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Fantrax Injury Report: Sunday, May 21 – Has deGrom turned a corner?

Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Sunday, May 21, 2023.

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Carson Kelly – C Arizona Diamondbacks

Just a reminder that Gabriel Moreno is the catcher for this team and that Kelly won’t be back until at least August if that.

Max Fried – SP Atlanta Braves

While it’s good news that Fried is lifting weights, the uncertainty of his return is frustrating for fantasy owners. There’s a chance that he gets transferred to the 60-day Injured List at some point, but that’s speculation for now.

Justin Turner – 3B Boston Red Sox

This was quoted by manager Alex Cora yesterday. This means that it’s hopeful for Turner to return today, if not tomorrow.

Garrett Whitlock – SP Boston Red Sox

Whitlock will have one more rehab game this weekend. The plan is for him to pitch next weekend if all is a success.

Adam Duvall – OF Boston Red Sox

Duvall has recently hit off a tee and then progressed to some soft toss swings as well. While that’s good and well, he still has a long way to go before entering a game. This leads one to believe that June 9 is much too optimistic, but anything can happen.

Gavin Sheets – OF Chicago White Sox

Consider Sheets DTD while he gets his wrist better. There hasn’t been any indication of an Injured List trip, but this is a new ailment.

Jonathan India – 2B Cincinnati Reds

India fouled a ball off of his knee but stayed in the game as a pinch runner. It’s good news that the x-rays came back negative and he should be thought of as DTD for now.

Lance McCullers Jr. – Houston Astros

The team has been bringing him around slowly, so while this could be his last BP, they could extend this into next week. That being said, after a live BP (or more than one), he will need a lengthy rehab.

Julio Urias – SP Los Angeles Dodgers

It’s hard to know if this hamstring issue was the result of his porous performance earlier in the week or a phantom ailment to give him two weeks to get himself right. Either way, he will need some time to figure things out and get back to pitching the way we’re used to seeing.

Byron Buxton – OF Minnesota Twins

The only good news regarding this is that this is Buxton’s first real problem all season, and it looks to be minor. While anything is possible with him, consider him DTD for now until we get more updates.

Minnesota Twins – Team Update

A lot to unpack here. We should know more about Polanco’s MRI today, though speculation has him remaining on the Injured List for longer than the ten-day minimum. Kepler has been on the Injured List himself for about a week, and the only real question is if he will need a rehab appearance or not. Mahle’s surgery will pit him to miss the rest of this season and most of next.

Kenta Maeda – SP Minnesota Twins

That’s great to hear, as Maeda has been out of action for quite a while. It’s unclear when he will begin a rehab assignment, but it’s unlikely to begin anytime soon.

Logan Webb – SP San Francisco Giants

Webb went on to say that he doesn’t need an MRI and that it was an insignificant pain. In fact, he said pitchers go through this from time to time so he’s not concerned at all.

Tyler O’Neill – OF St. Louis Cardinals

O’Neill was supposed to begin rehab last week, but that got delayed due to a setback. After having met with the team officials, this course of action was decided. It remains to be seen if this will hold, but for now it’s what they’re doing.

Jacob deGrom – SP Texas Rangers

From the sounds of it, the corner that deGrom turned on was resting in between simulated innings, where he would emulate in-game situations. It sounds like a solid plan, but with him, you never know how long things are going to take. The team has yet to formulate a plan for a rehab assignment. Furthermore, he didn’t actually throw a second bullpen after that rest, but rather he played catch in the outfield. While Grant suggests in the article that a rehab assignment may not be necessary, given the lengthy time away from the game it seems like one would be a good idea. However, with deGrom, anything is possible.

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