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Fantrax MLB Injnury Report – Yu Darvish Out for the Season?

Here is the Fantrax MLB Injury Report for Friday, September 1, 2023. In today’s edition, there are a lot of rehab performances to examine: John Means, Byron Buxton, Alex Kirilloff, Luis Medina, Jarred Kelenic, Matthew Liberatore, and more. Plus, Yu Darvish’s current injury may mean that he misses the rest of the season. All that and much more in today’s Injury Report from Fantrax.

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MLB Injury Report

John Means – SP Baltimore Orioles

It was a dominant effort by Means, who looks ready to rejoin the Orioles. The only concern here is the velocity readings. They are almost two miles per hour slower than his last healthy season in 2021, but topping out at 93 is a good sign. He may not need another rehab start and could join the team soon.

Nick Lodolo – SP Cincinnati Reds

It’s an unsurprising yet disappointing announcement, as Lodolo’s 2023 season will end on a sour note.

Javier Baez – SS Detroit Tigers

This looks like a DTD situation more than anything, especially near the end of a grueling season.

Daniel Hudson – RP Los Angeles Dodgers

As stated here before, Hudson is unlikely to return this season. Hudson recently threw a bullpen session, but couldn’t get through it pain-free.

Walker Buehler – SP Los Angeles Dodgers

Beginning his rehab on Sunday would push his 20-day allotment window all the way to September 23. While there’s no guarantee that he would need the full twenty days, some total close to that seems reasonable. If that is the case, he may get one or two starts for the Dodgers, assuming there are no setbacks.

Jorge Soler – OF Miami Marlins

Soler did not make it into the game for the Marlins and remained on the bench. That said, his availability last night makes it reasonable to expect him back in the lineup for the Marlins tonight.

Byron Buxton – UT Minnesota Twins

For the first time in forever, Buxton has taken the field and put on a glove. It’s been only one game for them, but he will continue to rehab with the intention of playing center field for the Twins upon his return. For what it’s worth too, he went 1-for-2 with two walks in that first game back.

Alex Kirilloff – 1B Minnesota Twins

Kirilloff has also been rehabbing for the Twins and has found success at the plate. In his two games played, he has five hits over nine at-bats. He’s also been playing at first base in an attempt to get back and help Minnesota win their division.

Luis Medina – SP Oakland Athletics

It was a dominant effort for Medina, who may be ready to return when he’s first eligible to do so in a few days. His velocity readings are on par with his in-season numbers too.

Yu Darvish – SP San Diego Padres

With the Padres 22.0 games behind in the NL West Division and 8.5 games behind in the Wild Card standings, we may not see Darvish again this season. This could be a season-ending injury and someone to move on from in redraft leagues.

San Francisco Giants – Team Update

Stripling and Pollock will start their rehab assignment today. Pollock will likely be back with the Giants before Stripoing, as pitchers tend to take longer while rehabbing. As for Crawford, he is now able to do some baseball activities, but time is running out for him, especially if he needs a rehab assignment. There are some reports where he won’t need to rehab, so stay tuned for that development. Additionally, Pavolic answered a question in response to this news regarding Marco Luciano, stating that he (Luciano) isn’t close to returning.

Jarred Kelenic – OF Seattle Mariners

This was Kelenic’s only hit of the night, though he did walk twice. He was also the team’s designated hitter, so he has yet to take the field. That being said, it was a good start on a potentially long road back for Kelenic.

Julio Rodriguez – OF Seattle Mariners

This is encouraging in that Rodriguez may not need to miss extensive time with his current ailment. That said, sometime this weekend could mean Sunday, so keep your options open.

Matthew Liberatore – SP St. Louis Cardinals, Jake Woodford – SP St. Louis Cardinals

From the looks of things, Woodford had a much better outing compared to Liberatore, though it remains to be seen if this changes the outcome for either. Both pitchers should get a chance to pitch again in some capacity for the Cardinals before the end of the season.

Lane Thomas – OF Washington Nationals

Thomas missed last night’s game and it’s unclear if this will linger in through the weekend. Stay tuned.

MacKenzie Gore – SP Washington Nationals

The Gore family is wished the best at this time.

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