Here is the Fantrax Injury Report. Check out below for information on the boost that the Tigers will be receiving in their rotation. Also, it’s time to wonder about the severity of Shane McClanahan’s back, as he is now on the Injured List for an ailment that won’t go away. The hope is that Framber Valdez’s injury isn’t serious, but it is enough to warrant some worry from the team over today’s starter. Finally, for a long-term deep stash, Brendan Rodgers might be someone to look at for a September return.
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MLB Injury Report
Corbin Carroll – OF Arizona Diamondbacks
Per @Dbacks manager Torey Lovullo, OF Corbin Carroll tested his right shoulder during BP and said he felt good. Carroll was taking more swings in the batting cage less than an hour before first pitch. Is he available off the bench tonight? Lovullo was not sure.
— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) July 2, 2023
Carroll missed his second consecutive game with shoulder soreness but sounds close to returning. There’s been no indication one way or another, so we are unfortunately going to have to wait until closer to the opening pitch.
Masataka Yoshida – OF Boston Red Sox
It sounds like Yoshida will be DTD and could miss today’s game against the Blue Jays. They do have tomorrow off, so doing so would give him two days to rest.
Mike Clevinger – SP Chicago White Sox
Mike Clevinger is throwing on flat ground, up to 90 feet.
Said the plan is to throw a bullpen before All-Star break, another pen during the break and a sim game first week after before returning to rotation. #WhiteSox
— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) July 1, 2023
It sounds like Clevinger will be out for at least another two weeks, according to this schedule. Things can change, but for now, consider a mid-July return to be the best-case scenario.
Brendan Rodgers – 2B Colorado Rockies
I've got your Rockies coverage tonight for the inimitable @harding_at_mlb ..
An update on 2B Brendan Rodgers (shoulder): Progressed to hitting on the field today. After AS break he's headed to Arizona for extended Spring Training. If all goes well, could be back in August. pic.twitter.com/kaCrV4CkZi
— Manny Randhawa (@MannyOnMLB) July 1, 2023
This is the most encouraging update that we’ve seen regarding Rodgers. A lot has to go right for him and the team, but the possibility of him returning within the next two months is at least on the table.
Tarik Skubal – SP Detroit Tigers, Eduardo Rodriguez – SP Detroit Tigers
Tarik Skubal is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Athletics, A.J. Hinch said. Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to start Wednesday. Both in pencil with final evaluations Monday. #Tigers
— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) July 1, 2023
Framber Valdez – SP Houston Astros
Framber Valdez is not starting tomorrow for the Astros. He sprained his ankle during his start against the Mets and it’s gotten progressively worse, Dusty Baker said. The Astros are unsure who is pitching tomorrow.
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) July 1, 2023
This is quite the conundrum for the Astros, with Valdez making himself unavailable. There is no word on who will be starting for them today, as Cristian Javier has already been claimed for Monday. Stay tuned.
Zach Neto – SS Los Angeles Angels
Zach Neto took ground balls on the field today. There's no update on his return just yet.
— Sarah Valenzuela (@Sarah_IsabelVee) July 2, 2023
Yesterday’s fieldwork was the most intense activity Neto has done since he went on the Injured List. He may still need a rehab assignment before returning, so don’t expect him back anytime soon.
Brandon Drury – INF Los Angeles Angels
Brandon Drury was not available tonight and they’ll re-evaluate tomorrow if he’ll need to go on the IL.
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) July 2, 2023
Big day for both Drury and the Angels, as they decide whether or not he will head to the Injured List.
Chris Taylor – OF Los Angeles Dodgers
Dave Roberts said he isn't sure if Chris Taylor will join the #Dodgers for their homestand next week or continue rehabbing his injured knee in Arizona. Roberts does not expect Taylor back on the field until after the All-Star break
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 1, 2023
Unless too much is being deciphered here, “returing to the field” doesn’t rule out Taylor being the team’s designated hitter. That being said, Taylor is likely to return to the team after the All-Star Break, making this week an unlikely one.
