A few new faces to touch on in this weeks roundup, Jacoby Ellsbury, Wil Myers, and Victor Martinez land on the DL. A few guys listed as day-to-day to keep an eye on for week 8, Jose Bautista, Sonny Gray, and Johnny Cueto. Gray is expected to make his next start, Cueto will miss a start, while the Bautista shoulder injury is a tricky one. He is clearly not right this season, and received a cortisone short. Good news, Ben Zobrist, Travis d’Arnaud, Austin Jackson, Jose Reyes, Sean Doolittle, and Josh Hamilton are all going to be activated from the DL this week, and most have already. Some 2013-2014 Tommy John guys are set to return. Jose Fernandez is closing in on a July return, he is throwing live batting practice, and slowly upping the number of pitches each time. Patrick Corbin will be the first to likely return, he is throwing rehab starts, and will likely be due back mid-June.
Injured: Coco Crisp, Drew Pomeranz
The Athletics injury situation has been far too consistent, get one back, and lose another. Sean Doolittle and Ben Zobrist are back, but Coco Crisp heads back to the DL with compressed discs in his neck. Surgery is possible, and not like Crisp had much going for him anyway, but better off to cut him if you own him. Billy Burns is the go-to man and is a great source of stolen bases and runs. Pomeranz has a sprained AC joint, he should be back quicker than most think, and will likely avoid rehab starts.
Injured: Dioner Navarro, Devon Travis
Dioner Navarro still with no timetable for return, he will probably be on the shelf for another couple of weeks. Devon Travis will be back when he eligible to come off on June 1st, he wasn’t supposed to land on the DL, but the time off could be good for hime. Travis was struggling before he hit the DL.
Injured: Jonathan Lucroy, Jean Segura, Wily Peralta
The Brewers are slowly getting to full health, Jonathan Lucroy is likely to be back during the weekend. He is working through rehab assignments this weekend. Jean Segura is on the same timetable, he should be back on Friday. It is still to be determined if he needs a short rehab assignment, which could tack on another day or two. Wily Peralta is the newest victim, he is going to be sidelined 4-6 weeks. He is dealing with a strained oblique.
Injured: Yasiel Puig, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Carl Crawford, Yasmani Grandal
No good news this weak for Yasiel Puig, he attempted to jog, but was still feeling tightness. He still needs to make a rehab assignment, where he ended up last time before aggravating his injury again. It turns out Hyun-Jin Ryu has been pitching with a slight labrum tear for the last two years. The decision has been finalized, and as we expected, he is heading for season-ending surgery. He will be back by spring training with no setbacks. Carl Crawford is starting to workout, but just slight strengthening exercises. He still has no timetable. Yasmani should be do back soon, he passed the concussion tests. He will take part in rehab games all this week.
Injured: Jake Peavy, Matt Cain
The emergence of old Tim Lincecum, and Chris Heston has taken the sting out of these guys missing. This Wednesday Jake Peavy is making a rehab start, he will likely rejoin the rotation shortly after. Matt Cain is still steps behind a return, but did throw a bullpen session without any discomfort. He will still need to face live hitters and take a few rehab starts, so still plenty of time before he works in the rotation.
Injured: Hisashi Iwakuma
The 34 year old right-handed pitcher was shut down, and will start throwing again in a week. He is still 5-6 weeks away from an estimated return.
Injured: Henderson Alvarez, Mat Latos
The Marlins rotation is just crushed right now, Henderson Alvarez has a partially torn UCL, but is on the DL for shoulder inflammation. It is very unclear what Alvarez will salvage from the 2015 season, and is shutdown for the meantime. Mat Latos is dealing with knee inflammation, but is just expected to take a standard two week DL trip.
Injured: David Wright
The season is looking bleak, and so is his fantasy value for David Wright. He was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spine. He is heading to California to visit a specialist, so we can say is timetable is very unclear.
Injured: Anthony Rendon, Doug Fister, Jayson Werth
Anthony Rendon is set to begin simulated games, and head out for rehab assignments within a week and a half. He could return in the first half of June. Fister is still not throwing, but hopes to play catch soon. He is still without a timetable, and Tanner Roark is the guy to grab. Jayson Werth has a swollen wrist, which is not allowing him to do any baseball activities. He will need to be cleared to swing a bat before a timetable is set.
Injured: Wil Myers, Brandon Morrow
Wil Myers has yet to swing a bat, he is still some time away, and Melvin Upton is supposed to be back before he is. Myers will likely return sometime towards the end of June at an estimate. Morrow had a 2.73 ERA before he went down, but is throwing bullpen sessions at full strength. My guess is he will take a rehab start before returning, but the club has not scheduled anything.
Injured: Shane Victorino, Justin Masterson
Shocker, Shane Victorino is back on the DL, which resulted in Rusney Castillo being called up. He is dealing with a strained calf, and this will be a thing that will linger for the rest of the season, as it has already. Justin Masterson is the other Sox member on the DL, and he is only doing light throwing. He is without a timetable.
Injured: Justin Morneau, Corey Dickerson
Corey Dickerson has been dealing with plantar fasciitis all season, but it has taken its tole. He will sit for 15 days and be re-evaluated after his time is up. Best result is he just needed rest, worst case scenario it feels the same and then it is a guessing game. Morneau is still on the concussion list, and with his history, there is no rush.
Injured: Alex Rios, Danny Duffy
Alex Rios is due back soon, he is rehabbing in Triple-A, and will be back in early June. Danny Duffy is dealing with bicep tendinitis right now, which could of led to his rocky starts. He will take some time off and be re-evaluated.
Injured: Justin Verlander, Victor Martinez
Verlander is inching closer and closer, he will throw a simulated game Tuesday, and then depending on his results be cleared for a rehab assignment. Mid-June is still a likely return. Martinez is dealing with some soreness in his knee, the one that was operated on in the offseason. He will start rehabbing late in the week.
Injured: Masahiro Tanaka, Jacoby Ellsbury
Masahiro Tanaka will throw a 65 pitch rehab start on Wednesday. He threw three scoreless innings in his first rehab start, and they could call for an additional one after Wednesday. He will still return sometime in June. Jacoby Ellsbury has a sprained knee and will be out for a few weeks, according to the Yankees. Chris Young will take over in the outfield and grab more playing time.