Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Tuesday, August 29, 2023. In today’s edition, Bo Bichette gets an MRI, Matt McLain heads to the Injured List, Josh Naylor starts a rehab, and Edwin Diaz throws a bullpen session. All of that and more in today’s Injury Report from Fantrax.
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MLB Injury Report
Aaron Hicks – OF Baltimore Orioles
Aaron Hicks is taking high-velo BP this week, accompanying the team to Arizona to do it again, and hopes to be reinstated from IL while #orioles are in Anaheim
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) August 28, 2023
Hicks has been on and off the Injured List for quite some time now. He last played on August 15, but prior to that missed three more weeks of action. It is unclear how he will fit into the Orioles’ lineup, but he will likely get a lot of playing time.
Boston Red Sox – Team Update
In addition, David Hamilton is being recalled. Pablo Reyes to the IL. Wilyer Abreu to paternity list. https://t.co/CM3LhS6BSG
— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) August 28, 2023
Reyes has been injured for quite some time now and will need ten days to let his elbow properly heal. As for Abreu, look for him to be back before the end of the week.
Matt McLain – SS Cincinnati Reds
Matt McLain on the oblique injury that landed him on the IL Monday. pic.twitter.com/uUCQG0uAPe
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubMLB) August 29, 2023
According to this video, McLain had been playing through this injury. It’s been hurting for a while to the point where when he swung it became unbearable. He also said that it hasn’t yet been determined if this is a Grade 1 or a Grade 2 strain. If it is the latter, then expect a lengthy absence which could cost him the rest of the season.
Josh Naylor – 1B Cleveland Guardians
This is great news, as Naylor has been out of action for quite some time. He has missed all of August but could be back in the middle of September to help fantasy owners and the Guardians down the stretch.
Cal Quantrill – SP Cleveland Guardians
Kris Bryant – OF Colorado Rockies
Some #Rockies injury updates:
– Kris Bryant got another X-ray on his finger today, they will take it out of the splint & see how he responds
– Tyler Kinley will rehab in ABQ Wednesday
– Ryan Feltner will go to Spokane & pitch Wednesday
– Chase Anderson starting tomorrow for ABQ
— Kelsey Wingert-Linch (@KelsWingert) August 28, 2023
Bryant has been out of action since the end of July and is now going to have the splint removed. It remains to be seen if he can be helpful down the stretch and will likely need a lengthy rehab assignment.
Brendan Rodgers – 2B Colorado Rockies
Late scratch for the #Rockies today:
Brendan Rodgers has been removed due to illness. Hunter Goodman will bat sixth and Harold Castro will play second base and bat seventh.
— Patrick Lyons (@PatrickDLyons) August 28, 2023
Consider Rodgers DTD while he recovers from this illness.
Brady Singer – SP Kansas City Royals
With a velo drop and some arm fatigue, the #Royals are planning on skipping Brady Singer’s next start so he won’t pitch until next week. Scans have all came back clear.
Singer: “Late in the year fatigue, we thought it was smart to skip one. And then get back to it next time.”
— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) August 28, 2023
The hope is that this fatigue will sort itself out so that Singer can make his next turn in the rotation. Stay tuned.
Nick Pratto – 1B Kansas City Royals
Other #Royals injury updates:
—Nick Pratto (groin/hip) will have a full day of baseball activity tomorrow. Expectation is for him to get back to a rehab assignment by end of this week.
—Daniel Lynch (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen tomorrow.
— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) August 28, 2023
Pratto recently suffered a setback while rehabbing, so this is a welcome sight. The hope is that the Royals have him back within the week.
Los Angeles Angels – Team Update
Silseth continues to recover as it looks like he’s avoided a catastrophe. He will continue to be monitored going forward. As for Schanuel, look for him to get back into the lineup soon once he recovers from this bit of food poisoning. Finally, Cron continues to be without a timetable for a return as he has yet to resume baseball activities.
J.D. Martinez – UT Los Angeles Dodgers
Dave Roberts said JD Martinez will rejoin #Dodgers next week on the MIA-WASH road trip.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) August 28, 2023
This is definitely good news, though the specifics of exactly when aren’t yet known.
Tony Gonsolin – SP Los Angeles Dodgers
To no one’s surprise #Dodgers announce Tony Gonsolin will have Tommy John surgery on Friday. No timetable for his return announced. But 2024 seems very unlikely
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 28, 2023
Gonsolin will miss the rest of this season and most of next as he recovers from this procedure. Terrible news.
Adrian Houser – SP Milwaukee Brewers
The hope is Adrian Houser will miss a couple starts then be ready to rejoin the rotation, Craig Counsell said.
