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Fantrax Injury Report: March 31, 2023 – Altuve, Hendriks, and Harper back early?

Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Friday, March 31, 2023.

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MLB Injury Report for March 30

Max Fried – SP Atlanta Braves

Fried suffered a hamstring strain while covering first base in the season opener. It will be interesting to see how the Braves cover this situation, given their rotation depth and current situation.

Liam Hendriks – RP Chicago White Sox

Hendriks was originally slated to miss the entire 2023 season, but news has come out that he is responding well to treatment. He himself has said that he wants to return sometime in June, so perhaps this is their way of honoring that. Either way, it’s encouraging to see him continue to fight and be strong.


Daniel Bard – RP Colorado Rockies

This is an unfortunate development for him, as mental health is something serious. It’s one thing to be unwell physically, but without mental health, the rest of the body can’t perform to its capacity. There is no timetable for his return. The Rockies’ closer situation is amess until he returns. Look for someone from Pierce Johnson, Brad Hand, or Dinelson Lamet to emerge.

Jose Altuve – 2B Houston Astros

Interesting development here, as Altuve was placed on the 10-day Injured List, rather than the 60-day one. Time will tell, but that was a bold move by the team, nonetheless.

Luis Urias – INF Milwaukee Brewers

No word yet on the severity of the issue. Look for Brian Anderson to step in and take over third base if need be. Another option is Owen Miller. The team will send word as soon as they know.

Jorge Polanco – 2B Minnesota Twins

The Twins have also said that it’s important to note that Polanco hasn’t yet had a Spring-like ramp up. Therefore, he needs to get his timing and mechanics in check. It’s looking like he’ll need most of April to get himself right.

Alex Kirilloff – 1B Minnesota Twins

Encouraging in the sense that he may not be gone for too much longer. Kirilloff will likely be out for most of April before coming back and being their everyday first baseman.

Justin Verlander – SP New York Mets

Verlander has suffered a low-grade teres major strain. This could be upwards of eight weeks worth of time at its worst. It’s similar to what Triston McKenzie is going through, though speculation is that this isn’t as severe. That said, he will continue to throw at a moderate intensity until he is re-examined next week.

Rhys Hoskins – 1B Philadelphia Phillies

And so the road to recovery begins. Even at the seven-month minimum, that would put him at the end of October for a return. Look to Darick Hall to take over for the team at first base.

Bryce Harper – OF Philadelphia Phillies

This opens the door for a May return. Stay tuned.

Willson Contreras – C St. Louis Cardinals

X-rays came back negative, but he will get an MRI nonetheless. Consider him DTD for now.

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