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Fantrax MLB Injury Report – Happy Trevor Story Day!

Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Tuesday, August 8, 2023. In today’s edition, the Red Sox get a bevy of good news with regard to their rotation, bullpen, and infield. Also, the Guardians rotation got some long-distance good news too, as both Triston McKenzie and Shane Bieber seem on track with their own personal timelines. Finally, it was revealed that Josh Jung will miss the next six weeks of the season. All this and more in today’s Injury Report from Fantrax.

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MLB Injury Report

Boston Red Sox – Team Update

There’s a lot to unpack here. First, it looks like STory will be activated later today, which is great news for fantasy owners. As for Sale, it looks like he will be activated this Friday. He had a solid outing his last time out in Triple-A Worcester and will come back soon. It remains to be seen if it is too early, as he only went through 53 pitches thrown. As for Whitlock, he will throw for Triple-A Worcester this Wednesday and likely be used as a bulk reliever. Finally, Houck will also throw again after a shaky first outing over the weekend. All in all, things will be shaping themselves out within a week for Boston.

Marcus Stroman – SP Chicago Cubs

Stroman went to the Injured List last week and is already set to throw from the mound. He could be back within the fifteen-day minimum if this bullpen session is successful.

Tim Anderson – SS Chicago White Sox

Anderson was drilled by a Gerrit Cole pitch and later left the game when the pain became unbearable. This came on the same day where it was announced he would be suspended as well as that he had a physical altercation with teammate Yasmani Grandal. Overall, it wasn’t the greatest day for him.

Garret Crochet – RP Chicago White Sox

From the sounds of things, Crochet will be taking his time returning, as the last time he tried to come back, he got injured. He may miss the rest of the season and aim for a 2024 return, though that is purely reading the tea leaves. There’s been no confirmation of that, but it definitely seems possible.

Jonathan India – 2B Cincinnati Reds

The earliest that India could have returned was today, but that timeline seems unattainable as it stands. The team still wants him to do things like run and take live batting practice before he comes back to the lineup. The goal is now for him to be activated this Friday.

Triston McKenzie – SP Cleveland Guardians

McKenzie has played catch for five days in a row without any setbacks. That is great news as his throwing program seems to be working. While he plans on returning before the end of the season, there are still a lot of hurdles that need to be cleared.

Shane Bieber – SP Cleveland Guardians

It’s been almost one week since Bieber picked up a ball and has been pain-free. His goal was to finish the season without surgery, and this is a good first step toward that. He still plans to pitch again this season, but he is still many weeks away from that being a consideration.

Salvador Perez – C Kansas City Royals

Consider Perez DTD with the likelihood of him missing a few more days.

Walker Buehler – SP Los Angeles Dodgers

Buehler will face live batters this week in the hopes of returning from Tommy John Surgery before the end of the season. The Dodgers could have him in their rotation in September if possible.

Clayton Kershaw – SP Los Angeles Dodgers

It’s looking more and more like Kershaw will start on Thursday or shortly afterward.

Royce Lewis – 3B Minnesota Twins

Lewis will take the final step in his quest to return to the Twins. It remains to be seen how the lineup shakes it;se;f out with Julien, Correa, and Polanco all playing regularly.

Alex Kirilloff – 1B Minnesota Twins

Kirilloff has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career, and this year has been no different. It’s interesting to note that anything other than a minor injury for him would be season-ending.

Starling Marte – OF New York Mets

One has to wonder if, given the state of the Mets, they let Marte rest for the remainder of the year and let the younger players get their reps.

Carlos Rodon – SP New York Yankees

Rodon will miss at least two weeks with this ailment. This is his second time on the Injured List this season.

Shane McClanahan – SP Tampa Bay Rays, Tyler Glasnow – SP Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays are playing the waiting game on both of their pitchers here, with the hopes that they get good news for both. Stay tuned.

Josh Jung – 3B Texas Rangers

The six weeks away will all but cost Jung his season. This would leave him with two weeks of the season left, assuming there are no setbacks. Fantasy owners everywhere need to find a replacement fast.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – SP Toronto Blue Jays

Ryu was hit by a comebacker and had to leave the game. There should be updates later today.

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