Welcome to your star spangled edition of AMBULANCE CHASERS, Razz peeps! In honor of Independence Day, I have put a red, white, and blue vinyl table cloth down and laid out some lukewarm potato salad. I am on a budget. So, I hope you like Dr. Thunder. Also, there will not be any fireworks because my sofa is flammable. I do have a pack of cigarettes if you would like one.
American League Injuries
Ernie Clement, Knuckleball.
89 RPMs…and 20 inches of Run. pic.twitter.com/h6bkWvwkXj
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 28, 2022
Austin Meadows (OF): Meadows is out with a RIGHT AND LEFT strained achilles. If you are a semi-regular reader, you will remember Meadows has taken several IL trips recently. Luckily, the strains are not considered serious, and Meadows should be able to return June 27.
A.J. Hinch said Austin Meadows' left and right (!) Achilles strains came as a result of "getting back into baseball things and shoes and spikes and running."
It's considered basic inflammation.
"It was not alarming other than it stopped the progression," Hinch said.
— Cody Stavenhagen (@CodyStavenhagen) July 1, 2022
Trevor Larnach (OF): Larnach is out with core muscle surgery. He will be out at least but likely more than six weeks. Mark Contreras was recalled, but Jorge Polanco has returned from the IL and has been playing 2B.
Home Run ?
Exit velo: 101.5 mph
Launch angle: 31 deg
Proj. distance: 409 ft
This would have been a home run in 28/30 MLB ballparks
MIN (3) @ CLE (0)
? 3rd pic.twitter.com/MJCfyZ7UAm
— Would it dong? (@would_it_dong) June 29, 2022
Michael Brantley (OF): Brantley is out with shoulder discomfort. He is eligible to return July 7 and has been taking batting practice from Lance McCullers Jr. J.J. Matijevic has been playing in Brantley’s place.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 1, 2022
Los Angeles Angels
Archie Bradley (RP): Bradley is out with a fractured elbow (right) sustained after he fell over the dugout railing during the Angels-Mariners brawl. He is eligible to return July 12 but that is not going to happen. RHP Chase Silseth was recalled in Bradley’s place.
— Jared Tims (@Jared_Tims) June 28, 2022
Jed Lowrie had an MRI on his left shoulder today, Kotsay said. Said Lowrie "had made a lot of progress from the initial injury in Cleveland" and "as we put him back into the playing environment he felt like he was regressing."
— Matt Kawahara (@matthewkawahara) July 1, 2022
Jonah Bride (INF): Bride is out with a strained shoulder. He is eligible to return on July 7. He had a cortisone shot which may take 3-to-5 more days to show results. Sheldon Neuse has replaced Bridge in the interim.
— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) June 26, 2022
— MLB HR Videos (@MLBHRVideos) June 28, 2022
— kennedi landry (@kennlandry) June 26, 2022
National League Injuries
Adrian Houser (SP): Houser is out with a scary strained flexor tendon. The injury does not seem to be serious, and he is eligible to return July 16. Trevor Kelly was recalled to replace Houser.
RHP Adrian Houser placed on the 15-day injured list with a right flexor strain.
St. Louis Cardinals
Zack Thompson was mixing it up Tuesday.
9 K pic.twitter.com/BzivZ61hpl
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) April 26, 2022
Mozeliak says the next step for Jack Flaherty is physical therapy: "He's going to do that out in LA for the next couple weeks. … At this point he's just going to be in rehab." #STLCards pic.twitter.com/PMX4mAiaR2
— Bally Sports Midwest (@BallySportsMW) July 1, 2022
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) June 29, 2022
Jorge Soler (OF): Soler is out with bilateral pelvis inflammation July 9. Joey Wendle returned to the Marlins which will help alleviate Soler’s absence but is also injury prone. The Marlins also picked up the loveable, speedy Billy Hamilton.
Full list of #Marlins moves:
— Jordan McPherson (@J_McPherson1126) July 1, 2022
New York Mets
RHP Chris Bassitt has been placed on the IL.
RHP R.J. Alvarez has been selected from Triple-A Syracuse…He will wear #71.
LHP Locke St. John has been sent outright to Triple-A Syracuse.
Mark Appel was the No. 1 overall pick in 2013.
In 2018, he stepped away from the game.
In 2021, he started his comeback.
Tonight, he made his big league debut and threw a scoreless inning. pic.twitter.com/adSjTjxinP
— MLB (@MLB) June 30, 2022
Johan Camargo (INF): Camargo is back on the IL with a strained knee. He is eligible to return on July 6.
Bryce Harper (OF): Harper is out with thumb surgery (left) after being hit by a pitch from Blake Snell. He is expected to return this season. The Phillies are replacing Harper internally with J.T. Realmuto and Nick Castellanos expected to pick up slack, but there may be a search for external options in the future.
bryce harper to blake snell: “i know you weren’t trying to do it”
damn this is just brutal. pic.twitter.com/FW0ADItP3C
— m (@matttadelphia) June 26, 2022
— Jody Jackson (@Jody_Jackson) June 29, 2022
Los Angeles Dodgers
Zach McKinstry (neck) could be headed out on a minor league rehab assignment in the next couple days.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) July 1, 2022
San Francisco Giants
Brandon Crawford (SS): Crawford is out with knee inflammation. He is eligible to return on July 5, and it looks as if he will be back.
— KNBR (@KNBR) July 2, 2022
San Diego Padres
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) November 28, 2021
That is it for this week’s pain and suffering! See you next week, folks.
Who have you lost on your roster lately? Tell me in the comments or on Twitter (@keelin_12ft).