Greetings, Razzobites! It is I, a messenger from the realm of Pain and Suffering.
Last Friday, was an absolute bloodbath for IL entries. 12 players were added to the IL on April 29. Additionally, 13 players were added to the COVID-IL this week. The COVID numbers continue to rise with outbreaks in Cincinnati, Minnesota, and Boston over the last week.
Let’s jump into some injury highlights!
American League Injuries
Chicago White Sox
Andrew Vaughn (OF/1B): In the last edition of “Ambulance Chasers“, I asked “Are the Chicago White Sox a sustainable venture?” as Eloy Jiminez joined the IL and Andrew Vaughn took over in LF. Vaughn acquired a hand contusion and is now on the 10-day. Danny Mendick was recalled to replace Vaughn in the interim.
Tyler Alexander (SP): Alexander is out on the 15-day IL with a sprained elbow. Wily Peralta and Drew Hutchinson could see more playing time during Alexander’s absence. Triple-A candidates include Elvin Rodriguez, Alex Faedo, Joey Wentz, Nivaldo Rodriguez, and Chase Anderson.
Kansas City Royals
— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) May 4, 2022
Carlos Correa (SS): Correa has had issues with his middle finger on his throwing hand. Although it was originally reported as a fractured finger, the finger is only bruised and sore. Royce Lewis was called to replace Correa while he heals.
— DanHayesMLB (@DanHayesMLB) May 6, 2022
— DanHayesMLB (@DanHayesMLB) May 3, 2022
Bailey Ober (SP): Ober is out with a strained groin. Cole Sanders will replace Ober during his stint on the IL.
Miguel Sano (1B): Sano is undergoing knee surgery after he tore his meniscus by jumping up and down while celebrating with teammates. There are mixed reports on when Sano will return that range between “later this season” and “not at all this season”. Jose Miranda will likely capitalize on Sano’s absence.
Miguel Sanó tried to play on Saturday. He originally sat out Weds-Fri with what was described as a sore knee. But he couldn’t get through Saturday’s game.
Now we know why. Torn meniscus. Surgery upcoming. #MNTwins
— DanHayesMLB (@DanHayesMLB) May 3, 2022
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) May 4, 2022
Boston Red Sox
Rich Hill (SP), Kiké Hernandez (OF): The Red Sox have had a breakout of COVID sending Hill and Hernandez to the COVID-IL. Jarren Duran and Johnny Schreiber have both been called up to replace Hill and Hernandez.
— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) May 6, 2022
Toronto Blue Jays
? LHP Tayler Saucedo (right hip discomfort) placed on 10-day IL
Los Angeles Angels
Archie Bradley (RP): Bradley is out with a strained abdominal muscle.
Stay tuned for more news on that injury.
RHP Elvis Peguero was recalled.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) April 30, 2022
Matt Duffy (INF): Duffy was added to the COVID-IL.
National League Injuries
Ethan Roberts (RP): Roberts is out with shoulder inflammation. He has been placed on the 10-day IL.
Landed on the IL today with shoulder inflammation. pic.twitter.com/Pvgi5tBNpq
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) May 1, 2022
— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) May 4, 2022
Jake Cousins (RP): Cousins is on the 10-day IL with an elbow effusion (fluid buildup in the elbow). Vic Caratini has been moved back on the roster after being on the IL.
St. Louis Cardinals
Edmundo Sosa (INF): Sosa is on the COVID-IL.
New York Mets
#Mets roster moves:
RHP Trevor May has been placed on the 15-Day IL with right triceps inflammation.
RHP Adonis Medina (#68) has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.
LHP David Peterson has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse and will serve as the team’s 27th man.
— Michael Baron (@michaelgbaron) May 3, 2022
Mets reliever Sean Reid-Foley just departed today's game due to apparent injury. His roster spot was going to be at some level of risk on Monday, when MLB rosters reduce from 28 to 26. Depending on what happened to him tonight, that could change the equation.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 1, 2022
— JKJ (@jkj0787) April 29, 2022
Los Angeles Dodgers
Mitch White (RP): As we get close to the end of this edition of “Ambulance Chasers”, I must ask: Would you like more COVID? Well, I have great news. There is only COVID left to report. White has been added to the COVID-IL list.
San Diego Padres
Dominic Leone (RP), Brandon Belt (1B): Oh what’s that? You would like more COVID-19? Leone and Belt were added to the COVID-IL. Jason Krizan, Ka’ai Tom, and Mauricio Llovera will replace Leone and Belt as they recover.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 29, 2022
Are there any other injury updates?
Quite the opposite. Enjoy this creation Coolwhip to soothe the wounds of your players.
— Ohtani Stan Account (@CoolwhipRB) May 4, 2022
See you next week, folks!
As always, I love to hear from you! Feel free to drop me a comment or hit me up on Twitter. As for my own teams, I am about to go crazy with delayed and canceled games!