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This week we saw several players leave the table as they’ve returned to game action:
Nathan Karns, Miguel Sano, Yoenis Cespedes, Aaron Judge, Matt Chapman, Andrew Triggs, Jerad Eickhoff, Vince Velasquez, and Carter Capps.
We also saw quite a few players join the table. Each new player has a small blurb describing their injury and projected timetable for return. Updates are also posted where available. Let’s check out the table:
|Team||DL||Pos||Player||Inj. Date||Injury||Timetable||Est. Return||Countdown|
|ARI||OF||Socrates Brito||2017-12-17||Injured R little finger||Unclear||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|ARI||RP||Randall Delgado||2017-09-28||Flexor strain, PRP Injection||2-4 m||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|ARI||SP||Shelby Miller||2017-05-10||Tommy John surgery||12-18 m||2018-07-01||0y 3m 22d|
|ARI||SS/2B||Chris Owings||2018-07-31||Fractured R long finger||6-8 w||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|ATL||60||RP||Grant Dayton||2017-08-29||Tommy John surgery||12-18 m||2018-09-01||0y 5m 23d|
|ALT||SP||Luiz Gohara||2018-02-27||L ankle sprain||1-2 w||2018-04-15||0y 1m 6d|
|BAL||60||RP||Zach Britton||2017-12-21||Ruptured R Achilles’ tendon||5-9 m||2018-07-01||0y 3m 22d|
|BAL||1B||Chris Davis||2018-03-04||Rforearm tightness||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|BAL||DH||Mark Trumbo||2018-03-08||Sore R quad||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|BAL||SP||Gabriel Ynoa||2018-03-09||Stress reaction in shin||2-4 w||2018-04-15||0y 1m 6d|
|BOS||3B||Marco Hernandez||2017-05-26||Shoulder surgery||4-6 m||2018-06-01||0y 2m 23d|
|BOS||INF||Brock Holt||2018-03-06||Abdominal tightness||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|BOS||RP||Austin Maddox||2018-03-01||Shoulder inflammation||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|BOS||2B||Dustin Pedroia||2017-10-25||Knee surgery, cartilage||7-10 m||2018-06-01||0y 2m 23d|
|BOS||SP||Drew Pomeranz||2018-03-02||Forearm tightness||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|BOS||SP||Eduardo Rodriguez||2017-10-17||Patellofemoral ligament surgery||6-8 m||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|BOS||RP||Tyler Thornburg||2017-06-16||Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery||12+ w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|BOS||SP||Steven Wright||2017-05-08||Knee surgery||7-10 m||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|CHC||2B||Javier Baez||2018-03-08||Hamstring strain||2-4 w||2018-04-15||0y 1m 6d|
|CHC||RP||Shae Simmons||2018-03-08||Shoulder tightness||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|CHC||60||SP||Drew Smyly||2017-06-17||Tommy John surgery||12-18 m||2018-07-01||0y 3m 22d|
|CHC||RP||Pedro Strop||2018-03-01||Sore L calf||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|CWS||OF||Micker Adolfo||2018-02-23||Sprained elbow UCL||6-8 w||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|CWS||RP||Greogory Infante||2018-03-02||Shoulder tightness||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|CWS||3B/OF||Eloy Jimenez||2018-03-02||Patellar tendinitis||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|CWS||SP||Carlos Rodon||2017-09-27||Shoulder surgery, bursitis||6-8 m||2018-06-01||0y 2m 23d|
|CIN||60||SP||Rookie Davis||2017-10-09||Hip surgery||8-10 m||2018-06-01||0y 2m 23d|
|CIN||OF||Jose Siri||2018-02-23||Sprained thumb||4-6 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|CLE||60||SP||Cody Anderson||2017-03-27||Tommy John surgery||12-18 m||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|CLE||OF||Michael Brantley||2017-10-19||Ankle surgery, ligament stabilization||6-8 m||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|CLE||SP||Julian Merryweather||2018-03-06||Tommy John Surgery||12-18 m||2019-04-01||1y 0m 23d|
