Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Sunday, June 25, 2023.
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MLB Injury Report
Sean Murphy – C Atlanta Braves
Brian Snitker said the Braves are targeting Sunday for Sean Murphy’s return to the lineup behind the plate.
— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) June 24, 2023
Here’s hoping it actually happens and we can put this saga behind us.
James Paxton – SP Boston Red Sox
James Paxton said he thinks he’ll be good to make his next start. He also felt the soreness in his last start in Minnesota
— Christopher Smith (@SmittyOnMLB) June 24, 2023
Given Paxton’s extensive injury history, any and all doubt this happens is understandable. For now, consider him DTD, though a trip to the Injured List should not be surprising.
Codi Heuer – RP Chicago Cubs, Brandon Hughes – RP Chicago Cubs
Both pitchers will be out for a long time with injuries that are concerning. Heuer was returning from Tommy John surgery and was in immense pain when he threw his last pitch. He immediately grasped at his elbow while bent over looking quite hurt. As for Hughes, he has already been on the Injured List twice this season for at knee, and this third time will ultimately require an extended absence.
Ben Lively – SP Cincinnati Reds
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 24, 2023
First, Lively’s start today was scratched, and now this. An already depleted Reds’ rotation must dig deeper to fill yet another void.
Eduardo Rodriguez – SP Detroit Tigers
Eduardo Rodríguez said his body, arm and injured finger felt fantastic. He was very encouraged by today's live BP.
— Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) June 24, 2023
This is very encouraging news here. Perhaps the finger is feeling much better and has healed much sooner than expected. Rodriguez threw 50 pitches here over three simulated innings. He may start a rehab assignment soon.
Riley Greene – OF Detroit Tigers, Akil Baddoo – OF Detroit Tigers
Riley Greene and Akil Baddoo taking BP on the field. It looked like Greene did straight-line sprints at full speed today. Guessing he's really close to a rehab assignment. Baddoo, too, though the quad injury is a little trickier.
— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) June 24, 2023
Greene and Baddoo seem to be progressing well here, with Greene being the one that’ll seemingly be ready first.
Jose Urquidy – SP Houston Astros
José Urquidy threw a 25-pitch bullpen today at Dodger Stadium and said his velocity was 88-89 mph. He expects to throw two more next week before facing hitters.
— Matt Kawahara (@matthewkawahara) June 24, 2023
With the plan being a few more bullpen sessions before live hitters, Urquidy could begin a rehab session just around the All-Star Break. He likely won’t be back until late July or early August.
Anthony Rendon – 3B Los Angeles Angels
Anthony Rendon is playing catch on the field. Nevin said Rendon’s wrist continues to feel better.
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) June 24, 2023
While Rendon’s wrist continues to make progress, it’s still concerning given that he’s eligible to return tomorrow and this is all that he’s been able to do. The chances of him needing a rehab assignment increase with every day that he doesn’t come close to playing.
Max Muncy – INF Los Angeles Dodgers
— Matthew Moreno (@Matthew__Moreno) June 24, 2023
Noah Syndergaard – SP Los Angeles Dodgers
Noah Syndergaard just finished throwing to hitters off the Dodger Stadium mound. pic.twitter.com/XXmCqVAC21
— Jim_Alexander (@Jim_Alexander) June 24, 2023
Syndergaard has been on the Injured List for over two weeks with a blister issue and is only now beginning to throw to batters. The idea behind going on the Injured List was to reset his mind and body and his season. He will likely need a rehab assignment due to the fact that he has been off for so long.
Byron Buxton – OF Minnesota Twins
Buxton aggravated a season-long issue in his back. Tried to test it out swinging but couldn't stay in the game.
Rocco: "He seems to already be feeling a little bit better right now. We’ll see how in the morning just how he’s doing."
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) June 25, 2023
We should find out soon if Buxton will be playing today. We may not know yet if he’ll need a trip to the Injured List.
Jeff McNeil – OF New York Mets
Jeff McNeil is dealing with a sore left wrist suffered during last night's game. It's not certain if he'll be available off the bench today.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 24, 2023
McNeil did not play yesterday and it’s unclear if he’ll be ready today. Stay tuned.
Aaron Judge – OF New York Yankees
For the first time, Aaron Judge told reporters he tore a ligament in his toe. Previously, the team just said it was a sprain. Judge also said he still has pain while he walks.
— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) June 24, 2023
Ugh, not ideal at all. This is a significant blow to the hops of Yankees fans and fantasy owners everywhere. The fact that Judge still feels pain when he walks is terrible news. One should expect him back at some point this summer, but it’s a very vague outlook. It’s an injury that doesn’t happen too often, if at all. He is a big and tall man who needs to be able to move around and use his foot. We will hopefully know more about a timeline in the upcoming days.
Andres Munoz – RP Seattle Mariners
Munoz left the game because he was light-headed. Got checked out by doctors here at the park. Servais said he thinks he will be fine.
— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) June 24, 2023
This is good news, considering how scary the other options could have been. Consider Munoz DTD for now and he should be back soon.
Nolan Gorman – 2B St. Louis Cardinals, Jordan Hicks – RP St. Louis Cardinals
#STLCards slugger Nolan Gorman is battling an illness, but will likely be available to pinch hit.
Jordan Hicks, who evolved into the closer after the Cards lost Ryan Helsley, is also suffering from an illness and might not be available today. He is not at the ballpark yet.
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) June 24, 2023
Both players are likely out for today’s game. Be sure to check your lineups before the opening pitch.
Jack Flaherty – SP St. Louis Cardinals
Jack Flaherty won’t start Sunday here due to hip discomfort. #stlcards list start as TBD currently.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) June 24, 2023
Consider Flaherty DTD for now until we’re told it’ll be an extensive injury.
Shane McLanahan – SP Tampa Bay Rays
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) June 24, 2023
All of this stems from what is believed to have been a precautionary early exit during his last start. It would seem like McLanahan will be able to make his next start unless we’re told otherwise soon.