Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Saturday March 4, 2023.
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James Paxton, SP, BOS
James Paxton says he tweaked his hamstring pic.twitter.com/tWUrXWvmlV
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) March 3, 2023
James Paxton tweaked his hamstring and will be day to day. The team has plenty of options within their rotation, so filling the spot shouldn’t be a problem. Paxton’s injury history makes this a curious one nonetheless.
Connor Wong, C, BOS
Connor Wong has a Grade 1 left hamstring strain. "We will see how he reacts in the upcoming days," said Alex Cora.
— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) March 3, 2023
While a Grade 1 strain isn’t overly concerning, it’s something to monitor. Jorge Alfaro and Reese McGuire likely lead the way for all catching candidates.
Nick Senzel, OF, CIN
David Bell said there's a big step for Nick Senzel (toe) today. He's hitting in today's simulated game on the back fields.
— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) March 3, 2023
A positive sign that he’s progressed to this point, as he looks to be on his way to getting into real game action soon. Still, he’s been prone to suffering injuries over the years, so this isn’t something new.
Michael Brantley, OF, HOU
Michael Brantley is away from Astros camp while dealing with a family matter, according to a team spokesman.
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) March 3, 2023
Michael Brantley’s absence from the team is nothing injury-related, but rather a personal matter. Here’s hoping all will be well and that he can be back to getting himself ready for the season soon.
A.J. Puk and Tanner Scott, RP, MIA
— Jordan McPherson (@J_McPherson1126) March 3, 2023
A.J. Puk recently suffered an abductor injury, while Tanner Scott had some biceps discomfort. Things seem to be trending in the right direction for both pitchers. Here they are back on the mound, taking the next step to being back in the mix for saves in Miami.
Nick Gordon, Inf/OF, MIN
Mild to moderate left high ankle sprain for Nick Gordon. X-rays did not show a fracture. He was in a boot and had crutches after the game.
They’ll keep evaluating him, and Rocco said at minimum Gordon won’t be playing through Monday’s off day.
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) March 3, 2023
Unfortunate news here, as Gordon hurt himself trying to make a throw to first base. This is something that would have likely placed him on the 10-day Injured List if it was during the season.
Jose Miranda, 1B/3B, MIN
Jose Miranda has been hampered by a sore shoulder, and he could be limited to begin the season.
Juan Soto, OF, SD
Juan Soto's left calf still bothering him enough that he is not in tonight's lineup.
Soto was held out earlier this week with "tightness" in the calf but played the past two days. He went 2-for-3 in both games.
Said Melvin: "Certainly is not affecting his swing."
— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) March 3, 2023
Juan Soto is still experiencing tightness in his calf and has been out of action for some time. While the team isn’t overly concerned with this situation, it’s definitely something to monitor.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, STL
Paul Goldschmidt was a late scratch from Friday’s lineup so that he could attend to a family matter.
— Lynn Worthy (@LWorthySports) March 3, 2023
Paul Goldschmidt is away from the team for a personal matter. Here’s to him and wishing him all the best.
Yandy Diaz, 1B/3B, TB
Yandy Diaz is suffering from a hip flexor that will sideline him for a few days. He isn’t expected to be back in the lineup until at least next Thursday.
Jon Gray, SP, TEX
RHP Jon Gray has been scratched from today's scheduled start with back tightness. The Rangers starting pitcher for today's game is now LHP Taylor Hearn. https://t.co/KietF2Lo9S
— Texas Rangers PR (@TXRangersPR) March 3, 2023
Jon Gray’s start yesterday was scratched due to back tightness. It is a situation worth noting due to his history of injuries.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B, TOR
Vlad Guerrero Jr. considered day to day per manager John Schneider, who expressed optimism that Guerrero Jr. will be fine. Jays will evaluate Vlad Jr. tomorrow. No MRI planned. Slated to leave for DR & WBC Sunday.
— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) March 3, 2023
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. left yesterday’s game with right knee discomfort. While this isn’t considered serious at all, it’s something to monitor despite his clean bill of health while in the majors. Still, he’s likely to be fine and will be in the World Baseball Classic soon enough.
Mitch White, RP, TOR
Mitch White, whose spring build-up has been delayed by a right shoulder impingement, is expecting to throw a 40-pitch side session this weekend at Blue Jays camp.
Next steps after that would be facing hitters in a live bullpen and then getting into games.
— Arden Zwelling (@ArdenZwelling) March 3, 2023
Mitch White will take a big step forward this weekend to see how ready he can and will be for the start of the season.