Although the MLB season is only nearing June, there have already been several major injuries to stars around the league. Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber went down for the season in April; Los Angeles Angels’ ace Garrett Richards joined other starters Andrew Heaney, Tyler Skaggs and C.J. Wilson on the disabled list as his season was ended; and Pablo Sandoval had shoulder surgery, in what could possibly end his stint with the Boston Red Sox.
Most recently, Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray was placed on the DL in the midst of the worst season of his young career, while the Kansas City Royals lost two of their starters for at least a few weeks.
The Detroit Tigers also have concerns going forward, as Miguel Cabrera and Jordan Zimmermann suffered potentially serious injuries. Mike Trout tweaked his ankle on May 22 and left early, but all signs indicate that he’ll be fine going forward.
However, many stars are prepping to return from stints on the DL, including Yu Darvish and Alex Rodriguez. While Darvish has endured a long, grueling rehab from Tommy John Surgery, he’ll likely give the Rangers a major boost behind Cole Hamels as they look to chase down the Seattle Mariners in the American League West.
Rodriguez, on the other hand, will have his work cut out for him as he looks to help the surging Yankees. It’s more than likely that injuries will continue to shape the landscape of MLB as the summer approaches and the Super Two and trade deadlines loom.
Here’s a roundup of injury news as the end of May nears.