Welcome to the Infirmary Report, a place where all Injury List designations will be listed by team, in an effort to help you organize all of the fantasy relevant injuries that are happening in the world of baseball in 2021. Each week, I’ll be updating the list with the status of players who can help you with your fantasy baseball teams, as well as listing those long term injuries. Here’s hoping that the list of players here doesn’t get too extensive at times, but if it does, here at RotoFanatic we have got you covered.
Kole Calhoun – Hamstring: 60 day-IL (April 27, 2021)
Original: Calhoun suffered the injury this week, and will be sidelined for awhile. It’s the second major injury this season for him, as the Diamondbacks were anticipating big power numbers from him. It’s another unfortunate setback, as he underwent a procedure to excise the left semitendinosus tendon in his left hamstring. Highly touted prospect Daulton Varsho, who is also catcher eligible, was called up and will get some at bats. He is worth an add if your catcher situation is dire.
Weekly Update: Calhoun was transferred over to the 60 day-IL over the weekend, and will miss extended time.
Tyler Clippard – Capsule sprain in his right shoulder: 60 day-IL (March 29, 2021)
Original: Clippard said his arm felt weak in his final Spring outing where he didn’t return a batter. His velocity was low and he said that he felt weird. He has since been shut down for six weeks, with a re-evaluation forthcoming. Clippard was going to be a late inning option for holds and some saves, but now his value will have to be waited upon.
Weekly Update: Clippard has begun a throwing program, but it still a long ways away from a full recovery.
Asdrubal Cabrera – Hamstring: 10 day-IL (May 15, 2021)
Original: Cabrera injured himself while trying to steal a base, and was thus placed on the IL in order to have it properly heal. No word yet on the extent of the injury, but it was serious enough to warrant a ten day healing period. And while he does feel better, surgery has not yet been ruled out as a possibility. Stay tuned.
Weekly Update: Surgery has been ruled out as a necessity, but a timeline to return has not yet been set.
Zac Gallen – UCL strain: 10 day-IL (May 12, 2021)
Original: Gallen started to feel tightness after pitching in late April, and again after his next two starts, however, in that final start that tightness extended itself towards the elbow, rather than just his forearm. As a precautionary measure, he went for an MRI and the results indicated a minor strain of the UCL. While this normally leads to the dreaded Tommy John surgery, subsequently ending his 2021 and most of 2022 seasons, the Diamondbacks feel that because they discovered this so early, a two week rest period will be the first step in the recovery process to see if it can heal and get better on its own. For now, he will not throw at all and will be re-assessed after those two weeks to see if and how the healing process transpired. For now, though, consider his 2021 season over and begin to plan for post-Gallen life.
Weekly Update: Gallen will attempt to throw off of flat ground and even attempt a bullpen session soon, in an attempt to take the next step back for a full recovery. While he and the team remain optimistic about not requiring surgery, specifically long term surgery, the likeliest of scenarios sees him needing it and not pitching for quite some time.
Luke Weaver – Shoulder discomfort: 60 day-IL (May 18, 2021)
Original: Weaver suffered the injury after pitching on Sunday, and despite optimism that we would return for his next start, the Diamondbacks are playing it safe and giving him ten full days with which to recover. The Arizona rotation is a mess with their current rash of injuries and should likely be avoided.
Weekly Update: Weaver was transferred to the 60 day-IL earlier in the week after being diagnosed with a subscapularis strain in the rotator cuff of his right shoulder. The plan for him is to be shut down for one month, then re-evaluate the situation. He’ll then need at least another month of rehabbing in order to be ready for game action. What this means is he won’t be pitching for the Diamondbacks for quite some time and his 2021 season may be a lost cause. Merrill Kelly has done a nice job filling in at the rotation.
Travis d’Arnaud – Thumb: 60 day-IL (May 2, 2021)
Original: d’Arnaud collided with Randall Grichuck at home plate and hurt his thumb as a result. It remains to be seen how long of an absence this will be, but for now, William Contreras will be the new Braves catcher.
Weekly Update: d’Arnaud was transferred to the 60 day-IL, almost immediately, and will require surgery on the thumb. In the meantime, William Contreras has done an admirable job, albeit in a small sample size.
Mike Soroka – Achilles tendon, right foot: 60 day-IL (April 7, 2021)
Original: Still recovering from his injury sustained in 2020, Soroka has thrown simulated games and has been able to move to and from first base a lot more quickly than before. He threw a Spring Training game and struck out two batters in two innings. However, after throwing one inning in an intra-squad game, he felt shoulder inflammation and will be shut down for at least two weeks for re-evaluation.
Weekly Update: It was announced late in the week that Soroka’s 2021 season would be over as his recovery from Achilles tendon surgery didn’t go as planned. Later, however, manager Brian Snitker back-tracked on his words and said that he would be re-evaluated in two weeks, thus negating his previous statement. Still, the likelihood of him returning is minimal, and all expectations need to be diminished for him going forward until next season.
Touki Toussaint – Right shoulder strain: 60-day IL (March 27, 2021)
Original: The promising pitcher suffered another setback and was moved to the 60 day-IL with a right shoulder strain. He may have to wait yet another year before showing anything near the potential he’s thought to have had all these years.
Cristian Pache – Hamstring: 10 day-IL (May 14, 2021)
Original: Pache left a game this week after running out a groundball, and was placed on the IL. It’s the second lower-body injury that has sidelined the Braves’ top prospect this year, which is detrimental since speed is his best weapon on the base paths and in the outfield.
Weekly Update: Pache began a rehab assignment this past weekend, but there is no word yet on if and when he can return.
Huauscar Ynoa – Broken hand: 10 day-IL (May 17, 2021)
Original: Ynoa hurt his hand while punching a bench in the team’s dugout this past week, and it’s been reported that he will miss extended time, possibly up to two months. The Braves rotation takes a major step back as they need all the help they can get.
Marcell Ozuna – Fractured Fingers: 10 day-IL (May 26, 2021)
Original: Ozuna hurt his hand while sliding into third base this week, and will miss extended time as a result. While surgery isn’t necessary, it will be a long road back to recovery for him, and the Braves will undoubtedly miss his bat in the lineup. Guillermo Heredia takes over for now, but keep an eye on prospect Drew Waters to see is he gets called up as an extra bat as well.
Weekly Update: Ozuna was arrested on domestic violence charges against his family, and will be away from the team indefinitely.
Chris Davis – Lower back strain: 60 day-IL (March 26, 2021)
Original: Davis continues to be the owner of the worst contract in all of baseball, and is still signed until the end of 2022. He won’t be back until at least the end of May.
Weekly Update: Davis is rehabbing in Texas. He still does not need to be rostered, no matter where he is rehabbing.
Hunter Harvey – Oblique injury: 60-day IL (March 16, 2021)
Original: On the one hand, it was not an arm injury for the hard-throwing right-hander, who was being tabbed as a potential closer for the Orioles. On other hand, oblique injuries take a long time from which to recover, so it could be until June. Thus far, Cesar Valdez has looked good in 2021, converting on multiple saves, and probably has the closing job for now.
