Injury Report 4/30: Every Player’s DL Situation

Jeff Davis updates the massive table of all injured players in today's edition of the Injury Report.

Hello and welcome to the final Injury Report of April!

The following players have returned to regular play or optioned and have been taken off the report: Tyler Flowers, Luiz Gohara, Xander Bogaerts, Kris Bryant, Steven Wright, Ben Zobrist, David Hernandez, Eugenio Suarez, Jeff Hoffman, Bubba Starling, Rich Hill, Wei-Yin Chen, Martin Prado, Jason Vargas, Ryon Healy, Tommy Pham, Tony Barnette, Devin Mesoraco, Jose Abreu, Ian Kennedy, Christian Villanueva, and Blake Treinen.

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 5-21-18 0y 0m 21d
ARI 10 3B Jake Lamb 4-3-18 L Shoulder AC joint sprain 2-4 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
ARI 60 SP Shelby Miller 5-10-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 1d
ARI SP Robbie Ray 4-29-18 R Obique strain 4-6- weeks 6-7-18 0y 1m 8d
ARI 10 OF Steven Souza Jr. 3-21-18 R Pectoral strain 6-8 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
ARI 10 SP Taijuan Walker 4-14-18 R Elbow inflammation 12-18 months 5-15-19 1y 0m 15d
ATL 60 RP Grant Dayton 8-29-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 9-1-18 0y 4m 2d
ATL 60 RP Jacob Lindgren 3-28-18 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 2d
ATL 10 RP Jose Ramirez 4-18-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-9-18 0y 0m 9d
ATL 10 SP Anibal Sanchez 4-18-18 L Leg injury 2 weeks 5-4-18 0y 0m 4d
ATL SP Julio Teheran 4-27-18 R Trapezius tightness DTD 5-2-18 0y 0m 2d
BAL 10 3B Tim Beckham 4-23-18 L Groin strain (2) 6-8 weeks 6-21-18 0y 1m 22d
BAL 60 RP Zach Britton 12-21-17 R Achille’s tendon tear 5-9 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 1d
BAL 10 OF Colby Rasmus 4-7-18 L Hip flexor strain 2-4 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
BAL 2B Luis Sardinas 4-29-18 Lower back soreness DTD 5-3-18 0y 0m 3d
BAL 10 2B Jonathan Schoop 4-14-18 R Oblique strain (1) 2 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
BAL 10 DH Mark Trumbo 3-8-18 R Quad strain (2) 3-4 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 1d
BAL DH Danny Valencia 4-29-18 Undisclosed DTD 5-1-18 0y 0m 1d
BAL 60 SP Gabriel Ynoa 3-9-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
BOS OF Mookie Betts 4-28-18 R Hamstring tightness DTD 5-1-18 0y 0m 1d
BOS 60 3B Marco Hernandez 5-26-17 L Shoulder surgery 4-6 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
BOS 10 INF Brock Holt 4-26-18 L Hamstring strain 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 18d
BOS 10 RP Austin Maddox 3-1-18 R Shoulder inflammation 1-2 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
BOS 10 2B Dustin Pedroia 10-25-17 L Knee surgery, cartilage restoration 7-10 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
BOS 10 RP Tyler Thornburg 6-16-17 Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery 12+ weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
CHC 10 RP Eddie Butler 4-20-18 R Groin strain 2-4 weeks 5-10-18 0y 0m 10d
CHC 60 SP Drew Smyly 6-17-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 1d
CWS 10 RP Danny Farquhar 4-20-18 Hemorrhagic stroke Indefinite 4-1-19 0y 11m 2d
CWS 10 OF Avisail Garcia 4-23-18 R Hamstring strain (2) 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
CWS 10 SP Miguel Gonzalez 4-18-18 R RTC inflammation 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
CWS 60 SP Carlos Rodon 9-27-17 L Shoulder surgery, bursitis 6-8 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
CIN 60 SP Rookie Davis 10-9-17 R Hip surgery 8-10 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
CIN 60 SP Anthony DeSclafani 3-11-18 Strained oblique (2) 4-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
CIN 10 RP Michael Lorenzen 3-20-18 R Teres major strain 6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
CLE 60 SP Cody Anderson 3-27-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 1d
CLE 10 OF Lonnie Chisenhall 4-7-18 R Calf strain 4-6 weeks 5-14-18 0y 0m 14d
