reyes 2-16-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
STL 10 RP Ryan Sherriff 4-6-18 R Big toe fracture 6-10 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
STL 10 RP Sam Tuivailala 4-12-18 L Knee strain 2-4 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
TB 60 SP Jose De Leon 3-13-18 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 16d
TB 10 SP Nathan Eovaldi 3-28-18 R Elbow loose body removal 8-10 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
TB OF Kevin Kiermaier 4-15-18 R Thumb sprain 4-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
TB 10 1B Brad Miller 4-8-18 L Groin strain 2-4 weeks 4-22-18 0y 0m 6d
TEX 10 SS Elvis Andrus 4-11-18 R Olecranon fracture 8-10 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 30d
TEX 60 SP Clayton Blackburn 4-12-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-19 1y 1m 16d
TEX 10 OF Delino DeShields 3-31-18 L Hamate fracture 4-6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
TEX 10 SP Doug Fister 4-9-18 R Hip strain 3-4 weeks 5-3-18 0y 0m 17d
TEX 60 RP Ronald Herrera 3-16-18 R Shoulder inflammation 4-6 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 15d
TEX 60 RP Tim Lincecum 3-22-18 R Middle finger blister 1-2 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
TEX 10 2B Rougned Odor 4-5-18 L Hamstring strain 4-6 weeks 5-12-18 0y 0m 26d
TEX 60 SP Joe Palumbo 4-20-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
TEX 60 RP Ricardo Rodriguez 3-29-18 R Biceps tendinitis 2-4 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
TOR 10 OF Anthony Alford 3-13-18 R Hamstring strain (2) 1-2 months 4-21-18 0y 0m 5d
TOR 10 3B Josh Donaldson 4-13-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 4-21-18 0y 0m 5d
TOR 10 1B Kendrys Morales 4-9-18 R Hamstring strain (1) 2-4 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
TOR 10 OF Dalton Pompey 3-15-18 R Wrist discomfort 4-6 weeks 5-10-18 0y 0m 24d
TOR 60 SS Troy Tulowitzki 2-25-18 R Heel bone spur 8-10 weeks 6-7-18 0y 1m 22d
WSH 10 RP Joaquin Benoit 3-17-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 29d
WSH 10 OF Adam Eaton 4-5-18 L Ankle bone bruise 2 weeks 4-23-18 0y 0m 7d
WSH 60 RP Koda Glover 2-18-18 R Shoulder tendinitis 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d
WSH OF Brian Goodwin 4-13-18 L Wrist injury DTD 4-16-18 0y 0m 0d
WSH 10 2B Daniel Murphy 10-20-17 R Knee microfracture surgery 7-10 months 5-1-18 0y 0m 15d
WSH 3B Anthony Rendon 4-13-18 L Toe injury DTD 4-16-18 0y 0m 0d
WSH 60 SP Joe Ross 7-19-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 9-1-18 0y 4m 16d
WSH 10 C Jhonatan Solano 4-10-18 R Elbow bone spurs 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 16d

UPDATES

Luiz Gohara (SP, Atlanta Braves) – Gohara begins a rehab assignment Tuesday (4-17-18), and will reportedly need four rehab starts. Assuming he takes the ball every fifth day, that has him returning around the end of Week 6 (5-11-18).

Gabriel Ynoa (SP, Baltimore Orioles) – Ynoa is dealing with a bought of shoulder inflammation. It sounds as though he’ll get an anti-inflammatory injection on Monday, which should allow him to continue his throwing program shortly.

Drew Pomeranz (SP, Boston Red Sox) – Scheduled to start Friday (4-20-18). Mind the DLH – he’s looking shaky in his rehab appearances.

David Price (SP/RP, Boston Red Sox) – Seems we got the fortunate outcome. Price is set to start this Tuesday (4-17-18).

J.C. Ramirez (SP, Los Angeles Angels) – Ramirez will receive Tommy John surgery on 4-17-18 which will end his season.

Elvis Andrus (SS, Texas Rangers) – Andrus has been diagnosed with a fracture of the olecranon process of his right ulna. The Rangers have provided a timetable of 6-8 weeks, though this feels optimistic. I’m leaning towards 8-10 weeks total. The olecranon process is the attachment site for the triceps so Andrus and the Rangers will need to be certain that the fracture has unionized prior to starting a throwing program. It is an excellent sign that the fracture does not require surgery – it means that the fracture is non-displaced and likely no damage has been done to the articular surface of the elbow joint.

ADDITIONS

Taijuan Walker (SP, Arizona Diamondbacks) – Walker left his most recent start with tightness in his right forearm. He will receive an MRI on Monday (4-16-18) which should provide us with more information. Hopefully, it comes back clean.

Jonathan Schoop (2B, Baltimore Orioles) – Schoop hopes to return when first eligible, and that’s not out of the realm of possibilities for a grade 1 oblique strain.

Mookie Betts (OF, Boston Red Sox) – Sounds mild. Look for Mookie to return to the lineup during the first half of next week.

