Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Marcell Ozuna, Eddie Rosario, Cole Hamels
It’s Week 14 of the season, and it’s time once again for the Fantasy Baseball Injury Report. We are coming into the home stretch to the All-Star break and, predictably, there are all kinds of injuries to update you on from all around the league.
Marcell Ozuna (OF – STL)
Ozuna exited Friday’s game early after injuring his fingers while sliding back to first base on a pick-off attempt. The next day, St. Louis placed him on the 10-day injured list. He jammed multiple fingers and may have fractured his middle finger. Ozuna does not currently have a set date for his return. The Cardinals called up outfielder Tyler O’Neill in his absence.
Eddie Rosario (OF – MIN)
Rosario sprained his ankle while rounding first base. He was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, retroactive to Wednesday, but the Twins are confident that he won’t require a lengthy absence. The outfielder might have avoided the IL if the Twins didn’t need an extra pitcher following Thursday’s 18-inning marathon.
Cole Hamels (SP – CHC)
Hamels came out of his last start after one inning with an oblique strain. The Cubs placed him on the injured list, and he’s expected to have an MRI on Monday.
Tim Anderson (SS – CHW)
Anderson hit the 10-day injured list June 28, retroactive to June 26, with an ankle sprain. He is expected to be out four-six weeks.
Luke Voit (1B – NYY)
Voit’s exited Saturday’s London showdown early after experiencing lower abdomen discomfort sliding into second base. He did not play Sunday and is currently day-to-day, but the Yankees hope he can avoid an IL stint.
Yordan Alvarez (OF – HOU)
Alvarez had to be removed from Thursday’s game with knee discomfort. After sitting out two games, he returned to the lineup Sunday and should be fine going forward.
Brad Peacock (SP/RP – HOU)
Peacock was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with shoulder discomfort. He underwent an MRI and has been shut down from throwing for a few days. He will likely return soon after the All-Star break.
Khris Davis (DH – OAK)
Davis has sat out Oakland’s last three games with swelling in his hand. He is currently listed as day-to-day but is not expected to need an IL stay.
Stephen Piscotty (OF – OAK)
Piscotty came out of Saturday’s game early with a right knee sprain and went on the injured list Sunday. He’s expected to undergo tests to reveal the injury’s severity Monday.
Marcus Stroman (SP – TOR)
Stroman had to leave Friday’s start after four innings with a pectoral cramp. He is currently listed as day-to-day and is not expected to miss any time with the injury.
Jimmy Nelson (SP – MIL)
Nelson has fluid in his right elbow and was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday. He does not currently have a set timetable for his return, but the Brewers had already moved him to the bullpen after struggling in his long-awaited return from a torn labrum.
Jay Bruce (OF – PHI)
Bruce was out of Phillies’ lineup last weekend with elbow tightness. He is currently listed as day-to-day.
Chris Archer (SP – PIT)
Archer had to be removed from his last start Friday with left hip discomfort. He is expected to be re-evaluated Monday and is currently listed as day-to-day.
Rougned Odor (2B – TEX)
Odor exited Friday’s game with a hamstring cramp. He has not started since, but he pinch-hit for the Rangers on Sunday.
Updating Previous Injuries
Trevor Story (SS – COL): Thumb
On the 10-day injured list since June 20 with a sprained right thumb, Story started a Triple-A rehab assignment this weekend and is expected to return Tuesday.
Jordan Hicks (RP – STL): Elbow
Hicks has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and underwent Tommy John surgery June 26. He is out for the season and may be able to return at some point during the 2020 season.
Kyle Hendricks (SP – CHC): Shoulder
Hendricks, on the injured list since June 15 with shoulder inflammation, began throwing bullpen sessions and is expected to return Tuesday.
Luke Weaver (SP – ARI): Elbow
Weaver received some good news this week, as an MRI revealed that his mild flexor pronator strain and mild UCL sprain have improved. There is not an update on his original four-to-six week timetable, but it appears he may be back sooner rather than later.
Noah Syndergaard (SP – NYM): Hamstring
After missing two weeks with a hamstring strain, Syndergaard returned Sunday night to allow three runs in 5.2 innings against the Braves. He should be fine going forward.
Domingo German (SP – NYY): Hip
Dealing with a hip flexor strain, German was sent on a Triple-A rehab start June 27. He is scheduled to return Wednesday to start against the Mets.
Luis Severino (SP – NYY): Lat
Severino suffered another setback that is expected to sideline him until late August. He was initially aiming to return sometime in July after the All-Star break.