Injury Report: April 2nd, 2018

Hello and welcome!

This week I’ve tried a different table set-up, which will hopefully allow for a better reader experience – the main focus being a sortable table!

We finally have full DL listings! Rosters make sense again! This has lead to more changes to the table, and the following players have been taken out of the table as they’ve either returned to regular play or were optioned:

Shae Simmons, Micker Adolfo, Tim Anderson, Jose Siri, Julian Merryweather, Danny DuffyBrent Honeywell, and Derek Fisher.

We also saw quite a few players join the table. Each new player has a small blurb describing their injury and a projected timetable for return. Updates are also posted where available. Let’s check out the table:





Inj. Date



Est. Return


ARI10RPRandall Delgado9-28-17R flexor strain, oblique tightness2-4 m5-1-180y 0m 29d
ARI60SPShelby Miller5-10-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 m7-1-180y 2m 29d
ARI10OFSteven Souza Jr.3-21-18R Pectoral strain6-8 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
ATL103BJohan Camargo3-14-18Back tightness1-2 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
ATL60RPGrant Dayton8-29-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 m9-1-180y 4m 30d
ATL10CTyler Flowers3-30-18L Oblique strain4-8 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
ATLCKurt Suzuki3-30-18R Hand injuryDTD4-7-180y 0m 5d
ATL10SPChase Whitley2-27-18R Heel staph infection1-2 m4-15-180y 0m 13d
ATL10SPLuiz Gohara2-27-18L ankle sprain1-2 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
ATL60RPJacob Lindgren3-28-18L Tommy John surgery12-18 m4-1-190y 11m 30d
BAL60RPZach Britton12-21-17R Achille's tendon tear5-9 m7-1-180y 2m 29d
BAL10DHMark Trumbo3-8-18R Quad strain (2)3-4 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
BAL10SPGabriel Ynoa3-9-18Stress reaction in shins2-4 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
BOS603BMarco Hernandez5-26-17L Shoulder surgery4-6 m6-1-180y 1m 30d
BOS10RPAustin Maddox3-1-18R Shoulder inflammation1-2 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
BOS102BDustin Pedroia10-25-17L Knee surgery, cartilage restoration7-10 m6-1-180y 1m 30d
BOS10SPDrew Pomeranz3-2-18L Flexor strain2-4 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
BOS10SPEduardo Rodriguez10-17-17R Patellofemoral ligament reconstruction6-8 m5-1-180y 0m 29d
BOS10RPTyler Thornburg6-16-17Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery12+ w5-1-180y 0m 29d
BOS10SPSteven Wright5-8-17L Knee surgery, cartilage restoration7-10 m5-1-180y 0m 29d
CHC60SPDrew Smyly6-17-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 m7-1-180y 2m 29d
CWS10SPCarlos Rodon9-27-17L Shoulder surgery, bursitis6-8 m6-1-180y 1m 30d
CWS10CKevan Smith3-20-19L Ankle sprain2-4 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
CIN60SPRookie Davis10-9-17R Hip surgery8-10 m6-1-180y 1m 30d
CIN60SPAnthony DeSclafani3-11-18Strained oblique (2)4-8 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
CIN10SPBrandon Finnegan3-11-18L Biceps strain (1)1-2 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
CIN10RPDavid Hernandez3-24-18R Shoulder inflammation4-6 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
CIN10RPMichael Lorenzen3-20-18R Teres major strain6 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
CIN10RPKevin Shackelford3-22-18R Forearm strain4-6 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
CLE60SPCody Anderson3-27-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 m5-1-180y 0m 29d
CLE10OFMichael Brantley10-19-17R Ankle surgery6-8 m4-15-180y 0m 13d
CLE10SP/RPRyan Merritt3-23-18L Shoulder soreness2-4 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
CLE10SP/RPDanny Salazar1-15-18R Rotator cuff inflammation2-4 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
CLE103BGiovanny Urshela3-21-18R Hamstring strain (1)1-2 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
DET10RPJohnny Barbato3-26-18R Forearm strain3-4 w4-21-180y 0m 19d
DET10SPMike Fiers3-18-18Lumbar strain2-4 w4-7-180y 0m 5d
DETOFVictor Reyes4-1-18R Forearm lacerationDTD4-3-180y 0m 1d
