Injury Report 9/06: Every Player’s DL Situation

Hello and welcome!

The major news at this time is that Tommy John surgery has been recommended for Shohei Ohtani. Though it’s not yet been confirmed, I believe he will receive the surgery, which will keep him off the mound until 2020. With that said, I anticipate he will be able to hit next season, should the Angels want him to do so while he rehabs. Players can typically return to batting practice approximately 3 months post-op, which should allow him time to be ready to hit in Spring Training. Further, since hits left and throws right, there is little to no valgus force on the right elbow of a left-handed batter. The exception may be during his follow-through, though this is more of something to monitor and keep in mind than a major concern.

The following players off the list as they were either activated or optioned: Rafael Devers, Tyler Chatwood, Brian Duensing, Ryan LaMarre, Eric Skoglund, Matt Shoemaker, Jarlin Garcia, Elieser Hernandez, Jerad Eickhoff, Luis Perdomo, Kolton Wong, Mallex Smith, Kevin Kiermaier, Hanser Alberto, Erick Fedde, Tommy Milone, and Joe Ross.

Let’s check out the table:

Team DL Pos Player Inj. Date Injury Timetable Est. Return Countdown
ARI 10 OF Jarrod Dyson 7-4-18 R Groin discomfort DTD 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
ARI 10 3B Jake Lamb 7-26-18 L Shoulder surgery 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
ARI 10 SP Shelby Miller 7-11-18 R Elbow tightness 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
ARI 10 SP Taijuan Walker 4-14-18 R Elbow inflammation 12-18 months 5-15-19 0y 8m 9d
ATL 60 RP Grant Dayton 8-29-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
ATL 60 RP Jacob Lindgren 3-28-18 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
ATL 10 SP Brandon McCarthy 6-25-18 R Knee tendinitis 2-4 weeks 9-10-18 0y 0m 4d
ATL 60 RP Peter Moylan 7-31-18 R Forearm strain 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
ATL 10 RP Darren O’Day 6-27-18 L Hamstring strain (2) 3-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
ATL 10 RP Jose Ramirez 4-18-18 R Shoulder impingement 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
ATL 60 OF Michael Reed 9-1-18 Lower back strain 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
ATL 10 SP Mike Soroka 6-19-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
ATL 60 RP Arodys Vizcaino 7-14-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 9-12-18 0y 0m 6d
BAL 10 RP Pedro Araujo 6-11-18 R Elbow inflammation 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
BAL 10 RP Richard Bleier 6-13-18 L Lat strain (3) 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
BAL 10 DH Mark Trumbo 8-19-18 R Knee injury DTD 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
BAL 60 SP Gabriel Ynoa 3-9-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
BOS RP William Cuevas 9-2-18 Heat-related illness DTD 9-7-18 0y 0m 1d
BOS 60 3B Marco Hernandez 5-26-17 L Shoulder surgery 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
BOS 10 RP Austin Maddox 3-1-18 R Shoulder inflammation 1-2 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
BOS 10 2B Dustin Pedroia 5-30-18 L Knee inflammation 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
BOS SP David Price 8-29-18 L Wrist contusion DTD 9-7-18 0y 0m 1d
BOS 10 SP Chris Sale 8-18-18 L Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 9-11-18 0y 0m 5d
BOS 10 RP Carson Smith 5-15-18 R Shoulder subluxation 4-6 weeks 5-1-19 0y 7m 25d
CHC 10 SP Yu Darvish 5-26-18 R Elbow impingement 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CHC 10 RP Justin Hancock 6-26-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CHC 10 OF Jason Heyward 8-30-18 R Hamstring tightness 2-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
CHC 10 RP Brandon Morrow 7-19-18 R Biceps strain 2-4 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
CHC 60 SP Drew Smyly 6-17-17 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
CHC 10 C Bobby Wilson 8-23-18 R Ankle sprain 2-4 weeks 9-7-18 0y 0m 1d
CWS 10 1B Jose Abreu 8-22-18 Abdominal surgery 3-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
CWS 60 RP Danny Farquhar 4-20-18 Hemorrhagic stroke Indefinite 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CWS OF Avisail Garcia 9-1-18 R Knee soreness DTD 9-10-18 0y 0m 4d
CWS 10 OF Leury Garcia 8-20-18 L Hamstring strain (2) 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CWS 60 SP Miguel Gonzalez 4-18-18 R Shoulder surgery 9-12 months 6-1-19 0y 8m 26d
CWS 10 RP Nate Jones 6-13-18 R Pronator strain 2-4 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
CIN 10 2B Alex Blandino 7-21-18 R ACL Sprain (3) 6-10 months 5-1-19 0y 7m 25d
CIN 10 RP Amir Garrett 8-25-18 L Foot bone bruise 2-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
