Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Alex Gordon Injury

Thursday, May 19, 2016

MLB Infirmary Report for 5-19-16

This week our writer Mike Valverde is breaking down the weeks compelling injuries as he fills in for David Marcillo. The Los Angeles Angels was struck full of injuries this week as the team lost five players to the 15-day disabled list. The Oakland A’s were unfortunate early on in the week as they lost four players to the disabled list. Here's a look at this week's significant injuries, but first we would like to welcome Major League Fantasy Sports as an official partner of The Infirmary Report. You can see their written works HERE. Let’s get down to the injuries.

Jim Johnson, Atlanta Braves

Relief pitcher Jim Johnson suffered a groin strain and now on the 15-day disabled list. Braves placed the retroactive date for May 9th.  Over 15 appearances, Johnson has a 7.90 ERA, so hopefully the 32-year old can bounce back from his horrible start to the season.
Nefi Ogando, Miami Marlins
Relief pitcher Nefi Ogando fractured his ribs on the right side of his body. He is on the 15-day disabled list. At this time, it is unclear how much time Ogando will miss, but the Marlins placed a retroactive date of May 9th.
Liam Hendriks. Oakland Athletics
Relief pitcher Liam Hendricks is still experiencing soreness in his triceps and elbow when tossing the ball around. He has gone under an MRI, which showed no structural damage, but there is still pain when he throws the ball. He has been on the disabled list since May 8th, and at this time, there is no return date available.
Mark Canha, Oakland Athletics
Mark Canha will be out for the season as he will have surgery on his left hip. He experienced back tightness last week and is on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to the 10th of May. Mark Canha is only 27-years old but has offered little to the Athletics since becoming their first baseman.
Jed Lowrie, Oakland Athletics
Jed Lowrie was hitting .302 with 17 RBI when he went down with a shin contusion. Lowrie is now on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 11th. The Oakland A’s have lost Canha for the season so Lowrie’s return will be a welcoming sign. His return date should be May 25th.
Eric Sogard, Oakland Athletics
The 29-year old second baseman had his 15-day disabled list transferred to a 60-day. Sorgard is on the disabled list because of a patellar tendon debridement procedure that occurred at the end of April. He most likely won’t return until late June or early July.
Robbie Erlin, San Diego Padres
The Padres announced that Robbie Erlin will miss the remainder of the year because of Tommy John surgery on his elbow. He will also miss part of the 2017 season as well.
Chris Young, Kansas City Royals
The starting pitcher is on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm muscle strain. After the New York Yankees had bombed him with five home runs, it became a clear sign something was wrong. His ERA ballooned to 6.88 over his first seven starts. Young is 36-years old, so he could be out a lot longer than the 15-days projected.
Wilmer Flores, New York Mets
The second baseman was placed on the 15-day disabled list when he tweaked his hamstring. He is only 24-years old so his recovery time could be quick. He has not done much in his 50 at-bats as he has only had nine hits and two RBI.
Cliff Pennington, Los Angeles Angels
The second baseman is on the 15-day disabled list due to a left hamstring strain. He still can play an outstanding defense but has struggled at the plate with a .217 batting average in 53 at-bats. He is 31-years old so the recovery process may be slow.
Andrew Cashner, San Diego Padres
Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right hamstring. He tried testing it last Friday, but it did not work out very well. The Padres retroactive him back to May 9th. Cashner believes he should be ready to go as soon as he is eligible.
Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians
Outfielder Michael Brantley is on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive May 10th with right shoulder fatigue. It is his surgically repaired shoulder that he had over the offseason and had missed three games before being on the disabled list. Manager Terry Francona announced that there isn’t a timetable for his return since it’s up to Brantley and his pain threshold. An MRI showed no additional damage, but there is inflammation. Brantley isn’t lighting the world on fire, so there may be no rush in his return.
Luis Severino, New York Yankees
Yankees placed starting pitcher Luis Severino on the 15-day disabled list with a mild triceps strain. He suffered the injury as the White Sox put a pounding on the 22-year old. The Yankees are hoping the injury won’t put him out longer than the 15-days. Severino has lost six games and now has a 7.46 ERA with a 1.69 WHIP
Logan Forsythe, Tampa Bay Rays
The second baseman fractured his left shoulder blade. It’s not a full fracture just a hairline which is the good news. Felix Hernandez struck Forsythe with a pitch to his back causing the fracture. He is expected to miss another three weeks. Forsythe bat will be missed as he has 33 hits in 107 at-bats for a .308 average.
David Peralta, Diamondbacks
The outfielder is on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right wrist. There is no structural damage, it just remains sore for Peralta. Its up in the air how long he may be out of the lineup, meanwhile, Brandon Drury will take his place.
Brett Cecil, Toronto Blue Jays
The left-handed relief pitcher is on the 15-day disabled list with a left triceps strain. He did not pitch for over a week and came in Saturday, but he was still bothered by it. Dustin Antolin will replace Cecil until he can return.
Carlos Gomez, Houston Astros
Outfielder Carlos Gomez injured his left rib cage and is now on the 15-day disabled list. The date was retroacted back to May 16th. The rib cage was injured weeks ago, but he reaggravated once again. Gomez is only hitting .182 with no home runs. Jake Marsnick will replace him in center field.
Cory Rasmus, Los Angeles Angels
The right-handed relief pitcher is now on the 15-day disabled list with a groin strain. Rasmus stated that he believes it is a minor strain, but it could be awhile before he returns. He has a 5.59 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP with 12 strikeouts and 13 walks over 19 1/3 innings.
Daniel Nava, Los Angeles Angels
The outfielder strained his left groin is now on the 15-day disabled list He is looking to be activated as soon as he is eligible, but with groin strains, it can be healed as quickly as the timetable sets or longer. Shane Robinson will replace Nava, who is just hitting .222 with one home run.
Geovany Soto, Los Angeles Angels
The catcher is now on the 15-day disabled list with a torn right meniscus. He will undergo surgery and should be out four-to-six weeks. The surgery will put Soto return date into the later part of June. Being a 33-year old catcher could also result in setbacks. He is hitting a .283 average with three home runs, and seven RBI. Carlos Perez will be the starting catcher, for the most part, until Geovany Soto can return.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

