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Player Injuries

League:
Team:
Angels
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
3B
Possibly Opening Day
Grade 1 left calf strain
Played in MiLB games March 15, 17; scheduled to return to Cactus League games March 19.
P
Possibly Opening Day
Left elbow inflammation
Resumed throwing by playing catch March 17.
P
Possibly mid-June
Recovering from May 2018 Tommy John surgery
Not throwing bullpen sessions yet as of Feb. 13 update; placed on 60-day injured list March 16.
P
Possibly May
Recovering from October 2018 Tommy John surgery
Resumed playing catch March 8; resumed taking batting practice March 17.
P
Possibly June
Recovering from April 2018 Tommy John surgery
Throwing light bullpen sessions as of Feb. 13 update; placed on 60-day injured list Feb. 23.
P
Possibly Opening Day
Left forearm fatigue
Threw 50 pitches in Minor League game March 15; scheduled to start Cactus League game March 21.
P
2019
Right shoulder
Playing catch up to 100 feet; was scheduled to throw off mound in mid-March as of Feb. 20 update.
LF
Possibly Opening Day
Right knee tendinitis
Played in MiLB games March 15, 17; scheduled to return to Cactus League games March 19.
Astros
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
TBD
Right shoulder soreness
Threw bullpen session March 7.
P
2020
Recovering from November 2018 Tommy John surgery
Underwent Tommy John surgery Nov. 6, 2018.
P
Possibly June
Recovering from December 2018 left Achilles tendon surgery
Expected to miss 6-8 months as of Dec. 20, 2018 update.
Athletics
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
2019
Recovering from March 2018 Tommy John surgery
Threw bullpen session at 70 percent intensity Feb. 12.
P
Possibly 2019
Recovering from August 2018 Tommy John surgery
Underwent Tommy John surgery Aug. 1, 2018; placed on 60-day injured list Feb. 15.
C
TBD
Recovering from March 2019 right knee surgery
Underwent right knee surgery March 9.
P
Possibly late 2019
Recovering from September 2018 left shoulder surgery
Placed on 60-day injured list Feb. 13; throwing on flat ground up to 45 feet as of March 1 update.
Blue Jays
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
Possibly Opening Day
Recovering from March 2018 Tommy John surgery
Threw live batting practice March 2.
2B
June
Recovering from March 2019 left knee surgery
Underwent surgery to repair torn meniscus in left knee March 13; expected to be reevaluated in 4-6 weeks.
Braves
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
Possibly April
Right elbow soreness
Threw side session March 17.
P
Possibly April
Left shoulder tightness
Playing catch as of March 15 update.
P
TBD
Right forearm discomfort
Has not been cleared to resume throwing as of March 15 update.
P
Possibly April
Right trapezius muscle strain
Threw live batting practice March 18.
Brewers
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
Possibly April
Right shoulder weakness
Playing catch, likely to miss Opening Day as of March 15 update.
P
Possibly April
Recovering from September 2017 right shoulder surgery
Made Cactus League debut March 11; won't be on Opening Day roster as of March 12 update.
P
Possibly 2019
Recovering from July 2018 Tommy John surgery
Underwent Tommy John surgery July 31, 2018; began playing catch Jan. 23; placed on 60-day injured list Feb. 20.
P
TBD
Torn ACL in right knee
Likely out for season as of March 3 update; was scheduled to undergo right knee surgery March 12.
Cardinals
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
Possibly April
Right shoulder
Unlikely to be ready for Opening Day as of March 2 update; threw third bullpen session this spring on March 16.
P
Possibly April
Right shoulder discomfort
Cleared to resume playing catch as of March 13 update.
Cubs
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
TBD
Right shoulder soreness
Playing catch, likely to miss Opening Day as of March 16 update.
P
TBD
Left wrist
Resumed throwing, likely to miss Opening Day as of March 16 update.
2B
Possibly Opening Day
Left shoulder soreness
Did some baseball activities March 17; could be cleared to swing bat soon as of March 17 update.
P
Possibly 2019
Recovering from July 2018 Tommy John surgery
Underwent Tommy John surgery July 30, 2018; placed on 60-day injured list Feb. 13.
P
Possibly April
Recovering from November 2018 right elbow surgery
Long-tossing up to 120 feet; expected to throw first bullpen session post-surgery March 18.
P
Possibly Opening Day
Right hamstring strain
Playing catch, unclear when he'll resume throwing off mound as of March 15 update.
Diamondbacks
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
2020
Recovering from March 2019 Tommy John surgery
Placed on 60-day injured list March 11; underwent Tommy John surgery March 13.