COL1BIan Desmond3-31-18R Knee sorenessDTD4-3-180y 0m 1d
COL10RPCarlos Estevez3-19-18L Oblique strain (1)1-2 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
COL60RPRayan Gonzalez4-1-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 m5-1-180y 0m 29d
COL10SPJeff Hoffman3-4-18R Shoulder soreness2-4 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
COL10RPZac Rosscup3-27-18L Long finger injury2 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
HOU1BYuli Gurriel2-28-18L Hook of hamate resection6-8 w4-3-180y 0m 1d
HOU10RPJandel Gustave6-21-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 m8-21-180y 4m 19d
HOU10RPJames Hoyt3-21-18L Oblique strain4-6 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
HOU10SPBrady Rodgers5-2-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 m7-1-180y 2m 29d
KC60SPJesse Hahn3-6-18R Elbow UCL sprain (1 or 2)8-10 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
KC10SPNate Karns7-20-17R Elbow inflammation4-5-180y 0m 3d
KC102BAdalberto Mondesi3-9-18R Shoulder soreness4-6 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
KC10CSalvador Perez3-28-18MCL Sprain (2)4-6 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
KC10OFBubba Starling3-6-18Oblique Strain1-2 m5-1-180y 0m 29d
LAA10SPAndrew Heaney3-19-18L Elbow inflammation2-4 w4-12-180y 0m 10d
LAA102BIan Kinsler3-27-18L Groin strainDTD4-10-180y 0m 8d
LAA60SPAlex Meyer9-12-17R Glenoid labrum surgery12-14 m4-1-190y 11m 30d
LAD10RPYimi Garcia10-25-16R Tommy John surgery12-18 m4-15-180y 0m 13d
LAD10SP/RPTom Koehler3-2-18R Shoulder strain (2)1-3 m6-1-180y 1m 30d
LAD103BJustin Turner3-19-18L Wrist fracture6-8 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
LAD60SPJulio Urias6-27-17L Shoulder surgery, anterior capsule12-14 m7-1-180y 2m 29d
MIA10SPWei-Yin Chen5-5-17L Elbow UCL sprain (2)4-6 m6-1-180y 1m 30d
MIA60SPBrett Graves3-6-18L Oblique strain6-8 w6-1-180y 1m 30d
MIA10SP/RPElieser Hernandez3-21-18Dental surgery1-2 w4-7-180y 0m 5d
MIA10INF/OFMartin Prado7-28-17R Knee surgery6-8 m6-1-180y 1m 30d
MIA10CJ.T. Realmuto3-9-18Back bone bruise2-4 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
MIA10SSJ.T. Riddle8-11-17L Shoulder surgery, SLAP tear10-12 m6-1-180y 1m 30d
MIA10SPDan Straily3-20-18R Forearm inflammation1 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
MIL10RPBoone Logan3-21-18L Triceps strain (1)4-6 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
MIL60SPJimmy Nelson9-20-17Shoulder surgery12-14 m6-15-180y 2m 13d
MIL10CStephen Vogt2-28-18R Shoulder strain4-6 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
MINCMitch Garver4-1-18Head injuryDTD4-5-180y 0m 3d
MIN10SP/RPPhil Hughes3-27-18L Oblique strain (1)2 w4-11-180y 0m 9d
MIN60SP/RPTrevor May3-22-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 m6-1-180y 1m 30d
MIN60SPMichael Pineda7-18-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 m8-1-180y 3m 30d
MIN10SPErvin Santana2-6-18R Long finger surgery10-12 w6-1-180y 1m 30d
NYM10OFMichael Conforto9-6-17R Shoulder surgery, post. capsule4-6 m4-5-180y 0m 3d
NYM60SPRafael Montero3-22-18R Elbow UCL sprain (3)12-18 m4-1-190y 11m 30d
NYMOFBrandon Nimmo4-1-18FluDTD4-2-180y 0m 0d
NYM601BT.J. Rivera9-14-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 m8-1-180y 3m 30d
NYM101BDominic Smith2-25-18L Quad strain2-4 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
NYMRPAnthony Swarzak3-31-18Sore oblique2-4 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
NYM10SPJason Vargas3-18-18R Hamate fracture4-6 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
NYM103BDavid Wright6-17-16Shoulder/back injury2-3 m8-1-180y 3m 30d
NYY101BGreg Bird3-27-18R Ankle surgery6-8 w6-1-180y 1m 30d
NYY10OFJacoby Ellsbury3-2-18R Oblique tightness1-2 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
NYY7OFClint Frazier2-26-18Concussion4-6 w6-1-180y 1m 30d
NYY10OFAaron Hicks3-30-18Intercostal Strain4-6 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
NYY10OFBilly McKinney3-31-18L Shoulder AC sprain6-8 w6-1-180y 1m 30d
NYYRPAdam Warren3-31-18R Ankle sorenessDTD4-4-180y 0m 2d
OAK10SPPaul Blackburn3-22-18R Forearm tightness2-4 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
