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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

Player
Position
Team
Notes
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

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.

 

Singles

  • 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!

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