Happy Weekend to my Razzles from your Reporter of Fragiles!
This week’s report will begin with a moment of silence for Kris Bryant. He was not off the IL for long, but he did come off of it. For a minute. While I am certainly breaking some sort of Razzball policy by showing you this, the baseball writers were in agreement: Kris Bryant is a dreamy guy.
Today, we salute KB (not me; the dreamy one) but more importantly, we salute those of you who believed in him and hung on. Maybe you are still hanging on. Maybe you will hold on for one more day (yes, this is a Wilson Phillips reference), and if you are, maybe it is time to let go.
Now, let’s roll out the rest of the bodies.
American League Injuries
Chicago White Sox
Joe Kelly (RP): Oh no, Joe. Kelly is back on the IL with a strained hamstring. He returned just four weeks ago from a lengthy rehab for a biceps nerve injury. Kelly is eligible to be activated on June 10. Tanner Banks will replace Kelly in the interim.
Luis Robert (OF): Robert has been out with “flu-like symptoms” and will likely not return until next week. During Robert’s absence, White Sox continue to use Andrew Vaughn in strange ways. In this case, Vaughn has been playing in the outfield along with regulars A.J. Pollock and Adam Engel.
Franmil Reyes (OF): Reyes hit the IL with a strained hamstring. He has had lingering hamstring this season, but this particular instance is not considered serious per Terry Francona. He is eligible to return June 4. Rookie Richie Palacios will replace Reyes during his absence.
— Gage (@GageEHC) May 27, 2022
Kansas City Royals
#Royals roster moves:
— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) May 26, 2022
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) May 27, 2022
— DanHayesMLB (@DanHayesMLB) May 22, 2022
Spenser Watkins (SP): Watkins is out with an elbow contusion. He is eligible to return on June 7. The Orioles recalled Marcos Diplán, Logan Gillaspie, and Beau Sulser to fill in various pitching gaps.
New York Yankees
Aroldis Chapman (RP): Chapman is on the IL with Achilles tendinitis. While he is eligible to return on June 7, the outlook and timeline have been, at worst, grim and, at best, foggy. Yankees fans don’t seem to miss noted domestic abuser Chapman since Clay Holmes has taken the reigns.
— Brian Daly (@briandalynj) May 28, 2022
Josh Donaldson (3B): Just days after making an idiot of himself by calling Tim Anderson “Jackie”, Donaldson went on the COVID-19 IL. Donaldson has now been transferred to the 10-day IL with shoulder inflammation. The move is suspicious, but Miguel Andujar reaps the benefits as he replaces Donaldson in the line-up.
Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
• Transferred RHP Chad Green to the 60-day injured list.
• Transferred INF Josh Donaldson from the COVID-19 injured list to the 10-day injured list (retroactive to 5/24) with right shoulder inflammation.
Giancarlo Stanton (OF): Stanton, who has been on fire lately, is out with inflammation of another sort: ankle inflammation. Stanton is eligible to return on June 4. Aaron Boone shared that Stanton’s injury is not serious and he should be back when eligible.
National League Injuries
Freddy Peralta will stay in Milwaukee and have a MRI on the right shoulder tomorrow. He reported tightness in the back of the shoulder in the mound visit , Craig Counsell said he’ll go on IL.
— Sophia Minnaert (@SophiaMinnaert) May 22, 2022
Roberto Pérez (C): Pérez suffered a season ending hamstring injury that required surgery. He will be out for the 2022 season. Andrew Knapp will continue to have a big role in the Pirates organization.
— Kevin Gorman (@KevinGormanPGH) May 23, 2022
Daniel Vogelbach (DH): Vogelbach is out with a strained hamstring. He is eligible to return on June 3, but Cal Mitchell will replace Vogelbach on the roster until then. Yoshi Tsutsugo has been performing DH duties as well.
St. Louis Cardinals
Tellez throws home but Sosa was going all the way and scores to make it 4-0.
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) May 28, 2022
Kris Bryant (OF): Well, well, well, if it is not the poor guy of the hour. Bryant continues to have issues with a strained lower back. He is eligible to return on June 2 and has been doing some light workouts.
Kris Bryant is currently playing light catch. It’s the first baseball activity he’s done since being place back on the IL with a lower back strain (retroactive to May 23)
— Danielle Allentuck (@d_allentuck) May 26, 2022
Robert Stephenson (RP): Stephenson is out on the COVID-19 list.
San Francisco Giants
Curt Casali (C): Casali is out with a concussion. He is eligible to return on May 28 and is expected to be back.
Brandon Belt is eligible to come off IL on Sunday, but he's still back in San Francisco rehabbing.
— Evan Webeck (@EvanWebeck) May 27, 2022
That’s all folks! Have a great week, and good luck out ther!
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