DR HQ: Molina's problematic knee

Yadier Molina (C, STL)
Injury: Sprained right knee. The good news is he doesn’t have any cartilage or ligament damage.
DL date: July 31
Estimated DL time: Because his diagnostic tests ruled out the serious stuff, as soon as he can get the swelling down he’ll start drills. He should return 15-18 days of his DL date.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None

Melky Cabrera (OF, TOR)
Injury: Strained left knee
DL date: August 2
Estimated DL time: He was off the DL less than two weeks ago with a very similar injury on the same leg. He should need 17-24 days of DL time before he’s ready for game action again.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None expected

Miguel Montero (C, ARI)
Injury: Strained lower back
DL date: July 2
Estimated DL time: As long as he doesn’t have a herniated disc we should see him back in the lineup somewhere around the third or fourth week of August.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None likely

Chris Getz (2B, KC)
Injury: Sprained left knee
DL date: July 28
Estimated DL time: Because the move was made retroactively almost a week ago, he has a good chance of being back before the middle of August.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  His SB attempts will continue to suffer.

Dustin McGowan (RHP, TOR)
Injury: Strained right oblique
DL date: July 30
Estimated DL time:
He'll need close to a month.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None likely

Luis Marte (RHP, DET)
Injury: Recovery from right shoulder surgery
DL date: August 2
Estimated DL time: He’s done fore the year. This is a 40-man roster move by the Tigers.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  Out for 2013.

Yovani Gallardo (RHP, MIL)
Injury: Strained left hamstring
DL date: August 1
Estimated DL time: This injury has nagged him most of the season but he can’t blame all of his poor pitching performance on it. He should return before the rosters expand September 1.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  Probably none.

Shane Robinson (OF, STL)
Injury: Strained right shoulder. It doesn’t look as though he has a structural issue at this point.
DL date: July 30
Estimated DL time: He should return before rosters expand on September 1.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None

Matt Moore (LHP, TB)
Injury: Sore left elbow. His ulnar collateral ligament is intact and he doesn’t have any bone spurs. 
DL date: July 29
Estimated DL time: Barring a setback, the Rays believe he can return in less than three weeks.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None likely

Reed Johnson (OF, ATL)
Injury: Tendinitis – left Achilles tendon
DL date: July 29
Estimated DL time: If the medical staff can clear up the inflammation and soreness quickly he should return close to 15-18 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  With rosters expanding on September 1 he may get even less playing time due to this chronic ailment.

Brian Wilson (RHP, LA)
Injury: Recovery from Tommy John surgery
DL date: July 30
Estimated DL time: He’s missed roughly 18 months from this ailment and will need a rehab assignment to help build up his arm strength. It's unclear if he will be activated before rosters expand in September. We’d bet he returns before then.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  He won’t be working in back-to-back situations this season.

Tony Abreu (2B, SF)
Injury: Bursitis – left knee.
DL date: July 30
Estimated DL time: It should clear up in about three weeks putting his return during the third week of August.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None expected

Paul Maholm (LHP, ATL)
Injury: Bruised left wrist
DL date: July 20
Estimated DL time: He couldn’t get over the hump and the Braves finally relented and placed him on the DL.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: He should return in he next seven days or so.

Michael McKenry (C, PIT)
Injury: Left knee surgery – torn meniscus
DL date: July 28
Estimated DL time: Likely our for 2013
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  Out for 2013

David Wright (3B, NYN)

Injury: Grade 2 strained right hamstring.
DL date: August 3
Estimated DL time:
The initial estimate is 3-5 weeks, which is the mid-range scale of a grade 2 strain. If his recovery goes into September and he isn’t ready to be activated the Mets may elect to shut him down for the season.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
 He won’t likely be doing much if any running once he returns.

Gerald Laird (C, ATL)

Injury: Kidney stone. The stone was removed earlier in the week and he’s on the road to recovery.
DL date:
July 26

Estimated DL time: He can come off the DL on August 10 and he should return between then and August 13.

Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None 

Ross Ohlendorf (RHP, WAS)

Injury: Inflammation, right shoulder.

DL date: August 1

Estimated DL time: The minimum 15 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
  None likely

Steve Delabar (RHP, TOR)
Injury:
 Inflammation, right shoulder.
DL date: August 3
Estimated DL time:
His ailment appears to be minor enough that his disabled list time should be between 15-18 days.

Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  The Jays may watch his workload the rest of the season once he returns.

Brandon Guyer (OF, TAM)

Injury: Fractured finger, right hand.
DL date:
August 2
Estimated DL time:
This is a 40-man roster move to temporarily open up a roster spot only.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
  None 

Salvador Perez (C, KC)

Injury: Concussion

DL date:
August 4 (7-day)

Estimated DL time: If his symptoms clear up quickly enough, Perez should return by the middle of the month.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
  None if the symptoms are gone.

Luis Valbuena (3B, CHN)
Injury: Strained right oblique
DL date: August 3
Estimated DL time: This injury will need three-four weeks to heal and we are not likely to see him back until the last week of August at the earliest.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None.

 


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