MLB Injuries

Updated Pos Name Rating Team Status Body Part Injury Details
10/19 6:49pm RP Shawn Kelley N/A WSH 60 Day Disabled List Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports that Shawn Kelley, who was at one point the Nationals closer, received stem-cell injections in his elbow and expects to be healthy in time for the 2018 season. Kelley had bone chips that finally sidelined him in September. Surgery was an option but Kelley avoided it, using the increasingly common injection route instead. In 26 innings in 2017, Kelley did manage to strike out 25 batters. But he also gave up 29 hits, and 12 of them were homers. With both Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson locked up for next year, the best Kelley can hope for a middle-relief role going forward.
10/19 6:45pm CF Jake Marisnick N/A HOU Out Thumb Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick (thumb) played catch Thursday. Marisnick is hoping to be ready to join the roster if the team advances to the World Series, but he'd only be a pinch runner or defensive replacement for Houston in that scenario.
10/19 6:41pm SP Brandon Finnegan N/A CIN 60 Day Disabled List Cincinnati Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan is finally healthy after struggling through an injury-plagued 2017 season which saw him make just four starts. Finnegan suffered injuries to both of his shoulders in 2017 but told the media that he is completely healed and able to have a "normal offseason" in his words. He strained a muscle in his left shoulder during a game in April and, while rehabbing, slipped and fell in July, tearing the labrum in his right, non-throwing shoulder. Finnegan plans to start working out in November and will begin throwing in December. Finnegan wound up pitching just 13 innings in 2017, posting a 4.15 ERA. He will be a fixture in the Reds' starting rotation in 2018, provided he can remain healthy.
10/16 10:38pm 1B Adrian Gonzalez N/A LAD Out Back Manager Dave Roberts confirmed that injured first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is recuperating his back at home and preparing himself for spring training in 2018. The veteran lost out on his job this season to rookie sensation Cody Bellinger and went on the DL for the first time in his career. His numbers have been trending downward for two seasons as both his trademark power and average were among his career worst. He's in the last year of his contract and could possibly be let go, if the organization doesn't find a front-office position for him first.
10/16 6:15pm CF Jake Marisnick N/A HOU Out Thumb Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick (thumb) played catch for the first time Sunday since he had surgery Sept. 15 to fix his fractured right thumb. Marisnick said he's day-to-day right now, and he could return to help the Astros if they advance to the World Series. However, even if the Astros advance and Marisnick is added to the World Series roster, he's unlikely to do much besides pinch run or serve as a late-inning defensive replacement.
10/10 5:37pm CF Charlie Tilson N/A CHW 60 Day Disabled List Chicago White Sox outfielder Charlie Tilson (ankle) will play his second straight game in the instructional league Tuesday. Tilson missed the entire season with a navicular stress fracture in his right foot. If healthy the young outfielder will have as good of a chance as anyone to make the teams opening day roster.
10/06 2:21am 3B David Wright N/A NYM 60 Day Disabled List New York Mets third baseman David Wright (shoulder, back) underwent a laminotomy procedure on his lower back Thursday, and the team isn't giving a timetable for his return to baseball activities. The surgery is usually done to alleviate pressure in the back and it comes roughly a month after Wright had surgery on the rotator cuff in his right shoulder. At this point, it seems like Wright has had more surgeries than games played in the last few years. He last played in a major league game in May of 2016. In the last three years combined, Wright has played in just 75 games for the Mets. He's just not a fantasy option anymore until he proves his health over a long period of time.
10/04 4:53pm SS Chris Owings N/A ARI 60 Day Disabled List Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Chris Owings (finger) will not be a part of the wild-card roster for Wednesday's game against the Rockies. Owings hasn't played in a big league game since July 30, but he has been participating in games in the Instructional League. He could have a chance to be on the roster for the National League Division Series if Arizona advances, but it's no sure thing.
10/03 8:07pm 1B Brandon Belt N/A SF 60 Day Disabled List San Francisco Giants first baseman/outfielder Brandon Belt (concussion) has been cleared by Major League Baseball to resume baseball activities. Belt missed much of the second half dealing with the issue. It's good news for Belt who has suffered multiple concussions throughout his career. He will open up next season as the Giants everyday first baseman and isn't a bad pick in the middlento late rounds.
