DR HQ: The Rangers' injury plague continues

Mitch Moreland (1B, TEX)
Injury: Left ankle pain; reconstructive surgery TBA
DL date: June 8
Estimated DL time: Out for the year.
Estimated 2014 effect upon return: Out for 2014.

Tyler Skaggs (LHP, LAA)
Injury: Grade 1 right hamstring strain
DL date: June 6
Estimated DL time: 15-18 days
Estimated 2014 effect upon return: None expected.

Francisco Liriano (LHP, PIT)
Injury: Strained left oblique muscle
DL date: June 11
Estimated DL time: Roughly three to four weeks.
Estimated 2014 effect upon return: Maybe the time off will allow Liriano to regroup and find his 2013 form—then again, maybe not.

Justin Smoak (1B, SEA)
Injury: Grade 1 strained left quad muscle
DL date: June 10
Estimated DL time: 15-18 days.
Estimated 2014 effect upon return: None expected.

Tanner Scheppers (RHP, TEX)
Injury: Inflammation, right elbow
DL date: June 11
Estimated DL time: He will be shut down for six weeks before starting workouts. If he does return, it will be likely after September 1.
Estimated 2014 effect upon return: Unknown at this time.

Wilson Ramos (C, WAS)
Injury: Tightness, right hamstring
DL date: June 11
Estimated DL time: It's likely to be 17-21 days.
Estimated 2014 effect upon return: None if it heals correctly.

Eddie Butler (RHP, COL)
Injury: Rotator cuff inflammation, right shoulde.
DL date: June 7
Estimated DL time: Three to four weeks. Because of his prospect status the Rockies are likely to ease him back, even to the point of sending him down to the minors and spacing his starts out.
Estimated 2014 effect upon return: Unknown at this time.

Michael Cuddyer (OF, COL)
Injury: Non-displaced fracture of the glenoid cavity, left shoulder
DL date: June 6
Estimated DL time: He’s projected to be in a sling for about six weeks. Then resume throwing after that. He isn’t likely to return before mid-to-late August.
Estimated 2014 effect upon return: His offensive power may suffer early on upon his return.

Neil Walker (2B, PIT)
Injury: Appendectomy
DL date: June 9
Estimated DL time: Recovery and return to the lineup takes from 15 days (very rare) to roughly four weeks. It’s too early to project Walker at the moment.
Estimated 2014 effect upon return: He may need a day or so off occasionally to allow him to regain his stamina over the course of the next few weeks.

Tyler Thornburg (RHP, MIL)
Injury: Right elbow soreness
DL date: June 7
Estimated DL time: The MRI ruled out any ligament involvement. He is in shutdown mode until the soreness calms down. Out indefinitely for the moment.
Estimated 2014 effect upon return: Unknown

Mike Adams (RHP, PHI)
Injury: Inflammation of the rotator cuff, right shoulder.
DL date: June 7
Estimated DL time: He received a cortisone injection and was shut down for ten days. He’ll need some time to rebuild the strength in his pitching shoulder. Look for a DL stint of four to five weeks.
Estimated 2014 effect upon return: Unknown at this time.

Gerrit Cole (RHP, PIT)
Injury: Right shoulder fatigue
DL date: June 4
Estimated DL time: His side sessions suggest he will only need close to the minimum of time on the DL. He should return in 15-18 days.
Estimated 2014 effect upon return: None expected.

Jason Giambi (DH/1B, CLE)
Injury: Inflammation, left knee
DL date: June 12
Estimated DL time: 15-18 days
Estimated 2014 effect upon return: None

 

Rehab Updates:

Chad Billingsley (RHP, LA)
Injury: Recovery from Tommy John surgery
Rehab update and ETA: He has suffered his second setback as he tries to recover from TJS. The Dodgers may shut him down for a while to allow his elbow to calm down and then he’ll focus on restarting his rehab assignment. Obviously he’s out for 2014 and his career is up in the air.


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