Fantasy Baseball Injury Roundup: Mitch Haniger, Max Scherzer, Brandon Lowe, Tyler O’Neill (2022)
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Tyler O’Neill is expected to begin his rehab assignment early next week on Monday or Tuesday. (Source: Jeff Jones on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: O’Neill should only need a couple of rehab games in Triple-A Memphis before he’ll be able to return to the Cardinals lineup. He suffered a left hamstring strain a little over a week ago.
Brandon Lowe has started to take batting practice. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Lowe is reportedly pain free, which is encouraging according to Rays manager Kevin Cash. The next step will be setting a rehab calendar for Lowe, though Cash said it will still be “some time” until he will be able to return.
Max Scherzer’s next rehab start, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been pushed to Wednesday. (Source: Tim Healey on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Mets manager Buck Showalter said the Mets pushed back Scherzer just to give him an extra day to be safe. Barring any setbacks, he appears to be on track to be able to make his return potentially next week.
Mitch Haniger took swings on the field on Tuesday. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Haniger is on the 60-day IL with an ankle sprain and has been out since April 30th, but has been steadily progressing. He’s expected to be able to return sometime around the All-Star break, and Tuesday’s swings are a step in the right direction. There’s still plenty of time for setbacks, but for now, expect Haniger to continue his rehab and get into games shortly.
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