Saturday, May 9, 2015

Week 5 MLB Injury Report

Stephen Strasburg- Shoulder irritation
Strasburg left Tuesday’s game with what was described as a cramp underneath his left shoulder. It’s still unknown what the injury actually is, but Strasburg did see a chiropractor on Friday and says he is feeling good.  Strasburg is scheduled to make his next start on Monday although it won’t officially be announced until later in the weekend.  No need to panic here, Strasburg will be back on the field by the end of next week at the absolute latest.

Edinson Volquez- Finger blister
Like Strasburg, Volquez’s injury is very minor.  Volquez had a blister form and pop during the second and third innings of the Royals’ game Thursday.  Even if he has to miss his next start, he shouldn't miss any more time than that. 

Options for a spot start: Last 15 days

George Springer- Concussion
The Astro’s placed Springer on the 7-day DL Tuesday after he ran into the outfield wall.  With concussions being a hot topic, Springer will have to sit out until all symptoms are gone.  He shouldn't miss more than the minimum 7 days, but because it is a concussion you can never be too sure. 

Austin Jackson- Sprained ankle
Although it was initially thought that Jackson would be able to avoid the DL, the Mariners placed him on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.  Jackson rolled his ankle when he awkwardly landed on opposing pitcher Roberto Hernandez’s foot while stretching for first base.  15 days should be plenty of time for speedy Jackson to become fully healthy.  In the meantime Justin Ruggiano will see more playing time in his place. 

Hanley Ramirez- Sprained shoulder
Hanley hit the left field wall very hard in Monday’s game vs the Rays.  Although the MRI came back showing no structural damage, he has been held out of the lineup all week.  This is a big blow to the club, as he has been the Red Sox lone source of power this year.  At this point in the year, fantasy owners will want the Red Sox to be very careful with Hanley so this doesn't linger for the rest of the season.

Corey Dickerson- Plantar fasciitis
The red-hot Dickerson was able to rejoin the Rockies’ lineup Friday after missing two games this week.   Dickerson has been suffering from plantar fasciitis this season and had a mild flare up during the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader.  Although the injury shouldn't keep Dickerson out of the lineup for a significant amount of time, don’t be surprised if the Rockies give him a few more days off that usually throughout the year.

Leonys Martin- Sprained left wrist

Martin left Monday’s game with a sprained left wrist after trying to make a diving catch. Martin has been able to go through fielding and batting sessions without pain, but said Friday that he just isn't quite ready to face live pitching.  With his X-rays coming back negative and Martin progressing without pain, the Rangers hope to have him back by the weekend. 

Outfield options: Last 15 Days

Jose Iglesias- Groin tightness
After returning to the Tiger’s lineup Wednesday, Iglesias has now missed the last two games with renewed tightness in his groin.   At first glance the injury did not to seem to be severe, but the Tigers are now planning to be without their shortstop for the entire weekend.  You should follow this injury closely and not be surprised if Iglesias finds himself on the DL if he doesn't show improvements soon.

Shortstop options: Last 15 Days


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