CLE 10 SP/RP Ryan Merritt 3-23-18 L Shoulder soreness 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 21d
CLE 10 RP Andrew Miller 4-25-18 L Hamstring injury 2 weeks 5-6-18 0y 0m 6d
CLE 10 SP/RP Danny Salazar 1-15-18 R Rotator cuff inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
CLE 10 3B Giovanny Urshela 3-21-18 R Hamstring strain (1) 1-2 weeks 5-4-18 0y 0m 4d
COL SP Tyler Anderson 4-27-18 Heartbeat issue DTD 5-3-18 0y 0m 3d
COL 60 RP Carlos Estevez 3-19-18 R Elbow sprain 4-6 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 16d
COL 10 OF Carlos Gonzalez 4-18-18 R Hamstring strain 2 weeks 5-3-18 0y 0m 3d
COL 60 RP Rayan Gonzalez 4-1-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
COL 2B DJ LeMahieu 4-27-18 R Hamstring soreness DTD 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
COL 10 RP Zac Rosscup 3-27-18 L Long finger injury 2 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
COL 10 RP Chris Rusin 4-22-18 R Intercostal strain (1) 2 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
DET 1B Miguel Cabrera 4-29-18 L Biceps spasms DTD 5-3-18 0y 0m 3d
DET SP Daniel Norris 4-29-18 L Groin tightness DTD 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
HOU 10 RP Jandel Gustave 6-21-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 8-21-18 0y 3m 22d
HOU 10 SP Brady Rodgers 5-2-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 1d
KC 10 RP Justin Grimm 4-24-18 Lower back stiffness 1 week 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
KC 60 SP Jesse Hahn 3-6-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (1 or 2) 8-10 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
KC 10 SP Nate Karns 7-20-17 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-9-18 0y 0m 9d
KC 10 2B Adalberto Mondesi 3-9-18 R Shoulder soreness 4-6 weeks 5-4-18 0y 0m 4d
LAA 60 SP Alex Meyer 9-12-17 R Glenoid labrum surgery 12-14 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 2d
LAA SP/DH Shohei Ohtani 4-27-18 L Ankle sprain (1) DTD 5-2-18 0y 0m 2d
LAA 10 SP J.C. Ramirez 4-17-18 R Elbow sprain 12-18 months 5-1-19 1y 0m 1d
LAA 10 SP Matt Shoemaker 4-1-18 R Forearm strain 3-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
LAA SS Andrelton Simmons 4-22-18 R Forearm soreness DTD 5-1-18 0y 0m 1d
LAA 10 RP Blake Wood 4-23-18 R Elbow posterior impingement 2 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
LAD 10 2B Logan Forsythe 4-14-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
LAD 10 SP Rich Hill 4-15-18 L Long finger injury 2 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
LAD 60 SP/RP Tom Koehler 3-2-18 R Shoulder strain (2) 1-3 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
LAD 10 OF Yasiel Puig 4-28-18 Hip soreness, foot injury 2 weeks 5-13-18 0y 0m 13d
LAD 10 3B Justin Turner 3-19-18 L Wrist fracture 6-8 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
LAD 60 SP Julio Urias 6-27-17 L Shoulder surgery, anterior capsule 12-14 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 1d
MIA 1B Justin Bour 4-28-18 Back spasms DTD 5-2-18 0y 0m 2d
MIA 10 OF Garrett Cooper 4-2-18 R Wrist tendon sheath tear 8-10 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 16d
MIA 10 RP Odrisamer Despaigne 4-19-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 weeks 5-20-18 0y 0m 20d
MIA 60 SP Brett Graves 3-6-18 L Oblique strain 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
MIA 10 SP/RP Elieser Hernandez 3-21-18 Dental surgery 1-2 weeks 5-11-18 0y 0m 11d
MIA 10 RP Chris O’Grady 4-17-18 L Shoulder sprain 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
MIA 10 SS J.T. Riddle 8-11-17 L Shoulder surgery, SLAP tear 10-12 months 5-4-18 0y 0m 4d
MIA 10 SP Dan Straily 3-20-18 R Forearm inflammation 1 weeks 4-30-18 0y 0m 0d
MIL 10 RP Corey Knebel 4-5-18 L Hamstring strain 4-8 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
MIL 10 RP Boone Logan 3-21-18 L Triceps strain (1) 4-6 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
