DR HQ: June 24, 2013

Jonathan Niese (RHP, NYM)
Injury: Partially torn rotator cuff
DL date: June 21
Estimated DL time: Unknown. The Mets are going with the rest-and-rehab option. If he struggles once he starts throwing again, or reports more pain, his season is likely over. 
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  If he returns, he is likely to lose a lot of effectiveness.

Jason Vargas (LHP, LA)
Injury: Blood clot, left arm. Seeing a specialist on June 24 to determine treatment.
DL date: June 18
Estimated DL time: If blood thinners don't clear up the blood clot, then surgery will be discussed. If he needs surgery, he’s likely done for the year.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  Unknown at this time.

Trevor Crowe (OF, HOU)
Injury: Sprained A/C joint, right shoulder. 
DL date: June 21
Estimated DL time: If the ligaments aren’t damaged, he could return somewhere between 15-21 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None expected.

Matt Tuiasosopo (OF, DET)
Injury: Strained intercostal muscle, left side.
DL date: June 20
Estimated DL time: It doesn’t appear to be a serious strain and he should be able to return in 17-21 days after some PT and medication to reduce inflammation.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None.

Steve Pearce (OF, BAL)
Injury: Tendinitis, left wrist
DL date: June 20
Estimated DL time: This doesn’t look like it’s a serious injury and he should be ready for activation just after 15 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None expected.

Ramiro Pena (SS, ATL)
Injury: Impingement, right shoulder.
DL date: June 17
Estimated DL time: He’ll probably only miss 15-21 days, as the medical staff believes anti-inflammatories and some therapy will clear it up.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None likely.

Everth Cabrera (SS, SD)
Injury: Strained left hamstring (likely a grade 1)
DL date: June 17
Estimated DL time: A couple days of rest didn’t clear it up, so a short DL stint is in order. Out 15-20 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  His base stealing may be reduced for a short period when he returns.

Scott Atchison (RHP, NYM)
Injury: Strained right groin
DL date: June 19
Estimated DL time: He just came off the DL sore a sore right elbow and now this injury. Right now the Mets believe he can return in 15-18 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None expected.

Justin Turner (1B, NYM)
Injury: Strained left intercostal
DL date: June 17
Estimated DL time:  It sounds like he’ll need roughly three weeks to bounce back.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None

Clay Buchholz (RHP, BOS)
Injury: Strained upper trapezius muscle
DL date: June 9
Estimated DL time: He’s already missed 12 days as of Friday night. The Red Sox, short of fresh arms, placed him on the DL retroactively with the plan of starting him on Tuesday (or a few days later if he needs extra time).
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None.

Jeff Baker (OF, TEX)
Injury: Sprained right thumb
DL date: June 13
Estimated DL time: The Rangers believe it will be a short 15-18 day stint, though the swelling must subside first.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  He won’t be activated until he can grip the bat normally, but there shouldn’t be an impact once he returns.

David Ross (C, BOS)
Injury: Concussion
DL date: June 15
Estimated DL time: He is in shutdown mode until the early part of July. He’s not likely to return until after the All-Star break at the earliest.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: Unknown.

Mark Teixeira (1B, NYY)
Injury: Inflamed tendon, right wrist. The tendon sheath landed him on the DL the first time; this is inflammation of the tendon itself.
DL date: June 16
Estimated DL time: The Yankees medical staff believes it caught the ailment early.  He's likely to need roughly three weeks or so for the swelling and pain to clear up. If the sheath or tendon becomes inflamed again, season-ending surgery could be an option.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  Probably none.

Evan Gattis (C, ATL)
Injury: Strained right oblique 
DL date: June 18
Estimated DL time: He’ll need a bit more time than 15 days to recover.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None expected.

Alex Avila (C, DET)
Injury: Bruised left forearm
DL date: June 17
Estimated DL time: He could start a rehab assignment early next week. This puts his return right at 15 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None

Anibal Sanchez (RHP, DET)
Injury: Stiffness, right shoulder.
DL date: June 16
Estimated DL time: The Tigers expected him back in 15-18 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None

Jeremy Horst (LHP, PHI)
Injury: Strained left elbow.
DL date: June 16
Estimated DL time: The MRI supported a minor strain of the elbow nothing more. The Phillies believe he can return in 17-21 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None

Mike Pelfrey (RHP, MIN)

Injury: Lower back strain
DL date: June 19

Estimated DL time: This doesn’t appear to be serious; 15-18 days should be enough to clear up the problem.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
  None likely.

Lucas Duda (OF, NYM)
Injury: Left intercostal strain
DL date: June 22
Estimated DL time: Based on initial reports, he’ll be out 3-4 weeks.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None.

Craig Gentry (OF, TEX)
Injury: 
Fractured left hand (non-displaced)
DL date: 
June 21

Estimated DL time: The Rangers believe he’ll be back in four weeks; would not surprise if it was closer to five weeks.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
  Minor impact on his offensive production when he first returns.

Mike Adams (RHP, PHI)

Injury: Tendinitis, right biceps. This could due to fatigue after his Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery last year.
DL date: 
June 20
Estimated DL time: 
He’ll probably miss 15-20 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
  Unknown at this time.

Clayton Richard (LHP, SD)
Injury: 
Strained left shoulder (A/C joint)
DL date: June 22
Estimated DL time: 
Richard’s description of the pain suggests he’ll need at least three weeks, probably more, before he can return

Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None likely.

Michael Morse (OF, SEA)

Injury: Strained right quad

DL date: June 21
Estimated DL time: 
Should return in less than three weeks.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
  None expected.


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