Injury Report: June 8

Welcome to 2021 - the year of the hamstring strain.

Welcome to this week’s Injury Report! Thankfully there isn’t much to report on this week! Let’s take a look at the latest injury news. 

 

John Means – Shoulder Strain 

 

John Means was placed on the IL with a shoulder strain. The MRI did not find structural damage, but Means will still be shut down for a week or two. We are looking at a 6-8 week timeline for Means with the shutdown and build-up process. If Means can make a couple of starts, the risk of re-injury will decrease dramatically. If Means is on my roster, I’m going to watch the first couple of starts to make sure he looks sharp before putting him back in my lineup. 

 

Return Date: Late July 

Buy/Sell/Hold: Hold 

 

Adalberto Mondesí – Hamstring Strain 

 

Adalberto Mondesí was placed on the IL with a hamstring strain. Like with all other hamstring injuries, I’m slightly concerned. But given Mondesí’s injury history, my concern is greater than normal. Mondesí should be fine with enough time and treatment, but we are looking at a long recovery. 

 

Return Date: Late July

Buy/Sell/Hold: Hold 

 

Mitch Garver – “Groin Contusion”

 

Mitch Garver was placed on the IL after underwent surgery for a “groin contusion.” Expect Garver to miss a month or two and return to the lineup without much issue. 

 

Return Date: Late July

Buy/Sell/Hold: Hold 

 

Kyle Lewis – Meniscus Tear 

 

Kyle Lewis was placed on the IL with a meniscus tear. Seattle is hopeful for a return during the 2021 season but has not provided much information about the extent of the injury. We are looking at a lengthy absence for Lewis that will put him out for most of the season. This shouldn’t impact his performance from 2022 and beyond, but for 2021 it’s a huge blow. 

 

Return Date: Mid/Late August

Buy/Sell/Hold: Sell  

 

Jack Flaherty – Oblique Strain 

 

Jack Flaherty was placed on the IL with an oblique strain. The Cardinals are calling it a “significant strain.” I’m expecting a lengthy absence that should extend past the All-Star break and will more than likely end up being around August before we see Flaherty return. 

 

Return Date: Early/Mid August 

Buy/Sell/Hold: Hold 

 

Stephen Strasburg – Neck Strain 

 

Stephen Strasburg was placed on the IL for a neck strain. Not much to worry about here. He should recover nicely with a little rest and treatment. This could be something that nags throughout the season, though, so another IL stint wouldn’t surprise me later down the road. 

 

Return Date: Mid June 

Buy/Sell/Hold: Buy 

 

Team Updates: 

  • Expect Trent Grisham to be activated this week. 
  • George Springer should be going on a rehab assignment as soon as this week.
  • Cavin Biggio began a rehab assignment on Sunday, June 6th. I expect him to return to Toronto (Buffalo?) within the week. 
  • Luis Severino’s first rehab assignment went without issue, throwing 34 pitches. All-Star break return is looking likely. 
  • Corey Kluber played catch this weekend. A positive step in the right direction, but Kluber still has a long recovery ahead of him. 

 

Thanks for reading! As always, if there is someone else you have a question about, leave me a comment or find me on Twitter (@JakeRobinsonDPT). I will get to them as I’m able to. Be sure to check back next week for the latest injury report!

Featured Image by Justin Paradis (@freshmeatcomm on Twitter).

 

Jake Robinson

What's up, everyone! I'm Jake, and I (painfully) love all things with Texas A&M, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Cowboys. I'm your guy for all things injuries here at Pitcher List. Catch me on Twitter at @jakerobinsonDPT

  • Avatar J.C. Mosier says:

    More great stuff, Jake. Thank you. Ramon Laureano and Dylan Moore?

    • Avatar Jake Robinson says:

      Hey J.C., I hope you got my response to last week’s report. I apologize for the delay!

      Laureano – that’s a tough one. We don’t have much of a timeline from the A’s on him, but I think it’ll be another 2 weeks before he makes it back out there at the earliest.

      Moore – He should be good to go sometime later this week. It seems he has fully recovered based on the report from his minor league assignment games.

      • Avatar J.C. Mosier says:

        I did get your reply on last week’s article. Thank you! And I totally get that sometimes life gets in the way of baseball!

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