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MLB Injury Report – Another Mound Ace Goes Down

Welcome to the Fantrax MLB Injury Report for Friday, May 31, 2024. In today’s edition, the Diamondbacks might be without Zac Gallen for a while, the Brewers look to be welcoming back Rhys Hoskins, and the Boston Red Sox have a flurry of updates to share. That and so much more in today’s Injury Report from Fantrax.

MLB Injury Report for Friday, May 31, 2024.

Zac Gallen – SP Arizona Diamondbacks (hamstring)

Gallen felt the injury creep back up on him midway through the first batter that he faced. He wanted to throw one more pitch to see if it was something that he could stretch out, but alas, it got worse. He is set to head home for more imaging today and the team will make decisions based on all of the information that they will have. Needless to say, this is a big blow to the Diamondbacks and to fantasy owners as a while. He has been fighting through hamstring injuries all season, and this might just be the biggest one yet.

Gerrit Cole – SP New York Yankees (elbow)

Great news here regarding Cole, as it looks like he has been cleared for a rehab assignment. He has thrown three live BP sessions and will now likely progress to a rehab assignment. Given the magnitude of his importance to the team, one might guess that they would slow-play it here and have him start in the lower levels of their minor league system.

Clarke Schmidt – SP New York Yankees (lat)

Terrible news from New York, as Schmidt was in the midst of a mini-breakout. Now, it is looking like he won’t get back into a game for at least two months, but even then that’s a best-case scenario.

Rhys Hoskins – 1B Milwaukee Brewers (hamstring)

Potentially great news for Hoskins here, as it is looking like he is all but ready to return to the Brewers’ lineup. He had recently ramped up his running and brought himself closer to being ready for gameplay. The team was in the midst of deciding as to whether or not he would play in any rehab games, but it is looking more and more like he will skip that step. If so, there is a chance that he will be back this weekend. Stay tuned, as the Brewers should make a decision soon.

Josiah Gray – SP Washington Nationals (elbow, forearm flexor strain)

Gray increased his pitch count from 50 pitches in his last live BP to a whopping 76 pitches here. From the sounds of it, this was a much more efficient and effective outing too. The team has a decision to make soon, but not before he throws another live BP once the team returns home.

Cade Cavalli – SP Washington Nationals (Tommy John surgery)

This was Cavalli’s second outing and it looks like he did quite well again. It’s good to know that once the bases were loaded, he was able to limit the damage without hard contact. There was no word on his velocity, but overall the team should be pleased with his output.

Josh Lowe – OF Tampa Bay Rays (oblique)

This feels like a rushed return for Lowe, who is currently sidelined for a second time with the same oblique injury. That being said, if he doesn’t feel any effects of the oblique ailment, then perhaps he should be back and see if he can build on his short-term stay with the team.

Jeffrey Springs – SP Tampa Bay Rays (Tommy John surgery, lat)

This is great news, as Springs is getting back to throwing after a big scare over the weekend. That being said, this is the beginning stage of his recovery, and the team looks to be taking things slowly, as they should.

Zach Eflin – SP Tampa Bay Rays (back)

Eflin looked good while throwing too. If he feels well enough afterward, it’s looking more and more like he will be back sooner rather than later.

Tyler O’Neill – OF Boston Red Sox (knee)

While it’s good news that everyone believes that O’Neill’s stay on the Injured List will be a short one, the hope is that his return is not rushed. He has not been right since that collision a while back and he has apparently been playing through a knee injury too. Getting his swing right should be their main concern because when he is on, he can do some damage.

Boston Red Sox – Team Update

Massive update here with a lot to unpack. First, the road to recovery for Garrett Whitlock (elbow) begins, and the hope is that he can pitch in 2025. That being said, he seems destined for a much bigger impact in 2026. As for Masataka Yoshida (thumb), this was another big step forward, as it is the next step in the resumption of baseball activities. He has a long way to go before officially being reinstated, but this is a good move forward. Finally, Triston Casas (internal) swinging a bat would be key to his development. Once he is able to swing without pain or residual effects, there might be more of a focused timeline for him.

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