Feb 24: OF George Valera sidelined with left hamstring strain
Just before the Cactus League opener, Valera took a misstep during popup drills and strained his left hamstring. He'll likely be sidelined for a few weeks.
Feb. 15: RHP James Karinchak dealing with right shoulder fatigue
Karinchak reported to camp with shoulder fatigue and will take a few days before beginning his throwing program.
OF George Valera (left hamstring strain)
Expected return: TBD
After dealing with hamate and hamstring issues in 2023, the injury bug bit Valera once again. In the early days of camp before Cactus League games got underway, Valera took a misstep during popup drills and strained his left hamstring. The Guardians aren't sure of an exact timetable for his return just yet, but manager Stephan Vogt said it'll at least be a few weeks.
"I feel really bad for the kid," Vogt said. "Never want to hear that or see that. He won't be in games for a while." (Last updated: Feb. 24)
RHP James Karinchak (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)