10/02 10:20pm RF Dustin Fowler N/A OAK 60 Day Disabled List Oakland A's outfielder Dustin Fowler is expected to be at 100 percent at the start of spring training and be ready to compete for the starting center field job. Fowler ruptured his patella in his first game with the New York Yankees, requiring season ending surgery. Fowler was then traded to the A's in the Sonny Gray deal, where he will compete with Boog Powell, Jake Smolinski and possibly Franklin Barreto to be the A's starting center fielder in 2018. Should Fowler win the job, he would be worth a speculative add in deeper mixed leagues and AL-only formats.
9/29 4:45am RP Alex Reyes N/A STL 60 Day Disabled List St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Alex Reyes (Tommy John Surgery) will throw a bullpen session on Friday. It will be the first time he's thrown since undergoing Tommy John Surgery in February. He missed the entire season but is expected to be ready near the beginning of the 2018 season. If healthy, he should be a strong fantasy option that may be had for a discount due to his injury.
9/28 9:36pm CF Charlie Tilson N/A CHW 60 Day Disabled List Chicago White Sox outfielder Charlie Tilson has been cleared by doctors for baseball activities and will participate in the team's instructional league. Tilson was originally pegged to be the opening day centerfielder for the club before going down with a foot injury that cost him the season. He will compete for a job on the opening day roster for next year.
9/28 8:29pm CF Jake Marisnick N/A HOU Out Thumb Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick (back) remains out of the lineup Thursday. Reddick has missed the last four games due to back soreness, but he's a good bet to be back in the lineup this weekend. Jake Marisnick draws a start in center field and is hitting eighth against Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez. Marisnick is playing in his first game since Sept. 13 due to injury and is a poor choice for DFS players.
9/28 7:08am 1B Adrian Gonzalez N/A LAD Out Back Prior to Wednesday's game it was announced that Adrian Gonzalez will miss the rest of the season, including the playoffs, due to recurring back problems. Ironically, Gonzalez had the best night of his season on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a home run. This is likely the end of Gonzalez with the Dodgers, a team that he has carried at times over the last six years. Not including his rookie cup of coffee year, this injury-shortened season (his first ever) produced career lows in HR, R and slugging percentage. While "A-Gon" may have helped owners win in years past, he spent much of 2018 on the waiver wire. Should he find a new home in 2018, he is undraftable in all but the deepest leagues.
9/20 6:54pm 1B Brandon Belt N/A SF 60 Day Disabled List San Francisco Giants first baseman/outfielder Brandon Belt (concussion) was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. The good news for Belt is that he was doing on the field agility drills. This is a big step for Belt who has been sidelined for much of the second half with a concussion. Belt has suffered from concussions in the past and likely won't play until next year but it's good to see he is improving.
9/20 1:51am SP Hisashi Iwakuma N/A SEA 60 Day Disabled List Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma said he has something structurally wrong with his right should and is seeking other opinions. The 36-year-old veteran has made just six starts this year, good enough for a weak 4.35 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 4.6 K/9. He won't be back to close out this season, and depending on what doctors find, he could struggle to be ready for the 2018 season as well. Iwakuma just isn't a fantasy option anymore.
9/19 11:24pm RP David Phelps N/A SEA 60 Day Disabled List Seattle Mariners pitcher David Phelps underwent surgery Monday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. Phelps logged just 8 2/3 innings this season for the Mariners, who acquired the 30-year-old right-hander from the Marlins on July 20. The team is hopeful that he will be 100 percent healthy for the beginning of spring training next February. Phelps is arbitration-eligible this winter for the final time and had a 3.40 ERA this season in his time with Miami and Seattle.
9/19 11:21pm SP Hisashi Iwakuma N/A SEA 60 Day Disabled List Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais acknowledged Tuesday that Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder) is likely done for the year. Iwakuma landed on the disabled list at the beginning of May with right shoulder inflammation and he has not been able to get over the hump in his rehab. The 36-year-old is scheduled to become a free agent in November, having made just six total starts in 2017 and has a 4.35 ERA this season.
9/16 5:50pm RP Koda Glover N/A WSH 60 Day Disabled List Koda Glover, who's been out since June with various injuries, is done for the season and won't resume baseball activities until November. The good news is that he won't need surgery on his throwing shoulder and he's hopeful the injections he's been getting will be enough. Glover was, at one point, the Nationals closer. But his injury, just as he was starting to cruise, necessitated the acquisitions of Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson. He's still only 24 and could have some value next season. He could prove valuable in late-rounds depending on how he looks in spring training.
