Injury Report 5/10: Every Player’s DL Situation

Hello and welcome!

The following players have returned to regular play or have been optioned and have been removed from the report: Jonathan Schoop, Adam Jones, Mookie Betts, Brock Holt, Bradley Zimmer, DJ LeMahieu, Jeimer Candelario, Rich Hill, Yasiel Puig, Corey Knebel, Yoenis Cespedes, Matt Strahm, Jean Segura, Reyes Moronta, Adrian Beltre, Curtis Granderson, Trevor Gott, Shawn Kelley, and Ryan Zimmerman.

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 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
ARI 10 3B Jake Lamb 4-3-18 L Shoulder AC joint sprain 2-4 weeks 5-14-18 0y 0m 5d
ARI 60 SP Shelby Miller 5-10-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 22d
ARI SP Robbie Ray 4-29-18 R Obique strain 4-6- weeks 6-7-18 0y 0m 29d
ARI 10 SP Taijuan Walker 4-14-18 R Elbow inflammation 12-18 months 5-15-19 1y 0m 6d
ATL 60 RP Grant Dayton 8-29-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 9-1-18 0y 3m 23d
ATL 60 RP Jacob Lindgren 3-28-18 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 23d
ATL 10 RP Jose Ramirez 4-18-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-10-18 0y 0m 1d
ATL 10 SP Anibal Sanchez 4-18-18 L Leg injury 2 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 6d
ATL 10 SS Dansby Swanson 5-2-18 L Wrist inflammation 2 weeks 5-14-18 0y 0m 5d
BAL 10 3B Tim Beckham 4-23-18 L Groin strain (2) 6-8 weeks 6-21-18 0y 1m 12d
BAL 60 RP Zach Britton 12-21-17 R Achille’s tendon tear 5-9 months 6-7-18 0y 0m 29d
BAL 10 OF Colby Rasmus 4-7-18 L Hip flexor strain 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 6d
BAL 2B Luis Sardinas 4-29-18 Lower back strain 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 6d
BAL 60 SP Gabriel Ynoa 3-9-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
BOS 60 3B Marco Hernandez 5-26-17 L Shoulder surgery 4-6 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
BOS 10 RP Austin Maddox 3-1-18 R Shoulder inflammation 1-2 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
BOS 10 2B Dustin Pedroia 10-25-17 L Knee surgery, cartilage restoration 7-10 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
BOS 10 RP Tyler Thornburg 6-16-17 Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery 12+ weeks 5-11-18 0y 0m 2d
CHC 10 RP Eddie Butler 4-20-18 R Groin strain 2-4 weeks 5-10-18 0y 0m 1d
CHC 60 SP Drew Smyly 6-17-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 22d
CWS 60 RP Danny Farquhar 4-20-18 Hemorrhagic stroke Indefinite 4-1-19 0y 10m 23d
CWS 10 OF Avisail Garcia 4-23-18 R Hamstring strain (2) 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
CWS 10 SP Miguel Gonzalez 4-18-18 R RTC inflammation 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
CWS 10 2B Yoan Moncada 5-2-18 L Hamstring tightness 2 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 6d
CWS 60 SP Carlos Rodon 9-27-17 L Shoulder surgery, bursitis 6-8 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
CIN 60 SP Rookie Davis 10-9-17 R Hip surgery 8-10 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
CIN 60 SP Anthony DeSclafani 3-11-18 Strained oblique (2) 4-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
CIN 10 RP Michael Lorenzen 3-20-18 R Teres major strain 6 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 6d
CLE 60 SP Cody Anderson 3-27-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 22d
CLE 10 OF Lonnie Chisenhall 4-7-18 R Calf strain 4-6 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
CLE 10 RP Nick Goody 5-3-18 R Elbow strain 2-4 weeks 5-17-18 0y 0m 8d
CLE 10 SP/RP Ryan Merritt 3-23-18 L Shoulder soreness 2-4 weeks 6-3-18 0y 0m 25d
CLE 10 RP Andrew Miller 4-25-18 L Hamstring injury 2 weeks 5-11-18 0y 0m 2d
CLE 10 SP/RP Danny Salazar 1-15-18 R Shoulder impingement 2-4 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 6d
COL 60 RP Carlos Estevez 3-19-18 R Elbow sprain 4-6 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 6d
COL 60 RP Rayan Gonzalez 4-1-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
COL 10 RP Zac Rosscup 3-27-18 L Long finger injury 2 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 6d
DET 10 1B Miguel Cabrera 5-3-18 R Hamstring strain 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
DET 60 SP Daniel Norris 4-29-18 L Groin tightness 8-12 weeks 7-1-18 0y 1m 22d
