Injury Report 5/14: 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: David Price, Nick Delmonico, Andrew Miller, Nick Tropeano, Elieser Hernandez, Boone Logan, Byron Buxton, Jacob deGrom, Ben Lively, Dan Altavilla, Josh Osich, Brett Cecil, Bud Norris, Tommy Pham, Adeiny Hechavarria, Robinson Chirinos, and Rougned Odor.

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 18d
ARI 10 3B Jake Lamb 4-3-18 L Shoulder AC joint sprain 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
ARI 60 SP Shelby Miller 5-10-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 17d
ARI SP Robbie Ray 4-29-18 R Obique strain 4-6- weeks 6-7-18 0y 0m 24d
ARI 10 SP/RP Braden Shipley 5-5-18 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-19-18 0y 0m 5d
ARI 10 SP Taijuan Walker 4-14-18 R Elbow inflammation 12-18 months 5-15-19 1y 0m 1d
ATL 60 RP Grant Dayton 8-29-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 9-1-18 0y 3m 18d
ATL 60 RP Jacob Lindgren 3-28-18 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 18d
ATL 10 RP Jose Ramirez 4-18-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
ATL 10 SP Anibal Sanchez 4-18-18 L Leg injury 2 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
ATL 10 SS Dansby Swanson 5-2-18 L Wrist inflammation 2 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
BAL 60 3B Tim Beckham 4-23-18 L Groin strain (2) 6-8 weeks 6-21-18 0y 1m 7d
BAL 60 RP Zach Britton 12-21-17 R Achille’s tendon tear 5-9 months 6-7-18 0y 0m 24d
BAL 10 RP Darren O’Day 5-4-18 R Elbow hyperextension 2 weeks 5-17-18 0y 0m 3d
BAL 10 OF Colby Rasmus 4-7-18 L Hip flexor strain 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
BAL 2B Luis Sardinas 4-29-18 Lower back strain 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
BAL 60 SP Gabriel Ynoa 3-9-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2 weeks 6-7-18 0y 0m 24d
BOS 60 3B Marco Hernandez 5-26-17 L Shoulder surgery 4-6 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
BOS 10 RP Austin Maddox 3-1-18 R Shoulder inflammation 1-2 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
BOS 10 2B Dustin Pedroia 10-25-17 L Knee surgery, cartilage restoration 7-10 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
BOS 10 RP Tyler Thornburg 6-16-17 Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery 12+ weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
CHC 10 RP Eddie Butler 4-20-18 R Groin strain 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
CHC 10 SP Yu Darvish 5-4-18 Flu 1 week 5-15-18 0y 0m 1d
CHC 7 OF Jason Heyward 5-8-18 Concussion 2 weeks 5-22-18 0y 0m 8d
CHC 60 SP Drew Smyly 6-17-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 17d
CWS 60 RP Danny Farquhar 4-20-18 Hemorrhagic stroke Indefinite 4-1-19 0y 10m 18d
CWS 10 OF Avisail Garcia 4-23-18 R Hamstring strain (2) 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
CWS 10 SP Miguel Gonzalez 4-18-18 R RTC inflammation 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
CWS 10 2B Yoan Moncada 5-2-18 L Hamstring tightness 2 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 1d
CWS 60 SP Carlos Rodon 9-27-17 L Shoulder surgery, bursitis 6-8 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
CIN 60 SP Rookie Davis 10-9-17 R Hip surgery 8-10 months 6-15-18 0y 1m 1d
CIN 60 SP Anthony DeSclafani 3-11-18 Strained oblique (2) 4-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
CIN 10 RP Michael Lorenzen 3-20-18 R Teres major strain 6 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
CLE 60 SP Cody Anderson 3-27-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 17d
CLE 10 OF Lonnie Chisenhall 4-7-18 R Calf strain 4-6 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
CLE 10 RP Nick Goody 5-3-18 R Elbow strain 2-4 weeks 5-17-18 0y 0m 3d
CLE 10 SP/RP Ryan Merritt 3-23-18 L Shoulder soreness 2-4 weeks 6-3-18 0y 0m 20d
CLE 10 SP/RP Danny Salazar 1-15-18 R Shoulder impingement 2-4 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 1d
COL 60 RP Carlos Estevez 3-19-18 R Elbow sprain 4-6 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 1d
COL 60 RP Rayan Gonzalez 4-1-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
COL 10 RP Zac Rosscup 3-27-18 L Long finger injury 2 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 1d
DET OF Nicholas Castellanos 5-8-18 L D5 contusion DTD 5-15-18 0y 0m 1d