CF
Possibly Opening Day
Left oblique strain
Made Cactus League debut March 17.
P
Possibly Opening Day
Left shoulder inflammation
Has begun throwing program as of March 14 update.
P
Possibly June
Recovering from April 2018 Tommy John surgery
Underwent Tommy John surgery April 25, 2018; placed on 60-day injured list Feb. 13.
Dodgers
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
Possibly Opening Day
Right shoulder tenderness
Expected to make Cactus League debut March 19.
P
TBD
Left shoulder soreness
Shut down, won't be ready for Opening Day as of March 15 update.
P
Possibly April
Left shoulder inflammation
Threw 20-pitch bullpen session March 11; threw 30-pitch bullpen session at full effort March 14; threw 38-pitch bullpen session March 17.
Giants
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
Possibly late 2019
Recovering from August 2018 Tommy John surgery
Began playing catch Feb. 18; placed on 60-day injured list on Feb. 13.
Indians
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
SS
Possibly Opening Day
Right calf strain
Played in MiLB game March 13; played in "B" game March 14; team expected to decide on Opening Day availability by March 20.
P
Possibly before All-Star break
Recovering from July 2018 right shoulder surgery
Hoping to throw off mound by end of Spring Training as of Feb. 13 update; throwing on flat ground up to 120 feet as of March 4 update.
CF
Possibly early 2019
Recovering from July 2018 right shoulder surgery
Throwing up to 150 feet, taking live batting practice as of March 4 update; was scheduled to start throwing to bases from outfield March 13.
Mariners
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
Possibly late March
Grade 1 right pectoral strain
Will miss Opening Series in Japan on March 21-22.
3B
Possibly June
Recovering from March 2019 left hand surgery
Underwent surgery to repair tendon in left hand March 12; not expected to start swinging bat for at least eight weeks as of March 14 update.
CF
Possibly March 28
Right elbow strain
Will miss Opening Series in Japan on March 21-22; taking batting practice, throwing as of March 12 update.
P
Possibly June
Recovering from August 2018 right Achilles tendon surgery
Has begun throwing as of Jan. 26 update; ran sprints Feb. 14.
Marlins
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
C
Possibly Opening Day
Right knee inflammation
Hit in batting cage, did on-field drills March 17.
P
Possibly 2019
Recovering from April 2018 Tommy John surgery
Underwent Tommy John surgery April 5, 2018; placed on 60-day injured list Feb. 13.
Mets
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
LF
Possibly 2019
Recovering from August 2018 right heel surgery, October 2018 left heel surgery
Was expected to begin baseball activities week of Feb. 11.
3B
Possibly Opening Day
Left oblique strain
Doing some baseball activities but not running yet as of March 13 update.
2B
Possibly Opening Day
Sprained capsule in left knee
Hitting off tee but not running as of March 13 update.
Nationals
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
TBD
Right forearm strain
Exited Spring Training game early Feb. 23; has no timetable to return as of March 11 update.
2B
Possibly Opening Day
Left hamstring strain
Team is optimistic about Opening Day availability as of March 6 update; rode stationary bike, jogged March 11.
CF
TBD
Left knee sprain; left hip sprain
Expected to miss significant time as of March 15 update; took one-handed swings off tee, played light catch at 90 feet, ran in pool March 17.
Padres
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
TBD
Flexor muscle strain in left forearm
Was unable to complete bullpen session Feb. 24; placed on 60-day injured list March 1.
P
Possibly early 2019
Meniscus tear in right knee
Was scheduled to undergo surgery Feb. 20; expected to miss at least 6-8 weeks.
RF
Possibly June
Recovering from March 2019 right wrist surgery
Underwent surgery to repair fractured right wrist March 6; expected to miss at least three months.
P
Possibly 2019
Recovering from April 2018 Tommy John surgery
Underwent Tommy John surgery April 20, 2018; placed on 60-day injured list Feb. 21.
P
TBD
Right arm soreness
Shut down from throwing as of March 16 update.
P
Possibly late 2019
Recovering from July 2018 Tommy John surgery
Resumed throwing in January, playing catch up to 90 feet as of Feb. 16 update; placed on 60-day injured list Feb. 17.
Phillies
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
Possibly 2019
Recovering from October 2018 carpal tunnel surgery
Threw bullpen session Feb. 17; made Grapefruit League debut March 11.
P
Possibly Opening Day
Grade 1 flexor strain in right arm
Questionable for Opening Day as of Feb. 27.
CF
Possibly Opening Day
Right oblique strain
Running as of March 8 update.
Pirates
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
C
Possibly Opening Day
Virus
Taking part in light baseball activities as of March 14 update; caught bullpen session March 16.
