MLB Injury Report for the week of 9/1/2016
Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox
An MRI on Andrew Benintendi’s left knee didn’t reveal any structural damage. The injury occurred when Benintendi slipped trying to avoid a tag at second base. It appears he’s avoided a serious injury. A timetable for his return isn’t known at this point, but the Red Sox expect to get him back before the end of the season.He is hitting .324 with one home run and 10 RBI in 21 games.
Arodys Vizcaino, Atlanta Braves
Braves placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 25, with right shoulder inflammation. He has not been himself since returning from the oblique injury and this is significant to the reason why. With the Braves out of the playoff hunt, it will be unsure how long Vizcaino will be sidelined. Jim Johnson will be the next man up for the closer role.
Chien-Ming Wang, Kansas City Royals
Royals placed RHP Chien-Ming Wang on the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis. Wang is 36-years old, so injuries will creep up on him. He came to the Royals through the minor leagues, after being out of pro baseball for the last three seasons. It’s not clear how long he might be out. Scott Alexander was called up in a corresponding move.
Scott Kazmir, Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodgers placed LHP Scott Kazmir on the 15-day disabled list with neck inflammation. Kazmir couldn’t make it out of the third inning in his last start Monday against the Reds. He only got through 2.2 innings and gave up six hits and four earned runs. It’s not clear how long he might be sidelined.
Brett Anderson, Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodgers placed LHP Brett Anderson on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his left index finger. He missed four-plus months due to a back surgery. Anderson holds a hideous 24.75 ERA and 4.25 WHIP through two starts this season with Los Angeles, but if he can get healthy his return will be a welcomed site for the Dodgers.
Danny Santana, Minnesota Twins
Twins placed INF/OF Danny Santana has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 left shoulder sprain The injury occurred on a collision with Robbie Grossman his teammate. He has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Logan Schafer was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move to provide outfield depth for the Twins.
Neil Walker, New York Mets
Second baseman Neil Walker will miss the rest of the season due to a herniated disc in his back. He wanted to play through the injury,but it was causing him numbness in his foot and leg. He went in for a second opinion but found out that surgery would be the best course of action.
Anthony Swarzak, New York Yankees
Yankees placed RHP Anthony Swarzak on the 15-day disabled list with right rotator cuff tendinitis.
Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates
Cole was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, retroactive to August 25, with posterior inflammation in his right elbow. He should be in-line to play again as an MRI showed no structural damage which was reconfirmed in a second opinion. Possible a mid-September return.
Tom Wilhelmsen, Seattle Mariners
Mariners placed RHP Tom Wilhelmsen on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain. He has pitched well for the Mariners recording a 3.20 ERA with a 15/7 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 19.2 innings in relief.
Derek Law, San Francisco Giants
Giants placed RHP Derek Law on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain. Law’s absence will be felt for however long he’s sidelined given his 1.94 ERA and 47/9 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 51 innings.
Jake Peavy, San Francisco Giants
Giants placed RHP Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain. Peavy was filling in for the injured Matt Cain as the fifth starter, but now Albert Suarez will make that start.
Mike Leake, St. Louis Cardinals
Cardinals placed RHP Mike Leake on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 22, with shingles. He was scratched from his start on Saturday versus the A’s. Top prospect Alex Reyes took that start instead, and will presumably get another turn this week in Cincinnati. There is no timetable for Leake’s return.
Homer Bailey, Cincinnati Reds
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Cameron Maybin, Detroit Tigers
Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros