Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: George Springer, Khris Davis, Kris Bryant
Another week has come and gone, and it is time for the Week 9 edition of the Fantasy Baseball Injury Report to keep you up to date with all the news from around the league. Here are some of the major updates from this past week.
George Springer (OF – HOU) hit the 10-day injured list Saturday with a hamstring injury. He had to come out of Thursday’s game early after sliding to attempt to catch a foul ball. Tests revealed a Grade 2 hamstring strain, but this is actually encouraging news after the initial concerns. He currently does not have a timetable set for his return.
Khris Davis (OF- OAK) was placed on the 10-day injured list May 24, retroactive to May 22, with a left hip contusion. He ran into a rail at PNC Park May 5 and has since been playing through the injury. He may be able to return sometime in early June.
Kris Bryant (3B/OF – CHC) left Sunday’s game after a collision with Jason Heyward. He has injuries to his head and neck, but he is currently listed as day-to-day. More information should be available early in the week.
Here are a few more injuries to track this week.
David Peralta (OF – ARI)
Peralta hit the injured list May 24 with AC joint inflammation in his right shoulder. He might be able to return sometime in early June.
Luke Weaver (SP – ARI)
Weaver had to be removed from Sunday’s last start with forearm tightness. He is currently listed as day-to-day and his return is contingent upon the results of more testing early this week.
Robinson Cano (2B – NYM)
Cano was placed on the 10-day injured list May 23 with a left quad strain. He does not currently have a set timetable for his return.
Brandon Nimmo (OF – NYM)
Nimmo hit the 10-day injured list this week with a bulging cervical disc from whiplash. It is not known when he will be able to return at this point.
Jeff McNeil (2B/3B/OF – NYM)
McNeil was placed on the 10-day injured list May 23 with a hamstring strain in his left leg. He does not currently have a recovery timetable, but he may only require a short stay.
Francisco Cervelli (C – PIT)
Pittsburgh placed Cervelli on the 7-day injured list Sunday with a concussion. It is not currently known when he will come back.
Willie Calhoun (OF – TEX)
Calhoun was placed on the 10-day injured list May 22 with a left quad strain. He does not currently have a date set for his return.
Yandy Diaz (1B/3B – TB)
Diaz hit the 10-day injured list May 23, retroactive to May 20, with a contusion on his left hand. He may be able to return later this week after the minimum stay on the IL.
David Price (SP – BOS)
Price is dealing with an illness and had to leave Saturday’s start in the first inning. He is currently scheduled to pitch on short rest Tuesday or Wednesday.
Charlie Blackmon (OF – COL)
Blackmon had to exit May 23’s game with a right calf injury. He has not played since and is still listed as day-to-day.
Tim Anderson (SS – CHW)
Anderson has been dealing with right wrist soreness and was scratched from the lineup over the weekend. He is currently listed as day-to-day.
Matt Harvey (SP – LAA)
Harvey was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with an upper back strain. He does not currently have a set timetable to return.
Andrelton Simmons (SS – LAA)
The Angels placed Simmons on the 10-day injured list May 21 with an ankle sprain. He saw a foot specialist this week and is expected to miss a few weeks, maybe months, after being diagnosed with a Grade 3 ankle sprain.
Updating Previous Injuries
Jose Altuve (2B – HOU): Hamstring
Altuve, who has been on the injured list since May 11 with a mild hamstring strain, started a Triple-A rehab assignment Sunday and is expected to return to the Astros as soon as Tuesday.
Nathan Eovaldi (SP – BOS): Elbow
Eovaldi has been on the 10-day injured list since April 20 after having a procedure to remove loose bodies in his elbow. He threw a bullpen session Saturday and may be able to return within the next two weeks.
Travis Shaw (1B/2B/3B – MIL): Wrist
Out since May 14 with a wrist sprain, Shaw has gone 2-for-16 in four Triple-A rehab games. He could return to the Brewers sometime this week.
Mike Clevinger (SP – CLE): Back
On the injured list with an upper back strain, Clevinger is making progress in his recovery. After throwing bullpen sessions, he is rehabbing in Cleveland’s team facility before moving to a minor league rehab assignment. Eligible to return June 7, he at least looks poised to beat his initial July-August timetable.
Tyler Glasnow (SP – TB): Forearm
Tampa Bay transferred Glasnow to the 60-day IL, meaning he’s not eligible to return until July 10. Although initially given a four-to-six week timetable after straining his forearm on May 10, the team insists that he has not suffered a setback.
Yoenis Cespedes (OF – NYM): Heel/Ankle
Cespedes was already facing a lengthy recovery from heel surgery, but now his season is officially over after having ankle surgery.
Dee Gordon (2B/OF – SEA): Wrist
Seattle officially placed Gordon on the injured list May 21. He saw a hand specialist three days later and does not currently have a set date to return. He’s waiting for a second opinion on his bruised right wrist.