The injury bug has been making the rounds recently. Here’s the latest rundown of MLB injuries and when you can expect to see these players back on the field.
There has been a flurry of MLB injuries over the past few days and the staff here at Call to the Pen will do our best to sort out and deliver that news to you in the most efficient way possible. In this piece we’ll discuss the type of injury, how long the player figures to be out of action and, of course, any other relevant news that might pertain to the situation.
Without further hesitation, here’s an updated look at the injuries around Major League Baseball:
Salvador Perez – Perez is dealing with soreness in his quadriceps, but may be ready to return in a pinch hitter’s role as early as Sunday. As far as when he’ll be ready to resume catching, that is still undetermined. Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports that Perez is having difficulty maintaining his catching stance.
Andrew McCutchen – Aggravated a pre-existing thumb injury in Thursday’s game vs. the Marlins. He’s considered day-to-day, but thumb injuries can really affect the way a player grips the bat so this situation should be monitored closely.
Jerad Eickhoff – Eickhoff had an x-ray on his foot following Thursday’s start after taking a line drive off the inside ankle. He’s expected to make his next start.
Michael Brantley – Currently on the 15-day DL, Brantley was able to participate in some light tee work and hopes to work in some light soft toss on Friday according to MLB.com reports. The Indians are taking a cautious approach to this and are in no hurry to rush back their star outfielder.
Jordy Mercer – Mercer had to leave Thursday’s game after being hit on the elbow and is scheduled for an x-ray on Friday. He’s considered day-to-day.
Players expected to return soon:
Jim Johnson – Groin
Nick Hundley – Oblique
Austin Jackson – Toe
Jordan Zimmerman – Groin
Johnny Cueto – Side
Yunel Escobar – Wrist
Davis Freese – Hand
Hector Rondon – Back
Keep your eyes on Call to the Pen for future MLB injury updates.