Injury Report 5/3: Every Player’s DL Situation

Hello and welcome!

This update saw quite a few additions, as it seems a large segment of the league coordinated to incur elbow injuries and keep me up very late on Wednesday night. The updates available can be summed up as frustration with the Nats training staff.

The following players have returned to regular play or optioned and have been taken off the report: Mark Trumbo, Danny Valencia, Mookie Betts, Tyler Anderson, Carlos Gonzalez, Adalberto Mondesi, Shohei Ohtani, Andrelton Simmons, Justin Bour, J.T. Riddle, Dan Straily, Yoenis Cespedes, Clint Frazier, Will Smith, Matt Duffy, and Wilson Ramos.

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

UPDATES

Zach Britton (RP, Baltimore Orioles) – It’s about time I cave. Britton has thrown off a regulation mound without concern. He will continue to ramp things up, and could jump his expected return forward another week or two before all is said and done. Returning near the start of June is not out of the question.

Daniel Norris (SP, Detroit Tigers) – Norris is expected to miss 8-12 weeks with following a surgical procedure to relieve pressure from his injured groin. He is expected to head to the DL60.

Brandon Drury (3B, New York Yankees) – Drury is reportedly still experiencing symptoms (migraines, blurred vision) during his minor league rehab assignment. The Yankees are also not likely in a rush to speed him along with MAndujar hitting well.

Josh Donaldson (3B, Toronto Blue Jays) – Donaldson is expected to come off the DL on Thursday. I’m extremely curious to see how he throws across the diamond.

Adam Eaton (OF, Washington Nationals) – Did the Nats hire the Mets old training staff? Eaton is now in a walking boot and isn’t expected to return anytime soon.

Anthony Rendon (3B, Washington Nationals) – Rendon continues to miss time, though he is expected to head out for a rehab assignment ‘soon’… The Nats are frustrating.

Daniel Murphy (2B, Washington Nationals) – Murphy is still experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired knee, and may need more time.

 

ADDITIONS

Shane Carle (RP, Atlanta Braves) – Carle reportedly dealt with some numbness in his right index finger and thumb. This can sometimes be caused by inflammation of the anterior forearm – I feel that’s what has gone on here. Carle is reportedly asymptomatic and should be able to return to action when called upon.

Chance Sisco (C, Baltimore Orioles) – Sisco took a bonk to the head from Pedro Alvarez and went through concussion protocol. He has been cleared to return and should do so at some point this week.

Scooter Gennett (2B, Cincinnati Reds) – Gennett received an MRI on his right shoulder which revealed no structural damage. He has been pinch-hitting despite not being a regular in the starting lineup. Things should clear up for the start of next week when I’d expect him to return to regular play.

Jose Ramirez (2B/3B, Cleveland Indians) – Ramirez is currently expected to be in the lineup for Thursday’s doubleheader.

Yoan Moncada (2B, Chicago White Sox) – Moncada left Wednesday’s game after an awkward slide. The initial concern was that he suffered a knee injury, but he is reportedly dealing with hamstring tightness instead. I expect the White Sox will take this slow as they aren’t playing for a whole lot right now. Further investigation should provide us with a more accurate timetable within a few days. For now, I’ve got him slated for a timetable that reflects a bit of tightness that he may work through within a couple of days.

Corey Seager (SS, Los Angeles Dodgers) – Not a ton to say here. I hope Corey has a strong return in 2019.

Nick Tropeano (SP, Los Angeles Angels) – Tropeano has had a successful start to his 2018 campaign despite reportedly battling shoulder inflammation ‘for a while’. Hopefully, it clears up with a minimum DL stint, but 2-4 weeks is probably more realistically. I’m leaning towards the 2-week end of that timetable.

Kenyan Middleton (RP, Los Angeles Angels) – Middleton has said that his symptoms have resolved after experiencing soreness the day after his most recent outing. I’m inclined to buy into that narrative for now, but keep in mind this is a 24-year-old who has recently been trusted with a closer role, and he’s probably in a rush to return and retain that closer role. Let’s monitor this closely.

Jordan Montgomery (SP, New York Yankees) – Montgomery will undergo further testing, though it sounds like he avoided any structural damage to his elbow. We’ll likely get an update from the Yankees within a few days, though any timetable will be an estimate until he’s ready to resume throwing.