CIN 10 RP Jackson Stephens 7-23-18 R Knee meniscus tear 6-10 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CIN 10 SP Robert Stephenson 8-26-18 R Shoulder tendinitis 2-4 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
CIN 10 OF Jesse Winker 7-23-18 R Shoulder subuxation 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CLE 60 SP Cody Anderson 3-27-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CLE 10 SP Trevor Bauer 8-11-18 R Fibula stress fracture 6-8 weeks 10-1-18 0y 0m 25d
CLE 60 OF Lonnie Chisenhall 7-3-18 L Calf strain (3) 8-10-weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
CLE 10 RP Nick Goody 5-3-18 R Elbow strain 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CLE 10 OF Leonys Martin 8-8-18 Illness 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CLE 10 RP Andrew Miller 8-26-18 L Shoulder external impingement 2-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
CLE 10 OF Tyler Naquin 7-27-18 R Hip stress reaction 6-10 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CLE 10 SP/RP Danny Salazar 1-15-18 R Shoulder impingement 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CLE OF Bradley Zimmer 7-20-18 R Shoulder surgery 8-12 months 5-1-19 0y 7m 25d
COL 10 RP Mike Dunn 7-7-18 L AC Joint inflammation 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
COL 60 RP Rayan Gonzalez 4-1-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
DET 10 1B Miguel Cabrera 6-12-18 L Biceps tendon rupture 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
DET 10 1B John Hicks 8-16-18 Hip surgery 4-6 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
DET SS Jose Iglesias 8-29-18 Lower abdominal strain 2-4 weeks 9-10-18 0y 0m 4d
DET 10 RP Artie Lewicki 8-15-18 Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-20 1y 6m 26d
HOU 10 RP Jandel Gustave 6-21-17 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
HOU 10 SP Lance McCullers 8-4-18 R Forearm strain 2-4 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
HOU 10 SP Charlie Morton 8-28-18 R Shoulder discomfort 2-4 weeks 9-8-18 0y 0m 2d
KC 10 3B Cheslor Cuthbert 5-14-18 Low back strain 2 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
KC 60 SP Jesse Hahn 8-10-18 R UCL Primary repair 6-8 months 5-1-19 0y 7m 25d
KC 10 SP Nate Karns 7-20-17 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
KC 10 SP Ian Kennedy 7-4-18 L Oblique strain 4-6 weeks 9-9-18 0y 0m 3d
KC C Salvador Perez 8-28-18 L Thumb sprain DTD 9-7-18 0y 0m 1d
KC 10 OF Jorge Soler 6-15-18 L Toe fracture 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
LAA 60 3B Zack Cozart 6-13-18 L Shoulder subluxation 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
LAA 60 RP Jake Jewell 6-27-18 R Fibula fracture 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
LAA 10 SP John Lamb 6-26-18 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 7-1-19 0y 9m 25d
LAA 60 SP Alex Meyer 9-12-17 R Glenoid labrum surgery 12-14 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
LAA 10 RP Keynan Middleton 4-29-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-19 0y 8m 26d
LAA 1B Albert Pujols 8-29-18 L Knee surgery 6-8 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
LAA 60 SP J.C. Ramirez 4-17-18 R Elbow sprain 12-18 months 5-1-19 0y 7m 25d
LAA 10 SP Garrett Richards 7-10-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 8-1-19 0y 10m 26d
LAA 10 SP Tyler Skaggs 7-31-18 L Adductor strain 2-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
LAA 10 SP Nick Tropeano 8-6-18 R Shoulder inflammation 4-6 weeks 9-14-18 0y 0m 8d
LAA 10 OF Justin Upton 9-1-18 Concussion Symptoms DTD 9-7-18 0y 0m 1d
LAA 60 RP Blake Wood 4-23-18 R Elbow UCL sprain 12-18 months 6-1-19 0y 8m 26d
LAA 10 OF Chris Young 7-3-18 Bilateral hip labrum surgeries 6-10 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
LAD 10 RP John Axford 8-12-18 R Fibula fracture 3-8 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
LAD 10 RP J.T. Chargois 8-20-18 Nerve irritation in neck 2-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
LAD 10 RP Tony Cingrani 6-6-18 L Shoulder strain 2-4 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
LAD 10 RP Erik Goeddel 8-15-18 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
LAD 10 RP Daniel Hudson 8-21-18 R Forearm tightness 2-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
LAD 60 SP/RP Tom Koehler 3-2-18 R Shoulder strain (2) 1-3 months 4-15-19 0y 7m 9d
LAD 60 RP Dennis Santana 6-5-18 R Lat strain (3) 6-8 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
LAD 60 SS Corey Seager 4-30-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-19 0y 8m 26d
LAD 10 SP Ross Stripling 8-12-18 Lower back inflammation 2-4 weeks 9-8-18 0y 0m 2d
MIA 10 OF Garrett Cooper 7-20-18 R Wrist inflammation 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
MIA 60 SP Pablo Lopez 8-26-18 R Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
MIA 10 RP Chris O’Grady 4-17-18 L Shoulder sprain 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
