Hello and welcome to the Injury Report!
This roundup is a biweekly article, published on Mondays and Fridays, where I aim to detail approximately five relevant injuries that have occurred over the past few days or provide an update on the injury of a prominent MLB player. I will try to incorporate the available information as well as my own knowledge and experience to approximate a return date in each case, noting the individual characteristics of the injuries and of the players themselves.
If you have questions regarding an injury not detailed in this article, feel free to comment below, and I will give my best effort to provide a timely update.
Ketel Marte – Left Groin Injury
Ketel Marte has missed time due to a left groin injury, but was reportedly ready to play on Sunday. Marte should return to the lineup during the first half of this week but may have a day-off implanted within the week.
Estimated return: This week.
Mike Soroka – Right Forearm Contusion
Mike Soroka was struck by a pitch and removed early from his Sunday start. X-rays came back negative, and Soroka is expected to make his next start on Friday.
Estimated return: Expected to start on Friday.
Mike Clevinger – Left Ankle Sprain
Mike Clevinger sprained his left ankle in his return from a back injury. This ankle injury appears mild, and Clev was initially anticipated to not hit the IL, but he felt renewed soreness during a Thursday bullpen session. Clevinger’s left foot is his landing foot and is put under intense pressure when pitching. He should be able to return to play when first eligible on June 28th.
Estimated return: June 28th.
Jordan Hicks – Right Triceps Tendinitis
Jordan Hicks has been diagnosed with right triceps tendinitis. He will rest for a few days to hope that the acute inflammation he is experiencing will subside. If he continues to experience discomfort, he will likely be shut down from throwing for 2-4 weeks and receive ongoing conservative treatment. Unfortunately, the IL is the likely scenario here.
Estimated return: End of July.
Blake Treinen – Right Shoulder Strain
Blake Treinen has been placed on the IL with a right rotator cuff strain. The injury has reportedly been bugging Treinen for several weeks and was confirmed via MRI. Treinen will be shut down from throwing and undergo conservative treatments. He won’t be an option for the A’s for at least a month.
Estimated return: End of July or later, depending on response to conservative treatment.
If there is a player you would like information on who I have not detailed in this article please comment below and I will reply as I am able.
Graphic by Michael Haas (@digitalHaas on Twitter)