Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Sunday, June 4, 2023.
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MLB Injury Report
Gunnar Henderson – INF Baltimore Orioles
Gunnar Henderson’s lower back discomfort has been a lingering issue in recent days, Brandon Hyde said, and he was removed as a precaution. “He’ll be fine,” Hyde said.
— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) June 4, 2023
The most interesting part of this news is that his back problems have been lingering. This is the first we’ve heard of it and it’s something to monitor. There could be an Injury List designation in the cards, but for now, consider him DTD.
Justin Steele – SP Chicago Cubs
Cubs put Justin Steele (left forearm strain) on 15-day IL, retro June 1
They recall C Miguel Amaya.
— Maddie Lee (@maddie_m_lee) June 3, 2023
The injury has been diagnosed as mild, so it would appear that he’s avoided a major injury. That said, there’s a possibility that this IL-stint lasts longer than the 15-day minimum. Hayden Wesneski will take Steele’s place in the rotation for now.
TJ Friedl – OF Cincinnati Reds, Nick Lodolo – SP Cincinnati Reds
The #Reds today selected the contract of OF T.J. Hopkins from Triple-A Louisville, placed OF TJ Friedl (left hamstring strain) on the 10-day injured list retro to Wednesday and transferred LHP Nick Lodolo to the 60-day injured list. pic.twitter.com/24II9DMxQz
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 3, 2023
Friedl hasn’t played since Tuesday and has already begun running, so he may not need more than ten days. As for Lodolo, this move makes mid-July the earliest that he can return.
Amed Rosario – SS Cleveland Guardians
Amed Rosario left tonight's game with left knee soreness. https://t.co/TDIBnrC6kj
— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) June 4, 2023
For now, Rosario’s status should be considered DTD until we’re told otherwise. The Guardians have Monday off, so he may take today off as well for a mini two-day break.
Alex Faedo – SP Detroit Tigers
The Tigers have placed RHP Alex Faedo on the 15-day injured list with right middle finger discomdort.
The placement is retroactive to May 31.
— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) June 3, 2023
This doesn’t seem to be an overly serious injury and possibly something that can be fixed over the next fifteen days.
Jose Altuve – 2B Houston Astros
Kyle Tucker and Jose Altuve are not in the Astros’ lineup today. Tucker is healthy, but Dusty Baker said Altuve “felt something in his oblique” during a swing last night and the Astros are holding him out as a precaution.
— Danielle Lerner (@danielle_lerner) June 3, 2023
The team is managing the situation here because obliques can be tricky to contain. It’s unclear if Altuve will require an IL-stint, but he may miss a handful of games while he figures things out.
Trayce Thompson – OF Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodgers are calling up outfield prospect Jonny DeLuca, sources tell The Athletic.
The Agoura Hills native is expected to take Trayce Thompson’s spot with Thompson going on the IL with a strained oblique.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) June 4, 2023
Thompson’s struggles have been evident all season, but really came to fruition with an 0-for-39 drought. He hurt himself on a check swing and will miss at least ten days.
Avisail Garcia – OF Miami Marlins
Avisail García had a minor setback and he’s returning to Miami to be evaluated.
— Daniel Álvarez-Montes (@DanielAlvarezEE) June 3, 2023
Garcia looked to be ready to return from his rehab assignment, but this will postpone it indefinitely. Stay tuned for more details.
Tyrone Taylor – OF Milwaukee Brewers
1B Darin Ruf placed on the 10-day injured list with a right knee laceration.
OF Tyrone Taylor placed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow sprain, retroactive to June 2.
OF Blake Perkins recalled and 1B Jon Singleton selected from Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/8EN9S3ZfhI
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 3, 2023
Taylor’s injury is a recurring one that could result in a long absence. There’s been no update, other than he will need time away from the team.
Carlos Correa – SS Minnesota Twins
Carlos Correa hit on the field and felt good. But when he tried to run and test his sore foot, still felt tightness. #MNTwins would like stay away from him tonight.
— DanHayesMLB (@DanHayesMLB) June 3, 2023
Everything above the feet felt great, as it should, but running was near impossible to do. There was no word on if he felt improved or not, but the fact remains that he is in pain. It wouldn’t be surprising if he needed to go on the Injured List.
Joey Gallo – OF Minnesota Twins
Joey Gallo is headed to the injured list with a hamstring strain. Kyle Garlick has been recalled. Several upcoming LHPs to face Twins is why Garlick got call over Matt Wallner. #MNTwins
— DanHayesMLB (@DanHayesMLB) June 3, 2023
Gallo has been suffering from injuries all season but has largely avoided the Injury List. This time, he will need at least ten days before returning.
Trevor Larnach – OF Minnesota Twins
Meanwhile, there's a jersey at Trevor Larnach's locker though he's supposedly still on rehab with @StPaulSaints in Buffalo. FWIW: Garlick caught a 6:45 am flight connecting through Chicago that got in 10 ish. So Larnach could get here for a day game tomorrow if needed. #MNTwins
— Patrick Borzi (@BorzMN) June 3, 2023
Looks like Larnach could be back with the team soon.
Gerrit Cole – SP New York Yankees
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 4, 2023
Cole left after 80 pitches, and the only real news we have is that it was due to cramps. He didn’t really discuss it much here, other than that he took a hydration test and that he was in the cold tub. All that considered, perhaps this is just a minor injury and he’s DTD with the likelihood of making his next start on time.
Chris Bassitt – SP Toronto Blue Jays
The #BlueJays have placed Chris Bassitt on the paternity list and recalled Jay Jackson.
For roster purposes, this essentially gives the team an additional bullpen arm for up to 3 days, then Bassitt returns for his next start.
— Keegan Matheson (@KeeganMatheson) June 3, 2023
The best is wished for Bassitt and his family.
Stephen Strasburg – SP Washington Nationals
Stephen Strasburg is completely shut down from physical activity again and is dealing with "severe nerve damage," as three people familiar with his situation put it.
More on his grim outlook here: https://t.co/B0aZrqa1zZ
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) June 3, 2023
This is not the state that anyone would want to be in, and it’s looking very ominous. This could very well be the end of the road for a pitcher who was so dominant when he was healthy and on the mound. Since he helped the Nationals win the World Series, Strasburg has not been the same pitcher and just hasn’t been able to stay healthy.