Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Friday, September 15, 2023. In today’s edition, there’s good news regarding Ryan Mountcastle’s diagnosis, Adolis Garcia’s recovery, Josh Jung’s ETA, and Christian Yelich’s impending return. All of that and more in today’s Injury Report from Fantrax.
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MLB Injury Report
Ryan Mountcastle – 1B Baltimore Orioles
BHyde said it was "great news" on RMountcastle. MRI was fine, he feels better today and is not an IL candidate. Cld even be available tonight.
— Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) September 14, 2023
There was initially some concern that Mountcastle would miss the remainder of the season due to this shoulder ailment. It turns out that there is nothing really wrong and it’s just a little sore. The report here states that he could have played last night (he did not), and as such, he could be back for tonight’s game. As it stands, Heston Kjerstad remains with the club and will be used in a reserve role.
Luis Rengifo – INF Los Angeles Angels
•Selected the contracts of INF David Fletcher and INF Jared Walsh
•Transferred INF Luis Rengifo to 60-day IL
•Designated RHP Gerardo Reyes for assignment
•Following yesterday’s game, optioned OF Jordyn Adams & INF Kyren Paris to Triple-A Salt Lake
— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) September 14, 2023
The move was done in order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. The Angels likely want to see if there’s anything left in Fletcher and Walsh for next season. Both have been injury-prone this season and while Walsh has struggled while rehabbing, Fletcher has thirteen hits in the month of September.
Christian Yelich – OF Milwaukee Brewers
Christian Yelich is anticipated to be back in the lineup tomorrow.
— Curt Hogg (@CyrtHogg) September 14, 2023
Yelich has been missing all week from the Brewers’ lineup. This was deemed not as injury-related, but as a time when the team knew he could use maintenance to get better. It’s good news for them that he should return for the final two weeks of the season.
Mark Canha – 1B/OF Milwaukee Brewers
Positive update from Mark Canha: No structural damage, got a cortisone shot. Take it easy today and try to swing a bat on Friday to see how it feels.
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) September 13, 2023
Canha should be able to return soon, as there was no structural damage to his wrist upon examination. All that being said, it will depend on how he feels before, during, and after he swings that bat later today. All signs do point to him returning soon, but anything can happen.
Brett Baty – 3B New York Mets
Medical update on Brett Baty
Baty underwent imaging today that revealed a mild left groin strain. He is considered day to day.
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 14, 2023
This is good news, considering now is the time when Baty could get some MLB-level experience for next season. With him listed as DTD, he could still return for two weeks of playing time.
Jasson Dominguez – OF New York Yankees
Clarifying this: The Yankees won't know the specifics of the surgery until it happens. Possible that Dominguez has traditional Tommy John surgery, the internal brace procedure or a combo.
Either way, the timeline of 9-10 months remains the same. https://t.co/MAmDvWMFcF
— Greg Joyce (@GJoyce9) September 14, 2023
Interesting to note that Dominguez’s timeline will remain in the 9-10 month variety. He is set to receive this surgery on Wednesday. This would push his timetabled return to mid-June and mid-July, according to the estimations. Of course, this is assuming there are no setbacks or possibly a quick recovery, as both options are completely possible.
Michael Conforto – OF San Francisco Giants
Gabe Kapler said had Michael Conforto in today’s lineup as the DH before it was rained out. So likelihood is he’s activated tomorrow (Friday). He declined to share what the corresponding roster move would be. Logan Webb will start Friday, and after that it’s TBD.
— Evan Webeck (@EvanWebeck) September 14, 2023
This is great news, as Conforto was set to play yesterday. If healthy, he has an everyday chance to play in your lineups down the stretch.
Mitch Garver – C Texas Rangers
X-rays on Garver's foot showed no fracture. Listed as a left forefoot contusion
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) September 15, 2023
Garver exited the game last night, one inning after fouling a ball off of his foot. The good news is that there is no fracture. That said, given his injury history and the time taken to heal, he could miss some time here. It’s unfortunate given how big he has been for the Rangers all season. For now, consider him DTD, but be prepared for him to miss this weekend.
Adolis Garcia – OF Texas Rangers, Josh Jung – 3B Texas Rangers
Bruce Bochy says hope is Josh Jung rejoins Rangers Monday. Adolis García has started some jogging on his strained knee, will meet team in Cleveland (won't be activated). Realistic, though, he said that Jung/García could both be in lineup when Seattle comes to town next Friday
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) September 14, 2023
This is incredible for the Rangers, who just completed a massive sweep of the Blue Jays. If all goes well, both Garcia and Jung could be helping Texas to the Wild Card and/or AL West Title. Stay tuned. Jung is penciled in to be activated this Monday.