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Fantrax Injury Report: May 18, 2023 – Machado’s hand is worse than expected

Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Thursday, May 18, 2023.

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Alex Verdugo – OF Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have a day off today, and manager Alex Cora did say after the game that Verdigo should be fine for Friday. Stay tuned for more.

Adam Duvall – OF Boston Red Sox

This would be great for everyone involved as Duvall was on fire before getting injured. He has performed in on-field drills and no longer wears a cast/splint. While Duvall himself is aiming for that date, it remains to be seen if that’s a possibility.

Garrett Whitlock – SP Boston Red Sox

All of that sounds great, and he will likely return to the Red Sox following that Triple-A start this Sunday. Look for him to pitch for Boston in approximately one week.

Cody Bellinger – OF Chicago Cubs

Bellinger was not used in that game, but the hope remains for him to return Friday. Stay tuned.

Yasmani Grandal – C Chicago White Sox

Grandal came into camp in the best shape of his life. Despite that fact, he can’t seem to stay healthy. There’s no word yet on if he will stay off of the Injured List.

Liam Hendriks – RP Chicago White Sox

There have been some rumblings of him being activated next week, but it’s pure speculation. The only person who knows when he’ll be in Chicago is Hendriks himself, and that’s okay. It’s all about how his body responds.

Eloy Jimenez – OF Chicago White Sox

The last thing anyone wants to do is have Jimenez return any sooner than he should. An appendectomy is a serious procedure.

Nick Lodolo – SP Cincinnati Reds

This unfortunately means that Lodolo’s time away from the game will likely be longer than anticipated. There will be a very important MRI in two weeks to hopefully determine and discover some healing.

Triston McKenzie – SP Cleveland Guardians

This will likely be the first of many rehab starts, as McKenzie has yet to pitch in 2023. Given the team’s depth right now, they should not be in a rush to get him ready on the mound.

Jose Altuve – 2B Houston Astros

Be prepared.

Ryan Yarbrough – SP Kansas City Royals

While it’s unfortunate that he will miss an extended time, the more cautious the team is the better. It’s best to take things slowly to ensure that Yarbrough is 100% better before returning.

Dustin May – SP Los Angeles Dodgers

The UCL doesn’t seem to be affected right now, and a PRP injection will assist in the healing process. The team will undoubtedly place May on the 15-day Injured List, but it’s quite possible he goes on the 60-day one as well. With surgery being an option if it doesn’t heal, this could mark the end of May’s 2023 season.

Christian Yelich – OF Milwaukee Brewers

It’s still unlikely that Yelich goes to the Injured List, but time will tell. As he said, he’s had way, way worse.

Minnesota Twins – Team Update

What a disastrous day for the team. Gordon has struggled at the plate all year, and this setback makes it hard to get back on track. Good news for Gallo here, but he’ll likely miss some time while it all heals. Polanco’s injury should keep him out of the lineup for multiple days, but he may need time on the Injured List. All of this makes it possible for Edourard Julien to get called back up to the Twins.

Manny Machado – SS San Diego Padres

Bad news here for Machado, as the fracture could ultimately lead to time lost on the Injured List. There will be more updates today and tomorrow, and hopefully, Melvin is right.

Dylan Carlson – OF St. Louis Cardinals

After about a week of sitting on the sidelines, Carlson didn’t make enough progress to warrant a return without a trip to the Injured List. It’s likely a minimum stay, but anything is possible.

Tyler O’Neill – OF St. Louis Cardinals

O’Neill wasn’t progressing as well as hoped, so he will need more time to get better before rehab.

Tyler Glasnow – SP Tampa Bay Rays

There’s no word on if this is the final start before a return, but he’s likely getting close regardless.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1B Toronto Blue Jays

Great news here, as Guerrero should be back in the lineup sooner rather than later. He’s DTD and will return when he’s better.

Joey Meneses – 1B Washington Nationals

The Meneses family welcomed their son Joseph to the world just recently. Amazing news.

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