DR HQ: July 8, 2013

Jordan Schafer (OF, ATL)
Injury: Contusion, right ankle
DL date: July 4
Estimated DL time: The bruised right ankle is making it tough to both run and cover ground in the outfield. It looks like he’ll be ready for activation after 15-18 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None expected

Willie Bloomquist (SS, ARI)
Injury: Contusion, left hand.
DL date: June 28
Estimated DL time: A July 4 CT scan may reveal more damage; out indefinitely for now.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  Unknown.

Jesse Crain (RHP, CHA)
Injury: Strained right shoulder
DL date: June 30
Estimated DL time: If he doesn’t have a more serious, unreported problem, Crain should return in less than three weeks.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None.

Paul Konerko (1B, CHA)
Injury: Strained lower back
DL date: July 3
Estimated DL time: Konerko doesn’t appear to be seriously hurt and without major back problems in the past we should see him back in 15-18 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None.

Jayson Nix (3B, NYY)
Injury: Grade 2 strained right hamstring
DL date: July 2
Estimated DL time: His rehab could take up to six weeks, though Nix says he’ll be back in 15 days. Most likely, he’ll need 17-21 days to get back on the field.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: His base running could be curtailed early in his return.

Dexter Fowler (OF, COL)  
Injury: Sore right wrist
DL date: June 26
Estimated DL time: If his hand responds to treatment and rest he could be back just before the break. More likely, the Rockies will use the All-Star break to give him a few extra days to heal and then activate him.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None expected.

Peter Bourjos (OF, LAA)
Injury: Fractured right wrist. The fracture is non-displaced and not considered a significant fracture.
DL date: June 30
Estimated DL time: Because it’s just a slight fracture it is projected he will be out only 15-21 days. While that optimistic outlook is possible, it's more likely he'll need 3-4 weeks.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None.

Josh Willingham (OF, MIN)
Injury: Torn meniscus (medial portion), left knee.
DL date: July 1
Estimated DL time: He is slated for knee surgery, likely putting him out of action for close to six weeks.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None likely.

Trevor Cahill (RHP, ARI)
Injury: Right hip contusion (bruise). The ailment was caused when he was hit by a line drive in the hip a couple of starts ago. He struggled with his mechanics since the injury occurred.
DL date: July 1
Estimated DL time: Don’t look for Cahill to return until just after the break.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None.

Andrew Miller (LHP, BOS)
Injury: Painful left foot. X-rays were negative but that doesn’t completely rule out a fracture. More tests on Monday.
DL date: July 7
Estimated DL time: Unknown until the MRI and CT scans are completed on Monday.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  Unknown. 

Darin Downs (LHP, DET)
Injury: Tendinitis, left rotator cuff

DL date:July 7
Estimated DL time:
Unknown. He’s been struggling on the mound for a awhile, a signal his shoulder was not sound. More information is needed before a target return date can be made.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
  Unknown.

Yasmani Grandal (C, SD)
Injury: Sprained right knee; damage to both his ACL and MCL suggests he’ll need surgery.
DL date:
July 7
Estimated DL time:
Probably done fore the year, even if he doesn’t need surgery.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
  Likely out for 2013.

David Phelps (RHP, NYY)
Injury: Strained right forearm.

DL date:July 5

Estimated DL time:He’ll be shut down for ten days before he is re-evaluated. That makes the earliest he could return around 21-24 days. If he struggles during his rehab work he could miss a month or more.

Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  Unknown at this time.

Ryan Howard (1B, PHI)
Injury: Inflammation left knee. Speculation points to damage to the meniscus in his left knee.
DL date:
July 6

Estimated DL time:If he needs surgery, Howard likely would need six-to-eight weeks to recover.

Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  The Phillies could be cautious with his playing time once he returns to protect his knee from further injury.

Stephen Drew (SS, BOS)
Injury: Tight right hamstring. He couldn’t shake the soreness and the Red Sox finally sent him to the DL.
DL date:
June 29

Estimated DL time:The Red Sox are likely to keep him out until just after the all-star break.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
If he’s healthy he shouldn’t have any restrictions once he returns.

Lance Berkman (DH, TEX)

Injury:Inflamed left hip.
DL date:
July 7

Estimated DL time:The injury doesn’t look that serious, but combined with all the other aches and pains, it’s getting harder for Berkman to stay in the lineup. Look for a return the last week of July.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
  None expected.

Nick Tepesch (RHP, TEX)

Injury:Inflammation, right elbow. This looks to be a move more to prevent a more serious injury to his elbow than a serious injury. It does not look like the ulnar collateral ligament is involved which is good news.
DL date:
July 6
Estimated DL time:
He should bounce back quickly enough to be activated in 15-18 days.

Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None likely other than maybe a reduced pitch count his first start or two back.

Rehab Updates:

Derek Jeter (SS, NYY)
Injury: Fractured left ankle.
Rehab update and ETA: He is out on a rehab assignment and the Yankees project he will return after the all-star break. We shouldn’t be surprised if he takes the full twenty days before he returns.

Yonder Alonso (1B, SD)
Injury: Fractured right hand
Rehab update and ETA: He’s very close to starting a rehab assignment. His return should happen during the last week of July.


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