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.
Yoan Moncada – Leg Soreness
Yoan Moncada did not crack the starting lineup Sunday due to leg soreness. Not a lot of information was provided, though it was indicated that this is not a serious injury. Moncada should return to the lineup Tuesday.
Estimated return: Tuesday.
Mike Moustakas – Right D4 Fracture
Mike Moustakas fractured his right ring finger after being hit in the hand Saturday. It appears Moustakas is aiming to avoid the IL, which is a possibility—though he will be playing through significant pain. A finger fracture will take approximately four to six weeks to heal. Depending on his pain, Moustakas could see a reduction in power if he tries to play through the injury.
Estimated return: Will try to avoid the IL, though recovery timetable is four to six weeks.
Clint Frazier – Left Elbow Contusion
Clint Frazier was struck by a pitch in the left elbow. X-rays came back negative, and this does not appear to be a serious concern. Frazier was able to return to the lineup Sunday, and there’s no indication he will miss any further time.
Estimated return: Returned to regular play.
Jacob deGrom – Right Hip Cramp
Jacob deGrom was removed from his Saturday start due to hip cramping. This appears to have been a precautionary removal, and deGrom is expected to make his next start.
Estimated return: Next scheduled start.
Joey Gallo – Left Oblique Strain
Joey Gallo injured his left oblique Saturday. No grade of strain has been identified, but a conservative estimate would be a two- to four-week absence while he recovers. If official timetables are released, or the strain is found to be more severe than Grade 1, then his timetable will need to be adjusted.
Estimated return: Early July.
Graphic by Michael Haas (@digitalHaas on Twitter)