|CLE||OF||Brandon Guyer||2017-09-16||Wrist extensor tendon surgery||2-4 w||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|CLE||SP/RP||Danny Salazar||2018-01-15||Rotator cuff inflammation||2-4 w||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|COL||RP||Rayan Gonzalez||2017-04-01||Tommy John surgery||12-18 m||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|COL||SP||Jeff Hoffman||2018-03-04||R shoulder soreness||2-4 w||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|COL||OF||Gerardo Parra||2018-02-09||Hook of hamate resection||6-8 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|COL||SS||Pat Valaika||2018-03-07||Oblique strain||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|DET||RP||Blaine Hardy||2018-02-27||Shoulder||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|HOU||1B||Yuli Gurriel||2018-02-28||Hook of hamate resection||6-8 w||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|HOU||RP||Jandel Gustave||2017-06-21||Tommy John surgery||12-18 m||2018-08-21||0y 5m 12d|
|HOU||SP||Brady Rodgers||2017-05-02||Tommy John surgery||12-18 m||2018-07-01||0y 3m 22d|
|KC||60||SP||Jesse Hahn||2018-03-06||Elbow||8-10 w||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|KC||2B||Adalberto Mondesi||2018-03-09||Sore R shoulder||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|LAA||SS||Andrelton Simmons||2018-03-08||Shoulder, RTC strain||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|LAA||1B/3B||Jefry Marte||2018-03-03||Groin tightness||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|LAA||OF||Chris Young||2018-02-22||Grade 1 calf strain||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|LAA||60||SP||Alex Meyer||2017-09-12||Glenoid labrum surgery||12-14 m||2019-04-01||1y 0m 23d|
|LAA||SP||Nate Smith||2017-09-15||Shoulder surgery, anterior capsule||12-14 m||2019-04-01||1y 0m 23d|
|LAD||C/2B||Austin Barnes||2018-02-22||Relbow discomfort||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|LAD||SP/RP||Tom Koehler||2018-03-02||R shoulder strain||1-3 m||2018-06-01||0y 2m 23d|
|LAD||60||SP||Julio Urias||2017-06-27||Shoulder surgery, anterior capsule||12-14 m||2018-07-01||0y 3m 22d|
|MIA||SP||Wei-Yin Chen||2017-05-05||Partial elbow UCL tear||4-6 m||2018-06-01||0y 2m 23d|
|MIA||RP||Brian Ellington||2018-03-05||Biceps tendinitis||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|MIA||SP||Brett Graves||2018-03-06||Oblique strain||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|MIA||INF/OF||Martin Prado||2017-07-28||Knee surgery||6-8 m||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|MIA||C||J.T. Realmuto||2018-03-09||Knee contusion||1 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|MIA||SS||J.T. Riddle||2017-08-11||Shoulder surgery, SLAP tear||10-12 m||2018-08-01||0y 4m 23d|
|MIL||SP||Zach Davies||2018-03-07||Oblique strain||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|MIL||SP||Jimmy Nelson||2017-09-20||Shoulder surgery||12-14 m||2018-06-15||0y 3m 6d|
|MIL||C||Stephen Vogt||2018-02-28||Strained R throwing shoulder||2-3 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|MIN||SP/RP||Trevor May||2017-03-22||Tommy John Surgery||12-18 m||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|MIN||1B/DH||Logan Morrison||2018-03-07||Right glute soreness||1 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|MIN||60||SP||Michael Pineda||2017-07-18||Tommy John Surgery||12-18 m||2018-08-01||0y 4m 23d|
|MIN||OF||Eddie Rosario||2018-03-07||Triceps inflammation||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|MIN||SP||Ervin Santana||2018-02-06||R long finger surgery||10-12 w||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|NYM||SS||Amed Rosario||2018-03-06||Groin strain||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|NYM||RP||Anthony Swarzak||2018-02-27||Strained L calf||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|NYM||1B||Dominic Smith||2018-02-25||L quad strain||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|NYM||OF||Michael Conforto||2017-09-06||Shoulder surgery||4-6 m||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|NYM||SP||Jacob deGrom||2018-02-27||Back soreness||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|NYM||3B||David Wright||2016-06-17||Neck surgery||Unclear||Never?||Never?|
|NYM||60||1B||T.J. Rivera||2017-09-14||Tommy John Surgery||12-18 m||2018-08-01||0y 4m 23d|
