Stay up-to-date with all the latest news on injured and recovering players from across Major League Baseball.
Aaron Judge, Carlos Rodón, Harrison Bader and Ian Hamilton, Yankees
Judge sustained a contusion and sprain of his right big toe while making a sensational catch at Dodger Stadium on June 3 and was subsequently placed on the 10-day IL four days later. On June 16, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that Judge received another PRP injection on his toe and that there is a second ligament that has been bothering him. There is no timetable for his return.
Rodón (left elbow strain, back stiffness) threw live batting practice Sunday at Yankee Stadium and is scheduled to face hitters again on Thursday before starting a Minor League rehab assignment.
Bader (right hamstring strain) continued his rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset after expressing some uncertainty following Wednesday’s contest, when he played seven innings in center field and went 0-for-4, his first game action since May 29 at Seattle. Bader is now expected to play for Somerset on Saturday and Sunday, then could rejoin the Yanks on June 20 vs. Seattle.
Hamilton (right groin strain) is slated to throw live batting practice on Thursday at Double-A Somerset’s home stadium. He could then be cleared to begin a Minor League rehab assignment. More >
In a scary moment at Fenway Park on Friday night, Houck was struck in the face just under his right eye on a line drive by Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka. Houck immediately went to the ground, his face bloodied by the impact. Houck was able to get up and walk off the mound under his own power. The Red Sox announced Houck left with a facial contusion. More >
Yoán Moncada, Mike Clevinger and Liam Hendriks, White Sox
Moncada was placed on the 10-day IL Thursday (retroactive to June 14) with lower back inflammation. Moncada was sidelined from April 14 through May 12 with soreness in the same area.
Clevinger exited Wednesday’s start against the Dodgers in the bottom of the fifth inning with right biceps soreness. There was no structural damage to the elbow or shoulder but he was placed on the 15-day IL on June 16 with right biceps inflammation.
Hendriks, who was placed on the 15-day IL Sunday with right elbow inflammation, underwent an MRI that showed no structural damage. He has had a cortisone shot and will get a PRP injection over the next few days. More >
Yordan Alvarez and Lance McCullers Jr., Astros
Astros general manager Dana Brown said on SportsTalk 790 AM on Wednesday that Alvarez could miss at least four more weeks due to the right oblique strain he sustained last Thursday. More >
McCullers is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his right forearm and remove a bone spur. More >
Steele (left forearm strain) completed a successful “touch and feel” mound workout on Thursday, and the Cubs reported he is scheduled to be activated for a start against the Orioles on Saturday. More >
Bryant (left heel bruise) joined his teammates Thursday at Truist Park and took swings in the batting cage. He offered no timetable for his return but is set to increase his activity in the coming days. More >
Neto was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left oblique strain. He suffered the injury during pregame warmups Wednesday and was removed as a precaution before his first at-bat due to cramping in his left side. More >
Salvador Perez and Vinnie Pasquantino, Royals
Perez left Wednesday’s game against the Reds after being hit by a pitch. The pitch — an 88.8 mph cutter from righty Ben Lively in the bottom of the third inning — seemed to hit Perez on his left pinkie/knuckle area, and he looked like he was in serious pain as he threw his bat down and grabbed his hand. More >
Pasquantino will undergo season-ending surgery on a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the Royals announced Wednesday. “It’s tough,” Pasquantino said. “But this is something where we can just go ahead and attack this now and be better come 2024.” More >
Alonso suffered a bone bruise/sprain on his left wrist after being hit by a pitch on June 7. He was placed on the IL with a recovery timetable of three to four weeks. On Friday, Mets manager Buck Showalter said that Alonso has started hitting in the cage without any problems. The news comes two days after Alonso was seen taking grounders at Citi Field. More >
Lugo (right calf strain) took the mound at Petco Park on Thursday and threw 57 pitches across three innings in a simulated game. He could return to the rotation next week in San Francisco if he doesn’t need a rehab start. More >
Mitch Haniger and Alex Wood, Giants
Haniger suffered a right forearm fracture after being hit by an 88.8 mph sinker from Jack Flaherty in the 3rd inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Cardinals. On Thursday, Haniger underwent successful surgery. The Giants announced an estimated timeline of 10 weeks for Haniger’s return, which would be around late August or early September.
Wood (low back strain) threw 53 pitches in his first rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, giving up one run over three innings. He is scheduled to throw a bullpen session later this week and, barring any setbacks, could rejoin the rotation in time to face the Dodgers this weekend. More >
A day after taking a 99.6 mph comebacker off his leg in the sixth inning of Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Tigers in Detroit, Chavez was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left shin contusion Thursday. More >
Skubal (flexor tendon surgery recovery) tossed three scoreless innings on one hit with five strikeouts on Thursday for Triple-A Toledo. Skubal will likely have multiple rehab starts ahead to stretch out before the Tigers consider bringing him back. More >
Painter (sprained UCL in right elbow) is scheduled to throw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Friday. He will continue to throw bullpen sessions, then eventually face hitters in live batting practice. More >
Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Joey Wendle, Marlins
Chisholm (turf toe) took batting practice on the field on Wednesday in Seattle. He began running and increasing baseball activities and agility work earlier in the week.
Wendle was out of the starting lineup Wednesday for the third straight game. He is dealing with a left adductor issue right above the groin area but was available off the bench. More >
Nick Lodolo, Jake Fraley and Graham Ashcraft, Reds
Lodolo (left tibia stress reaction) underwent an MRI on his left leg on Wednesday. He is making progress in his recovery, but he is unlikely to return until August.
Fraley (right wrist contusion) suffered a muscle tear in his wrist area after being hit by a pitch. It’s not considered an issue that will need surgery, and he received a cortisone injection to alleviate the pain. He expects to return from the IL when first eligible on Sunday.
Ashcraft (left calf contusion), who was hit by a 105.5 mph comebacker on June 8, is almost healed from his soreness. The Reds would like him to test his leg by running before he begins side bullpen sessions. More >