MIA 10 SP Caleb Smith 6-24-18 L Lat strain (3) 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
MIL 60 SP Jimmy Nelson 9-20-17 R Shoulder surgery 12-14 months 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
MIL 10 SP Brent Suter 7-22-18 L Elbow UCL tear 12-18 months 9-1-19 0y 11m 26d
MIL 10 C Stephen Vogt 2-28-18 R Shoulder strain 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
MIN 10 C Jason Castro 5-3-18 R Knee meniscus tear 6-10 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
MIN 10 SP Adalberto Mejia 8-7-18 L Wrist strain DTD 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
MIN 10 1B Logan Morrison 8-10-18 L Hip impingement 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
MIN 60 SP Michael Pineda 7-18-17 R Knee meniscus tear 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
MIN OF Eddie Rosario 8-30-18 L Quad strain DTD 9-10-18 0y 0m 4d
MIN 10 SP Ervin Santana 8-16-18 R D3 Injury 2-4 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
MIN 10 SP Aaron Slegers 7-11-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
NYM 10 OF Yoenis Cespedes 5-14-18 Bilateral heel surgeries 8-10 months 6-1-19 0y 8m 26d
NYM 10 C Travis d’Arnaud 4-17-18 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 5-17-19 0y 8m 11d
NYM 10 3B Phillips Evans 8-1-18 L Fractured tibia 6-8 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
NYM 60 OF Juan Lagares 5-16-18 L Big toe plantar plate tear 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
NYM 60 SP Rafael Montero 3-22-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (3) 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
NYM 10 RP A.J. Ramos 5-27-18 R Shoulder surgery 4-6 weeks 5-1-19 0y 7m 25d
NYM 60 1B T.J. Rivera 9-14-17 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
NYM 10 RP Anthony Swarzak 8-3-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
NYM 10 RP Bobby Wahl 8-16-18 R Hamstring strain (1) 2-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
NYM 60 3B David Wright 6-17-16 Shoulder/back injury 2-3 months 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
NYY 10 RP Aroldis Chapman 8-21-18 L Knee tendinitis 2-4 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
NYY 60 OF Jacoby Ellsbury 3-2-18 L Hip surgery 6-8 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
NYY SS Didi Gregorius 8-19-18 L Heel contusion DTD 9-7-18 0y 0m 1d
NYY 60 RP Ben Heller 3-27-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 0y 7m 25d
NYY 10 OF Aaron Judge 7-26-18 R Ulnar styloid fracture 3-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
NYY 10 SP Jordan Montgomery 5-1-18 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-19 0y 8m 26d
OAK 10 SP Brett Anderson 8-27-18 L Forearm strain 2-4 weeks 9-13-18 0y 0m 7d
OAK 10 SP Paul Blackburn 7-6-18 R Lateral epicondylitis 2-4 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
OAK 60 SP Jharel Cotton 3-21-18 R Tommy John surgery 4-6 months 5-1-19 0y 7m 25d
OAK 60 SP Daniel Gossett 6-3-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-20 1y 6m 26d
OAK 60 SP Kendall Graveman 7-24-18 Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 4-1-20 1y 6m 26d
OAK 10 SP Sean Manaea 8-24-18 L Rotator cuff tendinitis 4-6 weeks 10-1-18 0y 0m 25d
OAK 60 SP A.J. Puk 3-27-18 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 0y 7m 25d
OAK 10 OF Jake Smolinski 8-5-18 L Leg blood clot 3-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
OAK 10 SP Andrew Triggs 5-17-18 R Forearm nerve discomfort 2-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
PHI 10 RP Aaron Loup 8-15-18 L Forearm strain 2-4 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
PIT C Elias Diaz 8-31-18 R Hamstring discomfort DTD 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
PIT 10 SP Chad Kuhl 6-26-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
PIT 60 RP Nik Turley 6-28-18 L Elbow UCL sprain 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
SD 60 OF Franchy Cordero 5-27-18 R Elbow bone spur 2-4 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
SD 60 OF Alex Dickerson 3-28-18 L Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
SD 10 SP Dinelson Lamet 3-25-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 5-1-19 0y 7m 25d
SD 10 SP Clayton Richard 8-28-18 L Knee surgery 6-8 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
SD 10 3B Christian Villanueva 8-21-18 R D3 Fracture 3-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
SEA 10 SP Marco Gonzalez 8-24-18 Neck strain 2-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
SEA 10 RP Juan Nicasio 8-2-18 R Knee surgery 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
SEA 10 RP David Phelps 3-17-18 R Elbow UCL sprain (3) 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
SEA 60 RP Sam Tuivailala 8-8-18 R Achille’s tendon strain 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
SF 10 SP Johnny Cueto 7-28-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 4-1-20 1y 6m 26d
