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MLB Injury Report: Corey Seager Sidelined

Welcome to the Fantrax MLB Injury Report for Monday, July 1, 2024. In today’s edition, we look back on the weekend that was, with updates on Corey Seager, Josh Jung, Mike Trout, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and many more.

MLB Injury Report for Monday, July 1, 2024.

Corey Seager – SS Texas Rangers (wrist)

The good news on Seager is that the initial X-rays did not show a break or a fracture. The bad news is that an MRI can do a more detailed and in-depth look at his wrist and potentially detect something smaller, including a hairline fracture. Seager’s wrist was still quite sore a day later, so there could be something there. Either way, we should know more hopefully today or tomorrow.

Josh Jung – 3B Texas Rangers (wrist)

The news came a day after it was decided that the team would not test out his wrist due to constant inflammation. Jung’s planned batting practice was delayed twice because the swelling in his wrist would not subside. As such, the team wanted to play it safe and get a better feel as to why this was happening. We should know more about a plan going forward soon enough.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1B Toronto Blue Jays (hand)

The feelings were very optimistic that Guerrero would be able to play in today’s game, but we will have to see how he feels the next day. The negative X-ray results indicate no breakage or fracture, which is good. Once he arrives at the ballpark, we should get a better picture of where he is going forward. It is fair to expect him to miss a game or two, but he’s been quite durable over his career.

Jordan Romano – RP Toronto Blue Jays (elbow)

This has a very ominous tone to it. Romano has had two injections in his elbow this season and has been able to throw just 13.2 innings of work. There is a significant chance that he gets shut down for the rest of the season here, and fantasy owners would be wise to start looking for a suitable replacement in their bullpens.

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

This is good news, as the worry was that a setback with a different body part would put a significant dent in his potential debut date. Now it appears that he is all but ready for his rehab assignment for his wrist.

Ivan Herrera – C St. Louis Cardinals (back)

The good news here is that Herrera continues to progress, leading one to believe that he will be fully healthy soon enough. The bad news is that there is no guarantee that he will return to the Cardinals now that Contreras is back. The team may opt for him to be optioned so that he can continue to get consistent playing time.

Justin Verlander – SP Houston Astros (neck)

Verlander was shut down last week with neck pains but has since resumed throwing. He is eligible to return this week, but it remains to be seen if that will be the case. Either way, it’s a good sign for his development here.

Seattle Mariners – Team Update

It’s good news here on Mitch Garver (wrist) who was in considerable pain after getting hit by a pitch yesterday. The team has a day off so they’ll be able to reevaluate then. As for Luke Raley (foot), there was no word as to how serious this injury really was. Stay tuned.

San Francisco Giants – Team Update

It would appear that both Kyle Harrison (ankle) and Blake Snell (groin) will rejoin the Giants by this time next week. While anything can happen, fantasy owners should be prepared to activate both of them.

Taylor Ward – OF Los Angeles Angels (head)

This is a potentially serious injury here. Ward was hit in the head last season and missed the remainder of the season. While this doesn’t appear to be as ominous, it’s still a scary situation given his past.

Mike Trout – OF Los Angeles Angels (knee)

This news came out of the blue and, while it’s great to see, it’s also considerably advantageous as well. There’s a lot that goes into deciding to clear him, including the team’s position, his ability to sustain activity, his injury history, and more. Regardless of all of that, it does appear that he will return this season and that there may be plenty of time to accumulate some numbers before the season’s end.

David Bednar – RP Pittsburgh Pirates (oblique)

This is a very vague update for Bednar, but at least it’s something. Obliques are tricky and are typically a slow injury from which to recover. It’s fair to expect him to miss all of July.

Chicago Cubs – Team Update

Ben Brown (neck) throwing a bullpen is his first activity on a mound since his injury. How his body responds to this will determine his next steps. As for Mark Leieter Jr. (forearm), he will be ramping up his workload in an attempt to return soon enough. He is eligible to return on July 9, but that date is fluid.

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