Here is the MLB Injury Report for Friday, September 8, 2023. In today’s edition, there are a lot of updates regarding the Los Angeles Angels. Players like Zach Neto, Shohei Ohtani, Anthony Rendon, and more all had their statuses updated with news yesterday. Keep up to date with them and more in today’s Injury Report from Frantrax.
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Austin Riley – 3B Atlanta Braves
#Braves’ Austin Riley is sick, Snitker said he was throwing up all night. Described it as a 24-hour bug, or at least they hope that’s all it is.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) September 7, 2023
It doesn’t sound like this will be an ongoing issue for Riley. Chances are he will be back by tomorrow, but he may miss today’s game.
Marcus Stroman – SP Chicago Cubs
Marcus Stroman threw a 29-pitch live BP today in AZ. Cubs will see how he feels tomorrow.
— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) September 7, 2023
Stroman has progressed quite nicely for just over a week now. He began light throwing about ten days ago and has now evolved to 29 pitches. Depending on how he feels afterward, he may be able to head out to a rehab assignment soon.
Garrett Crochet – RP Chicago White Sox
Garrett Crochet starting a rehab assignment at Birmingham tonight.
— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) September 6, 2023
Crochet has been in one game since he re-stared his rehab. In that game, he fired off two strikeouts in one perfect inning of work. His fastball was thrown three times, and it hit 95 mph every time. It was a promising start to his latest attempt to return.
Hunter Greene – SP Cincinnati Reds
Hunter Greene is back in town and with the club now that he’s recovered from Covid.
Reds tentatively plan to have Abbott (Fri), Spiers (Sat) and Greene (Sun) vs. the Cardinals.
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) September 6, 2023
Matt Vierling – INF Detroit Tigers
Matt Vierling, after collecting his fourth hit of the night, looked like he jarred his shoulder diving back into first base. He was in pain but he's staying in.
— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) September 8, 2023
It remains to be seen if he will need a day off to recover, but that potential injury didn’t seem to stop Vierling from dominating last night. Stay tuned.
Luis Rengifo – INF Los Angeles Angels
Angels Luis Rengifo with apparent injury to left arm before his first at bat in Anaheim against the Guardians. Rengifo reports to locker room for medical evaluation. Randal Grichuk takes over in the lineup.#GoHalos #CLEvsLAA #Rengifo pic.twitter.com/iG8eg90JcV
— Anaheim Sports (@AnaheimSports1) September 8, 2023
If the Angels didn’t have bad luck, they’d have no luck at all. That’s the only conclusion that can be made after Rengifo strained his left bicep during a practice swing yesterday. Phil Nevin said that it doesn’t look good for him and that he may have to go on the Injured List. There will be an update later today.
Mickey Moniak – OF Los Angeles Angels
Mickey Moniak was scratched from the lineup with back tightness. Brett Phillips is in CF and hitting eighth.
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) September 8, 2023
Consider Moniak DTD while he recovers from this tightness in his back.
Anthony Rendon – 3B Los Angeles Angels
Anthony Rendon has begun some baseball activity. He’s been hitting off a tee. He’s also been running on a treadmill.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) September 7, 2023
Rendon is actually eligible to return to the team tomorrow, but given the way his injuries have gone as a member of the Angels, Rod Carew has a better shot of playing in that game.
Shohei Ohtani – UT Los Angeles Angels
Shohei Ohtani isn’t in the lineup. He took some swings today but Nevin said he wasn’t comfortable putting him in the lineup yet. But could be back in a day or two
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) September 7, 2023
It’s looking promising that Ohtani will be in the lineup at least once more before the end of the season. When that will happen remains to be seen.
Zach Neto – SS Los Angeles Angels
Zach Neto is not in the Bees lineup tonight due to a routine scheduled off day.
— Steve Klauke (@slbeesradio) September 8, 2023
Neto is 2-for-5 with one home run in his two games of rehab thus far. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow in order to help determine the next steps.
Mookie Betts – INF/OF Los Angeles Dodgers
Can confirm Mookie Betts left the stadium tonight on crutches, as @IsaacAzout reported
Betts left the game in the eighth inning after fouling a ball off his foot earlier in the game
— Jack Harris (@ByJackHarris) September 8, 2023
X-Rays came back negative, which is good news regarding any structural damage. That said, you never want to see a player in crutches. Here’s hoping that he is just DTD.
Michael Grove – SP Los Angeles Dodgers
Welcome back Michael Grove who threw for the 1st time since August 5th. Grove gave up a couple of runs, but rehab outing aren't necessarily about results, more so about process. FB touched 96.9, cutter 89.2, recorded all 3 outs via the K. Trending up on this front. #dodgers pic.twitter.com/FfnVhIjdu2
— Dodgers Daily (@dodger_daily) September 8, 2023
It’s a promising outing for Grove, who is rumored to be returning during the team’s next homestand.
Chris Paddack – SP Minnesota Twins
Chris Paddack topped out at 96.3 mph in his first rehab outing, pitching for Fort Myers. pic.twitter.com/VU0Vh0uLfJ
— Tom Froemming (@TFTwins) September 7, 2023
Paddack struck out for natters over 2.2 innings pitched. He also walked two batters and surrendered two runs on two hits. A bit of a mixed bag of results here, but definitely something to work with going forward.
Nestor Cortes – SP New York Yankees
— SNY (@SNYtv) September 6, 2023
Cortes will continue to throw and progress toward a return. There just isn’t enough calendar time left for him to return safely.
Jarred Kelenic – OF Seattle Mariners
Dipoto on Kelenic,
"He appears to be raking."
"I don't suspect it is going to be too much longer. Could be any day now. It's also we're 3000 miles away and I'm not sure it is the appropriate thing to do, send him cross country. Minimally, I think you will see him next week."
— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) September 7, 2023
Dylan Carlson – OF St. Louis Cardinals
#STLCards CF Dylan Carlson (Grade II oblique strain, ankle pain) has resumed light baseball activities, manager Oli Marmol said.
Carlson, who recently received a pain-killing injection in the ankle he injured in May, is taking light BP and doing some defensive work, Marmol said.
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) September 7, 2023
The possibility of Carlson returning this season has always been on the table. It could very well happen, though expect some offseason work to help him properly heal.
Adolis Garcia – OF Texas Rangers
Adolis García is diagnosed with a right patellar tendon strain. The Rangers will place him on the 10-day injured list and they are cautiously optimistic that he will be able to return this season, but he’ll continue to be evaluated.
— kennedi landry (@kennlandry) September 7, 2023
There’s about a 60/40 chance that Garcia returns this season. The Rangers may need his services down the stretch in order to try and make the playoffs.