Injuries & Moves: Karinchak delayed by shoulder fatigue

February 15th, 2024

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Feb. 15: RHP dealing with right shoulder fatigue
Karinchak reported to camp with shoulder fatigue and will take a few days before beginning his throwing program.

INJURY UPDATES

RHP (right shoulder fatigue)
Expected return: Hopefully by end of Spring Training
Karinchak will be on a slower schedule than the rest of the pitchers and catchers who reported to camp on Feb. 13 due to fatigue in his throwing shoulder. He will not throw for the first few days of workouts, and the team hopes he can begin his throwing program shortly thereafter. (Last updated: Feb. 15)

INF (non-displaced right wrist fracture)
Expected return: 2024
Arias was hit by a pitch on his right wrist on Sept. 23 vs. Baltimore. But once he successfully passed all the training staff's tests on Sept. 26, he was given the green light to get back in the lineup. But in his first game back, he felt pain in his wrist on a swing and was removed from the game after his at-bat in the third inning. An MRI on Sept. 27 revealed a non-displaced fracture, and Arias was placed on the IL, ending his season. (Last updated: Sept. 27)

LHP (left shoulder inflammation)
Expected return
: 2024
The Guardians, who want to be extremely cautious with their three young starters, won't push any of them in the final week of the season. Allen was placed on the 15-day IL with shoulder inflammation to hopefully allow his arm to have extra recovery time going into the offseason. Allen ends his rookie year with a 3.81 ERA and 119 strikeouts in 125 1/3 innings (24 starts). (Last updated: Sept. 23)

RHP (right hip inflammation)
Expected return: 2024
Bibee was placed on the 15-day injured list on Sept. 18 after he left his start on Sept. 16 in the sixth inning due to right hip tightness. An MRI on Sept. 17 revealed right hip inflammation, and Bibee was shut down from throwing for five days, ending his season. The right-hander had a stellar rookie campaign, compiling a 2.98 ERA and 141 strikeouts over 142 innings.

Bibee joins Aaron Sele as the only two pitchers in AL/NL history to begin a career with 23 or more games of at least five innings pitched and three or fewer earned runs allowed within their first 25 career games.

"There is a lot to like [about Bibee]," former manager Terry Francona said. "The kid competes. He's learning to turn a lineup over, which you don't see a whole lot in today's game, especially with young guys. He pitches to the middle of the order. ... I think this kid's future is really, really bright." Bibee was transferred to the 60-day IL on Sept. 24. (Last updated: Sept. 24)