Wednesday, August 3, 2016

MLB Infirmary Report for 8-3-16

Troy Tulowitzki, Toronto Blue Jays
Troy Tulowitzki suffered a chip fracture in his right thumb when a pitch hit him. It is unclear at this time how long he will be out or if he will be placed on the DL. He went through pre-game drills on Tuesday, but did not play. Darwin Barney will replace him until he can return. “Tulo” is only batting .243 but has 18 home runs and 52 RBI in 296 at-bats. In the video below The Fantasy Doctor-Dr. Selene Parekh breaks down the Tulo injury and gives his expectations going forward:

Matt Marksberry, Atlanta Braves
Matt Marksberry will be headed to the 15-day DL due to a left rotary-cuff inflammation. It flared up on him Saturday when he was making an appearance, and unclear how long it will be before he can return. In four games, Marksberry has pitched 3.1 innings allowing five hits and two earned runs. He holds a 5.40 ERA and a WHIP of 1.8 He was called up to replace Lucas Harrell and Dario Alvarez who were traded to the Rangers.
Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves
Right-handed pitcher Julio Teheran is on the 15-day DL due to a lat strain. He did pitch on Saturday against Philadelphia but had troubles. Teheran will be given some rest to get healthy, and also make room for the newly acquired Matt Kemp.
Caleb Cotham, Cincinnati Reds
Cotham was out of duty with a shoulder issue, so in the meantime he wrecked his knee as he tore his right meniscus. He will now be out for the season. The Reds may miss 21/12 strikeout-to-walk ratio, but will not miss that 7.40 ERA nor his 1.81 WHIP.
Jeff Manship, Cleveland Indians
Jeff Manship is suffering from right wrist tendinitis. He will be on the 15-day DL which is being retroactive to July 27th. There is no timetable for his return, but it shouldn’t be more than the set 15 days. Manship has a 3.38 ERA and 20/13 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 29.1 innings pitched.
Wade Davis, Kansas City Royals
Wade Davis will make his second appearance on the DL list in amonth because of arm issues. This time he is dealing with a flexor strain in his right arm. The Royals are going to take extra precaution to ensure he doesn’t further injure himself, and because of this, Davis may be out longer than the 15-days. The biggest concern for him and the Royals is UCL damage. Since the UCL and the flexor muscle group are both subject to the significant tensile stress placed on the medial elbow during throwing, they are both vulnerable to breakdown over time. He has 21 saves with a 1.60 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. Kelvin Herrera will replace Davis in the time he is out.
Luke Hochevar, Kansas City Royals
Relief pitcher Luke Hochevar is expected to undergo season-ending surgery to repair the thoracic outlet syndrome (TOC). The syndrome is a condition whereby symptoms are produced(such as numbness in fingers, pain in shoulder, arm, and neck) due to compression of nerves and/or blood vessels in the upper chest. Hochevar pitched 37.1 innings and with 14 holds. He had a stellar 40/9 strikeout-to-walk ratio to go along with his 3.86 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.
Brett Lawrie, Chicago White Sox
Brett Lawrie hit the 15-day DL retroactive July 22 with a hamstring strain. He was injured last Thursday and it was taking him a while to make progress, and is not close to returning according to manager Robin Ventura, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. Carlos Sanchez will replace Lawrie.  In 351 at-bats Lawrie is hitting .248 with 12 home runs and seven stolen bases.
Jacob Barnes, Milwaukee Brewers
Relief pitcher Jacob Barnes was placed on the 15-day DL withright elbow soreness. The young right-hander got his first major league action this season and has pitched 17 innings. He has a 3.71 ERA with and an 18/4 strikeout-to-walk ratio. It is unclear when he will be able to return. 
Asdrubal  Cabrera, New York Mets
Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has a strained left patella tendon in his left knee and could be facing an extended absence from the lineup. He injured it on Sunday and is not in Monday’s game. Matt Reynolds will replace Cabrera until he can return. He has 13 home runs in 373 at-bats with 33 RBI and a .255 batting average.
Jose Reyes, New York Mets
