Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Saturday, June 10, 2023.
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Lourdes Gurriel – OF Arizona Diamondbacks
He’s feeling better (right groin) and will be back soon. https://t.co/UX4QLimG5g
— Jody Jackson (@Jody_Jackson) June 10, 2023
Gurriel hasn’t played all week, but it looks like he’s still to be considered DTD and could return soon.
Ryan Mountcastle – 1B Baltimore Orioles
Ryan Mountcastle isn’t in the lineup vs. a LHP tonight because he’s feeling under the weather, Brandon Hyde said.
— Jacob Calvin Meyer (@jcalvinmeyer) June 9, 2023
The hope is that this isn’t serious and that Mountcastle can return at some point this weekend.
Chris Sale – SP Boston Red Sox
Chris Sale has a stress reaction in the scapula bone (shoulder blade). It will not require surgery, but will require rest and rehab. He’ll be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks.
— Sean McAdam (@Sean_McAdam) June 9, 2023
The injury to Sale was significant enough to transfer him to the 60-day IL, which means that he won’t be able to return until at least August 2. It’s good news, at the very least, that he won’t require surgery, but we’ll know more when he’s re-evaluated in about a month. All that being said, this leaves a hole in the Red Sox rotation, which could be filled by Kutter Crawford, Nick Pivetta, or Corey Kluber at various points in the season.
Eloy Jimenez – OF Chicago White Sox
Pedro Grifol said Eloy Jiménez will be down for 4-5 days but they’re looking to avoid the IL at this point. Described it as discomfort just below the left calf that came on over the course of the doubleheader.
— James Fegan (@JRFegan) June 9, 2023
This will essentially keep Jimenez out of the lineup until next week. Even worse, knowing his injury history, this could land him on the Injured List when that estimated timeframe is complete. Stay tuned, because there’s a chance the story has another level to it.
Graham Ashcraft – SP Cincinnati Reds
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 9, 2023
Ashcraft will miss at least two weeks after taking a comebacker on Thursday. He will likely need that time to recoup physically and mentally after struggling for the last little bit.
Akil Baddoo – OF Detroit Tigers
Baddoo hurt himself while running the bases on Friday. There weren’t any updates, but an IL-stint has yet to be ruled out. Stay tuned.
Yordan Alvarez – OF Houston Astros
We have placed OF Yordan Alvarez on the 10-day IL (right oblique discomfort). He will return to Houston for further evaluation.
— Houston Astros (@astros) June 9, 2023
The hope here is that Alvarez will only miss the minimum amount of time. That said, most oblique injuries do require additional time spent recovering. More will be known once he’s re-evaluated, but for now, he will miss just over a week.
Vinnie Pasquantino – 1B Kansas City Royals
Vinnie Pasquantino is day to day with shoulder soreness. #Royals will see how he feels tomorrow following treatment before determining next steps. While this is something Pasquantino has dealt with in the past, tonight was the first time he felt it this season, per Matt Quatraro.
— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) June 10, 2023
More will be known later today, but this isn’t promising. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him land on the Injured List. One has to wonder if Nick Pratto gets some time at first base in his absence.
Edward Olivares – OF Kansas City Royals
The Royals placed OF Edward Olivares on the restricted list and recalled Nate Eaton from Triple-A Omaha.
— Pete Grathoff (@pgrathoff) June 9, 2023
Olivares is dealing with a non-baseball situation and will hopefully be back soon.
Gio Urshela – INF Los Angeles Angels
Gio Urshela scratched from the lineup with lower back tightness
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) June 9, 2023
This is something to watch as the Angels’ utility player could miss time this weekend.
Ben Joyce – RP Los Angeles Angels
Ben Joyce is expected to go on the IL but they still won’t know the extent of his injury till he gets some tests tomorrow.
He felt some numbness in his fingers.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) June 10, 2023
Joyce also said that he feels tingling in his hand and his forearm as well. With him expected to go on the Injured List, it’s unclear whether or not it will be s short or extended trip. This doesn’t seem ideal.
Julio Urias – SP Los Angeles Dodgers
Julio Urías won’t start Sunday as planned, Dave Roberts said. Didn’t feel 100 percent after his bullpen yesterday. They’ll taxi someone and effectively run a bullpen game on Sunday — Gavin Stone isn’t an option this turn through, Roberts said.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) June 9, 2023
While this doesn’t sound good, it’s also noted that Urias has not been shut down from throwing, so it’s not a full setback. That said, he will be limited to flat-ground throwing and may have to do a reset in his recovery. Ardaya also suggested that a rehab assignment is likely in play now.
Jorge Polanco – 2B Minnesota Twins
Jorge Polanco is going for an MRI today in Toronto, Rocco Baldelli said.
"I think that'll tell us more hard information than us just kind of testing him, speculating. We don't want to run him or get him moving until we know what we're dealing with. … But it hasn't gone away."
— Betsy Helfand (@betsyhelfand) June 9, 2023
The injury that won’t go away will be tested and examined. It would seem likely that Polanco will end up on the Injured List at some point again this season, possibly now.
Pete Alonso – 1B New York Mets
After undergoing additional imaging, Pete Alonso has been diagnosed with a bone bruise and a sprain of his left wrist. He has been placed on the IL. A typical return to play for this type of injury is approximately 3-4 weeks.
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 9, 2023
The hope is that the timeline is minimal and that Alonso can return just after the All-Star Break.
Harrison Bader – OF New York Yankees
Aaron Boone isn't sure yet if Harrison Bader will start a rehab assignment next week. #Yankees
— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) June 9, 2023
Bader doesn’t appear ready to begin a rehab assignment, and his subsequent return looks to be delayed.
Carlos Rodon – SP New York Yankees
Rodon will test things out this Sunday and work on his secondaries. He will need to ramp things up too before heading out for an extended rehab assignment. All that said, things are looking good with another big day lined up on Sunday.
Aaron Judge – OF New York Yankees
This is a very minor update, but nonetheless, it is news. We’ll hopefully know more about Judge’s timeline within the week.
Alec Bohm – INF Philadelphia Phillies
Alec Bohm will not be activated tomorrow, Rob Thomson said. He is still feeling some soreness in his hamstring. He’ll rest today and then have a workout tomorrow. Team doesn’t consider it a setback.
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) June 9, 2023
For now, his tenuous return should be any day now, but it’s looking like there’s a chance it could be after this weekend.
Vince Velasquez – SP/RP Pittsburgh Pirates
Per sources: Vince Velasquez has undergone season-ending elbow surgery. More details to come.
— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) June 9, 2023
There wasn’t much else regarding this surgery, but some reports have him missing twelve months. Stay tuned.
J.D. Davis – 3B San Francsico Giants
Right hip tightness for Davis, per the Giants.
— Danny Emerman (@DannyEmerman) June 10, 2023
Consider Davis as DTD until we hear otherwise.
Joey Bart – C San Francsico Giants
Giants brought Joey Bart here to go through a workout before they decide next steps. He has been rehabbing with Triple-A Sacramento.
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) June 9, 2023
The anticipation was that Bart would return to the lineup this week, but it looks as if that won’t be happening.
Lars Nootbar – OF St. Louis Cardinals
Lars Nootbaar took some light swings off a tee yesterday but is still feeling a little discomfort, and he’s not going to be pushed until he’s pain free. Likely still a bit off.
— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) June 9, 2023
Not ideal, but nothing overly concerning just yet. There should be updates over the next few days to see what will happen next. The Cardinals are deep in the OF and likely won’t rush back Nootbar.