This week Mike Valverde will be delivering the week’s compelling MLB injuries. On to the injuries!
Darren O’Day, Baltimore Orioles
Orioles placed RHP Darren O’Day on the 15-day disabled list with a strained rotator cuff. This will be the second time that O’Day has found himself on the DL. Buck Showalter said he believes O’Day should be ready to return when he’s eligible to be activated on Aug. 27. “I have a lot of confidence that we’ll get it resolved in that period,” Showalter said. “He was as sore [Saturday as he was Friday]. Said he felt better after the shot.” Orioles recalled right-hander Tyler Wilson to fill O’Day’s spot in the bullpen.
Steven Wright, Boston Red Sox
Steven Wright (shoulder) is aiming to return to the Red Sox rotation next Tuesday at Tampa Bay. It will retroactive to the 8thof August. The knuckleballer holds a 3.01 ERA in 146 2/3 innings this season, but has seen thigs decline since the All-Star break.
Pedro Strop, Chicago Cubs
Cubs placed RHP Pedro Strop on the 15-day disabled list with a torn meniscus in his left knee. “I almost cried thinking I might be out for the season,” Strop said Thursday while on crutches. “This is a special group I want to be part of it in the playoffs and World Series if we get there.” On the season, Strop has 2.89 ERA in 50 appearances. The injury occurred when Strop stepped off the mound to field a ground ball and got his cleat stuck in the ground, and when he burst from the mound his knee popped. “I heard a pop, but there wasn’t any sharp pain,” Strop said. “I walked back to the mound, and I couldn’t straighten my leg. That’s why I thought I couldn’t walk. But at the beginning, I didn’t think it was that bad, because I never felt a sharp pain.” Justin Grimm was recalled from Triple-A Iowa.
Mark Reynolds, Colorado Rockies
Rockies placed 1B Mark Reynolds on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamate bone fracture. Once it was diagnosed as a hamate bone injury it became an easy call even though the severity of the injury remains to be seen. Some think he may be out for the rest of the season as it takes four to six weeks to recover post surgery. First baseman/outfielder Ben Paulsen has been called up to replace Reynolds on the active roster.
Miguel Gonzalez, Chicago White Sox
White Sox placed RHP Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin. The injury occurred in the second inning in Thursday’s game against the Royals. “I felt it on the first pitch (of the second inning),” Gonzalez said. “After that, I didn’t have anything to push off with, no strength. I’ve done it before. That was my second time doing it on my right leg. Knowing you can’t have that strength, you can’t go out there and make it worse.” The right-hander carried a 2.76 ERA in his last seven starts, and it doesn’t appear that he will miss more than the set 15-days. The injury was retroactive to Aug. 31.
Jose Iglesias, Detroit Tigers
Tigers placed SS Jose Iglesias on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. Shortstop Dixon Machado was called up.Iglesias injured his hamstring as he was trying to leg out a ground ball to first base in Wednesday’s game against Seattle.
Preston Tucker, Houston Astros
Astros placed OF Preston Tucker on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. Manager A.J. Hinch noticed Tucker grimacing during swings in Thursday’s doubleheader in Minnesota. This is the same injury that he was dealing with when he was with Triple-A Fresno last month. “We think that with multiple days of rest he should be able to get back in action, maybe go on a rehab assignment, and then get back with us by the end of the month,” general manager Jeff Luhnow said.Outfielder Teoscar Hernandez was called up to play center.
Josh Ravin, Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodgers placed RHP Josh Ravin on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right triceps. There is no time table for his return. Brock Stewart has taken his spot in the bullpen.
Brandon McCarthy, Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodgers placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list with right hip stiffness. This will be his second stint on the DL this season. He has been struggling in his past three starts and his hip is part of the reason why he has given up 15 walks over the last three games. He was eventually removed from the start against Pittsburgh after walking five batters and hitting another. “It’s been a long road with the arm and now something else is bothering him,” manager Dave Roberts said. “You see the frustration and he feels he’s letting the team down. I absolutely feel for him and his teammates feel for him. But the No. 1 thing is we have to get him right and get him back with us.”