SF 10 OF Steven Duggar 8-28-18 R Shoulder labrum tear 12-14 months 4-1-20 1y 6m 26d
SF 60 SP Julian Fernandez 3-27-18 R Elbow UCL sprain 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
SF 60 C Buster Posey 8-20-18 Hip labrum surgery 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
SF 10 SP Jeff Samardzija 7-15-18 R Shoulder inflammation 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
SF 10 3B Pablo Sandoval 7-29-18 R Hamstring surgery 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
STL 10 OF Dexter Fowler 8-3-18 L Foot fracture 6-8 weeks 10-4-18 0y 0m 28d
STL 10 RP Luke Gregerson 7-25-18 R Shoulder impingement 4-6 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
STL 10 3B Jedd Gyorko 8-28-18 L Groin strain 2-4 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
STL 10 RP Mike Mayers 8-25-18 R Shoulder inflammation 2-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
STL 10 SP Alex Reyes 5-31-18 R Lat strain (3) 6-8 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
STL 10 SP Michael Wacha 6-20-18 L Oblique strain 4-6 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
STL 60 SP Adam Wainwright 4-20-18 R Elbow inflammation 2-4 weeks 9-10-18 0y 0m 4d
TB 10 RP Wilmer Font 6-29-18 R Lat strain (2) 8-10 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
TB 60 SP Jose De Leon 3-13-18 R Tommy John Surgery 12-18 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
TB 60 SP Jose Mujica 5-8-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
TB 10 2B Daniel Robertson 8-3-18 L Thumb UCL sprain 6-8 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
TEX 10 RP Tony Barnette 7-4-18 R Lat strain 6-8 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
TEX 60 SP Clayton Blackburn 4-12-18 R Tommy John surgery 12-18 months 6-1-19 0y 8m 26d
TEX 10 RP Matt Bush 6-14-18 R Elbow strain 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
TEX 10 SP Doug Fister 6-8-18 R Knee strain 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
TEX 60 RP Nick Gardewine 8-25-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
TEX 60 RP Ronald Herrera 3-16-18 R Shoulder inflammation 4-6 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
TEX 10 OF Ryan Rua 7-27-18 Back spasms 2-4 weeks 9-21-18 0y 0m 15d
TOR 10 RP Rhiner Cruz 7-7-18 R Groin strain 6-8 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
TOR 10 3B Brandon Drury 8-7-18 L 5th Metacarpal fracture 4-6 weeks 9-10-18 0y 0m 4d
TOR 10 3B Yangervis Solarte 8-11-18 R Oblique strain 2-4 weeks 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
TOR 10 SP Marcus Stroman 8-7-18 R D3 Blister DTD 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
TOR 60 SS Troy Tulowitzki 2-25-18 R Heel bone spur 8-10 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
WSH 10 RP Joaquin Benoit 3-17-18 R Forearm strain 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
WSH 10 RP Sean Doolittle 7-6-18 L Foot stress reaction 2-4 weeks 9-8-18 0y 0m 2d
WSH SP Jeremy Hellickson 8-15-18 R Wrist injury DTD 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
WSH 10 RP Kelvin Herrera 8-26-18 L Lisfranc ligament tear 6-8 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
WSH 10 2B Howie Kendrick 5-19-18 R Achille’s tendon tear 6-10 months 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
WSH 60 C Jhonatan Solano 4-10-18 R Elbow bone spurs 6-8 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CHC OF Kyle Schwarber 9-5-18 Back tightness DTD 9-10-18 0y 0m 4d
CHC 60 OF Mark Zagunis 9-4-18 R Shoulder inflammation 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CIN 60 RP Keury Mella 9-4-18 L Oblique strain 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CLE 60 RP James Hoyt 9-4-18 Undisclosed Unclear 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
CLE 10 3B Josh Donaldson 5-28-18 L Calf strain 2-4 weeks 9-11-18 0y 0m 5d
COL 60 OF Yonathan Daza 7-28-18 Shoulder injury 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
DET SP Michael Fulmer 9-3-18 R Shin contusion DTD 9-9-18 0y 0m 3d
HOU RP Hector Rondon 9-3-18 R Hand contusion DTD 9-7-18 0y 0m 1d
HOU OF Marwin Gonzalez 9-3-18 R Oblique discomfort DTD 9-10-18 0y 0m 4d
KC SP Danny Duffy 9-4-18 L Shoulder impingement 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
KC OF Brett Phillips 9-4-18 R Shoulder contusion DTD 9-10-18 0y 0m 4d
MIA 60 3B Martin Prado 9-4-18 R Abdominal strain 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d
MIN 3B Miguel Sano 9-4-18 L Leg contusion DTD 9-10-18 0y 0m 4d
NYM C Kevin Plawecki 9-5-18 Rib injury DTD 9-8-18 0y 0m 2d
NYM C Devin Mesoraco 9-3-18 Neck stiffness DTD 9-15-18 0y 0m 9d
OAK RP Shawn Kelley 9-5-18 R D1 Laceration DTD 9-7-18 0y 0m 1d
PHI 3B Maikel Franco 9-2-18 R Wrist injury DTD 9-10-18 0y 0m 4d
STL C Yadier Molina 9-5-18 Hamstring tightness DTD 9-8-18 0y 0m 2d
TB OF Tommy Pham 9-4-18 Groin tightness DTD 9-7-18 0y 0m 1d
TOR RP Joe Biagini 8-31-18 L Oblique strain 4-6 weeks 4-1-19 0y 6m 26d

