Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Sunday March 5, 2023.
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MLB Injury Report for March 5
Brayan Bello throwing his third bullpen session since he was slowed by forearm tightness earlier in camp. pic.twitter.com/sHKAtGevcH
— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) March 4, 2023
Since his early scare, Bello has surpassed any hill that he has been challenged to climb. While he is behind where he should be, chances are that he won’t miss much time during the regular season.
James Paxton and Garrett Whitlock
Paxton has a Grade 1 hamstring strain, the least serious. But he'll be shut down for a bit. Seems pretty unlikely he'll be on the Opening Day roster, which is also true for Bello and Whitlock.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) March 4, 2023
The trio of players in the tweet itself looks likely to miss Opening Day. Paxton, for one, has a minor hamstring strain, which will be tested through imaging. Whitlock has been ramping back up slowly since his off-season surgery. The aforementioned Bello was behind a bit after an early forearm scare, but he seems on track to be 100% and back soon enough.
Reds starter Justin Dunn doesn’t need surgery and can still pitch this year, but he’s shut down for a couple months due to the same shoulder issue he dealt with that year.
The doctor he met with said he has seen this with one pitcher — Doc Gooden, who went on to have a long… https://t.co/RGFHk9fOEW
— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) March 4, 2023
Justin Dunn continues to struggle to gain health, but he might be at the end of the road to recovery. Still, he will miss some time to start the season.
Ryan Yarbrough and Taylor Clarke
LHP Ryan Yarbrough is dealing with a "slight groin strain" and has been pushed back a bit, but it doesn't seem serious. He will throw a bullpen tomorrow to see how he feels.
RHP Taylor Clarke (lower body soreness) is scheduled for live BP tomorrow. #Royals
— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) March 4, 2023
Yarbrough missed some time due to various ailments last year with Tampa Bay. This needs to be a non-serious injury for him to make it to Opening Day. As for Clarke, he experienced his soreness during a bullpen session earlier in the week.
Nick Gordon looks to be ready to return to action within the next seven to ten days.
Alex Kirilloff is progressing well with his wrist. He aims to be into game action soon and competing for a spot on the 26-man Opening Day roster.
The #Phillies will have no update today on Andrew Painter's elbow, according to Rob Thomson in his in-game interview on the television broadcast. Maybe Sunday or Monday. Painter was in uniform and in the dugout during the game.
— Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) March 4, 2023
The update on Andrew Painter’s elbow is that there is no update. Unfortunately, fans and fantasy owners everywhere will have to wait until later today or possibly even Monday.
Tommy La Stella
Tommy La Stella is still dealing with a sore throwing shoulder. Earliest he could be in a game is 10 days away.
— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 4, 2023
Tommy La Stella remains sidelined with a shoulder injury. He has played in only 136 games over the last two seasons.
#STLCards manager Oli Marmol said outfielder Dylan Carlson (arm fatigue) is on a “no-throw” plan until at least Monday. Carlson hurt his arm in Thursday’s game. He is OK to hit, but the club wants to rest his throwing arm through the weekend.
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) March 4, 2023
Dylan Carlson will not throw a baseball until Monday due to arm fatigue. This isn’t good news for him in that he is supposed to be competing for a spot in the outfield.
#STLCards manager Oli Marmol said RHP Jack Flaherty has been dealing with “flu-like” symptoms & that might put his first Grapefruit League outing in jeopardy on Sunday.
Lefty Jordan Montgomery, who will be appearing for the first time, is expected to start Sunday vs the #Astros.
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) March 4, 2023
Jack Flaherty’s start was pushed back due to flu-like symptoms. This is different than what was previously reported.
Jacob deGrom is tentatively scheduled to throw a live BP session on Wednesday. Alert the media (oh, wait. …)
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) March 4, 2023
After a successful bullpen session yesterday, Jacob deGrom will progress to facing live batters later this week.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will no longer play in the World Baseball Classic due to his right knee injury.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 4, 2023
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has withdrawn from the World Baseball Classic due to discomfort in his knee. The injury showed minor inflammation, but no structural damage. This is less of a pain issue and more of a discomfort issue.