DET 10 1B Miguel Cabrera 5-3-18 R Hamstring strain 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
DET 10 OF Leonys Martin 5-8-18 L Hamstring strain 2-4 weeks 5-22-18 0y 0m 8d
DET 60 SP Daniel Norris 4-29-18 L Groin tightness 8-12 weeks 7-1-18 0y 1m 17d
DET 10 RP Alex Wilson 5-7-18 L Plantar fascia tear 6-10 weeks 7-1-18 0y 1m 17d
DET 10 SP Jordan Zimmermann 5-7-18 R Shoulder impingement 2 weeks 5-28-18 0y 0m 14d
HOU 10 RP Jandel Gustave 6-21-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 8-21-18 0y 3m 7d
HOU 10 SP Brady Rodgers 5-2-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 17d
KC 10 RP Justin Grimm 4-24-18 Lower back stiffness 1 week 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
KC 60 SP Jesse Hahn 3-6-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (1 or 2) 8-10 weeks 6-7-18 0y 0m 24d
KC 10 SP Nate Karns 7-20-17 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 6-7-18 0y 0m 24d
LAA 60 SP Alex Meyer 9-12-17 R Glenoid labrum surgery 12-14 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 18d
LAA 10 RP Keynan Middleton 4-29-18 R Elbow inflammation 2 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
LAA 10 SP J.C. Ramirez 4-17-18 R Elbow sprain 12-18 months 5-1-19 0y 11m 17d
LAA 10 SP Matt Shoemaker 4-1-18 R Forearm strain 3-4 weeks 6-21-18 0y 1m 7d
LAA 10 RP Blake Wood 4-23-18 R Elbow posterior impingement 2 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
LAD 10 RP Tony Cingrani 5-9-18 L Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-23-18 0y 0m 9d
LAD 10 2B Logan Forsythe 4-14-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 1d
LAD 10 SP Clayton Kershaw 5-1-18 L Biceps tendinitis 1-2 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
LAD 60 SP/RP Tom Koehler 3-2-18 R Shoulder strain (2) 1-3 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
LAD 10 SP Hyun-Jin Ryu 5-2-18 L Groin strain (3) 2-4 months 7-15-18 0y 2m 1d
LAD SS Corey Seager 4-30-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-19 1y 0m 18d
LAD 10 3B Justin Turner 3-19-18 L Wrist fracture 6-8 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 1d
LAD 60 SP Julio Urias 6-27-17 L Shoulder surgery, anterior capsule 12-14 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 17d
MIA 10 OF Garrett Cooper 4-2-18 R Wrist tendon sheath tear 8-10 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 1d
MIA 10 RP Odrisamer Despaigne 4-19-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 weeks 5-28-18 0y 0m 14d
MIA 60 SP Brett Graves 3-6-18 L Oblique strain 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
MIA 10 RP Chris O’Grady 4-17-18 L Shoulder sprain 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
MIL 10 SP Zach Davies 5-3-18 R RTC inflammation 2 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
MIL 10 2B Nick Franklin 5-8-18 R Quad strain 4-6 weeks 6-21-18 0y 1m 7d
MIL 10 SP Wade Miley 5-9-18 R Oblique strain (2) 6-8 weeks 7-9-18 0y 1m 25d
MIL 60 SP Jimmy Nelson 9-20-17 R Shoulder surgery 12-14 months 6-15-18 0y 1m 1d
MIL 10 1B Eric Thames 4-24-18 L Thumb UCL sprain (2) 6-8 weeks 6-3-18 0y 0m 20d
MIL 10 C Stephen Vogt 2-28-18 R Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 5-24-18 0y 0m 10d
MIN 10 C Jason Castro 5-3-18 R Knee meniscus tear 6-10 weeks 7-5-18 0y 1m 21d
MIN 60 SP/RP Trevor May 3-22-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
MIN 60 SP Michael Pineda 7-18-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 8-1-18 0y 2m 18d
MIN 10 3B Miguel Sano 4-28-18 L Hamstring tightness 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
MIN 60 SP Ervin Santana 2-6-18 R Long finger surgery 10-12 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
NYM 10 C Travis d’Arnaud 4-17-18 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 5-17-19 1y 0m 3d
NYM 10 3B Todd Frazier 5-7-18 L Hamstring strain 2-4 weeks 5-22-18 0y 0m 8d
NYM 60 SP Rafael Montero 3-22-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (3) 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 18d
NYM 10 C Kevin Plawecki 4-11-18 L Hand fracture 4-6 weeks 5-28-18 0y 0m 14d
NYM 60 1B T.J. Rivera 9-14-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 8-1-18 0y 2m 18d
NYM RP Hansel Robles 5-8-18 R Knee soreness 4-6 weeks 6-9-18 0y 0m 26d
NYM 60 RP Anthony Swarzak 3-31-18 Sore oblique 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