|NYY||OF||Jacoby Ellsbury||2018-03-02||Oblique tightness||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|NYY||OF||Clint Frazier||2018-02-26||Concussion||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|OAK||RP||Ryan Dull||2018-02-25||Shoulder sorness||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|OAK||OF/3B||Renato Nunez||2018-02-24||Hamstring strain||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|OAK||3B||Matt Chapman||2018-02-22||Bone bruise, hand||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|PIT||RP||A.J. Schugel||2018-02-25||R shoulder discomfort||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|PIT||SP||Joe Musgrove||2018-02-29||Shoulder inflammation||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|PIT||RP||Nick Burdi||2017-05-31||Tommy John Surgery||12-18 m||2018-08-01||0y 4m 23d|
|SD||OF||Alex Dickerson||2018-02-25||L elbow UCL sprain||4-6 m||2018-06-01||0y 2m 23d|
|SD||SP||Colin Rea||2018-03-08||Strained R lat||1-3 m||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|SEA||SP||Erasmo Ramirez||2018-02-18||Strained R lat||1-3 m||2018-04-15||0y 1m 6d|
|SEA||RP||Nick Rumbelow||2018-03-04||Shoulder/neck soreness||2-4 w||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|SEA||OF||Ben Gamel||2018-03-04||Oblique strain||4-6 w||2018-04-15||0y 1m 6d|
|SEA||RP||Nick Vincent||2018-02-28||Arm soreness||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|SEA||OF||Mitch Haniger||2018-02-24||Hand soreness||2-4 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|SEA||RP||Tony Zych||2018-03-08||Shoulder discomfort||2-4 w||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|SEA||DH||Ryon Healy||2018-02-14||Hand surgery||4-6 w||2018-04-15||0y 1m 6d|
|SEA||SP||Felix Hernandez||2018-02-26||R forearm contusion||1-2 w||2018-04-15||0y 1m 6d|
|SF||C||Buster Posey||2018-03-01||Ankle||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|SF||RP||Mark Melancon||2017-09-12||R pronator release||4-6 m||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|SF||RP||Will Smith||2017-03-28||Tommy John Surgery||12-18 m||2018-06-01||0y 2m 23d|
|STL||RP||Luke Gregerson||2018-03-07||Oblique strain||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|STL||1B||Matt Carpenter||2018-02-18||Back/shoulder soreness||2-3 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|STL||SP/RP||Bud Norris||2018-03-02||Hamstring strain||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|STL||SP/RP||Alex Reyes||2017-02-16||Tommy John Surgery||12-18 m||2018-05-15||0y 2m 6d|
|TB||SP||Jose De Leon||2018-03-07||Tommy John Surgery||12-18 m||2019-04-01||1y 0m 23d|
|TB||1B/2B||Brad Miller||2018-02-27||R pinkie toe fracture||4-6 w||2018-04-15||0y 1m 6d|
|TB||SP||Brent Honeywell||2018-02-27||Tommy John Surgery||12-18 m||2019-04-01||1y 0m 23d|
|TEX||SP||Martin Perez||2017-12-15||Fractured R radial head||8-10 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|TOR||OF||Steve Pearce||2018-03-06||Lcalf strain||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|TOR||SS||Troy Tulowitzki||2018-02-25||R heel bone spur||4-6 w||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|TOR||SP||Marcus Stroman||2018-02-27||Shoulder inflammation||2-4 w||2018-04-15||0y 1m 6d|
|WSH||2B||Daniel Murphy||2017-10-20||R Knee micro-fracture surgery||10-12 w||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
|WSH||60||SP||Joe Ross||2017-07-19||Tommy John Surgery||12-18 m||2018-09-01||0y 5m 23d|
|WSH||OF||Adam Eaton||2018-03-05||L knee surgery||6-9 m||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|WSH||OF||Michael Taylor||2018-03-05||Oblique tightness||1-2 w||2018-03-29||0y 0m 20d|
|WSH||RP||Koda Glover||2018-02-18||Shoulder inflammation||2-4 w||2018-05-01||0y 1m 22d|
Drew Pomeranz (SP, Boston Red Sox) – MRI revealed no structural damage to the elbow, though Pomeranz does have a flexor strain. This could have been much worse. Pomeranz has already returned to his throwing program and is set to return for the start of the 2018 season.
Carlos Rodon (SP, Chicago White Sox) – Rodon has stretched out to 120ft and thrown a flat ground. He is still on track for a June return.
