Injury Report 5/17: 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: Pedro Alvarez, Yu Darvish, Yoan Moncada, Nicholas Castellanos, George Springer, Logan Forsythe, Justin Turner, Miguel Rojas, Brian Anderson, Brandon Drury, Trevor Cahill, Mark Leiter, and Jameson Taillon.

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

UPDATES

Bradley Zimmer (OF, Cleveland Indians) – Zimmer was finally placed on the DL10. His condition hasn’t been changed from a contusion, so I imagine we’ll have a minimum DL stint.

Miguel Cabrera (3B, Detroit Tigers) – Miggy is experiencing some hip and back discomfort during his rehab and figures to miss some additional time.

Jeimer Candelario (3B, Detroit Tigers) – There’s the DL stint. I’m curious about the Tigers next step. I presume they try to manage this injury conservatively at first, but I still think an operation is inevitable (they may just hope to complete it in the offseason).

Keynan Middleton (RP, Los Angeles Angels) – Rather than being patient with their young relief ace, the Angels now face the possibility of TJ for Middleton, who is seeking a second opinion. The fact that opinions are at play means it’s less than a Grade 3 sprain, but I anticipate TJ will be the answer as the Angels recently tried conservative treatment with JC Ramirez with poor results.

Clayton Kershaw (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers) – Kershaw is progressing slowly, but at least he is progressing. An early-to-mid June return looks more realistic at this point than expecting him back in May.

Chase Anderson (SP, Milwaukee Brewers) – I’ve seen a report indicating that Anderson is expected to start on Monday (5-21-18), though he’s not eligible to come off the DL until 5-23-18 as per the official DL move listed on the MLB transactions page. I figure Anderson will return soon, but be mindful of this discrepancy.

Stephen Vogt (C, Milwaukee Brewers) – Vogt is set to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery this week. Hopefully, he returns strong in 2019.

Wil Myers (OF, San Diego Padres) – The Padres have stated they don’t expect Myers back until June. This is starting to sound like more than a Grade 1 strain.

Carlos Martinez (SP, St. Louis Cardinals) – Martinez is undergoing a follow-up MRI, which will let us know whether he’ll be cleared in the near future. Look for that update. It sounds like he has progressed a bit slower than initially anticipated, though there is no need to sound the alarm just yet.

 

ADDITIONS

A.J. Pollock (OF, Arizona Diamondbacks) – Pollock avulsed a structure from his thumb, and the DBacks currently expect him to miss 4-8 weeks. He has a shot to be on the shorter side of that timetable if all goes well.

Carson Smith (RP, Boston Red Sox) – Smith subluxed his pitching shoulder throwing his glove in frustration after a poor outing. He has undergone an MRI, though results haven’t been released publicly. The Red Sox are anticipating an extended DL stint, so it seems there is some serious structural damage to Smith’s right shoulder. Remember kids, if you’re going to be a goofball and lash out physically after a rough outing, do so with your non-dominant arm.

Hector Velasquez (SP, Boston Red Sox) – Velasquez hurt his lower back trying to dodge Smith’s glove throw. Okay, that’s not true. I don’t have a definitive event to pin this to, but it doesn’t appear to be too serious at this point.

Eugenio Suarez (3B, Cincinnati Reds) – Suarez hurt his ankle during a slide on Tuesday, but remained in the game. This doesn’t sound very serious, but he got the day off on Wednesday. I’d expect him to return before the weekend.

Edwin Encarnacion (DH, Cleveland Indians) – E5 has missed a couple of games due to tightness in his upper back and neck. There’s no indication that this is a serious issue, and he should be set to go prior to this weekend’s series.

DJ Lemahieu (2B, Colorado Rockies) – I set Lemahieu at 4 weeks for now, as that is an optimistic timetable to heal a mild thumb UCL sprain. However, I expect him to opt for surgery on his thumb, which would move our timetable to 6-8 weeks.

JaCoby Jones (OF, Detroit Tigers) – Jones suffered a bruise to his hip, and this doesn’t seem too serious. Expect to see him in the lineup within a day or two.

Lucas Duda (1B, Kansas City Royals) – I haven’t seen the severity of this described, but plantar fasciitis is a nasty beast that can stay with you for years. It’s unclear if surgery is on the table for Duda, but that operation can have you out of action for up to three months.

Hernan Perez (2B, Milwaukee Brewers) – Perez is DTD with a non-descript wrist injury. Expect him to return to the lineup prior to the weekend unless we hear otherwise.

Ryan Braun (OF, Milwaukee Brewers) – Braun has stated that he’s likely heading to the DL. He’s been on it so much, I trust his opinion. I don’t imagine this being much more than a two-week absence, and Braun is prone to going through these every now and then.

Juan Lagares (OF, New York Mets) – Lagares underwent X-rays on his toe, which came back negative, so we can rule out a fracture. I anticipate he’ll get an MRI if it continues to hurt him, but I haven’t seen the Mets indicate that one has been ordered.

Yoenis Cespedes (OF, New York Mets) – Cespedes has the potential to return when first eligible, but we’ll get a better sense of his estimated return as he progresses.

Starling Marte (OF, Pittsburgh Pirates) – Marte is battling some oblique tightness. He’ll hope to get it under control over the next few days but may wind up on the DL. We’ll get an update prior to the weekend.

Francisco Cervelli (C, Pittsburgh Pirates) – Cervelli is dealing with a forearm contusion, and should return to the lineup within a day or two.

Joey Lucchesi (SP, San Diego Padres) – I originally saw this reported as glute tightness, which makes me think the Padres are just playing this extremely safe. Lucchesi may return when first eligible.

Nelson Cruz (DH, Seattle Mariners) – Cruz fouled a ball off his right foot, though X-rays came back negative. I listed his estimated return for next Monday, though he may get into games this weekend if he’s feeling up to it.

Alen Hanson (2B, San Francisco Giants) – No grade of strain has been reported, though this appears mild due to the retroactive DL move, and Hanson may be able to return when first eligible.

Luke Gregerson (RP, St. Louis Cardinals) – This one is difficult to predict as Gregerson is reportedly dealing with an elbow issue as well, and has not been effective for the Cards thus far. They may take things very slow with him.

Carlos Gomez (OF, Tampa Bay Rays) – Gomez hit the DL after injuring his groin on Tuesday. Limited details are available at this time – I’m expecting an update before Monday.

 

Matt Duffy (3B, Tampa Bay Rays) – Duffy reports that he expects to return to the Rays lineup on Friday.

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


Adrian Fernandez

You mentioned Candelario’s injury may result in an operation over the off-season, should people be wary of picking him due to lower quality of play or not getting consistent playing time as a result of a nagging injury?

Jeff Davis

Hi Adrian,

I’m going to stay away in general. I don’t know how the Tigers want to approach this, but to me it feels like there isn’t a great option available. It’s hard to imagine him being a productive player while symptomatic – and this isn’t the sort of thing that will generally resolve itself.

Thanks for reading!

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