HOU 10 RP Jandel Gustave 6-21-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 8-21-18 0y 3m 12d
HOU 10 SP Brady Rodgers 5-2-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 22d
KC 10 RP Justin Grimm 4-24-18 Lower back stiffness 1 week 5-14-18 0y 0m 5d
KC 60 SP Jesse Hahn 3-6-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (1 or 2) 8-10 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
KC 10 SP Nate Karns 7-20-17 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
LAA 60 SP Alex Meyer 9-12-17 R Glenoid labrum surgery 12-14 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 23d
LAA 10 RP Keynan Middleton 4-29-18 R Elbow inflammation 2 weeks 5-10-18 0y 0m 1d
LAA 10 SP J.C. Ramirez 4-17-18 R Elbow sprain 12-18 months 5-1-19 0y 11m 22d
LAA 10 SP Matt Shoemaker 4-1-18 R Forearm strain 3-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
LAA 10 SP Nick Tropeano 5-2-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 6d
LAA 10 RP Blake Wood 4-23-18 R Elbow posterior impingement 2 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
LAD 10 2B Logan Forsythe 4-14-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
LAD 10 SP Clayton Kershaw 5-1-18 L Biceps tendinitis 1-2 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
LAD 60 SP/RP Tom Koehler 3-2-18 R Shoulder strain (2) 1-3 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
LAD 10 SP Hyun-Jin Ryu 5-2-18 L Groin strain (3) 2-4 months 7-15-18 0y 2m 6d
LAD SS Corey Seager 4-30-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-19 1y 0m 23d
LAD 10 3B Justin Turner 3-19-18 L Wrist fracture 6-8 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 6d
LAD 60 SP Julio Urias 6-27-17 L Shoulder surgery, anterior capsule 12-14 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 22d
MIA 10 OF Garrett Cooper 4-2-18 R Wrist tendon sheath tear 8-10 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 6d
MIA 10 RP Odrisamer Despaigne 4-19-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 weeks 5-20-18 0y 0m 11d
MIA 60 SP Brett Graves 3-6-18 L Oblique strain 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
MIA 10 SP/RP Elieser Hernandez 3-21-18 Dental surgery 1-2 weeks 5-11-18 0y 0m 2d
MIA 10 RP Chris O’Grady 4-17-18 L Shoulder sprain 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 6d
MIL 10 SP Zach Davies 5-3-18 R RTC inflammation 2 weeks 5-11-18 0y 0m 2d
MIL 10 RP Boone Logan 3-21-18 L Triceps strain (1) 4-6 weeks 5-11-18 0y 0m 2d
MIL 60 SP Jimmy Nelson 9-20-17 R Shoulder surgery 12-14 months 6-15-18 0y 1m 6d
MIL 10 1B Eric Thames 4-24-18 L Thumb UCL sprain (2) 6-8 weeks 6-3-18 0y 0m 25d
MIL 10 C Stephen Vogt 2-28-18 R Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 5-24-18 0y 0m 15d
MIN 10 OF Byron Buxton 4-17-18 Migraines, toe fracture 2-6 weeks 5-16-18 0y 0m 7d
MIN 10 C Jason Castro 5-3-18 R Knee meniscus tear 6-10 weeks 7-5-18 0y 1m 26d
MIN 60 SP/RP Trevor May 3-22-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
MIN 60 SP Michael Pineda 7-18-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 8-1-18 0y 2m 23d
MIN 10 3B Miguel Sano 4-28-18 L Hamstring tightness 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
MIN 60 SP Ervin Santana 2-6-18 R Long finger surgery 10-12 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
NYM 10 C Travis d’Arnaud 4-17-18 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 5-17-19 1y 0m 8d
NYM 10 SP Jacob deGrom 5-2-18 R Elbow Hyperextension DTD 5-13-18 0y 0m 4d
NYM 60 SP Rafael Montero 3-22-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (3) 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 23d
NYM 10 C Kevin Plawecki 4-11-18 L Hand fracture 4-6 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
NYM 60 1B T.J. Rivera 9-14-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 8-1-18 0y 2m 23d
NYM 60 RP Anthony Swarzak 3-31-18 Sore oblique 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
NYM 60 3B David Wright 6-17-16 Shoulder/back injury 2-3 months 8-1-18 0y 2m 23d
NYY 10 1B Greg Bird 3-27-18 R Ankle surgery 6-8 weeks 5-22-18 0y 0m 13d
NYY RP Luis Cessa 4-17-18 Oblique strain 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
NYY 10 3B Brandon Drury 4-7-18 Migraines 2 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 6d
NYY 60 OF Jacoby Ellsbury 3-2-18 R Oblique tightness, L hip discomfort 1-2 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