MLB Injury Report for May 10, 2016

More baseball, more problems. As we move into the middle of May (and baseball promotes the mid-July All Star Game already) we're seeing more and more players join Team Disabled List. Here's a look at this week's significant injuries, but first we would like to welcome Major League Fantasy Sports as an official partner of The Infirmary Report. You can see their written works HERE and I will making regular appearances on their weekly fantasy baseball radio show the rest of the season. You can access their radio shows HERE Be sure to tune in!

Pablo Sandoval, Boston Red Sox
Pablo Sandoval's season started by finding out he would not be the starting third baseman for the Boston Red Sox. It ended abruptly last week, when he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. He appeared in only three games this season, but is signed through 2019 with a $5 million buy out for 2020. See below as Dr. Selene Psrekh examines Sandoval's injury and gives his expectations going forward.

Jon Moscot, Cincinnati Reds
Starting pitcher Jon Moscot was placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder discomfort. An MRI showed no structural damage, so Moscot received a cortisone injection and should be back on the mound as soon as he is eligible to return from the DL.

Nick Hundley, Colorado Rockies
Rockies catcher Nick Hundley battled a sore left oblique for a few games before finally being placed on the disabled list. He hurt himself during batting practice before Thursday's game. The Rockies wanted to give him time to heal without a DL stint, but after a few games, they needed the roster spot and had to make the transaction. Oblique strains can be tricky, but given the fact that he was going to try to avoid a DL trip, it may not be too severe and Hundley could be back when his 15 days are up.

Jake Petricka, Chicago White Sox
White Sox reliever Jake Petricka was placed on the DL this week with a right hip impingement. Petricka had appeared in nine games out of the White Sox bullpen and was struggling, pitching to a 4.50 ERA and 2.00 WHIP with more walks than strikeouts. It is unclear how much time he will miss, but the hope is he will come back to the mound pitching like he did in 2015.

Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals
The defending World Champion Kansas City Royals placed star third baseman Mike Moustakas on the 15-day disabled list this week with a fracture of his left thumb. "Moose" played through what was being called a bruised thumb for a few days, but struggled and ultimately needed a stint on the DL. He was slashing .258/.314/.536 before going down.

Andrelton Simmons, Los Angeles Angels
Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Sunday's game with what was at the time being called a thumb sprain. After tests, it was revealed that Simmons had suffered a "full thickness tear" of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. The recovery timetable for the surgery Simmons requires is being reported as six to eight weeks by the Angels, but players who had similar procedures returned to the field in closer to three months.

Andrew Heaney, Los Angeles Angels
Angels promising left handed starter Andrew Heaney landed on the 60-day disabled list this week after the Angels announced that he had damage in his ulnar collateral ligament. This is the injury that usually leads to Tommy John Surgery, but Heaney's damage seems minimal enough that he will attempt to rehab the injury instead of undergoing the surgery. Many pitchers who attempt to go this route end up needing the procedure done sooner or later anyway, but Heaney and the Angels will attempt to at least delay the surgery.

Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels
It was an awful week for the Angels and the ligaments that keep them together. Staff ace Garrett Richards missed a start with what was being called fatigue and dehydration, but the news later came out that Richards had a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. His damage was much more significant than Heaney's, so he is headed for Tommy John Surgery with no hope for avoiding the procedure. He'll be out for the rest of the season and about half of next season. In a week of tough blows for the Angels, this one is the roughest.

Eduardo Escobar, Minnesota Twins
Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar was forced out of a game due to a groin injury. He was later placed on the disabled list with a strained left groin, but should be able to return as soon as eligible. He was struggling this season before the injury, slashing just .237/.275/.563.

CC Sabathia, New York Yankees
Yankees starter CC Sabathia was placed on the disabled list following his best start of the season. A day after tossing seven shutout innings against the Baltimore Orioles. Sabathia landed on the DL with a left groin strain. The pitcher himself said he would be ready to return after the minimum fifteen days, but it remains to be seen if the team an their trainers feel the same way.

Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
Another Yankees veteran ended up on the disabled list this week, with Alex Rodriguez joining the DL with a right hamstring strain. He suffered the injury while running to first base in a game last week and left the game right away. He is first eligible to return on May 19th and may indeed be ready to go that day.

Jemile Weeks, San Diego Padres
Padres second baseman Jemile Weeks left a game with a strained right hamstring after dropping down a bunt. He had to be helped from the field and was placed on the disabled list the next day. He's slashing a minuscule .140/.204/.200 on the season, so he may end up back in the minor leagues once activated.

A.J. Griffin, Texas Rangers
Rangers starter A.J. Griffin had to leave a start against the Detroit Tigers after recording only eight outs due to stiffness in his throwing shoulder. At first, no tests were scheduled and Griffin seemed to be on track for his next start. Due to past shoulder issues, however, the Rangers decided to exercise caution and placed Griffin on the disabled list, scheduling further tests as well. Assuming nothing major is found, he may be back as soon as his 15 days are up.

-David A Marcillo creates a weekly injury report for The Infirmary Report. He covers the Miami Marlins for Baseball Essential and The Runner Sports and writes the Closer Report for Fantasy Pros. David grew up in South Florida and lives in Los Angeles, working as a Middle School English teacher. You can follow him on Twitter @DavidMarcillo77

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

MLB Injury Report for May 3, 2016

With the season now a month old, some injured players are coming off the shelf. That's good. But with the season now a month old, the wear and tear is starting to put some other players right back on the shelf. Here's a look at the injury news around baseball this week.