P
2020
Recovering from September 2018 Tommy John surgery
Began playing catch Feb. 11; has progressed to playing catch from 75 feet as of Feb. 27 update; placed on 60-day injured list March 1.
RF
Possibly mid-April
Recovering from September 2018 left shoulder surgery
Throwing from 120 feet, taking part in outfield drills, appearing in MiLB games as DH as of March 14 update.
P
2020
Recovering from October 2018 Tommy John surgery
Began playing catch Feb. 11; has progressed to playing catch from 75 feet as of Feb. 27 update.
Rangers
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
TBD
Recovering from March 2019 jaw surgery
Hit by line drive, sustained non-displaced fracture of right jaw March 2; expected to have jaw wired shut for 2-3 weeks after undergoing surgery to insert plate as of March 7 update.
LF
Possibly Opening Day
Right groin strain
Uncertain for Opening Day as of March 17 update.
RF
TBD
Recovering from December 2018 left shoulder surgery
Placed on 60-day injured list March 3; cleared to start swinging bat as of March 17 update.
P
TBD
Left elbow tightness
Exited game early March 17.
Rays
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
2019
Recovering from March 2018 Tommy John surgery
Underwent Tommy John surgery March 13, 2018.
Red Sox
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
3B
2019
Recovering from July 2018 left shoulder surgery
Underwent left shoulder surgery July 10, 2018.
2B
Possibly April
Left knee
Will start season on 10-day injured list as of March 18 update.
P
2019
Recovering from June 2018 right shoulder surgery
Underwent season-ending shoulder surgery June 13, 2018, for partial labrum tear, subluxation.
Reds
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
2B
Possibly April
Recovering from July 2018 right knee surgery
Underwent right knee surgery to repair torn ACL on July 23, 2018; won't be ready for Opening Day as of March 6 update.
P
Possible Opening Day
Lower back soreness
Threw simulated game March 8; expected to throw off mound week of March 18.
Rockies
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
3B
Possibly Opening Day
Left hand hamate bone injury
Was scheduled to undergo surgery Feb. 20; expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks.
P
Possibly April
Upper back discomfort
Threw side session March 13; unlikely to be ready for Opening Day as of March 17 update.
P
Possibly April
Right heel infection
Unlikely to be ready for Opening Day as of March 17 update.
Royals
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
Possibly April
Left shoulder tightness
Threw 35-pitch bullpen session March 16; likely to remain in Arizona for extended Spring Training when team breaks camp as of March 16 update.
P
Possibly June
Recovering from August 2018 right elbow surgery
Placed on 60-day injured list Feb. 13.
P
Possibly July
Recovering from March 2019 hip surgery
Underwent hip surgery March 7; expected to resume baseball activities in four months.
C
2020
Recovering from March 2019 Tommy John surgery
Underwent Tommy John surgery March 6; placed on 60-day injured list March 11.
Tigers
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
Possibly April
Recovering from September 2018 right knee surgery
Taking break from game action to work on lower-body mechanics as of March 14 update; threw off mound March 15; did strength work March 17; had swelling in right knee March 18.
Twins
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
TBD
Tightness/soreness in upper back near left shoulder
Not throwing as of March 15 update.
3B
Possibly May
Recovering from March 2019 wound debridement procedure on right leg laceration
Expected to get sutures removed by March 29, likely to resume baseball activities shortly thereafter.
White Sox
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
P
2020
Recovering from September 2018 Tommy John surgery
Throwing on flat ground three times per week up to 60 feet as of March 7 update; placed on 60-day injured list March 11.
Yankees
POS
Due Back
Injury
Notes
CF
2019
Plantar fasciitis; recovering from August 2018 left hip surgery
Hitting off tee, playing catch as of March 17 update.
SS
Possibly June
Recovering from October 2018 Tommy John surgery
Began throwing program Feb. 11; taking dry swings as of March 12 update; throwing up to 90 feet as of March 15 update.
P
2019
Recovering from April 2018 Tommy John surgery
Underwent Tommy John surgery April 6, 2018.
CF
Possibly early April
Lower back stiffness
Received second cortisone injection, ruled out for Opening Day on March 17.
P
Possibly after All-Star break
Recovering from June 2018 Tommy John surgery
Throwing up to 60 feet as of Feb. 13 update.
P
Possibly mid-April
Recovering from October 2018 right knee surgery, December 2018 angioplasty
Threw simulated game March 16.
P
Possibly May
Right rotator cuff inflammation
Scheduled to resume throwing March 20; expected to miss all of April as of March 15 update.