Happy Weekend to my Razzles from your Reporter of Fragiles!
This week’s report will begin with a moment of silence for Kris Bryant. He was not off the IL for long, but he did come off of it. For a minute. While I am certainly breaking some sort of Razzball policy by showing you this, the baseball writers were in agreement: Kris Bryant is a dreamy guy.
Today, we salute KB (not me; the dreamy one) but more importantly, we salute those of you who believed in him and hung on. Maybe you are still hanging on. Maybe you will hold on for one more day (yes, this is a Wilson Phillips reference), and if you are, maybe it is time to let go.
Now, let’s roll out the rest of the bodies.
American League Injuries
Chicago White Sox
Joe Kelly (RP): Oh no, Joe. Kelly is back on the IL with a strained hamstring. He returned just four weeks ago from a lengthy rehab for a biceps nerve injury. Kelly is eligible to be activated on June 10. Tanner Banks will replace Kelly in the interim.
Joe Kelly gets Cordero swinging, but leaves the game with a trainer right after the pitch pic.twitter.com/jepSjo9god
— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) May 26, 2022
Luis Robert (OF): Robert has been out with “flu-like symptoms” and will likely not return until next week. During Robert’s absence, White Sox continue to use Andrew Vaughn in strange ways. In this case, Vaughn has been playing in the outfield along with regulars AJ Pollock and Adam Engel.
Aaron Civale (SP): Civale’s got sore buns, hun. That’s right. Aaron Civale is out with glute soreness. He is eligible to return June 6. LHP Connor Pilkington will play in Civale’s place.
Franmil Reyes (OF): Reyes hit the IL with a strained hamstring. He has had lingering hamstring this season, but this particular instance is not considered serious per Terry Francona. He is eligible to return June 4. Rookie Richie Palacios will replace Reyes during his absence.
definitely noticed something off with Franmil Reyes as he was going into 2nd on this play. Looked frustrated at the end, too. pic.twitter.com/DPqhkdb2hC
— Gage (@GageEHC) May 27, 2022
Will Vest (RP): Vest is out with COVID-19. He is reportedly no longer COVID-19 positive but still on the IL. Drew Carlton was called up while Vest is out.
Kansas City Royals
Amir Garrett (RP), Kyle Isbel (OF): Garrett and Isbel both landed on the COVID-19. Dylan Coleman and Brewer Hicklen were brought up to fill the roster.
#Royals roster moves:
—RHP Dylan Coleman recalled from Triple-A
—OF Brewer Hicklen selected from Triple-A
—LHP Amir Garrett and OF Kyle Isbel placed on injured list
— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) May 26, 2022
Gilberto Celestino (OF): Celestino went on the COVID-IL on Friday. Danny Coulombe has been activated from the IL to fill Celestino’s roster spot.
Gilberto Celestino will be going on the COVID IL today for the #MNTwins. Danny Coulombe will be activated from the 15-day IL.
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) May 27, 2022
Joe Ryan (SP): Ryan is also out with COVID-19. Devin Smeltzer was recalled to take Ryan’s place.
Cody Stashak (RP): Stashak is out to heal and rehab a shoulder impingement. He is eligible to return on June 6. Trevor Larnach was recently reactivated and is now eligible to play.
The #MNTwins have activated Trevor Larnach off the IL. To make room,
Cody Stashak is placed on the 15-day injured list with a right shoulder impingement.
— DanHayesMLB (@DanHayesMLB) May 22, 2022
Spencer Watkins (SP): Watkins is out with an elbow contusion. He is eligible to return on June 7. The Orioles recalled Marcos Diplán, Logan Gillaspie, and Beau Sulser to fill in various pitching gaps.
The Orioles have recalled Marcos Diplán, Logan Gillaspie and Beau Sulser.
They have placed Spenser Watkins on the 15-day IL and optioned Tyler Nevin and Mike Baumann to Triple-A Norfolk. pic.twitter.com/LCQqZHoJYT
— Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) May 23, 2022
New York Yankees
Aroldis Chapman (RP): Chapman is on the IL with Achilles tendinitis. While he is eligible to return on June 7, the outlook and timeline have been, at worst, grim and, at best, foggy. Yankees fans don’t seem to miss noted domestic abuser Chapman since Clay Holmes has taken the reigns.
