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.


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