Shane Robinson, Los Angeles Angels
Angels placed OF Shane Robinson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hip flexor. Angels have opted to select the contract of fellow outfielder Todd Cunningham from Triple-A Salt Lake City. Robinson has had a tough year offensively, batting only .181 with one homer in 83 at-bats.
Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins
Marlins manager Don Mattingly announced Sunday that Giancarlo Stanton (groin) will miss the remainder of the 2016 season. Stanton suffered the injury on Saturday when trying to stretch a single into a double on the final play of the ballgame. Below our Fantasy Doctor Dr. Selene Parekh breaks down Stanton’s injury and gives his expectations for his recovery:
Adam Conley, Miami Marlins
Marlins placed LHP Adam Conley on the 15-day disabled list with left middle finger tendinitis. The injury occurred when he banged the roof of the dugout while celebrating a Jeff Mathis dinger. He should be ready to go when his DL stint is over. Jose Urena most likely will fill in for Conley in the meantime. Conley gave up five runs in four innings and said he has been pitching with soreness in his pitching hand that has been getting worse.
Tommy Milone, Minnesota Twins
Twins placed LHP Tommy Milone on the 15-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis. “It’s just one of those things where you have to give it some time and let it do its thing,” Milone said. “Hopefully, it’ll be two weeks or just a little bit longer.” He has been dealing with the injury for more than a month, and started to really flare up when he was moved to the bullpen after his July 30th start.
Trevor May, Minnesota Twins
Twins placed RHP Trevor May on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain. Trevor May will visit the DL for the second time in just over a month, and there is no doubt he is not happy with the situation. “The frustration level is at 100 here,” Maysaid Wednesday before the Twins and Houston Astros were rained out after two-plus innings, “just knowing I’m so much better than how this year has gone.” There is no timetable for his return. May mentioned about his possible return “I’ll tell you this,” he said. “I want to feel 100 percent again. I’m going to take the time it takes to get healthy. I’m just tired of feeling terrible.”
Buddy Boshers, Minnesota Twins
Twins placed LHP Buddy Boshers on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation. Boshers is 2-0 with a 5.84 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings pitched for the Twins this season. Andrew Albers was called up to replace Boshers in the rotation.
Nathan Eovaldi, New York Yankees
Yankees placed RHP Nathan Eovaldi on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 11, with a right elbow tendon injury.Eovaldi was pulled from his start Wednesday at Boston after just 12 pitches. He underwent and MRI and its unclear how long he will miss.
Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals
Cardinals placed 1B Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. He could not go on Wednesdayand became a late scratch. Adams is batting .249 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs in 95 games this season. Randal Grichuk will replace Adams in the lineup and give it another shot at the pro-level. Grichuk is batting .213 with 12 home runs and 35 RBIs in 84 games with the Cards. Also, look for Brandon Moss to get more opportunities at the plate. Timetable has not been set for Adams return.
Matt Holiday, St. Louis Cardinals
Cardinals placed OF Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb. General manager John Mozeliak said an MRI exam showed a Grade 2 strain, “We’re still very hopeful that he will be able to contribute this year,” Mozeliak said. “A lot will really be determined over the next week or two, and we’ll see how it goes. When he was playing, you saw glimpses as to why he’s important to this team.” Below our nationally renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Selene Parekh breaks down the Holliday injury and gives you his expectations going forward:
Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays
Blue Jays placed OF Jose Bautista on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee sprain. Bautista will visit the DL for the second time this season. His first came in June where he landed his foot on the base of the fence in Philadelphia which caused to have turf-toe. He was out 30 games. Now, he faces at least another 15-days due to catching a cleat in the turf while trying to field a ground ball. Bautista talked about his injury: “It’s reallyfrustrating, especially after an off-season that a lot of hard work went into just getting my body ready and hopefully avoiding these types of situations,” Bautista said. “And then having it happen on two freak injuries or freak accidents, it’s pretty disappointing.”
John Lackey-Chicago Cubs
Brandon Phillips-Cincinnati Reds
Marwin Gonzalez, Houston Astros
Brett Anderson, Los Angeles Dodgers
Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins
Jon Niese, New York Mets
Brett Gardner, New York Yankees
Adam Morgan, Philadelphia Phillies
Kevin Siegrist, St. Louis Cardinals
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