MIL 60 SP Jimmy Nelson 9-20-17 R Shoulder surgery 12-14 months 6-15-18 0y 1m 16d
MIL 10 1B Eric Thames 4-24-18 L Thumb UCL sprain (2) 6-8 weeks 6-3-18 0y 1m 4d
MIL 10 C Stephen Vogt 2-28-18 R Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
MIN 10 OF Byron Buxton 4-17-18 Migraines, toe fracture 2-6 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 21d
MIN 60 SP/RP Trevor May 3-22-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
MIN 60 SP Michael Pineda 7-18-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 8-1-18 0y 3m 2d
MIN 3B Miguel Sano 4-28-18 L Hamstring tightness DTD 5-4-18 0y 0m 4d
MIN 10 SP Ervin Santana 2-6-18 R Long finger surgery 10-12 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
NYM OF Yoenis Cespedes 4-29-18 L Thumb injury DTD 5-3-18 0y 0m 3d
NYM 10 C Travis d’Arnaud 4-17-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (2) 12-18 months 5-17-19 1y 0m 17d
NYM SP Steven Matz 4-29-18 Back stiffness DTD 5-5-18 0y 0m 5d
NYM 60 SP Rafael Montero 3-22-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (3) 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 2d
NYM 10 C Kevin Plawecki 4-11-18 L Hand fracture 4-6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
NYM 60 1B T.J. Rivera 9-14-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 8-1-18 0y 3m 2d
NYM 10 RP Anthony Swarzak 3-31-18 Sore oblique 2-4 weeks 5-10-18 0y 0m 10d
NYM 10 3B David Wright 6-17-16 Shoulder/back injury 2-3 months 8-1-18 0y 3m 2d
NYY 10 1B Greg Bird 3-27-18 R Ankle surgery 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
NYY RP Luis Cessa 4-17-18 Oblique strain 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
NYY 10 3B Brandon Drury 4-7-18 Migraines 2 weeks 5-4-18 0y 0m 4d
NYY 10 OF Jacoby Ellsbury 3-2-18 R Oblique tightness, L hip discomfort 1-2 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
NYY 7 OF Clint Frazier 2-26-18 Concussion 4-6 weeks 5-4-18 0y 0m 4d
NYY 60 RP Ben Heller 3-27-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 1y 0m 1d
NYY 10 RP Tommy Kahnle 4-16-18 R Shoulder tendintis 2-4 weeks 5-10-18 0y 0m 10d
NYY 10 OF Billy McKinney 3-31-18 L Shoulder AC sprain 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
NYY 10 RP Adam Warren 4-20-18 R Lat strain 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
OAK 60 SP Paul Blackburn 3-22-18 R Forearm tightness 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
OAK 10 RP Ryan Buchter 4-25-18 L Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 6-7-18 0y 1m 8d
OAK 60 SP Jharel Cotton 3-21-18 R Tommy John surgery 4-6 months 5-1-19 1y 0m 1d
OAK 10 RP Liam Hendriks 4-14-18 Groin strain 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
OAK 10 OF Boog Powell 4-7-18 R Knee sprain 4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
OAK 10 SP A.J. Puk 3-27-18 Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 1y 0m 1d
PHI 10 SS J.P. Crawford 4-29-18 R Forearm strain 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
PHI 10 SP Jerad Eickhoff 3-16-18 R Lat strain 6-8 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 21d
PHI 10 SP Mark Leiter 3-19-18 R Forearm flexor strain 6-8 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 21d
PHI 10 SP Ben Lively 4-27-18 Lower back strain 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 21d
PHI 10 RP Pat Neshek 3-30-18 R Shoulder strain 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
PIT 60 RP Nick Burdi 5-31-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 8-1-18 0y 3m 2d
PIT 2B Josh Harrison 4-15-18 L 5th metacarpal fracture 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
PIT 10 SP/RP Joe Musgrove 3-30-18 R Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 21d
PIT 10 RP A.J. Schugel 2-25-18 R Shoulder discomfort 1-2 weeks 5-11-18 0y 0m 11d
SD 10 OF Allen Cordoba 2-15-18 Concussion 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
SD 60 OF Alex Dickerson 3-28-18 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 2d
SD 10 SP Dinelson Lamet 3-25-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 1y 0m 1d
