2017 Fantasy Baseball: Spring Training Injury Report, March 12
Well, outside of an addition or two, there has not been many changes to the injury report.
Typically, we will not see legitimate updates in terms of their opening day status until later in Spring Training.
As Spring Training gets in high gear and Fantasy drafts start taking place, it is vital to know who is injured and how long they will be out. Especially before you start your draft.
The injury report will detail the injury, when you can expect them to return and other important information.
The injury report will not include players that will miss the entire 2017 Fantasy Baseball season. I will also not be discussing players that have nicks and bruises that are out a game or two, but will be ready for opening day.
Well, let’s get to it shall we.
Spring Training Injury Report, March 12
|Albert Pujols||DH||Angels||RT Foot Surgery, Dec 2016||Probable Opening Day||Active in grapefruit games (as of Mar 11)|
|Wilson Ramos||C||Rays||RT Knee Surgery Oct 2016||Possibly May||Possible return as DH in May. No timetable to start catching (as of Mar 11)|
|Josh Bell||1B||Pirates||LT Knee Surgey Feb 2017||Probable Opening Day||Active in Spring Training action (as of Mar 11)|
|Jason Kipnis||2B||Indians||Strained Rotator Cuff||Likely Opening Day||Active in Spring Training action (as of Mar 11)|
|Devon Travis||2B||Bue Jays||RT Knee Surgery Nov 2016||Probable Opening Day||Taking batting practice (as of Mar 7)|
|David Wright||3B||Mets||RT Shoulder Impingement||Questionable Opening Day||Not exected to throw for another few weeks (as of Mar 11)|
|Matt Duffy||3B||Rays||LT Heel Surgery Sept 2016||Probable Opening Day||Still not ready to take grounders (as of Mar 11)|
|Preston Tucker||OF||Astros||LT Shoulder Surgery, Sept 2016||Probable Opening Day||Hitting, but no defensive play (as of Mar 6)|
|Michael Brantley||OF||Indians||RT Nicep Surgery, Aug 2016||Probable Opening Day||Simulated game (as of Mar 10)|
|David Dahl||OF||Rockies||Stress Reaction in Sixth Rib||Probable Opening Day||Expected eval in one week (as of Mar 11)|
|Jeff Locke||SP||Marlins||LT Bicep Tendinitis||Probable Opening Day||Taking part on a throwing program (as of Mar 10)|
|Zach Wheeler||SP||Mets||Tommy John Surgery Mar 2015||Probable Opening Day||Threw two live innings (as of Mar 11)|
|Max Scherzer||SP||Nationals||Stress Fracture RT ring finger/knuckle||Probable Opening Day||Threw BP Mar 7. Expected to throw BP Mar 12 ( as of Mar 11)|
|Chris Tillman||SP||Orioles||RT Shoulder||Possibly early April||Threw bullpn session Mar 11 (as of Mar 11)|
|Carter Capps||SP||Padres||Tommy John Surgery Mar 2016||Probable Opening Day||Threw live BP Feb 28. Expect first start mid-Mar (as of Mar 11)|
|Tyson Ross||SP||Rangers||Rib Surgery Oct 2016||Possibly May||Threw 20-pitch bullpen session Mar 9 (as of Mar 11)|
|David Price||SP||Red Sox||LT Forearm/Elbow Soreness||Possibly April||Thre 25 pitches in batting cage (as of Mar 11)|
|Homer Bailey||SP||Reds||RT Elbow Sugery Feb 2017||Possibly June||60-Day DL Feb 14. Expect to resume throwing end of Mar (as of Mar 11)|
|Anthony DeSclafani||SP||Reds||RT Elbow Tenderness||Possibly early April||Threw bullpen session Mar 7 (as of Mar 11)|
|Sonny Gray||SP||A's||Moderate Lat Strain||Possibly April||Shutdown for 3-weeks (as of Mar 9)|
|Huston Street||RP||Angels||RT Lat Strain||Probable Opening Day||Street is on the shelf for 3-4 weeks (as of Mar 4)|
|Steve Cishek||RP||Mariners||Hip Surgery, Oct 16||Early-Mid 2017||Played catch for three consecutive days (as of Mar 10)|
|Glen Perkins||RP||Twins||LT Shoulder Soreness||Probable Opening Day||Threw fourth bullpen session Mar 2 (as of Mar 11)|
- Albert Pujols’ participated in his first game of the spring, he went 0-for-2
- Josh Bell hs participated in three spring games and has four Ks and two BBs over seven ABs
- Jason Kipnis has not started two games and has gone 0-for-5
- Zack Wheeler has made one start and has allowed two hits on two and a solo HR
Be sure and check back next week as I provide updates to the aforementioned players as well as likely add a few more names.
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