Do you hear the siren? Do you see me on a unicycle riding close behind it? That’s because it is time for your
Razzball weekly fantasy baseball injury report!
EDITOR’S NOTE: Wait…can Keelin ride a unicycle? A true renaissance woman! I wanted to pop in and mention some injuries that cropped up late Friday so y’all don’t go without your news of the injured and the lame…so macabre you all are! James McCann (NYM-C) is set to miss about 6 weeks with a hamate bone fracture that will require surgery. Ryan Mountcastle (BAL – 1B/OF) hit the 10-Day IL with a forearm strain that had caused him to miss a couple games. He’ll take some more time to heal up. Seiya Suzuki has missed three games with an ankle injury but the Cubs have not seen fit to add him to the IL. In other news, water is wet, fire is hot, and George Springer (TOR – OF) left last night’s game with an injured ankle. Extent of injury TBD. Now back to your regularly scheduled parade of the maid.
This week, there have been 3 “COVID” and 9 “undisclosed” entries on the COVID-IL bringing the total confirmed or precautionary player cases to 13 over the past week. Additionally, the Cleveland Guardians were having trouble guardian-ing their immune systems after a COVID outbreak infected seven members of the coaching staff, including manager Terry Francona. This outbreak resulted in the first game COVID-caused came postponement of the season.
Today’s Guardians/White Sox game has been postponed due to multiple positive COVID tests in Cleveland’s clubhouse.
— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) May 11, 2022
Back issues were also on the rise this week. “Back tightness” and “back spasms” accounted for four new entries, across positions, to the IL. There was also an uptick in catchers (
5 6) added to the IL. RPs (10) and SPs (5) were also on the uptick, with COVID being a contributing factor to these numbers.
American League Injuries
Chicago White Sox
Aaron Bummer (RP): Bummer is out with a strained knee on the 15-day IL. While the Bummer had a shaky start, he had not given up a run in four games. In his absence, the White Sox have been using Jose Ruiz, Bennett Sousa, and Reynaldo Lopez.
White Sox’ Aaron Bummer hoping for short IL stint with knee strain @NBCSWhiteSox https://t.co/lMw6qbpZHk
— NBC Sports Chicago (@NBCSChicago) May 10, 2022
Lucas Giolito (SP): Giolito is out on the COVID-19 IL.
Kansas City Royals
Edward Olivares (OF): Olivares was placed on the 10-day IL with a strained quad. Michael A. Taylor replaced Olivares during the game Olivares experienced the injury in. Sebastian Rivero was recalled to the roster to fill Olivares’ spot on the roster.
#Royals manager Mike Matheny said that Edward Olivares felt his quad pull initially while running for the ground rule double at the bottom of the second inning. Then it worsened after reaching first in the third. Still having tests done now before determining next step.
— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) May 8, 2022
Danny Coulombe (RP): The Twins continue to be plagued by injuries. Coulombe was added to the 15-day IL with a hip impingement. Yennier Cano was brought up and made his majors debut as he replaced Coulombe.
may 12 but same game: kyle tucker solo off yennier canó pic.twitter.com/WtTPr4NKq4
— All we are is Dustin Nguyen (@itsdtrain) May 12, 2022
Trevor Larnach (OF): Larnach was moved to the 10-day IL with a groin injury. Jose Godoy will replace Larnach.
Chris Paddack (SP): Paddack has been moved to the 60-day IL with elbow inflammation. Cole Sands was transferred to the roster to fill the missing spot.
Chris Paddack, out with right elbow inflammation, is seeking more opinions on what the next step is.
But hearing surgery is on the table. #MNTwins
— DanHayesMLB (@DanHayesMLB) May 10, 2022
Tampa Bay Rays
Phoenix Sanders (RP): Sanders was moved to the 15-day IL with lower back spasms. Sanders has begun his rehab assignment and should return soon.
