DR HQ: Pitchers lead the DL list

 

Erik Kratz (C, PHI)
Injury: Strained left knee. Kratz heard a pop during Saturday's game.
DL date: June 9
Estimated DL time: Pending Monday's MRI.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: Unknown.

Ted Lilly (LHP, LA)
Injury: Strained neck
DL date: June 5
Estimated DL time: Unknown, though If he has a problem with one of the cervical discs, his stay on the DL could be a lengthy one.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: Unknown.

Chris Coghlan (OF, MIA)
Injury: Irritated nerve right calf
DL date: June 9
Estimated DL time: If rest and medication reduces the irritation, he should return in under three weeks.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None expected.

Michael Kirkman (LHP, TEX)
Injury: Cutaneous lymphoma in his right triceps. This is a delicate analysis because we may not know all the details. He was diagnosed with skin cancer in January. Hopefully the cancer has not spread.
DL date: June 7
Estimated DL time: Unknown at this time.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: Unknown.

Alex Ogando (RHP, TEX)
Injury: Inflammation, right shoulder
DL date: June 6
Estimated DL time: The Rangers want to make sure he has enough time to get healthy hence the trip to the DL. Early indications are a minimal DL stint will be enough time for him to recover.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None likely, though the Rangers will watch him closely.

Jared Hughes (RHP, PIT)
Injury: Right shoulder inflammation
DL date: June 6
Estimated DL time: This does not appear to be a serious case of inflammation and a return in 17-21 days is likely.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None expected. 

Yonder Alonso (1B, SD)
Injury: Fractured right hand
DL date: June 1
Estimated DL time: Alonso will need 4-6 weeks to recover. Look for a return just after the All-Star break.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  The good news is he won’t need surgery and the fracture is non-displaced. He may suffer some loss of power early in his return.

Steve Johnson (RHP, BAL)
Injury: Strained oblique 
DL date: June 6
Estimated DL time: This does not appear to be a serious oblique injury, meaning he should return in 15-21 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None expected.

Jake Peavy (RHP, CHW)
Injury: Fractured fourth rib, left side.
DL date: June 5
Estimated DL time: Somewhere between 4-6 weeks. When he is able to tolerate movement with only a small amount of discomfort will determine how quickly he starts his rehab.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None likely.

Mitch Moreland (1B, TEX)
Injury: Grade 1 hamstring strain.
DL date: June 6
Estimated DL time: Minimum 15 days; return June 21
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None.

Zach McAllister (RHP, CLE)
Injury: Sore middle right finger
DL date: June 3
Estimated DL time: 15-18 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None expected.

Johnny Cueto (RHP, CIN)
Injury: Strained right lat
DL date: June 1
Estimated DL time: Cueto indicates it is not that serious and he’ll be back in the minimum 15 days. Shoulder strength will be the test; count on 15-20 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None expected.

Chris Capuano (LHP, LA)
Injury: Strained left triceps muscle
DL date: May 30
Estimated DL time: While he can come off the DL June 15 look for Capuano to need a bit more time to recover. 17-21 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None.

Stephen Strasburg (RHP, WAS)
Injury: Strained right lat muscle
DL date: June 1
Estimated DL time: If he makes it through his first two throwing sessions clean, the Nationals think he can be back in 15-18 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None expected.

Asdrubal Cabrera (SS, CLE)
Injury: Strained right quad muscle (appears to be a grade 2)
DL date: June 4
Estimated DL time: Because it’s a grade 2 strain he will likely miss up to six weeks. The best estimate right now is a return right around the All-Star break.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  A decline in stolen base attempts is likely the first few weeks after his activation.

Ramon Ortiz (RHP, TOR)
Injury: Right elbow soreness.
DL date: June 3
Estimated DL time: The good news is he doesn’t have a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Because of the discomfort it looks as though he’ll need roughly a month to bounce back.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None expected.

Danny Espinosa (2B, WAS)
Injury: Sore right wrist. Given cortisone injection June 5.
DL date: June 3
Estimated DL time: He is set to resume works early this week. If the cortisone injection did its job and he indeed starts baseball related workouts by the middle of the week, he may need only 15-18 days to recover.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None likely.

Jeanmar Gomez (RHP, PIT)
Injury: Strained right forearm. The MRI done ruled out any ligament or tendon damage.
DL date:June 3
Estimated DL time: He’s still in shutdown mode and won’t start throwing until the middle of the week. He is likely out 20-24 days at this point.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None likely.

Marco Estrada (RHP, MIL)
Injury: Strained left hamstring
DL date: June 4
Estimated DL time: The Brewers thought they could skip a start and avoid the DL but that didn’t happen. Still, it looks like he’ll recover quick enough to return around the minimum. He’s back in 15-18 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None

Rehab Updates:

Michael Pineda (RHP, NYY)
Injury: Torn labrum/surgery- right shoulder
Rehab update and ETA: He is starting his rehab in Florida this week. He should return after the All-Star break though the Yankees would be wise to not rush him. He won’t have any value this year even if he comes back.


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