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Fantrax Injury Report – March 26, 2023 – Wander Worries

Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Sunday, March 26, 2023.

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MLB Injury Report for March 26

Eddie Rosario – OF Atlanta Braves

The issue that sidelined Rosario on Friday has extended itself into Saturday. Both he and the team expect him back sooner rather than later.

James Paxton – SP Boston Red Sox

It sounds like Paxton has a long way to go before returning to pitch for the team. With the season starting this Thursday, he obviously won’t be ready for that. Barring setbacks, it might be weeks before he’s close.

Garrett Whitlock – SP Boston Red Sox

Another great spring outing for Whitlock, who is now comfortably up to 63 pitches thrown. He will continue to build on that when he pitches in Triple-A, beginning this Friday.

Brayan Bello – SP Boston Red Sox

Like the aforementioned Red Sox pitchers, Bello is also ramping himself up to pitch as a starter. He is slightly behind Whitlock in terms of workload readiness but appears to be on track to debut in April as well.

Kenley Jansen – RP Boston Red Sox

Today will be an important day for him. He needs to get on track pitch-wise but also, more importantly, health-wise. Great to read that it was not an afib-related illness from Friday.

Nico Hoerner – SS Chicago Cubs

Cautious and precautionary, Hoerner needs an additional day of rest before coming back. Here’s hoping there’s nothing more.

Jurickson Profar – OF Colorado Rockies

While it’s good to know that Profar’s delay is not injury-related, it’s concerning nonetheless. Nobody knows how close to being game-ready Profar is, and he may need some time once this is settled to get there. For now, here’s hoping the legalities of this situation get sorted out.

Matthew Boyd – SP Detroit Tigers

The Tigers wanted to give some relievers a look while also giving Boyd an extra day’s rest. Two birds, one stone. Boyd has had a terrific spring and looks to bounce back in a big way. Health will be the key to that.

Michael Brantley – OF Houston Astros

For weeks we weren’t sure if he’d be ready for Opening Day, yet there was positive speculation that he would be. Now, it all comes together as he will miss time to start the season. This doesn’t necessarily sound quick. He could be a candidate to miss an entire month.

Kyle Tucker – OF Houston Astros

Tucker was set to return yesterday but needed an extra day’s rest. Regardless of if he’s in there today, he is likely ready for Opening Day.

Hunter Brown – SP Houston Astros

There’s a good chance that Brown begins the year on the Injured List, which would cost him the first two weeks of the season.

David Fletcher – 2B/SS Los Angeles Angels

While his absence is precautionary, it stops any momentum he had of coming back healthy and ready this year. While it’s still possible that he’s ready for Opening Day, there’s a chance, with setbacks, that he’s delayed.

Luis Urias – 2B Milwaukee Brewers

Fingers crossed this is a minor setback and that Urias can get back to playing baseball.

Jorge Polanco – 2B Minnesota Twins

No word on how the session fielding grounders went for him went, but perhaps no news is good news. Regardless, Tuesday seems like an important date for Polanco, as it might define how lengthy of an absence he’s going to have.

Ranger Suarez – SP Philadelphia Phillies

Not having a timetable for what’s next isn’t a good thing. While it’s positive that he’s feeling better, this is still a concerning development. Matt Strahm will likely take his spot in the rotation.

Drew Pomeranz – RP San Diego Padres

Pomeranz had a setback earlier this month. He’ll look to right the ship sometime in April or May.

Juan Soto – OF San Diego Padres

The Padres are taking the slow and conservative approach with Soto, which makes sense. He’s likely ready for Opening Day, but anything could happen.

Austin Nola – C San Diego Padres

First, he took one on the nose for a fracture, and now a foul tip on an exposed hand. Here’s hoping that the old adage of bad things happening in groups of three isn’t true. More updates to follow.

Joe Musgrove – SP San Diego Padres

Remarkable news. He’s worked hard to get to this point and the hope is that these dates come true for him.

Alex Cobb – SP San Francisco Giants

This is definitely something to monitor in the coming days. It will be interesting to see how his body responds after yesterday’s bullpen session.

J.P. Crawford – SS Seattle Mariners

Consider him DTD and all but ready for Opening Day.

Wander Franco – SS Tampa Bay Rays

This same injury has plagued him before and it’s worrisome that it’s happening again. While we don’t want to place an “injury-prone” label on him just yet, we’re at least finding ourselves a marker to prepare ourselves. For now, he was a precautionary exit and nothing more.

Glen Otto – SP Texas Rangers, Jake Odorizzi – SP Texas Rangers

The Rangers have a big problem with pitching depth, and this is not ideal at all. Both were slated to be long-relief options while the rotation was healthy. With so much volatility among their starters, any problems could force the team’s hand at a trade or an all-too-early call-up. As for Otto and Odorizzi, having two 60-day IL pitchers this early is awful news.

Mitch White – SP/RP Toronto Blue Jays

After dealing all throughout the spring, this is discouraging. It’s possible that his hitting 94 mph in his latest outing was the culprit. It’s always key to see how one’s body responds to these sorts of things. White is likely heading to the Injured List.

Brandon Belt – 1B

Belt should be fine for Opening Day.

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1 Comment
  1. Brian says

    Thanks for the info. Yordan and his hand injury – what are realistic fears for him? Could it be nothing and have no impact?

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