Friends, I have no polite way to put it: last week in baseball injuries was a shit show. While some of the early season injuries are out of the way, the Tommy John surgeries, thoracic outlet syndrome, and other various fractures and tears are TEARING ME APART.

Hyun Jin Ryu. Andrew Kittredge. Daulton Jeffries. Casey Mize. Cody Stashak. Joe Ross. These are all names of players whose 2022 MLB season formally ended this week.

Additionally, Ozzie Albies experienced a fractured foot and was added to the 60-day IL. However, he is expected to return this season.

American League Injuries

AL Central

Chicago White Sox

Kyle Crick (RP): Crick, who has been been in and out of the minors this season to help the White Sox extremely sad bullpen, is out with elbow inflammation. He is eligible to return June 29. I doubt most of you had him on your rosters. In the off-chance you did, there are probably 300+ folks you could pick up instead.

Yasmani Grandal (C): Grandal is out with lower back spasms. Reese McGuire and Seby Zavala are options in Grandal’s absence. Grandal is eligible to return June 22.

Liam Hendriks (RP): Hendriks is out with a strained forearm. He is eligible to return on June 26. Hendriks has been struggling overall this season and was not in play before he was officially added to the IL. Kendall Graveman and Joe Kelly are options to replace Hendriks.

Detroit Tigers

Austin Meadows (OF), Daz Cameron (OF):  Meadows and Cameron were added to the COVID-19 IL. They are eligible to return on June 18 and June 11, respectively. The really good news for Detroit and fantasy folks alike is that Riley Greene.

Casey Mize (SP): Mize, who has been on the IL for some time, is having Tommy John surgery. He will be out for the 2022 season.

Kansas City Royals

Joel Payamps (RP): Payamps is out with COVID-19  and eligible to return June 18.RHP Daniel Mengden was brought in to help with pitching duties.

Minnesota Twins

Jorge Polanco (2B): Polanco, is out with a strained lower back. He is eligible to return June 23.

AL East

Boston Red Sox

Christian Arroyo (INF/OF): Arroyo is out with COVID-19. He is eligible to return on June 16. Jarren Duran has been playing in Arroyo’s spot.

Tampa Bay Rays

Andrew Kittredge (RP): Kittredge is out for the season because of Tommy John surgery. Calvin Faucher was recalled to the Rays pitching staff. Kittredge joined the Rays deep list of pitching injuries.

Drew Rasmussen (SP): Rasmussen is out with a strained hamstring and is eligible to return June 27. The Rays recalled Ralph Garza Jr. to replace Rasmussen, but Garza Jr. was then quickly replaced by Shane Baz.

Toronto Blue Jays

Hyun Jin Ryu (SP): Unfortunately but expectedly, Ryu will be out for the season because of elbow surgery. Ross Stripling is expected to be utilized more in Ryu’s absence.

Julian Merryweather (RP): Merryweather is out with a strained oblique. He is eligible to return on June 29. Jeremy Beasley was recalled in Merryweather’s absence. However, Beasley has been recalled and replaced by Casey Lawrence. We are playing musical pitchers, folks.

AL West

Houston Astros

Jeremy Peña (SS): Peña is out with thumb discomfort. He is eligible to return on June 24. J.J. Matijevic will replace Peña in the interim.

 

 

Texas Rangers

Eli White (OF): White is out to have wrist surgery after fracturing his wrist via collision in a game. He is eligible to return on June 23, but that seems unlikely.

Mitch Garver (C), Glenn Otto (SP): Garver and Otto are both on the COVID-19. While they are eligible to return on June 11, they are still on the COVID-IL list. Zach Reks and Jesus Tinoco have replaced Garver and Otto in the interim.

National League Injuries

NL Central

Chicago Cubs

Wade Miley (SP): Miley is out with a strained shoulder he sustained while pitching to Josh Donaldson. Miley is eligible to return on June 26. Michael Rucker was recalled to replace Miley.