Weekly Update: Word is that Harvey has been progressing as planned and seems fine after having pitched all week. He felts well after his rehab appearance last week and seems to be progressing in his bid to get back to the Orioles as soon as possible. He is getting closer to returning and could be in line for saves should his health prevail.
Austin Hays – Hamstring: 10 day-IL (May 26, 2021)
Original: Hays has been dealing with this for a while, and since a day or two off wasn’t healing it, the Orioles decided that almost two weeks might do the trick. A returning Santander looks poised to be a solid bat in the outfield for now.
Boston Red Sox
Ryan Brasier – Left calf strain: 60 day-IL (April 1, 2021)
Original: Brasier would be an option for the shaky Red Sox bullpen, and may be down the road, but even when returns, it’s up to Matt Barnes and Adam Ottavino to battle it out for saves. Brasier is a deep deep add for potential opportunities should the inconsistent Red Sox closing options falter, albeit well down the road, however. He could be a speculative candidate for holds as well.
Weekly Update: Brasier seems ready for a rehab assignment, indicating that his return could be happening within the next week or two. While the Red Sox have had stability from their bullpen this season, Brasier could be counted on for holds upon his season debut.
Chris Sale – Tommy John surgery: 60 day-IL (April 1, 2021)
Original: As of now, Chris Sale has advanced to throwing from the mound, showing some progression. Pitching coach Dave Bush said that the goal is for Sale to pitch at some point this year, which is a very vague outlook. He has thrown from 120 feet, thus showing some progress, but he is a long way away from contributing on the field. He could very well pitch one inning on the last day of the season, given that quote, or he could be back after the All-Star Break. He is behind schedule, and thus, your expectations of him need to be lowered.
Weekly Update: Sale threw a bullpen session for the Red Sox last week and was feeling fine afterward. The long road to recovery continues.
Rowan Wick – Oblique: 10 day-IL (April 1, 2021)
Original: Wick has begun ramping up activity as he tries to come back from the injury to his ribs. He’s trying to ramp up his arm for the season, and manager David Ross said that he looked pretty good. When healthy, expect him to be the top setup man, and possibly the next in line for saves should Kimbrel falter. He looks to follow up on last year’s career-best 27% strikeout rate.
Austin Romine – Wrist: 60 day-IL (May 4, 2021)
Original: Due to a significant sprain to his wrist, Romine was transferred to the 60 day-IL and will be gone for quite a while. Tony Wolters will be the backup to Contreras in the meantime.
Jake Marisnick – Hamstring: 10 day-IL (May 11, 2021)
Original: Marisnick suffered the injury while trying to track a fly ball this week. He doesn’t expect it to be anything too serious and should be back when he’s eligible.
Weekly Update: Marisnick ran around the field before the Cubs’ game on Friday in an attempt to test out the hamstring. While the Cubs’ outfield seems set right now, look for him to be the player that platoons with Joe Pederson, who struggles against left-handed pitchers.
Alec Mills – Back: 10 day-IL (May 17, 2021)
Original: Mills went on the IL last Sunday, but actually threw a bullpen session a mere four days later. For now, consider this a minor injury and look for a return to be speedy and quick.
Jason Heyward – Hamstring: 10 day-IL (May 20, 2021)
Original: Hayward will miss some time after suffering the strain this week. With a lot of players on the IL, the Cubs should be giving plenty of consistent playing time to those who usually get it, with very few days off.
Nico Hoerner – Hamstring: 10 day-IL (May 26, 2021)
Original: Hoerner hurt himself while trying to outrun a bunt, and subsequently fell over and injured himself. It’s unclear whether or not he will miss extended time with the injury, but the Cubs currently have Eric Sogard as their starting second baseman and could use Hoerner’s speed and power.
Chicago White Sox
Eloy Jimenez – Ruptured left pectoral tendon: 60 day-IL (April 1, 2021)
Original: Jimenez suffered the injury while leaping in an attempt to catch a home run ball in a Spring Training game. The timetable for a full recovery is estimated at costing him much, if not all, of the 2021 season. A crushing blow for the White Sox and those who invested an early-round pick in the slugger. He is expected to be fully healthy come 2022. Options for a replacement for the White Sox include Andrew Vaughn, Leury Garcia or Adam Engel. They could go the free agency route too. Until anything is solidified, expect some sort of a platoon with inconsistent playing time.
Adam Engel – Hamstring: 10 day-IL (April 1, 2021)
Original: Engel hurt himself while making a play in the outfield, and is expected to miss a couple of weeks, which should include the beginning of the season. Look for him to try and win a shot as an everyday outfielder for the White Sox, but is also someone with minimal upside.
Weekly Update: It is expected that Engel will begin a rehab assignment next week.
Jace Fry – Back: 60 day-IL (April 8, 2021)
Original: Fry was transferred to the 60 day-IL when he was eligible to return because he needs more time to recover. The White Sox bullpen is deep enough to give Fry more than enough time to get things right.
Weekly Update: Fry was set to begin a rehab assignment this week, indicating that he’s close to a return. It might be a longer rehab assignment, given the severity of his issue right from the start.
Luis Robert – Hip Flexor: 60 day-IL (May 4, 2021)
Original: The budding superstar hurt himself while running to first base and suffered the worst-case scenario. He seems likely to miss three to four months and could even require surgery to fix his leg if the tear if in fact there was a de-attachment of the bone. Definitely not what the White Sox would have wanted and it almost ends his season, making him a nice buy-low in 2022. Still, with the two top White Sox outfielders gone for (possibly) the season, the White Sox have remained competitive. It wouldn’t surprise me if they made a trade to acquire someone else to help replace what they have lost.
Weekly Update: Robert was officially transferred over to the 60 day-IL this week. He has opted against surgery, and an update on his recovery process will be provided in eight weeks.
Michael Lorenzen – Shoulder strain: 60 day-IL (April 14, 2021)
Original: Originally thought to be minor, Lorenzen was transferred to the 60 day-IL for his shoulder, thus putting a huge delay in his debut for the Reds. He has since received a platelet-rich plasma injection into his shoulder and giving it the rest it needs. While a return is very likely, the glass-half-empty in me thinks there’s a chance he gets shut down for the season. In the meantime, Jeff Hoffman has been inserted into the starting rotation, and his re-introduced slider has him finding early-season success.
Weekly Update: After undergoing an MRI to reassess his healing, Lorenzen has been cleared to resume throwing.
Aristides Aquino – Wrist: 60 day-IL (April 16, 2021)
Original: Aquino fractured the hamate bone in his wrist this week while swinging a bat, and thus will be out multiple weeks. While he was a reserve bat, he does possess power potential when healthy, so an injury to his wrist could sap his power potential for a while.
Weekly Update: Aquino should be starting a rehab assignment later this week, though the length of it is unknown.
Joey Votto – Thumb: 10 day-IL (May 3, 2021)
Original: Votto fractured his thumb and is set to miss about a month of action. It remains to be seen who his replacement will be, or if the Reds just mix and match for the time being.
