Injuries & Moves: Stone optioned; Hudson update

May 31st, 2023

LATEST NEWS

May 30: RHP optioned; LHP  recalled
Stone, the Dodgers' No. 4-ranked prospect per MLB Pipeline, made two starts in his recent callup, allowing 12 runs in six innings while striking out four. 

Vesia returns for his second stint with the team after going 0-2 with a 7.84 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 13 games with the Dodgers this season.

INJURY UPDATES

10-day and 15-day IL

LHP (left hamstring strain)
Expected return: Mid-June
Urías played some catch on May 30 and the plan is for him to throw a bullpen session on June 3 at Dodger Stadium. If that goes well, manager Dave Roberts said the plan is for Urías to pitch 2-3 innings in a simulated game about three days afterward. Urías will likely not need a rehab outing before returning to the Dodgers' rotation. (Last updated: May 30)

RHP (right shoulder impingement)
Expected return: TBD
Cyr made two appearances with the Dodgers, tossing 1 2/3 scoreless innings in his first stint with the organization. It’s unclear when Cyr sustained the injury and how long he’ll be sidelined. (Last updated: May 23)

RHP (right groin strain)
Expected return: TBD
Grove has been sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City for a rehab assignment, manager David Roberts shared on May 20. Grove exited his April 20 start in the fourth inning after feeling a grab in his right groin. (Last updated: May 20)

60-day IL

RHP (torn left ACL)
Expected return: July at the earliest
Hudson has been with the Dodgers this week and threw about 30 pitches in a bullpen session on May 30. The right-hander is still a ways away from returning, as he still feels some discomfort in the left knee and would need a full rehab assignment before being ready to assume a spot in the bullpen. The Dodgers are hoping to have Hudson back sooner rather than later. (Last updated: May 30)

RHP Dustin May (right forearm strain)
Expected return: At least until All-Star break
May left his May 17 start against the Twins after just one inning and 16 pitches with right elbow pain. An MRI later revealed a strain. On May 23, the Dodgers transferred May to the 60-day injured list, officially ruling the right-hander out until at least July 17. May received a PRP shot in hopes of avoiding surgery. (Last updated: May 23)

RHP (left oblique strain)
Expected return:
Not until June
Pepiot is still experiencing soreness and is not throwing to hitters, according to manager Dave Roberts. Pepiot was transferred to the 60-day IL on April 21, sidelining him until at least the beginning of June. (Last updated: May 18)

RHP (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return: TBD
Nelson joined Triple-A Oklahoma City on April 25 to begin what will likely be a lengthy rehab assignment. It’s still unclear when Nelson could be ready for Major League action, but it’s a positive sign that he’ll be getting into game action down in the Minors. He was transferred to the 60-day IL on May 17. (Last updated: May 17)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: Possibly late 2023, but start of '24 more likely
Buehler threw a bullpen session at Dodger Stadium on May 16, marking another step in the right direction for the right-hander. Buehler acknowledged he’s still months away from a potential return, but he did admit he’s aiming for a Sept. 1 return, which would be roughly 12 months of rehab since undergoing surgery last season. Buehler, however, did say that his return this season would only happen if he feels healthy and believes he can contribute at a high level, especially as a starter.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Buehler’s aggressive timetable is due to his competitiveness, but the team won’t rush him back. While Buehler continues to make significant progress, he still faces a lengthy rehab before he becomes a viable option this season. (Last updated: May 16)

RHP (frayed labrum in right shoulder)
Expected return: Mid-to-late season
Reyes, who signed a one-year deal with a club option in early February, was transferred to the 60-day IL on April 16. (Last updated: April 16)

RHP (right shoulder)
Expected return: TBD
Treinen recently began a throwing program and is out to 130 feet. The right-hander dealt with recurring shoulder injuries last season, and while he made it back in time to pitch in the postseason, he opted to undergo surgery shortly after the World Series ended. Treinen hopes to pitch by the end of the 2023 season, but it’s still too early to tell if that’s possible or if the team will hold him out until the '24 season. (Last updated: April 12)

SS (torn right ACL)
Expected return: 2024
Lux underwent successful surgery on March 7 to repair a torn ACL and LCL in his right knee. The Dodgers shortstop will miss the 2023 season, but he's expected back by Spring Training in '24. (Last updated: March 30)

RHP J.P. Feyereisen (right shoulder surgery)
Expected return: Late August at the earliest
Feyereisen, who was acquired from the Rays on Dec. 14, underwent right shoulder surgery this offseason in a procedure that was described as a “general cleanup of the rotator cuff and labrum.” He won’t be able to pick up a baseball until April and he’ll be sidelined until at least the end of August. (Last updated: Dec. 14)