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Fantrax Injury Report: April 5, 2023 – Updates on Betts and Gunnar

Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

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MLB Injury Report for March 5

Max Fried – SP Atlanta Braves

As expected, the backdated timeline is to be noted. He should miss two starts before returning.

Gunnar Henderson – 3B Baltimore Orioles

Henderson did not pinch-hit in that game. He could return to today’s game, but owners need to be aware of this just in case. Consider him DTD unless otherwise noted.

Kyle Bradish – SP Baltimore Orioles

Not great news for a promising young pitcher such as Bradish. It may have been this development that caused Grayson Rodriguez to get the call as early as he did. Either way, look for him to miss the next two weeks unless something changes.

John Means – SP Baltimore Orioles

Means continues to ramp himself up toward a midseason return. The next step won’t be a larger workload, but rather those breaking balls mixed into his repertoire.

Trevor Story – 2B Boston Red Sox

The work here with a plyometric ball is a big step toward his recovery. As he said here: “Slowly stressing (the elbow) and giving it the time to adapt — because that’s kind of the point of the surgery, is they went in there and tightened some things up. So just be patient with that process. It starts very light, almost tosses, and slowly, gradually build it up, but I feel good about it.” Story has been continuing to get his legs in shape through running while also fielding groundballs.

James Paxton – SP Boston Red Sox

This was during Paxton’s three-inning outing in an intrasquad game a day earlier than his original plan of pitching today. Things continue to bode well for a return before the end of April.

Joey Votto – 1B Cincinnati Reds, Jose Barrero – SS Cincinnati Reds

Votto still has some work to do to be ready, as this early in the season always seemed overly optimistic. Barrero did not play last night, but this indicates that he’s ready to get back in there.

Randal Grichuk – OF Colorado Rockies

Grichuk is recovering from major offseason surgery, and a return can’t and shouldn’t be rushed. It is good news that he’s doing everything without issue, so swinging a bat and playing seem like a logical next step.

Daniel Bard – RP Colorado Rockies

It is the hope of everyone that Bard returns as good as he once was soon. It would be interesting to see how his pitches were, however, though it’s positive to note that he felt confident. That being said, nothing here indicates that a return is imminent.

Lance McCullers Jr. – SP Houston Astros

High intensity and 90 feet is a great start, but he has yet to throw any sort of pitches, so until he returns to the mound, all hopes should be tempered.

Mookie Betts – OF Los Angeles Dodgers

Betts clarified here that his ankle was twisted, and that it was not his knee that was hurting. The team isn’t taking any chances, and some reports have him getting treatment. Either way, perhaps a day off is in the cards for the star outfielder. Stay tuned.

Johnny Cueto – SP Miami Marlins

The team believes that a proper and uninterrupted build-up will help Cueto remain in the lineup. Time will tell if that’s the case. Nonetheless, the hope is a minimum stay on the Injured List.

Joey Wendle – INF Miami Marlins

This officially opens the door to Jon Berti receiving playing time.

Max Kepler – OF Minnesota Twins

Despite the diagnosis, the team doesn’t seem overly concerned with Kepler going forward. Expect him to have today off while they check for any progress.


Kenta Maeda – SP Minnesota Twins

Nothing more than fatigue here as it’s probably pitch-clock related or due to the fact that he’s been out of action for so long. Either way, he’s not expected to miss a turn in the rotation.

Josh Harrison – INF Philadelphia Phillies

Harrison didn’t play in that game but looks ready to be back as soon as possible.

Joe Musgrove – SP San Diego Padres

Fantastic news as Musgrove looks well on his way to returning. It will be interesting to see how long he lasts in this game.

Leody Taveras – OF Texas Rangers

That’s two days in a row for him, as Taveras could return in about a week’s time. Stay tuned.

Mitch White – SP/RP Toronto Blue Jays

White may have avoided a serious injury, though time will tell depending on when he returns.

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