Guten tag, Razzkindred!
While last week was not the most injury-rich week (HOORAY!?), there were certainly some big names on the list (sorry to all of you who have Max Scherzer). There were 12 entries to the COVID-IL along with a holding pattern of various leg and back muscle injuries.
Is someone on your roster affected?! Let’s take a peek:
American League Injuries
Austin Meadows (OF): Meadows is out with vertigo. He is eligible to return May 26. Daz Cameron will replace Meadows for the interim.
Tigers OF Austin Meadows says he's been dealing with vertigo symptoms and feels at times like the room is spinning. He's going to try some pregame work and see how he feels.
— Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) May 14, 2022
Michael Pineda (SP): Pineda is out with a fractured finger (right middle). He won’t need surgery but he will be out for a few weeks. Alex Faedo will likely stick around in the Tiger’s injury-filled pitching staff with Casey Mize, Matt Manning, and Tyler Alexander still on the IL.
Michael Pineda’s fractured middle finger is not expected to require surgery, A.J. Hinch told @MLBNetworkRadio. He’ll be re-evaluated in a couple weeks. While he’ll likely be out for over a month, Hinch said they’re optimistic he won’t miss multiple months.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) May 17, 2022
Victor Reyes (OF): Reyes is out with a strained quad. He will be eligible to return May 26. Zack Short has been called up to replace Reyes.
Will Vest (RP): Vest has been added to the COVID-IL list with COVID-like symptoms. He is eligible to return May 21. Drew Carlton will likely come on to replace Vest.
Kansas City Royals
Ronald Bolaños (RP): Bolaños is out for unspecified reasons. Foster Griffin is being brought on to replace Bolaños.
The Royals have made the following moves:
— Carlos Hernandez has been optioned
— Adalberto Mondesi has been moved to the 60-day IL
— Ronald Bolanos to the IL (no reason)
— Foster Griffin added
— Matt Peacock recalled
— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) May 20, 2022
Salvador Perez (C): Perez is out with a sprained thumb. He is eligible to return May 28. Sebastian Rivero will replace Perez for the interim.
Salvador Perez heads to the 10-day injured list with a left thumb sprain. Catcher Sebastian Rivero is recalled from Double-A.
— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) May 17, 2022
Michael A. Taylor (OF): Taylor was placed on the COVID-IL for MLB COVID protocols related to contact tracing. Dairon Blanco will replace Taylor until he can return.
New York Yankees
Ben Rortvedt (C): Rortvedt is out with arthroscopic knee surgery. He is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks.
Recovery time to begin playing in games is expected to be 6-8 weeks.
Tampa Bay Rays
Brandon Lowe (2B): Lowe is out with lower back discomfort (stress reaction). He will be out for at least 3 weeks. Vidal Brujan and Taylor Walls are expected to fill Lowe’s spot in the interim.
The Rays say they are confident that Vidal Brujan and Taylor Walls can fill the void created by Brandon Lowe's absence. #Rays #RaysUp https://t.co/pXrHqMFS1H
— Sports by Tampa Bay Times (@TBTimes_Sports) May 19, 2022
Manuel Margot (OF): Margot is out with a strained hamstring. He has been dealing with hamstring issues off and on this season. He expects to be back on Tuesday.
Manuel Margot, on the IL with a right hamstring strain, is here with #Rays in Baltimore, which is a sign he’s feeling better. Said he is targeting a Tuesday return vs. #Marlins
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 20, 2022
Toronto Blue Jays
Tim Mayza (RP): Mayza is out with forearm inflammation. He is eligible to return May 30, and he is currently on track to return in that time frame. Andrew Vasquez was brought in to replace Mayza in the interim.
Tim Mayza says an MRI on his elbow came back clean. He’ll be reassessed Sunday and is hoping to start a throwing program early next week. Figures it will be a quick build up from there.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) May 20, 2022
Jake Odorizzi (SP): Odorizzi is out with leg discomfort. He is eligible to return June 1, but if you watch the highlight below, it does not seem like that will happen. Seth Martinez will replace Odorizzi in the interim.
Another weird pitcher leg injury at Fenway pic.twitter.com/QupaWAczmJ
— Red Sox Stats (@redsoxstats) May 17, 2022
Daulton Jefferies (SP): Jefferies is out with arm nerve irritation. He is eligible to return June 3. Jake Lemoine and Zach Logue will replace Jeffries’ spot on the roster in the interim.
The A's have recalled Jake Lemoine and Zach Logue from Las Vegas. Daulton Jefferies was placed on the 15-day injured list and Kirby Snead was optioned to Las Vegas.
— Oakland A's Communications (@AthleticsPR) May 20, 2022
National League Injuries
Jason Heyward (OF): Heyward is out on the COVID-19 IL. Christopher Morel, who notably homered in his first Major League at bat, was called up in Heyward’s place. Heyward is on the IL now with no designation. So, maybe keep Morel or another outfielder if you have Heyward for whatever reason.
