Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Wednesday, June 14, 2023.
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Marcell Ozuna – OF Atlanta Braves
Marcell Ozuna actually hit off the high-velocity machine this afternoon. He is available to pinch-hit tonight, and the Braves will look to get him in the lineup tomorrow, if possible.
This might be the best-case scenario for the Braves and Ozuna.
— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) June 13, 2023
As stated, this is great news, all things considered. With last night’s game postponed due to rain, Ozuna may not miss any time after all.
Ryan Mountcastle – 1B Baltimore Orioles
#orioles select contract of catcher Mark Kolozsvary. Ryan Mountcastle on IL with vertigo. RHP Noah Denoyer DFAd
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) June 13, 2023
This explains why Mountcastle hasn’t played in quite a while and why he’ll need more time now. With a date retroactive to June 10th, he should be back shortly if all goes well now.
Adalberto Mondesi – SS Boston Red Sox
Kiké Hernández is no longer the everyday shortstop. Pablo Reyes will fill that role likely until Chang is ready. Hernández will shift to second/center when needed. Also, Adalberto Mondesi (knee) has been shut down from all baseball activity for now.
— Julian McWilliams (@byJulianMack) June 13, 2023
Words can’t express the disappointment level here. Mondesi is unlikely to play much at all this year, as he just can’t get over last year’s huge injury. Anyone rostering him should drop him in all formats.
Ian Happ – OF Chicago Cubs
David Ross said Ian Happ’s calf “grabbed on him,” was feeling a little tight when he came out of the game in t8. Said Happ didn’t seem too concerned, but they’ll see how he feels tomorrow.
— Maddie Lee (@maddie_m_lee) June 14, 2023
Consider Happ DTD until we hear otherwise.
Chicago Cubs – Team Update
• Hughes (L. knee inflammation) 15-day IL (retro to 6/12)
• Mastrobuoni recalled from AA
• Bellinger playing 1B in first rehab game with @IowaCubs tonight
• Boxberger threw live BP in AZ on Monday
• Steele throwing bullpen today
• Ríos baseball activities today
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) June 13, 2023
A lot to unpack here. This is the third IL-stint for Hughes this season, and all have been left-knee related. He may need additional time to get things right. Bellinger went hitless in three at-bats with one strikeout. The hope is that he returns to the Cubs within a week. Boxberger will be brought back slowly after an injury scare about a month ago. Steele may not need a rehab assignment and is on track to return this weekend.
Liam Hendriks – RP Chicago White Sox
Hendriks received a cortisone shot Sunday and will get a PRP injection in the next couple of days. Had to get both of those cleared by his oncologist first.
— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) June 14, 2023
Hendriks is hopeful to return before the All-Star Break, and these shots will undoubtedly help that cause. He will likely be shut down for a while so that these shots can settle in and do their thing.
Eloy Jimenez – OF Chicago White Sox
Pedro Grifol said Eloy Jimenez is “somewhat available” off bench tonight. “We are looking for him to be in the lineup tomorrow,” he said.
— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) June 14, 2023
Nobody is sure what ‘somewhat available’ means except the White Sox, who use their own language when diagnosing their players. Looking to get Jimenez into the lineup is a run-around way of saying that maybe he will be here, but it depends on him. White Sox fans must be fed up with this ridiculous jargon as the team is quite familiar with it.
Andres Gimenez – 2B Cleveland Guardians
Starting lineup for the Guardians today in San Diego.
No Andrés Giménez, who left Sunday’s game early with left hamstring tightness.
Terry Francona doesn’t think it’s serious and expects him back in the lineup this series. pic.twitter.com/lZnxcjAZho
— Brent Maguire (@bmags94) June 13, 2023
We shall see if those expectations come to fruition later today. For now, consider Gimeenz DTD.
Alex Faedo – SP Detroit Tigers, Eduardo Rodriguez – SP Detroit Tigers
Alex Faedo re-started his throwing program today. Eduardo Rodriguez isn't throwing off a mound yet, but he has increased the intensity of his throwing program
— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) June 13, 2023
Both Faedo and Rodriguez are on tenuous timetables. Faedo should be back before Rodriguez, but it’s unclear as to what role he will have due to the other pitchers who will be returning.
Tarik Skubal – SP Detroit Tigers
Tarik Skubal’s next rehab Thursday. Manning Friday. Toledo
— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) June 13, 2023
This is a bug jump for Skubal, and he remains an option to return before we hit July.
Jose Urquidy – SP Houston Astros
José Urquidy said he thinks he could throw off the mound as early as this weekend.
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) June 13, 2023
Urquidy started a throwing program last week and is ready to advance to mound work. Good news here.
Jeremy Pena – SS Houston Astros
Jeremy Peña was pretty sick on Sunday, but is doing better now, Dusty Baker said. Peña participated in pregame today, seemed to be in good spirits and is signing autographs for kids right now
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) June 13, 2023
Pena seems to be on the mend, but he may not be ready for another day or two. Stay tuned.
