Welcome back, Razzitos!

It is time for your weekly fantasy baseball injury report here at Razzball. This is the last preseaon edition of Ambulance Chasers, and I hope you will use what you have learned here to go forth and conquer.

Saddle up and/or strap in, friends!

What are the latest injury updates?

Jacob deGrom (SP): Well, it was great while it lasted. DeGrom experienced a stress reaction in his scapula (shoulder). He will be out for at least 4 weeks.

Riley Greene (OF): took a pitch from Gerrit Cole to the foot. Greene stayed on base and ran to score. However, he limped off the field after the third inning. Greene is still being evaluated, and it was last reported that he needed x-rays. Depending on the severity of his injury, Eric De La Rosa and Victor Reyes might find themselves with different or more playing time.

Derek Hill (OF): Derek Hill, who was doing well for a hot minute as Riley Green’s replacement, has been moved to the IL with a strained hamstring. He is questionable for Opening Day, but the injury is expected to only sideline Hill for days (rather than weeks).

Andrew Chafin (RP): Annnnd the other new addition to the Tiger Town IL. Chafin is out with a strained groin and is questionable for Opening Day.

Andrew Vaughn (1B/OF): Vaughn, who has served a number of roles, came out of spring training with a bruised hip pointer (pelvis). Vaugh is currently questionable for Opening Day and expected to be out another week. He has been participating in infield drills, which is good news for White Sox fans and those who drafted him. However, you hopefully will not see Andrew Vaughn in right field as much as Adam Engel returns and the White Sox trade for A.J. Pollack.

Garrett Crochet (RP): While the White Sox received A.J. Pollack to help with outfield woes, they traded away Craig Kimbrel to the Dodgers. The same day, Garrett Crochet left a spring training game with elbow discomfort. Early reports indicate that Crochet will need Tommy John surgery. Oof.

Evan Longoria (3B): Longoria has experienced a flair up in an old finger wound. He is undergoing ligament repair (finger) on Tuesday. Longoria is expected to return in mid-May. Wilmer Flores is expected to play for Longoria.

LaMonte Wade Jr. (OF): In another hit to the Giants line-up, LaMonte Wade Jr. will likely miss Opening Day with knee inflammation and bone bruising.  Longoria and Wade are added to the list with Brandon Belt and Tommy La Stella.

Mike Zunino (C): Zunino experienced some shoulder discomfort. However, he has been working out and should be ready for Opening Day.

Jordan Luplow (OF/1B): Luplow is out with grade 1 oblique strain. While no official timetable was shared, this type of injury usually results in a 4-6 week stint on the IL.

Ehire Adrianza (INF/OF): Ehire Adrianza is on the IL with a strained quad sustained while running down the right baseline. As the injury is so close to Opening Day, Adrianza is questionable. The Nats will most likely play Dee Strange-Gordon in place of Adrianza.

 

Jordan Romano (RP): In completely relatable injury news, Jordan Romano sprained his ankle while walking his dog. Romano is now questionable for Opening Day, but Romano will probably be okay.

Evan White (1B): Evan White is out with a sports hernia and surgery. There is no timetable for his return.

Donovan Solano (INF): Solano will miss Opening Day with a strained hamstring after running around bases. Solano was chosen as the Reds back up shortstop and joins the long list of injured Reds including Jose Barrero, Mike Minor, and Luis Castillo. The good news is that Solano, Minor, and Castillo are expected to return relatively soon.

Pete Fairbanks (RP): Fairbanks is on the IL with a strained lat. Due to the difficult recovery of his injury, he is currently questionable for first half of 2022. BIG OOF.

Anthony Alford (OF): Alford is considered day-to-day with hand discomfort. He is questionable for Opening Day. This is a big blow to the Pirates, but luckily, Alford’s injury is not considered serious.

Ken Giles (RP): Giles is out with finger discomfort due to a tendon issue in his right middle finger. Giles will likely be out for weeks (not days) with no timetable for return.

 

Luke Maile (C): Maile is out with a strained hamstring. He is expected to return in 3-4 weeks. In the interim, Bryan Lavastida is expected to serve as the backup catcher until Maile is back.