Weekly Update: Votto was fielding ground balls last week, which is a positive sign for a return. Still, nothing new has come of this.
Mike Moustakas – Heel contusion: 10 day-IL (May 20, 2021)
Original: Moustakas left a game last Friday and hadn’t played since then before the move to the Injured List. While reports say that he was feeling better each day, ultimately the decision was made to give him extra time in which to recover. Tyler Stephenson has played 1B a few times since this injury while batting third in the lineup.
Weekly Update: Moustakas wasn’t expected to need more than the minimum, so his return could be imminent. Get ready to activate him.
Nick Senzel – Knee: 10 day-IL (May 21, 2021)
Original: Senzel was expected to be back in the lineup by the weekend, but the Reds opted for the Injured List instead. Tyler Naquin should see more consistent at-bats in the meantime and could be a nice little addition if he’s available.
Weekly Update: Senzel’s injury is serious enough that it warrants surgery, which was a successful operation earlier in the week. His projected absence will be four to six weeks in length. Jonathan India and Tyler Naquin continue to get at-bats while he is gone, which is disappointing for Senzel and his owners given his versatility and his talent.
Wade Miley – Sprained foot: 10 day-IL (May 21, 2021)
Original: Miley will remain out of the lineup and on the shelf with a sprained foot. The Reds do not have a replacement set yet within the rotation, so keep an eye out for that.
Weekly Update: Miley will be making his return to the team to begin the week and face the Phillies on Monday. Get ready to activate him into your lineups.
Roberto Perez – Finger: 10 day-IL (May 7, 2021)
Original: Perez will undergo surgery on his right ring finger and will be out for months. It’s a big blow for the team as it will be down to Austin Hedges and Rene Riviera to breakthrough behind the plate.
Weekly Update: With no official timetable in place, manager Terry Francona labeled it as a monthly injury, rather than a weekly one, so don’t expect Perez to be back anytime soon.
Franmil Reyes – Oblique: 10 day-IL (May 23, 2021)
Original: Reyes suffered an internal oblique strain last week while swinging at a pitch, and he instantly cried out in pain. He is expected to be sidelined for five to seven weeks, at minimum, and his bat will be missed, as he was arguably their best hitter. Cleveland’s lineup is one against you can feel somewhat confident to stream against as they lack consistent power.
Zach Plesac – Thumb: 10 day-IL (May 26, 2021)
Original: Plesac injured himself while aggressively taking off a shirt, and will miss multiple weeks with a broken thumb. While no surgery will be required here, he still will be reassessed every seven to ten days and will begin a throwing program in three weeks time. Other than Bieber and Civale, you can feel confident streaming hitters against the Indians’ rotation.
Scott Oberg – Blood clots: 60 day-IL (March 27, 2021)
Original: Oberg underwent surgery to repair blood clotting within his body. He will not be returning anytime soon and his career is in jeopardy.
Ian Desmond – Covid-19 Opt-Out
Original: Desmond opted out for the season due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Chris Owings – Left thumb strain: 60 day-IL (April 10, 2021)
Original: Injured during a swing, Owings was placed on the IL for his ailing thumb and will miss some time. It’s disappointing for the veteran who was trying to carve himself a spot in the Rockies’ lineup after a hot start to the season. He’s very streaky and inconsistent, so when he returns, play him when he’s hot (or at home) and cut him when he’s not.
Weekly Update: He successfully underwent surgery this past week and is in a soft cast. It will be quite some time before he returns to action.
Trevor Story – Elbow inflammation: 10 day-IL (May 27, 2021)
Original: Story went to the IL this week after experiencing tightness in his elbow, which ultimately turned out to be inflammation. He will undergo some testing over the next few days to help figure out the severity of the situations well as have a recovery timetable laid out. Look for Brendan Rodgers to get everyday at-bats.
Julio Teheran – Shoulder strain: 60 day-IL (April 11, 2021)
Original: Teheran’s time missed rose quickly, as we went from a possible two-week absence to now at least two months.
Weekly Update: Teheran has not yet resumed throwing and has a long way to go to being anywhere close to healthy.
Wilson Ramos – Spine strain: 10 day-IL (May 24, 2021)
Original: This is the second time Ramos has gone on the IL for a back injury, though it is expected that this one will be for an extended amount of time. Jake Rogers and Eric Haase are the two catchers on the Tigers right now and look for Haase to be the more productive one. If you are in need of catcher help, specifically in two catcher or AL-Only leagues, you may look to give Haase a chance.
Pedro Baez – Shoulder: 60 day-IL (April 27, 2021)
Original: Baez had a setback this past week while awaiting a return to action. He felts some tenderness in his shoulder and was subsequently transferred to the 60 day-IL. Ryne Stanek is an add-only in holds leagues as he will take over with semi-high leverage situations.
Weekly Update: While Baez has now evolved to throwing from 90 feet away, he has not yet begun to throw from a mound, so his return isn’t anything close.
Forest Whitley – Tommy John surgery (March 17, 2021)
Original: The promising prospect suffered yet another setback in his young career, this time requiring surgery to fix his UCL, and costing him his entire 2021 season. He’ll look to get back on track for next year, but he may never live up to the hype that followed him to the Astros.
Josh James – Hip: 10 day-IL (April 1, 2021)
Original: The ever-so-promising yet often-injured pitcher will miss some time due to a hip injury and a physical setback he suffered recently. Upon returning, look for him to gain the role of a multi-inning reliever to start his season.
Weekly Update: Josh James has begun throwing off a mound and is looking to be back with the team within the next two weeks.
Justin Verlander – Tommy John Surgery: 60 day-IL (March 17, 2021)
Original: In an attempted comeback, Verlander has started throwing, but is still nowhere near pitching again. He will likely pitch again in 2022 and thus needs to be dropped in all redraft formats for this year.
Weekly Update: Verlander has thrown from 90 feet and feels good. Progression…..but still a long way to go.
Jose Urquidy – Shoulder: 10 day-IL (May 16, 2021)
Original: Urquidy was suffering from shoulder tightness and the decision was made to move him to the IL. He has already resumed throwing, which is hopefully indicating that the injury isn’t overly serious.
Weekly Update: Urquidy looked sharp in a Double-A rehab outing this past week and could be activated throughout this week, should the Astros feel compelled to do so.
Michael Brantley – Hamstring: 10 day-IL (May 28, 2021)
Original: Brantley was placed on the IL after experiencing soreness following having played in the outfield on artificial turf the weekend prior. While this injury doesn’t sound long-term, it explains his recent struggles at the plate.
Jason Castro – Achilles tendon 10 day-IL (May 28, 2021)
Original: Castro will head to the IL to help heal his Achilles which was bothering him for the last little while. Martin Maldonado should see an uptick in at-bats, while Garrett Stubbs gets called up to be his backup.
