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

AL Central

Detroit Tigers

Austin Meadows (OF): Meadows is out with vertigo. He is eligible to return May 26. Daz Cameron will replace Meadows for the interim.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AL East

New York Yankees

Ben Rortvedt (C): Rortvedt is out with arthroscopic knee surgery. He is expected to be out for 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.

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.

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.

AL West

Houston Astros

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.

Oakland Athletics

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.

National League Injuries

NL Central

Chicago Cubs

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.

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.

Milwaukee Brewers

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.

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.

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.

NL East

Atlanta Braves

Manny Piña (C): Piña is out with wrist surgery, and it is expected he will be out for the 2022 season.

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.

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.

NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks

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.

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.

Colorado Rockies

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.

Are there any other injury updates?

Haven’t you all had enough? Enjoy this moment of levity.


Whose hurtin’ has hurt your fantasy baseball team this week? Tell me here in the comments or hit me up on Twitter.

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bigbear
bigbear
1 month ago

Not injury related but Adley got called up! If he’s still on waivers get the FAAB queued up!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Any ETA insight for following.
India (mid June?)
Tatis (late June?)
Baz (late June?)
Eloy (mid July?)

Grey
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Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Those look right