Injury Report 4/19: Every Player’s DL Situation

Hello and welcome!

The following players have returned to regular play and have been taken off the report: Chase Whitley, Mookie Betts, David Price, Anthony Rizzo, Jesse Winker, Paulo Orlando, JT Realmuto, Eric Thames, Christian Yelich, Dominic Smith, Chad Pinder, Eric Hosmer, Ben Gamel, Johnny Cueto, Buster Posey, Luke Gregerson, Jedd Gyorko, and Tony Sipp.

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

UPDATES

Jake Lamb (3B, Arizona Diamondbacks) – Lamb has had at-bats in an extended spring training game and is set to play 5-7 innings in the field later this week. He could meet the 4-24-18 estimated return.

Taijuan Walker (SP, Arizona Diamondbacks) – The Tommy John call has been made – Walker is out for the remainder of the year and is droppable in redraft leagues.

Welington Castillo (C, Chicago White Sox) – It seems that the White Sox are taking things easy on Beef as he returns from knee soreness – he may continue to miss the occasional day or two.

Scott Schebler (OF, Cincinnati Reds) – Schebler is set to return on 4-20-18. Let’s see if he wears an elbow guard this time…

Salvador Perez (C, Kansas City Royals) – Salvy is rehabbing extremely well and may return within a week. He is currently catching for Triple-A Omaha without concern.

Josh Harrison (2B, Pittsburgh Pirates) – I was off on my initial guess, and Harrison did fracture his 5th metacarpal once again. He fractured it the first time in September of last year, so, unfortunately, we don’t have that example to guide our estimate at the return to play. Six weeks seems reasonable. There is no extra concern regarding him fracturing the same bone a second time.

Wil Myers (OF, San Diego Padres) – Myers may return as soon as Friday, depending on how his rehab appearance (the first where he is playing the field) goes on Wednesday.

Kevin Kiermaier (OF, Tampa Bay Rays) – Based on the lengthy timetable provided by the Rays I feel this isn’t the same ligament that Trout injured last year – it was difficult to see with the replay angles available.

Delino DeShields (OF, Texas Rangers) – DeShields is well ahead of his timetable as he heads off to begin a rehab assignment at the tail end of this week.

Josh Donaldson (3B, Toronto Blue Jays) – Donaldson has been ruled out for this weekend’s series against the Yankees. There is potential for him to return on Tuesday. Check Monday’s Injury Report for an update.

Brian Goodwin (OF, Washington Nationals) – Goodwin ended up requiring a DL stint for his sore left wrist. It sounds as though he had to be convinced to head to the DL, so I don’t envision his stay being longer than 10 days.

Anthony Rendon (3B, Washington Nationals) – The Nats are hopeful that Rendon will be back in the lineup on Friday. It sounds as though he had blood drained from his big toe which should help to relieve swelling and pain.

ADDITIONS

Freddie Freeman (1B, Atlanta Braves) – Freeman was HBP in the exact same spot that ended up with a wrist fracture and a 44 game absence last year. We will get a better idea of the severity of this injury once further tests are completed.

Jose Ramirez (RP, Atlanta Braves) – Ramirez has reportedly been dealing with shoulder inflammation for a few days and was just placed on the DL10. He will be shut down from throwing for a bit, though it’s not yet clear how severe this injury is.

Anibal Sanchez (SP, Atlanta Braves) – Sanchez went down with an undisclosed left leg injury during pre-game sprints. Some reports list that he was clutching his hamstring. Severity and nature of injury remain unknown, though he was taken off in an air-cast. It doesn’t look good.

Ben Zobrist (OF, Chicago Cubs) – Did the Cubs have another series in CIN recently? All joking aside, this appears minor for Zobrist for now. Expect him in the lineup prior to the end of the weekend.

Devin Mesoraco (C, Cincinnati Reds) – I always stress with wrist injuries that an X-ray cannot always accurately determine whether or not a fracture has occurred. For the moment, this appears to just be a contusion and we shouldn’t miss Mesoraco for too long. With that said, keep an eye out for updates.

Carlos Gonzalez (OF, Colorado Rockies) – Gonzalez appeared to pull his hamstring during a catch in the fourth inning, stayed in for a few batters, and then left the game. I’m encouraged that he didn’t need to leave the game immediately. The Rockies have a day off on Thursday, so CarGo may grace your lineup as soon as Friday (4-20-18) with the baked-in day off.

Shohei Ohtani (SP/DH, Los Angeles Angels) – Ohtani left yesterday’s game due to a blister that reportedly appeared during his previous start. It worries me that it was an issue despite 9 days between starts. It worries me that Ohtani missed 6 weeks with a blister during his 2016 campaign in Japan. It worries me that he is still going to pick up a bat over this time. Hopefully, the window to sell-high didn’t close with his most recent outing as it just feels like there are too many things going on here for this to end up well. Redditor u/nipponbaseball shared a picture of the blister on Reddit – it looks bad!

Byron Buxton (OF, Minnesota Twins) – Buxton is dealing with severe migraines which have kept him out of action for two games. Bux will be re-assessed prior to Friday’s game. Hopefully, his issues have resolved by that point – migraines are difficult to predict. Buxton has a history of migraines, which reportedly ‘linger’ at times.

