Welcome to another week of Ambulance Chasers, your Razzball fantasy baseball injuries report!

This had some notable non-player injuries and that was the Oakland A’s fans (at least some of them). While the idea of a move has been brewing for a long time, it was announced that the A’s seem to intend on moving to Vegas (for real this time).

The fanbase is joined by Ramon Laureano and Trevor May on the IL. If you are an A’s fan, I would love to hear more about how it is going for you. Please share your experience in the comments.

Notable Injuries (April 13-21)

Corbin Burnes (SP, MIL)

The bad news is that Corbin Burnes was injured. The good news is that it does not appear as serious as initially suspected. Burned sustained the injury during a run down when the Brewers faced (and defeated) the Mariners last Monday. Initial speculation was that Burnes had strained his pectoral muscle. However, Burnes went on the record and shared that he does not think it is a pec strain and feels like normal soreness.

Burnes should be able to play this Sunday, which is great news for the Brewers who are already down Brandon Woodruff.

Carlos Carrasco (SP, NYM)

More bad news for the Mets. Carlos Carrasco is going on the IL with inflammation caused by a bone chip in his right elbow. Carrasco will be out at least 1-2 weeks. If the situation issues does not resolve, Carrasco may need surgery. Carrasco has not been having a great season so far with an 8.56 ERA in three games. However, the Mets are also down Justin Verlander and José Quintana

Jeff Brigham was brought up from Triple-A to take Carrasco’s spot on the roster. Brigham is a 31-year-old with a career 0.0 fWAR. So, far in his massive 2 IP with the Mets, he has 3 SO and a 0.00 ERA.

The Mets need another starter until Verlander returns. Enter Joey Lucchesi. Lucchesi last played in the MLB in 2021 before having Tommy John surgery. In 2023, Lucchesi has pitched a 2.30 ERA across 15 innings in the minors. As for his career in the majors, he has a 4.24 ERA and a 9.3 K/9.

Jacob deGrom (SP, TEX)

deGrom was taken out of a game against Kansas City in the 4th inning. The culprit? Right wrist soreness. Although he had a no-hitter running, the move has been called precautionary, which is very fair considering it’s deGrom.

deGrom reportedly pitched in the bullpen yesterday and is preparing to start on Sunday against the very sad Oakland A’s. No need to worry about this too much at this moment, but if you have deGrom, you very likely (hopefully?) have a back-up plan in mind.

Hunter Greene (SP, CIN)

Greene suffered a right tibia contusion after taking a 97 mph comebacker, courtesy of Yandy Díaz, to the leg. Green is the probable starter for the game against Pittsburgh this Sunday.

In the event Greene’s condition takes a nose dive or he is injured again, there is speculation Levi Stoudt could be brought up again. Stoudt was recently brought up from the minors. In 4.0 IP, he had a 15.75 ERA, but to be fair, it was against the Tampa Bay Rays. Regardless, Stoudt has been sent back down as Nick Weaver makes his return off the IL.

Ramón Laureano (OF, OAK)

As I mentioned above, it has been a sad week in Oakland. They lost Trevor May to the IL for issues with anxiety, and Laureano was moved onto the 10-day IL with a left groin strain. You may remember that Laureano experienced groin issues back in spring training as well. So, I would keep a pin on this as it is possibly a recurrent injury. The A’s outfield, among other things, is chaotic right now. Connor Capel and Esteury Ruiz are in the outfield in place of Laureano and Seth Brown.

Garrett Mitchell (CF, MIL)

Mitchell, who C.A. James asked me to call MST3K, is in a bad way. What was initially thought to be left shoulder subluxation may be more serious after an MRI showed significant damage. Craig Counsell shared that Mitchell may need surgery that could be season ending.

The Brewers have a few options and could shift Joey Wiemer around and utilize Brian Anderson in the outfield. Injuries to Tyrone Taylor and outfield prospect Sal Frelick keep them out of the mix for now.

The Brewers were off to a pretty solid start this year, but maybe that time is cooling off as their injuries grow.

Logan O’Hoppe (C, LAA)

The Angles struck gold with a very capable O’Hoppe when Max Stassi went down. However, O’Hoppe has now joined Stassi as an angel for the Angels. In a game against the Yankees, O’Hoppe singled, grabbed his left shoulder, and fell to the ground. Based off O’Hoppe’s experience, this is something recurrent for him.

Chad Wallach got his start on Friday night (data not available at time of publication). In 43 PAs in the minors, Wallach has slashed .361/.442/.556. I would argue it could be much worse, but I am an optimist for teams that are not my own.


Giancarlo Stanton (RF/DH, NYY)

In news that is not shocking but still a bummer, Stanton has an injured hamstring and will be out for six weeks. In a moment of sad self-awareness, Stanton acknowledged his string of injuries and called them “unacceptable”.

The Yankees recalled Oswald Peraza from Triple-A to cover for Stanton, and they also signed Kole Calhoun to a minor league deal to reinforce the Stanton and Bader-shaped voids. You can also expect to see Willie Calhoun more in DH role more with Stanton out of commission.

Jameson Taillon (SP, CHC)

Taillon is another player out with a groin injury. I don’t know what the groin bug is, but man, it has a nasty job. Anyway, Javier Assad was brought up to replace Taillon and then optioned back to Triple-A in exchange for RHP Jeremiah Estrada. Assad has a 9.82 ERA in 7.1 IP. In the MLB, Estrada has 3 SO in just 1.1 IP, which is compelling. Obviously, it is way too soon to make much out of it, but it is something I will be watching.

Other Injuries and Injury Updates

That’s it for this week folks! See you next week on the next edition of Ambulance Chasers.

How is your week going? Who is injured in your line-up this week? Hit me up in the comments or on Twitter: @keelin_12ft