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MLB Injury Report: Strikeout Artist to the IL

Welcome to the Fantrax MLB Injury Report for Thursday, May 16, 2024. In today’s edition, J.P. Crawford may have injured himself while rehabbing, Trea Turner had an eye-opening day of recovery, and Jeffrey Springs is starting a rehab assignment soon. All of this and more in today’s Injury Report from Fantrax.

Fantrax MLB Injury Report for Thursday, May 16, 2024.

J.P. Crawford – SS Seattle Mariners (oblique, hand)

In what was likely his final rehab game, Crawford was hit by a pitch on his wrist/hand in an unfortunate series of events. He was writhing in pain all over the field as it looked to be a brutal injury. It still might be, but this report sheds some comfort on the situation. While he likely won’t return on Friday as once believed, he may not need to miss much more time after all. We should know more in the coming days.

Trea Turner – SS Philadelphia Phillies (hamstring)

This was an interesting quote by Gelb, as it looks like Turner performed quite well with his agility drills. Whether or not he beats his six-week timeline remains to be seen, but this is a great first step toward that.

Autin Hays – OF Baltimore Orioles (calf), Anthony Santander – OF Baltimore Orioles (knee)

It was an odd substitution for the Orioles, as Hays was lifted immediately after a hit in order not to have him run along the basepaths. After all, the team has the depth to be effective, so why force the issue? As for Santander, we should have more information on him in the coming days to see if this is something worth monitoring long-term.

Nick Lodolo – SP Cincinnati Reds (groin)

Lodolo was placed on the Injured List with a groin strain that he had apparently been working through. The team is hopeful that this is a minimal absence and that he can return in short order. It’s discouraging because he had missed so much time before this to begin the season. Unfortunately, injuries like this are somewhat expected, given how tall and lanky he is.

Jonathan India – 2B Cincinnati Reds (migraine)

Good news in that India should only miss minimal time.

Wyatt Langford – OF Texas Rangers (hamstring), Josh Jung – 3B Texas Rangers (wrist)

This was a positive update for both players who are aiming to return from their long-standing respective injuries. This was the first baseball-themed physical activity that Jung has done since heading to the Injured List, so this is the beginning of his journey back. Meanwhile, Langford had already begun running, but there was no indication if this was at 100% effort.

Max Scherzer – SP Texas Rangers (nerve)

That is quite the list of issues to deal with for Scherzer. While it’s encouraging that those MRIs came back clean, the fact that he had been recently effected by them is not nothing. In fact, who is to say that they won’t creep up on him again in the future once he starts throwing again on five days rest? Keep these in the back of your mind when managing your roster.

Keaton Winn – SP San Francisco Giants (forearm)

Winn will undoubtedly head to the Injured List soon, though the injury doesn’t appear to be as serious as it was once believed to be.

Lane Thomas – OF Washington Nationals (MCL)

This is a positive sign for Thomas, who has been limited in his mobility since the injury. He will likely try to run at 100% soon enough, depending on how he feels after yesterday’s movement. Still, this is a good sign which could lead to some progression in his recovery.

Jeffrey Springs – SP Tampa Bay Rays (Tommy John Surgery)

Jeffrey Springs will begin his rehab assignment before the end of May. This puts him in line to return in June if all goes well. Great news.

Ryan Pepiot – SP Tampa Bay Rays (leg contusion)

Pepiot has been able to progress quite smoothly in his recovery process ever since he was placed on the Injured List. It should be no surprise that he could return to the rotation when first eligible to come off of the Injured List.

Brandon Lowe – 2B Tampa Bay Rays (oblique)

While the team did the right thing by pulling Lowe when they did for precautionary reasons, it turns out that what he was feeling was based on how much pain tolerance he has. Knowing that, he should (hopefully) be able to continue through and work his way back to the Rays in short order.

Nico Hoerner – 2B Chicago Cubs (hamstring)

There wasn’t much clarity on this issue, other than that the team doesn’t foresee Hoerner heading to the Injured List. That said, anything can happen, and if things don’t get better soon, chances are that he will head there.

Joe Musgrove – SP San Diego Padres (elbow)

Be prepared.

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