Injury reports for the week of August 24th, 2016
Eric O’Flaherty, Atlanta Braves
Braves placed LHP Eric O’Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 18, with left elbow neuritis. There is no timetable for his return, but with a 6.91 ERA In 29.2 innings pitched he may just call it a year.
A.J. Pierzynski, Atlanta Braves
Braves placed C A.J. Pierzynski on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. He is only hitting .218 this season in 239 at-bats.
Hector Rondon, Chicago Cubs
Cubs placed RHP Hector Rondon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 17, with a right triceps strain. Since he has been battling this injury for a period of time, the Cubs thought it was best to place him on the DL. He should return when the 15 days are completed. He has a 2.47 ERA in 43.2 innings pitched and 51 strikeouts in that frame.
John Lackey, Chicago Cubs
Cubs placed RHP John Lackey on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15, with a right shoulder strain. He left his last game due to shoulder tightness, but instead of rushing him back for his next start the organization decided it was best just to have him rest the 15-day time frame. He is 9-7 with a 3.41 ERA in 158.1 innings pitched.
Joe Smith, Chicago Cubs
Cubs placed RHP Joe Smith on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. It has not been an easy road for Smith in a Cubs uniform; He has a 4.14 ERA in 41.1 innings with six holds and a 1-4 record. He also has six saves on the season.
Yunel Escobar, Los Angeles Angels
Angels placed 3B Yunel Escobar on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion. He has been making solid contact for the Angels, hitting .320 in 430 at-bats, which is second in the American League. CJ Cron was made active.
Geovany Soto, Los Angeles Angels
Angels placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation. Soto will be making his second appearance on the DL following his return on August 9th when he was battling a left knee inflammation. He is batting .269 in 78 at-bats.
Jung Ho Kang, Pittsburgh Pirates
Pirates placed 3B Jung Ho Kang on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury. Kang hurt his left shoulder on a slide; He will be out two-to-four weeks. He has struggled with a .243 batting average in 235 at-bats. Josh Bell will replace him in the lineup.
Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants
Giants placed RHP Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lower back. Cain has been on the DL for the third time this season. Cody Gearrin was called up to fill the void left by the struggling pitcher. He has a 4-8 record combined with a horrible 5.81 ERA.
Seth Maness, St. Louis Cardinals
Seth Maness is scheduled to undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Thursday. Not quite shocking considering he was battling all season long with this issue and will probably be out for the season. Maness was a large part of the Cardinals success with his 3.19 ERA in 237.1 career major league innings, and a 15-8 record with seven saves and 46 holds.
Nick Franklin, Tampa Bay Rays
Rays placed INF/OF Nick Franklin on the 7-day concussion disabled list. He has passed all his concussion tests and cleared to play on Friday, things were still not right, as he exited after just two innings as a defensive replacement. No timetable has been set for Franklin to return. The injury occurred when he was hit by the backswing from Kevin Kiermaier while standing in the on-deck circle.
Lucas Harrell, Texas Rangers
Rangers placed RHP Lucas Harrell on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain. He felt the tension when pitching against the A’s and felt tightness near his right groin. After an MRI, the Rangers decided it was best to shut down Harrell. There is no timetable for his return.
Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals
Nationals placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right elbow. He was hammered for nine runs in just 1.2 innings against the Rockies. A.J. Cole will step in and start Monday versus the Orioles. There is no timetable for his return.
Sammy Solis, Washington Nationals
Nationals placed LHP Sammy Solis on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. Solis is having a solid season with a 2.35 ERA in 38 1/3 innings this season. Koda Glover has been called up from Triple-A Syracuse to fill the void.
Rickie Weeks, Arizona Diamondbacks
Brock Holt, Boston Red Sox
Eduardo Rodriguez, Boston Red Sox
Zach Cozart, Cincinnati Reds
Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies
Tyler Saladino, Chicago White Sox
Stephen Matz, New York Mets
Billy Butler, Oakland Athletics
Angel Pagan, San Francisco Giants