SD 10 1B/OF Wil Myers 4-29-18 Oblique strain (1) 2-4 weeks 5-14-18 0y 0m 14d
SD 60 SP Colin Rea 3-8-18 R Lat strain, R elbow injury 1-3 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
SD 10 OF Hunter Renfroe 4-18-18 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
SD 10 SP Matt Strahm 7-7-17 L Knee surgery 6-8 months 5-3-18 0y 0m 3d
SEA 10 RP David Phelps 3-17-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (3) 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 2d
SF 60 SP Madison Bumgarner 3-23-18 L 5th metacarpal fracture 10-14 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
SF 60 SP Julian Fernandez 3-27-18 R Elbow UCL sprain 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 2d
SF 10 RP Mark Melancon 3-26-18 R Flexor strain 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
SF 10 RP Josh Osich 4-27-18 R Hip tightness 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
SF 10 2B Joe Panik 4-27-18 L Thumb UCL sprain (2) 4-8 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 16d
SF 10 OF Hunter Pence 4-20-18 R Thumb sprain 2-6 weeks 5-10-18 0y 0m 10d
SF 10 RP Will Smith 3-28-17 L Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 5-2-18 0y 0m 2d
SF 7 OF Mac Williamson 4-24-18 Neck stiffness DTD 5-5-18 0y 0m 5d
STL 10 RP Brett Cecil 3-31-18 L Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
STL 60 SP/RP Alex Reyes 2-16-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
STL 10 RP Ryan Sherriff 4-6-18 R Big toe fracture 6-10 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
STL 10 RP Sam Tuivailala 4-12-18 L Knee strain 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
STL 10 SP Adam Wainwright 4-20-18 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-11-18 0y 0m 11d
TB 60 SP Jose De Leon 3-13-18 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 11m 2d
TB 10 3B Matt Duffy 4-16-18 R Hamstring strain 2 weeks 5-1-18 0y 0m 1d
TB 10 SP Nathan Eovaldi 3-28-18 R Elbow loose body removal 8-10 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
TB C Wilson Ramos 4-28-18 Groin soreness DTD 5-1-18 0y 0m 1d
TB 10 OF Kevin Kiermaier 4-15-18 R Thumb sprain 2-3 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 1d
TEX 10 SS Elvis Andrus 4-11-18 R Olecranon fracture 8-10 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 16d
TEX 10 3B Adrian Beltre 4-23-18 L Hamstring strain (1) 2-4 weeks 5-23-18 0y 0m 23d
TEX 60 SP Clayton Blackburn 4-12-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-19 1y 1m 2d
TEX 60 RP Ronald Herrera 3-16-18 R Shoulder inflammation 4-6 months 7-1-18 0y 2m 1d
TEX 60 RP Tim Lincecum 3-22-18 R Middle finger blister 1-2 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
TEX 10 2B Rougned Odor 4-5-18 L Hamstring strain 4-6 weeks 5-12-18 0y 0m 12d
TEX 60 SP Joe Palumbo 4-20-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
TEX 60 RP Ricardo Rodriguez 3-29-18 R Biceps tendinitis 2-4 weeks 6-5-18 0y 1m 6d
TEX 10 OF Carlos Tocci 4-21-18 L Hip contusion 2-4 weeks 5-13-18 0y 0m 13d
TOR 10 3B Josh Donaldson 4-13-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
TOR 60 SS Troy Tulowitzki 2-25-18 R Heel bone spur 8-10 weeks 6-7-18 0y 1m 8d
WSH 10 RP Joaquin Benoit 3-17-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
WSH 10 OF Adam Eaton 4-5-18 L Ankle bone bruise 2 weeks 5-7-18 0y 0m 7d
WSH 60 RP Koda Glover 2-18-18 R Shoulder tendinitis 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d
WSH 10 OF Brian Goodwin 4-13-18 L Wrist contusion 2 weeks 5-4-18 0y 0m 4d
WSH 10 RP Matt Grace 4-20-18 L Groin strain 2-4 weeks 5-12-18 0y 0m 12d
WSH 10 RP Shawn Kelley 4-24-18 R Ulnar nerve irritation 4-6 weeks 5-23-18 0y 0m 23d
WSH 10 2B Daniel Murphy 10-20-17 R Knee microfracture surgery 7-10 months 5-15-18 0y 0m 15d
WSH 10 3B Anthony Rendon 4-13-18 L Toe contusion 1 week 5-1-18 0y 0m 1d
WSH 60 SP Joe Ross 7-19-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 9-1-18 0y 4m 2d
WSH 10 C Jhonatan Solano 4-10-18 R Elbow bone spurs 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 1m 2d

