Wednesday, June 29, 2016

MLB Infirmary Report for June 29, 2016

Not as many injuries this week as in the past few, especially when compared to Hamstring Armageddon a few weeks ago. Still, it's baseball, and players get hurt, so let's carefully plan our landing spot and gingerly dive right in:

Socrates Brito, Arizona Diamondbacks
The outfielder with the best name in baseball suffered a fractured toe this week and was placed on the disabled list. He was in line for playing time as he had just been called up from the minor leagues, but will now take a seat for several weeks instead.

John Gant, Atlanta Braves
Braves swingman John Gant landed on the disabled list this week due to a left oblique strain. He suffered the injury during Monday's start and will likely have to miss more than the 15 days required by the transaction.

Chris Young, Boston Red Sox
Red Sox outfielder Chris Young was placed on the disabled list this week with a right hamstring strain. He had just recovered from a quad injury but was forced out of Tuesday's game in the second inning due to the new injury.

Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds
Reds starter Alfredo Simon hadn't pitched in about a week due to shoulder soreness and was finally placed on the DL this week, retroactive to his last appearance. He's been sent for several tests and his return is unclear at this point.

Zach Putnam, Chicago White Sox
White Sox reliever Zach Putnam was put on the DL this week with ulnar neuritis in his right elbow. For now, he is resting to see if he recovers from the injury, but surgery is an option as well. Of course, there is a good chance that Putnam will be out for the season if he chooses to undergo the surgical procedure.

Andrew Bailey, Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies reliever Andrew Bailey was placed on the disabled list this week with a left hamstring strain. It's a minor injury, and Bailey likely did not need the full 15 days, but the Phillies determined that pitching with a short bullpen was not the greatest idea, so a transaction had to be made.

Jon Jay, San Diego Padres
Padres outfielder Jon Jay was hit by a pitch which ended up breaking his forearm. He was placed on the DL this week and will be re-evaluated in about three weeks. It's likely going to be a while until Jay is able to get back onto the field.

Alex Colome, Tampa Bay Rays
Rays closer Alex Colome was placed on the DL this week with right biceps tendinitis. He expects to return to the mound as soon as he is eligible, and since the DL stint was made retroactive to his last appearance, he could be back as soon as Monday.

Colby Lewis, Texas Rangers
Rangers starter Colby Lewis will miss significant time after landing on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle. He is expected to miss at least two months with the grade-2 strain.

Derek Holland, Texas Rangers
Another Rangers starter hit the DL this week, with lefty Derek Holland suffering from left shoulder inflammation. There is no timetable for his recovery right now, as he must first rest and allow the swelling to subside.

Gavin Floyd, Toronto Blue Jays
Blue Jays reliever Gavin Floyd was placed on the disabled list this week due to tightness in his right shoulder. It's currently unclear how much time he will miss with the injury.

Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals
The big injury news of the week, Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg ended up on the DL with an upper back strain. He was also suffering from two dislocated ribs. He's already thrown a successful bullpen session and should be able to return to the mound sometime next week.

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