OAK60SPJharel Cotton3-21-18R Tommy John surgery4-6 m7-1-180y 2m 29d
OAK10RPRyan Dull2-25-18R Shoulder sorness2-4 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
OAK10OF/3BRenato Nunez2-24-18L Hamstring strain2-4 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
OAK10CJosh Phegley3-18-18Fractured finger(s)4-6 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
OAK10SPA.J. Puk3-27-18Tommy John surgery12-18 m5-1-191y 0m 29d
PHI10SPJerad Eickhoff3-16-18R Lat strain6-8 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
PHI10RPTommy Hunter3-26-18Hamstring strain (1)2 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
PHI10SPMark Leiter3-19-18R Forearm flexor strain6-8 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
PHI10RPPat Neshek3-30-18R Shoulder strain2-4 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
PIT60RPNick Burdi5-31-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 m8-1-180y 3m 30d
PIT10RPA.J. Schugel2-25-18R Shoulder discomfort1-2 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
SD10OFFranchy Cordero3-22-18L Groin strain2-4 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
SD10OFAllen Cordoba2-15-18Concussion4-6 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
SD60OFAlex Dickerson3-28-18L Tommy John surgery12-18 m4-1-190y 11m 30d
SD10SPDinelson Lamet3-25-18R Elbow injury6-8 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
SD1B/OFWil Myers3-31-18Back tightnessDTD4-2-180y 0m 0d
SD60SPColin Rea3-8-18R Lat strain, R elbow injury1-3 m6-1-180y 1m 30d
SD10SPMatt Strahm7-7-17L Knee surgery6-8 m5-1-180y 0m 29d
SEADHNelson Cruz3-31-18R Ankle sprainDTD4-4-180y 0m 2d
SEA10OFBen Gamel3-4-18Oblique strain4-6 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
SEA10RPDavid Phelps3-17-18R Elbow UCL sprain (3)12-18 m4-1-190y 11m 30d
SEA10SPErasmo Ramirez2-18-18R Lat strain1-3 m4-11-180y 0m 9d
SEA10CMike Zunino3-28-18L Oblique strain (1)1-2 w4-6-180y 0m 4d
SF10SPMadison Bumgarner3-23-18L 5th metacarpal fracture10-14 w7-1-180y 2m 29d
SF60SPJulian Fernandez3-27-18R Elbow UCL sprain4-6 m8-1-180y 3m 30d
SF10RPMark Melancon3-26-18R Flexor strain4-6 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
SF10SPJeff Samardzija3-22-18R Pectoral strain1-3 m5-1-180y 0m 29d
SF10RPWill Smith3-28-17L Tommy John Surgery12-18 m6-1-180y 1m 30d
STL10RPBrett Cecil3-31-18L Shoulder strain4-6 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
STL10RPLuke Gregerson3-23-18L Hamstring strain1-2 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
STLOFMarcell Ozuna3-1-18R Shoulder tightnessDTD4-2-180y 0m 0d
STL60SP/RPAlex Reyes2-16-17R Tommy John Surgery12-18 m6-1-180y 1m 30d
STL10SPAdam Wainwright3-25-18R Hamstring strain2-4 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
TB10SPJose De Leon3-13-18R Tommy John Surgery12-18 m4-1-190y 11m 30d
TB10SPNathan Eovaldi3-28-18R Elbow loose body removal8-10 w6-1-180y 1m 30d
TEX10RPTony Barnette3-15-18Low Back strain2-4 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
TEX60SPClayton Blackburn3-15-18R Elbow UCL sprain (1)10-12 w6-1-180y 1m 30d
TEX10OFDelino DeShields3-31-18L Hamate fracture4-6 w5-15-180y 1m 13d
TEX60RPRonald Herrera3-16-18R Shoulder inflammation4-6 m7-1-180y 2m 29d
TEX10RPTim Lincecum3-22-18R Middle finger blister1-2 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
TEX60SPJoe Palumbo4-20-17L Tommy John surgery12-18 m6-1-180y 1m 30d
TEX10SPMartin Perez12-17-18R Elbow surgery3-4 m4-15-180y 0m 13d
TEX10RPRicardo Rodriguez3-29-18R Biceps tendinitis2-4 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
TOR10OFAnthony Alford3-13-18R Hamstring strain (2)1-2 m5-15-180y 1m 13d
TOR3BJosh Donaldson3-29-18R Shoulder tightnessDTD4-2-180y 0m 0d
TOR10OFDalton Pompey3-15-18R Wrist discomfort4-6 w5-1-180y 0m 29d
TOR60SSTroy Tulowitzki2-25-18R Heel bone spur8-10 w6-7-180y 2m 5d
WSH10RPJoaquin Benoit3-17-18R Forearm strain4-6 w4-15-180y 0m 13d
WSH102BDaniel Murphy10-20-17R Knee microfracture surgery7-10 m5-1-180y 0m 29d
WSH60SPJoe Ross7-19-17R Tommy John surgery12-18 m9-1-180y 4m 30d
WSH60RPKoda Glover2-18-18R Shoulder tendinitis2-4 w6-1-180y 1m 30d