The Mets third baseman could be at the end of his career. For the time being he will be on the 15-day DL with a strained oblique. Reyes is 33-years old and only batting .239 with three home runs and eight RBI with just three stolen bases. Justin Ruggiano will replace Jose Reyes during the time he is out.
Juan Lagares, New York Mets
Juan Lagares tore his ligament in his thumb and will now be placed on a 15-day DL. He tried to fight through it, but eventually surgery became apparent. He will be sidelined for about six weeks and Brandon Nimmo will replace him for the time being. Lagares has 140 at-bats this season with three home runs and eight RBI. He is only batting .243 on the season.
Peter Bourjous, Philadelphia Phillies
The outfielder will be on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder sprain. The injury occurred when he robbed Ichiro Suzuki of a base hit and he could be out until September. Aaron Altherr will step in for the missing Bourjous who is hitting .253 with four home runs and 20 RBI.
Nate Karns, Seattle Mariners
Starting pitcher Nate Karns is dealing with a lower back sprain and will be on the 15-day DL. He will also return to the starter role after a stint in the bullpen. Karns is 6-2 with a 5.15 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. He also has a nice 101/45 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 94.1 innings pitched.
Josh Osich, San Francisco Giants
Relief pitcher Josh Osich is dealing with a left forearm strain and Matt Reynolds was called up from Sacramento to fill his spot. Osich has been good when it comes to holds (18) but his 4.25 ERA is not indicative of this. Also his 21/15 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 29.2 innings needs improvement. His MRI came back clean, so he should return as soon as his 15-days are up.
Aledmys Diaz, St. Louis Cardinals
The shortstop fractured his right thumb when a pitch hit him. He will be down for a mandatory 15-day, and it appears as though it will be even longer. Look for Johnny Peralta to return to shortstop when he comes off his disabled list stint. In the meantime, Greg Garcia will play short. Diaz is having a solid season hitting .312 with 14 home runs and 57 RBI in 353 at-bats. The Cardinals will be hurt by this as they are right in the thick-of-things for a Wild Card spot.
Oswaldo Arcia, Tampa Bay Rays
The outfielder is dealing with a right elbow strain and it is unknown how long he will be out. At this time he is on the 15-day DL, but it could be longer. His .229 average in 157 at-bats and the Rays basically out of a chance to make the playoffs will mean that they will take their time with Arcia.
Logan Morrison, Tampa Bay Rays
The first baseman is dealing with a right forearm strain and placed on the 15-day DL. He had just returned after missing a week, but it appears he wasn’t ready. Morrison is only batting .228 with ten home runs and 31 RBI in 294 at-bats.
Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers
The DH is now done for the season as he will have spinal fusion surgery. He was placed on the 60-day DL to make room for Carlos Beltran. Fielder was in his worst season as a pro, as he had just eight home runs and 44 RBI up to this point, and his average of .212 didn’t make things any better for him. It will be interesting to see what he will do for the 2017 season if he decides to return. In the video below The Fantasy Doctor-Dr. Selene Parekh examines the Fielder injury and gives his expectations for his recovery:

Ezequiel Carrera, Toronto Blue Jays
The outfielder suffered an Achilles strain and is placed on the 15-day DL. The strain has been causing him problems, so this will help him get off his feet and get some needed rest. Melvin Upton was traded over by the Padres, so he will fill Carrera’s spot until he is ready. He is hitting .258 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 190 at-bats.
Jose Lobaton, Washington Nationals
The catcher was placed on the 15-day DL due to left elbow tendinitis. Pedro Severino will take his spot for the time being.
Stephen Drew, Washington Nationals
The second baseman is dealing with dizziness which could be categorized as vertigo. He was placed on the 15-day DL. Drew has only 107 at-bats with seven home runs and 17 RBI.
Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins
Mike Pelfrey, Detroit Tigers
Colin Rea, San Diego Padres
Paul Clemens, San Diego Padres
Troy Tulowitzki, Toronto Blue Jays

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