Scott Kingery (2B/SS, Philadelphia Phillies) – Kingery wore 98 off the inside of his right elbow and walked away with a contusion. He will likely re-enter the Phillies lineup this weekend.

Victor Arano (RP, Philadelphia Phillies) – Reportedly mild, so I’ve got him listed to miss between 2 weeks and 1 month. We will get updates as he inches closer to those dates.

Enny Romero (RP, Pittsburgh Pirates) – The Bucs were about to DFA Romero before his agent informed them that he suffered an injury during his last outing. Double bummer.

Austin Hedges (C, San Diego Padres) – Hedges was pulled from Monday’s game with elbow tendinitis. The Padres haven’t released much information, and I’m working under the expectation that it’s a mild case until more details are available.

Erasmo Ramirez (SP, Seattle Mariners) – Erasmo Ramirez is hitting the DL with a teres major strain. I’m expecting him to roughly split the 4-8 week timetable, though that could change once we figure out a degree of the strain. More updates to come.

Dan Altavilla (RP, Seattle Mariners) – AC Joint sprains can take anywhere from 2 weeks to a month to recover from depending on severity. The Mariners don’t appear overly concerned, so I’m leaning toward the 2-week end of the timetable.

Andrew McCutchen (OF, San Francisco Giants) – The Giants feel that McCutchen will return to the lineup on Friday. So far it’s being listed as a contusion. X-rays came back negative and no signs of nerve irritation (like Schebler experienced) have been noted.

Johnny Cueto (SP, San Francisco Giants) – I have no idea about this one as the Giants haven’t provided a ton of information. Cueto has been listed as experiencing right elbow inflammation but I’ve also heard reports of Tommy John being an option. Apparently, we will get more information at the start of next week, but I have a feeling this won’t go well for Cueto.

Yonny Chirinos (SP, Tampa Bay Rays) – Chirinos will see team doctors on Thursday and we’ll have a more concrete idea of his timetable then.

Chris Martin (RP, Texas Rangers) – There is currently no timetable for Martin’s return as little information is currently available.

Martin Perez (SP, Texas Rangers) – Perez has inflammation in his surgically repaired right (non-throwing elbow). I’m not overly concerned and he should be able to keep throwing throughout his DL stint. I’m expecting he’ll be close to a minimum stay.

Steve Pearce (OF, Toronto Blue Jays) – Jays are making up terms. Sounds like Pearce is experiencing some tightness in his intercostals. Monitor this going forward, but I presume he’ll be available for the start of next week.

Randal Grichuk (OF, Toronto Blue Jays) – The Jays have listed a timetable of 3 weeks, so we’ll roll with that for now. If I’m the Jays though I’d give Grichuk a full 20-day rehab stint to try to figure some things out. They have the outfield depth for it.

Jacob deGrom (SP, New York Mets) – It’s pretty likely that deGrom will make his next start. He’ll undergo a precautionary MRI Thursday and we’ll know for sure at that point. A DL10 stint to skip a start may be a possibility as well. Good thing pitchers hit.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers) – At the time of writing this there wasn’t a video clip available on the MLB website of the injury. I presume we’ll find out more information on Thursday which will inform a proper timetable.

Jeff Davis

Jeff is a registered occupational therapist with experience in upper extremity rehabilitation. Jeff pitched at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Jeff coaches pitching at the high school level.

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Comments


Nick D

Hey Jeff – Love the amazing content as always! FYI I think the 2nd deGrom is supposed to be Ryu. 🙂

Also, any idea if Schoop is still on track to return early next week?

Thanks!

Jeff Davis

Hi Nick!
Thanks for the kind words and for being my second set of eyes 🙂
For Schoop, we’re kind of in limbo. The most recent update I’ve been able to get my hands on indicates he was expected to begin a rehab assignment earlier this month. He’s not done that to my knowledge, though he may still be getting work in at extended spring training. I’m somewhat inclined to hold firm, as he could require a very short rehab assignment and be ready to go after that. I also question the extent to which his slow start is affecting the Orioles decision making process.
To summarize in one small statement – I’m hopeful he will return early next week and I’m somewhat confused by the lack of updates. With that said, I understand it’s a real possibility he could be delayed by a few days to another week. It’s just impossible to say without definitive updates from the organization.
Hope this helped!
Jeff

Hank Chen

There is a typo:
Jacob deGrom (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers) – I believe you meant to say Hyun-Jin Ryu.

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