Cubs' Jason Heyward to COVID-19 IL; Christopher Morel called up @NBCSCubs https://t.co/KUR8MVD92e
— NBC Sports Chicago (@NBCSChicago) May 17, 2022
Michael Rucker (RP): Rucker is out with turf toe. He will be eligible to return June 1. However, Marcus Stroman has returned from the IL in Rucker’s place.
The #Cubs today activated RHP Marcus Stroman off the IL and placed RHP Michael Rucker on the 15-day IL (retroactive to May 17) with left turf toe.
RHP Alec Mills has been transferred to the 60-day IL with a right quadriceps strain. pic.twitter.com/kvbiq6PGcj
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 19, 2022
Willy Adames (SS): Adames is out with a sprained ankle. He is eligible to return May 26. Keston Hiura, one of my favorites, was recalled to replace Adames.
SS Willy Adames placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to 5/16, with a high left ankle sprain.
INF Keston Hiura recalled from Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/NMDNyVeEke
Jandel Gustave (RP): Gustave is out with a strained hamstring. He will be eligible to return May 30. However, Brent Suter was returned from the IL to the roster in place of Gustave.
LHP Brent Suter reinstated from the paternity list.
RHP Jandel Gustave placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to 5/15, with a strained right hamstring. pic.twitter.com/6Es3hAKCtv
St. Louis Cardinals
Tyler O’Neill (OF): O’Neill is out with a shoulder impingement. He is eligible to return on May 28, but for now, Nolan Gorman has been called up to take 2B while Tommy Edman will play SS.
The expectation is Tommy Edman (SS) and Nolan Gorman (2B) will be the predominant starting middle infielders for the #STLCards moving forward.
— Katie Woo (@katiejwoo) May 19, 2022
Manny Piña (C): Piña is out with wrist surgery, and it is expected he will be out for the 2022 season.
Manny Piña will undergo wrist surgery and miss the rest of the season
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) May 11, 2022
New York Mets
Max Scherzer (SP): In a devastating blow to the Mets and fantasy managers everywhere, Scherzer left the mound on his own accord with an apparent strained oblique. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks. David Peterson and Thomas Szapucki may see more playing time during Scherzer’s absence.
UPDATE ON MAX SCHERZER
Max’s images showed a moderate to high grade internal oblique strain. A general timeline for an injury of this nature is 6-8 weeks.
James McCann (C): McCann sustained a fracture left hamate that required hand surgery. He is expected to miss 6 weeks. Tomas Nido has been playing in place of McCann.
Yesterday, I underwent successful surgery on my fractured left hamate. Thank you to Dr. Thomas Graham and the @mets training staff. Thanks to everyone who has sent their thoughts and prayers. I look forward to the rehab process and getting back on the field soon! #LGM pic.twitter.com/Ml1BCqrCvy
— James McCann (@McCannon33) May 18, 2022
Jose Herrera (C), Cooper Hummel (OF), Kyle Nelson (RP), Nick Ahmed (SS): Herrera, Hummel, Nelson, and Ahmed were all placed on the COVID-IL roster in a week marked by struggle. All are eligible to return now.
The #Dbacks haven't made it official yet, but LHP Kyle Nelson is listed on the COVID IL & RHP Keynan Middleton is on the 15-day IL.
That makes it (7) D-backs on the 40-man roster out of action, including: J.B. Bukauskas, Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly, Nick Ahmed, & Cooper Hummel.
— Arizona Diamondbacks – Stats & Info (@DbacksStatsInfo) May 19, 2022
Keynan Middleton (RP): Middleton is out with elbow issues (injury to his UCL). He has been placed on the 60-day IL. Luke Bard has taken Middleton’s place on the roster.
RHP Luke Bard has been selected to the Major League roster. To make room on the roster, RHP Keynan Middleton (right elbow UCL injury) has been placed on the 60-day IL.
— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) March 16, 2019
Antonio Senzatela (SP): Senzatela is out with a strained lower back. He is eligible to return June 1. Options to replace Senzatela are Chad Kuhl, Ty Blach, and Ryan Feltner.
Antonio Senzatela will most likely head to the Rockies IL with a back strain, Bud Black said. Still TBD. Chad Kuhl is possible Sunday in his place vs the Mets on regular rest. Or Ty Blach and Ryan Feltner could be options to start.
— Nick Groke (@nickgroke) May 17, 2022
Are there any other injury updates?
Haven’t you all had enough? Enjoy this moment of levity.
buck showalter said he changed the voice on his waze app because the guy with the english accent was “smug” and “pissing him off”
he likes the cookie monster voice because “you can’t get mad at cookie monster”
— Matthew Roberson (@mroberson22) May 19, 2022
Whose hurtin’ has hurt your fantasy baseball team this week? Tell me here in the comments or hit me up on Twitter.
Not injury related but Adley got called up! If he’s still on waivers get the FAAB queued up!
Any ETA insight for following.
India (mid June?)
Tatis (late June?)
Baz (late June?)
Eloy (mid July?)
Those look right