Stephen Piscotty (INF): Piscotty, who I keep calling “Scotty Piscotty” in my head, has a strained calf. It is only a grade 1 strain, and the A’s just got Ramón Laureano from his PED-related suspension.
Los Angeles Angels
David Fletcher (INF): Fletcher is out on the 10-day after having adductor surgery (hip/groin). Andrew Velazquez has replaced Fletcher and has been performing well.
Jose Rojas (INF/OF), Max Stassi (C), Kurt Suzuki (C): Rojas, Stassi, and Suzuki were all placed as “undisclosed” on the COVID-19 IL. Chad Wallach was called up to support the loss of Stassi and Suzuki. The Angels are doing quite all right despite having two catchers and others on the IL.
So let me get this straight…
If you went to this game you got to see
1. Ohtani trophy ceremony
2. Trout homers twice
3. The legend of Wallach continues
4. Rendon hits a HR LEFT HANDED
5. Everyone eating off
6. Detmers throws a fricken NO HITTER vs TB
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!
— Vinnie ?? (@VinRBI) May 11, 2022
Austin Warren (RP): Warren is on the 15-day IL for nasal fracture surgery. Warren’s nose was broken a week after being hit by a stray ball at Red Sox batting practice at Fenway. OUCH. Elvis Peguero was activated.
Angels reliever Austin Warren was hit in the nose by a stray ball during Red Sox BP today.
He’s going on the IL with a nasal fracture.
Elvis Peguero is being activated.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) May 3, 2022
Tom Murphy (C): Murphy is on the 10-day IL with a shoulder dislocation. His prognosis is positive and he is currently traveling with the team.
That’s a very promising update on #Mariners catcher Tom Murphy, who dislocated his left shoulder last Friday. https://t.co/yhDMjSam2B
— Brent Stecker (@BrentStecker) May 11, 2022
Mitch Garver (C): Garver is on the 10-day IL with a strained flexor tendon. Sam Huff was brought up to replace Garver. Jonah Heim has also played in place of Garver.
Newser and some analysis on what Mitch Garver to the IL and Sam Huff to the bigs means. https://t.co/7DZ7PT1tCf
— Joseph Hoyt (@JoeJHoyt) May 10, 2022
National League Injuries
Michael Hermosillo (OF): Hermosillo was added to the 10-day IL with a strained quad. Wade Miley was activated to replace Hermosillo.
The Cubs officially activate Wade Miley from the 10-day IL to start today. In a corresponding move, they place Michael Hermosillo on the 10-day IL (retroactive to May 8) with a left quadriceps strain.
— Maddie Lee (@maddie_m_lee) May 10, 2022
Nick Madrigal (2B): Madrigal was moved to the 10-day IL with lower back tightness. Ildemaro Vargas is being brought up to fill Madrigal’s spot.
More roster moves for Cubs: Nick Madrigal to IL (low back tightness).
Ildemaro Vargas selected from Iowa. Adrian Sampson designated for assignment to clear room for Vargas on 40-man roster.
— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) May 11, 2022
Sean Newcomb (RP): Newcomb was moved to the 15-day IL with a sprained ankle. Mark Leiter Jr. will fill Newcomb’s spot.
Another day, more injury moves for Cubs. Sean Newcomb heads to 15-day IL with left ankle sprain (retroactive to May 8).
Mark Leiter Jr. recalled from Iowa to take his spot on the roster
— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) May 11, 2022
David Robertson (RP), Marcus Stroman (SP): Robertson and Stroman were added to the COVID-19 IL with an “undisclosed” condition. You take a guess of what the condition might be.
Lucas Sims (RP): It has been a tough season for Sims who is now on the 15-day IL with lower back spasms. You may remember Sims spent the first few weeks of the season on the IL with an elbow issue. Art Warren, Tony Santillan, and Hunter Strickland may replace Sims at various points. Update your roster(s) accordingly.
Lucas Sims ??