Danny Salazar (SP/RP, Cleveland Indians) – Salazar confirmed to not be ready to start the 2018 season. He has begun throwing from 90 ft.
Gerardo Parra (OF, Colorado Rockies) – Took live batting practice on 2018-03-07 without concern. Aiming to return to play this weekend, which would allow him to be ready for the start of the 2018 season.
Ervin Santana (SP, Minnesota Twins) – Santana has begun his rehabilitation program as of 2018-03-07.
Jacob deGrom (SP, New York Mets) – Slated for Grapefruit League debut tomorrow (2018-03-11).
Colin Rea (SP, San Diego Padres) – Strained his right lat after returning from Tommy John and fighting for a rotation spot. Expected to miss about a month of the 2018 season.
Felix Hernandez (SP, Seattle Mariners) – Felix seems to be taking it slow in coming back from this contusion. He’s yet to throw a bullpen, and Scott Servais has stated that he’ll likely need 2-3 Cactus League outings to be ready for Opening Day. At this point, I’m moving his Estimated Return to 2018-04-15
Matt Carpenter (1B/2B/3B, St. Louis Cardinals) – Carpenter can still be ready for Opening Day if he gets into games next week. Matheny has recently hinted that Carpenter may be stuck at 1B due to his ailing shoulder. This has been my concern all spring as it would be amazing for Jose Martinez to get full-time at-bats.
Daniel Murphy (2B, Washington Nationals) – I’ve pushed Murphy back to a month after Opening Day as he appears to be progressing slowly. Micro-fracture knee surgery has a timetable of 6-9 months for return to sport. I have Murphy closer to the 6 month mark at the moment, which may be optimistic.
Luiz Gohara (SP, Atlanta Braves) – Gohara battled a groin injury but was set to return on 2018-03-11. He then sprained his left ankle doing PFP drills. He is getting x-rays this weekend, and we’ll know more at that point. Consider that he may miss time to start the year and look for an update in next week’s Injury Report.
Chris Davis (1B, Baltimore Orioles) – MRI of Davis’ right forearm came back negative, so no reason to be concerned. Davis is on pace to resume baseball activities next week and hopes to be ready for Opening Day. He should make it without a setback.
Gabriel Ynoa (SP, Baltimore Orioles) – It sounds like they caught this early. I think it will end up being closer to 4 weeks of rest from anything strenuous involving the lower body. It sounds like he’ll be able to continue throwing so it shouldn’t take long to return once he’s cleared.
Javier Baez (2B, Chicago Cubs) – Baez has said that it was a cramp in his hamstring, yet he’s still dealing with discomfort and the Cubs are holding him out of action until Sunday at the earliest. I’m guessing we have a mild hamstring strain on our hands, which may hold Baez out for a week or two to start the season. Should be a concrete update by the end of the weekend.
Eloy Jimenez (OF, Chiacgo White Sox) – Jimenez expects to play in Sunday’s Cactus League game. He likely won’t be with the big squad until late in 2018, but it’s nice to hear that his tendinitis is resolving.
Jeff Hoffman (SP, Colorado Rockies) – Sounds like this will hold Hoffman out of the COL rotation to start the 2018 season. He has not had an MRI.
Jesse Hahn (SP, Kansas City Royals) – Grade 1 or 2 UCL sprain. Royals are attempting conservative treatment. Hopefully Hahn takes to this approach. If not, we’re likely looking at TJS.
Andrelton Simmons (SS, Los Angeles Angels) – MRI revealed a mild shoulder strain. Angels are calling him DTD – I’ll give him about a week of rest following by a bit of testing the shoulder. I imagine he’ll be ready for Opening Day.
Jefry Marte (1B, Los Angeles Angels) – May return to game action on Monday. Should be ready for Opening Day barring any setbacks.
Chris Young (OF, Los Angeles Angels) – Should be ready for the start of the season without setbacks.
Austin Barnes (C, Los Angeles Dodgers) – Doesn’t appear to be anything that would hold him back from the start of 2018.
Tom Koehler (SP, Los Angeles Dodgers) – Grade 1 or 2 strain of his right shoulder anterior capsule. No official timetable available.
J.T. Realmuto (C, Miami Marlins) – Should return to action in a day or two. No concerns regarding his status for Opening Day.
