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Fantrax Injury Report: May 3, 2023 – Worries about Rodon and Mahle

Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

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Travis d’Arnaud – C Atlanta Braves

It’s been almost one full month since d’Arnaud left the field with a concussion. He’s completed about every hurdle imaginable to prove his health, but he continues to feel the effects in his head. He goes on to say that for every new step or activity that he attempts, his head would hurt or feel fuzzy the next day, but would then feel fine after the next attempt. In order to return from a concussion, he must be completely free of these symptoms, hence the delay.

Garrett Whitlock – SP Boston Red Sox

There was a scare earlier in the day that Whitlock’s follow-up appointment would render similar results to the one from Jeffrey Springs. This one, instead, yielded a positive outcome, as Whitlock was able to throw twenty pitches. It was also revealed that the ulnar nerve symptoms were gone and that only a handful of starts were possible to be missed. Anything can happen between now and his next pitch on the mound, but this is a big step in the right direction.

German Marquez – SP Colorado Rockies

Absolutely brutal news for Marquez, who will miss the rest of this season and most of the next. The timeline for this type of procedure can last up to 19 months. Marquez is a free agent after this year, though there is a team option for him in 2024. He is three strikeouts shy of the all-time franchise record and may never get a chance to beat that.

Luis Garcia – SP Houston Astros

Garcia was removed from his last game after only eight pitches. The diagnosis on this will be closer to the weekend, leaving fantasy owners and the Astros themselves in a state of flux.

Jose Altuve – 2B Houston Astros

This was the first time that Altuve was able to do some baseball activities. This is obviously a big step forward since his defensive abilities were tampered with by his thumb. He still has a long way to go, but this is still a big day.

Salvador Perez – C Kansas City Royals

It was an unlucky injury that could have been more costly. Perez had himself a great night, and this hindered that performance. That said, it’s looking like he will miss just a handful of games.

Jared Walsh – 1B Los Angeles Angels

Walsh has been taking batting practice, but he’s been unable to ramp himself up. He will need a very long rehab assignment once he is ready due to the nature of his past injuries and for the amount of time that has been missed.

Trevor Rogers – SP Miami Marlins

It’s looking like Rogers will be out for the month of May, which is sad to say while in its first week. He will likely need a rehab assignment once he’s ready too.

Avisail Garcia – OF Miami Marlins

Garcia has struggled to start the year and the hope is that this will help get him right.

Adrian Houser – SP Milwaukee Brewers

It’s been stated too that Houser will be the team’s sixth starter, meaning that the team’s current rotation will remain intact.

Tyler Mahle – SP Minnesota Twins

I strongly recommend reading this linked piece regarding the injury to Mahle, as it was helpful to understand what it going on with Mahle. There are concerns here that could lead to Tommy John Surgery, but there’s no indication to say that all roads lead toward it. That said, shutting anyone down for four weeks is a major ordeal. Once he gets re-evaluated, he will need to really ramp things up and undergo a rehab assignment, making his best-case scenario almost two months’ worth of missed time.

Carlos Rodon – SP New York Yankees

This is somewhat worrisome. His arm feels much better, but he just can’t get his back right. He is stiff, he can’t get loose and it’s affecting his overall mechanics. It’s almost as if they’re baffled as to why this is happening. Stay tuned.

Trevor May – RP Oakland Athletics

It’s great to see that May is feeling better and ready to pitch. He has suffered through anxiety but appears ready to give it a go.

Ranger Suarez – SP Philadelphia Phillies

Suarez has now pitched through four scoreless innings in his two rehab games, racking up two strikeouts, two walks, and one hit. The team wants to see more out of him before they reinstate him in Philadelphia.

Julio Rodriguez – OF Seattle Mariners

Rodriguez was originally slated to be atop the Mariners’ lineup, but he was then taken out after the batting practice back pain. Consider him DTD until we’re told something else.

Josh Fleming – SP Tampa Bay Rays

Fleming got hit by a comebacker off of his foot and had to leave the game. With x-rays back negative, he is DTD unless otherwise noted.

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