Welcome to this week’s Injury Report!
Yasmani Grandal – Knee Tendon Tear
Yasmani Grandal is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks with a torn tendon in his left knee. Not much information to go on here from the White Sox, but we will have to keep an eye on Grandal’s recovery. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is closer to the 6-8 week timeline. I’m worried about this injury impacting his ability to play the catcher position when Grandal does return.
Return Date: Late August
José Urquidy – Shoulder Discomfort
José Urquidy has landed on the IL with shoulder discomfort for the second time this season. Houston reported that Urquidy’s MRI did not show structural damage. At this point, we are looking at a three-week timeline, similar to what Urquidy had earlier this season.
Return Date: Late July
Anthony Rendon – Left Hamstring Strain
Anthony Rendon is the latest player to suffer a hamstring strain this season, and this is the third time for Rendon to land on the IL. I would expect Rendon to be out through the All-Star break and to return in about a month. We have seen multiple times this year that hamstrings are tough to gauge. Given how often Rendon has been hurt this season, I’m hopeful that the Angels give him plenty of time to rest and recover before coming off the IL.
Return Date: Early August
Mike Soroka – Achilles Surgery
Mike Soroka will miss the 2021 season after rupturing his surgically repaired Achilles tendon. We can only hope that he will be able to return in time for the 2022 season.
Return Date: Spring Training
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- Huascar Ynoa has begun playing catch and long toss; mid to late July return is still the target.
- John Means had a two-inning rehab assignment on Sunday. Means is looking at a mid-July return date.
- Chris Sale is nearing a rehab assignment.
- Shane Bieber should be able to start a throwing program this week.
- Zach Plesac is set to return this Thursday.
- Justin Upton is nearing his return.
- Lorenzo Cain is beginning a rehab assignment that will take him through the All-Star break.
- Noah Syndergaard has resumed throwing from 75 feet.
- Luis Severino could return to a rehab assignment in the next couple of weeks.
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