Kansas City Royals
Josh Staumont – Left knee sprain: 10 day-IL (May 28, 2021)
Original: Staumont felt something off in his knee after pitching this week, and that resulted in an IL stint. Staumont has been feeling a bit of a dead-arm syndrome, after his workload increased for 2021, and was allegedly trying to generate more velocity while altering his mechanics. This was allegedly the cause of the injury. It’s unclear how much time he will miss, but the ten-day minimum may help him get back to where he was before, and that is throwing close to 100 miles per hour.
Danny Duffy – Forearm: 10 day-IL (May 18, 2021)
Original: Duffy experienced soreness in his forearm, and the worst was feared before an MRI came back negative. Still, he is on a five-day rest period before a reassessment of his return will be planned. Expect more than the minimum ten days, and to not see Duffy back until at least June.
Los Angeles Angels
Mike Trout – Calf: 10 day-IL (May 18, 2021)
Original: Trout hurt himself while running the bases on a popup to end an inning. He immediately had to go to the dugout and knew it was the worst. This injury could cost him six to eight weeks of action, leaving the Angels with a massive hole to fill. Their makeshift outfield right now consists of Justin Upton, Taylor Ward, and Josh Rojas. While all three are players that should be added, that reason is purely based on the quantity of games projected to be played rather than the quality of their performances. Speculation has risen about prospects Brandon Marsh and Jo Adell getting the call to take over in the outfield, but both have problematic holes in their games that must be fixed before arrival. It’s not an ideal situation, but we could see Ohtani gain OF eligibility soon too, due to their impending road trip to the National League and their lack of bodies with a bat.
Franklin Barreto – Tommy John Surgery: 60 day-IL (March 31, 2021)
Original: Barreto was looking to make camp and play a utility role, but instead likely gives way to Luis Rengifo to take over that role.
Weekly Update: Barreto will miss ten to twelve months of action after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Luke Bard – Hip: 60 day-IL (April 8, 2021)
Original: Bard got season-ending surgery for his hip and will not pitch in 2021.
Dexter Fowler – Knee: 60 day-IL (April 13, 2021)
Original: Fowler was transferred to the 60 day-IL and will remain out for a while. Even when he does come back, the Angels’ outfield could already be set with their promising youth.
Max Stassi – Concussion: 7 day-IL (May 7, 2021)
Original: Stassi hurt his head while trying to track down a foul ball this week, and was placed on the Concussion Protocol IL for seven days. The capable Kurt Suzuki takes over and has proven to be productive in spurts.
Weekly Update: Stassi feels better and will continue a rehab assignment, which coincides with the plan for him to rejoin the Angels later this week.
Jose Iglesias – Hamstring strain: 10 day-IL (May 26, 2021)
Original: Iglesias will head to the IL with a hamstring strain, opening the door for more consistent playing time for David Fletcher and Jose Rojas.
Los Angeles Dodgers
A.J. Pollock – Left hamstring: 10 day-IL (May 15, 2021)
Original: Pollock left Friday’s game with some tightness and will need at least ten days to fully recover. The Dodgers’ depth will be tested now with quite the depleted lineup.
Weekly Update: Pollock will begin rehabbing over the weekend, as he will join the Dodgers’ Low-A ball team to do so.
Corey Seager – Fractured hand: 10 day-IL (May 15, 2021)
Original: Seager got hit on the hand by a pitch and MRI results revealed a fracture. He will be out of commission for quite some time. It looks like Gavin Lux will take over at shortstop, Max Muncy will slide over to second base and Yoshi Tsutsugo will be their first baseman for now.
Weekly Update: Seager was wearing a stint on his hand while running the bases before a Dodgers game earlier in the week.
Brusdar Graterol – Forearm tightness: 10 day-IL (April 29, 2021)
Original: Graterol experienced some tightness in his shoulder while rehabbing at the Dodgers’ alternate site. The hard-throwing righty has been trying to come back from a previous injury, and it’s conquering that he may not be quite as effective as we’re used to for quite some time. While once considered the heir apparent to Kenley Jansen as the closer, those aspirations seem long gone as his health is more concerning now.
Weekly Update: Graterol felt good after pitching a live batting practice session this week. The next step on his road to recovery will be a rehab session.
Tommy Kahnle – Elbow, 60 day-IL (March 25, 2021)
Original: The former Yankee was signed this past off-season and required Tommy John surgery for his elbow. He is unlikely to pitch in 2021 as a result and cleared the way for the Dodgers to sign Jimmy Nelson.
Caleb Ferguson – Elbow, 60 day-IL (March 18, 2021)
Original: He is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery and is unlikely to pitch in 2021 as a result.
Tony Gonsolin – Shoulder Inflammation: 10 day-IL (April 4, 2021)
Original: Gonsolin’s pain had been lingering for a while, so the Dodgers were cautious with their promising pitcher and put him on the injured list. There has been little mention of any progress thus far.
Weekly Update: Gonsolin will require at least one more rehab start before being activated. Needless to say, he could be a part of the Dodgers rotation within the next week, so be prepared to activate him.
Corey Knebel – Lat: 60 day-IL (April 24, 2021)
Original: Knebel was placed on the IL with a lat injury that is quite significant. He felt discomfort while pitching on Friday, and manager Dave Roberts has gone on record saying that this injury could keep him sidelined for months. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him transferred over to the 60 day-IL at some point.
Weekly Update: Knebel was transferred over to the 60 day-IL this week as his injury will take a while to heal.
Dustin May – Arm: 60 day-IL (May 2, 2021)
Original: May felt a shooting sensation in his arm following a pitch, and was taken out of the game as he couldn’t continue. He was immediately placed on the IL and will undergo an MRI on Monday. It remains to be seen how the Dodgers address this situation going forward within their rotation, as now all of Gonsolin, Price, and May are on the IL.
Weekly Update: May will undergo Tommy John Surgery on May 11, thus ending his 2021 season and putting a major dent in his 2022 value. He was officially transferred over to the 60 day-IL as a result.
Edwin Rios – Right shoulder: 10 day-IL (May 7, 2021)
Original: Rios was placed on the IL to deal with the pain in his shoulder. This being completely healed may give Rios the spark he needs, as he was thought to have been a major threat to Justin Turner at third base, but has instead hit .078 to start the year.
Weekly Update: Rios has undergone his surgery and is recovering from home.
Jimmy Nelson – Forearm: 10 day-IL (May 23, 2021)
Original: Nelson went on the IL with forearm inflammation, but the Dodgers are hoping that it’s only a minor stay for the pitcher. He will begin a rehab session this week, and his return seems to be soon. The Dodgers will welcome back this key piece to their bullpen with open arms.
Weekly Update: Nelson is slated to throw a bullpen session over this weekend.
Elieser Hernandez – Bicep: 10 day-IL (April 8, 2021)
Original: Hernandez hurt his bicep midway through his 2021 season debut, thus halting his comeback from a season-ending injury last year. After progressing to playing catch, it remains to be seen exactly when he will return.
Weekly Update: Hernandez made a rehab start for the Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate over the weekend, but there is no word yet on when he will be returning.