Clayton Kershaw – SP Los Angeles Dodgers
#Dodgers MGR Dave Roberts said LHP Clayton Kershaw's throwing session was "just OK." Team will decide Sunday if Kershaw will start Monday, but it doesn't sound promising. If Kershaw is ruled out for Monday he will probably go on the IL with Michael Grove likely getting the start.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) July 1, 2023
Big day for Kershaw and the Dodgers, as the team will decide whether or not he will start for them tomorrow. Kershaw has been known to take his time when recovering, so it seems likely that he heads to the Injured List. With the All-Star Break right around the corner, some time off would make sense.
Brandon Woodruff – SP Milwaukee Brewers
Brandon Woodruff’s next bullpen has been backed up a few days because he’s not recovering as well as the Brewers would like this time. Craig Counsell characterized it as being cautious. They hope to get him back on the mound early on the homestand.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 1, 2023
This is concerning. Even though the team has labeled this move as extra cautious, it’s hard to not worry about the potential long-term ramifications. It seems that by now, he should be farther along than he is, and with him struggling to return, one has to wonder what’s next. Stay tuned for details about when he will return to the mound and continue progressing.
Royce Lewis – 3B Minnesota Twins
3B Royce Lewis will go on injured list with a strained left oblique, Rocco Baldelli said. Lewis felt the injury while running to first base in the third inning.
— Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) July 1, 2023
The hope is that the injury is a minor one and that the team was being extra cautious with Lewis. With the All-Star Break right around the corner, he will be eligible to return just afterward. Look for Jose Miranda to be called up and take over for Lewis.
Jose Quintana – SP New York Mets
Jose Quintana's rehab start with Triple-A Syracuse: 2 2/3 innings, 64 pitches.
He got wild in the third inning, walking three.
That was maybe his last rehab outing. But it was kinda short. Buck Showalter left open the possibility that Quintana doesn't return until after ASG.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) June 30, 2023
Stay tuned for details, but Quintana could be back soon.
Carlos Rodon – SP New York Yankees
Carlos Rodón allowed one hit over 3 2/3 scoreless innings for @HVRenegades.
He threw 58 pitches (38 for strikes), walking two and striking out eight with a wild pitch.
The Yankees are eyeing July 7 for Rodón’s season debut, when he would face the Cubs at Yankee Stadium.
— Bryan Hoch ⚾️ (@BryanHoch) July 1, 2023
While this looks like a great start for Rodon, keep in mind that this was against Single-A competition. That being said, he is on the cusp of returning and debuting for the Yankees.
Mike Yastrzemski – OF San Francisco Giants
Expected to be activated Monday https://t.co/Z5fjXnA1vX
— Evan Webeck (@EvanWebeck) July 1, 2023
Lamonte Wade Jr. – OF San Francisco Giants, Michael Conforto – OF San Francisco Giants
Wade has some more lower back discomfort but might be available to pinch hit. Conforto also potentially an option to PH.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 1, 2023
Both did not factor into yesterday’s game. Wade’s injury isn’t considered to be serious enough to keep him out long-term. He could return today. Conforto is unlikely to play or pinch-hit at all in this series.
Shane McClanahan – SP Tampa Bay Rays
Rays have placed LHP Shane McClanahan on the 15-Day Injured List with mid-back tightness and have recalled LHP Jalen Beeks from Triple-A.
— Tricia Whitaker (@TriciaWhitaker) July 1, 2023
McClanahan left Friday’s start with back tightness and now is the time to be concerned. This was the second consecutive start where he left early for the same reason. What was once precautionary should now be considered an issue. He will receive treatment for the next two weeks in the hopes of returning just after the All-Star Break.
MacKenzie Gore – SP Washington Nationals
Davey Martinez said MacKenzie Gore is dealing with a blister on his left middle finger. They’ll have it checked out more, but Gore insists it didn’t play a factor in his performance today.
— Bobby Blanco (@Bobby_Blanco) July 1, 2023
It is unclear if Gore will make his next start. His turn may be skipped because we are so close to the All-Star Break. Stay tuned.