Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
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Ramon Urias – INF Baltimore Orioles
Ramón Urias’ hamstring is improving, and he hopes to be ready to play when club comes back from its next road trip in 10 days. #Orioles
— Rich DubroffMLB (@RichDubroffMLB) May 16, 2023
The word hope is the key here, as he is hoping. When we find out more information, we can get a clearer sense of where he is in his development.
Enrique Hernandez – INF/OF Boston Red Sox
-Yu Chang was taking grounders today and has been swinging the bat. He’s ahead of schedule with his rehab
-Kiké Hernandez will be back in the lineup tomorrow
-Schreiber had an MRI and they’re still waiting on results
— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) May 16, 2023
The good news is that he won’t require a trip to the Injured List. Hernandez will look to get his season on track starting today.
Cody Bellinger – OF Chicago Cubs
Bellinger hurt himself by making an incredible catch at the wall on Monday. He missed last night’s game, but it looks like he’s not going to the Injured List.
Kyle Hendricks – SP Chicago Cubs
Kyle Hendricks is here in Houston for his bullpen tomorrow. David Ross said the plan is for Hendricks to make his next start with Triple-A Iowa.
— Maddie Lee (@maddie_m_lee) May 16, 2023
There was speculation that Hendricks might replace Wesneski in the rotation, but for now, it would appear that’s not the case.
Liam Hendriks – RP Chicago White Sox
Pedro Grifol said Liam Hendriks, who faced one batter in a planned “partial” outing Sunday, will pitch again Thursday.
“We’ll play it outing by outing. It could be that he feels great, it could be another week. There’s no blueprint for this, so we’re going day by day with him.”
— Vinnie Duber (@VinnieDuber) May 16, 2023
There were some rumblings about him being back by last weekend, but that was put on hold. Now, there’s a chance that he could return for this weekend. All that beings said, his velocity is down from where it’s normally been, so that might be a reason to keep him back. Stay tuned.
Eloy Jimenez – OF Chicago White Sox
Eloy Jiménez cleared to “start doing some stuff,” per Pedro Grifol, is running, could be swinging by week’s end.
“If he keeps going the way he’s progressing, we’re looking for him to join us sooner rather than later. We’ll keep assessing this. But he’s on a good pace right now.”
— Vinnie Duber (@VinnieDuber) May 16, 2023
Nothing new here, as again Jimenez is on the Injured List with the possibility of an early return. All bias aside, this is good news for Jimenez owners everywhere that he could be back sooner than expected.
Josh Naylor – 1B Cleveland Guardians
Josh Naylor left the game with left leg tightness.
— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) May 17, 2023
There wasn’t much about this injury, other than he left with tightness. He may have hurt himself while stretching for an out, but that’s just speculation. There will be more information today.
Jose Ramirez – 3B Cleveland Guardians
Brayan Rocchio called up to replace José Ramírez, who’s going on the bereavement list
— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) May 16, 2023
The team will be without Ramirez while he grieves with his family.
Lance McCullers Jr. – SP Houston Astros
Lance McCullers Jr. threw a 37-pitch bullpen session today. There’s a chance he could face hitters in a live BP this weekend, but that’s still to be determined. His velocity was up to 92 on the fastball and 88-89 with the cutter.
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) May 16, 2023
The team could use the services of McCullers Jr., but he continues to progress slowly. That said, he’s moving forward in a positive direction so that’s something to keep in mind.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. – OF Miami Marlins
Skip Schumaker says Jazz will miss approximately 4-6 weeks.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) May 16, 2023
The timeline for recovery is for Chisholm’s turf toe. It’s unclear as to whether or not he will require surgery, but the initial diagnosis is not a good one. The team will mix and match their messy outfield in the meantime, but this is a big blow to the team.