Deolis Guerra (RP): Guerra was initially out with forearm tightness. However, he sought out a second opinion and is moving forward with surgery. There is no timetable for his return. He was expected to be one of the As top setup players this season.

Sam Coonrod (RP): Coonrod will be out with a strained shoulder, but it should only be for about 5-7 days. Unfortunately, this means Coonrod will miss Opening Day.

Good lord. Do you have any other information?

Yes, I have a quick run down for you.

Luis Urias (INF): Still injured and recovering slowly.

Mike Minor (SP): Doing a lot better.

Shane Baz (SP): Expected to return in May.

Chris Sale (SP): Hurt but healing.

Starling Marte (OF): Back in action this week after straining his oblique.

Let me know if you would like other updates in the comments or over on Twitter.

That is it for the latest fresh injuries. Join me next week for the latest updates as we head into Opening Day!

 


Have you drafted yet? Did pre-season injuries take out any of your players if you have? Tell me about it in the comments or on Twitter: @keelin_12ft.

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Dude
Dude
2 months ago

This may be a stupid question, but when will players be added to the IL? I see guys being added to the 60IL. Is this simply to clear roster space? Does the 10 day not start until opening day? Then we all try to move and add at 3am? Lol

Last edited 2 months ago by Dude
Dude
Dude
Reply to  Dude
2 months ago

Nothing? Lol I guess my thought process was wrong. Acuna was just placed on the 10 day. If your expertise could provide any clarity on timing, it would be greatly appreciated.

Dude
Dude
Reply to  keelinbillue
2 months ago

No worries. I mean, when are real teams going to start putting players on the IL? 60 day to clear roster space for Opening Day, I get. Why would the Braves make the move today for Acuna? Guys are going to be out for weeks…we already know that but, fantasy wise, I need MLB teams to make that designation. What is the time frame for their decision? Does that make sense?

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Dude
2 months ago

Arizona has already said, Rojas will be out for weeks. I need them to put him on the IL so I can pick up someone else. What’s the hold up?

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
2 months ago

Hi Keelin — thanks for the convenient and informative summary!

With news today of Mad Max’s hamstring tightness, is it time for us to start taking seriously the “joke” that the NY Mets are cursed when it comes to the heath of their star SPs?

I have to confess that I passed over Chris Bassitt in a few drafts (when he was clearly the best option per my cheat sheet) due to the above concern …

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 months ago

Gonna be a long season with all thee injuries already in a short ST. See 2022 ffs ugh

Darrell Lester
Darrell Lester
2 months ago

I agree with others this is a nice format. Takes a lot of work to put this together, I know. Thanks.

Foxmanisu
Foxmanisu
2 months ago

Andrew Vaughn is soft, so rolls seems appropriate pun. I like the format, but a list would be great too, if you’re entertaining the idea. You got a tough assignment, so many injuries to keep up on, but that’s why I love this segment. Keep up the good work!

Foxmanisu
Foxmanisu
Reply to  Foxmanisu
2 months ago

Maybe you created the perfect nickname for Vaughn. His stats are bland and unfulfilling,

Bob Burda
Bob Burda
2 months ago

Will Andrew Vaughn be serving butter with those rolls?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Nice format for a quick read. I may now look at Will Flores (someone not previously on my radar).

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  keelinbillue
2 months ago

Actually I will now be considering Flores since he’s a decent guy who plays multiple positions and, as you noted, will have ensured PT for a while.

packers2018
packers2018
2 months ago

Good job. Nice to have all the information in one post.

Seth
Seth
Reply to  keelinbillue
2 months ago

Great info, thanks. If you’re curious about potential formatting — I love reading the details, but if you could separate the post between AL and NL it’d be a nice bit of help for a few of us. :)

packers2018
packers2018
Reply to  keelinbillue
2 months ago

I like the twitter content.

The only thing that you may consider, is what player do you think will benefit the most from a teammates injury. However, we can do our own research on that.

VinWins
VinWins
2 months ago

RCL 10 drafting at 10 ET tonight has 1 opening. Join

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
2 months ago

The last spot in RCL 10 has been claimed. Thanks!

Nego
Nego
2 months ago

“Vaughn, who has served a number of rolls”

I do wonder what he’s serving as a main course