Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Tuesday, May 2, 2023.
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Corbin Carroll – OF Arizona Diamondbacks
Manager Torey Lovullo stated that this is a precautionary measure, to rule out any and all possible outcomes where there’s something wrong. Carroll has been trending in the right direction too, so there is likely minimal worry here. Stay tuned for the results.
Ronald Acuna – OF Atlanta Braves
Ronald Acuña Jr. is day-to-day after further imaging revealed no fracture.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 2, 2023
Acuna got hit in the shoulder with a pitch and had to leave the game. After some tests, it was revealed that it was just a contusion. Consider him out for at least today, as he does have a history of multi-day DTD injuries that do last a while.
Raisel Iglesias – RP Atlanta Braves
#Braves closer Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout at Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, the second appearance of his rehab assignment. Iglesias, who also appeared on Thursday, has tossed 2 perfect innings thus far. He should rejoin the club this week. pic.twitter.com/uDRZZa2zfF
— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) May 1, 2023
Iglesias has looked sharp thus far in his two outings, and will likely need one more before finalizing a return date.
James Paxton – SP Boston Red Sox
Yesterday James Paxton threw his best rehab outing after a string of rough starts, but it looks like he won’t be activated just yet. I’m told we can expect another outing in Worcester before a decision is made regarding a potential big league return.
— Mac Cerullo (@MacCerullo) May 1, 2023
Paxton has struggled throughout his rehab, though his last outing was his longest and most efficient. There have been rumblings about a bullpen role for him, but nothing concrete.
Jameson Taillon – SP Chicago Cubs
Taillon is eligible to return after May 5, but with him throwing off the mound for only the second time later today, he will likely be delayed in that original minimal timeline. He will also likely need a rehab assignment to make sure the groin is okay.
Austin Meadows – OF Detroit Tigers
The Tigers have claimed RHP Braden Bristo off waivers from the Rays. Optioned to Toledo.
OF Austin Meadows has been transferred to the 60-day IL to make room on the 40-man
— Cody Stavenhagen (@CodyStavenhagen) May 1, 2023
Meadows has been off due to mental health and anxiety. He will have his absence extended as he joins the 60-day Injured List.
Luis Garcia – SP Houston Astros
Luis Garcia said he “felt pain” in his elbow at around his fifth pitch of the game. He came out after his eighth. Garcia said he didn’t feel a pop. MRI tomorrow.
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) May 2, 2023
Obviously disheartening news here, as the team will figure out today what to do with Garcia. The good news is that he didn’t necessarily pitch much after the injury, which could have led to a disastrous result. There will be more on this later today.
Jose Urquidy – SP Houston Astros
José Urquidy’s MRI revealed inflammation in his shoulder, Astros manager Dusty Baker said. They’re going to shut Urquidy down from throwing for “a while.”
Baker had no update on Luis Garcia yet, who will also get an MRI.
— Danielle Lerner (@danielle_lerner) May 2, 2023
Not good, especially with the designation of “a while” in there. The team has already lost Garcia for the foreseeable future, and will likely be without Urquidy for more than the 15-day minimum. The team’s pitching depth will be tested.
Chas McCormick – OF Houston Astros
Chas McCormick will not be back during this three-game series against the Giants, Astros manager Dusty Baker said. Baker hopes to have McCormick back for the upcoming three-city road trip.
— Danielle Lerner (@danielle_lerner) May 1, 2023
The return for McCormick could be getting close. Stay tuned.
J.D. Martinez – UT Los Angeles Dodgers
Dave Roberts said J.D. Martinez won’t be back when eligible this weekend in San Diego. Soonest he could be back is in Milwaukee.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 1, 2023
Despite him being eligible to return as early as this Friday, Martinez will miss the weekend with the possibility of next week being ready.
Justin Verlander – SP New York Mets
Mets upcoming rotation:
Tuesday vs. Detroit: Lucchesi
Friday vs. Rockies: Senga
— Deesha (@DeeshaThosar) May 1, 2023
Harrison Bader – OF New York Yankees
— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) May 1, 2023
The team has said that May 5 would be his date to return, but nothing was set in stone. For now, consider Friday to be a strong consideration.
Aaron Judge – OF New York Yankees
Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
• Placed OF Aaron Judge on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to 4/28) with a right hip strain.
• Recalled INF/OF Franchy Cordero (#33) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 1, 2023
Judge didn’t heal as well as the team had hoped, and, as such, he will need some additional time. He is eligible to return on May 8 due to the retroactive status timeline of his placement. That said, there’s no word yet on if he will be ready by then. Stay tuned.
Bryce Harper – UT Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies wanted to give Bryce Harper a day because of a hectic schedule today with the doctor appointment, etc. But he will be in the lineup tomorrow, Rob Thomson said.
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) May 2, 2023
Somehow. Some way. Bryce is back!
Brandon Crawford – SS San Francisco Giants
Crawford’s MRI showed his calf strain to be worse than thought be he says it feels better. He is very hopeful it’s just the minimum 10 days out.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) May 1, 2023
The hope is that he can return within ten days, but if the strain is worse than originally thought, then the likelihood is that he needs more time.
Jacob deGrom – SP Texas Rangers
deGrom has been praised for the open communication between him and the team regarding how his elbow feels. Management has said that they will take his time and not rush a return. They want his elbow to feel completely fine before any return to the mound. The hope is that the inflammation can subside within the fifteen-day window.
Corey Seager – SS Texas Rangers
— Matthew Postins (@PostinsPostcard) April 29, 2023
Seager has done this many times over the last little while as he continues to try and ramp things up. He will need a rehab assignment before returning, but this is a nice little step forward.