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.
He will stop throwing for up to 4 weeks and then be reevaluated. pic.twitter.com/ZvUWg96MZe
— MLB (@MLB) April 1, 2022
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.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) April 1, 2022
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).
— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrown0914) March 30, 2022
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.
— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) March 31, 2022
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.
— James Fegan (@JRFegan) March 30, 2022
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.
Welp. Sounds like Garrett Crochet might need Tommy John surgery. Quite the blow.
— Alden González (@Alden_Gonzalez) April 1, 2022
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.
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) March 30, 2022
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.
Wade Jr. will rest 10 days before being re-evaluated. Like Evan Longoria, he’ll likely miss the opener.
— Danny Emerman (@DannyEmerman) March 29, 2022
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.
Torey Lovullo adds Jordan Luplow has a grade 1 strain in his oblique from swinging. Luplow will be out “not in terms of days, he’s going to be out for a little while,” per the #Dbacks manager. pic.twitter.com/oUDIq6sf0s
— Jake Anderson (@jwa1994) March 30, 2022
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.
Ehire Adrianza injured his left quad running down the baseline. Davey Martinez said they’ll see how he’s doing tomorrow, but obviously with one week to go, it could be tough for him to be ready even in a best case scenario.
— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) April 1, 2022
Injury news for #BlueJays: Jordan Romano suffered a left ankle sprain while walking his dog. Manager Charlie Montoyo doesn’t expect it will affect him for Opening Day. Romano will throw a light bullpen tomorrow.
— Laura Armstrong (@lauraarmy) March 31, 2022
— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) March 30, 2022
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.
David Bell said Thursday that Luis Castillo, Mike Minor and Donovan Solano, all of whom will start the season on the IL, will travel with the team to start the season, a positive sign for the timetable of their return.
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) March 31, 2022
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.
Unfortunately Pete Fairbanks will not throw for at least 6 weeks, then re-examined (50 percent lat tear). If cleared to throw would be six more weeks before return.
— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) March 30, 2022
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.
Anthony Alford is battling a right hand issue. He got jammed a couple days ago. He's day-to-day.
— Justice delos Santos (@justdelossantos) April 1, 2022
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.
Another @Razzball Bullpen Chart update today
— JKJ (@jkj0787) April 1, 2022
— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) March 31, 2022
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.
After getting a second opinion on his forearm tightness, Deolis Guerra is opting to undergo surgery, per source. He’ll start the season on the injured list.
— Martín Gallegos (@MartinJGallegos) April 2, 2022
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.
— Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) March 28, 2022
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!
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