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MLB Injury Report – March 8, 2023

Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

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MLB Injury Report for March 8

Mike Soroka – SP Atlanta Braves

It’s been a long road back for Soroka, and it’s unclear if his body will withstand the rigors of pitching. His return is the feel-good story of the season. That said, all expectations should be tempered due to the fact that he hasn’t pitched for so long.

Kyle Wright – SP Atlanta Braves

Positive news regarding Kyle Wright, who seems to be feeling great after an earlier letdown. A small draft discount might yield some rewards in-season if this continues. Still, it’s far too early to make that conclusion.

John Means – SP Baltimore Orioles

A big step forward here, as Means himself, said that he felt like a baseball player again. While it’s dependent on how his body responds, he looks to be on the road to recovery. A post-All-Star Break debut looks to be in the works.

James Paxton – SP Boston Red Sox

James Paxton seems to be progressing well and inching closer to a return. That being said, this isn’t the first time won’t be the last time that sort of statement gets said about him. Nonetheless, he could be in the rotation sooner than originally expected.

Adalberto Mondesi – SS Boston Red Sox, Connor Wong – C Boston Red Sox

Connor Wong seems to be slowly progressing toward a return. Adalberto Mondesi was set to take tests two days ago, though the results were never released. That said, if he’s taking on a heavier workload, chances are those tests revealed that he was doing well. Still, it’s important to wait for the official word before all else.

Nick Senzel – OF Cincinnati Reds

Nick Senzel is still not running at 100 percent, though he is progressing well. He is taking in batting practice and also doing defensive drills. He is not game-ready yet, with no timetable for that in place.

Lance McCullers Jr. – SP Houston Astros

The update on Lance McCullers Jr. is that there is no update. He still hasn’t started throwing. Obviously, this is not good news.

Tanner Scott – RP Miami Marlins, A.J. Puk – RP Miami Marlins

Both Tanner Scott and A.J. Puk took a nice step forward by throwing a live batting practice session yesterday. A bigger step will be this Friday when they play in a game. Both have interesting profiles on this team and could compete for saves in 2023. This situation is something to monitor to see how this bullpen shakes itself out.

Seth Brown – 1B/OF Oakland Athletics

It was noted by manager Mark Kotsay that his removal was precautionary, so hopefully, it’s nothing too serious. Perhaps a day off this early will straighten things out.

James Kaprielian – SP Oakland Athletics

Fantastic news with some reassuring comments from his manager. James Kaprielian looks almost game ready. We’ll see how much he needs to ramp up his arm for the season, but things are looking great.

Dylan Carlson – OF St. Louis Cardinals

Dylan Carlson seems to be ready to return to the field after experiencing arm fatigue earlier this week. It will be interesting to see how the gluttony of outfielders plays itself out for the upcoming season. Carlson hasn’t impressed for a while but could win the spot outright.

Nathan Eovaldi – SP Texas Rangers

Nathan Eovaldi isn’t throwing off a mound yet, but his setback isn’t considered to be too serious. His progression is something to monitor. It’s unknown if he’ll be ready for Opening Day.


Jake Odorizzi – SP Texas Rangers

Jake Odorizzi might not be ready for Opening Day due to arm fatigue. Obviously, not a good sign for him, and his role has been changed to a long reliever instead of a starter. The often-injured pitcher is likely one to avoid in most leagues going forward.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1B Toronto Blue Jays

Great news that the knee continues to get better and better. His status for Opening Day doesn’t appear to be in jeopardy and he should continue to be drafted as an elite first base option.

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