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Albert Pujols (1B, LA)
Injury: Torn fascia, left foot
DL date:July 27
Estimated DL time: Conventional wisdom indicates he is done for the year. If a couple of weeks allows it to heal enough that he could DH, he could return in September, though that is a long shot right now.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: Restricted playing time if he does return in 2013.

Mike Zunino (C, SEA)
Injury: Fractured hamate bone, left hand
DL date: July 26
Estimated DL time: He’ll have surgery early next week and is expected to mix roughly six weeks.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  A slight down turn in his offensive production is possible.

Drew Pomeranz (LHP, COL)
Injury: Biceps tendinitis,left arm
DL date: July 23
Estimated DL time: If he does not have any issues involving the labrum in his left shoulder and the tendon isn’t damaged he should be back in 17-21 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None expected.

Tim Hudson (RHP, ATL)
Injury: Fractured right ankle
DL date:July 25
Estimated DL time: Needs surgery, so he’s done for the year and one has to wonder if this injury will have an effect next spring.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  Out until spring training 2014.

Marcell Ozuna (OF, MIA)
Injury: Torn ligament, left thumb. Surgery repaired an avulsion fracture when the ligament pulled a piece of bone away one of the thumb’s bone.
DL date: July 23
Estimated DL time: He’s done for the season but should be 100% at the start of spring training.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  Out for 2013.

John Jaso (C, OAK)
Injury: Concussion
DL date: July 25
Estimated DL time: How quickly the post-concussion symptoms clear up will determine how quickly he returns, like between 8-12 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None unless symptoms return.

Kevin Slowey  (RHP, MIA)
Injury: Sore right forearm
DL date: July 26
Estimated DL time: Given the available information, Slowey could return in 17-21 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: The Marlins may restrict his workload for the rest of the season.

Travis Hafner (1B, NYY)
Injury: Strained right rotator cuff
DL date: July 27
Estimated DL time: Out until late August. If he has a tear he’s likely done for the season.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  His power production may not bounce back.

Travis Snider (OF, PIT)
Injury: Sore big toe, left foot
DL date: July 28
Estimated DL time: 15 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: If he has something like turf toe, it could plague him the rest of the season when he does return.

J.D. Martinez (OF, HOU)
Injury: Sprained left wrist
DL date:J uly 27
Estimated DL time: He’ll need upwards of three weeks for the swelling and soreness to subside and for the strength to return.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None expected.

Matt Kemp (OF, LA)
Injury: Sprained left ankle. X-ray were negative and this isn’t a serious ankle sprain.
DL date: July 22
Estimated DL time: He is expected to return in less than three weeks.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None.

Luis Cruz (3B, NYY)
Injury: Sprained right knee
DL date: July 23
Estimated DL time: This knee injury should not keep him on the disabled for an extended period of time.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: None.

Jose Dominguez (RHP, LA)
Injury: Strained left quad
DL date: July 23
Estimated DL time: This doesn’t appear to be a major injury and should return 15-18 days.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  None

Joe Savery  (LHP, PHI)
Injury: Stiffness, left elbow
DL date: July 14
Estimated DL time: Doesn’t look like a season-ending situation at this point.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return:  Unknown

Jason Grilli (RHP, PIT)
Injury: Strained right forearm
DL date: July 23
Estimated DL time: He continues to rest his right arm and won’t test it until early August. If he gets the green light they’ll schedule a rehab program. It’s a long shot he returns before September 1.
Estimated 2013 effect upon return: He won’t return to his pre-injury form this season.
 

Rehab Updates:

Omar Infante (2B, DET)
Injury: Sprained left ankle
Rehab update and ETA: He suffered a setback while running the bases. This setback could add up to 14 days to he DL time, putting his return the first full week of August.

 


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