NYY 60 RP Ben Heller 3-27-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 0y 11m 22d
NYY 10 RP Tommy Kahnle 4-16-18 R Shoulder tendintis 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
NYY 10 OF Billy McKinney 3-31-18 L Shoulder AC sprain 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
NYY 10 SP Jordan Montgomery 5-1-18 L Forearm strain 6-8 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 6d
NYY 10 RP Adam Warren 4-20-18 R Lat strain 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 6d
OAK 60 SP Paul Blackburn 3-22-18 R Forearm tightness 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
OAK 10 RP Ryan Buchter 4-25-18 L Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 6-7-18 0y 0m 29d
OAK 60 SP Jharel Cotton 3-21-18 R Tommy John surgery 4-6 months 5-1-19 0y 11m 22d
OAK 10 RP Liam Hendriks 4-14-18 Groin strain 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
OAK 10 OF Boog Powell 4-7-18 R Knee sprain 4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
OAK 10 SP A.J. Puk 3-27-18 Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 0y 11m 22d
PHI 10 RP Victor Arano 4-29-18 R RTC strain 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
PHI 10 SS J.P. Crawford 4-29-18 R Forearm strain 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
PHI 10 SP Jerad Eickhoff 3-16-18 R Lat strain 6-8 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
PHI 10 SP Mark Leiter 3-19-18 R Forearm flexor strain 6-8 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
PHI 10 SP Ben Lively 4-27-18 Lower back strain 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
PHI 10 RP Pat Neshek 3-30-18 R Shoulder strain 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
PIT 60 RP Nick Burdi 5-31-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 8-1-18 0y 2m 23d
PIT 2B Josh Harrison 4-15-18 L 5th metacarpal fracture 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
PIT 10 SP/RP Joe Musgrove 3-30-18 R Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 5-19-18 0y 0m 10d
PIT 10 RP Enny Romero 4-29-18 L Shoulder impingement 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
PIT 10 RP A.J. Schugel 2-25-18 R Shoulder discomfort 1-2 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
SD 10 OF Allen Cordoba 2-15-18 Concussion 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
SD 60 OF Alex Dickerson 3-28-18 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 23d
SD 10 C Austin Hedges 4-30-18 R Elbow tendinitis 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
SD 10 SP Dinelson Lamet 3-25-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 0y 11m 22d
SD 10 1B/OF Wil Myers 4-29-18 Oblique strain (1) 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
SD 60 SP Colin Rea 3-8-18 R Lat strain, R elbow injury 1-3 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
SD 10 OF Hunter Renfroe 4-18-18 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
SEA 10 RP Dan Altavilla 4-30-18 R AC joint sprain 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 6d
SEA 10 RP David Phelps 3-17-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (3) 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 23d
SEA 10 SP Erasmo Ramirez 5-1-18 R Teres major strain 4-8 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 6d
SF 60 SP Madison Bumgarner 3-23-18 L 5th metacarpal fracture 10-14 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
SF 10 SP Johnny Cueto 5-1-18 R Elbow inflammation 1-2 months 6-15-18 0y 1m 6d
SF 60 SP Julian Fernandez 3-27-18 R Elbow UCL sprain 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 23d
SF 10 RP Mark Melancon 3-26-18 R Flexor strain 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
SF 10 RP Josh Osich 4-27-18 R Hip tightness 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 6d
SF 10 2B Joe Panik 4-27-18 L Thumb UCL sprain (2) 4-8 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 6d
SF 10 OF Hunter Pence 4-20-18 R Thumb sprain 2-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
SF 7 OF Mac Williamson 4-24-18 Neck stiffness DTD 5-15-18 0y 0m 6d
STL 10 RP Brett Cecil 3-31-18 L Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
STL 10 RP Dominic Leone 5-4-18 R Arm Nerve irritation 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
STL 10 C Yadier Molina 5-5-18 Pelvic hematoma 4-6 weeks 6-6-18 0y 0m 28d
