After a couple of ugly weeks of collisions and elbow tightness we have a light injury report this week!
Don’t get me wrong. There were setbacks and a couple of very Fantasy relevant players that join us this week. However, no one got Schwarber’ed so we can consider this week a good one overall.
We got Adam Jones and Yasmani Grandal back this week so feel free to insert them into your lineups going forward.
Names like Gausman, Kang, and Dyson are getting close as well and worth targeting on the waiver wire if you have a specific need.
Let’s take a look at our updated list below. Cross your fingers that none of your crew made our dubious collection!
Injury Report, April 19
Fantasy Baseball Injuries
|Travis d’Arnaud||C||New York Mets||Listed as day-to-day with bruised elbow after hit by pitch April 16|
|Nick Hundley||C||Colorado Rockies||Placed on 7-day concussion DL; return possible in late April|
|Kyle Schwarber||C/OF||Chicago Cubs||Torn ACL and LCL; out for 2016 season|
|Robinson Chirinos||C||Texas Rangers||Broken forearm; Placed on 60-day DL, expected to miss 8-12 weeks|
|Devon Travis||2B||Toronto Blue Jays||November shoulder surgery; Expected to return in May/June|
|Jhonny Peralta||SS||St. Louis Cardinals||Ligament tear in thumb; Return possible in mid June|
|Danny Santana||SS/OF||Minnesota Twins||Hamstring strain; placed on 15-day DL April 9|
|Jung Ho Kang||SS/3B||Pittsburgh Pirates||September knee surgery; Headed for triple-A rehab assignment April 19|
|Michael Brantley||OF||Cleveland Indians||November shoulder surgery; sent on triple-A rehab assignment April 12|
|Lonnie Chisenhall||OF||Cleveland Indians||Wrist impingement; Placed on 15-day DL with possible return April 20|
|A.J. Pollock||OF||Arizona Diamondbacks||Broken elbow; likely out for 2016 season|
|Ender Inciarte||OF||Atlanta Braves||Hamstring strain; placed on 15-day DL on April 10|
|Rymer Liriano||OF||Milwaukee Brewers||Facial fractures after hit by pitch; Placed on 60-day DL April 2, return possible in June/July|
|Andre Ethier||OF||Los Angeles Dodgers||Right tibia fracture; Placed on 60-day DL, return possible in June|
|Jarrod Dyson||OF||Kansas City Royals||Grade 2 oblique strain; Sent on triple-A rehab assignment April 9|
|Ben Revere||OF||Washington Nationals||Right oblique injury; return possible in early to mid-May|
|Aaron Altherr||OF||Philadelphia Phillies||Underwent wrist surgery on March 9; Out until at least July|
|Charlie Blackmon||OF||Colorado Rockies||Turf toe; placed on 15 day-DL with no current timetable|
|Cameron Maybin||OF||Detroit Tigers||Broken wrist; Placed on 15-day DL with return possible in late April|
|Josh Hamilton||OF||Texas Rangers||October knee surgery; Placed on 15-day DL possible return in May|
|Shin-Soo Choo||OF||Texas Rangers||Calf strain; Placed on 15-day DL and expected to miss 4-6 weeks|
|Jon Gray||SP||Colorado Rockies||Abdominal strain; Sent on rehab assignment April 10|
|Lance McCullers||SP||Houston Astros||Shoulder soreness; Began rehab assignment April 11, return possible in late April|
|Hyun-Jin Ryu||SP||Los Angeles Dodgers||Shoulder surgery in May 2015; Possible return in June|
|Brett Anderson||SP||Los Angeles Dodgers||Underwent back surgery in March; return possible mid-season|
|C.J. Wilson||SP||Los Angeles Angels||Shoulder inflammation; Began throwing program April 11, no timetable for return|
|Andrew Heaney||SP||Los Angeles Angels||Left flexor muscle strain; no timetable to begin throwing|
|Matt Garza||SP||Milwaukee Brewers||Lat strain; placed on 15-day DL April 5 with return possible in early to mid-May|
|Zack Wheeler||SP||New York Mets||Tommy John surgery in March 2015; Return likely in July|
|Jacob deGrom||SP||New York Mets||Lat tightness; threw batting practice April 17, could return April 25|
