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MLB Injury Report – Felix Bautista Update

Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Monday, September 4, 2023. In today’s edition, the Reds continue to struggle on both sides of the ball, as Matt McLain and Jonathan India have differing pieces of news regarding their future. Also, Bo Bichette could be back soon, which would be a boost to the Jays. Finally, Yordan Alvarez hurt his knee late last night and might be a game-time call once he arrives at the ballpark today. All that and more in today’s Injury Report from Fantrax.

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MLB Injury Report

Tommy Pham – OF Arizona Diamondbacks

Pham is DTD with this finger bruising. The hope is that he can return to the Diamondbacks’ lineup as soon as possible.

Felix Bautista – RP Baltimore Orioles

That’s a somewhat ominous statement, and it’s almost fair to want to read between the lines here. That said, nothing can and should be made official just yet. Once the inflammation in Bautisat’s elbow subsides, the team will be able to make a clearer decision on what’s next. He will also be undergoing more tests as a result. It’s almost safe to say that he can be moved on from all redraft leagues.

John Means – SP Baltimore Orioles

Means last pitched at the end of August, so an early-week rehab start is possible. From there, he should be activated for the team’s weekend series in Boston.

Alex Verdugo – OF Boston Red Sox

It sounds like the team will be extra cautious with Verdugo and that he may miss the team’s entire series in Tampa Bay. That said, it also seems like an Injured List trip is unlikely….for now.

Garrett Whitlock – SP Boston Red Sox

The Whitlock family is wished the best.

Marcus Stroman – SP Chicago Cubs

Over the past week, Stroman has gone from light activity to long toss and now a bullpen session. Assuming all goes well here, he may need another session before throwing to live batters. While it’s good that he is getting better, he still has a long way to go.

Jonathan India – 2B Cincinnati Reds, Matt McLain – SS Cincinnati Reds

This is great news for India, as he could be about two weeks away from returning. This would give him about three weeks of playing time left in the season. As for McLain, he might only have one week left to contribute, and that’s assuming there are not setbacks and that the Reds are still competing for a playoff spot.

Joey Votto – 1B Cincinnati Reds

Votto continues to work on getting himself ready to play, but time is running out on him this season.

Yordan Alvarez – OF Houston Astros

This might be one of those situations where the team will react to how Alvarez feels when he wakes up today. Here’s hoping that it just looked uglier than it actually was.

Brady Singer – SP Kansas City Royals

Be prepared. There was no word on Singer’s bullpen session not going smoothly.

Walker Buehler – SP Los Angeles Dodgers

Buehler looked effective in this short start. He did the same in the second inning as well, which is a good sign. The high velocity and the secondary pitches both show that he’s just about ready to rejoin the Dodgers. Keep in mind, though, that his outings have been short, so any time back in the big leagues may not be long enough to actually qualify for a win. He remains a much better dynasty asset right now than a redraft option.

Alex Kirilloff – 1B Minnesota Twins

Kirilloff has been on fire in his rehab assignment, going 7-for-17 with two home runs in the four games that he has played. The team obviously wants to see more out of him before they recall him.

Starling Marte – OF New York Mets

It’s looking less and less likely that Marte will return, but for his future value and health, it’s hopeful that he does. If he needs to undergo the same surgery from last offseason, it could be more of the same in 2024.

Mark Vientos – 3B New York Mets

It looks like any physical struggles Vientos is experiencing will be with him for all of September. Keep that in mind when deciding to play him.

Jarred Kelenic – OF Seattle Mariners

Kelenic now has five hits over his four games played and has been in the outfield for most of them. Good news for him and the Mariners.

Ty France – 1B Seattle Mariners

This sounds very painful, but alas, he could be back very soon.

Steven Matz – SP St. Louis Cardinals

Very ominous news for Matz here as he is likely done for the year.

Matthew Liberatore – SP St. Louis Cardinals

Liberatore finished yesterday’s game with six strikeouts over three innings pitched, but he also surrendered five walks and three hits. It remains to be seen if this was good enough to come back to the Cardinals’ rotation.

Nathan Eovaldi – SP Texas Rangers

Be prepared.

Matt Chapman – 3B Toronto Blue Jays

While it’s good news that Chapman’s swelling has gone down, his inability to make a fist makes it seem like it will be a while before he can return. Stay tuned.

Bo Bichette – SS Toronto Blue Jays

Bichette returning on Friday would be the best-case scenario, and it’s looking like it could happen.

MacKenzie Gore – SP Washington Nationals

Keep this in mind when setting lineups this week. The Gore family is wished well.

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