Michael Brantley (OF, Cleveland Indians) – Some reports mention that Brantley may return when first eligible (4-4-18). I’ve moved his timetable up, though I’m remaining cautious because it’s Brantley.

Danny Salazar (SP/RP, Cleveland Indians) – Salazar continues to lag behind his projected timetable, and mid-May is now a more accurate guess at his return. We could fall back again.

Yuli Gurriel (1B, Houston Astros) – Gurriel has recovered well and was not placed on the disabled list to start 2018. He is currently serving his suspension and may return to the Houston lineup as early as 4-3-18.

Michael Conforto (OF, New York Mets) – Conforto is heading to New York this weekend, and may join the team as early as Thursday when he is first eligible to come off the DL. If this happens, Conforto will have drastically beat his timetable.

Troy Tulowitzki (SS, Toronto Blue Jays) – Tulo is surgery bound, and will likely miss 8-10 w from the surgery date.

Daniel Murphy (2B, Washington Nationals) – Lateral movements! Murphy is demonstrating some progress and may stick to the 5-1-18 timetable.


Tyler Flowers (C, Atlanta Braves) – Flowers suffered an oblique strain of unknown grade. I’m guessing Grade 2 by some of the subjective comments which have him out for 1-2 m.

Kurt Suzuki (C, Atlanta Braves) – Braves hope Suzuki can avoid the DL. He’s currently marked day-to-day, so I’ve got him listed for about a week off. X-rays came back negative, though this could be a situation where we end up with an MRI which reveals a fracture. We’ll probably know by Thursday.

Chase Whitley (SP, Atlanta Braves) – Whitley has been dealing with a staph infection since late February. He is currently expected to join the Braves in mid-April.

Ian Desmond (1B, Colorado Rockies) – LHB McMahon may start at 1B on Monday against RHP Bryan Mitchell while Desmond gets an extra day of rest.

Victor Reyes (OF, Detroit Tigers) – Reyes got spiked on a collision with Jose Iglesias. He should be good to go within a couple of days.

Adalberto Mondesi (2B, Kansas City Royals) – Hit the DL10 as a result of his early March shoulder soreness. Should be set to go in mid-April.

Yimi Garcia (RP, Los Angeles Dodgers) – Has a follow-up appointment in mid-April, and may be cleared at that point.

Mitch Garver (C, Minnesota Twins)  – Garver took a back-swing to the head, and will likely go through concussion protocol. He could end up on the DL7.

Brandon Nimmo (OF, New York Mets) – Nimmo should be ready in a couple of days. Hopefully, he returns to the Mets lineup which he hasn’t been a part of since reaching base four times on Opening Day. Conforto could return later this week, which may limit Nimmo’s ABs.

Anthony Swarzak (RP, New York Mets) – I’ve started Swarzak with a modest timetable, which may change quickly once he gets an MRI on 4-2-18.

Aaron Hicks (OF, New York Yankees) – Hicks will need approximately 2-3 weeks of rest before returning to baseball activities.

Adam Warren (RP, New York Yankees) – Warren took a comebacker off his right ankle, and X-rays came back negative. He’ll likely enter a game for the Yankees in the middle of this week.

Pat Neshek (RP, Philadelphia Phillies) – Few reports available on Neshek, but most figure that he’ll return in mid-April.

Wil Myers (1B/OF, San Diego Padres) – Myers is experiencing some back tightness, though he should return to the Padres lineup early next week.

Mark Melancon (RP, San Francisco Giants) – This issue has been plaguing Melancon since last year. The Giants have been very vague. I don’t expect Melancon back until mid-May at this point, though we will have a better idea once he begins throwing again.

Nelson Cruz (DH, Seattle Mariners) – X-rays have come back negative, and MRI results should be reported on 4-2-18 – we will have a better understanding of his timetable at that point.

Mike Zunino (C, Seattle Mariners) – Mild strain. Mariner’s appear confident that Zunino will return when first eligible.

Brett Cecil (RP, St. Louis Cardinals) – Cecil is set to undergo an MRI early next week. We will have a better idea of his timetable at that point.

Marcell Ozuna (OF, St. Louis Cardinals) – Ozuna is experiencing some right shoulder tightness which is inhibiting his throwing. Hopefully, he improves and does not require time off. Monitor closely.

Delino DeShields (OF, Texas Rangers) – DeShields will miss 4-6 w from the time of surgery (he should be operated on early this week).

Martin Perez (SP, Texas Rangers) – Will likely be an option for the Rangers in mid-April. The injury was to his non-throwing elbow, so no residual concerns expected.

Josh Donaldson (3B, Toronto Blue Jays) – Man, it was scary watching Donaldson throw on Opening Day. He is reportedly working through dead-arm and is making progress. He threw on the field prior to Saturday’s game and reported that he’s returning to his normal throwing mechanics. He’ll likely slot in at DH for a few more days.

Jeff Davis

Jeff is a healthcare professional 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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