Zach Davies (SP, Milwaukee Brewers) – Appears to be mild. Davies should return to action in about a week.
Logan Morrison (1B/DH, Minnesota Twins) – Minor. Should return to play within a few days.
Eddie Rosario (OF, Minnesota Twins) – Cleared for all baseball activities, and should return to action this week.
Amed Rosario (SS, New York Mets) – Slated to play SS today (2018-03-10). Should be ready for Opening Day.
Anthony Swarzak (RP, New York Mets) – Currently on pace to return in time for Opening Day.
Dominic Smith (1B, New York Mets) – Likely to return to action prior to Opening Day, but figures to spend time in the minors to start the season.
Jacoby Ellsbury (OF, New York Yankees) – Should be ready for Opening Day if he remains on this pace, though he doesn’t figure to have an impact in the Yankees crowded outfield.
Clint Frazier (OF, New York Yankees) – Should be healthy to start 2018, though he figures to begin the year in the minors as he doesn’t currently fit into the Yankees crowded outfield.
Joe Musgrove (SP/RP, Pittsburgh Pirates) – Threw in a simulated game on 2018-03-09. Hopes to be ready for Opening Day. Could meet that timetable.
Alex Dickerson (OF, San Diego Padres) – Dickerson and the Padres are opting for conservative treatment. No official timeline available. Could return around the All-Star Break if all goes well.
Erasmo Ramirez (SP, Seattle Mariners) – Possible to return in mid-April if rehab goes well. This works out nicely as it’s the first time the Mariners will need a 5th starter.
Ben Gamel (OF, Seattle Mariners) – If he remains on the current timeline he should return around mid-April.
Nick Vincent (RP, Seattle Mariners) – Threw in a simulated game on 2018-03-09. Could be ready for Opening Day if no issues arise.
Mitch Haniger (OF, Seattle Mariners) – Haniger saw a hand specialist and was cleared to resume swinging a bat on 2018-03-04. The hand specialist would not have cleared Haniger if any structural issues were noted. Haniger is set to hit live today (2018-03-10), which should give us a better idea how he’s doing. If all goes well, he’s on pace to start 2018.
Tony Zych (RP, Seattle Mariners) – Zych has experienced forearm inflammation and shoulder discomfort thus far this spring. We will have a better idea about the shoulder when Zych sees a doctor in the next few days. For now, he appears likely to start the season on the DL.
Ryon Healy (1B/DH, Seattle Mariners) – Healy is progressing well, and may beat his timetable and return in time for Opening Day.
Buster Posey (C/1B, San Francisco Giants) – MRI has come back clean, though Posey has received a cortisone injection in his injured left ankle.
Mark Melancon (RP, San Francisco Giants) – Reports that he is still not feeling 100%. Still figures to be ready for Opening Day until we hear otherwise. Underwent a rather rare procedure to relieve pressure in his forearm. Worrisome if that pressure is still present.
Luke Gregerson (RP, St. Louis Cardinals) – Mild oblique strain with no concerns noted on MRI. Should be ready by Opening Day.
Jose De Leon (SP, Tampa Bay Rays) – The second Rays pitching prospect to blow out their UCL this spring. Here’s to hoping for a wonderful 2019.
Brad Miller (1B/2B, Tampa Bay Rays) – Miller is shutdown once again as of 2018-03-07, as it appears he’s experienced a setback returning from a broken pinkie toe in his right foot. He may not be ready for Opening Day at this point.
Steve Pearce (OF, Toronto Blue Jays) – Pearce figures to be ready for Opening Day until we hear otherwise.
Troy Tulowitzki (SS, Toronto Blue Jays) – The Jays are not expecting to have Tulo to start the 2018 season.
Adam Eaton (OF, Washington Nationals) – Report currently have Eaton on schedule to return for the start of 2018, though he’s yet to hop in a game for the Nats this spring. If we’re in a similar spot next week it’ll be time to move Eaton’s Estimated Return to mid-April.
Michael Taylor (OF, Washington Nationals) – Taylor has been out for a few days with oblique tightness. Taylor has gone through this in the past, so the Nats may be cautious. It was reported as a mild strain, so being ready for Opening Day still seems reasonable.
Koda Glover (RP, Washington Nationals) – Not optimistic Glover will be ready for opening day as he’s not yet throwing.
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