Injuries & Moves: Wilson to IL with hamstring strain; Toro up

July 21st, 2024


July 21: Placed SS on 10-day IL (retroactive to July 20) with left hamstring strain; reinstated INF from IL
An MRI revealed Wilson's strain, which occurred in the third inning of his big league debut. The 22-year-old Wilson, who singled in his first Major League at-bat, ranks as Oakland's No. 1 prospect and earned his callup on the strength of a .438 average across three Minor League levels this season.

Toro avoided any setbacks with his right hamstring strain during a rehab stint with Triple-A Las Vegas, playing back-to-back nine-inning games on July 20 and July 21.


SS (left hamstring strain)
Expected return: August
Wilson's placement on the 10-day IL is retroactive to July 20, though he is unlikely to return when first eligible on July 30. The A's will continue to monitor Wilson's recovery, with a better timeline likely available later during the week of July 22. (Last updated: July 21)

OF (left wrist strain)
Expected return: Unknown
After playing five rehab games in the Minors, Ruiz was pulled off his rehab assignment after still feeling discomfort in his injured left wrist. He will be re-evaluated by a wrist specialist on July 22 and is currently shut down from all baseball activities. (Last updated: July 20)

RHP (right elbow flexor strain)
Expected return:
Late July
Stripling came away from rehab outing with Triple-A Las Vegas on July 19 feeling healthy. He will return to Oakland for a bullpen session at the Coliseum on July 21 and the A's could potentially look to activate him at some point during the week of July 22. (Last updated: July 20)

RHP (right elbow sprain)
Expected return: TBD
Medina was placed on the IL on July 13, two days after allowing six runs in five-plus innings against the Red Sox. His velocity was down early in the game -- sitting in the 93-95 mph range -- but he was able to rear back and touch 100 as the game progressed. Manager Mark Kotsay said on July 13 that he expects Medina to miss "significant" time, while adding the team will likely get a second opinion after the All-Star break. Medina, who began the year on the injured list with a right knee sprain, had compiled a 2-4 record and a 5.18 ERA over eight starts. (Last updated: July 13)

1B (stress reaction in left wrist)
Expected return:
Late July or early August
Soderstrom was placed on the IL on July 11 (retroactive to July 10) with a left wrist injury. He underwent testing that revealed a stress reaction, but no fracture, which manager Mark Kotsay said was the best news the team could have hoped for. Soderstrom is expected to wear a splint for a week to 10 days, then begin strengthening exercises and ramping back up. (Last updated: July 12)

RHP (strained left oblique)
Expected return: September
Jiménez’s placement on the IL is retroactive to June 20, though he is expected to miss at least six to eight weeks after MRI results revealed a Grade 2 strain of his left oblique. He is currently shut down from all baseball activities. (Last updated: June 23)


RHP (right foot stress reaction)
Expected return: Late July
Blackburn is set to make his third rehab appearance on July 20 for Triple-A Las Vegas with a pitch count of around 60 pitches, as he continues to build up to a full starter workload. (Last updated: July 20)

SS (left ankle sprain)
Expected return: August
Hernaiz was scheduled to play his first Minor League rehab game with Triple-A Las Vegas on July 20. Given that he has been out of game action since May 8, A's manager Mark Kotsay indicated that the shortstop will need several rehab games before returning to the big league club. (Last updated: July 20)

LHP (left rotator cuff tendinitis)
Expected return: TBD
Wood received a PRP injection during the week of June 10 and remains shut down from throwing, with no timetable to resume. (Last updated: June 28)

LHP (left elbow sprain)
Expected return: June 2025
Waldichuk underwent a successful Tommy John surgery and internal brace procedure with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on May 15. Sidelined for the remainder of the 2024 season, the A’s estimate a recovery timeline of 13 months, which puts Waldichuk in line for a potential return to Major League action next June. (Last updated: May 16) More >>

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return
: 2025
After feeling discomfort following his Cactus League outing on March 16 against the Brewers, MRI results revealed a full tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in Gott’s right elbow. He underwent Tommy John surgery on April 3, and will miss the entire 2024 season. (Last updated: April 3)