STL 10 RP Bud Norris 5-6-18 R Triceps tightness DTD 5-10-18 0y 0m 1d
STL OF Tommy Pham 5-6-18 Groin tightness DTD 5-10-18 0y 0m 1d
STL 60 SP/RP Alex Reyes 2-16-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
STL 10 SP Adam Wainwright 4-20-18 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-12-18 0y 0m 3d
TB 10 SP Yonny Chirinos 4-29-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 6d
TB 60 SP Jose De Leon 3-13-18 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 23d
TB 10 SP Nathan Eovaldi 3-28-18 R Elbow loose body removal 8-10 weeks 5-24-18 0y 0m 15d
TB 60 OF Kevin Kiermaier 4-15-18 R Thumb sprain 2-3 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 22d
TEX 60 SS Elvis Andrus 4-11-18 R Olecranon fracture 8-10 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 6d
TEX 60 SP Clayton Blackburn 4-12-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-19 1y 0m 23d
TEX 60 RP Ronald Herrera 3-16-18 R Shoulder inflammation 4-6 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 22d
TEX 60 RP Tim Lincecum 3-22-18 R Middle finger blister 1-2 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
TEX 10 RP Chris Martin 5-1-18 R Forearm irritation 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
TEX 10 2B Rougned Odor 4-5-18 L Hamstring strain 4-6 weeks 5-11-18 0y 0m 2d
TEX 60 SP Joe Palumbo 4-20-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
TEX 10 SP Martin Perez 4-30-18 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
TEX 60 RP Ricardo Rodriguez 3-29-18 R Biceps tendinitis 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
TEX 10 OF Carlos Tocci 4-21-18 L Hip contusion 2-4 weeks 5-13-18 0y 0m 4d
TOR SS Aledmys Diaz 5-6-18 L Ankle sprain 2-4 weeks 5-24-18 0y 0m 15d
TOR 10 OF Randal Grichuk 4-30-18 R PCL sprain (1) 3 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
TOR 10 OF Steve Pearce 5-1-18 Oblique strain 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
TOR 60 SS Troy Tulowitzki 2-25-18 R Heel bone spur 8-10 weeks 6-7-18 0y 0m 29d
WSH 10 RP Joaquin Benoit 3-17-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 12d
WSH 10 OF Adam Eaton 4-5-18 L Ankle bone bruise 2 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
WSH 60 RP Koda Glover 2-18-18 R Shoulder tendinitis 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
WSH 10 OF Brian Goodwin 4-13-18 L Wrist contusion 2 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
WSH 10 RP Matt Grace 4-20-18 L Groin strain 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
WSH 10 2B Daniel Murphy 10-20-17 R Knee microfracture surgery 7-10 months 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
WSH 60 SP Joe Ross 7-19-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 9-1-18 0y 3m 23d
WSH 60 C Jhonatan Solano 4-10-18 R Elbow bone spurs 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 23d
ARI 10 SP/RP Braden Shipley 5-5-18 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-19-18 0y 0m 10d
BAL 10 RP Darren O’Day 5-4-18 R Elbow hyperextension 2 weeks 5-17-18 0y 0m 8d
BOS SP David Price 5-8-18 L Carpal tunnel syndrome 2-4 weeks 5-22-18 0y 0m 13d
CHC 7 OF Jason Heyward 5-8-18 Concussion 2 weeks 5-22-18 0y 0m 13d
CHC 10 SP Yu Darvish 5-4-18 Flu 1 week 5-14-18 0y 0m 5d
CWS OF Nick Delmonico 5-9-18 R Quad contusion DTD 5-11-18 0y 0m 2d
DET OF Nicholas Castellanos 5-8-18 L Knee soreness DTD 5-11-18 0y 0m 2d
DET 10 OF Leonys Martin 5-8-18 L Hamstring strain 2-4 weeks 5-22-18 0y 0m 13d
DET 10 RP Alex Wilson 5-7-18 L Plantar fascia tear 6-10 weeks 7-1-18 0y 1m 22d
DET 10 SP Jordan Zimmermann 5-7-18 R Shoulder impingement 2 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 9d
LAD 10 RP Tony Cingrani 5-9-18 L Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-23-18 0y 0m 14d
MIL 10 SP Wade Miley 5-9-18 R Oblique strain (2) 4-6 weeks 6-21-18 0y 1m 12d
MIL 10 2B Nick Franklin 5-8-18 R Quad strain 4-6 weeks 6-21-18 0y 1m 12d
NYM RP Hansel Robles 5-8-18 R Knee soreness DTD 5-11-18 0y 0m 2d
NYM 10 3B Todd Frazier 5-7-18 L Hamstring strain 2-4 weeks 5-22-18 0y 0m 13d
OAK 10 SP Trevor Cahill 5-6-18 R Elbow impingement 2 weeks 5-16-18 0y 0m 7d
PHI 10 RP Adam Morgan 5-6-18 Back strain 2-4 weeks 5-23-18 0y 0m 14d
TB SS Adeiny Hechavarria 5-8-18 Facial contusion DTD 5-11-18 0y 0m 2d
TEX C Robinson Chirinos 5-9-18 L Wrist soreness DTD 5-11-18 0y 0m 2d
TEX 10 OF Drew Robinson 5-5-18 L Hip soreness 2 weeks 5-17-18 0y 0m 8d

