DR HQ: Kipnis, Panik on the DL; Freeman, Souza updates

Rafael Soriano (RHP, CHC)
Injury: Inflammation – right shoulder
DL date: Retro to July 31
Estimated DL time: Unknown. The severity of the ailment hasn’t been released yet. Most likely, he’ll be out until the end of August at the earliest.

Freddie Freeman (1B, ATL)
Injury: Strained right oblique muscle
DL date: Aug 4
Estimated DL time: His oblique injury doesn’t appear as serious as the typical strain, but it still is likely to cost him most of August. And once he returns his offense could suffer early on.

Jason Frasor (RHP, ATL)
Injury: Strained right shoulder
DL date: Aug 2
Estimated DL time: Frasor is expected to recover quickly enough that a return before rosters expand is expected, though maybe in a more limited role in September.

Dustin Ackley (OF, NYY)
Injury: Strained back
DL date: Aug 3
Estimated DL time: A trade deadline acquisition, Ackley is now out of action until the end of August.

Jason Kipnis (2B, CLE)
Injury: Strained right shoulder
DL date: Retro to Aug 2
Estimated DL time: The Indians have ruled out any structural damage and believe all he needs is a short amount of rest then treatment before returning. His return should be in the 17-21 day range.

Joe Panik (2B, SF)
Injury: Lower back inflammation
DL date: Retro to Aug 2
Estimated DL time: No word yet if his ailment includes a disc problem or nerve. The plan is for Panik to miss at least three weeks, and the Giants believe he’ll be ready for activation right around the end of the month.

Daniel Webb (RHP, CHW)
Injury: Strained lower back
DL date: Aug 5
Estimated DL time: The ailment is serious enough that Webb may not return until early September.

Rick Porcello (RHP, BOS)
Injury: Inflammation – right triceps muscle
DL date: Retro to July 30
Estimated DL time: He’s already throwing, and his DL stint should be close to the minimum 15 days.

Tommy Milone (LHP, MIN)
Injury: Strained flexor muscle – left arm
DL date: Aug 1
Estimated DL time: The Twins will make sure the muscle strain is gone, and he has enough arm strength before activating him. That may not happen until early September.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis (OF, NYM)
Injury: Pinched nerve in left shoulder/neck region
DL date: Retro to July 30
Estimated DL time: If the inflammation can be reduced with treatment, he could be back before the end of August. Consider him out indefinitely until we get a more detailed plan from the Mets.

Diego Moreno (RHP, NYY)
Injury: Inflammation right elbow
DL date: Aug 2
Estimated DL time: If he has a bone spur in the joint, it could be causing the inflammation. As of right now, consider him out indefinitely until we get a status update by the Yankees.

Steven Souza Jr. (OF, TB)
Injury: Fractured left hand
DL date: Aug 2
Estimated DL time: He doesn’t need surgery, so the fracture is likely non-displaced. The current estimation has Souza missing up to six weeks. This would put his return in early September give or take a week. Once he returns, he isn’t likely to return to form as he won’t have 100% strength in the hand for a while.

Tanner Scheppers (RHP, TEX)
Injury: Inflammation left knee
DL date: Aug 2
Estimated DL time: He could miss 3-6 weeks with this injury. There haven’t been any reports of structural damage that is good news.

Mike Wright (RHP, BAL)
Injury: Strained left calf muscle
DL date: Aug 1
Estimated DL time: This does not look like it’s a serious ailment, just your basic grade 1 strain. Barring a setback, he should return by the end of the month.

J.B. Shuck (OF, CHA)
Injury: Strained right hamstring – grade 1
DL date: August 1
Estimated DL time: This should be a short DL stint for Shuck, maybe even 15-18 days max unless he has a setback.

Kyle Kendrick (RHP, COL)
Injury: Inflammation rotator cuff – right shoulder
DL date: Retro to Aug 1
Estimated DL time: He’s received a cortisone injection to help quell the inflammation. While the Rockies are hopeful he’ll be back by the end of the month, a return in early September is more likely.

Corey Dickerson (OF, COL)
Injury: Fractured ribs
DL date: Retro to July 31
Estimated DL time: This is a painful injury and takes time to recover. It is not out of the question Dickerson doesn’t return this season.

Matt Harrison (LHP, PHI)
Injury: Back injury
DL date: July 21
Estimated DL time: Harrison was acquired in the Cole Hamels deal and isn’t expected to pitch again this season.

 

Additional injury information:  American League   |   National League


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