Aroldis Chapman, don’t hurry back. #Yankees https://t.co/Hs7m12oYOY
— Brian Daly (@briandalynj) May 28, 2022
Josh Donaldson (3B): Just days after making an idiot of himself by calling Tim Anderson “Jackie”, Donaldson went on the COVID-19 IL. Donaldson has now been transferred to the 10-day IL with shoulder inflammation. The move is suspicious, but Miguel Andujar reaps the benefits as he replaces Donaldson in the line-up.
Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
• Transferred RHP Chad Green to the 60-day injured list.
• Transferred INF Josh Donaldson from the COVID-19 injured list to the 10-day injured list (retroactive to 5/24) with right shoulder inflammation.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 27, 2022
Giancarlo Stanton (OF): Stanton, who has been on fire lately, is out with inflammation of another sort: ankle inflammation. Stanton is eligible to return on June 4. Aaron Boone shared that Stanton’s injury is not serious and he should be back when eligible.
Abraham Toro (INF): Toro is out with a sprained shoulder. Sam Haggerty has been recalled to fill in for Toro. Toro is eligible to return on June 1.
National League Injuries
Yan Gomes (C): Gomes is out with a strained oblique. He is eligible to return on June 3. The Cubs recalled Nico Hoerner, and Willson Contreras has been catching more in place of Gomes.
The #cubs today activated INF Nico Hoerner from the 10-day IL.
Catcher Yan Gomes was placed on the 10-day IL (retroactive to 5/24) with a left oblique strain. pic.twitter.com/WF9arq6wSl
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 25, 2022
Freddy Peralta (SP): Peralta is out with strained lat. He is eligible to return on June 7. Aaron Ashby will replace Peralta while he is on the IL and rehabbing.
Freddy Peralta will stay in Milwaukee and have an MRI on the right shoulder tomorrow. He reported tightness in the back of the shoulder in the mound visit , Craig Counsell said he’ll go on IL.
— Sophia Minnaert (@SophiaMinnaert) May 22, 2022
Heath Hembree (RP): Hembree is out with a strained calf. Roansy Contreras will take Hembree’s place until he is eligible to return on June 5.
Roberto Perez (C): Pérez suffered a season ending hamstring injury that required surgery. He will be out for the 2022 season. Andrew Knapp will continue to have a big role in the Pirates organization.
Pirates catcher Roberto Perez talks about the frustration of his season-ending hamstring injury. pic.twitter.com/ZJwDcmIUmd
— Kevin Gorman (@KevinGormanPGH) May 23, 2022
Daniel Vogelbach (DH): Vogelbach is out with a strained hamstring. He is eligible to return on June 3, but Cal Mitchell will replace Vogelbach on the roster until then. Yoshi Tsutsugo has been performing DH duties as well.
st. Louis Cardinals
Dylan Carlson (OF): Carlson is out with a strained hamstring. He is eligible to return June 1. Lars Nootbaar , who is doing swell, will replace Carlson.
Cardinals tack on another run now as Lars Nootbaar hits a grounder to Tellez at first base.
Tellez throws home but Sosa was going all the way and scores to make it 4-0.
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) May 28, 2022
Jordan Hicks (SP): Hicks is out with a strained forearm. He is eligible to return June 9. Jake Woodford was recalled to replace Hicks.
Steven Matz (SP): Matz is out with a shoulder impingement. He is eligible to return June 7. Matthew Liberatore will replace Matz while he is on the IL.
Kris Bryant (OF): Well, well, well, if it is not the poor guy of the hour. Bryant continues to have issues with a strained lower back. He is eligible to return on June 2 and has been doing some light workouts.
Kris Bryant is currently playing light catch. It’s the first baseball activity he’s done since being place back on the IL with a lower back strain (retroactive to May 23)
— Danielle Allentuck (@d_allentuck) May 26, 2022
Robert Stephenson (RP): Stephenson is out on the COVID-19 list.
San Francisco Giants
Curt Casali (C): Casali is out with a concussion. He is eligible to return on May 28 and is expected to be back.
Brandon Belt is eligible to come off IL on Sunday, but he’s still back in San Francisco rehabbing.
— Evan Webeck (@EvanWebeck) May 27, 2022
Austin Slater (OF): Slater is out with wrist inflammation. He is eligible to return on June 2. Stuart Fairchild will fill in Slater’s spot until he returns.
That’s all folks! Have a great week, and good luck out ther!
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