Brian Anderson – Right shoulder subluxation: 10 day-IL (May 25, 2021)
Original: Anderson will miss multiple weeks after the MRI on his shoulder showed significant damage. He may be out until at least June, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he’s gone into the All-San Break as well. Look for Jon Berti to get some additional at-bats and play at third base for a while. His speed could come in handy if owners are looking for steals.
Miguel Rojas – Finger: 10 day-IL (May 28, 2021)
Original: Rojas suffered a dislocation of his left index finger, and will miss at least ten days. In his absence, Isan Diaz will get some more at-bats, while Jose Devers could also get some playing time. For now, play the game of monitoring the situation to see who emerges as the front runner.
Nobody yet to report.
Edward Colina – Inflammation, right elbow: 60 day-IL (April 1, 2021)
Original: The hard-throwing bullpen piece for the Twins felt inflammation and hasn’t yet pitched in 2021. Thought to be a setup man, he will need additional time before making that a reality. The Twins have plenty of other bullpen options and can afford to wait.
Weekly Update: Colina underwent arthroscopic debridement of his posterior elbow, but remains out indefinitely.
Jake Cave – Back: 60 day-IL (May 15, 2021)
Original: Cave was placed on the 60 day-IL, almost immediately, due to a fracture in his back. As such, this accelerates the impact both Alex Kirilloff and Trevor Larnach will have on the Twins’ roster going forward, as there will be more opportunities to play and shine.
Byron Buxton – Hip Strain: 10 day-IL (May 7, 2021)
Original: Buxton, who struggles to remain healthy, will be out for weeks following his injury. It is significant enough where it appears he will be out for weeks. Trevor Larnach is up as his replacement on the roster and should be considered in the deepest of leagues, with a watchful eye because he has the potential to be huge.
Weekly Update: Buxton has had difficulty decelerating, and thus isn’t ready for a rehab assignment.
Luis Arraez – Shoulder: 10 day-IL (May 26, 2021)
Original: Arraez had been dealing with a shoulder injury, and it looks like he will miss more than the ten-day minimum. Jorge Polanco and Andrelton Simmons look to gain additional and consistent time in the infield, while Alex Kirilloff and Trevor Larnach look to gain an uptick in playing time in the outfield.
Weekly Update: Arraez looks poised to miss at least an additional two weeks of action.
Kenta Maeda – Groin: 10 day-IL (May 25, 2021)
Original: Maeda heads to the IL to deal with a groin injury. One has to wonder if it is something that has been lingering for a while, as his 2021 struggles seem out of character. Still, it’s encouraging that he has thrown a bullpen session already, so his absence may not be overly stretched past the two-week mark. If he struggles upon his return, it may be time to cut bait altogether in redraft leagues.
Weekly Update: Maeda may miss more than the originally scheduled time projected, as over the weekend the Twins noticed that he wasn’t progressing as quickly as they had hoped.
New York Mets
Seth Lugo – Bone spur, right elbow: 60 day-IL (April 1, 2021)
Original: Lugo has started throwing from flat ground, and the Mets are optimistic that he will pitch for them soon enough, as he is on track with no setbacks. He had surgery in February and seems likely to start the year on the IL, potentially missing all of April.
Weekly Update: Lugo looks ready to return to the Mets early in the week, with the possibility of a Monday return looking almost certain.
Carlos Carrasco – Hamstring: 60 day-IL (April 1, 2021)
Hurt during some conditioning drills, Carrasco was set to miss 6-8 weeks, which translates to 4-6 weeks of the actual season when it’s all said and done. He threw two innings in a simulated game, which showed some progress. David Peterson and Joey Lucchesi will have a chance to take over in the rotation and attempt to solidify themselves as a long-term solution in the meantime. Here’s hoping the best for Carrasco, who has overcome so much in order to be back in baseball.
Weekly Update: A timeline of late June or early July seems to be in the cards for Carrasco.
Noah Syndergaard – Tommy John Surgery: 60 day-IL
Original: Syndergaard recently threw off a mound to a live batter, with no swings, in his latest step forward to a full recovery. In that bullpen session, he hit 97mph on the radar gun. While a June return seems optimal, a post-All-Star Break seems likely, though it remains to be seen how he continues to progress.
Weekly Update: Syndergaard went from a possible four-inning rehab outing to having to pause after just one inning, after experiencing discomfort. He will stop throwing altogether for the next four to six weeks and will be reassessed then, though MRI results indicate that there was no structural damage to the UCL. Still, he seemed to be rushing a return as many Tommy John injuries require closer to the 18-month timeline to maintain status as “back to normal” and Syndergaard was along with the 14-month schedule. If anything, this sets him back at least to not contributing at all in 2021, and possibly some of 2022.
Jose Martinez – Torn meniscus, left knee: 60 day-IL
Martinez tore his meniscus at first base and is expected to miss up to four months as he recovers. Without a DH in the National League, Martinez seems destined to remain on the waiver wire while playing for a deeply talented Mets team.
Dellin Betances – Shoulder: 60 day-IL
Weekly Update: Betances was placed on the IL after experiencing soreness following a rough start to the season. He has yet to begin throwing, as an extended absence seems likely here. While Trevor Hildenberger took his spot on the roster, it’s Trevor May that’s the one to keep an eye on for occasional saves and holds.
Weekly Update: Betances was transferred to the 60 day-IL, as his injury will require extended time to heal. He recently threw a side session but is still a long way away from returning.
Brandon Nimmo – Finger: 10 day-IL (May 6, 2021)
Original: Nimmo hurt his hand during an at-bat earlier in the week, and he was thus placed on the IL, retroactive to May 3. Kevin Pillar has benefited from more playing time thus far, and that’s a trend that could continue.
Weekly Update: Nimmo felt some pain in his bruised finger during a rehab game and was forced to sit out the next night. It remains to be seen if this is considered a major setback or just a day-to-day thing, but for now, he is being held out of rehab action, which isn’t the best sign.
J.D. Davis – Finger: 10 day-IL (May 5, 2021)
Original: Davis hurt his hand and will be out for at least ten days. Jonathan Villar has been spared out even more all over the field as a result and is gaining eligibility fast. If he ever puts it all together, he’s a weapon for sure.
Weekly Update: Davis is hoping to resume swinging over the weekend, after suffering a setback earlier in the week in which he received treatment for joint inflammation. While it’s encouraging that he will swing again soon, it’s discouraging that he was perhaps rushed back. As a result, a long time before a return seems likely.
Pete Alonso – Hand Sprain: 10 day-IL (May 21, 2021)
Original: Alonso got hit by a pitch early in the week, but was able to play through the pain until an off day midweek. Ultimately the decision was made to give him the time off to heal, as he can’t even swing a bat right now. He is eligible to return on May 29 and is optimistic to return then, but anything can happen.
Weekly Update: Alonso took batting practice off of a high-velocity machine this past week, and is unlikely to need a rehab assignment before returning to the Mets. He should be ready to return within a week or so if all goes right.