Ryan Braun (OF, Milwaukee Brewers) – Braun’s left calf is acting up. The same calf sent him to the DL10 two times last season – he missed about 2 months cumulative between DL stints and DTD time.

Luis Cessa (RP, New York Yankees) – Within 12 hours of being called up, Cessa will head to the DL with an oblique strain. Though no official timetable has been provided, it is reasonable to assume we won’t see him contribute for the Yanks until mid-May at the earliest.

Tommy Kahnle (RP, New York Yankees) – Kahnle hit the DL with shoulder tendinitis after featuring reduced velocity since the end of Spring Training. Of the tendons that cross the shoulder joint, the most likely offender is the supraspinatus tendon as it contributes to the internal rotation of the shoulder joint (helps to explain the reduced velocity). This is often caused by an underlying issue – the tendon of supraspinatus can become inflamed when pressure is applied to the tendon due to an inflamed bursa that rests on top of that tendon. Typically, this condition can be managed conservatively with injections, icing, and rest. If that doesn’t work, surgery may be required – which would obviously elongate Kahnle’s absence.

Evan Longoria (3B, San Francisco Giants) – Longo is DTD with the same ankle injury that he dealt with during Spring Training. Bochy does not appear concerned and feels Longoria will just require a couple days of rest.

Tommy Pham (OF, St. Louis Cardinals) – The product of this injury is likely the O’Neill call-up – he may be worth a look. For now, this appears minor as Pham said he had hoped to play Wednesday prior to the game being postponed due to rain. Pham will reportedly undergo additional tests which should give us insight into his condition and timetable.

Matt Duffy (3B, Tampa Bay Rays) – Duffy’s injury is reportedly mild and he expects to return when first eligible on 4-27-18.

Tony Barnette (RP, Texas Rangers) – The Rangers don’t appear concerned, though limited information is currently available. This may have been about the roster spot, if I’m being honest (One SS hurt, another possibly concussed but you’re not yet sure he needs a DL stint. RP recently came off the DL and threw 40 pitches in an outing).

Jurickson Profar (SS, Texas Rangers) – Rangers are hopeful that Profar will not hit the concussion DL. An off-day on Thursday buys him an additional day, and we should have more information prior to Friday’s game.

Marco Estrada (SP, Toronto Blue Jays) – Did the Jays play a series in CIN? Okay, fine, I’ll stop. Estrada experienced some back tightness during his 4-11-18 start, which held him out of action on Tuesday. He will reportedly start today (4-19-18).

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


Let’s Play Two

Any details on Schoop’s recovery? His MRI revealed a Grade 1. Yelich’s MRI for same injury came back clean. Zunino has been out since before opening day with a Grade 1. Estimated return date for Schoop seems optimistic and could be out as long as month. Thoughts?

Jeff Davis

Hi Let’s Play Two,
One of the difficult parts of oblique injuries is that they come into play in almost every athletic motion – as such, rest is really prioritized for the first phase of recovery. Schoop could be a situation, like Yelich, where we go from no action and no updates to back on the field within a week.
With that said, I may be too optimistic on Schoop, though I do have some reasons for taking that stance. First, Schoop strained his right side oblique which is the backside when hitting. Zunino and Yelich each strained their front side, which undergoes a quick and strong contraction during a swing. Second, Schoop stayed in and tried to play through the injury – it indicates to me that he felt it was a minor issue at the time, which speaks to a quick return to play.
Yelich missed a total of 12 days with his oblique injury, and for the moment it is difficult to guess at whether Schoop will miss more or less, but I’m optimistic this may only be a 10-day absence.
Hope this helped! Thanks for reading!

Let’s Play Two

This is great…I appreciate the elaboration…and hope you’re right about his return date. If I remember correctly, I thought Yelich played through his injury the same game it bothered him as well.

AC

Not that we were expecting a major power breakout, but does the hamate injury (and possibly the speedy return) limit any chance Delino might have had at cracking the 10 HR barrier?

Jeff Davis

Hi AC!
It is difficult to say definitively at this point, but there is a possibility of residual effects. That risk may be compounded if DeShields is playing through the pain in an effort to return to the lineup sooner. It’s one of those things where we’ll need to monitor batted ball data (pull/center/oppo, exit velocity, FB/LD rate) once he returns to understand how the injury may affect him going forward.
Great question, and thanks for reading!

Let’s Play Two

I also wanted to ask you about Knebel, since I own him as well. I read somewhere that he could be back June or around All-Star break. Power pitchers rely so much on their lower body. Conservatively, when do you expect him to come back and how effective will he be in the counting stats? I’m wondering if I should drop him and make room on my roster.

Jeff Davis

A return in early-June isn’t out of the question, but it’s a situation where we’re waiting to see how he progresses before we make any updates. He remains on schedule to return in mid-to-late May if he begins showing some signs of progress soon.
In terms of effectiveness, if he recovers fully then there is no reason to expect residual effects from this injury. I don’t love that he injured the hamstring in his landing leg – it will undergo a lot of stress when delivering a pitch – but if the injury is managed properly there shouldn’t be anything physically holding him back. I also haven’t kept the keenest eye on the Brewers’ closer situation, but it sounds like Barnes isn’t the steadiest fill-in so I expect Knebel will have his role back once he returns.
Dropping Knebel depends on how many DL slots you have and other needs for your team. That question may be better answered by Nick during an AMA on reddit 🙂

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