Injury Report – 4/22
Nathan Eovaldi – Right Elbow Loose Body
Nathan Eovaldi hit the IL after a loose body was found within his elbow. Eovaldi will likely undergo surgery. He had a similar loose body detected last year, and missed just over two months after it was surgically re-mediated.
Estimated return: End of June.
Mike Moustakas – R D4 Fracture
Mike Moustakas was diagnosed with a right ring finger fracture — specifically on the tip of his finger. It is likely a very small fracture as it was not diagnosed via X-ray. Moustakas will reportedly try to play through the injury, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see an IL stint come out of this. If he does hit the IL, it should be a near-minimum stay.
Estimated return: Currently playing through injury.
Aaron Judge – Left Oblique Strain
Aaron Judge has hit the IL with an oblique strain of an unknown grade, though Boone has stated that it’s “pretty significant.” Given the limited information available, Judge will likely miss a month at the minimum. Surgery has not been mentioned at this point, so I believe we’re probably at Grade 2. A timetable of four-to-six weeks seems reasonable at this point.
Estimated return: Mid-June.
Jacob deGrom – Right Elbow Soreness
Jacob deGrom hit the IL, retroactive to April 16th, with right elbow soreness. Though no MRI has been completed at this time (one is scheduled for Monday), deGrom has played catch two straight days. Should the MRI come back clean, deGrom may return shortly after the minimum. The MRI will help to informed a potential timetable if there is structural damage.
Estimated return: Earliest he can return is April 26th. MRI results should be available tonight or tomorrow.
Austin Meadows – Right Thumb Sprain
Austin Meadows hit the IL due to a thumb sprain of an unknown degree. After reviewing the video it is hard to tell, but it may be a mild thumb UCL sprain. Meadows will likely miss two-to-four weeks, and potentially be slow to return to productivity at the plate due to the thumb injury on his bottom hand while batting.
Estimated return: Mid-May.