UPDATES

Jake Lamb (3B, Arizona Diamondbacks) – Lamb has been pushed back about a week due to the inflammation he developed in his right elbow. He has returned to throwing and may be set for a rehab assignment within a week.

Jonathan Schoop (2B, Baltimore Orioles) – Schoop is reportedly progressing well, but the Orioles appear to be taking things slowly. The current plan is to participate in extended spring training games mid-week, and a rehab assignment on the weekend. If he sticks to these plans Schoop could return early next week.

Josh Donaldson (3B, Toronto Blue Jays Donaldson began his rehab assignment on Saturday, serving as a DH. Donaldson will need to be able to throw across the diamond in order to return to the Jays lineup. John Gibbons has said he could return as soon as this weekend.

Andrew Miller (RP, Cleveland Indians) – Miller received an MRI on his left hamstring which led to a DL stint. Miller has been able to continue throwing, so he may not miss much time at all. I’ve set his estimated return date to the day he is first eligible to return and I will adjust as additional information becomes available.

Byron Buxton (OF, Minnesota Twins) – Poor Buxton. A recent MRI revealed that the swelling and pain in his toe was due to a hairline fracture. This could add 2-6 weeks to his estimated return depending on the location and severity of the fracture (I’m leaning 2-3 weeks for what it’s worth).

Adam Eaton (OF, Washington Nationals) – Adam Eaton is experiencing continued discomfort in his ankle and does not appear close to a return so I’ve bumped him back another week. He was evaluated by team doctors on Friday, though no concrete information was released.

Daniel Murphy (2B, Washington Nationals) – I got too excited about Murphy and jumped his timetable up too far – sorry! I think a return in mid-to-late May is a possibility.

Anthony Rendon (3B, Washington Nationals) – Rendon continues to miss time due to his toe injury. The Nats have said that he won’t be activated Monday but they are hopeful for a Tuesday return.

Mac Williamson (OF, San Francisco Giants) – Williamson hit the concussion DL. He has taken batting practice and is reportedly doing well. He is eligible to return on 5-5-18.

ADDITIONS

Robbie Ray (SP, Arizona Diamondbacks) – Robbie Ray left his Sunday start with a right oblique strain. No grade has been denoted yet, though I feel this may be a longer absence based on Ray’s reactions. We will get an update prior to the next edition of the injury report.

Julio Teheran (SP, Atlanta Braves) – This sounds very minor and both the Braves and Teheran feel he’ll be able to make his next start.

Danny Valencia (DH, Baltimore Orioles) – Danny Valencia was a late scratch from Sunday’s game, though no reasoning has been given at the time of writing this report.

Luis Sardinas (2B, Baltimore Orioles) – Sardinas will be re-evaluated within the next day or two, and may spend some time on the DL. We should have an update by the next report date.

Mookie Betts (OF, Boston Red Sox) – The Red Sox are confident that this issue is minor and that Betts shouldn’t require a DL stint. Betts should return to regular play prior to the middle of this week.

Brock Holt (INF, Boston Red Sox) – Holt’s timing was impeccable, as he hit the DL just as Xander Bogaerts returned to the Red Sox lineup. I’m expecting Holt to return in just over 2 weeks time.

DJ Lemahieu (2B, Colorado Rockies) – The Rockies will likely re-evaluate Lemahieu prior to Monday’s game, which would inform whether LeMahieu is close to returning or requires a DL stint.

Tyler Anderson (SP, Colorado Rockies) – Anderson dealt with some lightheadedness and shortness of breath so he was removed from his Friday start. Difficult to say what he experienced, but he has since seen several doctors and has been cleared to return.

Miguel Cabrera (3B, Detroit Tigers) – Not totally sure what we have here, though it’s likely nothing. Expect an update at some point on Monday – hopefully, Miggy is in the lineup soon.

Daniel Norris (SP, Detroit Tigers) – The Tigers may be wise to play this slow with Norris, who missed just under two months with a left groin strain last year. Expect an update prior to the game on Monday.