|Henderson Alvarez||SP||Oakland Athletics||Shoulder surgery in July 2015; expected return in May|
|Tyson Ross||SP||San Diego Padres||Shoulder inflammation; eligible to return from 15-day DL April 20 but no current timetable|
|Kevin Gausman||SP||Baltimore Orioles||Shoulder tendinitis; began rehab assignment April 15 with return possible in late April|
|Yu Darvish||SP||Texas Rangers||March 2015 Tommy John surgery; Return likely in May|
|Alex Cobb||SP||Tampa Bay Rays||Tommy John surgery in May 2015; return likely in August|
|Eduardo Rodriguez||SP||Boston Red Sox||Dislocated kneecap; Placed on 15-day DL, could return in May|
|Homer Bailey||SP||Cincinnati Reds||Tommy John surgery in May 2015; return possible in June|
|John Lamb||SP||Cincinnati Reds||Underwent back surgery in December; sent on triple-A rehab assignment April 16|
|Michael Lorenzen||SP||Cincinnati Reds||Mild sprain of UCL; Placed on 15-day DL with return possible in May|
|Anthony DeSclafani||SP||Cincinnati Reds||Strained oblique; threw batting practice April 18|
|Daniel Norris||SP||Detroit Tigers||Non-displaced spinal fractures; Began rehab assignment April 10, return possible in April|
|Brad Boxberger||RP||Tampa Bay Rays||Underwent surgery March 17; Could return in mid-May|
|Carson Smith||RP||Boston Red Sox||Elbow strain; On 15-day DL, throwing off mound but no current timetable|
|Will Smith||RP||Milwaukee Brewers||Torn lateral collateral ligament; placed on 15-day DL, currently no timetable for return|
|Corey Knebel||RP||Milwaukee Brewers||Oblique strain; Placed on 15-day DL with no current timetable|
|Glen Perkins||RP||Minnesota Twins||Shoulder strain; placed on 15 day-DL with no current timetable|
Injury Report – Hitter
Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies
— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) April 15, 2016
Blackmon has his left foot in a walking boot due to turf toe. This is not news you want hear if you own him. While turf toe sounds mundane, an injury to a part of your foot used for things like walking can be a challenge. I’d plan for 3-6 weeks depending on how cautious the Rockies are bringing him back.
Injury Report – Pitcher
Glen Perkins, RP, Minnesota Twins
After decreased velocity and early season struggles, Perkins has made his way to the 15-day DL and our list. A shoulder strain is responsible for the visit and there is currently no timetable for his return. Perkins has dealt with issues on and off the field for the last couple years so this is nothing new.
It looks like Kevin Jepsen will get the first call in the ninth, but keep Trevor May in mind. Jepsen has had some struggles himself early this season and could give way to May if things go south. It’s also possible that if Jepsen or May dominate that they could hold on to the job even when Perkins returns.
- Shelby Miller exited his last start after hitting his throwing hand on the mound while pitching. He could be ready to go this week without missing a start. The bigger question though is why are you scraping the ground with your pitching hand on your follow through?
- Ben Revere’s recovery from an oblique injury seems to be coming along slowly. He’s targeting a return in early May if all goes well. That would put him around four to five weeks post injury. Obliques can be tricky so Revere owners need to hope that with no setbacks that timetable is accurate.
- After being scratched from his last start due to a hamstring issue, Francisco Liriano looks set to start today’s game.
- Trevor Plouffe left Sunday’s game with what was labeled as an intercostal strain. This sounds like it’s in the oblique family of injuries so it bears watching over the next few days.
We’ve made it through another week without too many setbacks, hopefully. Keep checking back each week for a new injury report!