UPDATES

Dansby Swanson (SS, Atlanta Braves) – Swanson may require more DL time than initially anticipated. I’ll leave his expected return at 5-14-18 for now, but don’t be surprised if he gets bumped back a few days.

Zach Britton (RP, Baltimore Orioles) – Britton continues to progress and streak towards an early June return.

Tyler Thornburg (RP, Boston Red Sox) – Thornburg has reportedly gained a tick or two (stadium gun had him at 95mph in his latest outing, but 97mph has been reported as well). A major concern following an adventure to Thoracic Park is that control takes a while to return. We’re seeing that as Thornburg has walked 3 in 3.2 IP. He may be a sneaky option in holds leagues if he gains some control.

Danny Salazar (SP/RP, Cleveland Indians) – Salazar will be shut down for 7-10 days as he’s been diagnosed with R shoulder impingement. There is a lot going against Salazar these days, and we may not see him until much later in the season.

Clayton Kershaw (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers) – Kershaw has thrown lightly from 60ft, but not done much more than that. I’ve pushed his estimated return back to 5-18-18, and he may get pushed back again.

Stephen Vogt (C, Milwaukee Brewers) – Vogt was placed on the DL60, and season-ending shoulder surgery has been mentioned as a possibility. Vogt is seeking a second opinion, but this may spell the end of his 2018.

Pat Neshek (RP, Philadelphia Phillies) – Neshek has suffered an additional injury – to his right shoulder this time. It’s no longer realistic to expect him to return in May.

Hunter Pence (OF, San Francisco Giants) – Pence suffered a setback and has been shut down from his rehab assignment.

Dominic Leone (RP, St. Louis Cardinals) – Leone’s nerve related injury has been referred to as “baffling”. That’s exactly what you want. A range of outcomes remain, and I don’t have many details available to speculate which nerve is affected and how. Some ugly conditions are becoming a real possibility, and I feel like I’ll be moving Leone back again shortly.

Adam Eaton (OF, Washington Nationals) – Eaton is seeking a second opinion as he is still experiencing a lot of pain in his injured ankle. We’re getting to the point where an operation may be required. I’ve moved his estimated return back to the start of June, though it could fall back further depending on the surgeon’s opinion.

 

ADDITIONS

Braden Shipley (RP, Arizona Diamondbacks) – There isn’t a lot of news on Shipley, who was called up and placed on the DL a few days later. He has been listed as battling elbow inflammation. He may return when first eligible, though it doesn’t feel likely at the moment.

Darren O’Day (RP, Baltimore Orioles) – This doesn’t feel serious, and O’Day is likely to return when he is first eligible.

David Price (SP, Boston Red Sox) – I have conflicting feelings on this one. On the one hand, carpal tunnel syndrome is better than median nerve entrapment higher in the forearm (see: Melancon), and Price’s case is reportedly mild. On the other hand, the Sox expect him to not head to the DL. It’s fine if they want to manage this conservatively, but I feel you may as place Price on the DL, and have him miss a start or two and focus on recovery. If they rush him back within a week or so I have no confidence that will be the last we’ll hear of this issue this year.

Jason Heyward (OF, Chicago Cubs) – Heyward bumped his noggin during Sunday’s game. Right now I’m leaning towards a two-week absence, but brain injuries are extremely difficult to predict. We’re in wait-and-see mode.

Yu Darvish (SP, Chicago Cubs) – Darvish, unfortunately, skipped a start against the Marlins due to the flu. He is likely to return when first eligible on 5-14-18.