Max Muncy – INF Los Angeles Dodgers
Dave Roberts said Max Muncy is out of the Dodgers lineup because of a left hamstring strain (it happened running to 1B in his last at-bat Sunday)
He is getting an MRI tomorrow. Won’t be in the lineup until at least Thursday
— Jack Harris (@Jack_A_Harris) June 13, 2023
More will be known after the MRI, but Muncy will miss some time here. A trip to the Injured List is possible. Stay tuned, but keep him out of lineups today.
Trevor Rogers – SP Miami Marlins
Marlins moved Trevor Rogers to the 60 day IL. He is eligible to return next week but that is doubtful. His (right) shoulder discomfort is likely going to cost him more time from my understanding.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) June 13, 2023
Ugh, this isn’t good. It’s unclear as to how much time will be missed, but Rogers will now miss at least one more week. Stay tuned as we need to find out more about what happened with his non-throwing shoulder and what happens next.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. – 2B/OF Miami Marlins
Jazz Chisholm Jr. (right turf toe) will need to undergo surgery AFTER THE SEASON to fully recover, per Christina De Nicola
For now, Jazz is ramping up baseball activities to make a return.
Follow the @FishOnFirst injury tracker for the latest up to date injury news.…
— Kevin Barral (@kevin_barral) June 13, 2023
This is a good news/bad news situation. Chisholm Jr. will need surgery after the season to repair his turf toe. However, he is planning on returning and playing now. Will his play be compromised? Will his return be delayed even longer? Will they limit his time in the field? So many questions.
Wade Miley – SP Milwaukee Brewers
Craig Counsell says Wade Miley will start Saturday’s game against the Pirates.
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) June 13, 2023
Kenta Maeda – SP Minnesota Twins
Kenta Maeda is taking another rehab start before he rejoins the Twins. Plan is for him to pitch again for the Saints on Friday in Louisville.
He said he's continued to key in on mechanical misalignments that were holding his stuff back coming off the TJ.
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) June 13, 2023
This could be his final game before coming back to Minnesota. That final sentence is the intriguing one as he has looked good while rehabbing. Keep him on your radars.
Byron Buxton – UT Minnesota Twins
Rocco Baldelli said Byron Buxton was “getting close,” to returning.
“The sharp pain, the real pain that he was dealing with, that's gone. But there's some lingering, some soreness, and that's why he's not active today. He still needs a few more days.” https://t.co/PQ2YNogwmH
— Betsy Helfand (@betsyhelfand) June 13, 2023
Buxton was eligible to come back yesterday, but he’ll need a few more days as his pain continues to dwindle. Especially considering where he was hit, swinging a bat would be tough with any pain.
Pete Alonso – 1B New York Mets
Pete Alonso (left wrist sprain/bone bruise) is taking grounders at first base.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) June 13, 2023
This is good news that Alonso could do field work while recovering. He still has a ways to go though before returning.
Jose Quintana – SP New York Mets
Jose Quintana's first minor league rehab start is finished. He pitched 1.1 shutout innings (26 pitches) for Single-A St. Lucie and allowed two hits with one walk. The Mets want Quintana extended to five innings before he joins the team, according to Showalter.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 13, 2023
This was a good first step for Quintana. It’s been said that he’ll need to be stretched out to five innings before returning.
Harrison Bader – OF New York Yankees
Aaron Boone says the plan is for Harrison Bader to play in a rehab game tomorrow then return for the Red Sox series on Friday
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) June 13, 2023
Aaron Judge – OF New York Yankees
The team has said that they will offer a timeline at some point this week. While things seem to be getting better for Judge, he himself doesn’t seem to know when he’ll return. He has said that every day is better and better, so there’s that.
J.D. Davis – 3B San Francisco Giants
— vernkpix (@vernKPIX) June 14, 2023
It’s unclear if Davis will need a trip to the Injured List. The above play looked ugly though. David Vilar and/or Luis Matos will be on the roster soon to help this and another major injury.
Mitch Haniger – OF San Francisco Giants
Mitch Haniger has left the game after being hit on the arm by a pitch pic.twitter.com/gaWsuns2Ze
— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) June 14, 2023
Haniger looked to be in a lot of pain, and this is why. It’s unclear how long he will be gone, but it will likely be a while. Look for Luis Matos to take over this spot and get the call. He’s worth an add.
Lars Nootbar – OF St. Louis Cardinals
Lars Nootbaar continues to progress to the extent that the Cardinals are hopeful he could depart on a rehab reasonably soon (this weekend, even). He has not yet been ruled out for London.
— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) June 13, 2023
Great news for Nootbar, who has been out for quite a while. Fingers crossed.
Toronto Blue Jays – Team Update
🔹INF Brandon Belt (left hamstring inflammation) placed on 10-day IL, retroactive to June 11
🔹 RHP Adam Cimber placed on Paternity List
🔹 C Danny Jansen reinstated from 10-day IL and will be active tonight
🔹 INF Ernie Clement and RHP Bowden Francis recalled… pic.twitter.com/cosDMRbwmb
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 13, 2023
Belt will miss some time, despite him seemingly getting better recently. It’s unclear if this will be more than the ten-day minimum for him. As for Jansen, he was raking in the minors so his return isn’t a surprise.