NYM 60 3B David Wright 6-17-16 Shoulder/back injury 2-3 months 8-1-18 0y 2m 18d
NYY 10 1B Greg Bird 3-27-18 R Ankle surgery 6-8 weeks 5-22-18 0y 0m 8d
NYY RP Luis Cessa 4-17-18 Oblique strain 2-4 weeks 5-28-18 0y 0m 14d
NYY 10 3B Brandon Drury 4-7-18 Migraines 2 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 1d
NYY 60 OF Jacoby Ellsbury 3-2-18 R Oblique tightness, L hip discomfort 1-2 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
NYY 60 RP Ben Heller 3-27-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 0y 11m 17d
NYY 10 RP Tommy Kahnle 4-16-18 R Shoulder tendintis 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
NYY 10 OF Billy McKinney 3-31-18 L Shoulder AC sprain 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
NYY 10 SP Jordan Montgomery 5-1-18 L Forearm strain 6-8 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 1d
NYY 10 RP Adam Warren 4-20-18 R Lat strain 2-4 weeks 5-15-18 0y 0m 1d
OAK 60 SP Paul Blackburn 3-22-18 R Forearm tightness 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
OAK 10 RP Ryan Buchter 4-25-18 L Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 6-7-18 0y 0m 24d
OAK 10 SP Trevor Cahill 5-6-18 R Elbow impingement 2 weeks 5-16-18 0y 0m 2d
OAK 60 SP Jharel Cotton 3-21-18 R Tommy John surgery 4-6 months 5-1-19 0y 11m 17d
OAK 10 RP Liam Hendriks 4-14-18 Groin strain 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
OAK 10 OF Boog Powell 4-7-18 R Knee sprain 4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
OAK 10 SP A.J. Puk 3-27-18 Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 0y 11m 17d
PHI 10 RP Victor Arano 4-29-18 R RTC strain 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
PHI 10 SS J.P. Crawford 4-29-18 R Forearm strain 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
PHI 10 SP Jerad Eickhoff 3-16-18 R Lat strain 6-8 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
PHI 10 SP Mark Leiter 3-19-18 R Forearm flexor strain 6-8 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
PHI 10 RP Adam Morgan 5-6-18 Back strain 2-4 weeks 5-23-18 0y 0m 9d
PHI 10 RP Pat Neshek 3-30-18 R Shoulder strain 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
PIT 60 RP Nick Burdi 5-31-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 8-1-18 0y 2m 18d
PIT 2B Josh Harrison 4-15-18 L 5th metacarpal fracture 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
PIT 10 SP/RP Joe Musgrove 3-30-18 R Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 5-19-18 0y 0m 5d
PIT 10 RP Enny Romero 4-29-18 L Shoulder impingement 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
PIT 10 RP A.J. Schugel 2-25-18 R Shoulder discomfort 1-2 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
SD 10 OF Allen Cordoba 2-15-18 Concussion 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
SD 60 OF Alex Dickerson 3-28-18 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 18d
SD 10 C Austin Hedges 4-30-18 R Elbow tendinitis 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
SD 10 SP Dinelson Lamet 3-25-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 0y 11m 17d
SD 10 1B/OF Wil Myers 4-29-18 Oblique strain (1) 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
SD 60 SP Colin Rea 3-8-18 R Lat strain, R elbow injury 1-3 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
SD 10 OF Hunter Renfroe 4-18-18 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
SEA 10 RP David Phelps 3-17-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (3) 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 18d
SEA 10 SP Erasmo Ramirez 5-1-18 R Teres major strain 4-8 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 1d
SF 60 SP Madison Bumgarner 3-23-18 L 5th metacarpal fracture 10-14 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
SF 60 SP Johnny Cueto 5-1-18 R Elbow inflammation 1-2 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 17d
SF 60 SP Julian Fernandez 3-27-18 R Elbow UCL sprain 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 18d
SF 10 RP Mark Melancon 3-26-18 R Flexor strain 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
SF 10 2B Joe Panik 4-27-18 L Thumb UCL sprain (2) 4-8 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 1d
SF 10 OF Hunter Pence 4-20-18 R Thumb sprain 2-6 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
