Carlos Gomez, Coco Crisp, Christian Yelich, Devin Mesoraco, Greg Holland, Scooter Gennett, and J.J. Hardy all returned this week. Mesoraco is on the limited side, but should be available to catch this week. In case you have missed the news, Adam Wainwright, Brandon McCarthy, Alex Cobb, Joe Nathan, Homer Bailey, and Adam Ottavino are all shut down for the 2015 season. There are a couple day-to-day guys who might miss a game or two at the most this week, Hector Noesi, Stephen Strasburg, Matt Carpenter, Jason Grilli, Aramis Ramirez, and David Price. Nothing to worry about as of now, just minor nagging injuries.
Injured: George Springer, Jed Lowrie
After George Springer went crashing into a wall last week, he was diagnosed with a concussion. If you saw the play, you probably thought that right away. He is on the 7 day DL, and should be back later in the week. Jed Lowrie will not be back until after the all-star break.
Injured: Sean Doolittle, Ben Zobrist
Sean Doolittle is schedule to throw against hitters today, for the second time in a few days. He is on track for an end of May return. Ben Zobrist took batting practice, and did some light baseball activities. He has set a June 1st date for return.
Injured: Dioner Navarro, Jose Reyes
Part time catcher and DH, Dioner Navarro, is without a timetable for return. A hamstring tear is a tricky injury to judge, and rehabbing won’t start until. Jose Reyes was eligible to come off the DL today, but will take some extra time and take more batting practice before return. He will most likely take a rehab assignment as well.
Injured: Mike Minor, Chris Johnson
I am chalking up Mike Minor for a lost year, no timetable, or any real info other than setbacks out of the Atlanta Organization. Chris Johnson is 3-6 weeks away from a return, with a broken hand.
Injured: Jonathan Lucroy
Jonathan Lucroy took batting practice, but nothing has been assigned further for rehab. The Brewers site has him listed to be back at the end of the month, but it could be into June. He said four weeks is a realistic return date.
Injured: Jaime Garcia
It was not a good rehab start for Jaime Garcia, he was knocked around for five runs, over three innings. He will make at least one more start before joining the Cardinals, and if he has another outing like this, his rotation spot could be in doubt.
Injured: Yasiel Puig, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Carl Crawford, Kenley Jansen
Yasiel Puig is heading in for a MRI, he tweaked his hamstring and suffered a setback. He was going to return for the Miami series, but now things are up in the air. Another setback for Ryu, he was only clocked at 82 MPH in a throwing session, and experienced more soreness. He is without a timetable, and could be in for a loss season. Carl Crawford has yet to ramp up any baseball activities, and he is without a timetable. Jansen will be activated this week, he worked back to back days in a rehab assignment, and looked great.
Injured: Jake Peavy, Matt Cain, Hunter Pence
Hunter Pence is on pace for a late May return, he needs 7-10 rehab games. Jake Peavy is ramping up rehab, he is in the midst of bullpen sessions, and will likely head for an assignment within the next week. Matt Cain on the other hand is a little longer from a return. He has yet to throw a bullpen session, but is getting closer.
Injured: Yan Gomes
Good news Indians fans, and Gomes owners, he is starting baseball activities. We could see him in the beginning of June, possibly late May if all goes well.
Injured: Hisashi Iwakuma, Austin Jackson
You can probably count on Iwakuma returning sometime in June, rather than late-May. He was throwing from 75 feet, and he will likely need two rehab starts. Austin Jackson is has no setbacks to report, and he is likely to come off the DL on May 19th.
Injured: Jose Fernandez, Henderson Alvarez
It should be another week for Henderson Alvarez on the DL, he is throwing bullpen sessions, and will make a rehab start. Fernandez threw live batting practice setting. He is still on pace for a mid-June return, but will probably be on pitch count until July time.
Injured: David Wright, Travis D’Arnaud
Travis D’Arnaud is cleared for everything but hitting, and he is likely to return sometime in June. David Wright is now dealing with a back injury, and has been shut down for baseball activities.
Injured: Anthony Rendon
Not much more on Anthony Rendon, he is still shutdown with the oblique strain. You will not be seeing him this month, and nothing is schedule for rehab.
Injured: Matt Wieters
Even though Matt Wieters was transferred to the 60 day DL, he did not suffer any setbacks. He is still catching spring training games, and is likely to return in June.
Injured: Derek Holland, Matt Harrison, Josh Hamilton
Derek Holland is still sitting and nursing his shoulder injury. Matt Harrison will need rehab starts, but he is throwing lengthy practice to live batters. He is on target to return in June. Josh Hamilton is projected to return to the lineup at the end of the May, he went 1-3 in his first rehab start.
Injured: Desmond Jennings, John Jaso, Drew Smyly, Jake McGee
John Jaso has been transferred to the 60 day DL, and is out indefinitely. With Alex Cobb gone for the year, the Rays took another hit, Drew Smyly is out with a torn labrum. He will likely be done for the season Jake McGee is due back this weekend, and Desmond Jennings was seen running and is a week away.
Injured: Jason Vargas, Alex Rios
Jason Vargas is dealing with a left flexor strain, and Tommy John was mentioned in the injury report, but he is likely to just miss a few starts. Alex Rios is getting closer to a return, he is schedule to starting taking batting practice this week. He is due back in the end of May.
Injured: Justin Verlander
After being shut down, Verlander is back on his throwing program, but still nowhere near a return. He is scheduled to join the rotation in June, but we are still bullpen sessions and rehab starts away.
Injured: Masahiro Tanaka
Masahiro Tanaka’s arm was a mess to begin the season, he is dealing wrist tendinitis now and a forearm strain. He is starting to throw off a mound, but sometime in June is a likely return spot for Tanaka.