Kevin Pillar – Nose: 10 day-IL (May 18, 2021)
Original: Pillar suffered multiple nasal fractures after getting hit by a pitch this week, (viewer discretion advised on the link), and will miss extended time after having surgery to fix his broken nose. The Mets, who were the pre-season advocates for the need for a DH due to a plethora of batting options, now find themselves undermanned with a plethora of injuries. Cameron Maybin, Johneshwy Fargas and Dominic Smith are your starting outfielders right now, and it’s not how anyone drew that one up.
Weekly Update: Pillar will likely begin participating in light activities early in the week, but there is no timetable for a return just yet.
Jeff McNeil – Hamstring: 10 day-IL (May 17, 2021)
Original: McNeil injured himself last weekend, and after an MRI, it was determined that he would need at least ten days to properly heal up. Jose Peraza will help mend the fences here, but the Mets are not in a good situation at all anywhere on the field.
Weekly Update: This hamstring strain is significant enough to keep McNeil out of the lineup until at least late June.
Michael Conforto – Hamstring: 10 day-IL (May 17, 2021)
Original: Conforto pulled up lame while running out a ground ball against the Rays and will miss time on the IL to heal up.
Weekly Update: The hamstring strain is significant enough to keep Conforto out of the lineup until at least late June.
New York Yankees
Aaron Hicks – Wrist: 10 day-IL (May 15, 2021)
Original: Hicks heads to the IL after tearing the tendon sheath in his wrist. He has been taking anti-inflammatory medication to stop the pain, and is doing better, but will still require some time off in order to let it heal. Clint Frazier is likely to see an uptick in at-bats here with more of an opportunity to prove his worth. He’s worth an end-of-the-bench stash.
Weekly Update: Hicks is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Look for Clint Frazier to be given the opportunity to prove to the team that he’s got what it takes.
Zack Britton – Elbow: 60 day-IL (March 31, 2021)
Original: Britton had surgery in March to remove a bone chip in his elbow. There is no timetable for a return to action, but he is going to be playing catch sooner rather than later. There is some speculation has him returning at some point in June, upon which he may record the odd save with plenty of holds opportunities. Until then, look for a returning Chapman to record a majority of the saves for the Yankees, while Chad Green gets the odd save.
Weekly Update: Britton began a rehab assignment for the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate this weekend. He is expected to need at least four appearances before even being considered ready for a return.
Luis Severino – Tommy John Surgery: 60 day-IL (March 16, 2021)
Original: Severino has been throwing off a mound, and has started to throw sliders, which is the next step in his progression. Still, while he’s looking to return at some point this year, but really shouldn’t be counted on for too much.
Weekly Update: Severino looks to be headed to a rehab assignment in the near future.
Clarke Schmidt – Elbow: 60 day-IL (April 3, 2021)
Original: He’s likely to begin throwing again soon, but he won’t be rushed.
Weekly Update: He has begun playing catch at about a 120-foot distance, but not yet off of a mound.
Corey Kluber – Right shoulder strain: 10 day-IL (May 27, 2021)
Original: Kluber is expected to miss at least two months after an MRI revealed a strain of the subscapular muscle of his right shoulder. He will be shut down from throwing for at least four weeks before being ramped back up. This is assuming that he suffers no setbacks at all. Deivi Garcia will start inches place in the meantime but will need to prove that he is better than what he;’s shown thus far in order to be counted on.
Luke Voit – Oblique: 10 day-IL (May 26, 2021)
Original: Voit will go back on the injured list after he suffered a Grade 2 oblique strain. The Yankees have enough depth to cover their infield, while Mike Ford could see an uptick in playing time.
Trevor Rosenthal – Shoulder: 60 day-IL (April 8, 2021)
Original: A devastating blow to the Athletics, Rosenthal contracted the rare baseball injury and will need an extended time in order to recover from it. He will now wait an additional eight weeks for a follow-up to see if there has been any progress in his recovery. In the meantime, the A’s will be mixing and matching while employing some sort of a closer-by-committee. Look for one of Trivino, Diekman, and Romo to emerge as the safest option of all, but it’s hard to tell who will.
Seranthony Dominguez – Elbow: 60 day-IL (February 17, 2021)
Original: Dominguez may pitch again in 2021, but it’s not set in stone. He may have been an option for some saves had Neris faltered, but now getting healthy is his number one priority.
Scott Kingery – Concussion: 7 day-IL (May 18, 2021)
Original: Kingery left a game against the Blue Jays with dizziness, but the scary part was that the cause for it was unknown. He was placed on the Concussion Protocol Injured List as a safety precaution, but it doesn’t bode well for someone struggling so much. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him released or traded at some point before 2022.
Didi Gregorius – Elbow Impingement: 10 day-IL (May 18, 2021)
Original: Gregorius was hoping that this would heal itself sooner, but alas he was placed on the IL after three days of sitting out. Nick Maton has filled in for Gregorius in his absence, but the Phillies will need Didi’s bat if they are to compete.
Weekly Update: While Gregorius is eligible to return on Monday, he isn’t close to being back with the team, and thus his return will be delayed for some time.
Bryce Harper – Bruised left wrist: 10 day-IL (May 25, 2021)
Original: Despite sitting out all last weekend for non-injury-related reasons, Harper subsequently went on the IL for an injury he was nursing. It remains to be seen for how long he will be out, but Harper was clearly struggling for quite a while and the injury to the wrist seems to be the culprit. The Phillies remain a viable team with which to stream against due to their injuries.
Steven Brault – Lat strain: 60 day-IL (April 1, 2021)
Original: Brault will be shut down from throwing and baseball activities for about a month after suffering the injury in a Spring game. Likely non-surgical, it is a procedure that will take about 10 weeks to heal before a return. He may go into the Pirates’ rotation when he starts up again.
Weekly Update: Brault is now throwing from 105 feet, as he gets closer to a return.
Blake Cederlind – Tommy John Surgery: 60 day-IL (March 24, 2021)
Original: After suffering a UCL strain, Cederlind had Tommy John Surgery and will miss the 2021 season.
Ke’Bryan Hayes – Wrist: 60 day-IL (April 7, 2021)
Original: His wrist is improving and he’s inching closer to a return to action, but seeing as he is the foundation for this extremely weak lineup and a big piece of their future, the Pirates will take their time.
Weekly Update: The new plan for Hayes seems to be a Spring Training-like process, giving him a slow build up before a return in early June. The window to buy low is slowly closing.
Philip Evans – Hamstring: 10 day-IL (May 13, 2021)
Original: Evans heads to the IL with a hamstring injury, and will miss some time. It’s an unfortunate turn for the youngster who started off the season so well.
Weekly Update: Evans is still rehabbing, despite the fact that he was eligible to return almost a week ago.
Colin Moran – Groin: 10 day-IL (May 12, 2021)
Original: Moran went on the IL this week after experiencing some stiffness in his groin area. He will be replaced by Adam Frazier.
Weekly Update: Despite progressing in his vow to return, Moran still has not started to run the bases, so he still has some work to do. The Pirates offense remains something to be avoided.