SF 7 OF Mac Williamson 4-24-18 Concussion DTD 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
STL 10 RP Dominic Leone 5-4-18 R Arm Nerve irritation 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
STL 10 C Yadier Molina 5-5-18 Pelvic hematoma 4-6 weeks 6-6-18 0y 0m 23d
STL 60 SP/RP Alex Reyes 2-16-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
STL 10 SP Adam Wainwright 4-20-18 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
TB 10 SP Yonny Chirinos 4-29-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 1d
TB 60 SP Jose De Leon 3-13-18 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 10m 18d
TB 10 SP Nathan Eovaldi 3-28-18 R Elbow loose body removal 8-10 weeks 5-24-18 0y 0m 10d
TB 60 OF Kevin Kiermaier 4-15-18 R Thumb sprain 2-3 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 17d
TEX 60 SS Elvis Andrus 4-11-18 R Olecranon fracture 8-10 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 1d
TEX 60 SP Clayton Blackburn 4-12-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-19 1y 0m 18d
TEX 60 RP Ronald Herrera 3-16-18 R Shoulder inflammation 4-6 months 7-1-18 0y 1m 17d
TEX 60 RP Tim Lincecum 3-22-18 R Middle finger blister 1-2 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
TEX 10 RP Chris Martin 5-1-18 R Forearm irritation 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
TEX 60 SP Joe Palumbo 4-20-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
TEX 10 SP Martin Perez 4-30-18 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
TEX 10 OF Drew Robinson 5-5-18 L Hip soreness 2 weeks 5-17-18 0y 0m 3d
TEX 60 RP Ricardo Rodriguez 3-29-18 R Biceps tendinitis 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
TEX 10 OF Carlos Tocci 4-21-18 L Hip contusion 2-4 weeks 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
TOR SS Aledmys Diaz 5-6-18 L Ankle sprain 2-4 weeks 5-24-18 0y 0m 10d
TOR 10 OF Randal Grichuk 4-30-18 R PCL sprain (1) 3 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
TOR 10 OF Steve Pearce 5-1-18 Oblique strain 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
TOR 60 SS Troy Tulowitzki 2-25-18 R Heel bone spur 8-10 weeks 6-7-18 0y 0m 24d
WSH 10 RP Joaquin Benoit 3-17-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
WSH 10 OF Adam Eaton 5-10-18 L Ankle chondral flap resection 1-2 months 6-24-18 0y 1m 10d
WSH 60 RP Koda Glover 2-18-18 R Shoulder tendinitis 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
WSH 10 OF Brian Goodwin 4-13-18 L Wrist contusion 2 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
WSH 10 RP Matt Grace 4-20-18 L Groin strain 2-4 weeks 5-21-18 0y 0m 7d
WSH 10 2B Daniel Murphy 10-20-17 R Knee microfracture surgery 7-10 months 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
WSH 60 SP Joe Ross 7-19-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 9-1-18 0y 3m 18d
WSH 60 C Jhonatan Solano 4-10-18 R Elbow bone spurs 6-8 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
BAL 10 SP Chris TIllman 5-11-18 Lower back strain 2-4 weeks 5-28-18 0y 0m 14d
BAL DH Pedro Alvarez 5-10-18 R Hamstring spasm DTD 5-15-18 0y 0m 1d
CLE OF Bradley Zimmer 5-5-10 Chest contusion DTD 5-14-18 0y 0m 0d
CLE 10 OF Tyler Naquin 5-11-18 L Hamstring strain 2-4 weeks 5-24-18 0y 0m 10d
DET 3B Jeimer Candelario 5-13-18 L Wrist soreness DTD 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
HOU OF George Springer 5-11-18 L Elbow contusion DTD 5-14-18 0y 0m 0d
LAD SP Rich Hill 5-13-18 L D3 blister DTD 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
MIA 3B Brian Anderson 5-13-18 Sore finger DTD 5-15-18 0y 0m 1d
MIA SS Miguel Rojas 5-13-18 L Wrist contusion DTD 5-18-18 0y 0m 4d
MIL 10 SP Chase Anderson 5-12-18 Illness DTD 5-23-18 0y 0m 9d
PIT SP Jameson Taillon 5-11-18 R D3 laceration DTD 5-16-18 0y 0m 2d
SD 10 RP Phil Maton 5-13-18 R Lat strain 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d
SEA 2B Robinson Cano 5-13-18 R 5th metacarpal fracture 8-12 weeks 7-13-18 0y 1m 29d
STL 10 RP Tyler Lyons 5-9-18 Back strain 2-4 weeks 5-19-18 0y 0m 5d
STL 10 SP Carlos Martinez 5-9-18 R Lat strain 2-4 weeks 5-19-18 0y 0m 5d
TEX 3B Adrian Beltre 5-13-18 L Hamstring injury DTD 5-16-18 0y 0m 2d
TOR 10 SP Marcus Stroman 5-9-18 R Shoulder fatigue 2-4 weeks 6-4-18 0y 0m 21d
WSH 10 1B Ryan Zimmerman 5-12-18 R Oblique strain 4-6 weeks 6-15-18 0y 1m 1d
WSH 10 C Matt Wieters 5-10-18 L Hamstring strain 2-4 weeks 6-1-18 0y 0m 18d