Nick Delmonico (OF, Chicago White Sox) – Delmonico is dealing with a bruised quad and should return within a few days.

Nick Castellanos (3B, Detroit Tigers) – Castellanos is dealing with some soreness and swelling of his left knee. Return to play rests with the swelling aspect – if it’s limiting range of motion he could miss a portion of the weekend. If they are able to manage the swelling, he could return on Friday (I’m leaning towards this outcome).

Leonys Martin (OF, Detroit Tigers) – This appears minor enough that he shouldn’t need much more than the minimum DL stint. We should get a more concrete timetable within a couple of days.

Alex Wilson (RP, Detroit Tigers) – Wilson tore 95% of his plantar fascia in his left foot which is essentially my worst nightmare. I anticipate he’ll undergo an operation to repair the fascia, which will likely have him out for 6-10 weeks.

Jordan Zimmermann (SP, Detroit Tigers) – Zimmermann is currently expecting to return when first eligible, so we’ll roll with that. He received a cortisone injection to control the swelling in his right shoulder.

Tony Cingrani (RP, Los Angeles Dodgers) – I expect we’ll hear more information within a few days, which will include a more concrete timetable.

Wade Miley (SP, Milwaukee Brewers) – Miley is currently projected to miss 4-6 weeks with a strained oblique. I’m leaning closer to the 6-week side of that timetable.

Nick Franklin (2B, Milwaukee Brewers) – No official timetable has been provided. Franklin will likely be optioned once he is ready to return.

Hansel Robles (RP, New York Mets) – Robles is dealing with some sort of knee injury which he incurred during Tuesday’s game. X-rays came back negative, but the true concern is ligament damage. Robles is scheduled for an MRI and news should come out within a day or two which could quickly take this from ‘soreness’ to ‘sprain’.

Todd Frazier (3B, New York Mets) – I suspect we will get a more concrete timetable this weekend, but for now 2-4 weeks seems reasonable.

Trevor Cahill (SP, Oakland Athletics) – Oakland expects a minimum DL stint for Cahill as this sounds like a precautionary move. Let’s hope he can return to the dominance we saw in his most recent outing after skipping a start.

Adam Morgan (RP, Philadelphia Phillies) – Limited information is currently available, though this could end up being a minimum DL stint.

Adeiny Hecharvarria (SS, Tampa Bay Rays) – Well, you’ve got to watch the video of this one if you haven’t already. Hecharvarria should return prior to this weekend.

Robinson Chirinos (C, Texas Rangers) – Chirinos is to be considered DTD for now, but keep in mind that this is his receiving wrist and his front wrist while swinging. If he’s not feeling better by the weekend he may benefit from some DL time.

Drew Robinson (OF, Texas Rangers) – This was initially reported as a retro-active DL move, which makes me think Robinson may return when first eligible.

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


Kyle

Hey, Jeff!

Thanks for the great material.

Have you heard anything about Wil Myers’ situation?

Jeff Davis

Hi Kyle,

I haven’t heard anything, but his progression to play will likely look a lot like Yelich and Schoop – not a lot of updates until he goes out and tests the oblique, at which point things can move pretty quickly.

For Myers, I’m basically setting the estimated return date for the date I could conceivably expect him to return if we get an update that he is rehabbing prior to the next Injury Report (in this case, May 14th).

It’s not ideal – I’d love to give you a concrete date – but with oblique strains, so much rest is required that we really are limited in terms of the updates that are available.

Hope this helped! Thank you for reading and for your kind comments!

Steve

Daniel Murphy returning on May 18? I’d put the odds of that one at slim to quite slim, jim.

Jeff Davis

I’m not sure that’s what I believe, Steve.

Sorry, I just wanted to join in on the rhyming game. I stuck Murphy with the May 18th date for a few reasons. The first is that I haven’t seen any concrete updates for about a week now, and it’s possible that we get an update in a day or so that the pain he’s experiencing has subsided and he’s working on running. Don’t get me wrong – that scenario is not likely – but it’s possible, and I think at this point I’d rather have Murphy’s date for the earliest possible return I can conceive and then move him back accordingly. The second thought is that Murphy is reportedly hitting without concern, and that’s the largest part of his game, and the Nats could really use him in the line-up even if he’s not running at full capacity. If I’m being honest, an early June return probably makes more sense at this point.

I hope you see my thinking there, and that it helps to clear up why I listed May 18th. Thank you for reading!

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