Art Warren ?@Razzball Bullpen Chart updated accordinglyhttps://t.co/fN90gfzTuk
— JKJ (@jkj0787) March 20, 2022
Andrew McCutchen (OF): Cutch is on the COVID-19 IL. Tyrone Taylor replaced Cutch, who should return soon.
Jake Marisnick (OF): Marisnick is on the 10-day IL for thumb surgery. He will be replaced by Max Kranick.
Jake Marisnick underwent left thumb surgery today to address the injury to the ulnar collateral ligament.
He is expected to return to full baseball activities in four-to-six weeks.
— Alex Stumpf (@AlexJStumpf) May 12, 2022
Roberto Perez (C): Pérez is on the 60-day IL with a significant strained hamstring. Andrew Knapp has replaced Pérez in the line-up.
The @Pirates placed Roberto Perez on the 10-day injured list, but manager Derek Shelton said Perez is expected to miss “significant time” with a left hamstring strain that will be re-evaluated by team doctors this week. https://t.co/ HfnXjTueLM
— Tribune-ReviewSports (@TribSports) May 9, 2022
st. Louis Cardinals
Adam Wainwright (SP): Wainwright was out on the COVID-19 protocol (sort of!), but he is all good now and back on the roster now.
I realize COVID protocols are all over the place everywhere these days but #MLB having a system that allowed Adam Wainwright to fly home with #STLCards on team plane from San Francisco but doesn’t allow him to pitch today doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
— Ben Frederickson (@Ben_Fred) May 10, 2022
Richard Bleier (RP), Jon Berti (INF/OF), Brian Anderson (3B/OF): Bleier, Berti, and Anderson are all on the COVID-19 IL. Anderson has completed his protocol and will resume playing.
Joey Wendle (INF): Wendle was added to the 10-day IL with hamstring tightness. Erik Gonzales replaced Wendle.
MOVES: The Marlins have activated Brian Anderson from the COVID IL; Joey Wendle placed on the 10-day IL (right hamstring strain)
— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) May 13, 2022
New York Mets
Sean Reid-Foley (RP): I included Reid-Foley in last week’s edition of Ambulance Chasers. However, Reid-Foley’s status has been updated, and he will likely be out for the season after getting Tommy John surgery.
Earlier this morning, Sean Reid-Foley underwent successful “Tommy John” surgery performed by Dr. Keith Meister in Texas. He will return to Florida in the coming days where he will continue his rehab. pic.twitter.com/knk6gvjr8F
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 11, 2022
Zach Eflin (SP), Zack Wheeler (SP): Wheeler and Eflin were out as “undisclosed” on the COVID-19 list. Cristopher Sanchez replaced Eflin, and Connor Brogdon and Francisco Morales were recalled from the minors to replace both Eflin and Wheeler. Bailey Falter also joined the team. Wheeler has returned to play.
With neither Zack Wheeler nor Zach Eflin cleared to return from COVID-19 protocols, left-hander Bailey Falter joined the team Tuesday and will be added to the roster to start Wednesday’s series finale against the Seattle Mariners.https://t.co/ H1MhUw2lfI
— The Philadelphia Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) May 11, 2022
San Diego Padres
Matt Beaty (OF/1B): Beaty has been out with a shoulder impingement after diving for a ball. Trayce Thompson and Jose Azocar will see increased playing time while Beaty is out.
San Francisco Giants
Jake McGee (RP): McGee is on the 15-day IL with lower back tightness.
Are there any other injury updates?
Here is a very quick and incomplete rundown of some other injury updates:
Luis Arraez (INF/OF): He’s back!
Mitch Haniger (OF): Out until at least early July
Teoscar Hernandez (OF): He’s back!
Lance Lynn (SP): Out until at least early June
Evan Longoria (3B): He’s back!
Ji-Man Choi (1B): He’s back!
Sergio Romo (RP): He’s back!
Andrew Vaughn (INF/OF): He’s back!
Luke Voit (1B): He’s back!
Catch ya later, Razz Potters!
Who has made you feel the pain this week? Feel free to drop me a comment or hit me up on Twitter.