UPDATES

Matt Shoemaker (SP, Los Angeles Angels) – Shoe has been shut down from throwing due to continued issues with his right forearm.

Keynan Middleton (RP, Los Angeles Angels) – I think the best practice when you have a young pitcher returning potentially early from elbow inflammation is to have him throw three times in four games. Middleton will get an MRI on Monday – hopefully, no major damage has occurred. We’ll have a better idea of his timetable at that point.

Hansel Robles (RP, New York Mets) – We got the new title of ‘sprain’ to describe Robles right knee. I haven’t found a report indicating what structure he sprained, but I’m leaning towards a month off until we get a concrete timetable from the Mets.

Brandon Drury (2B/3B, New York Yankees) – Drury continues to experience migraine symptoms. His rehab assignment is set to end on Tuesday, and it’s unclear what the Yankees will do with him at that point.

Trevor Cahill (SP, Oakland Athletics) – Cahill didn’t feel 100% during a bullpen outing on Sunday. Nothing is set in stone, but he may skip an additional start.

Adam Wainwright (SP, St. Louis Cardinals) – Waino is reportedly heading back to the DL after a brief start in his return from a DL stint for elbow inflammation.

Adam Eaton (OF, Washington Nationals) – Eaton underwent surgery to remove a loose cartilage flap from his left ankle. The good news is that this procedure is a relatively simple arthroscopic tissue resection – there was minimal damage to surrounding tissues during the operation. The bad news is that Eaton is still a while away from baseball activities. He will spend approximately one-week non-weight-bearing on his left foot and spend roughly an additional week in a walking boot. I feel expecting him to return in late June or early July is reasonable at this stage.

 

ADDITIONS

Chris Tillman (RP, Baltimore Orioles) – Not much said about this one, but we likely can’t blame any back injury for his ineffectiveness. Since Tillman isn’t owned aside from 10-team Baltimore-only leagues, I’ll just leave you with a fun fact. As of the evening of 5-13-18, eleven qualified MLB starters have ERAs lower than Tillman’s WHIP.

Pedro Alvarez (DH, Baltimore Orioles) – Alvarez was lifted from Thursday’s game due to cramping /spasms in his right hamstring. The Orioles have stated that he is expected back in the lineup on Tuesday.

Bradley Zimmer (OF, Cleveland Indians) – Zimmer has been battling a chest contusion for about a week now – in fact, it’s looking like a DL stint would have been warranted. He is apparently sore when swinging, which will hopefully subside soon. There is no indication that a DL stint is forthcoming (at least for now) so we’re just truly living that DTD tag.

Tyler Naquin (OF, Cleveland Indians) – Naquin suffered a hamstring strain, and was placed on the DL10. The Indians don’t seem too concerned, and he may come off the DL within a few days of being eligible.

Jeimer Candelario (3B, Detroit Tigers) – Don’t let the estimated return fool you – this one is sounding the alarm for me. Candelario is dealing with a sprain in a structure called the TFCC, which is located at the junction between your hand and wrist on the little finger side. This structure is a complex arrangement of ligaments and cartilage that act to stabilize the ulnar side of the wrist. In determining if someone has an injury to their TFCC, clinicians use something called the Gripping Rotary Impaction Test. Long story short, this method measures grip strength in both prone and supine wrist positions – a positive test is when grip strength is significantly reduced in the prone position. Why am I telling you this? Candelario, when hitting from the right side, holds his bat with a prone left wrist. Additionally, TFCC injuries result in increased pain during ulnar deviation (you do that when swinging, too). Candelario has dealt with this issue on and off throughout his career, and it’s not just going to go away without surgical intervention. The Tigers don’t seem to want to go that route for now, but I think it’s something he undergoes in the near future. Until then, he is going to have periods where it is downright painful and less-effective to swing from the right side.