His next start would come Saturday, and it's looking like the Brewers will replace that spot in the rotation rather than move Wade Miley up with an off day Thursday.
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) August 28, 2023
There were some reports that the team would go with a four-man rotation because of their shortened week. That said, this report says that they will be looking to fill the void. Either way, look for something to be announced soon.
Starling Marte – OF New York Mets
Starling Marte is in Philadelphia this week doing physical therapy on his groin. The Mets aren’t offering much information beyond that right now.
— Abbey Mastracco (@AbbeyMastracco) August 28, 2023
It wouldn’t be surprising if Marte didn’t play again this season.
Edwin Diaz – RP New York Mets
Edwin Diaz threw his first bullpen yesterday and his goal is to pitch in MLB this season
Still has to throw more bullpens and some live BPs before that could potentially happen
He hit 93-95 mph easily in his bullpen
— Pat Ragazzo (@ragazzoreport) August 28, 2023
Diaz throwing bullpen sessions is fantastic news. He still remains determined to return before the end of the season, and he just might, based on these reports.
Luis Medina – SP Oakland Athletics, Mason Miller – SP Oakland Athletcis
– Luis Medina threw a full bullpen session yesterday without issue and is set to pitch for Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.
– Mason Miller will make another rehab outing with Las Vegas tomorrow. Expected to throw 50 pitches/3 innings.
— Martín Gallegos (@MartinJGallegos) August 29, 2023
Medina throwing this bullpen session without any complications is good news regarding his blister. He should be back soon enough, and possibly without a rehab assignment. As for Miller, there is speculation that this will be his final rehab outing before returning.
Yu Darvish – SP San Diego Padres
Yu Darvish addressed his injury after the game tonight and said his intention is to pitch again this season. https://t.co/3sIfqrFRwb
— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) August 29, 2023
Darvish went for tests earlier in the day as the extent of this injury is unknown. It’s good that Darvish feels he should be able to pitch again, but he is not a medical professional. We should know more later today.
Steven Matz – SP St. Louis Cardinals
#STLCards LHP Steven Matz (left lat strain) had an MRI earlier today.
Once the team evaluates the results, they will determine how to move forward with Matz’s rehab. If cleared soon, he could be brought back as a starter or reliever depending on the number of games left.
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) August 28, 2023
It looks like there’s a chance that Matz could return, though we should know more once the MRI results are revealed.
St. Louis Cardinals – Team Update
Big week if you like going to games in Memphis: Matt Liberatore starts there tomorrow on a rehab, potentially with Jake Woodford behind him.
Both Lars Nootbaar and Ryan Helsley are likely to appear there on Wednesday.
— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) August 28, 2023
Liberatore is working on getting himself back into the lineup before the end of the season. He’ll want to prove his worth to the team heading into next year. As for Nootbar and Helsley, both are close to returning and could be back tomorrow.
Nathan Eovaldi – SP Texas Rangers
The Rangers are being extremely cautious with Eovaldi. Either they know something is there or they don’t want to make a mistake with him with the playoffs right around the corner.
Bo Bichette – SS Toronto Blue Jays
No update on Bo Bichette yet, per #BlueJays manager John Schneider. They’ll know more tomorrow
— Kaitlyn McGrath (@kaitlyncmcgrath) August 29, 2023
Bichette went for an MRI yesterday to determine the extent of his right quad. He’s been playing through this injury and the Jays hope that it’s something that can be of the DTD variety. As it states, we’ll know more about his status today.
Matt Chapman – 3B Toronto Blue Jays
🔹 3B Matt Chapman (right middle finger sprain) placed on 10-day IL
🔹 INF Ernie Clement recalled from Triple-A and will be active tonight pic.twitter.com/mGjw6s3DoK
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 28, 2023
Chapman suffered this injury weeks ago while weightlifting and it seems to linger. He’ll need at least ten days to get himself right.
Erik Swanson – RP Toronto Blue Jays
Blue Jays expect Erik Swanson's IL stint with thoracic spine inflammation to be a minimal one.
Swanson could be throwing from a mound again within 10 days depending on how the injury responds to rest & treatment.
— Arden Zwelling (@ArdenZwelling) August 27, 2023
Here’s hoping that this comes to fruition and that Swanson can return in minimal time.
Stone Garrett – OF Washington Nationals
In addition to the broken fibula, Stone Garrett also had “some work done” on his ankle, per Davey Martinez. He’ll be non-load bearing for 6 weeks.
— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) August 28, 2023
Garrett is expected to be ready for Spring Training.