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Fantrax Injury Report: April 19, 2023 – Verlander ETA

Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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MLB Injury Report

Hunter Greene – SP Cincinnati Reds

Greene will get an extra day’s rest because of the spot start by Stoudt. Be prepared.

Amed Rosario – SS Cleveland Guardians

The aching back that was supposed to be DTD will essentially be a week’s worth of injury time missed. Still, the most important part of all of this is that Rosario seems to be on track to return without an Injury List designation.

Michael Brantley – OF Houston Astros

Great to hear that Brantley will finally enter the final stage of his comeback bid. It will likely be a lengthy rehab outing, given the severity of his injury and the amount of time missed.

Chas McCormick – OF Houston Astros

This is somewhat of a surprise since there was no mention of a back injury at all. This will hopefully give McCormick the time he needs to recover from both ailments.

Daniel Hudson – RP Los Angeles Dodgers

Hudson hasn’t been able to recover quite the way he had hoped, so an extended time off will hopefully help. He won’t be back until at least June.

Will Smith – C Los Angeles Dodgers

There was no mention of the boxes that need to be checked, but the hope is that he returns this weekend. There are no guarantees of that as this mysterious illness came out of nowhere.

Mookie Betts – OF Los Angeles Dodgers

Congratulations first to the Betts family. As for his shortstop designation, that would only enhance his already incredible value.

Luis Urias – INF Milwaukee Brewers

After injuring himself on Opening Day, the diagnosis was six-to-eight weeks. This move looks as if that later timeline might be the one to come true.

Corbin Burnes – SP Milwaukee Brewers

Burnes was all smiles while speaking to the media the day after. The plan looks like a solid one to get him back into the rotation in no time. For now, consider him DTD with not much doubt of making his next start.

Adrian Houser – SP/RP Milwaukee Brewers

Houser is working his way up to a multi-inning relief role and seems to be on track to do so soon. It’s unclear as to when, but it’s likely within days, not weeks.

Garrett Mitchell – OF Milwaukee Brewers

Not great, as he left the game after making a throw a half-inning after that slide. There will be more details soon.

Joey Gallo – 1B/OF Minnesota Twins

Be prepared.

Jorge Polanco – 2B Minnesota Twins, Alex Kirilloff – 1B Minnesota Twins

Both Polanco and Kirilloff are getting that much closer to a return to the Twins. They will likely take over their respective roles in the lineup once they’re back. No timeline yet for when this will happen, but it’s close.

Justin Verlander – SP New York Mets

The five-day plan for Verlander will delay his return to the team. The plan for him is as follows: a bullpen session and then a live batting practice session on Sunday, followed by a rehab assignment next Friday (April 28). With this plan in place, even if everything goes according to plan, the earliest for a return would be the beginning of May.

Josh Donaldson – 3B New York Yankees

It’s discouraging that he is still feeling tightness in his hamstring. The team would be wise to take things slowly with Donaldson, so the next few days will be crucial.

Giancarlo Stanton – DH New York Yankees

With Stanton gone for six weeks, one has to wonder if a returning Donaldson would get DH opportunities for the team, given his injury concerns. Still, it’s a big blow to a team that could use his power.

Ramon Laureano – OF Oakland Athletics

Consider Laureano DTD, though he has missed two games in a row now.

Bryce Harper – DH Philadelphia Phillies, Ranger Suarez – SP Philadelphia Phillies

Suarez will throw live BP to the other, and both will get their first looks at a lefty vs lefty situation. It’s a nice progression for both who aim to return, albeit at different times. Suarez is a lot closer to a return than Harper.

Joe Musgrove – SP San Diego Padres

Be prepared.

Alex Wood – SP San Francisco Giants

Awful news as Wood injured himself fielding a bunt. It’s just another problem for the team to fix, as the Giants are already in a tough spot.

Andres Munoz – RP Seattle Mariners

No word yet on when the rehab will start, or with which affiliate. The earliest that Munoz can return is this Sunday.

Robbie Ray – SP Seattle Mariners

Not the best news, though Ray was expected to miss around one month of action. Still, the team and owners were hoping for better news. For now, they can take solace in knowing that his progression has been good, though slow.

Brendan Donovan – INF St. Louis Cardinals

Donovan is DTD with this minor issue.

Jeffrey Springs – SP Tampa Bay Rays

This makes him gone until late into the 2024 season and unlikely to be someone to be used in fantasy until the start of the 2025 season. Just awful news.

Tyler Glasnow – SP Tampa Bay Rays

Great news as owners can start to project their rosters and make room for him. Still, that’s about a month away, but at least the light at the end of the tunnel.

Jose Siri – OF Tampa Bay Rays

Siri is getting better, but he will need a rehab outing before returning. Great news, but don’t expect him back until he spends some time in the minor leagues.

Jacob deGrom – SP Texas Rangers

Fantastic news. There was some fear that deGrom would miss some time with wrist soreness, but those worries seem to be alleviated. Stay tuned.

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