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MLB Injury Report – A Broken Betts

Welcome to the Fantrax MLB Injury Report for Monday, June 17, 2024. In today’s edition, Mookie Betts has fractured his hand, Corbin Carroll is getting an MRI, Bo Bichette misses time with no clarity in mind, plus so much more from the weekend in today’s Injury Report from Fantrax.

MLB Injury Report for Monday, June 17, 2024.

Mookie Betts – 2B/SS/OF Los Angeles Dodgers (fractured hand)

Devastating news for the Dodgers and fantasy owners everywhere. Betts took a pitch off of his hand and immediately exited the game. It was revealed that he suffered a fracture, though surgery will not be required to fix the problem. The timeline for his recovery is currently unknown, but it is a massive hole to fill. There should be a better idea of what’s next for him in the near future. It is expected that Miguel Vargas will be promoted and see an uptick in playing time with this injury, though the team has yet to reveal any concrete plans.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto – SP Los Angeles Dodgers (rotator cuff)

Yamamoto was lifted early from his start on Saturday with what was described as tricep tightness. It was revealed a day later that he did indeed suffer an injury to his rotator cuff, which is something that is more significant. The clarification of it not being season-ending indicates that it is a major injury that will require a lot of time away, (aka months). With Bobby Miler returning soon, the plan of a six-man rotation seems to be out the window now.

Trea Turner – SS Philadelphia Phillies (hamstring)

Be prepared.

Gerrit Cole – SP New York Yankees

While this is pure speculation as nothing has been formally announced, the logic of it all makes sense. As mentioned here, though, Cole has not yet been fully built up, so owners should expect a shorter outing regardless of the outcome.

Anthony Rizzo – 1B New York Yankees

Rizzo collided with Boston pitcher Brennan Bernardino and was forced to leave the game. He was in a considerable amount of pain, so the potential injury news is concerning. We should know more later today or tomorrow on the severity of the situation.

Merrill Kelly – SP Arizona Diamondbacks (shoulder)

Kelly was progressing slowly in his recovery as he had not progressed past throwing from 75 feet. The Diamondbacks had previously said that they learned a lot in the ways that they rushed back Eduardo Rodrigez, so it’s not surprising to see them take things slowly with everyone. There is no guarantee that Kelly will be ready immediately after the Break either.

Corbin Carroll – OF Arizona Diamondbacks (side)

Carroll made a running catch in the outfield on Sunday and grimaced afterward. It was revealed that he felt discomfort in his side and will have a precautionary MRI to ensure that no significant damage has been done. He insists that he is feeling okay, but time will tell.

Kyle Bradish – SP Baltimore Orioles (elbow)

Look for the team to take things very slowly with Bradish, who is back on the Injured List with an elbow injury that could be season-ending. Stay tuned.

Michael Harris – OF Atlanta Braves (oblique)

Harris was placed on the Injured List almost immediately after his injury and will subsequently miss some time here. It’s unclear as to a timetable because oblique injuries are tricky in how everyone heals from them. A Grade 2 strain is significant enough to warrant months of time away.

Max Scherzer – SP Texas Rangers (back)

Be prepared.

Josh Jung – 3B Texas Rangers (wrist)

Great debut for Jung who is coming back from a fractured wrist injury that has caused him to miss all season. His only out of the game was a 103 mph groundball, which is good to see given how long it takes power to return to a batter after any wrist injuries.

William Contreras – C Milwaukee Brewers (concussion)

Contreras got hit at the plate on the final play of the game to secure a win. All reporters were unable to talk to him or the team regarding any updates as he was being evaluated for a concussion at that time.

Justin Verlander – SP Houston Astros (neck)

Verlander was pulled from starting this weekend because of neck spasms, but he did play catch yesterday. As such, he had his original start date pushed back a few days and will now likely return to face the White Sox midweek. Stay tuned for updates to ensure that he has cleared this neck hurdle.

Tommy Edman – 2B/SS/OF St. Louis Cardinals (wrist)

Edman’s progression has been slow and unsteady, but at least now he will be closer to getting back into the Cardinals’ lineup. From the potential of missing one month of the season to now, he looks posied to returning after the All-Star Break.

Bryan Woo – SP Seattle Mariners (forearm)

Woo is returning to the Mariners’ rotation days after the kerfuffle that left him injured and then healthy. His situation is one to monitor as the team has and will likely continue to be cautious with how they handle his workload going forward.

Luis Rengifo – MI Los Angeles Angels (wrist)

Consider Rengifo DTD, with the chance of returning sooner rather than later.

Kodai Senga – SP New York Mets (shoulder)

Senga threw a two-inning bullpen session this weekend and will hopefully be able to do it again later this week. He continues to show progress, but fantasy owners are reminded of how many times he has regressed since the injury to not get their hopes up just yet.

Bo Bichette – SS Toronto Blue Jays (calf)

John Schneider gave the information here almost as if he felt like he had to and not because he knew exactly what he was talking about. For what it’s worth, Bichette did not come off the bench and play at all yesterday. It is unclear what the next steps are, but it appears that the team believes he is close to returning.

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