Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Tuesday, June 6, 2023.
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Max Fried – SP Atlanta Braves
The #Braves today claimed INF Lucas Williams off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett. To make room on the 40-man roster, Atlanta transferred LHP Max Fried to the 60-day injured list.
The club today also optioned RHP Michael Soroka to the…
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 5, 2023
The move was done to free up a roster spot and not because of a setback. Fried is not eligible to return until the beginning of July.
Trevor Story – 2B/SS Boston Red Sox
Alex Cora did not rule out Trevor Story coming back before he is able to play defense.
— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) June 5, 2023
This insinuation doesn’t change the original timeline of Story potentially returning later this summer. He is scheduled to meet with the team to narrow down a timeline and a guide within the next week or so. We should have more information then.
Adam Duvall – OF Boston Red Sox
Adam Duvall back in Red Sox clubhouse. More rehab games set for this week, but he believes he’s in line to be activated Friday when he’s eligible to return from 60-day IL.
— Sean McAdam (@Sean_McAdam) June 5, 2023
Once we get clarification from the team, we should all start preparing our rosters for the subsequent move. While the specific day may change, the fact is that Duvall will be ready within the week.
Nick Senzel – OF Cincinnati Reds
Nick Senzel (knee) scratched Monday.
— Underdog MLB (@Underdog__MLB) June 5, 2023
Consider Senzel DTD until we are told something else.
Eduardo Rodriguez – SP Detroit Tigers, Alex Faedo – SP Detroit Tigers
LHP Eduardo Rodriguez will see a Philadelphia-based finger specialist tomorrow. He might split an Uber with RHP Alex Faedo, who will be seeing the same specialist.
— Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) June 5, 2023
In short, Rodriguez will visit the doctor for a ruptured A4 pulley in his throwing hand while Faedo’s appointment will be for a fingernail. We should have updates on both later today.
Jose Altuve – 2B Houston Astros
Jose Altuve is taking infield right now and Dusty Baker said he’s doing a lot better. Sounds as if Altuve won’t play tomorrow, but more than likely return on Wednesday, Baker said.
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) June 5, 2023
Altuve will miss one more game, but return on Wednesday. That’s assuming there are no setbacks.
Miami Marlins – Team Update
#Marlins injury updates:
-Johnny Cueto live BP Tuesday in Jupiter
-Nance scheduled to restart throwing program this week
-Rogers’ next outing this weekend with Triple A; 6 innings
-Jazz follow up appt with foot specialist on Wednesday
— Jordan McPherson (@J_McPherson1126) June 5, 2023
Cueto looks to return from multiple setbacks and will advance to live BP. His return seems tenuous given that he’s faltered before. Rogers is aiming to return soon and if he can throw six innings, chances are the big leagues are what’s next. We should know more about Chisholm Jr.’s status after this appointment, as the first step will be to have his walking boot removed.
Milwaukee Brewers – Team Update
It's a big week for rehab assignments for Brewers on the IL. Tentatively:
Adames: Moves up to Nashville on Tuesday & Wednesday.
Lauer: Nashville start on Tuesday.
Winker: Nashville beginning Wednesday.
Bush: Nashville middle of the week.
Miley: Biloxi start on Sunday.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) June 5, 2023
It’s the week of rehab assignments for the Brewers to manage. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Adames and Winker back in Milwaukee this time next week. Meanwhile, the three starters will likely need more time than that in order to get themselves back to the Brewers. That said, all of this is great news for a team that’s been ailing.
Carlos Rodon – SP New York Yankees
Carlos Rodon will face hitters on Wednesday, per Boone.
— Greg Joyce (@GJoyce9) June 4, 2023
Excellent news. Facing live batters is a big hurdle, and Rodon will tackle it tomorrow. Whether or not he’s successful is another story, but the fact that he’s ready to do so is good. As it stands, he may be past his back and forearm issues as he ramps himself back up to game shape. That said, he’s by no means to be considered not a health risk as these issues could creep up again and cost him the rest of the season. Tread lightly.
Xander Bogaerts – SS San Diego Padres
Bogaerts hoping for tomorrow.
He says surgery is not something that’s needed even as a long-term fix.
The cortisone shot knocked out what he was dealing with in spring training.
Then he got hit by a pitch by Spencer Strider and it’s too soon to get another.
— Jeff Sanders (@sdutSanders) June 5, 2023
According to this report, Bogaerts is saying that what was bothering him in the spring was gone after his cortisone shot. That’s great to hear that the shot did what it was supposed to do. However, he got HBP by Strider on April 18, and it is now June 6. What was he doing all this time to help alleviate and fix the pain?
Trent Grisham – OF San Diego Padres
Trent Grisham was a late scratch with lower back spasms, the team says. Fernando Tatis Jr. starts in center for the first time this season. He made seven starts there in 2021. Brandon Dixon slots into Tatis' spot in right and will bat ninth.
— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) June 6, 2023
Consider Grisham DTD until otherwise told.
Andres Munoz – RP Seattle Mariners
Assume we see Munoz on Tuesday and murfee by the weekend https://t.co/BvzR8BqNOT
— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 5, 2023
The expectation (and hope) is that Munoz returns today. He has looked good in his rehab.
Brandon Lowe – 2B Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have placed INF Brandon Lowe on the 10-Day Injured List (retro to 6/4) with low back inflammation and recalled INF Vidal Bruján from Triple-A Durham.
— Rays Communications (@RaysPR) June 5, 2023
The injury doesn’t sound too serious, and the hope is that Lowe will return soon. He did go through back injuries last year, so this is a disappointing development.
Jacob deGrom – SP Texas Rangers
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 5, 2023
The move was primarily done to free up a roster spot but ultimately does bring up concerns. Despite the fact that he apparently turned the corner in his development, he will not be eligible to return until the end of June. Even that, though, seems tepid, as the team will undoubtedly take things slowly with their ace.
Danny Jansen – C Toronto Blue Jays
— Rob Longley (@longleysunsport) June 5, 2023
If Jansen needs one, a rehab outing would likely be happening shortly.