San Diego Padres
Drew Pomeranz – Lat/Left shoulder impingement: 10 day-IL (May 10, 2021)
Original: Pomeranz will head to the IL after experiencing the injury earlier in the week. While he wasn’t officially placed on the IL until later in the week, the move is retroactive to the date above. He has suffered through many injuries before, specifically before the Eason with said shoulder, so this is a bit more concerning than it would be something else.
Weekly Update: Pomeranz suffered a setback while throwing a bullpen session, and will be shut down from any activities for about a week. Consider him to be a candidate to not return for a while.
Adrian Morejon – Tommy John Surgery: 60 day-IL (April 22, 2021)
Original: Morejon injured his arm while pitching in a game, and went to the IL. Keep an eye on him, as it could lead to Tommy John Surgery, but that’s just speculation.
Weekly Update: Morejon had Tommy John Surgery and was transferred to the 60 day-IL, ending his 2021 season.
Mike Clevinger – Tommy John Surgery: 60 day-IL (February 18, 2021)
Original: Clevinger will miss the entire 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John Surgery in the offseason.
Austin Nola – Knee: 10 day-IL (May 28, 2021)
Original: Nola will lose some time while nursing his injured knee. It is only a mild knee strain, so it remains to be seen if he will be gone for more than ten days. Look for Victor Caratini to take over the bulk of the catching duties in the meantime.
Trent Grisham – Heel bruise: 10 day-IL (May 24, 2021)
Original: Grisham will miss time with a bruised heel that was possibly linked to his previous leg issues. The Padres are optimistic that he won’t miss extended time and felt that he could have actually played through the pain. They played it safe, however, in the hopes of having him healthy for later in the season.
San Francisco Giants
Aaron Sanchez – Right bicep tightness: 10 day-IL (May 8, 2021)
Original: Sanchez will once again be placed on the IL, this time due to right bicep tightness. As in the past, Logan Webb will be inserted back into the rotation and given the chance to shine.
Weekly Update: Sanchez is playing catch, but isn’t doing much else.
Tyler Beede – Elbow, 60 day-IL (February 26, 2021)
Original: After suffering a setback from his March 2020 Tommy John Surgery recovery, Beede was moved to the 60 day-IL, putting his entire 2021 season in jeopardy. He hopes to return at some point.
Weekly Update: Beede is hitting mid-90’s in his rehab sessions down in Triple-A. Still, temper your 2021 expectations, as he’s coming back from Tommy John Surgery.
Reyes Moronta – Right elbow flexor strain, 60 day-IL (April 12, 2021)
Original: More significant than soreness, Moronta looks destined to miss extended time as he now finds himself sidelined with another injury after missing all of 2020. Tyler Rogers is now the setup man to Jake McGee in a bullpen with more questions than answers.
Weekly Update: Moronta was transferred over to the 60 day-IL, delaying his 2021 season even more, and which could make him irrelevant for fantasy purposes in 2021.
Tommy La Stella – Hamstring Strain: 60 day-IL (May 3, 2021)
Original: La Stella hurt himself while diving for a ball, and will one out for quite some time, with a four to six-week timeframe being suggested. The Giants have plenty of resources on their roster as they are known for having a ton of flexibility throughout their team. Look for any one of them to emerge with the hot bat and pounce on it.
Weekly Update: LaStella has resumed running, which is a positive step forward in his recovery.
Brandon Belt – Oblique strain: 10 day-IL (May 26, 2021)
Original: Belts will likely miss more than the minimum ten days in order to recover from this injury. He’s struggled this year to maintain last season’s positive momentum, and this won’t help. Still, he’s capable enough to help owners down the stretch should they need him.
Shed Long Jr. – Shin: 60 day-IL (April 27, 2021)
Original: After having season-ending surgery for it in September 2020, Shed Long Jr. suffered a setback while fouling a ball off of his toe recently. He was slated to compete for the starting 2B job in Seattle, but last season’s breakout by Dylan Moore makes this less likely to happen for now. Though he has faced some live batting, he’s still not yet ready to return.
Weekly Update: Shed Long Jr. not only started in a rehab assignment in Triple-A, but he also played all nine innings at second base. He looks ready.
Andres Munoz – Elbow, 60 day-IL (March 18, 2021)
Original: Following his Tommy John Surgery in March 2020, Munoz was set to make his return at some point this season. He will have to wait a while to attempt to do so following his setback in early March.
Weekly Update: Munoz has yet to start throwing at all, halting any plans for a comeback in 2021. He remains a likely 2022 rebound candidate in fantasy.
Ken Giles – Elbow, 60 day-IL (April 1, 2021)
Original: Giles seems unlikely to pitch in 2021.
Jake Fraley – Hamstring: 10 day-IL (April 9, 2021)
Original: Fraley hurt his hamstring and was thought to miss extended time. Thought to be worse than it was, the Mariners see him returning sooner than expected, though the exact time isn’t yet known.
Weekly Update: Fraley has played consistently in Triple-A and could be activated at any time. The quality of what he can produce alongside the quantity of when he’ll be able to produce is in question.
James Paxton – Tommy John Surgery: 60 day-IL (April 8, 2021)
Original: Paxton got the bad news and was told that he will need to will have Tommy John Surgery, thus ending his 2021 season. Though he is looking for a second opinion, an extended absence from the team is likely.
Marco Gonzales – Miild forearm strain: 10 day-IL (April 29, 2021)
Original: Gonzales will miss a few starts with a mild forearm strain. This could help explain why he was so ineffective to start the season, as he’s been pretty consistently good for years.
Weekly Update: Gonzales is scheduled to be activated and started this upcoming Tuesday for the Mariners. Go get him now and see if he can replicate his 2020 season.
Evan White – Strained right hip flexor: 10 day-IL (May 14, 2021)
Original: White hurt himself while trying to catch a foul ball, and will rehire time to heal up. Jose Marmolejos will take over for now at first base but isn’t worth rostering.
Weekly Update: White resumed baseball activities earlier this week, but there is no timetable for a return. For now, Ty France gets the playing time at first base and could be valuable if his wrist is fully healed.
Dylan Moore – Calf: 10 day-IL (May 19, 2021)
Original: Moore will miss time due to a calf injury that wasn’t healing as quickly as the Mariners had hoped. He has been replaced by Donovan Walton, as that situation should be avoided in fantasy.
Weekly Update: Moore is still not ready to resume baseball activities. Donovan Walton remains the first option at second base for Seattle and isn’t worth rostering.
Kendall Graveman – Covid-19: Out indefinitely (May 23, 2021)
Original: Graveman is on the Covid-19 IL and will be out indefinitely.
St. Louis Cardinals
Dakota Hudson – Tommy John Surgery: 60 day-IL (March 28, 2021)
Original: Hudson is unlikely to pitch in 2021.
Jordan Hicks – Elbow Inflammation: 60 day-IL (May 14, 2021)
Original: His latest injury will keep him out of action for multiple weeks tampering with any chance he had of being the team’s closer this season. Alex Reyes has done an admirable job instead.
