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Fantasy Baseball Injury Roundup: Jacob deGrom, Eloy Jimenez, Brandon Nimmo (2022)

May 29, 2022
Jacob deGrom

Let’s take a look at the latest injury news and notes around fantasy baseball, involving Jacob deGrom, Eloy Jimenez, and Brandon Nimmo. And check out all of our latest injury news on our fantasy baseball news desk.

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Brandon Nimmo dealing with sore wrist

Brandon Nimmo is dealing with a sore wrist and will receive a cortisone injection on Saturday night. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Both Nimmo and Buck Showalter said that they did not believe that the injury would necessitate an IL stint, and both are hoping that Nimmo will be back in the lineup by Monday. Nimmo has apparently been dealing with the wrist issue for most of May, and his slugging percentage has been about 70 points lower in the month than in April. For now, it seems like Nimmo will be back early next week, so there’s no reason for managers to take any drastic action.
– Dan Harris

Jacob deGrom (shoulder) has not begun throwing off mound yet

Jacob deGrom told reporters Saturday he has not begun throwing off the mound yet, but he has been throwing from 135 feet. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: deGrom said he isn’t sure when he will begin throwing off the mound. He remains without a clear timetable to return for the Mets, but he does appear to be slowly headed in the right direction.
– Ari Koslow

Eloy Jimenez leaves rehab game early

Eloy Jimenez departed his first rehab game for Triple-A Charlotte early with right leg soreness. (Source: Daryl Van Schouwen in Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jimenez exited the game after reaching first base on a single. He took himself out, walking off with a trainer. It is unclear at the moment what his updated timetable is, but more information should be released relatively soon on his status as the original hope was that he could return to the White Sox sometime in June.
– Ari Koslow

Miguel Cabrera departs Saturday’s game with back injury

Miguel Cabrera left Saturday’s game against the Guardians with back tightness. (Source: Jason Beck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Eric Haase pinch-hit for Cabrera against Shane Bieber with runner on and two outs in the eighth inning. It may have been more of a precautionary move, but there should be a further update on Cabrera’s status by Sunday.
– Ari Koslow

Mitch Garver dealing with sore knee


Mitch Garver was out of Saturday’s lineup with a sore left knee. (Source: Kennedi Landry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garver was also out Friday and it sounds like he’ll miss the entire weekend series against the A’s. Scans reportedly came back relatively clean and there’s hope that he’ll be good to go by the start of the Rangers’ homestand on Monday. The fact that he’s still battling injury despite being limited to DH is a bit worrisome, but so long as there are no setbacks, he will continue to be a starting option even in single-catcher formats.
– Dan Harris

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