Yasiel Puig (OF, Los Angeles Dodgers) – Puig had a rough time on Saturday incurring foot and hip injuries. X-rays came back negative on his foot, which is being labeled as a contusion. I have seen the term hip pointer thrown around, which is essentially a bone bruise of the bony prominence on either side of the pelvis. We should get a more concrete update within a few days, though I can’t see Puig missing more than 2 or 3 weeks.

Andrelton Simmons (SS, Los Angeles Angels) – Simmons has missed a few games this past week due to forearm soreness as a result of a hit by pitch. Simmons was able to DH on Sunday and should return to regular play on Tuesday.

Shoehei Ohtani (SP/DH, Los Angeles Angels) – Ohtani is slated to throw a bullpen on Monday. If all goes well, he may start on Wednesday or Thursday this week.

Justin Bour (1B, Miami Marlins) – Bour is dealing with some back spasms, which shouldn’t hold him out for too long. Look for him to return sometime early to middle of this week.

Miguel Sano (3B, Minnesota Twins) – Sano is battling some hamstring tightness, which is rather concerning considering his history of lower body injuries. Apparently, Sano was available to pinch hit on Sunday, and his condition had improved compared to Saturday, so this may not require a DL stint. I’m optimistic that Sano will return to regular around the end of this week.

Steven Matz (SP, New York Mets) – Matz dealt with some back stiffness on Saturday which prevented him from throwing his regular bullpen. He was reportedly able to throw that bullpen on Sunday. While he was originally slated to throw on Tuesday this week, it seems likely he’ll be bumped back to a Saturday start.

Ryan Buchter (RP, Oakland Athletics) – Buchter has been shut down from throwing due to a left shoulder strain of an unknown grade. We don’t have a definitive timetable at the moment, but 4-6 weeks is a fair place to start.

J.P. Crawford (SS, Philadelphia Phillies) – I’m not entirely sold on this being a simple forearm strain due to the reports of Crawford experiencing numbness and tingling in his right hand. I’ve slotted him for a 2-4 week timetable for now, but it is subject to change as we gather more information.

Ben Lively (SP, Philadelphia Phillies) – Lively has stated that he’s not experiencing any pain – it’s just that his back is very tight. He may only miss one turn in the rotation. Expect an update on the next injury report.

Wil Myers (1B/OF, San Diego Padres) – I may need to make a second list where Myers and David Wright can hang out and just be injured together. For those of you scoring at home, this is Myers third time on the report this year – second time requiring a DL stint. He is hopeful to only miss ~14 days as he is dealing with a reportedly mild strain.

Joe Panik (2B, San Francisco Giants) – Panik has the option of surgery or conservative treatment which tells us this isn’t a grade 3 sprain. Conservative treatment could have him back faster, but surgery generally yields better – and more predictable – recovery. I expect Panik will be operated on and return around the end of June.

Josh Osich (RP, San Francisco Giants) –No official timetable has been announced, though this doesn’t appear to be a severe injury.

Wilson Ramos (C, Tampa Bay Rays) – Ramos left the game with soreness in his groin – apparently, the Rays caught this before it got too severe. Cash has said that Ramos won’t catch on Monday, though he’s optimistic that Ramos won’t miss much time. Ramos may get time at DH once he’s able to, as I don’t envision a scuffling Brad Miller blocking his way to plate appearances.

Yoenis Cespedes (OF, New York Mets) – It’s difficult to tell definitely due to poor camera angles, but this one looks like a jammed thumb to me rather and a sprained thumb UCL. We will know for sure after Cespedes’ Monday MRI.

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.

4 responses to “Injury Report 4/30: Every Player’s DL Situation”

  1. Kyle says:

    Jeff, you are THE man. The majority of fantasy content out on the Webs doesn’t begin to provide the insight your articles offer on injury impact. Thank you sir for the good work.

  2. Dave Cherman says:

    Hey Jeff, are you still committed to the post-ASB timeline for Britton? He’s throwing a bullpen session on Wednesday, which seems like the last step before extended Spring Training/rehab. Other places are putting him back around early June.

    • Jeff Davis says:

      Hi Dave :)
      You’ve nailed it – I am being a bit stubborn, but to me, the major barrier he is going to have to pass is testing that Achilles when throwing off a mound. Everything he has been doing is fantastic and represents necessary steps to return to play, but nothing compares to the stress that repaired tendon will endure when throwing off a mound. I’m expecting to move him up at least a week or two on Thursday’s Injury Report, once we hear how the Wednesday pen session goes and monitoring from there.

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