Bobby Poyner (RP, Boston Red Sox) – Sox have not released a timetable or a degree of strain so I’ve listed a generous timetable for a grade 1 strain.

Jesse Winker (OF, Cincinnati Reds) – Winker remains DTD with a sore shoulder that has held him out since Friday (4-13-18). He could return early next week, but I’m slightly hesitant as the Reds haven’t provided many updates on how he’s doing.

Paulo Orlando (OF, Kansas City Royals) – Orlando has experienced some knee soreness, though he has simply moved from OF to DH duties. He figures to return to normal health shortly.

Logan Forsythe (2B, Los Angeles Dodgers) – Forsythe did not appear to suffer any structural damage to his shoulder. He should be able to manage the inflammation with conservative techniques and return within a few weeks.

Eric Thames (1BMilwaukee Brewers) – As it stands now, Thames with likely return within a week. Based on watching the mechanism of injury and Thames reaction, I can’t foresee this being more than a minimum DL stint even if the Brewers DL10 him (which may make sense with the number of injuries they’re juggling).

Ryan Braun (OF, Milwaukee Brewers) – Braun has been battling a tight back, but he was still able to pinch hit on Sunday (4-15-18). He should return to normal duties early this week.

Kevin Plawecki (C, New York Mets) – My first thought with this one was a carpal fracture – specifically the capitate which would have been ugly for two main reasons: 1. the capitate has a very poor blood supply and heals slowly. 2. I would have annoyed you all with jokes about Plawecki being de-capitated… After finding a close-up image it seems the bruising pattern is distal to the carpal rows and therefore better represents a tiny mild fracture in a metacarpal. This would represent the best case scenario and can have Plawecki returning closer to the 4-week end of the timetable if all goes well.

Liam Hendriks (RP, Oakland Athletics) – Little information is currently available, but Hendricks will likely miss about two weeks.

Josh Harrison (2B, Pittsburgh Pirates) – This one is difficult to judge. All reports I’ve found said hand injury, but it seemed like it got the forearm (and even Harrison’s protective gear) on replays I was able to find. While it looked minor, Harrison left and looked quite angry. I’m inclined to guess this is a contusion until we hear otherwise. He’ll undergo testing early this week.

Eric Hosmer (1B, San Diego Padres) – Hosmer missed two games this weekend with back tightness. He hopes to return Monday. There’s currently no indication that this issue will hold him out of the lineup for an extended period.

Buster Posey (C, San Francisco Giants) – Posey is dealing with some swelling in his right thumb. Bochy has asserted that Posey will be in the lineup on Tuesday.

Sam Tuivailala (RP, St. Louis Cardinals) – Limited information available. Tuivailala will likely miss at least two weeks.

Kevin Kiermaier (OF, Tampa Bay Rays) – Kiermaier will undergo an MRI on Monday, but this sounds like a thumb UCL sprain. Severity and treatment option will define our timetable – we will likely settle somewhere between 4 and 8 weeks off.

Josh Donaldson (3B, Toronto Blue Jays) – Well, here we are. After missing most of spring training for nondescript reasons Don came out throwing pillows across the diamond and was described as experiencing dead-arm. The Jays eventually slotted him at DH to rest his arm, but about a week later he’s DL bound. It sounds like Don has been battling this for a while – the timing of it doesn’t make a ton of sense, though. Did Don injure his shoulder during an offseason workout? Is there more to this story when we’re being led to believe? I can understand Don wanting to play as much as possible in his walk year – and a right shoulder injury shouldn’t (and hasn’t appeared to) affect his swing too much, but it would be great to see him return to full health prior to returning. For now, partially due to the retroactive DL move and limited other information, I’m leaning towards a minimal DL stint.

Anthony Rendon (3B, Washington Nationals) – Rendon fouled a ball off his foot, and the Nats are taking things slowly with him. There is currently no indication that he should be out for an extended period.

Brian Goodwin (OF, Washington Nationals) – Goodwin was not in the lineup to start Sunday’s game due to a non-descript left wrist injury. He should return during the first half of this week unless we hear otherwise.

Jeff Davis

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

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Comments


Joe

Salvie Perez timeline probably needs updated, he’s already caught 4 innings in rehab 1-3 HR, will dh then catch again, I’m guessing around a Week? You have 5-7-18

Jeff Davis

Hi Joe!
I have noticed his rehab assignment has been going well – I moved his timetable up about a week on this edition because of that. However, it still feels a bit aggressive. I wanted to take another peek later this week to see how things are going before making any major changes. There is a chance he returns during that last week of April, but the first week of May still seems more likely to me.
I will keep tabs on things and update accordingly!

Nick D

Hey Jeff. Great stuff as always! May be too early to tell, but any reason for concern with Greinke’s back spasms?

Jeff Davis

Hi Nick!
No concerns at the moment as it seemed like an isolated incident. Greinke said that it loosed up a bit for him during a swing later in the game, and he was reportedly taking grounders at first with Goldy the next day – if I was having back difficulties I wouldn’t be optionally bending over to take grounders.
It sounds like he’ll be fine to make his next start!

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