Injury Report: March 10th, 2018

Hello and welcome!

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

UPDATES

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.

ADDITIONS

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.

Jeff Davis

Jeff is a registered occupational therapist with experience in upper extremity rehabilitation. Jeff pitched at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

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