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MLB Injury Report – Max Scherzer injured

Here is the Fantrax Injury Report for Wednesday, September 13, 2023. In this edition, Max Scherzer injured his tricep last night while pitching and a scheduled MRI should reveal any damage. Also, Kenley Jansen is down with illness and fatigue, again, and will likely miss some time. Finally, Yu Darvish and Oneil Cruz won’t be back this season. All that and more in today’s Injury Report from Fantrax.

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MLB Injury Report

Kenley Jansen – RP Boston Red Sox

Jansen pitched in three consecutive games last week and then sat for seven days. He came back and threw thirteen pitches and felt ill and tired. It’s fair to wonder if something else is up here, or if it’s just age in a season where his workload has been forced to speed up due to the new rules. Stay tuned.

Jeimer Candelario – 1B – Chicago Cubs

Candelario will miss the next week or so, and Cody Bellinger will take over at first base for the time being. It’s unclear if Matt Mervis will play again for the Cubs this season.

Shane Bieber – SP Cleveland Guardians

And incredibly solid performance and good to see Bieber get stretched out to 50 pitches. The 20th of September remains a possibility.

Riley Greene – OF Detroit Tigers

Greene last played a game on September 1, and he may not return at all this season.

Mike Moustakas – INF Los Angeles Angels

There should be an update today as to whether or not Moustakas will be available for today’s game.

Mark Canha – 1B/OF Milwaukee Brewers

Canha got in one at-bat before exiting last night’s game. It’s somewhat concerning that this is a recurring injury, but it doesn’t sound like it will be too big of a deal if it’s healed before. That said, there’s only so many times he can go through this routine before something more major.

Garrett Mitchell – OF Milwaukee Brewers

Mitchell last played in April, so a return in some capacity at any point would be peace of mind for him and the team. The most important part would be to not rush him back.

Adrian Houser – SP Milwaukee Brewers

Be prepared.

Aaron Ashby – SP/RP Milwaukee Brewers

Ashby has a 4.91 ERA and a 2.18 WHIP over his first three rehab appearances after having arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder earlier in the year. The team is wise to take their time with him as he rediscovers his ability to throw.

Christian Yelich – OF Milwaukee Brewers

Yelich last played on September 9, and the team is adamant that he is fine going forward. Time will tell if that is true.

Nestor Cortes – SP New York Yankees

This was merely a formality in order to claim Luke Weaver from waivers. Cortes won’t play again this season.

Anthony Rizzo – 1B New York Yankees

This was merely a formality to activate Zach McAllister from Triple-A Scranton-Wilks/Barre. Rizzo won’t play again this season.

Oneil Cruz – SS Pittsburgh Pirates

Cruz was slated to return in mid-August, but a series of setbacks coupled with a slow recovery didn’t allow this to happen. He is aiming and on track to be healthy entering Spring Training.

Yu Darvish – San Diego Padres

There has been no indication that he won’t enter Spring Training as 100% healthy.

Patrick Bailey – C San Francisco Giants

Be prepared.

Willson Contreras – C St. Louis Cardinals

The severity of the injury is unknown, but we should get updates later on. Chances are that he doesn’t play today.

Nolan Gorman – 2B St. Louis Cardinals

Gorman injured himself while trying to beat out a base hit. Expect updates later today.

Yandy Diaz – INF Tampa Bay Rays

Diaz suffered this after a foul ball. Consider him DTD.

Max Scherzer – SP Texas Rangers

Scherzer exited Tuesday night’s game with triceps spasms. He himself said that it’s possible that this issue is related to the forearm tightness that cost him some time earlier this year. The results of the MRI should have a huge impact on the team, for him, and for fantasy purposes. Stay tuned.

Toronto Blue Jays – Team Update

Belt has been in and out of the lineup for a while now with varying injuries. He remains DTD. Chapman is getting closer to a return and may not even need a rehab assignment. As for Merrifield, he did come into the game last night, which is good news for his status moving forward.

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