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MLB Injury Report – It’s Not All Bad News

Here is the Fantrax MLB Injury Report for Friday, April 19, 2024. In today’s edition, Rafael Devers gets some good news, Tyler O’Neill needs additional time off, and Alex Cobb needs to pump the brakes on his recovery. All that and more in today’s Injury Report from Fantrax.

MLB Injury Report for Friday, April 19, 2024.

Rafael Devers – 3B Boston Red Sox

The fantasy baseball world held their collective breath as news came out of Devers going in for an MRI. When it was revealed that he was suffering from a bone bruise, there was some relief. It would appear that he will avoid the Injured List while he works through the pain of the situation here. That being said, it wouldn’t be surprising if he missed this weekend’s series at the Pirates while he let his knee heal.

Tyler O’Neill – OF Boston Red Sox

O’Neill will head to the 7-day Injured List for concussion symptoms. There were some murmurs before this that he would be ready to play as early as today. It would appear that both he and the team will play it safe and give him the time he needs to come back to 100% health.

Nick Pivetta – SP Boston Red Sox (Elbow Flexor Strain)

Pivetta’s recovery plan has accelerated in nature as of late. His scheduled bullpen for Saturday should be a good indication of what’s next and how fast the team should be going with him and his recovery process.

Alex Cobb – SP San Francisco Giants

Cobb’s recovery had accelerated in nature early in spring when it was believed that he might be ready close to Opening Day. It was then revealed that he was suffering from mild shoulder inflammation, so the team pumped the brakes on anything related to throwing. While the MRI did come back clean, it is somewhat alarming that he did suffer this setback. His throwing from flat ground seems like a much safer place to start again to see if he can continue from where he left off.

Nathaniel Lowe – 1B Texas Rangers

Lowe is feeling better but will need approximately 30 at-bats or so before returning to the Rangers. For what it’s worth, he is only 3-for-20 in six games at all minor league levels thus far in his rehab.

Taj Bradley – SP Tampa Bay Rays

Bradley is slowly progressing from his pectoral strain but could be nearing the end of his recovery soon. While building his stamina takes time, we could see him back with the Rays in the next three weeks, with a rehab assignment beginning soon.

Michael Massey – 2B Kansas City Royals

Massey has hit .433 with two home runs in eight games played for Omaha. He has struck out only twice and walked just as many times. It is believed that he will be called up later on today. Be prepared.

Walker Buehler – SP Los Angeles Dodgers

Not the outing that he or the Dodgers wanted to see. Buehler had difficulty locating his pitches, specifically non-fastball-related offerings. It is unclear whether or not this start did damage to the strong possibility of him debuting next week or not. Stay tuned.

Robert Stephenson – RP Los Angeles Angels

Stephenson will have season-ending surgery on his elbow soon. The specifics of the operation have not been released.

Jameson Taillon – SP Chicago Cubs, Patrick Wisdom – 3B Chicago Cubs

Both Taillon and Wisdom will have to wait one more day to make their returns to the Cubs. They will still get a chance to play against the Marlins, making it an optimal matchup. Taillon is believed to be the team’s starter while Wisdom may or may not be depth off the bench.

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