George Springer (OF, Houston Astros) – Springer is expected to be in the Astros lineup on Monday.

Rich Hill (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers) – Hill has a blister on the inside portion of his left long finger – the exact area a curveball comes off of. Hill is currently hoping to make his next start, but we’ve seen blisters keep him out for extended periods in the past. Monitor this one as a DL stint isn’t out of the question.

Brian Anderson (3B, Miami Marlins) – It’s unclear when Anderson injured his finger, but X-rays indicated no fracture. He should return to the lineup by the middle of this week.

Miguel Rojas (SS, Miami Marlins) – I haven’t seen a video of this, though we do know X-rays came back negative. I always caution that X-rays can’t always detect wrist fractures, so keep an eye on things for a few days. If it is just a contusion than Rojas should return to regular play sometime this week.

Chase Anderson (SP, Milwaukee Brewers) – Anderson should return when first able.

Jameson Taillon (SP, Pittsburgh Pirates) – Taillon is dealing with a cut on his right long finger. He is currently expected to make his next start, though we likely won’t know for sure until closer to that date.

Phil Maton (RP, San Diego Padres) – My gut feeling is that this isn’t too serious of a lat strain and that Maton should return in early-June. We will understand his situation better as additional updates are released.

Robinson Cano (2B, Seattle Mariners) – We have a bit of information to go on for this one. First, X-rays revealed the fracture, so it’s at least immediately visible on that image – it’s not just a tiny crack in the bone. Second, the expectation is that Cano will require surgery. This indicates that the fracture is either displaced or intra-articular. Either way, that extends our timetable to about the 2-month point. We’ll know definitively once we hear what kind of operation he will undergo.

Tyler Lyons (RP, St. Louis Cardinals) – Lyons has been dealing with a strain in one of the muscles of his mid-back. Many of the muscles in this region contribute to deceleration of the arm during throwing – they likely don’t explain his ineffectiveness, though they’re still important to rest. I’ve slotted him for the first available return date until we are updated further.

Carlos Martinez (SP, St. Louis Cardinals) – It has been reported that CarMart is dealing with a minor lat issue and that this DL stint is mainly precautionary. Anytime there is an injury to one of the decelerating muscles, there is a lot more strain put on the others. A good example is Thor battling a biceps injury last year, which he pitched through, which lead to a much more serious lat strain. I’d much rather CarMart miss a start or two in May than miss all of June and July.

Adrian Beltre (3B, Texas Rangers) – Beltre re-aggravated the left hamstring that sat him on the DL in April. I’ve listed him as DTD for now with an estimated return for the middle of next week, but this could definitely end up in another DL stint.

Marcus Stroman (SP, Toronto Blue Jays) – It’s almost like Stroman should have taken more time off when battling shoulder issues this spring. Hopefully, the Jays let Stroman simmer on the DL for a bit, rest his shoulder, and make necessary adjustments for him to return to previous levels of success.

Ryan Zimmerman (1B, Washington Nationals) – Zimmerman has been battling a few injuries thus far this year and may benefit from a bit of an extended DL stint. The Nats have capable replacements in Adams and Reynolds, and Zimm hasn’t quite returned to his 2017 form. I’d expect the Nats to take this one slow.

Matt Wieters (C, Washington Nationals) – No grade of strain has been reported, so I’ve estimated on a timetable and return date under the assumption that this is a relatively minor strain.

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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Jeff, I’m thinking about grabbing Eric Thames as a DL stash in a 9-team mixed (with OBP) roto league. Any thoughts on how his particular type of thumb injury, and the surgery he had (assuming it’s a success), will impact his power on his return?

Jeff Davis

Hi AC,

The great thing about a surgical intervention is you’ve essentially replaced a damaged structure with a 100% in-tact replacement. In that sense, he should be good as new once deemed ready to play. We’ve seen other guys go through the same injury and operation and keep up the barrage of dingers (Trout and Correa off the top of my head from 2017).

Thanks for reading and for the great question!

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