Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Chris Sale, Carlos Correa, Jose Ramirez
Welcome to the final edition of the Fantasy Baseball Injury Report for 2019. We’re here to keep you updated on all the news and notes from around the league so you can bring home the championship. Even though this is the last column of the season, FantasyPros will still be your go-to resource for all things fantasy baseball. So let’s get to the biggest stories of the week.
Chris Sale (SP – BOS) went on the 10-day injured list August 17 with elbow inflammation. He received a PRP injection and was shut down from throwing. After re-evaluation, Sale is officially out for the rest of the season. He will, however, avoid Tommy John surgery.
Carlos Correa (SS – HOU) was placed on the 10-day injured list August 21 with lower back stiffness. An MRI showed no structural damage, so he might be able to return sometime in September.
Jose Ramirez (2B/3B – CLE) came out of Saturday’s game after apparently injuring himself during an at-bat. Cleveland placed him on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a fractured hamate bone in his right hand. Ramirez will need surgery to repair the injury and will likely miss the rest of the season.
Here are a few more injuries to track this week.
Jon Gray (SP – COL)
Gray was placed on the 60-day injured list August 21 and underwent surgery August 23 for a fractured left foot that will end his season.
Eddie Rosario (OF – MIN)
Rosario is currently listed as day-to-day after leaving Wednesday’s game because of hamstring tightness. An MRI showed no structural damage. He has been taking batting practice but was not in Minnesota’s lineup over the weekend.
Chris Archer (SP – PIT)
Pittsburgh placed Archer on the 10-day injured list August 21 with right shoulder inflammation. He was shut down from throwing for seven-10 days and will be re-evaluated at that point.
Anthony Rizzo (1B – CHC)
Rizzo exited Saturday’s game with mid-back tightness. He is currently listed as day-to-day after sitting out Sunday.
Nomar Mazara (OF – TEX)
Mazara was placed on the 10-day injured list last Tuesday with an oblique strain. He began baseball activities over the weekend, and the Twins hope he can return soon after he’s eligible.
Domingo Santana (OF – SEA)
Santana hit the injured list August 20 with inflammation in his right elbow. He has been dealing with this injury since July and does not currently have a set timetable for his return.
David Peralta (OF – ARI)
Peralta was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with inflammation in his right AC joint for the third time this season. He does not currently have a set timetable for his return, but this lingering issue cost him three weeks in July.
Griffin Canning (SP – LAA)
The Angels shut down Canning for the rest of the season after an MRI showed mild inflammation in his elbow joint.
Marcus Stroman (SP – NYM)
Stroman had an MRI that revealed no serious injuries. He is just experiencing hamstring tightness and is expected to start Tuesday for the Mets.
Jesse Winker (OF – CIN)
Winker was placed on the 10-day injured list August 22 with back spasms. He may be able to return in September.
Brian Anderson (3B/OF – MIA)
Anderson will likely miss the rest of the season after fracturing his right hand Friday.
Stephen Piscotty (OF – OAK)
Piscotty, who missed all of July because of a right knee sprain, went back on the IL due to a high ankle sprain. He tried to play through it before aggravating the pain on a swing during Saturday’s game.
Updating Previous Injuries
Max Scherzer (SP – WSH): Back
Scherzer returned from nearly a month on the IL to pitch four innings against the Pirates on Thursday. Per MLB.com’s Jamal Collier, the ace said his back is “not out of the woods” yet. While it’s a situation to closely monitor, he’s still expected to make Wednesday’s scheduled start.
Corey Kluber (SP – CLE): Arm, Oblique
After getting pulled from his last rehab start with an internal oblique strain, Kluber will be shut down for two weeks before further evaluation. He was close to returning from an ulna fracture in his right arm that sidelined him in early May. There’s still a diminished chance he returns later in September.
Austin Riley (3B/OF – ATL): Knee
Recovering from a partial LCL tear in his right knee, Riley began a Class-A rehab assignment last week and could return to the Braves within the next week or so.
Dansby Swanson (SS – ATL): Heel
Swanson is nearing a return from a heel contusion that has sidelined him since late July. He is expected back with the Braves on Monday afternoon for one game at Coors Field.
Ross Stripling (SP/RP – LAD): Biceps, Neck
Stripling has been on the injured list since late July with biceps tendinitis and neck stiffness. He is starting a rehab assignment Monday and could return in early September, but it is not clear if he will reclaim a starting role.
Carlos Carrasco (SP – CLE): Illness
Carrasco, diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia earlier this season, has worked three rehab outings for Cleveland’s Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. He might return to the Indians as a reliever before the end of the season.
Joey Votto (1B – CIN): Back
Votto has been on the injured list with a lower back strain since August 18, retroactive to August 15. He didn’t return to the Reds after the minimum 10 days as hoped, but he could get activated later this week.