Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Friday, March 10, 2023.
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MLB Injury Report for March 10
Andrew Chafin – RP Arizona Diamondbacks
New signed Andrew Chafin has some groin tightness and will get some time off to let it heal. He, alongside a bevy of other relievers, are options for the team out of the bullpen. With the closer situation nowhere near solved, anyone there can break through and emerge. Chafin will need to heal up in order to make that happen.
Kolby Allard – SP Atlanta Braves
Kolby Allard, part of the Braves’ starting pitching depth, will start the season on the injured list. He suffered a grade 2 right oblique strain.
— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) March 9, 2023
The fifth spot in the Braves’ rotation is up for grabs, and Allard was an option. Suffering a grade-2 strain will require time on the Injured List, as this should take at least one month to heal.
Justin Turner – 3B Boston Red Sox
Justin Turner was back at the ballpark yesterday. Won’t be on the field until he gets the stitches out. Sox are taking it day by day. Hope is he’ll have time to be ready for Opening Day.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) March 9, 2023
It’s great to see that he’s at least visiting the club and able to spend time with them. Being ready for Opening Day seems like an outside shot, but stranger things have happened. The most important thing is that he seems well on his way.
Drew Waters – OF Kansas City Royals
Drew Waters (oblique strain) says he’s feeling good and will participate in team defense drills today, which he’s excited about. No swinging yet but progressing well. Good sign for the outfielder.
— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) March 9, 2023
Great progressive move forward for Waters, who looks to return soon from an oblique strain. He would have likely been the team’s Opening Day center fielder, but this injury has sidelined him for a while. He will likely be back at some point in April if all goes well.
Garrett Mitchell – OF Milwaukee Brewers
Counsell on Mitchell's hammy: "I don't think you'll see him for a couple of days. I think we'll know tomorrow what's going on for sure, but at this point it doesn't look like that big of a deal. … I can give you a better answer tomorrow, but that's what we're thinking/hoping."
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) March 9, 2023
After exiting due to precautionary reasons, manager Craig Counsell’s words were reassuring. There will likely be some additional testing with more clarity coming forward soon.
Carlos Correa – SS Minnesota Twins
Also: Carlos Correa has departed Twins camp ahead of the upcoming birth of his second son, Kenzo.
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) March 9, 2023
Congratulations are in order to him and his family. He will be away from the team for a short while.
Harrison Bader – OF New York Yankees
Boone said that Bader “kind of swung and felt something in there,” in reference to the center fielder’s 5th inning strikeout against his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals, on Wednesday afternoon. Bader went for imaging today and the #Yankees are waiting on results. https://t.co/Wva9O2M7HX
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) March 9, 2023
There will be more clarity once the results of his imaging are released. That said, it’s disappointing, to say the least. If any time were to be missed, Oswaldo Cabrera would likely be the benefactor of this injury.
Lou Trivino – RP New York Yankees
Lou Trivino has an elbow ligament strain. Will be on IL to start year too. #Yankees
— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) March 9, 2023
Not a great sign here as the Yankees’ bullpen takes a hit. He was traded for last season, and will now miss at least one month as the strain is considered mild.
Carlos Rodon – SP New York Yankees
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 9, 2023
What we know is that velocity was down this spring, and he felt the elbow strain when he tried to ramp things up. He also felt it when he was throwing hard sliders. The interesting part of this interview is that he said he could pitch through it if it were down the stretch. This seems very concerning that it’s happening now. It’s hard to say whether or not resting up now will help it maintain and sustain later. For now, it’s rumored that he will be back sometime in April, but something doesn’t necessarily seem right with that. Still, going with what we’ve been told, he will be shut down for seven to ten days before anything else.
Bryce Harper – OF Philadelphia Phillies
Bryce Harper hit off a tee today for the first time since his elbow surgery, Rob Thomson just said
I’m hearing he hit 16 balls off a tee
Not impossible he takes batting practice on the field before the end of spring training.
Possible but not likely he could even take live BP.
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) March 9, 2023
Great news as Harper progresses forward towards a return from Tommy John surgery. There is hope that he could return early, as his timeline was a wide and varying one. Still, he will be limited to DH when in fact he does come back.
Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B Pittsburgh Pirates
Derek Shelton said Ke'Bryan Hayes is dealing with some left thumb soreness. He hit in the cage today, and they don't expect it to be a big thing. He's played in four spring training games thus far, compared to 6-8 for most other regulars.
— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) March 9, 2023
While it’s somewhat precautionary, it’s also something to monitor. Hayes has had a solid and productive Spring training thus far and will look to keep that momentum going when he returns.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1B Toronto Blue Jays
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. took some ground balls and hit again today. He’ll likely face some live pitching tomorrow and go from there, but he’s feeling good according to John Schneider. #BlueJays
— Keegan Matheson (@KeeganMatheson) March 9, 2023
The star first baseman continues to progress forward and inch his way to a return. Facing live pitching will be a good test for him to see if he can get back into game action soon.
Victor Robles – OF Washington Nationals
Victor Robles, who banged his left knee on the wall making a catch in Lakeland yesterday, was due to get an ultrasound image today. Davey Martinez still views him as day-to-day.
— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) March 9, 2023
The next step after being removed for his bruised knee, Robles should see some results soon. More will be updated shortly, but it seems like a minor issue.