J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy fouled a ball off of his foot in the fourth inning of Sunday's game. No big deal, right? Happens all the time? This one was a particularly unlucky one for Hardy, who was diagnosed with a fracture in his left foot. He was placed on the disabled list and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. In his place, Manny Machado will see some time at shortstop, as will Paul Janish. Ryan Flaherty will likely play third base when Machado is at short.  Dr. Selene Parekh breaks down the J.J. Hardy injury below and gives his expectations for Hardy's recovery.

Devin Mesoraco, Cincinnati Reds
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco, always a full-of-upside injury risk, is injured again. This time, it is a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He played only 23 games in 2015 due to a torn labrum in his hip. Mesraco was already placed on the disabled list, but he is reportedly weighing his options, deciding between having surgery now or playing through the tear. He could do more damage to the shoulder by playing through it, and since he'll need surgery sooner or later anyway, he is likely to undergo the procedure rather than play. Last season, he tried to play through the similar issue in his hip and that didn't go well. If he has the surgery, don't expect to see Mesoraco back this season. Tucker Barnhart will take over as the primary catcher for the Reds. Dr. Selene Parekh breaks down the Devin Mesoraco injury below and gives his expectations for Mesoraco's recovery.

Raisel Iglesias, Cincinnati Reds
More bad news for the Reds, as righty starter Raisel Iglesias was also placed on the disabled list this week. Iglesias was scratched from his start on Sunday after reporting that he felt a "pinch" in his throwing shoulder a few days before. He experienced shoulder fatigue late last season, and this may be a recurrence of that issue. It is unclear how long he will be on the shelf, but further tests should reveal more information about Iglesias' shoulder. It's certainly a concern, and something to monitor.

Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado Rockies
Rockies lefty Jorge De La Rosa was lifted after the third inning of his last start after allowing three home runs and four runs total. It was later revealed that he left the game due to a tweaked groin he suffered when running out a ground ball. His official disabled list designation is a left groin strain. He has had a rough season so far, posting a 10.18 ERA, so the Rockies may be okay with him taking his time making it back to the mound.

Shane Greene, Detroit Tigers
Tigers starter Shane Greene had to miss a start due to a blister on his middle finger. At the time, he was expected to only miss the one start. The blister did not heal in time, though, so the team was forced to place him on the disabled list in order to call up a replacement. Greene is not expected to miss more than the required 15 days, and he should be back in the rotation as soon as he is eligible.

Huston Street, Los Angeles Angels
Angels closer Huston Street will spend some time on the disabled list with an oblique strain. He felt discomfort during warm ups one day, and soon after the team officially placed him on the DL. Oblique strains require a long recovery process and can recur, so Street is expected to miss at least a month. Joe Smith will take over Street's ninth inning role and should be able to hold down the fort until Street returns.

Scooter Gennett, Milwaukee Brewers
Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett also suffered an oblique strain and made his way to the disabled list last week. He suffered the injury during batting practice before a game. He could be out about a month, like Huston Street mentioned above. Position players can sometimes come back from oblique strains a little quicker than pitchers, so the hope is that he'll be back somewhere closer to three weeks. Gennett was off to a hot start, posting an .877 OPS so far.

Chris Bassitt, Oakland Athletics
A's pitcher Chris Bassitt received just about the worst diagnosis a pitcher can receive last week: a partially torn UCL in his throwing elbow. As most pitchers do, he will look for a second opinion this week, but the odds are his 2016 season is over. He will likely undergo Tommy John Surgery soon and begin the long and arduous rehab process in an attempt to be ready mid way through the 2017 season.

Dalier Hinojosa, Philadelphia Phillies
Former Phillies closer-by-committee member Dalier Hinojosa landed on the disabled list last week with a right hand contusion. He is expected to miss the required 15 days and nothing more. After a rough start to the season, Hinojosa has settled in and posted a 3.27 ERA/1.18 WHIP overall.

-David A Marcillo creates a weekly injury report for The Infirmary Report. He covers the Miami Marlins for Baseball Essential and The Runner Sports and writes the Closer Report for Fantasy Pros. David grew up in South Florida and lives in Los Angeles, working as a Middle School English teacher. You can follow him on Twitter @DavidMarcillo77

Pablo Sandoval Injury

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