Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Prince Fielder Injury

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

MLB Infirmary Report for July 6th, 2016

Independence Day has come and gone (as has the bald eagle in Dodger Stadium) and some players are coming back to the field while others are leaving the field for a while. Here is a look at this week's significant injuries:

Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks
Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke was placed on the disabled list this week with a left oblique strain. He originally hoped to miss only one turn in the rotation, but an MRI turned up more damage than expected and the team decided to place him on the shelf. He will be eligible to return as soon as the All-Star Break ends, but oblique strains can be tricky so his return is uncertain for now.

Chris Coghlan, Chicago Cubs
Cubs utility player Chris Coghlan landed on the DL this week with an injury to his right rib cage. He exited a game earlier in the week with soreness in his ribs and was unable to play again since. The severity of his injury is unclear, as is his expected return.

Jordan Zimmerman, Detroit Tigers
Tigers starter Jordan Zimmerman was lit up to the tune of five runs on nine hits in his last start before landing on the disabled list with a right neck strain. He is likely to only need the required 15 days and should be back on the mound right after the All-Star Break.

Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City Royals
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain suffered a strained left hamstring this week and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He hurt himself while trying to beat out an infield ground ball during Wednesday's game. The severity of the strain is unknown so far, meaning the required time for recovery is pending as well.

Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was diagnosed with a mild disc herniation in his lower back. He was placed on the disabled list and there is no timetable for his return. It doesn't sound good though, as Kershaw may be forced to sit out for a while. See our #InjuryBoard video below where The Fantasy Doctor-Dr. Selene Parekh breaks down Kershaw's injury and gives his expectations going forward⬇️

Enrique Hernandez, Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers lost another player to injury this week, with utility player Enrique Hernandez landing on the DL with left rib cage inflammation. Manager Dave Roberts said that Hernandez had been fighting discomfort for about two weeks. His return is currently unclear, but he may be ready to go once his 15 days are up.

Trevor Plouffe, Minnesota Twins
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe wound up on the disabled list this week with a cracked rib. He will miss three to four weeks while he recovers from the injury that was originally thought to just be "soreness."

Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics
A's lefty reliever Sean Doolittle was placed on the DL this week due to a strained left shoulder. He was a trade candidate before getting hurt, so the A's likely want him back on the mound as soon as possible so that he can build trade value before the August 1st deadline. Doolittle's shoulder soreness is not in the same area that plagued him last season.

Jameson Taillon, Pittsburgh Pirates
Pirates rookie starter Jameson Taillon was placed on the disabled list this week thanks to right shoulder fatigue. The hope is that some rest will clear things up for the talented rookie, and this DL stint will also help in limiting Taillon's workload for the season.

Nick Vincent, Seattle Mariners
Mariners reliever Nick Vincent suffered a mid-back sprain and was placed on the disabled list this week. Vincent has put up great numbers this year, but his return from this injury is unknown at this point.

Joe Panik, San Francisco Giants
Giants second baseman Joe Panik was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list this week, and manager Bruce Bochy has already announced that Panik will not return until after the All-Star Break. He actually passed the concussion test originally, but symptoms returned later and forced the team to make the DL move.

Kevin Siegrist, St. Louis Cardinals
Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist was placed on the DL this week, not with an injury but with an illness. The righty is suffering from mononucleosis, but he shouldn't need more than the 15 days provided to him by the disabled list transaction.

Desmond Jennings, Tampa Bay Rays
Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings suffered a left hamstring strain this week and was put on the 15-day disabled list to have time to heal. He was sitting out a few games at first in an attempt to heal without needing a DL trip, but it did not work and the team was forced to make the transaction.

Ryan Goins, Toronto Blue Jays
Jays infielder Ryan Goins was placed on the disabled list this week with forearm tightness. He suffered the injury while pitching in Friday's extra inning game. Position player pitching are always fun to watch, but Goins' injury shows that there is always a risk involved.

Joe Ross, Washington Nationals
Nationals starter Joe Ross was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. His velocity gradually went down in his most recent start, and tests done after he exited revealed the injury. He does not seem to have any structural damage, but the Nationals are likely to be careful with their young right hander.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

MLB Infirmary Report for June 29, 2016

Not as many injuries this week as in the past few, especially when compared to Hamstring Armageddon a few weeks ago. Still, it's baseball, and players get hurt, so let's carefully plan our landing spot and gingerly dive right in:

Socrates Brito, Arizona Diamondbacks
The outfielder with the best name in baseball suffered a fractured toe this week and was placed on the disabled list. He was in line for playing time as he had just been called up from the minor leagues, but will now take a seat for several weeks instead.

John Gant, Atlanta Braves
Braves swingman John Gant landed on the disabled list this week due to a left oblique strain. He suffered the injury during Monday's start and will likely have to miss more than the 15 days required by the transaction.

Chris Young, Boston Red Sox
Red Sox outfielder Chris Young was placed on the disabled list this week with a right hamstring strain. He had just recovered from a quad injury but was forced out of Tuesday's game in the second inning due to the new injury.

Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds
Reds starter Alfredo Simon hadn't pitched in about a week due to shoulder soreness and was finally placed on the DL this week, retroactive to his last appearance. He's been sent for several tests and his return is unclear at this point.

Zach Putnam, Chicago White Sox
White Sox reliever Zach Putnam was put on the DL this week with ulnar neuritis in his right elbow. For now, he is resting to see if he recovers from the injury, but surgery is an option as well. Of course, there is a good chance that Putnam will be out for the season if he chooses to undergo the surgical procedure.

Andrew Bailey, Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies reliever Andrew Bailey was placed on the disabled list this week with a left hamstring strain. It's a minor injury, and Bailey likely did not need the full 15 days, but the Phillies determined that pitching with a short bullpen was not the greatest idea, so a transaction had to be made.

Jon Jay, San Diego Padres
Padres outfielder Jon Jay was hit by a pitch which ended up breaking his forearm. He was placed on the DL this week and will be re-evaluated in about three weeks. It's likely going to be a while until Jay is able to get back onto the field.

Alex Colome, Tampa Bay Rays
Rays closer Alex Colome was placed on the DL this week with right biceps tendinitis. He expects to return to the mound as soon as he is eligible, and since the DL stint was made retroactive to his last appearance, he could be back as soon as Monday.

Colby Lewis, Texas Rangers
Rangers starter Colby Lewis will miss significant time after landing on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle. He is expected to miss at least two months with the grade-2 strain.

Derek Holland, Texas Rangers
Another Rangers starter hit the DL this week, with lefty Derek Holland suffering from left shoulder inflammation. There is no timetable for his recovery right now, as he must first rest and allow the swelling to subside.

Gavin Floyd, Toronto Blue Jays
Blue Jays reliever Gavin Floyd was placed on the disabled list this week due to tightness in his right shoulder. It's currently unclear how much time he will miss with the injury.

Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals
The big injury news of the week, Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg ended up on the DL with an upper back strain. He was also suffering from two dislocated ribs. He's already thrown a successful bullpen session and should be able to return to the mound sometime next week.