ADDITIONS

Kyle Schwarber (OF, Chicago Cubs) – Schwarber tweaked his back. The Cubs will try to avoid the DL though Schwarber may miss a majority of this coming weekend.

Michael Fulmer (SP, Detroit Tigers) – Fulmer is currently expected to make his next start.

Hector Rondon (RP, Houston Astros) – Rondon was struck by a comebacker on his right hand. He may be ready to toe the rubber in some capacity on Friday.

Marwin Gonzalez (OF, Houston Astros) – The Astros will likely be patient with Gonzalez, and he may not return until early next week.

Danny Duffy (SP, Kansas City Royals) – Duffy’s 2018 is over after a recurrence of symptoms due to his previous left shoulder impingement.

Brett Phillips (OF, Kansas City Royals) – Phillips was seen with his shoulder in a sling following Tuesday’s game, though his injury has been listed as a contusion. It is difficult to imagine him returning prior to early next week at this rate.

Martin Prado (3B, Miami Marlins) – Prado hit the DL60 with an abdominal strain and will miss the remainder of the 2018 season.

Miguel Sano (3B, Minnesota Twins) – This is the same leg that has caused Sano issues in the past. At this point, after he missed workouts on Wednesday, it is hard to imagine he returns before early next week.

Kevin Plawecki (C, New York Mets) – X-Rays came back negative. Plawecki should be able to return in a few days.

Devin Mesoraco (C, New York Mets) – Mesoraco has been battling ongoing neck issues. His timetable may get pushed back further.

Shawn Kelley (RP, Oakland Athletics) – Kelley should be able to return to the mound at some point this weekend. He is targeting a Friday return.

Maikel Franco (3B, Philadelphia Phillies) – Franco is battling a right wrist injury. X-rays came back negative, though he is due for an MRI. His timetable may vary drastically pending MRI results, though it would be great to get some information to explain his recent struggles.

Yadier Molina (C, St. Louis Cardinals) – This is currently labeled as hamstring tightness, which should allow Molina to return at some point this weekend.

Tommy Pham (OF, Tampa Bay Rays) – This appears minor, and Pham should return at some point during the Rays’ next series.

Joe Biagini (RP, Toronto Blue Jays) – Biagini’s season is likely over following this oblique injury.

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


Launch Angle

Hey Jeff.
I own Molina and I’ve read he has a strain. Was to miss the weekend series that just ended and now I read he won’t be behind the plate Monday either. I’m wondering if this looks like a DL situation. Hamstring strains can take a while to get better, especially for an older catcher. What are you thoughts? I’m thinking of dropping him this late in the season.

Jeff Davis

Hi Launch Angle,

Now that it’s being classified as a strain it pushes us to a 2-4 week timetable, potentially on the longer end due to age and the position’s requirements on the player’s lower body. With that said, teams don’t have a lot of incentive to make DL moves in September due to expanded rosters. If there are good options on your wire I would definitely consider dropping Molina.

Best of luck!

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