Christian Yelich – OF Milwaukee Brewers
No Christian Yelich tonight against a lefty. Counsell mentioned he was experiencing some back tightness last night. https://t.co/Gv9j2aLw0W
— Curt Hogg (@CyrtHogg) May 16, 2023
For now, Yelich remains DTD, but we shall see if a trip to the Injured List is in the cards. It would seem unlikely for him to miss significant time.
Wade Miley – SP Milwaukee Brewers
Wade Miley will return to Milwaukee for more testing and to see team doctors. He’ll go on the injured list, Craig Counsell said.
— Sophia Minnaert (@SophiaMinnaert) May 17, 2023
It’s unclear as to who will replace Miley in the rotation.
Mason Miller – SP Oakland Athletics
Mason Miller has been diagnosed with a mild UCL sprain after a visit with Dr. Keith Meister. He will resume throwing when asymptomatic and A’s are hopeful he will pitch again this season.
— Martín Gallegos (@MartinJGallegos) May 16, 2023
There’s that word “hopeful” again. The difference here is that he is not expected to pitch again this season, as hope could mean that he won’t. That said, this could also be one of those situations where Miller comes back late in September to get a handful of stats under his belt to build with for next year. All of that is speculation, but the fact is that he won’t pitch for a while. Redraft leagues without Injured List spots should strongly consider him a drop going forward.
Vince Velasquez – SP Pittsburgh Pirates
Notes from Derek Shelton's pregame availability:
Rob Zastryzny will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis tonight.
Vince Velasquez threw live batting practice (3 IP, 45 pitches) yesterday in Bradenton. Expected to rehab in Indy later this week.
— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) May 16, 2023
Good news for Velasquez here. The way that Luis Ortiz is pitching, Velasquez should have a spot in the rotation when he is healthy.
Seth Lugo – SP San Diego Padres
Seth Lugo strained his calf running to cover first on the final out of the second. Bob Melvin says it’s unlikely he makes his next start.
— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) May 17, 2023
The team has options, but we shall see who replaces Lugo for that missed start.
Manny Machado – 3B San Diego Padres
Padres manager Bob Melvin provides an update on Manny Machado, after Machado was hit by a pitch in the hand last night.
Melvin when asked if Machado going on the injured list is a concern: “Not as we sit here right now, nope.” pic.twitter.com/Gm9so2bbbr
— 97.3 The Fan (@973TheFanSD) May 16, 2023
Manager Melvin doesn’t think that Machado will miss time, and isn’t overly concerned. This comes with the team having a day off tomorrow too, which essentially gives him a handful of days to recover. He has a lot of pain tolerance and there is no swelling, but he couldn’t grip a bat. He could be back today, but ideally on Friday.
Tyler Glasnow – SP Tampa Bay Rays
Tyler Glasnow’s Triple-A rehab start on Tuesday:
4 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 9:1 K:BB
62% whiff rate lmao 😂 pic.twitter.com/LOARGb54FF
— Brendan Tuma (@toomuchtuma) May 17, 2023
To say that Glasnow was on point Tuesday would be an understatement.
Corey Seager – SS Texas Rangers
Corey Seager has a stomach bug, and #Rangers won’t activate him until that has cleared. He would gave been activated Monday had he been healthy.
— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilsonTXR) May 16, 2023
As soon as his stomach bug clears, Seager should be in the Texas lineup.
Jacob deGrom – SP Texas Rangers
Jacob deGrom threw a light bullpen today, so that’s a step forward
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) May 16, 2023
A step forward, for sure, but a very small one. The team has said that they will take things very cautiously with deGrom, and this is an indication of that statement. It’s looking like another three weeks before he returns, but even that could be jumping the gun.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1B Toronto Blue Jays
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. left the game with right knee discomfort and is going for an MRI. Just spoke to him – he’s hopeful it’s nothing but doesn’t know yet. #Bluejays
— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness) May 17, 2023
This is the same knee that cost Guerrero Jr. time during the spring. The team was extremely cautious with him then, and will likely be just as cautious now. More will be known after today’s MRI, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him miss at least a few days if not ten days on the Injured List.