Nick Madrigal (2B): The regularly injured Madrigal is out with a strained groin. He is eligible to return on June 22.

Cincinnati Reds

Tony Santillan (RP): Santillan is out with a strained lower back. He is eligible to return on June 29. Max Schrock was activated in Santillan’s place.

Aristides Aquino (OF): Aquino is out with a strained calf. He is eligible to return June 23. A Razzball favorite, Jonathan India, was activated in place of Aquino.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Tucupita Marcano (INF/OF), Duane Underwood Jr. (SP): Marcano and Underwood are both on the COVID-IL and eligible to return June 18 and June 14. Jason Delay (C) and Liover Peguero (INF) were recalled to replace Marcano and Underwood.

Canaan Smith-Njigba (OF): Smith-Njigba is out with a fractured wrist. He is eligible to return August 15. Cam Vieaux will replace Smith-Njigba for the interim.

St. Louis Cardinals

Yadier Molina (C): Old timer Molina is out with knee inflammation. He is eligible to return on June 26. Iván Herrera was recalled to replace Molina.

NL East

Atlanta Braves

Ozzie Albies (2B): Albies is out until at least August 13 after fracturing his foot while hitting a ball in gameplay. Orlando Arcia is expected to be the Braves primary 2B.

Miami Marlins

Jesús Aguilar (1B), Jesús Sánchez (OF): Aguilar and Sánchez are both out with COVID-19. They are eligible to return on June 18. RHP Andrew Bellatti, Lewin Díaz (INF), and Jerar Encarnacion (OF) were brought in to replace Aguilar and Sánchez.

Cole Sulser (RP): Sulser is out with a strained lat and eligible to return June 28. Jimmy Yacabonis was recalled to replace Sulser.

Edward Cabrera (SP): Cabrera is out with elbow tendinitis and is eligible to return June 28. Daniel Castano, who is doing pretty well, was recalled to replace Cabrera.

New York Mets

Tylor Megill (SP): Megill is out with a strained shoulder. He will be until at least late July. RHPs Adonis Medina and Tommy Hunter will be brought in while Megill is on the mend.

Washington Nationals

Joe Ross (SP): Ross will be out for the season after having Tommy John surgery (again!).

NL West

Colorado Rockies

Garrett Hampson (INF/OF): Hamson is out on the COVID-19 IL. He is eligible to return on June 16. Sean Bouchard has been promoted in Hampson’s absence.

Ty Blach (RP): Blach is out with a strained wrist after colliding with Jurickson Profar. He is eligible to return on June 26. Ryan Feltner was recalled to replace Blach.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Walker Buehler (SP): Buehler, who has been fairly lackluster this season, is out with a strained forearm. Buehler is currently eligible to return June 26. Luckily, Clayton Kershaw returned to the Dodgers roster recently. RHP Michael Grove was also recalled to the Dodgers roster.

San Francisco Giants

Jakob Junis (SP): Junis is out with a strained hamstring. He is eligible to return June 26 and seems to be on track to return.

San Diego Padres

Joe Musgrove (SP): Musgrove is out with COVID-19. He is eligible to return June 18. Reiss Knehr was recalled to replace Musgrove’s spot on the roster in the interim.

In other news…

Tim Anderson: Still rehabbing.

Jorge Alcalá: Rehab halted due to elbow stiffness.

Bo Bichette: He is DTD.

Kris Bryant: Taking batting practice.

Jack Flaherty: He’s back!

Wander Franco: Began agility drills this week.

Jonathan India: He’s back!

Clayton Kershaw: He’s back!

Lance McCullers Jr.: Took to the mount recently. May have a chance to return this season.

Anthony Rendon: Injury status has been updated to “season-ending”.

Luis Severino: He is back and will pitch this Sunday.

Seiya Suzuki: Resumed swinging.

 


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Nordberg
Nordberg
10 days ago

Thank you as always and this has to be a PIA to follow closely!

packers2018
packers2018
10 days ago

Good work!