9/15 8:01pm CF Jake Marisnick N/A HOU Out Thumb Outfielder Jake Marisnick's season may be over after breaking his thumb sliding headfirst, per Marisnick is by far the best outfielder on the team and has hit 16 home runs with 35 runs batted in playing part-time this season. The loss affects the depth of the Astros but not their starting lineup. Expect the Astros to lean heavily on George Springer and Josh Reddick down the stretch.
9/15 6:34pm SP Nick Tropeano N/A LAA 60 Day Disabled List Angels starter Nick Tropeano (elbow) is making progress toward throwing in the instructional league, which is as far as his rehab from Tommy John surgery will take him this season. The Angels are expecting him to be fully healthy heading into 2018. Considering Tropeano's 3.56 ERA across 13 starts in 2016, he could be worth a late round flyer in deep leagues next season.
9/15 6:28pm RP Huston Street N/A LAA 60 Day Disabled List Angels reliever Huston Street (shoulder) threw a simulated game in Arizona last week. He is still hoping to return to the Angels this season. You never know with Mike Scioscia, but it seems unlikely that Street would take any high-leverage innings, making him largely irrelevant in fantasy should he return.
9/14 11:08pm CF Jake Marisnick N/A HOU Out Thumb Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick was diagnosed with a fractured right thumb and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after surgery on Friday. This is bad news for Marisnick and the Astros; he would have at least played center against lefties in the postseason and maybe gotten some time against righties too. Marisnick, who was hitting .243/.319/.496 in 259 at-bats, was hurt sliding into second base last night. The Astros will now have to give more time to Derek Fisher and Cameron Maybin as they try to figure out a new postseason outfield alignment.
9/14 9:37pm SP Hisashi Iwakuma N/A SEA 60 Day Disabled List Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder) is seeking more opinions from doctors on his right shoulder. The Mariners haven't ruled out a return this year, but it's looking highly unlikely that Iwakuma will pitch again in 2017. The 36-year-old has only made six starts this season and hasn't pitched since May 3. You can pretty much count him out, and he won't be one to draft in standard mixed leagues in 2018.
9/14 5:00pm CF Jake Marisnick N/A HOU Out Thumb Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is flying back to Houston to have his right thumb examined after injuring it Wednesday, according to manager A.J. Hinch. "We'll know more in the next couple of days, but it doesn't look good," Hinch said. Marisnick singled in the game before getting injured, snapping an 0-for-16 slump at the plate. If his injury is significant enough, there's a good chance it could knock him out for the rest of the season, including the playoffs. Derek Fisher and Cameron Maybin can help fill in in the meantime.
9/13 11:11pm SS Chris Owings N/A ARI 60 Day Disabled List Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings (finger) could come off the disabled list for the Diamondbacks series against Kansas City at the end the month. Owings was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a fractured right middle finger on July 31. He was having a solid offensive season before the injury, with 12 homers and 12 stolen bases along with a .741 OPS. Ketel Marte has performed admirably as the everyday shortstop, posting a .350 batting average over the last 14 days, so it will be interesting to see how much playing time Owings gets if/when he comes back.
9/13 8:11pm LF Daniel Nava N/A PHI 60 Day Disabled List Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Daniel Nava was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday with a back strain, ending his season. In a corresponding move, starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez had his contract selected from the minors. Nava hit well (.301, four homers, 21 RBI) in limited time for the Phils this year, but injuries kept setting him back. Alvarez is penciled in to start Sunday against the A's. The right-hander had intriguing upside back with Oakland, but he's much too risky considering this will be his first start in a major league game since May of 2015.
9/13 12:34am RP Carter Capps N/A SD 60 Day Disabled List San Diego reliever Carter Capps will have his season ended prematurely once again, this time for a blood clot. Capps was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, with RP Cory Mazzoni selected to take his place on the roster. Capps had only thrown 12 1/3 innings for the Padres this year after a long recovery from Tommy John surgery and some time in the minors to work on his mechanics. He was starting to show signs that he was ready to contribute to the club until another unfortunate injury sets him back yet again.
9/12 6:31pm SP Alex Meyer N/A LAA 60 Day Disabled List Angels starter Alex Meyer (shoulder) will have surgery on his labrum and will miss not only the rest of 2017, but all of 2018 as well. Meyer finishes 2017 with a 3.74 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 67 1/3 innings. He was intriguing 2018 sleeper, but will have to wait until 2019 to make an impact in fantasy.
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