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MLB Injury Report – Worst Case for Eury Pérez?

Here is the Fantrax MLB Injury Report for Friday, April 5, 2024. Inside, you’ll see the news on Eury Perez, an update on Tommy Edman, and good news on Sonny Gray. All that and more in today’s Injury Report from Fantrax.

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MLB Injury Report for Friday, April 5, 2024.

Willson Contreras – C St. Louis Cardinals

After being hit on his left hand by a pitch the day prior, Contreras was held out of the lineup for precautionary reasons yesterday. He underwent X-rays of his ailing hand, but the results showed no fracture. Consider him DTD as he is hopeful to return this weekend.

Brendan Donovan – 2B/OF St. Louis Cardinals

Donovan was also held out of the lineup for precautionary reasons, as he too got hit by a pitch the day before. Similar to Contreras, he is also expected to return on Saturday, and his injury is far less concerning. He is DTD with some bruising.

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

This upcoming Monday will be a big day for Edman and the Cardinals. The determination will be made if he can begin ramping up his activities or if he will need to continue along his current path. The initial hope of him returning at some point in May might be over, but good news on Monday might pave the way for a mid-May debut.

Sonny Gray – SP St. Louis Cardinals

Gray made this statement following a 54-pitch, three-inning outing in a simulated game yesterday. He feels ready to make his 2024 debut with the Cardinals, but the team seemingly has other plans. It appears that he will need to make a rehab start before joining the big league team. We’re getting very close for him to finally pitch.

Eury Pérez – SP Miami Marlins

Absolutely brutal news out of Miami, as one of their most promising players will miss the rest of the season. Pérez first experienced soreness in his elbow three weeks ago, and the lingering pain just didn’t permanently go away. He began throwing a few days after an initial consultation, as the pain diminished. Once the pain returned, he met again with doctors and that’s when the decision was made. He will miss the entire 2024 season and possibly most of the 2025 season. While there is a chance for a return at some point next season, it’s important to remember that the timeline for his major surgery is anywhere from 14-19 months.

Miami Marlins – Team Update

Of note here from the pitching side of things, both Edward Cabrera and Braxton Garrett seem to be on the same page recovery-wise. With four innings slated among them both this weekend, the team could get some much-needed rotation relief in the coming week if all goes well.

Royce Lewis – 3B Minnesota Twins

The PRP injection here was intended to help Lewis in his rehab when it will eventually begin. He will still be shut down from activity for about another month, at which time the PRP injection will hopefully help him elevate his activities. His urgency to return is likely echoed by the team too, as he still has 33% of the team’s home runs hit in 2024.

Eloy Jiménez – UT Chicago White Sox

Jiménez missed his fourth straight day, though he was seen stretching before the game. There were murmurs about him possibly being available off the bench, but ultimately he didn’t make it into last night’s game. He worked extra hard this offseason and he’s still injuring himself. Hopefully, he can get back out there soon.

Michael Massey – 2B Kansas City Royals

Massey has been dealing with a lower back strain since March and will look to return before the end of April. He is someone worth monitoring in this rehab assignment. Both he and the team worked diligently this offseason to address his lack of control in the strike zone, usage in the field, and his arm strength and range. He also had a lot of hard-hit balls that ended up not being hits. With additional luck in 2024, we could have a sleeper on our hands here.

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