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Fantrax MLB Injury Report: Shane McClanahan Needs Tommy John Surgery

Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Wednesday, August 16, 2023. In today’s edition, Marcus Stroman’s potential return got delayed a bit due to some soreness. Also, Jose Altuve fouled a pitch off of his shin and looks to be DTD for now. Finally, Bo Bichette could be back this Friday, which is great news for the Blue Jays and fantasy owners everywhere. All this and much more in today’s Injury Report from Fantrax.

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MLB Injury Report

Tanner Houck – SP Boston Red Sox

Be prepared.

Adalberto Mondesi – SS Boston Red Sox

This is the first update on Mondesi in quite some time. He was once considered an Opening Day option, but later on regressed to being completely shut down from all baseball activities by the beginning of the summer. Now, his role upon being recalled is unknown. Later in the referenced piece, the idea of a bench bat or pinch-runner was brought up, so keep in mind that his role might be limited.

Marcus Stroman – SP Chicago Cubs

Stroman apparently injured his ribs while throwing a pre-game bullpen session on Sunday. There was no update on his status other than he wouldn’t be activated today. In his place, it’s looking like Javier Assad will be the Cubs’ pitcher of choice.

Tim Anderson – SS Chicago White Sox

Consider Anderson DTD until we hear otherwise.

Nick Lodolo – SP Cincinnati Reds

Lodolo shifted his rehab assignment over to Double-A Chattanooga and threw three scoreless innings last night. He struck out six batters and walked only two. Interesting that his velocity reached his usual speed, indicating that he could be ready soon. Considering he had a leg injury, his arm could be fresh down the stretch.

Jose Altuve – 2B Houston Astros

This was the most details regarding Altuve’s injury, and it all boils down to how he feels later today. It’s a bruise, but he did foul it off of his shin. With no structural damage done, he could be back within a day or two. Look for him to possibly miss today’s game as a precaution, but anything is possible.

Michael Brantley – OF Houston Astros

This is Brantley’s second rehab appearance for Triple-A Sugarland, as he was there for them in May before being shut down. The hope is that this time, he won’t need to be shut down with renewed soreness. Stay tuned.

Logan O’Hoppe – C Los Angeles Angels

After batting .316 over six games for Single-A Inland Empire, he finished 1-for-2 in his Double-A Salt Lake debut on Tuesday. O’Hoppe continues to soar in the minors and looks almost ready to return. Just a reminder that he will likely use close to the allotted twenty days in rehab before returning to the Angels.

Aaron Ashby – SP/RP Milwaukee Brewers

Ashby was deemed almost ready about two weeks ago but has since remained stagnant in his recovery. The question of if he reached a plateau or setback was asked, and the answer was no, that’s not the case. The team just wants him to be at one hundred percent before they put him in games that will determine their postseason fate.

Rowdy Tellez – 1B Milwaukee Brewers

Tellez has struggled to get going while in his rehab assignment. There’s been no indication if that is due to his injury or just an inability to get his timing down.

Edouard Julien – 2B Minnesota Twins

Julien has been struggling at the plate, and a day or two off to get his body right may be the answer.

Byron Buxton – UT Minnesota Twins

It’s good to see that Buxton is improving, but fantasy owners will need to wait before he returns as a rehab assignment will be necessary.

Joe Ryan – SP Minnesota Twins

Ryan has been improving daily, and today will be a big day. If he feels good after yesterday’s bullpen, then he can start a rehab assignment soon. There’s no word on how long it might be, but one or two outings seem logical.

Brandon Marsh – OF Philadelphia Phillies

Marsh seems likely to rejoin the Phillies within the week if all goes well.

J.P. Crawford – SS Seattle Mariners

While it’s good to see Crawford trending in the right direction, he’s nowhere near one hundred percent, meaning he likely won’t return on Thursday. Concussions are serious and tricky to diagnose.

Ryan Helsley – RP St. Louis Cardinals

This should be considered a setback and will likely push back any return by days. Stay tuned as there should be more information soon enough.

Dylan Carlson – OF St. Louis Cardinals

With Carlson hurting in multiple areas and the team out of contention, there is no need to rush him back.

Nolan Gorman – INF St. Louis Cardinals, Willson Contreras – C St. Louis Cardinals

Both Gorman and Contreras were inactive yesterday and weren’t used off the bench either. Both situations seem to be DTD cases. Stay tuned.

Shane McClanahan – SP Tampa Bay Rays

McClanahan is the fourth Rays starter from their Opening Day roster to miss extended time this season and the third to have season-ending surgery. He will unfortunately not be a fantasy option for the rest of this season and likely the 2024 season as well.

Manuel Margot – OF Tampa Bay Rays

Margot will miss the next month or so while he recovers from this procedure. It’s unclear when the injury first surfaced, but he has only four hits in just 22 plate appearances in the month of August.

Nathan Eovaldi – SP Texas Rangers

This is the second consecutive bullpen for Eovaldi, with this one being longer than his last. No word on what the next steps are or if this will happen again.

Toronto Blue Jays – Team Update

The Blue Jays could have themselves a big day of returns Friday with Bichette, Richards, and Green all potentially coming back.

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