Saturday, August 1, 2015

MLB Trade Deadline Injury Report

Robinson Cano- Grade 1 abdominal strain
The Mariners are hopeful that a few days off will help Cano heal and avoid the disabled list.  It seems as if Cano will sit out the remainder of the weekend before being returning to action.  While it is unknown how the injury occurred, the M’s do not feel that it anything serious. 

Dustin Pedroia- Strained hamstring        
Pedroia was placed on the DL last weekend with a right hamstring strain.  With the Red Sox all but out of the playoff race, Pedroia will take as much time as he needs to get healthy.  In the meantime Brock Holt should see the majority of the playing time at second base and the top of the Red Sox lineup. 

Mookie Betts- Concussion
The Red Sox placed Mookie on the 7-day concussion disabled list Wednesday after he fell into the right field bullpen Tuesday.  With all concussions it is unknown how long the recovery will take so expect the same with Mookie’s.  Jackie Bradley will handle center field duties until Betts returns. 

Matt Holliday- Strained quad
This is bad news for the Cardinals and Holliday fantasy owners.  Holliday has already missed six weeks earlier in the year with this exact same injury and now there is speculation that he may be done for the remainder of the regular season.  Newly acquired Brandon Moss will see sometime in left field along with Stephen Piscotty.  Because of the rest of the Cardinal’s lineup, both are worth adds in deeper fantasy leagues. 

Corey Dickerson- Rib contusion
Dickerson was forced to leave Thursday’s game after making a diving attempt at a line drive.  Friday’s MRI results should be available soon and we will have a better idea of how long Dickerson will be held out.  Dickerson’s rib injury comes in the midst of a season where is as missed considerable time with plantar fasciitis.  As long as the injury isnt severe, Dickerson is worth stashing on your bench as he could heat up at Coors Field very quickly.

Devon Travis- Right shoulder aggravation
Travis is headed back to the disabled list after aggravating the same shoulder that caused him to miss the majority of the summer.  This injury is very unfortunate for fantasy owners as the Blue Jays lineup became even more potent with the additions of Troy Tulowitzki and Ben Revere.  If Travis is able to rejoin the club after 15 days, he will be a very enticing add during the playoff push. 

Justin Turner- Right thigh skin infection
With one of the stranger injury stories of the year, Turner was receiving treatment for a pimple on his leg when he had a bad reaction to the medicine forcing him to go to the emergency room.  It was announced Friday that Turner will be placed on the 15-day DL meaning Alberto Callaspo and Alex Guerrero will see more time in the Dodger’s infield.  Hopefully, the infection isn’t too serious and Turner is able to get back on the diamond after the minimum 15 days.

Michael Pineda- Forearm muscle strain
Pineda was placed on the 15-day DL Thursday with a Grade 1 strain in his forearm.  This is the exact same injury that Andrew Miller suffered earlier this year that caused him to miss a month.  The Yankees were projected to be much more aggressive in the trade market especially after putting one of their starting pitchers on the shelf. With that said CC Sabathia will move up a spot in the rotation but the Yankees and fantasy owners are hoping they will have Pineda back for the playoff push.

Clayton Kershaw- Sore hip/glute

Kershaw was scratched from both starts Wednesday and Friday due to a sore glute and hip.  He is now scheduled to start on Saturday against the Angels, but owners should definitely be skeptical throwing their ace out their at the end of the week.  The Dodgers made some big moves to acquire Alex Wood and Matt Latos to solidify the back end of the rotation and giving them a little more flexibility with Kershaw.

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