How are we doing, Razzballers?!

Baseball season is wrapping up for some of us now. Congratulations to those who are still in it to win it whether it’s in your fantasy team or the team you root for in real life.

There are many players in this week’s report that did not go gently into that good night, but go into that good night, they did. So, you’ll want to make sure your roster is up-to-date as you close out your own season.

This will be the last edition of Razzball Ambulance Chasers for the 2023 season. It has been great sharing mostly bad news with all of you this season! Thank you for chatting with me in the comments or, if you don’t comment, lurking. I appreciate you.

Enough about me! Here’s the damage for this week:

Notable Injuries September 16 – September 23

Harrison Bader (OF, CIN)

Bader is out with a strained right groin. If I had a dollar for every time Harrison Bader comes on here, I would be able to buy a modestly sized item from Starbucks. I’m not saying that is what I would for sure get with my monies, but it’s a possibility.

Bader is eligible to return on September 28. If you need to pick up someone in the interim, take a look at the recently minted Brewer Mark Canha. Canha has hit .340/.431/.500 with 21 RBIs in his last 94 AB. He’s also got a mighty nice bat flip.


Dylan Carlson (OF, STL)

Dylan Carlson is out for the rest of the season after requiring ankle surgery for bone spurs. Carlson is expected to be back in time for spring training.

Did Carlson leave a hole in your outfield? I’m not obsessed with the Brewers. I swear. BUT in addition to Mark Canha, you should look into Tyrone Taylor. Taylor is hitting .320/.370/.840 with 3 HR in his last 25 AB. The Brewers outfield is hotty hotty hot hot.

Alex Cobb (SP, SFG)

Cobb is dealing with a left hip impingement that will end his regular season. While it is possible he makes a return for the playoffs, it would require the Giants making the playoffs.

The Yankee Michael King could be a potential replacement if you need a starter. King has a 1.27 ERA and 0.49 FIP with a K:BB 42:4.

Brandon Crawford (SS, SFG)

I could repeat the same Harrison Bader joke here with Brandon Crawford. Crawford has continued to struggle with injuries. The latest injury is a strained hamstring. There is no certain timeline for return, but Crawford will be reevaluated this week.

I would be a little surprised if you have Brandon Crawford as an integral roster piece. Just in case, you should switch up your Crawfords and take a look at J.P. Crawford. In his last 25 AB, J.P. is hitting .280/.400/.560. He also has 5 BB and 4 SO.

Carlos Correa (SS, MIN)

Carlos Correa is on the IL with plantar fasciitis, but the Twins organization and Correa, himself, have shared that they believe he will be back for the postseason.

Let’s revisit Chris Taylor. The Dodger has slashed .318/.408 /.485 over his last 66 AB. Not a bad option if you’re down Correa.

Giovanny Gallegos (RP, STL)

Goodbye to you, Giovanny Gallegos! Gallegos is out for the season with shoulder tendonitis affecting his rotator cuff.  Jake Woodford was recalled to the roster in Gallegos’ place.

Last week, I brought up Colin Poche, and I am going to return to that suggestion. Although his volume is low, I am going to circle back to him because he is consistent.

Riley Greene (OF, DET)

In a sad turn of events, Riley Greene is done for the season. Greene received Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing (right) arm. The Tigers shared that they expect Greene to return by spring training, which would be pretty, pretty cool.

Mark Canha and Ryan O’Hearn are options here too. You could also check out Josh Palacios who is only 2% rostered and has hit 6 HR in his past 85 AB.

Tyler O’Neill (OF, STL)

O’Neill is out with a sprained foot that could possible/likely end his season. Juan Yepez was recalled to take O’Neill’s spot on the roster.

Mauricio Dubón could be an interesting utility player to replace O’Neill with on your roster. Dubón hit .377/.415/.639 in his last 61 ABs. This included a season saving walk off for the Astros.

Salvador Pérez (C, KCR)

Pérez is out for the concussion protocol about taking a foul tip to the mask. However, he should be back tomorrow. So, just sit tight and hold on for one more day.

Luis Rengifo (OF/INF, LAA)

Perennial Razzball favorite Luis Rengifo can no longer be the go-to guy for your rosters. Rengifo had biceps surgery after injuring himself on a swing in the on-deck circle. His surgery puts him out for the season.

Baltimore’s Ryan O’Hearn is a potential utility eligible player that could work on your roster. In his last 86 AB, he is hitting .326/.329/.523 with 19 RBIs.

Brady Singer (SP, KCR)

Singer wasn’t going to go much farther with the Royals this season. Nevertheless, he is out for the season with a strained back.

Yankee Jhony Brito has been doing well recently, though the sample size is small. In 17 IP, he has a 1.06 ERA and 2.09 FIP.

Other Injuries

That’s it for this week and year. Hit me up for any injury updates in the comments!

That’s it for another season of Razzball Ambulance Chasers. Good luck with the rest of your season! -Keelin