Weekly Update: Hicks was transferred over to the 60 day-IL, delaying his return even more. He received an injection in said elbow and will need a month of rest before anything else. Alex Reyes has been succeeding as the Cardinals’ closer in 2021.
Paul DeJong – Fractured rib: 10 day-IL (May 14, 2021)
Original: DeJong will miss some time Wirth a fractured rib, and it is hopeful that the ten-day minimum is the extent of the time missed. Manager Mike Shildt doesn’t think it’ll last much longer, but ribs can be a tricky injury from which to recover.
Weekly Update: DeJong worked on his fielding before a game earlier in the week, but there is no timetable for a return. Rookie Edmundo Sosa has filled in admirably.
Miles Mikolas – Forearm: 60 day-IL (May 28, 2021)
Original: Despite graduating from this list, Mikolas is back on it with a more serious injury. This week he received a stem cell injection to help treat a small calcification in his right flexor tendon. As a result, he will be reassessed in four to six weeks. One has to wonder if he was rushed back, or if his body just wasn’t ready after missing so much time, as he was recently transferred over to the 60 day-IL. He is droppable in any and all redraft formats.
Tampa Bay Ray
Nick Anderson – UCL torn ligament: 60 day-IL (March 26, 2021)
Original: Anderson, who is shut down for eight weeks, will be re-evaluated past the All-Star Break, though right now, surgery doesn’t seem necessary. Peter Fairbanks and Diego Castillo look to get the load of save opportunities for Tampa in the meantime.
Yonny Chirinos – Tommy John Surgery: 60 day-IL (February 22, 2021)
Original: Chirinos will miss the entire 2021 season after having Tommy John Surgery last August.
Chris Archer – Forearm tightness: 60 day-IL (April 10, 2021)
Original: Archer experienced the tightness in the middle of his performance on the mound versus the Yankees and was immediately sent to the injured list. While it doesn’t seem too serious an issue, the Rays are playing it safe. Brent Honeywell has been called up as a corresponding move.
Weekly Update: Archer’s throwing program was halted after experiencing tightness in his forearm, leading one to speculate the worst. He is trying his best to strengthen his arm. He should not be counted on for anything in the near future.
Luis Patino – Right middle finger laceration: 10 day-IL (May 20, 2021)
Original: Patino suffered the injury while trying to grip the ball on Tuesday and as a result, started bleeding. It remains to be seen if he requires an extended absence, but external injuries are easier from which to heal.
Weekly Update: Patino threw a side session earlier in the week, but still has a lot to do before returning.
Jose Leclerc – Tommy John Surgery: 60 day-IL (March 31, 2021)
Original: Leclerc is unable to pitch in 2021.
Jonathan Hernandez – Tommy John Surgery: 60 day-IL (March 30, 2021)
Original: Hernandez was shut down at the beginning of March for four weeks due to a low-grade UCL sprain in his elbow. He was shut down and will be out until June. Projected to be the closer earlier this offseason, Matt Bush and Ian Kennedy will be battling it out to see who gets the most saves. It is by no means a group of players worth rostering since there are so many unknowns.
Weekly Update: He underwent successful Tommy John Surgery.
Matt Bush – Elbow Inflammation: 60 day-IL (April 9, 2021)
Original: This is yet another roadblock for the Rangers and their attempt to save games this year. Look for Ian Kennedy to get the bulk of the opportunities.
Ronald Guzman – Right knee meniscus cartilage tear: 60 day-IL (April 13, 2021)
Original: Guzman hurt himself while trying to get out of the way on a pop fly. After being carted off, he was diagnosed with a meniscus tear and will be out for a while.
Weekly Update: Guzman was transferred over to the 60 day-IL this past week and will miss the rest of the 2021 season. Adolis Garcia has taken over and should be added due to his production so far.
David Dahl – Cracked rib: 10d ay-IL (May 26, 2021)
Original: Surprising to nobody, Dahl will spend some time on the IL, this time with a cracked rib. Whatever the timeline is, it’s safe to say that would be optimistic for Dahl, who has a history of injuries and has called the IL his home away from home.
Kyle Gibson – Groin: 10-day IL (May 25, 2021)
Original: Gibson was placed on the IL last week with a groin injury, though it’s unclear how and when it happened. Injuries have always hampered the potential of Gibson, but there is hope that he gets activated after the ten-day window. Speculation has him returning after the Rangers are finished with Colorado later this week.
Toronto Blue Jays
Kirby Yates – Tommy John Surgery: 10 day-IL (April 1, 2021)
Original: Yates will not pitch this season after receiving Tommy John Surgery for his ailing elbow. Look for Jordan Romano, Julian Mayweather, and Rafael Dolis to get save opportunities, as we see who can emerge as the best closing option.
Thomas Hatch – Elbow: 60 day-IL (April 1, 2021)
Original: Hatch will miss some time with non-UCL-related elbow inflammation. The MRI showed no real signs of this injury being as serious as it could have been. Once healthy, he may either be a long reliever out of the bullpen or fighting for a spot at the end of the Jays’ rotation. He has resumed throwing on his way back to the club.
Weekly Update: Hatch will continue to rehab with the Jays’ Double-A affiliate.
Julian Merryweather – Left oblique strain: 60 day-IL (April 14, 2021)
Original: It’s a disappointing development for someone who looked incredible while saving games for the Blue Jays. He should slot back as their closer when he returns, though the injury is predicted to be a long-term issue. Until then, Rafael Dolis seems like the next man up.
Weekly Update: Merryweather was transferred over to the 60 day-IL, and will be shut down as a result. He has resumed throwing and p[laying catch on flat ground.
Alejandro Kirk – Hip: 10 day-IL (May 4, 2021)
Original: Kirk remains out with a hip injury that is likely to last at least four weeks. Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire will split time for the Jays, but both are the ugliest of fantasy options.
Weekly Update: Kirk has resumed throwing and is also hitting off of a tee. He still has a long time before he makes any return. All Jays’ catchers, however, shouldn’t be trusted for fantasy prowess.
George Springer – Right Quadriceps Strain: 10 day-IL (May 6, 2021)
Original: Springer is back on the IL with the same injury that kept him out of action to start the season. One has to wonder if other options are in the cards for him, or even if a 60 day-IL stint too, but that is pure speculation here.
Weekly Update: Despite constant improvements, there is no timetable for Springer to make his return to the Jays. Randall Grichuck remains the beneficiary of this injury.
Cavan Biggio – Cervical spine ligament strain: 10 day-IL (May 22, 2021)
Original: Biggio has apparently been playing with this injury for quite some time, which could help explain his struggles in 2021. While he went back and forth with how he felt, the hope is that constant time off will help the problem go away. Joe Panik looks to be the beneficiary of this for now.
Victor Robles – Ankle: 10 day-IL (May 23, 2021)
Original: Robles has scuffled all season, and having a sprain to his ankle isn’t the best diagnosis, given that speed is his best offensive weapon. Still, perhaps some time off will get his ankle and his head in the right direction.