Saturday, April 18, 2015

Week 2 MLB Injury Report

Carlos Gomez- Right hamstring strain
The Brewers placed Gomez on the DL after he strained his hamstring earlier this week.  Reports out of Milwaukee suggest that Gomez will be out at least the minimum 15 days.  There is no reason why the Brewers should rush their star player back this early in the season.  Gerardo Parra will replace Gomez for the time being and is worth a pick up in deeper or NL only leagues. 

Victor Martinez- Left knee soreness
Martinez was given the week off after tweaking his surgically repaired knee last weekend.  Martinez was most likely going to sit a few games this week anyways as the Tigers were on the road in the national league.  He is back in the starting lineup this weekend, but look for the Tigers to give Martinez a day of every now and again up until the All Star break. 

Brett Gardner- Right wrist bruise
After taking a pitch off his right wrist earlier in the week, the Yankees gave Gardner a few days off from fielding and hitting.  Gardner underwent an MRI on Thursday that indicated no serious damage to the Yankee’s leadoff man.  He was used as a pinch runner on Friday, which leads me to believe he will be back in the starting lineup very soon. 

Alex Rios Left hand fracture
A pitch hit Rios on Monday and unlike Gardner tests showed a non-displaced fracture in his left hand.  The Royals have not provided a timetable for his return, but they should be without Rios for at least a month. The club will turn to Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando to fill the outfield spot in Rios’ absence.
David Wright-  Right hamstring strain
Different season, same story.  David Wright was place on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with a hamstring strain.  The aging third baseman was off to a solid 2015, batting .333 in 8 games.  Fantasy owners will need to have another option at third base for the remainder of the year as Wright has dealt with injuries 3 of the last 4 years.    

Yan Gomes- Right MCL sprain
The Indians suffered a huge loss this week after finding out Yan Gomes will be out for 6-8 weeks.  It looks like Gomes will avoid surgery, but won’t be able to return to the club until at least June.  The Indians will try to replace Gomes’ production by calling up Roberto Perez, who had a .305 average in Triple-A last year.
Carlos Carrasco- Left jaw bruise
It was a very scary moment in Indian’s game Tuesday when Carrasco took a come backer off the side of his face in the 1st inning.  Luckily, Carrasco escaped with only a bruised jaw and will make a start on Monday.  Fantasy owners can breath a sigh of relief knowing that the right hander will be able to continue in what could be a very promising 2015 campaign.
Note from Payton:  Between 2 leagues, I have every one of the players on my rosters.

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