DR HQ: Some big names down

Eric Chavez (3B, ARI)
Injury: Strained right oblique
DL date: May 31
Estimated DL time: Early estimates indicate at least a couple of weeks; he may need need a month or so.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: Limited or none.

Matt Kemp (OF, LAD)
Injury: Strained right hamstring
DL date: May 30
Estimated DL time: Had trouble with the left hamstring last year; looks as though Kemp is developing leg problems. The Dodgers think he could return in 15-20 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: He probably will run a lot less early on.

Trevor Plouffe (3B, MIN)
Injury: Tight left calf
DL date: May 29
Estimated DL time: It doesn’t look serious and he should return in approximately 15 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None expected.

Ruben Tejada (SS, NYM)
Injury: Strained right quad muscle
DL date: May 30
Estimated DL time: Tejada received an cortisone injection to help accelerate his healing. A DL stint of 17-21 days is likely.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None.

Sean Burnett (LHP, LA)
Injury: Left forearm tightness
DL date: May 27
Estimated DL time: Anytime a pitcher has forearm issue it could lead to an extended DL stint. His MRI didn’t reveal any structure issues so the Angels think he’ll be back in around three weeks.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: He could be limited in his workload.

Brett Lawrie (3B, TOR)
Injury: Sprained left ankle
DL date: May 28
Estimated DL time: He doesn’t have a high ankle sprain, which is good. The Jays believe it shouldn’t be more than three weeks.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: His range at third base may be reduced for a while when he returns for a short period of time.

Jose Contreras (RHP, PIT)
Injury: Inflammation—lower back.
DL date: Back 28
Estimated DL time: One has to wonder if he’ll need a bit more time to recover due to his age. Look for Contreras to be out 17-24 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: His role could be limited the first few weeks once he returns.

Kyuji Kujikawa (RHP, CHN)
Injury:Torn ulnar collateral ligament, right elbow.
DL date: May 27
Estimated DL time: He will undergo Tommy John surgery
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: Out for 2013.

Chris Perez (RHP, CLE)
Injury: Tendinitis rotator cuff, right shoulder
DL date: May 27
Estimated DL time: The shoulder weakness he struggled with earlier likely contributed to his rotator cuff issues. He could miss a month, as the Indians will make sure he is healthy before he is activated.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: If he’s healthy none likely.

Alex Sanabia (RHP, MIA)
Injury: Strained right groin
DL date: May 27
Estimated DL time: The Marlins medical staff believes they can clear this up in 17-21 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None expected.

Jose Tabata (OF, PIT)
Injury: Strained left oblique
DL date: May 25
Estimated DL time: He could need up to four weeks to bounce back.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None.

Ross Detwiler (LHP, WAS)
Injury: Strained oblique
DL date: May 16
Estimated DL time: The Nationals thought they could avoid the DL but he couldn’t shake it. The Nationals believe he should return the first full week of June.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: Unlikely.

Bryce Harper (OF, WAS)
Injury:
Bursitis,  left knee
DL date:
May 27

Estimated DL time: The rest and treatment should help clear it up enough for Harper to be activated after a 15-18 day DL stint.

Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None expected.

Dewayne Wise (OF, CHW)
Injury: Strained right hamstring
DL date: May 30

Estimated DL time: The White Sox medical staff believes he will be activated between June 14-17.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
He may curtail his base running a bit when he first returns to action.

Rafael Betancourt (RHP, COL)
Injury: Strained right groin.
DL date: June 1

Estimated DL time: The Rockies will make sure he’s healthy and the injury doesn’t mess up his mechanics. A DL stint of 17-21 days would not be a surprise.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
He may not work back-to-back efforts the first week off the DL but that’s it.

A.J. Ellis (C, LA)
Injury: Strained left oblique
DL date: May 30

Estimated DL time: Ellis tried to work his way through this ailment but couldn’t swing the bat or catch comfortably enough to remain off the DL. How serious the ailment is hasn’t been revealed yet. He’ll likely miss 3-4 weeks with this injury.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
None expected.

Huston Street (RHP, SD)
Injury: Strained left calf
DL date:
May 30
Estimated DL time: Street suffered the same injury last year and missed 41 days. This time it does not look to be as serious but he looks to miss a minimum of three weeks this time around.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:
None.

Justin Smoak (1B, SEA)
Injury: Strained right oblique
DL date: May 30

Estimated DL time: This is his first oblique strain so we don’t have a track record on how well he would recover from it. As it stands now, a DL trip of 21-24 days looks about right.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None expected.

Brandon McCarthy (RHP, ARI)
Injury: Inflammation right shoulder
DL date: May 31
Estimated DL time:
This is the 6th time in his pro career where he has gone on the disabled list with either a stress fracture or inflammation in his right shoulder. If the problem is the stress fracture that he has developed several times in his scapula (shoulder blade) he could miss up to two months because of the problem. If there isn’t a fracture we could see him back in around three weeks.

Estimated 2013 effect upon return: Unknown at this time.

Rafael Dolis (RHP, CHC)
Injury: Strained right forearm
DL date: May 27

Estimated DL time: We don’t know yet of the tendon near the elbow is damaged and if the ulnar collateral ligament is also an issue. Early speculation is it isn’t that serious and he could return between 17-21 days. We all should know more if the Cubs reveal the results of his checkup.

Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None likely.

Edgar Gonzalez (RHP, HOU)
Injury: Right shoulder weakness
DL date: May 26

Estimated DL time: He’s already started a program to build up his shoulder strength. He doesn’t have any structural injuries and the Astros believe he could return in 15-20 days.

Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None likely.

Brandon Morrow (RHP, TOR)
Injury: Strained right forearm. The forearm soreness surfaced in the second inning of his last start though his numbers point to a problem the past couple of starts.
DL date: May 29

Estimated DL time: Morrow and the jays expect him to remain with the team, get treatment and be ready to start once his 15 days are up. I’m not as confident he bounce back in 15 days, rather he may need roughly three weeks before he’s ready.

Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None likely.


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